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Latest Release of Saba Publisher Advances Rapid Content Creation and Extends the Reach of Media-rich e-Learning Content to Mobile Devices.

New Animated and Interactive Capabilities, Features to Enable Mobile Learning, and Expanded Language Support Available Now in Saba Publisher 9.0

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people management software and services provider, today announced the latest release of its content creation and publishing tool--Saba Publisher 9.0. Available now, Saba Publisher provides content authors with new features that enable rapid content creation and extend the reach of media-rich content to mobile devices--including animated and interactive capabilities, expanded language support, and features to enable publishing to the iPhone and iPod Touch. By making it easy for organizations to create, publish, and reuse content, Saba Publisher can help accelerate content delivery time and enhance the value of e-learning across an organization.

"Effective content creation and integration are critical to expanding access to e-learning anywhere, anytime across an extended enterprise," said A.G. Lambert, vice president of marketing for Saba. "We are pleased to put this powerful authoring tool--with enhanced content and capabilities for mobile learners--into the hands of subject matter experts and learning professionals to make interactive learning content, quizzes, assessments, and software simulations more effective and impactful in delivering business results."

Saba Publisher provides organizations with an easy way to author and publish professional content that enhances the e-learning experience--including e-learning courses, presentations, assessments, quizzes, and surveys. With Saba Publisher, both novice and expert-level authors can quickly create professionally designed and media-rich content using easy-to-use, drag-and-drop features to incorporate existing text, media, and graphics files. Through a tight integration with Saba Content Management, Saba's learning content management system (LCMS), Saba Publisher makes it easy to share content and allow content authors to work together on development projects, and content authors can reuse templates and learning objects easily through access to a shared resource library. With Saba Publisher, users can also harness the power of community-published recordings from Saba Centra, Saba's Web conferencing and virtual classroom product. By using Saba Publisher and Saba Centra together, courseware developers can tap into the knowledge of the community to create the most up-to-date, relevant content possible.

New in Saba Publisher 9.0:

Publish to iPhone and iPod Touch--Addresses the content needs of the emerging mobile learning market by making it possible to publish courses to iPhone and iPod Touch. Organizations can extend the reach of content to their employees on the go.

Expanded Language Support--Support for French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Simplified Chinese expands access to localized content to meet the needs of global organizations.

Enhanced interactive components for high-impact course development--New features--including an expanded Flash and games library with animated male and female characters; foot race, jigsaw puzzle, matching pairs and tic tac toe games; and other components, like photo viewers, card flips and arrow highlights--enable content developers to quickly customize and deploy visually impactful training and reduce the need for custom content.

Enhanced video capabilities--New features--including an enhanced media open dialog box for previewing audio or video before adding it to a title; the ability to stream YouTube videos directly in Saba Publisher titles; a skinnable Flash player; and browser-based AJAX windows--enable content developers to offer optimal visual experiences for learners.

Chart Creator--Users can now create editable chart images directly in Saba Publisher using standard spreadsheets, which can help speed development time by eliminating the need to use external applications for these images.

Usability enhancements--New features advance rapid development for novice and expert developers, including note reports that provide quick, printable references for improved content management, enhanced "move to" and "size to" actions that provide users with the ability to animate objects within Saba Publisher, enhanced edit mode navigation, new object search function, and an enhanced custom color palette.

Availability

Saba Publisher Standard Edition 9 and Saba Publisher Professional Edition 9 are both available now. Saba Publisher Professional Edition provides users with all of the features found in Saba Publisher Standard Edition, plus an editing suite that includes seven additional tools to enable more capabilities, such as software and website simulations. For more information, please visit www.saba.com

About Saba

Founded in 1997, Saba (NASDAQ:SABA) is the premier global provider of strategic human capital management (HCM) software and services. Saba's people management solutions are used by more than 1,300 organizations and over 17 million end users worldwide. Saba's solutions increase organizational performance by aligning workforce goals with organizational strategy; developing, managing and rewarding their people; and improving collaboration.

Saba product offerings address all aspects of strategic HCM and are available both on-premise and OnDemand (www.saba.com/products). To ensure long-term customer success, our global services capabilities and partnerships provide strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.

Saba customers include Alcatel-Lucent; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; BMW; Caterpillar; CEMEX; Cisco Systems; Daimler; Dell; Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; EDS, an HP company; EMC Corporation; FedEx Office; Insurance Australia Group; Kaiser Permanente; Lockheed Martin; Medtronic; National Australia Bank; Novartis; Petrobras; Procter & Gamble; Renault; Royal Bank of Scotland; Scotiabank; Singapore Ministry of Finance; Sprint; Standard Chartered Bank; Stanford University; Swedbank; Tata Consultancy Services; Wyndham International; Weyerhaeuser; Underwriters Laboratories; and the U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury/Internal Revenue Service, and U.S. Navy.

Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit www.saba.com or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.

SABA, the Saba logo, Saba Centra and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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