HRchitect Tech Vendor News:Skillsoft 2014 Impact Analysis Reveals Insights into the Value of Learning

July 14, 2014

Findings detail the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations’ learning programs

NASHUA, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skillsoft today announced the findings of its bi-annual Impact Analysis survey that measures the value of organizations’ learning investments. The Impact Analysis is a low-burden, estimate-based, rapid analysis designed to collect data related to three key areas for learning programs: operational efficiency, content effectiveness and business outcomes. The process delivers both quantitative and qualitative insights into the effectiveness of learning programs and provides a baseline from which to evaluate their impact moving forward. A core service available to existing Skillsoft customers, the Impact Analysis fills a critical evaluation gap for many organizations worldwide.

The comprehensive findings from the meta-analysis reflect 58,800 individual end users from across the world. The latest round of research, conducted over a 24-month period spanning 2012 and 2013, offers fresh perspective on end users’ experiences with Skillsoft learning solutions:

  • Learners cited better work quality and increased employee satisfaction as the leading outcomes of applying what they learned.
  • Learners achieved an average improvement in skill of 17 percent, which aligned to an average 44 percent of employees’ current job roles.
  • Learners indicated career development and continued professional development as the top motivations for engaging with the learning program.

“It’s important for learning programs to be properly monitored and measured to ensure they are aligned with employees’ needs, organizations’ business goals and their original objectives,” said Wendy Duffy, Senior Director, Consulting Services, North America. “Many learning and development teams are already stretched and likely do not have the resources to dedicate to the evaluation of their learning investments. The Impact Analysis gives them a great baseline for thinking about their programs in context of many others like them. It also helps teams package the insights for key stakeholders who are invested in the programs’ success.”

The Impact Analysis findings allow learning and development (L&D) teams to quickly and easily evaluate their current programs, to communicate outcomes internally to other stakeholders, and to create an action plan for achieving even more value in the future. Following the initial analysis, Skillsoft Learning Consultants work with L&D teams to identify the strengths and opportunities for improvement in terms of engagement, alignment, adoption and value, which Skillsoft has identified as the four building blocks of a healthy learning program.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: SUMTOTAL REVEALS INDUSTRY EXPERT SPEAKERS FOR 10th ANNUAL GLOBAL USER CONFERENCE: TOTALCONNECTION 2014

June 26, 2014

Gainesville, Fla.–  June 26, 2014 – SumTotal® Systems, LLC,  the largest independent provider of learning and HR solutions, today announced open registration for TotalConnection 2014, the company’s  10th annual global customer conference to be held October 27-30 at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach.

Hundreds of the world’s biggest brands will converge at TotalConnection 2014 to discuss current workplace trends and the realities, innovations and best practices that are shaping today’s talent management strategies.  TotalConnection 2014 will feature keynotes by industry experts, customer-delivered case studies, as well as interactive breakout sessions and hands-on workshops.  General session highlights include:

  • Peter Cappelli, Wharton Management Professor and author of “Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs,” will deliver the opening keynote on Tuesday. Cappelli is an expert on HR management and has studied and written extensively about the skills gap debate, big data in HR and Millenials in the workplace. His insights on the workforce have been featured in leading business publications, including Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.
  • Dave Barry, syndicated humor columnist, will entertain attendees with his humorous take on HR for the keynote on Wednesday afternoon. Dubbed by the New York Times as “The Funniest Man in America,” his Pulitzer Prize-winning articles appear in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad.
  • Fistful of Talent think-tank members Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett, Steve Boese and Laurie Ruettimann will wrap up the conference, hosting an interactive a panel discussion on “The 5 Heroes You Need in Your HR Department.”  The Fistful of Talent minds will bring a fresh perspective on the industry coming from a Workforce magazine blog “without all the boring HR stuff like legal issues and employee relations tactics – just the sexy stuff.”

“We have an amazing customer base with diverse areas of expertise – from talent and learning management to payroll and expense,” said John Huber, SumTotal vice president of customer success. “This event provides a great opportunity for SumTotal customers and industry experts to share next-generation ideas to work toward a common goal: empower employees and transform the workforce for business success.”

This year’s TotalConnection theme is ‘Talent is Boundless: Transform Your Workforce.’ During the three-day event SumTotal will unveil significant HR technology breakthroughs and tactics that provide organizations with a blueprint to drive cutting-edge HR practices, including pervasively delivering contextual learning and information to employees and using big data to drive HR decisions.

SumTotal will announce its Innovation Award winners, honoring customer innovation and success, during the Customer Appreciation Gala dinner. Nominations for the 2014 award are currently being accepted on the TotalConnection website. Past recipients have been honored for using their HR to overcome business challenges like the complexities of compliance,  improving workforce efficiency and building a holistic view of employees by using SumTotal’s elixHR™.

