Saba Completes Acquisition of THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc .
Integration Reinforces HCM Market Leadership in Public Sector
Redwood Shores, CA and Baltimore, MD - May 5, 2005 – Saba (NASDAQ : SABA), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc., a privately-held Baltimore-based provider of enterprise learning management solutions for approximately $100,000 cash and up to 1.8 million shares of Saba common stock.
The acquisition of THINQ by Saba creates a company that leads the HCM market in key industries, including public sector, financial services, manufacturing, health services, and high technology. Today the combined company already serves over ten million active users in 31 countries. On average, Saba supports more than 25,000 users per enterprise customer, demonstrating success with large, global enterprise-wide implementations.
Saba offers customers a viable HCM choice. Customers who want to align, develop and measure their people do not need to upgrade their ERP system. Instead, customers can utilize Saba’s next generation HCM suite –Saba Enterprise 2005– which is now available to both Saba and THINQ customers.
“With 24 years of combined experience, Saba represents the best and brightest talent in the industry,” commented Bobby Yazdani, Saba Chairman and CEO. “As we continue to serve the most sophisticated organizations in the world, I am confident in our ability to offer industry-leading products and best practices to all our customers in the public and commercial sectors worldwide”.
Saba (Nasdaq: SABA) is a leading provider of strategic human capital management (HCM) solutions that enable global organizations greater insight into overall corporate and individual performance across the extended enterprise. Saba is the foundation for “The Aligned Enterprise”™, providing an integrated people management system to align, develop, motivate and measure people and achieve organizational goals. More than 10 million users in 31 countries actively use Saba today. Customers include Alcatel, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BMW, Cisco Systems, DaimlerChrysler, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Fedex Kinkos, Medtronic, National Australia Bank, Novartis, Proctor & Gamble, Scotiabank, Sprint and Swedbank.