SumTotal Confirmed as a Market Leader with Largest Global Market Share in Learning Management Software…from SumTotal Systems


Latest Industry Report Recognizes Company for its Complete Learning Management Capabilities

HRchitect featured SumTotal Systems in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Management Systems and top Learning Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Kimberley Kasper, VP of Marketing, and Jon Ciampi, VP of Product Management with SumTotal Systems appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on May 1, 2009. SumTotal Systems also competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Employee Performance Management Systems in February 2009, where they were crowned the winner. Dave Watkins, Softscape’s CEO and Co-Founder appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 19, 2009.

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SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in complete talent management solutions, today announced it was positioned as a market leader in latest industry report from Bersin & Associates, “Learning Systems 2011: The Definitive Buyer’s Guide to the Global Market for Learning Management Solutions .” SumTotal continues to lead the market with ongoing growth, expansion, and product innovation delivering real value to customers and helping organizations around the globe better manage their workforce.

The in-depth report from the industry’s leading authority on Learning Systems contains a detailed review of the learning management systems (LMS) and related markets, including an evaluation of market trends, profiles of the top providers, and Bersin’s proprietary Market Maps® to help buyers understand the positioning of providers including SumTotal.

“We believe the market has started to segment itself into several broad categories of LMS companies, and as our study indicates, SumTotal with its acquisition of Softscape continues to strengthen its position among vendors offering integrated Talent Management suites,” said David Mallon, principal analyst, Bersin & Associates. “When you look at our study, which calls out the range of features now offered by SumTotal, it’s easy to see that the company is now also a credible and a major new force in talent management software.”

Per the report, SumTotal offers one of the most complete sets of functionality for core learning management and is designated as the global market share leader. SumTotal is further recognized for being “highly configurable” and for its “experience deploying solutions in large, multinational organizations.” The report concludes: “We believe SumTotal’s product is best-suited to large, global organizations. The company also offers full-featured products targeted to the midmarket and delivered on-demand in the SaaS model.”

“As an industry expert, Bersin & Associates has a clear perspective of the learning management market and customer needs,” said John Borgerding, CEO of SumTotal Systems. “We are honored to have been included in their market report and positioned as a leader. With our long history in learning and talent management, SumTotal has a deep understanding of what it takes to help make customers successful. Our customers trust and rely on our global expertise in deploying long-term talent management strategies that drive tangible business results.”

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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