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.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software. Our united global footprint provides unparalleled capabilities that cover the complete spectrum of Talent Management business needs across all segments and markets.

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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.

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

CommLab India

What if your LMS provides navigation options too? I recenly worked on a e-learning course developed using the rapid authoring tool, Articulate Storyline and published it to SumTotal LMS. Log in to the SumTotal LMS using Admin credentials (full access rights are is required to edit).

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

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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. SumTotal. Or better yet, let me provide you with some details. 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. .

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.

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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. The program also provides certification; successful completion of the training results in the award and subsequent tracking of certificates. 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 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. The program also provides certification; successful completion of the training results in the award and subsequent tracking of certificates. 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 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. The program also provides certification; successful completion of the training results in the award and subsequent tracking of certificates. In mid-2013 they had decided to leave the SumTotal system and move to another LMS.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

As you can see, providing insight when you haven’t been standing in your “shoes” in a manner of speaking, really doesn’t tell you the reality, because they haven’t had to be in reality. Did they provide breaks? Did they provide an agenda?

#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. 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. I mean it wasn’t the other way around, which was a plus, but on the other hand, you have a course provider buying an LMS vendor.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone.

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

Quite a few LMS (and various subsets), Learning Platform, folks pitching themselves as not an LMS, yet had the 16 standards and courseware LMS providers. Cornerstone and SumTotal Learn were present and accounted for. Great courseware aggregator provider. Atlanta.

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Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

Let’s jump right in – but first let me say this – I for the life of me cannot understand why the conference on day one did not provide free lunch boxes? . SumTotal by Skillsoft. According to a source, SumTotal is coming out with a new revamped version – including UI in 2016. I have reached out to SumTotal about seeing this latest version in the next few weeks. The person who provided/showed me the product was fantastic. It is over.

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. This year’s report still provides you with the details, data and info that crushes any other report out there. It’s nearly here.

Designing Learning for Peak Performance

Learning Cafe

Lachlan provides career coaching support for the professional rugby union players at the NSW Waratahs in the following three areas: Career and Employment Advice, Educations Guidance and Lifestyle Support. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside.

The Inevitable Fusion of Learning and Talent

CLO Magazine

It provides employees with meaningful context regarding their current capabilities as well as a roadmap of what they need to accomplish. Brent Colescott is director of business strategy and transformation, SumTotal, a Skillsoft company.

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Secondly, there are courseware providers who are all about the courses.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. The first stage of integrating this content is to simply provide links to individual content items that are housed in the LMS. Many LMS vendors provide this capability. And it can be really important if you want to create web sites outside the LMS that might provide context to a set of courses in the LMS.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

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Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added. That said, even if they weren’t providing the platform for me, I still will love the product.

Make Your LMS Mobile Compatible in 4 Easy Ways

CommLab India

This will help your organization provide learners uninterrupted access to learning and training; moreover, you can track learners’ progress without obligating them to sit at their desks. Use responsive design to provide uniform learning experiences across multiple devices.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

To save the day the cloud was invented and with it the significant fiscal barriers of entry for new LMS providers were removed. The cloud LMSs provide learning management to the masses. SumTotal. SumTotal. SumTotal. . Sean McCarthy , SumTotal.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Provide pre-built connection APIs that can be used to automate many of the integrations outlined in this section.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Who can you expect to see (I’m just going to provide a small list here, so not every vendor in the Top 50 is listed below). Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. What you are getting is a report that goes beyond the standard fare and provides you with extensive specific details that get to the heart of the matter. .

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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They understand the value of selling to training providers and clients going B2B. I also like that the system understands the value of having training providers (those who already have created courses and selling in the B2B and B2C channels) as customers.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Trying to proactively dislodge Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors or Oracle as a business model is a fool’s errand. In 2017, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

To address the culture shift, hundreds of learning technology providers are taking bold and unprecedented leaps and are creating net new opportunities in the market. The barrier of entry for new LMS providers and new LMS buyers has never been lower. #7

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

Fortunately, it can be relatively easy and low cost to enable organic information-sharing by providing employees with GoPro cameras, or encouraging them to use their smartphones to capture best practices on the job that can be shared with colleagues. These are heady days for learning leaders.

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

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

eLearning 24-7

The page will provide direct access to a wealth of information from many of the vendors (all were offered the opportunity to do so). Hopefully they provided you with some additional insight and knowledge. Next week: Product Review of SumTotal Learn by Skillsoft .

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What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

eLearning 24-7

While systems going back from the dawn of LMSs have provided the opportunity for a learner to select their own courses, the factor of course is the administrator has to allow that; with deep learning obviously that changes things. The vendors who follow this route are course providers who have or include an LMS. . Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth.

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ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

The speakers at the webinar were Kevin Oakes (founder & CEO of i4CP, earlier founder of Click2Learn which was merged with Docent to form SumTotal) and John Polaschek (Sr.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Who can you expect to see (I’m just going to provide a small list here, so not every vendor in the Top 50 is listed below). Docebo, Axonify, Administrate, SumTotal, Cornerstone on Demand, Spoke by Unboxed Technology, Service Rocket, Saba, LearnUpon. What you are getting is a report that goes beyond the standard fare and provides you with extensive specific details that get to the heart of the matter. .

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

Can you provide some insight into PENS? PENS (Package Exchange Notification System) is a wonderful standard that provides a method for authoring tools to directly send course packages (primarily SCORM) to an LMS.

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