Conference registration will be open online until October 24. To learn more about the event, visit the www.sumtotalsystems.com/totalconnection. Follow us on Twitter @sumtotalsystems and join the conversation using #SumTotalTC14.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Skillsoft and IBM Research Collaborate to Harness Big Data in Enterprise Learning

February 18, 2014

Big data to drive next generation adaptive learning and integrated development for improved user engagement and learning outcomes

NASHUA, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skillsoft today announced a multi-phase joint development agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to leverage the power of big data in enterprise learning. The goal of this collaboration is the development of an enhanced adaptive learning experience for users with a focus on productive data-driven learning outcomes. By combining IBM Research’s unrivaled big data and customer experience analytics capabilities with content interaction data from Skillsoft’s 50,000+ learning assets, new methods of creating and assessing optimal learning experiences at an individual level are possible.

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. As the data analytics market continues to experience exponential growth, companies seek new ways to maximize performance using big data technology and analysis. In 2013, Gartner reported that 64 percent of organizations invested or planned to invest in big data technology, a continual increase from previous years. The corporate learning market provides an ideal application area for big data analytics. As organizations continue to offer more online learning to their employees, they need to analyze which learning experiences are the most productive and apply that knowledge to continually improve business outcomes. This combination of business need, data and technology presents an industry landscape that is ripe for capitalizing on the full value of what big data and analytics can bring.

“Big data has the opportunity to transform corporate learning outcomes,” said Anshul Sheopuri, Manager and IBM Master Inventor, IBM Research. “We are pleased to work with Skillsoft to create new enterprise learning-based big data techniques that will drive personalized user interaction resulting in improved engagement. Our initial findings show insights that can make the learning experience customized to users’ preferences and drive next generation adaptive learning and integrated development.”

The first phase of the initiative not only identified the key drivers of engagement but also demonstrated their connection to improved learning outcomes for users as well as significant business benefits to Skillsoft. In the second phase, the focus is on realizing these outcomes by piloting and then deploying the big data models that are being developed.

“We are thrilled to explore new ways of leveraging data to boost learning outcomes,” said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, Skillsoft. “With IBM’s research scientists and technology, we now have the ability to holistically look at content interaction data and understand trends in user interactions and drivers of engagement. Together, we look forward to further harnessing the power of big data to define a more personalized, adaptive enterprise learning experience.”

The first phase of the research initiative is complete. Skillsoft and IBM will release future insights of data analysis and relevant findings as the agreement progresses.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Skillsoft-Sponsored Research Finds Majority of Leadership Development Programs Ineffective

November 27, 2013

New study from Brandon Hall Group highlights common pain points and keys to effective strategy

NASHUA, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skillsoft today announced the availability of a new Leadership Development Benchmarking Survey conducted by Brandon Hall Group, a leading global research and analyst firm. The survey reveals that the majority of organizations feel that their leadership development programs are falling short, with 75% ranking them as not very effective. The research also identifies the key advantages organizations ascribe to effective leadership development programs, including cost savings and key performance indicator (KPI) improvements, all supported by data related to strategy, training budget and program longevity. Skillsoft sponsored this exclusive research to provide the industry a better understanding of leadership development in organizations today. Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

The report, “Leadership: The State of Development Programs,” authored by Brandon Hall Group’s Laci Loew, principal analyst and talent management practice leader, and David Wentworth, senior learning analyst, discusses the changing nature of today’s leadership development programs. Based on in depth analysis of a broad spectrum real world data, the report offers strategic guidance to consider when evaluating next steps in refining a leadership development strategy or program. A complimentary download of the report is available online here.

“More and more organizations are facing a retirement boom, which will eliminate established intellectual capital and create a demand for new talent that possesses leadership skills,” said Laci Loew, Principal Analyst and Talent Management Practice Leader, Brandon Hall Group. “Our research shows that organizations are falling woefully short with their strategic leadership development programs, which will inevitably result in frustration and dissatisfaction amongst all employees and damage organizations’ ability to grow and compete. This is a wakeup call for organizations to invest in their leadership development programs now to address this widening leadership skills gap before it causes lasting damage.”

Brandon Hall Group’s research shows that organizations are dramatically more satisfied with their leadership development programs when a specific leadership development strategy is in place, spending on leadership development in the training budget is higher, and the leadership development programs have been in existence for five years or longer. Key findings from the 2013 Leadership Development survey cited in the report include:

  • About 75% of organizations surveyed said their leadership development program was not very effective.
  • Those organizations that did rate their leadership development programs very or extremely effective spent, on average, 60% more on leadership development than did organizations with programs rated slightly effective or not at all effective.
  • Half of organizations have seen the leadership development budget remain stagnant and 20% have seen decreases. Yet those that have increased the budget are 65% more likely to have very effective or extremely effective programs.
  • Nearly 63% of companies with formal leadership development strategies reported that the majority of their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) had improved – 76% better than organizations with no strategy and no strategic plans in development.

