SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. 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. Why is SumTotal acquiring GeoLearning?

Drive Employee Engagement With Great Content

Bluewater Learning

But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained. The importance of employee engagement today is universally accepted.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with 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). They tend to be allocated, often from board level, based on operational performance. This suggests that learning is moving from being mostly formal (e-learning) to informal (performance support).

Designing Learning for Peak Performance

Learning Cafe

In sports, athletes need to perform at their best to win medals etc. Everything come down to that single second, minute or game when athletes need to be performing at their peak. The physical and mental training is designed for peak performance.

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. I have always seen then as talent/performance management platform which was becoming more of a HCM and this only re-confirmed it. SumTotal. Cornerstone On Demand Saba SuccessFactors SumTotal

The Talent Management Software Slump

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

The market for performance and succession management software, which we believe finished 2008 around $520M in size and is expected to grow to $655M in 2009, had. HR Systems LMS, LCMS cornerstone GeoLearning StepStone successfactors sumtotal systems taleoWe have been carefully looking at the Talent Management Software market over the last few weeks, and the first quarter of 2009 was a bit of a disaster.

Learning Management Platform for Your Training Need


Consequently, learning through LMS helps to boost employee engagement, knowledge retention, and workforce performance. The education sector mainly uses an elearning platform to increase collaboration, retention, and drive student performance levels.

Learning and the Flexible Workforce

CLO Magazine

But Morne Swart, vice president of global product strategy and transformation at SumTotal Systems, said this is not the case. “We’re Homepage Top Story - Left Column Performance Management flexible workforce gig economy remote workers

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

In this category, you will find Performance Mgt or Talent Mgt systems with a learning/training component or module. eLogic, Litmos by SAP, Growth Engineering, SumTotal Learning Management, Coorpacademy, Unicorn LMS, Docebo, CrossKnowledge Learning Suite, Fuse and Learn Amp and Brainier LMS.

Excellence in E-Learning

CLO Magazine

The L&D team has shifted from an instructor-led focus to a blended approach that is comprised of curated online learning, coaching experiences and demonstrations of proficiency designed to improve performance into curated pathways. Bronze: Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems.

Is Your Organization Worried about the Falling Unemployment Rate?

SumTotal L&D

It’s a topic that is very close to my heart and one I encounter on an almost daily basis as I travel around the globe in my capacity as Senior Director of Business Strategy and Transformation at SumTotal. HR needs to link training and performance. appeared first on SumTotal.

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!

A Whole New World (of Learning)

CLO Magazine

Many now sit behind consumer-like front ends built by companies such as Cornerstone, SumTotal and Instructure. I don’t predict the end of big systems like Saba, SumTotal, SAP or any other LMS vendor overnight.

Is Your Organization Worried about the Falling Unemployment Rate?

SumTotal L&D

It’s a topic that is very close to my heart and one I encounter on an almost daily basis as I travel around the globe in my capacity as Senior Director of Business Strategy and Transformation at SumTotal. HR needs to link training and performance. appeared first on SumTotal.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Corel Corporation OnDemand Software SumTotal Systems Inc. Skillsoft SumTotal Systems Inc. SumTotal Systems Inc. XStream Software SumTotal Systems Inc. Sakai Integrated Performance S.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

For example, SumTotal Systems recently announced SumTotal Stream that provides integration with particular tools: Microsoft Outlook: SumTotal's integration allows access to Talent Development tasks within the widely adopted Microsoft Outlook email client. Facebook: With SumTotal's new Facebook Application, employees who typically use this Social Network will be able to receive Talent Development alerts and connect with colleagues all while in the Facebook site.

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

Learning Cafe

TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver.

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Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

Q: Saba, SumTotal, Cornerstone, Taleo, SuccessFactors must be the best because a lot of people buy these systems. Talent and Performance Mgt. e-learning e-learning vendors human captial management LCMS learning learning management system learning portal LMS Talent and Performance Management virtual learning elearninfo learning management systemsHow many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net?

The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Alex has worked in senior leadership positions in Jive, SumTotal, Talent2 and Saba. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Performance Support and Social Unite – Peter Davis. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register.

Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

SumTotal , Saba , Cornerstone ). These LMS are meant to provide a straight-forward end-user experience of managing learning and performance. These are often feature-rich for learning and are generally proactive in offering solutions for mobile learning and performance support. formal, informal, social, self-directed, certified, performance support, anytime/anywhere learning) the better the fit for your business.

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Investing in Our Customers’ Success: Degreed Welcomes LinkedIn L&D Leader, Kelly Palmer, as New Chief Learning Officer


It’s about empowering people to enrich their lives, and enabling organizations to amplify their performance, by connecting all the world’s best education, training and lifelong learning resources.

The Talent Management Award

CLO Magazine

The Talent Management Award is for learning executives who have developed a program that effectively integrates learning into broader talent management initiatives such as employee engagement, onboarding, succession planning, recruiting or performance management.

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

Learning Cafe

A business professional with extensive experience in Learning and Performance and Human Resources, Rob Wilkins brings his unique perspective as a practitioner, a learner and researcher in corporate learning. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside.

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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.

ASTD International Conference Day 1 Wrap-Up

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal – Get ready for a new UI for the learning module. Speaking of SumTotal, as you may or may not be aware any of their modules can be purchased as a standalone or any combination. He says most start off either with learning or performance or both modules. One huge thing I am really hating about SumTotal is their pricing model for their mobile app. Welcome one and all to the wrap up of the ASTD international conference and expo.


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

eLearning 24-7

CoD uses the module angle, whereas you can buy one module (learning for example) and if you want performance management – that is a separate module. 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.

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

Privately, and this is going back a decade, Saba saw themselves as a performance management solution. Years ago, when Saba was acquired by a PE, I thought that the PE would break up Saba and keep the learning and performance modules. Honestly, buying SumTotal would make more sense, but nevertheless, it is Saba. Really, that is what performance mgt/talent mgt is isn’t? Curious to know the similarities and differences between Cornerstone and SumTotal?

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Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts


There, he established a product consulting practice focused on addressing the training needs of performance and development programs across public sector organizations and commercial companies. 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.

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. They have always been deep down a performance management system with a learning component.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


As a Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) provider, BizLibrary manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance, allowing I.T. 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. >> Manage talent while maximizing their performance. Award of Excellence: SumTotal Talent. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

Leaders, Failure Is Upon You

CLO Magazine

Advancing leadership development strategy presents a huge opportunity for learning leaders to deepen their impact on an organization’s overall performance. John Ambrose is a general manager at SumTotal. Leaders today are destined for failure. That was harsh.

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. Saba - A solid system, but IMO (in my opinion) better suited for talent/performance management. 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.

Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

I mention this because there are vendors who continue to push towards adding performance management functionality to their learning system, with many people assuming these vendors to be, LMS vendors when it just isn’t universally true. I love forecasts.

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

Learning Cafe

TinCan/xAPI the new learning standards that make 70:20:10/ Performance Support/ Personal Learning Records feasible. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Thu, July 16, 2015 12 – 1:00 pm EST. Register. Following on from our webinar on Sharing our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 we share our journey in creating a working proof of concept for TinCan/xAPI.

Free L&D webinars for January 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Develop Performance-Based Tests Training and Hale Associates Center just announced two new performance-based certifications: Certified Facilitator of Training and Certified Developer of Training and Learning Methods.

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.

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. • GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and on- demand learning and performance technology. Sitting in a fun presentation by Kevin Oakes at DevLearn on the Rise and Fall of the LMS.