Magazine article Information Today

Saba: Introducing People Cloud

Magazine article Information Today

Saba: Introducing People Cloud

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While traditional software-as-a-service products are centered around information, Saba Software, Inc. shifts the emphasis to employees with People Cloud, its social enterprise platform. Billed as "the first people-centric social enterprise platform delivered as a service," People Cloud is designed to engage employees so they can innovate faster, spend less time going to market, and network with relevant customers.

People Cloud features activity streams, real-time collaboration, intelligent recommendations, and more using technologies such as its People Quotient (pQ) score. Employees who are more active within People Cloud generate higher pQ scores. An employee's pQ score can be an alternative to performance reviews and employee engagement surveys, according to Chris Tratar, senior director of product marketing. People Cloud can also "look at your activities and look at your profile and make intelligent recommendations about other things that may help you to advance in your career," he says.

"Really, what the pQ score is designed to do is measure your engagement and effectiveness and influence in the organization and actually in the entire people network" of customers and partners, Tratar says. …

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