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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. Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal. have no problem with Skillsoft buying SumTotal. They are not. B2B training?

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. 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. As of January 5, 2011, SumTotal and GeoLearning are now one integrated company with a unified strategy and vision. Why is SumTotal acquiring GeoLearning? Will GeoLearning management team and employees join SumTotal? Here is some information from the announcement. industry

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. Why change from SumTotal. The decision to move away from SumTotal was not an easy one. SumTotal is one of the leaders in the LMS space for numeral reasons. This means that any customization needs to come either as plugin or through SumTotal directly.

Avoid Confusion: Hide the SumTotal LMS Player Controls Using Articulate Storyline 2

CommLab India

recenly worked on a e-learning course developed using the rapid authoring tool, Articulate Storyline and published it to SumTotal LMS. By default, the SumTotal LMS provides navigational elements on top of the screen to every course published to it. So in this blog post, I’m going to share how you can hide the navigation elements at top of the course provided by the SumTotal LMS. 1.

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 acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

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 acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

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). Skillsoft and SumTotal are both pioneers in their respective markets and each grew through a series of acquisitions. SumTotal is the combination of Click2Learn, Docent, Pathlore, GeoLearning, Mindsolve, and several other technology companies. Skillsoft's acquisition of SumTotal gives the company both. Expanded sales force for SumTotal. SumTotal will still have to be an open platform. ").

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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). ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Bob. How has the journey been so far? Virtual classrooms.

American Cancer Society Adopts SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to Transform into Self-Developing Organization

Skillsoft

SumTotal's solution will help the American Cancer Society empower more than 6,000 employees to pursue a meaningful path for individualized professional growth and development while increasing engagement, productivity and partnership with the Society’s more than 2.5 million volunteers. learning & development

SumTotal Extends elixHR Platform with SnapLogic Cloud Integration by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Partnership to deliver pre-built “Snap” Connectors, allowing SumTotal customers to incorporate Talent. Management Applications and SumTotal’s Learn with 150 third-party business applications. Learning Systems Management

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. SumTotal. Look at their product lines:  SumTotal Talent (uh, Talent/PM), SumTotal Work (includes Payroll), SumTotal elixHR (HR), SumTotal Learn – okay, three are HR/OD related and one is pure learning. . Cornerstone On Demand Saba SuccessFactors SumTotal Best Selling doesn’t mean the Best. 2012 Lists.

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%.

Breaking News: Skillsoft Completes Acquisition of SumTotal Systems by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has completed its acquisition of SumTotal Systems from Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management Training Strategies

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. This company eventually became SumTotal Systems after a merger with Docent. Interview Academy Corporate training Federico LMS Masie Microsoft OfficeTalk Search SharePoint 15 SumTotal SystemsThought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning.

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. This company eventually became SumTotal Systems after a merger with Docent. Interview Academy Corporate training Federico LMS Masie Microsoft OfficeTalk Search SharePoint 15 SumTotal SystemsThought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning.

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 acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

SumTotal, Skillsoft Expand Partnership, Launch Context-Aware Talent Solution by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

New offering helps organizations rationalize big HR data by extending SumTotal’s elixHR platform to enable. the pervasive, dynamic delivery of best-action learning and talent development content within SumTotal’s. talent expansion solutions. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems Measurement Training Strategies

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. Why change from SumTotal. The decision to move away from SumTotal was not an easy one. SumTotal is one of the leaders in the LMS space for numeral reasons. This means that any customization needs to come either as plugin or through SumTotal directly.

Skillsoft Honors 2015 Inspire Award Winners

Skillsoft

Skillsoft and SumTotal customers awarded for excellence in learning and talent management at 2015 EMEA Perspectives in London. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Announces Agreement to Acquire SumTotal Systems by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of SumTotal Systems from. affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not. disclosed. Design & Development Tools Management Training Strategies

SumTotal Releases Talent Expansion Suite: Context-aware User Experience for HR by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

SumTotal’s latest Talent Expansion Suite release helps employees filter out the noise and focus on. information that is truly relevant and important at a given point in time. This release delivers more than 50. features and enhancements across the entire suite. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Systems Management Measurement

Moodle 2.9 Pre-Release Announcement

Lambda Solutions

With more than 70 million users, Moodle is the clear market leader, with almost double the adoption of the two subsequent vendors, SumTotal and Blackboard, combined. Moodle 2.9 is officially on its way. Moodle is the world’s leading Learning Management System. Moodle is already far ahead of its competition, and 2.9 gives it even more edge. The update was heavily influenced by Moodle community feedback, so improvements will be found in major areas of concern. Moodle 2.9 boasts enhanced development in the areas of lessons, quizzes, and course management.