“Our experience with organizations of all sizes across many industries consistently shows the need to establish formal, strategic leadership development programs. This research from Brandon Hall Group confirms this need and shows how the organizations that do embrace leadership development will have a leg up on their competition today and down the road,” said John Ambrose, senior vice president, strategy, corporate development and emerging business, Skillsoft. “We are proud to sponsor this revealing research from Brandon Hall Group and look forward to continuing to support organizations as they establish and grow leadership development programs that meet business goals and lay the groundwork for future talent successes. This research is an excellent tool for guidance through this process.”

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: PATTERSON COMPANIES CHOOSES SUMTOTAL TO DEVELOP EMPLOYEES WITH SOCIAL AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

November 6, 2013

Industry-leading Specialty Distributor for Dental, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Markets Uses SumTotal Talent Expansion™ Applications to Keep Pace with Business Growth

Gainesville, Fla.– Oct. 21, 2013 – SumTotal® Systems, LLC,  the largest independent provider of integrated HR solutions, today announced that Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO), an industry-leading specialty distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets, has selected SumTotal Talent Expansion applications to expand its mobile and social learning capabilities.

Patterson Companies, which is listed among Forbes’ Most Trustworthy Companies, delivers its services and products to companies around the globe with more than 7,000 employees in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France and China.

Patterson Companies’ Vice President of Human Resources Jerry Thygesen said HR technology is a central part of the company’s strategic objectives by ensuring current employees and the next generation of leaders get the information and learning opportunities they need to excel in their careers and drive business growth.

“We are committed to talent excellence. That commitment goes beyond initially hiring employees and extends to how we can help them grow, develop and progress within the company,” Thygesen said. “Part of meeting that challenge means addressing mobile learning for our very decentralized workforce and providing social capabilities to weave informal learning into our programs and address how many employees prefer to get information. SumTotal’s solutions will help us meet all of these needs.”

Thygesen said an interactive, intuitive user interface, robust reporting capabilities and plans to extend the company’s talent management programs made SumTotal the best match.

“Innovative organizations, like Patterson Companies, recognize that getting the most out of their people means providing them with the tools they need to do their jobs better, while they are doing them, by pervasively delivering content in context,” said Holly Rollo, SumTotal chief marketing officer. “We are excited to collaborate with Paterson Companies to provide them with solutions to meet their business goals today and into the future.”

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Technomedia Named a Top 20 Learning Portal Company of 2013 by TrainingIndustry.com

October 28, 2013

Company’s Comprehensive Learning and Development Solution Recognized for Innovation, Breadth of Functionality and Geographic Reach

NEW YORK, NY – October 17, 2013Technomedia, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, announced today that it has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2013 by TrainingIndustry.com for the second consecutive year. The company was selected due to the strength of its Learning and Development solution, which provides organizations with the essential tools to manage, deliver and track their learning success.

Built upon the company’s pioneering technology and best-practice approach, Technomedia’s Learning and Development module enables companies to achieve improved employee engagement and retention by capturing the right intelligence to align their talent management strategy with corporate goals and business performance. As part of a unified talent management suite, the solution can be integrated with the company’s Performance module, enabling customers to collect valuable employee data to develop effective learning programs that run parallel to organizational needs. A fully scalable and configurable solution, Technomedia’s Learning and Development platform is also SCORM-certified, ensuring users benefit from the highest standards for learning management systems.

In selecting the companies for its annual list, TrainingIndustry.com evaluated learning solution providers based on the breadth of functionality and capabilities they deliver, commitment to the corporate training industry, number and strength of clients, geographic reach, company size and growth potential, and the visibility, innovation and impact they have on the industry. Technomedia was selected for the robust features of its Learning and Development solution that enable organizations to design, assemble, manage and deliver their learning content, while allowing employees to identify their career objectives and develop their individual learning paths.

“Our Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list represents the companies that support the administration and delivery of learning content. These innovative companies integrate an array of technologies into their portals to support engagement, and bring a deep set of industry experience,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Training Industry, Inc.

“An effective learning strategy is one that enables employees to take their career development into their own hands and leverages their feedback as well as that of their peers and colleagues for continuous improvement.” said Shawna Berthold, vice president of Marketing for Technomedia. “Technomedia’s goal has been to provide organizations with comprehensive, personalized solutions that enable them to tap into their organizations’ full talent potential. We are delighted that our strength in the learning space has been recognized once again by TrainingIndustry.com with our inclusion in the Top 20 Learning Portal Companies list.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Lumesse Launches Accelerator to Speed up Productivity and Engagement With New Hires

October 14, 2013

Ideal for HR, Recruiters, Learning and Development Pros Looking to Streamline, Enhance Onboarding, New Employee Engagement Strategies

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 7, 2013 - Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, today announced here at HR Technology Conference the availability of Accelerator, a new package that combines the power of Onboarding, Learning and Social — all available on its TalentLink platform. This offering will empower organizations to fast-track time to productivity and drive new hire engagement. Accelerator is ideal for HR, recruiters and learning and development professionals looking to streamline and enhance their onboarding and new employee engagement strategies.

