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Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

eLearning 24-7

Like many of you, I was surprised to find out that Skillsoft is in the process of acquiring SumTotal. Here according to the documentation listed on the Skillsoft web site, is what they see as the real value of the SumTotal acquisition (text listed is actual wording on their document): Skillsoft and SumTotal provide highly complementary HR solutions. Combination of Skillsoft and SumTotal offers comprehensive, content-rich HR solutions. HR or Training or L&D (depending on the company)?  Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal. They are not. doubt it.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. Companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations rely on GeoLearning’s deep domain expertise to drive organizational performance. This acquisition combines SumTotal’s proven leadership in Talent Management with GeoLearning’s comprehensive learning solutions specifically in the Mid-market, Government, and Extended Enterprise market segments.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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He is also a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Carmen and a Freeman of the City of London. Examples include helping the US-based LMS provider, Pathlore, to be acquired by SumTotal Systems and helping the UK-based learning content producer, Skillchange Systems, to be acquired by Vega (which, itself, was later acquired by an Italian company). Bob: Interestingly, last month, I was speaking at an international conference in Croatia, organised by the food company, Podravka, on the subject of innovation in learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Bob. LCMSs.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the largest training content company (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest and most pioneering learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. The combined company has a new level of scale. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. Skillsoft's acquisition of SumTotal gives the company both.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). The company is well over $150M in revenues and now has 39 million licensed users.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. The combined company has a new level of scale. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. While there are hundreds of other LMS and content companies, nearly all the others are smaller.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

eLearning 24-7

Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. A LMS should first be a LMS. The car company Honda is listed as a best seller. viewed a SuccessFactors presentation – put on by the company to me and saw that they listed their platform as a human capital management system (it appeared on a slide). . SumTotal. Cornerstone On Demand Saba SuccessFactors SumTotal 2012 Lists. ” The Latest.

GeoLearning Acquired by SumTotal: The mLearning Impact?

mLearning Trends

The enterprise learning market witnessed another big consolidation event today as SumTotal Systems announced it acquired GeoLearning thus further positioning SumTotal as the largest platform provider for LMS and talent management solutions in the industry. According to leading analyst Josh Bersin , the combined entity will grow SumTotal's "total market share to 12.5%.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

spent 13 years running technology and product strategy for SumTotal Systems. started in learning technology developing and then managing a product called Ingenium (Jim and I first met back then) at a company called Meliora Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix. We took that company public in 1998 and rebranded it as Click2learn. Jim is a Sr. Standalone assessments.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

spent 13 years running technology and product strategy for SumTotal Systems. started in learning technology developing and then managing a product called Ingenium (Jim and I first met back then) at a company called Meliora Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix. We took that company public in 1998 and rebranded it as Click2learn. Jim is a Sr. Standalone assessments.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). The company is well over $150M in revenues and now has 39 million licensed users.

BOB LITTLE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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Tech Headlines for September 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for September 2014 include: Skillsoft to Acquire SumTotal, Top 20 Portal Companies, Phablets Add VR, and Bersin Reports LMS Spending Grows More Than $2.5 Billion. Click here to read full version

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

have to know about e-Learning, finance, management, marketing, sales, product development and more in order to manage all these developments in our company. But for most (if not all) of these fields we have a specialist in the company that is better than I am. Companies are not here forever. Here are the lessons learned. It is the same with choosing your e-Learning tooling.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

have to know about e-Learning, finance, management, marketing, sales, product development and more in order to manage all these developments in our company. But for most (if not all) of these fields we have a specialist in the company that is better than I am. Companies are not here forever. Here are the lessons learned. It is the same with choosing your e-Learning tooling.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. The combined company has a new level of scale. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. While there are hundreds of other LMS and content companies, nearly all the others are smaller.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. The combined company has a new level of scale. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. While there are hundreds of other LMS and content companies, nearly all the others are smaller.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Of course, Tena Lyons, vice president for product marketing at SumTotal, works for a learning technology company, so she’d obviously have some pros to offer. For instance, you recently updated the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite. For every tech gadget that saves time, money and eases stress, there are always a few more that seemingly do exactly the opposite.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

Working for a small company, mid-size, large, F100?  Enable our learners to take courses, content and share that content with others in our company – i.e. we want a learning community.   3. As someone who once worked at a tech company, the old phrase, “yeah it  is on our roadmap” was often used in order to entice someone to ideally buy.   Been there.  UI/UX.

HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taking a page from the Apple AppStore, Workday is letting anyone create a "template" and publish it for sharing. (I assume companies can charge for these too.) Bottom line: while Workday's product is a little bit "cutting edge" and doesn't have all the bells and whistles of SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics or the maturity of Oracle OBIE, companies will immediately see value and should be able to start building their Big Data expertise directly from Workday. SumTotal's Elixr. Why is SumTotal getting into the middleware business?

B2B Top Five LMSs

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Company to Company. oh, and nice folks too. #5 – SumTotal Learn. But if you can and you want to decide between CoD, SF, Saba or SumTotal.  Go SumTotal.  If you want uber e-commerce and can deal with the subpar UI and some other challenges, then explore Cornerstone OnDemand. #4 LearnUpon. System is very affordable for what you get. #3 Docebo. I’ve talked highly about the company before and without ad naseum here, I will say that it is very strong in B2B.  Yep, people love lists. Yet, other times, the list carries value and benefit.  Uh, no.

The Inevitable Fusion of Learning and Talent

CLO Magazine

Research from Deloitte University Press titled “Global Human Capital Trends 2015, Leading in the New World of Work” indicates the percentage of companies rating learning and development as a “very high” priority tripled in a year, yet organizational readiness is rapidly declining. Brent Colescott is director of business strategy and transformation, SumTotal, a Skillsoft company.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Many companies had them, and they often ran on mainframes. In the late 1980s a few pioneering companies (Saba, Docent, and Pathlore) set out to build a new generation of systems to manage not only formal training, but also e-learning and other forms of digital content. These companies set in place an explosion of innovation to build e-learning platforms. billion. The $1.8

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

Too often companies decide they need a new learning management system or invest in a new content development platform without first figuring out what business purpose it will serve — and whether learners will even use it. These companies also offer content curation as part of their learning management systems. These are heady days for learning leaders. In 2015 alone, more than $6.54

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training. " There are now hundreds of MOOCs, new LMS companies (we count over 200), and more new assessment tools than you can count. And SumTotal now supports context-embedded learning in applications like Salesforce.

Tech Headlines for September 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for September 2014 include: Skillsoft to Acquire SumTotal, Top 20 Portal Companies, Phablets Add VR, and Bersin Reports LMS Spending Grows More Than $2.5 Billion. Click here to read full version

Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect

Learning on the Leading Edge

While most of the talent software companies are growing rapidly ( CornerstoneOnDemand , Lumesse , SumTotal , JobVite , Halogen , PeopleFluent , Silkroad , PageUpPeople ), more than 50% of buyers are now looking for totally integrated systems which include an HRMS. PeopleFluent and SumTotal both announced very intelligent middleware products (Collosus from PeopleFluent and ElixHR from SumTotal) which bring third party data together to make their talent suites plug and play with any other HR data source. Innovation continues. The big players get bigger.

Desperate Need to Reinvent the L&D professional in Australia – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Offered the role of a onboarding program facilitator, Derek did not think twice before he said “yes” Since then he had polished his facilitation skills, moved into a Learning partner role and currently headed the Learning function for one the divisions of the insurance company. Panel. Questions for Discussion.

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