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Goodwill Industries Selects Saba Enterprise Learning Suite; Saba Solution to Drive Learning Initiative with World-Class Blended Learning Environment
[December 20, 2004]

Goodwill Industries Selects Saba Enterprise Learning Suite; Saba Solution to Drive Learning Initiative with World-Class Blended Learning Environment


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 20, 2004 -- Saba (Nasdaq:SABA), the leading provider of human capital development and management (HCDM) solutions, today announced that Goodwill Industries International, the sixth-largest non-profit organization in North America, has licensed Saba Enterprise Learning. Goodwill Industries will leverage Saba to implement a world-class blended learning environment and deliver a variety of online training modules and resources to its 207 member organizations worldwide.



"Goodwill Industries wants to provide its staff with development opportunities that will expand their professional skills while enhancing their ability to carry out Goodwill's mission of helping people find and keep good jobs," said George W. Kessinger, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International, Inc. "We are in the business of workforce development, and partnering with Saba will help us better make our vision a reality."

Using Saba Enterprise Learning, Goodwill Industries will develop the "MyGoodwill" platform, a fully-collaborative platform that will provide learning, knowledge management and real-time collaboration functionality. The solution will enable Goodwill Industries to shift from a pure simple learning management environment to a broader knowledge management structure.


"Goodwill Industries' reputation for helping people become self-sufficient through work is well-known, and we are very pleased that Goodwill Industries selected Saba after a lengthy evaluation of a number of leading vendors," said Bobby Yazdani, Saba Chairman and CEO. "Our technology leadership, the ease of use and deployment of our products and our commitment to our customers are extremely compatible with Goodwill Industries' single-minded focus on helping people, and we look forward to helping them support their mission and continue to improve and extend the services they offer."

"Our vision for this enterprise learning initiative is to build the capacity of the employees within Goodwill in order to better serve our program participants," said Steve Bergman, CIO, Goodwill Industries International, Inc. "We are excited that Saba, with its proven technology and industry expertise, will help us enhance our knowledge and learning."

About Goodwill Industries International

Goodwill Industries International is a network of 207 independent, community-based agencies that provide a range of career services, including job training and placement and post-employment support, to people with disabilities and disadvantages such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education and work experience. With locations in the United States, Canada, and 22 other countries, more than 600,000 people benefit from Goodwill career services each year.

About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) is the leading provider of human capital development and management (HCDM) solutions, which increase organizational performance through the implementation of a management system for aligning, developing, and managing people. Among the Global 2000, Saba customers include Alcatel, Cisco Systems, DaimlerChrysler, EMC Corp., Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Procter & Gamble, Union Bank of California and VERITAS Software. Saba has received industry recognition for its solutions, and was recently named again to the leader quadrant position in the Gartner 2004 e-Learning Suite and Learning Management Systems (LMS) 'Magic Quadrants' and was ranked in March by IT industry analyst META Group as a market leader in learning management technology for the third consecutive year.

Saba is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.saba.com or call (877) SABA-101 or (650) 779-2791.

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