According to research from the Aberdeen Group, 34% of companies still conduct onboarding on paper. In addition, the Wynhurst Group found that 20% of employees leave new jobs within the first 45 days. As such, organizations are losing out on talent they worked hard to recruit, as well as wasting valuable time and money on staff turnover (turnover costs are often estimated to be 100% – 300% of the base salary for the replaced employee) as a result of not engaging effectively with their new recruits before day one.

In some cases, particularly within certain industries, there are particularly long periods between notice and start-date. It is therefore critical to ensure that new hire feels engaged with the company to avoid losing them before they have even started. Accelerator ensures that the new hire’s time to productivity is increased, knowledge gaps are closed as quickly as possible and HR and recruiters can engage with new onboardees ahead of joining the organization.

Lumesse’s new Accelerator package is designed to address the challenge of onboarding from three key perspectives:

 

  • An intuitive, easy to use and highly engaging employee-facing portal that enables recruiters to connect and socialize with new hires before they even set foot in the office. As well as creating their own unique social profile on this portal, new hires are able to search the company directory and begin to engage with peers and the company culture as soon as they accept their new position.
  • New personnel can fill in and upload all necessary paperwork online for compliance, saving the HR team time and money in administrative tasks, printing and mailing costs.
  • The learning and development team can empower the new hire with knowledge in the form of training documents, videos, SCORM compliant courses and background material tailored to the specific employee profile.

While new hires access Accelerator through an engaging social portal, HR and recruitment staffs have full control of the back end with a flexible CMS-based system. This allows them to define onboarding pages with rich media, select an individual’s onboarding team and set roles and responsibilities, and utilize a workflow engine for automated routing and handling of pre-employment tasks such as form-filling and training. Designed in HTML 5, the portal is optimized for mobile viewing on smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks for new hires on the move, particularly important for those still employed elsewhere who are looking to conduct their initial learning for a new role while on the move or commuting.

Neal Bruce, director of Product Strategy at Lumesse, said, “Today’s skilled candidates have high expectations; and to engage the top talent, organizations need to showcase their values, culture and knowledge as early in the recruitment process as possible. Following this initial engagement with new hires, it is important to maintain a strong relationship over the period of time between acceptance of offer, through notice period and well into the first months of employment. The new Accelerator package enables organizations to do this on a platform that is intuitive, familiar and easily accessible, enabling employees to spend more time getting settled in their new job and less time learning new systems.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: SUMTOTAL RECEIVES FOUR BEST OF ELEARNING! 2013 AWARDS

September 17, 2013

SumTotal Wins Best of Elearning Awards for Best Enterprise Learning System, Best HR Solution, Best E-learning Development Tool and Best Simulation Tool Categories

 

Gainesville, Fla.– September  5,  2013 –SumTotal® Systems, LLC,  the largest independent provider of integrated HR solutions, today announced that Elearning! readers have selected SumTotal Learn as the Best Enterprise Learning System and SumTotal Work as the Best HR solution at the ninth annual Best of Elearning! Awards, the exclusive readers’ choice awards program for learning and workforce technology and services.  SumTotal ToolBook was honored in two categories, Best E-learning Development Tool and Best Simulation Tool. This marks the fourth consecutive year that SumTotal customers have honored the company with Best of Elearning! Awards. In 2012, SumTotal won for Best Enterprise Learning Management System, Best Talent Management System and Best Learning Content Management System.

“Being recognized by our customers and Elearning! readers is a tremendous honor for us and reflects our commitment to making customers successful by delivering solutions that drive value across the organization,” said Holly Rollo, Chief Marketing Officer at SumTotal Systems. “With a long and strong heritage in learning and talent management, we know that customers need and want practical innovation. That means understanding our customers’ business and HR goals and delivering intelligent solutions that make sense for them, rather than forcing them to adapt to vendor-defined, one-size-fits-all technology solutions.”

Indeed, voters who selected SumTotal Work as this year’s Best HR Technology winner solution commented, “It has enabled us to better manage our workforce, reduce costs and empower employees to be more productive.”

“There is no greater honor than to be recognized by learning professionals as a best-in-class solution provider, and SumTotal Systems was honored with four awards this year,” said Jerry Roche, editorial director, Elearning! Media Group. “The Best of Elearning! Awards are a key resource for those specifying solutions, and when it comes to enterprise learning management and HR technology solutions, SumTotal Learn and SumTotal Work are the solutions voters most recommend.”

Elearning! Awards are presented annually by Elearning! Media Group, the industry voice of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market.  Recipients are nominated and voted on by Elearning! readers, practitioners and community members from both the private and public sector via online ballot. 

