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. Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model. Cost of ownership.

Ad Hoc Reports vs Jaspersoft Studio: The Guide to SumTotal Reporting Options

Bluewater Learning

Fortunately, your SumTotal platform has the ability to create great reports. In fact, there are two different types of reporting in SumTotal and both are powerful in their own way. The Ad Hoc reporting tool is the native reporting tool built into your SumTotal platform.

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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. Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model. Cost of ownership.

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. This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier. HP Freeman had been using the SumTotal Learning Management System to deliver and manage the training program.

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. This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier. HP Freeman had been using the SumTotal Learning Management System to deliver and manage the training program.

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. This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier. HP Freeman had been using the SumTotal Learning Management System to deliver and manage the training program.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are a small or medium-sized business that is paying for an oversized SAP, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba or Cornerstone LMS and feel like plankton in an ocean of priorities. You pay “annual support and maintenance” fees but continue to use an older version of LMS software because upgrade costs are prohibitive. You periodically activate and deactivate users to stay under the license count, trying to minimize costs. 2) Calculate and Compare Current/Future Costs.

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Learning Management Platform for Your Training Need

G-Cube

Using a robust LMS platform , organizations can mitigate costs and risks related to traditional learning, thereby allowing the workforce to access online courses at their own pace and convenience. ? The main objective of enterprises is to boost workforce engagement, drive sales, retention, and reduce training costs. Such companies implement cloud-based learning management systems- flexible, affordable, and do not involve initial installation or deployment costs. ?

Effective Training on Compliance and Patient Safety Using Robust Healthcare Learning Management Systems

G-Cube

The right kind of learning management tools help to mitigate training costs, boost employee engagement, knowledge retention, and automate overall training process. Some of the popular learning management systems such as G-Cube LMS, Blackboard, SumTotal LMS, and others provide custom online learning courses to cater to the pertinent needs of the healthcare workforce.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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eLogic, Growth Engineering, Litmos by SAP, CrossKnowledge Learning Suite, MATRIX, Kokm, Roundtable Learning, SumTotal Learning Management, Cornerstone Learn, GyrusAim Learning Cloud, Tessello, Agylia. SumTotal Learning Management * takes home the prize.

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. This gives a lot of hassle with your IT department, it will give you issues (and cost) on updating the software but most important: All software will move to the cloud. Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better.

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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. This gives a lot of hassle with your IT department, it will give you issues (and cost) on updating the software but most important: All software will move to the cloud. Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better.

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Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

I know SumTotal Learning Management gets tagged regularly when it comes to support. And I know folks who leave them are usually unhappy for various reasons, but I can tell you that I have had two in-depth meetings with SumTotal including one with the VP of Customer Service/Support and have seen the metrics. They have by far the best mobile app for Support, i.e. a support mobile app that clients can download and use (if they have SumTotal). SumTotal Learning Management (Yes).

User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen

Learning Cafe

Save on costs. 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.

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

Learning Cafe

Janice had been recently appointed CEO in had taken steps to cut costs to maintain profitability including a round of retrenchments.Janice was pleased that the tough steps had been taken and that Rosmo was in good shape to grab market share from competitors. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. April 23 , 12 – 1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview.

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Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. It used to be that people would mention CoD, SumTotal and Saba when they were looking at those three platforms – at least to me they would – but nowadays, I don’t hear that. I always hear “I’m looking at SumTotal, CoD, Expertus”, when folks mention it to me.

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

Your Training Edge

SumTotal. The same technique will be beneficial and cost-effective for many companies, instead of spending a lot for training days. With the strong adoption of mobile devices in enterprises, it is showing no signs of slowing down in the future, especially with the continuous development to produce smarter, high-tech devices.

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Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal Learning Management – They have come a long way. I readily admit for the longest time I was not a fan of SumTotal, but that was then, this is now. That said, support has improved greatly – especially with an outstanding mobile support app, a big plus for me, and they – the folks at SumTotal seem to be moving in the right direction.

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 old-guard talent management LMS remained steadfast and stubborn – clinging to critical flaws: Astronomical licensing and setup costs. Costly, labor-intensive upgrades and maintenance fees.

SCORM Test

Tony Karrer

Docent, SumTotal, Saba, Learn.com, etc.). Have you ever tried contacting SumTotal about what options they have available for third-party courseware testing? There have been lots of good comments and discussion on the post Test SCORM Courses with an LMS : eLearning Technology. Well worth looking at some of them. The basic issue covered in the post was how to test SCORM courses prior to loading on a given LMS (e.g.,

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

2) Audience Size – Core open source LMS licensing costs are zero (or minimal). Here are some key differences that can swing buying decisions in one direction or another: Cost. Because LMS licensing comes at no/low cost, nearly every budget can afford a service provider.

