Industry Trailblazer Bobby Yazdani to Discuss Competing in a New World of Work During HR Tech Europe Keynote Address

Nyla Reed of The Educe Group and Saba Founder and CEO to Talk About How Their Companies Use the Saba People Cloud to Drive Productivity with a Social Enterprise Platform

 

AMSTERDAM and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2012 – Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, today announced that Saba founder and CEO Bobby Yazdani will discuss “Social People Processes – HR’s Answer for How to Compete in the New World of Work” in his keynote at the HR Tech Europe Conference and Expo. Yazdani is an industry pioneer credited with creating the Human Capital Management category and growing Saba into a successful cloud company. He will discuss the importance of implementing social processes to evolve traditional organizations into ones where managers and employees are empowered to take control of their own development and career; where people have the connection to the experts, ideas and information they need to get the job done; and where people are inspired to greatness.

During his keynote, Yazdani also will spotlight how Saba and other leading organizations such as Kaspersky Labs, Medtronic and Scott Carver have successfully harnessed the power of the Saba People Cloud – an award-winning social enterprise platform that combines traditional learning and talent management with advanced real-time and social collaboration – to increase business process efficiency and drive top line business results. He will then be joined by Nyla Reed, founding partner of The Educe Group, who will speak to the ways they are leveraging the Saba People Cloud to change the way they work and deliver business benefits throughout their organization.

 

Keynote Highlights

Who: Bobby Yazdani, founder and CEO of Saba

Nyla Reed, founding partner at The Educe Group

What: Social People Processes – HR’s Answer for How to Compete in the New World of Work

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, 10 a.m. DST

Where: Amsterdam RAI
Europaplein
NL 1078 GZ
Amsterdam

Register: http://www.hrtecheurope.com/en/register_174/

 

The Transformative Power of Saba People Cloud

Saba introduced the Saba People Cloud to transform the way that people work. By creating a more transparent, better connected and highly collaborative way of working, Saba is empowering an organizations most critical assets - its people - while enabling the social enterprise to be more agile, competitive and responsive to market demands. The product is an open, trusted, cloud-based environment built to engage, develop and inspire all the people in the people network—employees, customers, suppliers and partners.


Key strengths of the Saba People Cloud social enterprise platform include:

  • The combination of enterprise social, real-time and mobile technologies with modern people processes to transform traditional learning and talent experiences.
  • A Dynamic People Profile that combines the formal profile, the social profile and analytics to give the user complete insight in their entire people network.
  • The ability to transform social collaboration by combining activity streams, groups, discussions, intelligent recommendations and Ideas, with social engagementfeatures drawing from the best of gamification, social dynamics and social rewards.

 

Supporting Quotes

“Today’s perpetually evolving business environment, paired with the rampant adoption of social networks, cloud computing and mobile technologies in the workplace, has brought about the need for a new, people-centric model for driving how work gets done,” said Bobby Yazdani, founder and CEO of Saba. “The majority of legacy systems simply cannot support these types of models; thus the deployment of evolved platforms that put people in the center of the strategy is essential. The Saba People Cloud is built specifically for a new generation of workers – a group that demands flexible mobile solutions and collaborative social technologies. Saba intends to continue evolving our offerings to drive further adoption of the transformative workplace, helping organizations and their employees thrive.”

“We are using the Saba People Cloud to accelerate the effectiveness of our team,” said Nyla Reed, founding partner at The Educe Group. “To support our growth, we use the platform to ensure consistent onboarding of new employees so they can drive their own development by knowing the learning that is expected, while also handling HR related activities all in one place. In terms of response times within our organization to client issues, we’ve seen them go from days to minutes in many cases. And we’ve already begun exploring how we’ll make the Saba People Cloud available to our clients, for both individual use and collaboration across companies.”

“To decrease attrition rates of a Generation Y inside sales team, we needed a social solution that more effectively connected our employees, as well as a traditional learning solution to keep them laser-focused on their career development,” said Gabriel Graham, eLearning program manager at Medtronic. “Saba People Cloud was that perfect mix of social and on demand learning solutions. By implementing Saba People Cloud, Medtronic is able to keep the team engaged in their personal learning and development, while also increasing their overall engagement with the entire company.”

“An empowering sense of belonging to a worthwhile purpose and an overall feeling of teamwork and democracy are key drivers in why employees choose to commit their energy to our organization,” said Rodney Paesler, managing director of Scott Carver. “This ideology makes collaboration and the effective exchange of ideas absolutely critical and underscores why Saba is an ideal partner for our organization. The Saba People Cloud uncovers the diverse character of our individual talents and helps attract projects attuned to our deeper motivations. Saba empowers our employees to further develop their own individual skills and also improves the collective knowledge of our entire organization – two essential elements driving our company’s growth and success.”

 

Supporting Resources

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 www.saba.com 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.

 

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including, without limitation, statements regarding Saba intent to continue to evolve its offerings to drive further adoption of the transformative workplace. Saba's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties Saba faces that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: Saba’s ability to file its delayed periodic reports with the SEC and regain compliance with Nasdaq filing requirements, Saba's dependence on growth of the markets for Saba's products, dependence on acceptance of Saba's products by customers and channel partners, fluctuation in customer spending, length of Saba's sales cycle, competition, rapid technological change, dependence on new product introductions and enhancements, and potential software defects. Readers should also refer to the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2011, and similar disclosures in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. The forward-looking statements and risks stated in this press release are based on information available to Saba today. Saba assumes no obligation to update them.

 

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Michael Zeglin Aly Kline

Saba Saba

(650) 581-2552 (650) 581-2593

mzeglin@saba.com akline@saba.com

 

 

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