Schlumberger Deploys Saba Learning to Align Employee Training and Certification

June 18, 2002

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 18 — Saba (Nasdaq: SABA), the leading provider of Human Capital Development and Management (HCDM) solutions, today announced that Schlumberger, a global technology services company, has deployed Saba Learning, Enterprise Edition to manage its learning activities, streamline internal certification management procedures, manage competencies, and enable all its employees worldwide to access learning.

The e-Learning Division of SchlumbergerSema, the information technology segment of Schlumberger, deployed the Saba system. Phase one of the project involved the internal service groups of Schlumberger Oilfield Services, which supplies products, services, and technical solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. In the second phase, the project will be expanded to other Schlumberger groups and Schlumberger’s customers to reach a total of more than 75,000 learners and 1,000 education managers.

“Leading organizations in Europe are accelerating their adoption of e-learning technology designed to increase productivity and performance throughout customers, partners, and employees,” said Geno Tolari, Saba President and CEO. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide Schlumberger with the tools required to assure execution of its business objectives.”

Schlumberger selected the Saba system to manage its training programs and certifications because the single Saba system offered more robust functionality than the previous, multiple systems used by Schlumberger. Schlumberger is using Saba Learning to streamline the management of its learning activities, including the management of more than one million technical documents. Schlumberger is also using Saba Learning to increase the efficiency of its internal processes for QHSE (Quality Health Safety Environment) certification. With the new system, managers can track certifications, enabling individual audits of the courses completed.

Using Saba Learning, employees can easily access their individual development plans. These plans outline the first 36 months of training, including more than 300 training modules providing web-based training, instructor-led training, on the job training, and tests. Employees can access training courses that are pre-selected based on their job role and personalized by their manager or by the results of tests. Schlumberger can then track all the training completed and the competencies acquired to evaluate and define the employee’s evolution and role within the company.

Saba Learning integrates with other business-critical applications at Schlumberger, including SAP HR and its internal document management system. The Saba system is secure and easily accessible at any time and from any location by using a Web browser. The single Saba system also enables Schlumberger to reduce maintenance and the administrative redundancies and costs associated with managing multiple, disparate learning systems.

About Schlumberger

Schlumberger is a global technology services company with corporate offices in New York, Paris and The Hague. Schlumberger has more than 80,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, working in nearly 100 countries. The company consists of two business segments: Schlumberger Oilfield Services, which includes Schlumberger Network Solutions, and SchlumbergerSema.

Schlumberger Oilfield Services supplies products, services and technical solutions to the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, with Schlumberger Network Solutions providing information technology (IT) connectivity and security solutions to both the E&P industry and to a range of other markets. SchlumbergerSema provides IT consulting, systems integration, managed services and related products to the oil and gas, telecommunications, energy and utilities, finance, transport and public-sector markets. For more information, please visit

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, talent, and 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 Alcatel, Telecom Italia, DaimlerChrysler, EDS, Procter & Gamble, Medtronic, Anheuser-Busch, Ford Motor Company, Continental Airlines, General Electric, Cisco Systems, EMC Corp., and VERITAS Software. The Saba ecosystem of partners includes Allos, Cisco, Deloitte Consulting, Buck Consultants and Mellon HR Solutions, and SchlumbergerSema.

Saba recently earned the coveted position as the vision and execution leader in a leading analyst firm’s 2002 LMS “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.

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