Saba Launches Saba Partner Connect, an Expanded Global Alliances and Channels Program

Saba Partner Connections, Powered by Saba Live, Allows for Enterprise Networking of Alliance Partners with Saba Partner Team and Product Experts

BOSTON (November 01, 2010) –

People 2010

Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people systems provider, today announced an expanded global alliances and channels program, Saba Partner Connect, and the launch of the secure Saba Partner Connections portal.

News Facts

Saba Partner Connect is a comprehensive program designed to meet the critical needs and interests of companies that represent a breadth of categories including consulting, HR outsourcing, software, technology, and content. Designed to give companies the tools and training they need to be successful in providing excellence to Saba customers around the world, Saba Partner Connect now includes new benefits and features including collaborative development of business objectives, expanded enablement offerings, and technical value-add. The program also encompasses structured channel initiatives such as Saba’s partner go-to-market and development support, and now, Saba Partner Connections portal.

Saba Partner Connections is a comprehensive, value-add partner community based on Saba’s enterprise business networking solution, Saba Live. All information related to the Saba Partner Connect program, Saba products, training and certification, and sales and marketing tools can be found in Partner Connections. Launched in October, the portal already has over 200 registered partner users, and provides access to the Saba Partner team and product experts as well as discussion groups and feedback loops

Mercedes Ellison, SVP of global alliances and channels, Saba, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 100 Channel Executives by VAR Business Magazine. Ellison was also a recipient of the Power 50 Women in the Channel Award, the 5-Star Partner Program Award from VAR Business Magazine, as well as the prestigious Stevie Award in 2007. Ellison has held senior executive positions in alliances, business development, and sales with leading technology companies including BEA, Siebel Systems, Oracle, and Liberate.


“Being a Saba alliance partner made smart business sense. Saba is an industry leader with great global reach in the growing people systems market,” said Bill Finegan, Vice President of GP Knowledge Management Solutions. “In addition, they have a tremendous partner support ecosystem that helps us to succeed through comprehensive training, customizable sales tools, and a product suite that can be easily tailored or integrated to meet our customers’ needs.”

“In our field, we promote these collaboration and enterprise business networking tools to our people performance customers,” said Niklas Gunnebrant, CEO of Comenius, Sweden. “It’s very exciting to be able to participate in such a powerful collaboration platform ourselves. We are very impressed with the tools available to us through Saba Partner Connections on Saba Live, including the ability to post and rate content, the Innovation Lab for new ideas, and the social connection with other partners and Saba employees.”

“Saba’s alliance and channel partners are a key part of Saba’s growth strategy, and we have evolved the program to further enable our partners around the globe to fully leverage their relationship with Saba,” said Ellison. “We are committed to providing the enablement, marketing, and technical resources for Saba’s partners to better serve our joint customers, capitalize on growth opportunities, and facilitate delivery of value-added solutions to market.”

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About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) provides a new class of people systems that combine enterprise learning, people management and collaboration technologies. Today’s people-driven enterprises are using Saba’s solutions to mobilize and engage people around new strategies and initiatives, align and connect people to accelerate the flow of business, and cultivate, capture and share individual and collective knowhow to effectively compete and succeed.

Saba’s premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Saba’s solutions are available both on-premise and in the cloud, and are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships encompassing strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.

Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.

SABA, the Saba logo, Saba Centra, and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Jenny Lee, 650-581-2615 (Press)
Director of PR and AR
Stacy Mezzetta de Cossio, 650-581-2567 (Partner & Alliance)
Sr. Director, Global Alliances and Channels Marketing

Source: Saba

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