As an award winner, SumTotal will be featured in the 2013 Best of Elearning! Awards issues of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines in December. Readers will be able to learn more about SumTotal’s Talent Expansion™ solutions and hear how customers are leveraging SumTotal solutions to maximize organizational performance. The awards issue will be available online in December at www.2elearning.com.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Jonathan Russell Appointed HealthcareSource Senior Vice President for Client Services

August 11, 2013

Proven client services executive assumes expanded role to provide leadership across the company

Woburn, MA – July 23, 2013 – HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Jonathan Russell has been promoted to Senior Vice President for Client Services. In this role, Jon is responsible for providing overall leadership across all of the company’s services and support operations, including teams based out of Woburn, MA, Knoxville, TN, and Grand Rapids, MI.

A co-founder of NetLearning, which was acquired by HealthcareSource in December 2012, Jon most recently served as the company’s Vice President of Client Services. He spent the previous eight years as NetLearning’s Director of Operations, where he was responsible for leadership and management of all customer facing operations, delivery and support of NetLearning software solutions to healthcare providers. Prior to that role, Jon was NetLearning’s Chief Financial Officer from the company’s incorporation in 1997 until the business was sold to Thompson Learning in 2004. Jon has also held accounting positions at Ernst & Young.

Appointing Jon to this role further signifies the successful integration of NetLearning and HealthcareSource. The combined company’s dedication to serving the needs of healthcare organizations will continue to be a strong focus as the client services organization evolves under centralized leadership.

“Jon brings to the job a passion for client service, deep understanding of our market, financial and operational acumen, and a proven track record in business,” said Peter Segall, president and CEO of HealthcareSource. “He embodies the HealthcareSource philosophy of client satisfaction and the impact talent acquisition, retention and learning has on the patient and resident experience. I’m excited to have him on the executive team.”

Jon has an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from Auburn University. He resides outside of Knoxville, TN.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Saba’s Next-Generation Talent Management Platform Gets Even Smarter with Machine Learning

July 19, 2013

Company Continues Bold Innovation in Social, Mobile, Learning and User Engagement to Transform Talent Management – Adoption of Saba Cloud Grows to More Than 11.1 Million Cloud Subscribers

 

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – July 17, 2013 – Saba (OTCPink: SABA), a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for talent management, today announced that it has built patent pending machine learning technology into its open, standards-based talent management platform. This bold innovation adds to the company’s advanced cloud platform that was announced this past March at People 2013, Saba’s annual global user conference. In addition, the company has continued to enhance end user engagement and several other key features of its platform, including social, mobile and core learning functionalities. All these enhancements are critical for transforming learning and talent management processes and helping organizations to meet the challenges in today’s New World of Work.

Constructed from the ground up, Saba’s platform incorporates enterprise social networking technology and big data. Machine learning is a set of intelligent algorithms built on top of the big data platform to understand user preferences, likes and aspirations and then guide each person with a relevant and personalized development path. With this type of intelligence built into the platform, Saba Cloud can continuously learn about the needs of end users and automatically provide intelligent recommendations about the people, content and ideas that help employees be more productive on the job and effectively develop in their careers. Saba’s intelligent platform also takes the end user experience to the next level by constantly providing users with the most relevant and useful content automatically, without having to search for it.

“We continue to deliver innovation in our Saba Cloud platform to enhance what we believe is the most scalable, secure and intelligent in the industry,” said Shawn Farshchi, interim CEO at Saba. “Our more than 11.1 million cloud-based users, across the globe, are benefitting from Saba’s approach to talent management, one that focuses on people development and empowerment in the new world of work.”

In addition to the intelligent machine learning, Saba also has made innovative enhancements in several other areas of its people development platform, including:

•             Social: The Saba Cloud platform now provides clients with the ability to transform traditional talent management processes with social and collaboration technology at their own pace. Through a simple administrative control, clients can turn their social features on and off with a flip of a switch to fit their business needs. Saba has enhanced the ability for experts, throughout the organization, to create and contribute content via robust idea labs, and streamlined document and link sharing. The user additionally has the ability to record videos using high-definition video and audio and then share that content through video channels with a single click.

•             Mobile: Saba Cloud’s mobile offering, one of the most secure and comprehensive available, supports iOS and Android operating systems that together address over 80 percent of all mobile devices. Saba Cloud’s updated mobile capabilities include the ability to access virtual classroom sessions and meetings through secure single sign-on, the ability to complete and track learning activities including on-the-job training, connect with co-workers, collaborate in groups, participate in discussions, and also provide social rewards and feedback. An important security feature, users have the ability to automatically wipe sensitive corporate training data from mobile devices automatically after a configurable period of time.

•             Learning: All Saba Cloud capabilities have learning at their core. Saba has a single unified platform with built-in social, mobile and collaboration technologies combined with learning. As a result, the company has some of the most robust solutions for all types of learning including traditional, mobile, social and unified virtual classroom. Saba also recently introduced new e-commerce capabilities to support for-profit training for extended enterprise ecosystems of customers and partners.

