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. In this post I will describe the business needs that made it imperative for the client to make the transition, and why eFront was chosen. Why change from SumTotal.

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. Our united global footprint provides unparalleled capabilities that cover the complete spectrum of Talent Management business needs across all segments and markets. Why is SumTotal acquiring GeoLearning?

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.

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. In this post I will describe the business needs that made it imperative for the client to make the transition, and why eFront was chosen. Why change from SumTotal.

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.

Mark Your Calendars and Join Skillsoft and SumTotal at Upcoming European Events

Skillsoft

It’s a busy month, but it’s still important to make time to hear about what’s happening in the industry. elearning EMEA

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

Inquisiq

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.

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

Inquisiq

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.

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

Inquisiq

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.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. Extended enterprise learning initiatives are usually owned by different business groups than the employee LMS and thus are funded and deployed at different times.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Insurance and Procurement Records – Proof of minimum and mandatory insurance coverage , as well as other hiring-related documents such as W-9 tax forms, business licenses and special certifications for veterans, minorities and other relevant affiliations.

The Current Top 5 Talent Management Solutions

InsiderHub

Talent Expansion ™ by SumTotal Systems, Inc. stars out of 5) SumTotal began in the e-Learning industry, and have a different but creative approach toward talent management. Business HR Top 5 Solutions You want a talented team. Correction: you NEED a talented team.

A Whole New World (of Learning)

CLO Magazine

At that time (early 2000s), learning management systems were an innovative new business application that helped companies build and manage e-learning and track and organize all forms of training. I don’t predict the end of big systems like Saba, SumTotal, SAP or any other LMS vendor overnight.

Saba Insight 2018 Insights

Bluewater Learning

How does Saba keep from turning into a SumTotal-like company with multiple products serving a similar market and having difficulty merging the product and the customers into (optimally) one or perhaps two platforms?

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NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

But, in business, well, at least for this grid, not everyone is a winner. Cornerstone Learning Suite, Fuse, Litmos by SAP, eLogic Learning, SumTotal Learning Management, Growth Engineering. Welcome. Welcome. .

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

Bersin & Associates – The Business of Talent. SumTotal Talent Development Blog.

Sharing the TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 1 – Validating the Potential

Learning Cafe

Among other things, the aims of TinCan/xAPI@Work are to: Understand the business impact on learning and learning experience. We discuss: What is the potential for TinCan/xAPI to accommodate requirements that business, learners and L&D need for the future ?

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Congrats to our Top Learning Systems customers

Rustici Software

Schoox is a unique Talent Development Platform that covers the entire range of activities that help companies –from small to enterprise – change their perception about learning and talent management from a traditional compliance checklist and HR administration process respectively into a holistic business growth process. 5 SumTotal. SumTotal is a major player in the enterprise LMS space.

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The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Imagine that your organization is informed in real-time about individual and program progress, as well as relevant business impact. Their position in the business gives them some leeway to “go rogue” if needed, to support their learning programs.

The Employee Engagement Crisis. Can L&D Provide Solutions? – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Interestingly the same report identified Learning as a business-critical priority for increasing skills, improving the leadership pipeline, and enhancing employee engagement and retention. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside.

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , Learn.com , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM.

The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

The trainers have been asked to encourage discussion when they get a bit time from their busy schedule. Alex has worked in senior leadership positions in Jive, SumTotal, Talent2 and Saba. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside.

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed

mLevel

SumTotal. SumTotal. Business Skills Library. Executives Nominate 100 Solutions Across Expanded 30 Categories for Excellence. Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2015 Finalists. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 4,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 30 product categories.

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. From the vendor perspective, this keeps our pulse on the voice of what the customer truly needs to move ahead in their business.

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

Learning Cafe

The L&D profession is facing stress in Australia bought about reduced budgets, outsourcing, increased speed of business and the impact of technology. We cogitate on the skills needed to ensure L&D professionals keep themselves in demand including digital and business skills.

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How Mobile Devices Will Continue To Shape HR Departments in the Future?

Your Training Edge

Today, smartphones and tablets are among the most evident gadgets being maximized by employees and businesses in providing more efficient work even when on the go. SumTotal.

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Perception in the E-Learning World

eLearning 24-7

Some people perceive them as a personality or business assessment, like so many people are required to do at the job. . When someone says traditional, I know they are thinking of SumTotal, SuccessFactors and Cornerstone. None of them have a built-in business intelligence tool, yet 99% of the learning system space, even the newbies, do not either. Yet, I never hear those same terms that are tossed towards the folks such as Cornerstone and SumTotal. .

Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts

Meridian

Most recently, Kai served as the VP of Business Development at Blackboard. Prior to Blackboard, Ken held public sector sales roles at Saba and SumTotal Systems. Reston, VA – December 13, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced a significant leadership team expansion with the recent addition of three learning industry veterans.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005. Winner: SumTotal Learn. SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. Award of Excellence: SumTotal Talent. SumTotal Talent offers the ability to discover hidden talent and capabilities within your current workforce and provide tools to help all of your people be more productive. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

For the past several years during selection I've found that they trail Saba and SumTotal on needed capabilities and they were hard to use for particular tasks that were important to the clients involved. As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal.

Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

From my observation, I have categorised LMS based on the business motivation to create and offer them to the market: LMS that are part of a larger ERP system (e.g. SumTotal , Saba , Cornerstone ). It’s all about keeping to core business. formal, informal, social, self-directed, certified, performance support, anytime/anywhere learning) the better the fit for your business. There are lots and lots of Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the market.

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Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS

Tony Karrer

And when you go look at the LMS providers, they don't call themselves an LMS anymore: • SumTotal is a global provider of talent and learning management solutions. • Plateau is a leading provider of talent management software, content and services designed to increase workforce productivity and drive business success. Sitting in a fun presentation by Kevin Oakes at DevLearn on the Rise and Fall of the LMS.

Best Learning Systems by Country (2018)

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal Learning Management (YES). Syfadis Experience (YES) – They only do business in France at this time. Last week, I had a post on LinkedIn, whereas I noted by country and continent (not all) the best learning system. Numerous readers contacted me and asked if I could post it on my blog, and if I had any additional countries, etc. – which the answer is a big yes. Please be aware that I do not have every country listed.

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

eLearning 24-7

If you just want the LMS, then the best fit IMO is SMB (Small to mid-size business). If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down. SumTotal by Skillsoft. 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. Welcome, welcome all!

Our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 – Proof Of Concept & Learning Analytics

Learning Cafe

Among other things, the aims of TinCan/xAPI@Work are to: Understand the business impact on learning and learning experience. In collaboration with participating organisations, learning cafe shall explore not only the business impact of TinCan but also its effectiveness as a new learning standard. We discuss: What is the potential for TinCan/xAPI to accommodate requirements that business, learners and L&D need for the future?

Leaders, Failure Is Upon You

CLO Magazine

There are brilliant scientists, visionary developers and accomplished educators — all highly skilled and educated professionals — who lack the skills to lead a coaching conversation or to collaborate cross-functionally on business strategy. John Ambrose is a general manager at SumTotal.

The Inevitable Fusion of Learning and Talent

CLO Magazine

Demographic shifts, reinvented business models, technological advances and new forms of competition require organizations to fuel perpetual skill upgrades. Brent Colescott is director of business strategy and transformation, SumTotal, a Skillsoft company.