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. The reason for the acquisition at least from a press release and information on the purchase (and available for viewing on the Skillsoft site), screams of HCM (Human Capital Management). HCM, among other things is all about HR (human resources), HRIS (human resources information systems) and the wherewithal of all that is part of it.

2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives Recap


2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives included exciting announcements, informative industry insights and plenty of great networking opportunities for our customers. Skillsoft events

SkillSoft's inGenius: About adding meaningful context.

ID Reflections

SkillSoft recently (about 3 weeks back) announced the launch of inGenius. This social learning layer will integrate with SkillSoft's Book 24X7, a vast repository of technical and IT-related literature that many organizations use as off-the-shelf content to enable their employees. eLearning Technology , while applauding the effort SkillSoft is making to integrate Social Learning, does criticize the fact that they are tying this to SkillSoft and to books as learning resources.

CEB Features Skillsoft Resources in New Book "The Challenger Customer"


Skillsoft's free ebook, featured in CEB's new book, is described as a best practice example of how to equip stakeholders with the information they need to make a move to technology-enabled learning.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Key vendors include SkillSoft,, and Harvard Business School Publishing. Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.

How to Prepare for Active Shooters in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

“[Employees] are yearning to be informed about how the world is changing and how threats get processed at work.” ’ ” He said it should include information about exits, how to run in zig zags to be a moving target and other practical knowledge.

These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You

CLO Magazine

By email, Heide Abelli, vice president for leadership and business skills at educational technology company Skillsoft shared a few learning and leadership development myths and misperceptions the company wants to counter. Our Skillsoft research suggests this is simply not the case.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. THE QUOTE.

LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS


Especially since they won’t be the only ones with custom & informal content libraries (Cornerstone, Skillsoft, and others have had this for years). In 2015 LinkedIn purchased, a premier provider in online training.

FocusOn Learning 2016 Presents “Microlearning: The Ideal Partner for Mobile”


breaking information into bite-sized chunks) is the ideal partner for mobile. He was a member of the leadership teams for Skillsoft, NETg, Kaplan Financial, and AchieveGlobal, among others. Delivering mobile learning presents a challenge to any organization, given the smaller form factor and the fact that learners don’t want to stare at their screens for extended periods of time. This session will explain why microlearning (i.e.

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Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale


Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. He joined me to talk about modern sales training and how it is changing in response to new information from the neurosciences and cognitive psychology.

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Mike Simmons – Sales Training with the Brain in Mind


Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. He joined me to talk about modern sales training and how it is changing in response to new information from the neurosciences and cognitive psychology.

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

According to SkillSoft, 93% of CEOs plan to increase or maintain their training budget, and 85% already have a mobile training strategy, or will implement one soon. Did you know that the average smartphone today is more powerful than the PCs that took two astronauts to the moon in 1969?!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

A few weeks ago I did a very informal query on Twitter, asking people what were their favorite eLearning brands. I used to pitch up against some of the "big guys" -- NetG, SkillSoft -- who do some custom development, but the clients would choose our small shop because we provided better customer service. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? As a side note, Skillsoft is trying really hard to get Social Learning to be SEOed to their inGenius product.

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

eLearning 24-7

There is a lot of horrible – informative wise, insight wise – out there. . Having someone watch or should watch a 3min video (a piece of content), doesn’t mean they extracted the information. Percepio from Skillsoft, houses only Skillsoft courses at this time. There was a time, just a few years back, that content meant one thing and courses meant another thing.

You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?

According to Skillsoft’s recent research , employees mainly want training to help them get better at their jobs and reach personal goals, which includes promotion. Classrooms and videos can provide basic information about a skill before someone tries it in the field.

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Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Abillity to include your conference information within Gmail, Outlook and other e-mail providers when you schedule a session. . No, but then again, this is an issue with many course providers including and Skillsoft. .

Part 1: The Shift From Push to Pull Learning

CLO Magazine

Commonly called “pull” or informal learning, these just-in-time solutions differ from traditional “push” types of classroom instruction by enabling users to access at the point of need and find compressed nuggets of content that can help them with specific tasks or workflow. E-learning courseware company Skillsoft experienced a similar situation when it first invested in pull types of learning technology. invested in informal learning tools and services.

