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Saba Worldwide Content Alliance Program Delivers Premium Content for Life Sciences Industry
[December 22, 2004]

Saba Worldwide Content Alliance Program Delivers Premium Content for Life Sciences Industry


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 22, 2004 -- Saba (Nasdaq:SABA), the leading provider of human capital development and management (HCDM) solutions, today announced that it continues to see value from its content partners who deliver solutions addressing key readiness and compliance issues to the life sciences industry. Saba's content alliance program and 'on Saba' initiative are designed to verify that the best learning solutions for these industries are pre-tested for standards-based interoperability with Saba's Enterprise Learning Suite.



"Saba is proud that so many of the top content providers serving the life sciences industry have chosen to work with us," said Grant Ricketts, Saba's vice president of business development. "Because of our strong list of content partners, Saba is able to deliver highly-targeted solutions to address specific regulatory compliance and continuing education requirements as well as programs that promote the development of people across the entire extended enterprise."

By relying on the 'on Saba' designated partners, global life sciences organizations can more rapidly evaluate and deploy pre-tested content solutions. Since there is typically a limited timeframe to get thousands of individuals trained on a wide number of requirements, Saba's ability to help its customers address these challenges quickly and effectively is highly valuable. This reduced time to competency can enable life sciences organizations to improve their sales force effectiveness, deliver higher quality customer service and patient care, and address the growing number of regulatory compliance requirements; ranging from FDA mandates, such as 21 CFR Part 11, to numerous HIPPA, JCAHO, Professional and Research compliance requirements as well as OSHA in the workplace and Sarbanes-Oxley for financial management. By empowering their employees to succeed, life sciences organizations are better able to develop new technologies and discoveries that can improve product development and future revenue streams, while reducing compliance risk.


"Saba's Content Alliance Program and Content Lab are instrumental in the development of solutions that solve real business problems for our joint customers," said Dennis Bonilla, CEO and president, Medsn. "Not only does it make it possible for us to maintain interoperability testing on an ongoing basis, but it also allows us to more easily provide pre-tested solutions to the growing Saba customer base."

Saba's life sciences-focused content alliance is powered by a number of proven industry leaders. Examples of some of the companies currently partnering with Saba include: Medsn, Accelera, Pinsonault Associates, PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning, Little Planet Learning, International Institute for Learning, Corpedia, Friendly Design Software, Vitesse Learning, Midi Corp, MindLeaders, EduNeering, IC Axon, CompuPharma and University of Healthcare.com.

Saba currently has more than 190 active content providers from over 30 countries worldwide, delivering content via the Saba Enterprise Learning Suite in more than 16 different languages.

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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