Saba (SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, today announced that Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia, has selected Saba's Unified Learning Management Suite to provide a comprehensive blended learning program across its extended enterprise.
Sberbank plans to use Saba's solution as the basis of its 'Business Environment' project. Founded by Sberbank, the 'Business Environment' project is a convenient and accessible Internet portal for small and medium-sized businesses and plays a vital role in Sberbank's strategy to expand the growth of mid-market companies in Russia. It provides a broad range of services including communication and social networking facilities as well as full Internet banking services.
The bank also intends to use Saba's Unified Learning Management Suite to deliver advanced training and educational services via its 'School of Entrepreneurs' - a service that Sberbank provides for entrepreneurs who are in the process of starting new businesses. Sberbank plans to deliver these services to approximately 50,000 customers in the first year, with projected growth year over year.
Sberbank's Corporate University also plans on leveraging Saba's Unified Learning Management Suite. Sberbank plans to create a broad curriculum of training courses, programs and assessments for 240,000 employees across 19,000 nationwide branches.
"We are pleased to offer Russian businesses access to the most advanced educational platform available," said Andrei Donskikh, Sberbank of Russia Deputy CEO. "I am certain that it will help Russian entrepreneurs improve the competitiveness and efficiency of their business."
"We're extremely pleased that Sberbank has selected Saba to streamline its core learning management processes and to provide uniform training externally to its small and medium customer base across Russia," said Jeff Carr, president, global field operations, Saba. "This is what Saba does best - help global organizations deliver training, certification and knowledge resources to their extended enterprise networks of customers, partners, distributors and suppliers. Saba's comprehensive cloud offering unifies every aspect of learning technology to accelerate the engagement, development, and inspiration of people."