•             Engaging: Saba Cloud is designed for end users. Saba’s people-centric design provides a personalized, relevant and engaging user experience for managers and employees with built-in social rewards and feedback such as badges, impressions, PQ scores, sentiment analysis, and much more. This ensures employees are not only engaged with the Saba Cloud solution, but also with each other. Couple this with its elegant, simple and easy-to-use user interface, and Saba Cloud helps employees, managers and administrators achieve their corporate and personal workplace goals.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Saba Products are Finalists in The Best of Elearning! Awards

June 4, 2013

Saba Products Named Finalists in The Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards

Company Recognized in the Best LMS and Virtual Classroom Categories

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – May 23, 2013 – Saba (OTCPink: SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, announced today that two of the company’s leading products have been selected as finalists for The Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards. Saba Learning@Work and Saba Classroom were recognized in the learning management system (LMS) and virtual classroom categories, respectively. Winners will be named on Aug. 26 at the California HR Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Saba Learning@Work is a robust LMS solution that supports business learning processes by managing risk through better compliance, driving learning throughout the extended value chain, developing critical skills and consolidating multiple learning systems. Essential for the new world of work, Saba has built in advanced social, mobile and collaboration capabilities to help modernize learning processes, drive better learning agility and give learners the learning they need, when they need it.

The Saba Real-Time Collaboration platform, which includes Saba Classroom, delivers cost-effective online meetings, an interactive virtual classroom, and engaging webinars. With simple creation, management and delivery of virtual classroom content, top-quality recordings and one-click accessibility from users’ work environments, Saba drives higher user adoption and knowledge transfer across the global ecosystem of employees, customers, partners and suppliers. Through a native application, users can access live training sessions and recordings on the go through one mobile application via Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

“To be recognized as a finalist for The Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards in the categories of learning management system and virtual classroom is an honor. That the nominations are from the user community make it that much more special,” said Emily He, senior vice president, marketing at Saba. “The Saba team is continually innovating and evolving our next-generation cloud products to help our customers transform the way they work. These nominations validate that the end-user community recognizes the value we deliver.”

The Best of eLearning! 2013 Awards is the exclusive users’ and readers’ choice awards program for e-learning products and services. More than 3,800 readers and professionals, from both the private and public sector, cast nominations for the industry’s top solutions across 25 product categories. The program formalizes this process by publishing the recommendations of e-learning users and honoring best-in-class solutions.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Peoplefluent Updates Talent Management Solutions

May 30, 2013

Peoplefluent Updates Talent Management Solutions to Enable Strategic Workforce Development Planning and More Effectively Engage Employees.

Enhanced Integration between Talent Management and Learning Solutions Strengthens Talent Development and Training Programs; New Workforce Communications Features Help Inform Workforce Decisions

WALTHAM, Mass. – May 28, 2013– Peoplefluent®, a leading social human capital management technology company, today announced enhancements to Peoplefluent Talent Management, core solutions within its Social HCM Software Platform. Among new features, Peoplefluent Talent Management now more tightly integrates with Peoplefluent Learning Management, enabling human resource (HR) professionals to make better informed talent development and training program decisions. The company also enhanced its Workforce Communications solution with new user experience features to better deliver rich content to managers and employees about benefits, policies and life events

Among workforce management challenges, HR professionals and executives across industries struggle to develop leaders and then retain their essential skills via engagement and career opportunities. As such, the HR industry has seen a resurgence in learning programs (particularly in the form of on-time learning opportunities) as companies opt to train existing talent on emerging skills to foster a highly productive workforce while contributing to sustainable talent development. By integrating talent management functions – performance management, career planning, leadership talent reviews and succession planning – with learning management solutions, Peoplefluent gives HR professionals the tools to:

• Gain deeper insight into the skill gaps that could exist within an organization;

• Focus learning investments on the roles and in-demand skills to build bench strength in anticipation of demand;

• Identify the employees best suited to fill skill gaps and tie employee development with skill development, and;

• Develop customized learning programs to propel employees and the organization to succeed.

In addition to alignment of the user experience and interface, Peoplefluent’s Learning and Talent Management solutions now feature a synchronized Talent Management Development Plan, delivering single-click access for HR professionals to add, register and launch content, view competency gaps and review messages from either solution. The Talent Management Dashboard also includes learning-related tasks along with existing Compensation, Performance, Recruiting and career development tasks.

Tighter integration between Peoplefluent Talent Management and Peoplefluent Learning follows news from Peoplefluent noting Bedford Funding’s acquisition of KZO Innovations, an on-demand video technology provider. HR managers can expect further enhancements to Peoplefluent communications, collaboration and learning offerings with premier collaborative video technology.

“Providing employees ready access to training options as part of the career planning process is an effective tool HR professionals can use to simultaneously engage employees and diminish skill gaps,” said Jim Bowley, vice president, product management, Peoplefluent. “Tools like video collaboration enable HR to communicate the benefits of employment at their organization while driving employee and manager knowledge of the latest tools available to help guide their professional growth and success.”