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

Especially on the vendor side, whereas pricing for systems, dropped in cost. Many vendors stopped charging for APIs, per seat costs were in the low to mid 20’s for 1,000 learners, with some vendors going lower. Honestly, buying SumTotal would make more sense, but nevertheless, it is Saba. Curious to know the similarities and differences between Cornerstone and SumTotal?

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Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems

InsiderHub

Here are the top 10 LMS brands owned: Blackboard Internal/Developed In-House SAP/SuccessFactors/Plateau SumTotal Cornerstone OnDemand Oracle Skillsoft/Skillport Saba HealthStream Moodle Others Learning management systems are used in both corporate as well as academic settings. Notably, “high cost” wasn’t a factor in dissatisfaction.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

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. >> Reduce your total cost of ownership. >> 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!”

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In fact, the total cost of weak contractor compliance management is much more than just penalty fees – especially when noncompliance leads to extremely expensive operational disruptions or delays. The opportunity cost can easily total hundreds of thousands of dollars a day.

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.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. Bulk sales functionality is important because content development costs are fixed. How to weigh costs and benefits accurately. New year. New decade.

Expect 2 C in Learning Systems 2021

eLearning 24-7

Happening. Sure, you can say, well “Free” was really hidden somewhere to offset the cost, but when you realize that vendors do not use some secret formula to calculate their pricing for “per seat”, and “setup” fees, that the whole “hidden message” angle, doesn’t really fly. . Not that some will say the reason for not cutting pricing is because they are transparent and are not hiding costs elsewhere.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

5 – SumTotal Learn. But if you can and you want to decide between CoD, SF, Saba or SumTotal. Go SumTotal. Thus if that was one minus point, it would be the cost. . I admit I love lists. I’m one of those people who sees a book of lists about anything and then I must have it. I must read it. I just like lists. It seems to me that there are others who also love lists.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

A few of the Top 50 LMS vendors in attendance: Growth Engineering, ExpertusOne, eLogic Learning, Docebo, Administrate, SumTotal, NetDimensions, Litmos, LearnUpon, iSpring Online, Totara, Shift IQ, IMC-AG, Blackboard, D2L, Biz Library. I talked to a vendor recently about geolocation and how long it would take or cost to add to a mobile app. Well hello there! Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? SumTotal’s announcement does not include learning as part of their HCM, which for now is great news – but at some point will that change? And now a brief announcement: Shocking news!

The Talent Management Award

CLO Magazine

PSAV ultimately chose to partner with SkillSoft and SumTotal Learning Management. The video, available to 5,000 Ally Auto finance employees, has led to cost savings of about $425,000 compared with instructor-led training, the previous learning method offered.

Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development

Abreon

AI is helping to save time, reduce the workload on staff, increase personalization, and reduce costs. This carries higher costs and time to develop and is best used when there is a clear cost or safety benefit over traditional training methods. The advantage of AR over VR is that less content has to be created, which saves time and reduces cost. many tasks and procedures to save time and reduce costs.

Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer

Adobe Captivate

The authors had to use some LMS (SumTotal, NetDimensions, Moodle, etc) OR the Email reporting feature of Adobe Captivate. LMS is though, always a better option, but along with its so many advantages, it comes with a heavy cost also. Adobe Captivate Quiz Result Analyzer.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

This is probably the least attractive option due to cost, but necessary with complex integrations. Many talent management systems such as Cornerstone , SuccessFactors , Oracle , SumTotal and Saba have their own proprietary integrated LMS solutions. Tying marketing, learning, ecommerce and other business systems together helps elevate the LMS from a cost to a strategic profit center.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

I identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name), Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). SumTotal by Skillsoft – the 2016 re-haul is a huge plus. SumTotal by Skillsoft. To say to a vendor with a scenario of, “I want to know the cost for 1000 users” – isn’t just a simple retort. . It’s nearly here.

“Automating” your Classroom Training

rapidLD

Auto-enrollment and/or rules-driven course assignment features definitely help a system administrator to enable a number of “set it & forget it” options that drives greater productivity and ultimately cost-savings. Saba, SumTotal, Cornerstone) that have a robust instructor’s interface. “Automating” your Classroom Training.