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Saba

June 25, 2014 08:00 ET

Saba Marketplace Bolsters Its Talent Ecosystem with HireRight and OpenSesame

Drag-and-Drop Capabilities Integrate Third-Party Talent Sourcing, Employee Screening and Learning Content and Services

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2014) - Saba (OTCPink: SABA), a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for intelligent talent management, today announced Saba Marketplace has welcomed HireRight and OpenSesame to its diverse ecosystem of third-party application partners for the Saba Cloud. First announced at the company's @Work 2014 annual global user conference, Saba Marketplace seamlessly integrates numerous applications across learning, talent and HRMS into a single interface, simplifying and accelerating talent sourcing, employee development and collaboration. Saba Cloud customers now have access to OpenSesame for training excellence and HireRight for employee screening, in addition to a wide range of leading industry applications including Active Directory, Broadbean, Cisco WebEx, LinkedIn, Microsoft Dynamics, Monster, Salesforce, SimplyHired, TalentBin and Workday.

To better support their business, HR and Talent professionals need to be able to easily navigate and connect the actionable information dots from an ever-expanding number of talent, CRM and enterprise services. With its unique drag and drop functionality, Marketplace enables users to quickly implement and continuously fine-tune their HR hub. Fast and easy access and configuration means that organizations have real-time control and can swiftly respond to shifting business priorities. The latest additions to Saba Marketplace allow for the quick creation of learning programs and acceleration of hiring for key positions.

"Organizations -- regardless of size, industry or location -- are avidly seeking ways to easily empower employees by keeping pace with the services and technologies available today," said Hemanth Puttaswamy, CTO and Senior Vice President of Products and Development, Saba. "Saba Marketplace delivers intelligent, multi-faceted applications and services under one hood, closing the costly and time consuming gap between data, geographies and critical business initiatives. With the addition of HireRight and OpenSesame, we continue to push the future of application networking and provide our customers an array of integrated solutions."

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Customers

"As a global leader in next-generation communications solutions, Ciena is committed to attracting, developing, and engaging exceptional people to build on our leadership position and advance our strategic objectives," said Anne Strzegowski, Training Leader at Ciena. "Saba Marketplace contributes to that by allowing us to quickly and easily integrate the platform with a variety of cloud applications, removing the expensive and time-consuming customized integrations of the past. From a learning perspective, we are impressed by the vast array of learning content options and the drag-and-drop functionality, which allows us to explore new content immediately and from within Saba Cloud."

"TESSCO is committed to growing our culture of collaboration," said Lynne Tuccy, Senior HR Generalist at TESSCO Technologies. "Sales training is vitally important to our learning and talent management goals, and we are focused on delivering, tracking, and enhancing our training offerings. We're excited about the drag and drop capabilities in Saba Marketplace as it will allow us to correlate learning activity with performance, providing insight and action items to deliver learning that keeps our team engaged and productive."

Industry Analysts

"Brandon Hall Group's research consistently shows that companies desperately want learning and talent platforms that are easy to use, for administrators as much as employees. In fact, it's the number two reason they drop their current system," said David Wentworth, Senior Analyst, Brandon Hall Group. "Combine this with the fact that organizations want an ever increasing variety of integration with other systems, which has traditionally been a difficult and time consuming process. In addressing these issues, Saba Marketplace is clearly an attractive, elegant solution."

Partners

"HireRight is excited to provide integrated employment background screening solutions as part of the Saba Marketplace with integration to Saba's Recruiting@Work product," said Mary O'Loughlin, senior director of business development, HireRight. "Effective screening helps ensure higher quality candidates are selected for key positions and mitigates hiring and security risks. Through this advanced integration, our mutual customers will thrive with improved workflow and efficiency and speed up their overall time to hire."

"Saba's Marketplace is a great step forward in making it easier for organizations to quickly integrate OpenSesame content with Saba's leading Learning@Work LMS," said Josh Blank, Sr. Vice President & General Manager at OpenSesame. "With Marketplace's drag and drop capabilities, it now takes less time for customers to access our extensive selection of elearning courses. Add to this our proven ecommerce capabilities, and customers get a fast, proven and easy way to bring a custom set of courses into Saba for immediate benefit."

Visit the Saba Marketplace web page to learn more information about features and benefits.

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About Saba
Saba (OTCPink: SABA) is a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for talent management. The company helps organizations transform the way they work by enabling the continuous learning, engagement and development of everyone in their people network, including employees, partners, and customers. Supporting the new world of work, Saba delivers learning, performance, succession, career development, workforce planning and compensation solutions that incorporate modern technologies such as social, collaboration, mobile and gamification. Saba solutions are based on the Saba Cloud platform, a highly scalable architecture that exceeds industry scalability, performance, and security standards. The company currently supports over 31 million users from 2,200 customers across 195 countries and in 37 languages. For more information, please visit www.saba.com

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