Effective communication and employee engagement is also critical to employee satisfaction and retention. Peoplefluent Workforce Communications now features enhancements to presentation, functionality and navigation to more effectively communicate the full value of employment and help employees and managers make informed decisions. New functionality includes:

• Total Rewards Statement module: Provides employees with a more dynamic look at total rewards delivered by the employers with navigational enhancements and graphic displays to encourage employees to more carefully review and fully understand benefits.

• Integrations with Google Analytics: Shows analytics based on employers’ and managers’ interests, including the pages they visit and search queries they use most frequently.

• Decision Tree capability: Provides functionality to walk employees and managers through a reactive decision process for more complex HR decisions.

• New content modules: New content modules’ added on dependent eligibility and social media policies provide additional HR information to employees to streamline HR processes.

• Legislative Updates: As always, the release includes legislative content updates for the existing plan and policy content library.

The latest versions of Peoplefluent Talent Management, Peoplefluent Learning and Peoplefluent Workforce Communications are now available. For more information, please visit: http://www.peoplefluent.com/solutions/overview.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Technology Vendor News: Saba Appoints Mark Robinson as Chief Financial Officer

May 16, 2013

Proven Executive to Leverage Experience in Building Businesses for Growth and Success

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – May 7, 2013 – Saba (OTC Pink: SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, announced today the appointment of Mark W. Robinson as Chief Financial Officer. Saba anticipates that Mr. Robinson will assume his new position with the Company on or prior to June 3, 2013. In this role, Mr. Robinson will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Robinson brings to Saba 25 years of executive leadership experience in building a range of technology companies. He joins Saba after spending nearly five years with Calypso Technology, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer for this multinational software and professional services company. Prior to joining Calypso Technology, Inc., he served as Chief Financial Officer of Discus Dental, a manufacturer of consumer goods and medical devices. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Q Comm International, a leader in prepaid telecommunication products. He also served in several other management roles at companies including Prometrix/KLA-Tencor and Hewlett Packard Corporation.

“Mark brings deep experience from technology companies and important leadership skills that will help drive the planning and execution of our immediate and long-term financial strategies,” said Shawn Farshchi, interim Chief Executive Officer of Saba. “He is joining at a pivotal point in our evolution. His experience will prove invaluable as we aim to expand our reach into new markets and penetrate key segments.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Robinson said, “This is an exciting time to be joining Saba. The company is executing on its cloud product strategy for next-generation talent management solutions, is led by a talented team and is positioned to address very attractive markets. I am energized by the challenge and look forward to contributing to the company’s success.”

Mr. Robinson earned his M.B.A. and B.S. in Finance & Marketing from The University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

About Saba

Saba (OTC Pink: SABA) enables global 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 learningperformanceplanning and collaboration solutions to transform the way people work.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM)Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect’s HRtechnology Vendor News: Oracle Releases Oracle Learn Cloud 13A

April 4, 2013

 If you are looking for a new Human Capital Management (HCM) System, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 16 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR, Talent Management and Workforce Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Advanced Global Functionality and Usability Enhancements Provide Richer Learning Experience for Oracle Learn Customers

News Facts

To help organizations develop a high-performance and aligned global workforce, Oracle has introduced Oracle Learn Cloud 13A.
The latest version of the learning management system (LMS) expands its global reach with additional time zones, languages and date format preferences, along with usability updates to help increase adoption and convenience.
Part of the Oracle Cloud, Oracle Learn Cloud is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, managing and reporting on all types of formal and informal training. Using a single platform to access online, virtual and on-the-job training, organizations can design tailored user experiences through highly configurable learning portals with a unique user interface to manage learning globally.

User-Friendly Enhancements Drive Global Consistency and Efficiency in Learning

Educating and training employees in compliance with company and other federal regulations is crucial for legal purposes. Yet managing learning across geographies and regions can be challenging, particularly when accounting for regional differences in languages, work days, and work weeks.
With updates to usability and global preferences, Oracle Learn Cloud 13A paves the way for a richer learning experience that accelerates learner adoption to enhance performance and streamline the learning process.
New functionality provides customers with more global options, flexibility and consistency using one single learning system:

o With expanded options for time and date formats, including 36 new time zones, administrators and learners around the world can create and view courses in their local time zones regardless of where they are located. Users can also set their own start day of a work week to avoid schedule conflicts. For example, if you are located in the US and want to schedule a course in China, your learners can attend the same course from China without disruption.

o Oracle Learn Cloud is now available in 19 languages, including Polish, Dutch and Danish, which were added to this release.

Redesigned interfaces for users and administrators to enrich the user experience, including a tabbed interface that allows administrators to more easily discover content and training opportunities.

Supporting Quote

“Learning is critical to aligning an increasingly global workforce, though organizations must understand there isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to training,” said Jim Obsitnik, group vice president and general manager, Oracle Learn Cloud. “Oracle Learn Cloud incorporates new enhancements to support learning on a global scale, helping organizations achieve maximum efficiency through a centralized cloud-based learning management system that delivers unique, tailored user experiences to maximize learner adoption.”
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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Saba Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Results…from Saba

September 25, 2010

 

Subscription Revenue Increased 7% Year-Over-Year to $14.9 Million – First Quarter Total Revenues of $26.8 Million, Up 4% Year-Over-Year

HRchitect featured Saba in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Saba participated in the Learning Management Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. A.G. Lambert, the VP of Marketing with Saba appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 14, 2009.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is here to help!