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. I think Skillsoft has the power to turn it around – ST that is, when it comes to learning. SumTotal by Skillsoft. It’s nearly here.

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Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

DATA PROVIDERS – In the compliance space, any organization that captures information about contractor companies and their employees is a data provider. Strong API interoperability is required to securely aggregate and use information from these various sources.

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

eLearning 24-7

There are few and I mean only a few who follow this pattern (example: Skillsoft), where the course library is the primary and the system secondary. The administration side can be overwhelming – sometimes too much information isn’t a good thing. 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. Welcome, welcome all!

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E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

Today, e-learning’s flexibility to reach learners wherever they are, to connect them with information and with each other, and ultimately deliver results continues to drive its adoption. They’re adept at adopting new technology and are inclined to seek out information as-needed.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Skillsoft SumTotal Systems Inc.

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed


SkillSoft. SkillSoft. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! 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.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. PRODUCT INFORMATION. CONTACT INFORMATION. PRODUCT INFORMATION. It seamlessly handles off-the-shelf and custom courseware, instructor-led, “blended,” and virtual classes, videos, and a wide range of informal learning content. CONTACT INFORMATION. PRODUCT INFORMATION. CONTACT INFORMATION. PRODUCT INFORMATION. CONTACT INFORMATION.

The Inevitable Fusion of Learning and Talent

CLO Magazine

Talent management teams possess a wealth of insights about workforce needs, while inordinate numbers of learning and development departments operate independent of this vital information. Kieran King is vice president, global customer insight for Skillsoft.

Learning Solutions Series: Most users satisfied with Off-the-shelf content solutions, when it fits their needs


Particularly popular are products from Skillsoft: 23% of organizations who own OTS content obtained it from that company. Imagine this: There’s a new federal law coming into effect next month, affecting 40% of your workforce’s day-to-day operations.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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Skillsoft and the wording of SumTotal right next to it, I wonder when it will be formally known as Skillsoft SumTotal or SumTotal by Skillsoft , rather than Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company – whew, I’m out of breath just saying it. in the form of information, insight and yeah, products. Well hello there! Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD. Graduates to Next Level of Online Learning

CLO Magazine

LinkedIn is not the only LMS to embrace custom and informal content. Vendors like Cornerstone, Skillsoft, and Degreed all offer various customization tools that enable access to curated content and individualized learning paths.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal by Skillsoft. SumTotal by Skillsoft (Part two). It was actually in the Skillsoft booth. I felt bad for the vendor who was near the board that had the Wi-Fi information on it. It is over. A big expo with several LMS vendors along with a few HR focused vendors who had a “learning component” to their systems.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Online content for employees can be aggregated from third-party providers such as OpenSesame, Skillsoft, Lynda, or Harvard Mentor. The amount of information shared to make the LMS work is usually limited to basic profile, manager and organizational information.

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.

Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

The data provides HR with information on talent and skill gap. . SkillSoft SkillPort ). 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. 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.

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Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

If the salesperson was misinformed by whomever provided her this information, than that individual should provide their employees with what is the actual reason (if AICC is not the future of learning). “If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.”

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

When I write my Top 50 report, I wear multiple hats ensuring that all factors are considered, beyond just the weighting and point totals (based on many tiers of data and information). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?”

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Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

When I write my Top 50 report, I wear multiple hats ensuring that all factors are considered, beyond just the weighting and point totals (based on many tiers of data and information). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?”

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LearnTrends Tweetstream backchannel

Jay Cross

Feature | Block SkillSoft Join us now at #learntrends for a chat on approaches for getting learning and support where it is needed [link] -12:00 PM Nov 18th, 2009. Tags: Informal Learning Here’s tho conversation taking place at Twitter during LearnTrends. (We’d We’d ask people to put their comments and questions into our conference system, where all could see them. ScottSkibell Videos from Tues & Wed #learntrends event are up.