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). Skillsoft and SumTotal are both pioneers in their respective markets and each grew through a series of acquisitions. SumTotal is the combination of Click2Learn, Docent, Pathlore, GeoLearning, Mindsolve, and several other technology companies. Skillsoft's acquisition of SumTotal gives the company both. Expanded sales force for SumTotal. SumTotal will still have to be an open platform. ").

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). Skillsoft and SumTotal are both pioneers in their respective markets and each grew through a series of acquisitions. SumTotal is the combination of Click2Learn, Docent, Pathlore, GeoLearning, Mindsolve, and several other technology companies. Skillsoft's acquisition of SumTotal gives the company both. Expanded sales force for SumTotal. SumTotal will still have to be an open platform. ").

BOB LITTLE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

The post BOB LITTLE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS appeared first on Learnnovators.

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

You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. My Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. Here are the lessons learned. Be careful of Vendor lock in. Results.

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

Challenge to Learn

You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. My Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. Here are the lessons learned. Be careful of Vendor lock in. Results.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq LMS

The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle […]. The post SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS appeared first on Inquisiq R4 LMS. Getting a new Learning Management System (LMS) or migrating to a new one? If so, you’ll enjoy this case study. You’re no doubt finding that there is no shortage of different types of Learning Management Systems to choose from. Add in a plethora of technological and organizational factors to consider and the decision can be quite daunting. Inquisiq R3 News LMS Features LMS Industry Mashup

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HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

SumTotal's Elixr. SumTotal, which has grown over the years through a combination of acquisitions (Click2learn, Docent, Pathlore, GeoLearning, Cybershift, Cyborg) and organic expansion, is now one of the largest LMS and talent management vendors in the market. In addition to SumTotal's end to end talent management tools (and they also sell a robust analytics system), the company recently introduced a data integration product called elixHR. Why is SumTotal getting into the middleware business? More interestingly, however, SumTotal has gone much further.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best LMS

Inquisiq LMS

The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. HP Freeman had been using the SumTotal Learning Management System to deliver and manage the training program. In mid-2013 they had decided to leave the SumTotal system and move to another LMS. This case study takes a look at the process of migrating an entire training program from the SumTotal LMS to the Inquisiq LMS.

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SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq LMS

The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. HP Freeman had been using the SumTotal Learning Management System to deliver and manage the training program. In mid-2013 they had decided to leave the SumTotal system and move to another LMS. This case study takes a look at the process of migrating an entire training program from the SumTotal LMS to the Inquisiq R3 LMS.

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SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq LMS

The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. HP Freeman had been using the SumTotal Learning Management System to deliver and manage the training program. In mid-2013 they had decided to leave the SumTotal system and move to another LMS. This case study takes a look at the process of migrating an entire training program from the SumTotal LMS to the Inquisiq R3 LMS.

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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. You know the ones we mean.

User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen

Learning Cafe

Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register. Remember the time we got all our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts. Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. This content is being generated by  the same people who also work in your organisations. Save on costs. Facilitate 70 in (70:20:10). Our panel discusses the viability of using employee  generated learning content.  We discuss. Panel.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

SumTotal Talent Development Blog. The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever. list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Educause – Learning Technologies.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down.   I should note that Saba is another HCM possible player, and that the majority of their customers also buy two modules (learning and performance). SumTotal by Skillsoft. I can’t figure them out.  SumTotal ruined IMO the GeoLearning LMS known as Maestro and will Skillsoft buying SumTotal, I wondered to myself whether this would be great or awful. Anyway, SumTotal is another system heading towards the HCM space.