Customers Leverage the Saba People Cloud to Collaborate Across their Extended Enterprises

Enterprises Adopt Saba’s Award-Winning People Cloud Applications to Mobilize Their People Networks for Increased Visibility, Speed and Agility.

Redwood Shores, CA, November 30, 2011 – Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, today announced that customers, including Allina Hospitals and Clinics, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and SMART Technologies, are adopting Saba People Cloud Applications to collaborate across their extended enterprises. Saba People Cloud Applications include Social Learning Management, Talent Management, Enterprise Social Networking and Real-Time Collaboration, all of which help organizations become more competitive through increased visibility, speed, and agility.

“Today's businesses are being driven to find ways to remain competitive and embrace social computing across their people networks as their workforce, suppliers, distributors, and customers become more globally dispersed,” said Bobby Yazdani, founder and CEO, Saba. “In response, we are helping organizations embrace this change and transform the way they collaborate and work. Our approach is working as more companies are adopting Saba People Cloud Applications across the extended enterprise to increase the speed of business, improve visibility, and become more adaptable.”

"There is a need in the marketplace for vendors to provide solutions with broad and deep learning management, talent management and social capabilities to support knowledge sharing and visibility across the entire people value chain. This evolved culture of knowledge sharing promotes learning and trust, and fosters agility and speed of business initiatives among employees, suppliers, customers and partners,” added Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research.

The success of Saba’s customers coincides with the rapid adoption of social computing, which is becoming critical to the modern day workplace. Forrester predicted in their report, “The Next Frontier for Enterprise Social” that by the end of this year more than half of enterprises in the US and Europe will have enterprise social technologies deployed.”

Customer Highlights

  • Allina Hospitals and Clinics: As the largest health system in Minnesota, Allina Hospitals and Clinics aims to connect both internal and external users to important organizational events and collaborative online classes. Through Allina’s learning management system (LMS), powered by Saba Learning Management and Saba Collaboration, 24,000 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers can set up and manage their own communities; participate in discussions; post and answer questions; and share in the collaborative creation of content, encouraging informal learning within the employee base.
  • IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group): IHG uses Saba applications to enable enterprise-wide success in employee learning and development. IHG’s global LMS is the system of record for employees to access standardized information worldwide at all IHG hotels. In addition, IHG’s e-learning, virtual instructor-led classroom, talent management and collaboration processes are all rooted in Saba applications, allowing IHG employees to work together across a number of regions and keep aligned with corporate messaging.
  • SMART Technologies: The Saba People Cloud has enabled SMART Technologies to provide expanded and enhanced training to a growing global community of 40,000 educators, businesspeople, sales partners and employees in the use of SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards and other technology-enabled learning and collaboration solutions. Each month, SMART Technologies receives 10,000 course registrations for its interactive, online learning courses. “With Saba People Cloud Applications, we can conduct needs assessments and direct users to recommended learning paths leading to credentials for educators, as well as certifications for business people,” said Wayne Williams, manager of learning systems for SMART Technologies.

About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) enables organizations to build a transformative workplace that leverages the advent of social networking in business and the ubiquity of mobile to empower an organization’s most mission-critical assets – its people. The company provides a set of people-centric enterprise solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Saba delivers cloud-based learning management, talent management, and social enterprise solutions to transform the way people work.

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. 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, 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.

Aly Kline, 650-581-2593
PR Associate

Source: Saba