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SumTotal Talent Management Solutions

SumTotal Systems proudly says it can teach companies all about addition – among other skills. The company was formed through the merger of e-learning software leaders Click2learn and Docent. The combined company’s software and services help businesses improve their performance by educating their workforces, ensuring regulatory compliance, and improving communications with customers and partners.

SumTotal’s products include its enterprise business performance management suite for improving employee proficiencies and productivity; its ToolBook suite for creating learning content and simulations; and its ResultsOnDemand learning management software.

The company’s core offering, the SumTotal 8 Series, integrates solutions addressing the learning management, performance management and compensation management segments of the talent management market; however, its performance management solution was acquired in its acquisition of MindSolve and has been integrated into its offering. The SumTotal ResultsOnDemand solution offers organizations an affordable and fast implementation solution with enterprise-class functionality.

The company’s markets are worldwide and include a range of industries. Its solutions automate the talent management processes within organizations, including aligning individuals’ goals with business objectives, developing the individual’s skills and competencies, assessing the individual’s performance, providing succession planning and setting compensation based on performance.

The Company sells its solutions to organizations primarily through its direct sales force, complemented by sales through its domestic and international partners. SumTotal offers its solutions on a subscription or perpetual license basis. Its solutions can be provided on an on-demand basis or deployed at the customer’s site.

SumTotal has more than 1,500 customers worldwide across a variety of industries, including education, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, services and utilities.

SumTotal Key Strengths

  • SumTotal’s Talent Management solutions enable organizations of all sizes and in all industries to rapidly align, develop, motivate, and maintain a high-performance workforce. With its strong customer base, SumTotal leverages the collective expertise and best practices to help customers deploy best-in-class solutions that develop their workforce and extended enterprise and engage and motivate the workforce for increased performance today, and in the future.
  • SumTotal Systems provides best-of-breed capabilities in learning, performance, and compensation management software that stand alone to power an organization’s initiatives. However, SumTotal also provides the solutions as a fully-integrated Talent Development Suite, giving an organization more than the sum total of the parts.
  • SumTotal brings the insight, methods and experience of the best run companies across the business world and apply those insights to develop ground-breaking capabilities of product innovation and services. The company’s customers want to be the best that they can be and that inspires SumTotal to move beyond and looking for new solutions, services and processes that can help them excel.
  • SumTotal 8.0 puts top-notch capabilities at the hands of managers, employees, and administrators, and allows organizations to tailor their talent solutions to drive their unique business needs — instead of having to tailor their business needs and processes to fit their talent solutions.