SumTotal Recognized as a 2011 Top Learning Portal Company by Leading Learning Industry Resource…from SumTotal Systems


Training Industry Inc. Names SumTotal a Top Learning Portal Company for “Leading the Charge” in Innovation

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SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the innovator in strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as a 2011 Top Learning Portal Company by Training Industry Inc., a leading resource on organizational learning.

According to a recent release from Training Industry, SumTotal received this recognition for demonstrating excellence as a solution provider, specifically in areas including:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Geographic reach
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Commitment to the corporate training industry

“We continue to be impressed by the rate of innovation in the learning technologies marketplace,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at Training Industry, Inc., in a recent press release. “Our Top 20 Learning Portal Companies are leading the charge on innovation by providing learning leaders with exciting new tools to drive organizational effectiveness.”

SumTotal, the only Top 20 company to deliver a truly mobile learning application for devices such as Blackberries, iPhones and iPads, has long been recognized as a top provider of learning management solutions.

One example of impact is a leading, global pharmaceuticals and healthcare customer who leveraged SumTotal’s learning solutions to achieve three corporate objectives: reduce the cost of new hire training, standardize learning on a single platform and increase market share and savings.

With the implementation of the SumTotal LMS, this customer achieved these goals, saving $1.6 million in the first year of implementation (with a projected savings of $4.7 million over three years), and dramatically reducing time to proficiency for new hires.

As an innovator in the strategic HCM market, SumTotal has led the pack in exponentially magnifying the power of organizational learning by providing solutions that integrate learning with other core HCM functions, including performance, compensation, HR and goal management, and succession planning.

“Bringing together the spectrum of strategic HCM tools into a single, integrated platform provides organizations with a powerful solution,” said Hardeep Gulati, Executive Vice President of Products at SumTotal. “With this integration, we give our customers the information they need to make smarter business decisions and drive performance. Our dedication to continuous innovation in this sphere not only ensures our success, but also ensures our customers will have the tools they need to be highly competitive.”

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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