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U.S. Army Selects Saba for e-Learning Implementation.

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2003

To transform the way soldiers are trained, the U.S. Army has selected Saba for the learning management system, which IBM Business Consulting Services is implementing for the Army Distributed Learning System. Saba (Nasdaq:SABA), a leading provider of Human Capital Development and Management (HCDM) solutions, today announced that the Army has licensed Saba Learning, Saba Content, Saba Publisher, and Saba Virtual Learning Environment Extension for use in the latter half of 2003. The Army Distributed Learning System (DLS) program will leverage the Saba system to train up to two million Army leaders, trainers, soldiers, and civilians.

"The Army Distance Learning Program is a technological enabler that supports the Army Vision -- People, Readiness, and Transformation -- by expanding training opportunities and providing greater flexibility in developing soldiers and growing leaders," said General Eric K. Shinseki, Army Chief of Staff.

Integrating the Saba Enterprise Learning Suite, IBM Business Consulting Services will assist the Army's training program by (a) consolidating currently disparate training and educational information into a single enterprise solution and (b) providing the Army with numerous training delivery vehicles including traditional instructor-led training as well as distance learning. This capability will make training coordination less costly, make delivery more flexible, and provide soldiers the ability to track their own training history.

"The Department of Defense is faced with complex challenges that require mission-ready armed forces," said Geno Tolari, Saba Chairman and CEO. "We are honored to leverage the Saba system to help the Army increase its ability to respond to the needs of the nation in this challenging environment."

Saba has partnered with Government Micro Resources Inc. (GMRI) to offer Saba solutions and support to federal, state and local governments on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract (No. GS-35F-4566G). For more information contact the Saba Public Sector Office at 703/269-6400.

About Saba

Saba (Nasdaq:SABA) is the leading provider of Human Capital Development and Management (HCDM) solutions. Saba offerings include an integrated Internet-based platform to manage learning, content, performance, collaboration, and related professional services. Organizations around the world rely on the Saba platform to ensure that their customers, partners, and employees have the knowledge and skills required to successfully execute business initiatives.

Among the Global 2000, Saba customers include Kaiser Permanente, Alcatel, Telecom Italia, DaimlerChrysler, Procter & Gamble, Medtronic, Anheuser-Busch, Ford Motor Company, Continental Airlines, Cisco Systems, EMC Corp., and VERITAS Software. The Saba ecosystem of partners includes Allos, Buck Consultants and Mellon HR Solutions, Cisco, Deloitte Consulting, IBM Business Consulting Services, and SchlumbergerSema.

Saba recently achieved the leader quadrant position in the Gartner 2003 e-Learning Suite "Magic Quadrant". Founded in 1997, Saba is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 877/SABA-101 or 650/779-2791.

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