I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the energy and mood permeating the Saba People 2013 event. I had expected a somber mood in light of the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Bobby Yazdani’s ousting on Friday, on the very eve of the conference. Indeed, how often does a CEO (willingly or not) step down on the eve of an important annual user conference?
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, HP , IBM, Infosys , and Mahindra Satyam . In addition, it has about 100 regional partners and 110 complementary solutions (mostly various learning content partners). Workday remains a strategically important partner, although Saba is admittedly still chasing Cornerstone OnDemand ( CSOD ) for joint customers. The vendor recently released Saba Connector for Workday , with profiles, organization, learning, and competencies data being mapped to Workday HR data. In head-to-head competition with CSOD, Saba cl