White Papers

Moving to the Cloud? Top Ten Things You Need To Know.
[Mar 2016]

You’ve seen lots of hype about the benefits of cloud‐based talent management systems. Lower initial  costs as a result of the elimination of hardware/software investments required to support a new system. The more difficult question is, how do you prepare for the transition from your current behind‐thefirewall deployment to a cloud‐based solution? What are the changes that you need to be aware of— and what does your organization need to know—before you make the switch? Download Moving to the Cloud? Top Ten Things You Need To Know to help prepare you for your plan to move to the cloud.

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A Roadmap for a Successful Implementation at Your College or University
[Mar 2016]

Institutions of Higher Learning (IHEs) share many characteristics with non-educational organizations, but distinctive features of colleges and universities present special challenges and opportunities when implementing talent management systems.  Saba Cloud offers a wealth of innovative functionality to meet the complex and diverse needs of IHEs, and Saba has teamed with The Educe Group to implement learning management systems (LMSs) at leading universities. Download A Roadmap for a Successful Implementation at Your College or University to learn the seven key lessons that will help you for implement a successful LMS for your organization.
 

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You and Your LMS: 5 Ways to do More with Less
[Jan 2012]

We’ve all experienced the ups and downs of recent economic times and have heard the phrase “do more with less” more than we care to, usually in terms of funding and headcount. When it comes to applying this mantra to your learning management system (LMS) though, think about it in a new way: get more out of your system, and pay less for it. Download You and Your LMS: 5 Ways to Do More with Less for five tips to better utilize your funding and resources to get the most out of your system.

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Creating Successful Online Communities of Practice
[May 2011]

From medieval apprenticeships to modern online communities, the benefits of group interaction on learning and development have been proven time and again. How do you use technology to harness this power to develop human capital within your organization? How do you create and maintain a vibrant community of practice? More generally, what is a community of practice, what purpose does it serve, and what makes one successful? Download Creating Successful Online Communities of Practice to learn how to get started within your organization.

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Learning Technology Implementation Guide: Governance
[Feb 2010]

Enterprise-wide learning technology platforms require a significant investment in both technology and personnel. The organization must be committed to the strategic direction of the program and acknowledge the ongoing costs of maintaining and expanding the capabilities of the chosen platform. While every business organization differs in their structure and culture, there are common steps required to avoid potential strategic misalignment and sustain executive support for the program.

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Social Networking: Is it an Investment Worth Making?
[Feb 2010]

Social networks are abuzz and organizations have been exploring ways to improve networking, collaboration, communication, and knowledge management in the workplace. Many tools are emerging in the market, but what should you know when considering if enterprise social networking is right for your organization? Why are some organizations moving ahead while others wait? This paper explores the reasons why social networking and informal learning continue to build momentum, reviews how social networking can benefit an organization, examines various challenges and risks that organizations may face, and reveals what questions need to be asked when determining if this is an investment worth making.

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Avoiding an LMesS: Take Control of your LMS Selection Process
[Feb 2009]

To achieve your business, budget, and timeline goals when implementing an LMS, an honest assessment and prioritization of detailed requirements is critical. The best vendors offer many of the same features and functionality, claim system architectures that can support more users than you have in your organization, and tout their robust integration capabilities. How do you tell them apart? Bringing them in to conduct one-size-fits-all demonstrations will leave you trying to relate your business needs to what you saw. Discover the key to establishing a firm foundation of detailed requirements for vendors to demonstrate against...

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LMS Upgrades: Success Starts with Knowledge
[Nov 2008]

Organizations that have been using Learning Management Systems to successfully support training and development needs will, at some point, be faced with the complex decision to upgrade their system. Whether reasons stem from keeping pace with continuously advancing technical standards, the need for additional functionality, or the impending sunset of the current version of the LMS, organizations should use upgrades as an opportunity to maximize product improvements for the benefit of all users. This whitepaper focuses on the solutions developed for specific challenges encountered during upgrade implementations from 3.x versions to 5.x versions of the Saba Learning Suite so organizations can benefit from incorporating this information into the earliest stages of the upgrade planning process.

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Capturing Knowledge: Know What You Know, Know What You Don't
[Jul 2008]

When capturing organizational knowledge, knowing what you don't know is as important as knowing what you do. All too often, knowledge management is focused on identifying experts, then leaving others to approach those individuals with requests to share their knowledge and expertise. For a knowledge management program to be effective, it must include the identification of experts as well as novices, and all skill levels in between. The program must also go beyond the categorization of individuals under pre-determined subject headings, and delve into the specific strengths and deficiencies within the group.

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Learning Technology Implementation Guide: eContent Development and Integration
[Jun 2006]

Corporations seeking to extract greater productivity and innovation from their employees are investing a larger percentage of resources into learning technology. Learning technology initiatives have expanded beyond the simple automation of administrative tasks and computer based training. Mature platforms now offer complex repositories of online learning that can be finely tuned to individual roles, automatically delivered based on business rules and constantly updated. This increased complexity requires that the program leadership allocate equal attention to the learning content strategy as well as the learning administration strategy.

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