Saba, the premier provider of people systems, today reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2010.

“The first quarter increase in total revenues reflects solid growth in our subscription and professional services revenues,” said Bobby Yazdani, Chairman and CEO of Saba. “Customers’ buying preferences in the quarter validated their enthusiasm for our advanced SaaS offerings and yielded an approximately three-fold increase in the annual contract value of new SaaS bookings over the same period last year.”

First Fiscal Quarter 2011 Results

Revenue. For the first quarter ended August 31, 2010, total revenues increased 3.9% to $26.8 million from $25.8 million in the same period of the prior year. Subscription revenue was $14.9 million, an increase of 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. License revenue was $4.5 million, a decline of 22.1% on a year-over-year basis. Professional services revenue was $7.5 million, an increase of 22.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Gross Margin. Gross margin was 63.1% in the first quarter compared to 64.7% in the same period of the prior year. The gross margin reflects higher levels of subscription revenue and professional service revenue relative to license revenue.

Earnings per Share. First quarter GAAP net loss per share of $0.06 compares to fully diluted earnings per share of $0.03 in the same period of the prior year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings in the first quarter of breakeven compares to $0.07 per share in the first quarter of the prior year.

Non-GAAP results are computed by adjusting GAAP results to exclude the impact of certain items including (i) non-cash amortization of intangibles, (ii) non-cash charges related to share-based compensation expenses, and (iii) restructuring costs. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included in the financial statements accompanying this press release.

Cash. Cash generated from operations in the first quarter increased to $1.4 million from $0.7 million in the same period of the prior year. Total cash and cash equivalents at the end of the first quarter were $33.2 million, an increase of 53.8% from the end of the first quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Deferred Revenue. Deferred revenue at the end of the first fiscal quarter was $34.4 million, an increase of 11.6% from the end of the first quarter in the prior fiscal year.

Customers. Saba added 30 new customers during the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Share Repurchase Program. In March 2010, Saba announced that its Board of Directors authorized the use of up to $5.0 million in the aggregate for the repurchase of shares of the company’s common stock. Under the share repurchase program, Saba repurchased 150,000 shares during the fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2010 and had $4.2 million available for future repurchases.

First Quarter Highlights

During the first quarter, Saba signed 30 new customers worldwide, including Cummins, Halliburton, France Telecome Espana Sa, Isuzu Australia, ITC Hotels, New Balance Athletic Shoe and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Saba also expanded existing relationships with a number of organizations worldwide, including: Baker Hughes, Bank of Tokyo, Hartford Financial Services, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Sydney Water, Six Continents Hotels, Saudi Aramco, and Solutia.

In addition, key announcements by Saba since the beginning of the first quarter include:

– Saba announced the general availability of Saba Live, its next-generation cloud-based enterprise business networking solution. Saba Live includes powerful Web 2.0 social tools integrated with Saba Centra Web Conferencing for real time collaboration. Saba Live provides users with rich personal profiles, competency-driven expertise, blended learning, secure groups and workplace analytics to deliver an unprecedented collaboration experience. Saba Live is another proof point that Saba is reinventing the collaborative Learning space.

– Saba announced its inclusion in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of “Most Trustworthy Companies” for 2010. Saba has been determined to exhibit transparent accounting and prudent management by Audit Integrity, an independent financial analytics company. The ranking is based upon more than 100 factors used to assess corporate accounting and management practices.

– Saba also announced People 2010 — Saba Global Summit. The annual meeting of Saba’s customers, partners and thought leaders will be held November 1st — 4th at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The event will feature seven conference tracks and over 70 interactive sessions, including 20 hands on workshops, and keynote speakers, including Gary Hamel, author of Leading the Revolution and Competing for the Future, professor at London Business School and “the world’s most influential business thinker” according to the Wall Street Journal. People 2010 — Saba Global Summit will be an opportunity for hundreds of participants to share best practices and coming developments in people systems.

Business Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this release. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. Saba does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements in any way or for any reason.

For fiscal 2011, ending May 31, 2011, we confirm our prior guidance of total revenues between $121 million and $124 million, GAAP net earnings of $0.15 to $0.19 per share on a fully diluted basis and non-GAAP net earnings of $0.34 to $0.38 per share on a fully diluted basis. Due to customers’ seasonal spending patterns, Saba continues to expect that revenues, earnings and cash flows will be weighted more heavily towards the second half of the fiscal year.

The fiscal year 2011 non-GAAP outlook excludes non-cash amortization of intangibles and charges related to stock-based compensation expenses.

For more information on Saba, please visit www.saba.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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