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). Combination of Skillsoft and SumTotal offers comprehensive, content-rich HR solutions. Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal. As for Skillsoft, they are a content provider.

Why Skillsoft Channel Partners Should Attend Perspectives


2017 Perspectives: channel partners get fresh ideas, insight, and tools they can use to sell Skillsoft solutions to their customers. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Partners – Time For A New Perspective On Our Global Partner Program


general Skillsoft events Global Partner Program PerspectivesWe’re changing our Global Partner Program. Get all the details at Perspectives.

2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives in Review


Skillsoft Perspectives 2016 included inspirational keynotes, exciting product announcements and insightful lessons from our customers. Skillsoft events

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

Key vendors include SkillSoft,, and Harvard Business School Publishing. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills.

Skillsoft Honors 2015 Inspire Award Winners


Skillsoft and SumTotal customers awarded for excellence in learning and talent management at 2015 EMEA Perspectives in London. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Study Shows Modern Learners Place a High Value on Books for Learning New Skills


elearning Skillsoft Books24x7If you thought the age of YouTube meant that Millennials had abandoned book learning… think again!

Skillsoft Goes Private

Kapp Notes

SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL) a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses with a huge catalog of "off-the-shelf" courses in a variety of subjects from IT to business skills announced today that it will no longer be publicly held. Under the terms of the acquisition, SkillSoft shareholders will receive $10.80 What does this mean for Skillsoft customers?

Why Skillsoft Channel Partners Should Attend Perspectives


Skillsoft eventsBy Paula Thoren I attended my first Perspectives in 2003.

GO1 expands content offering through Skillsoft partnership


GO1, the world’s largest onboarding, compliance and professional development platform, has announced a partnership with the global leader in corporate learning, Skillsoft. Under the agreement, more than 300 Skillsoft courses focused on building business and leadership skills will be added to GO1’s marketplace. Skillsoft’s Business & Leadership Skills content is multi-dimensional and micro-sized, which allows […].

Skillsoft CodeX: The ultimate coding experience


CodeX, Skillsoft’s new virtual coding practice labs, is radically changing the way developers can develop. industry trends CodeX developers virtual practice lab

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.

Failing Fast and Succeeding


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Skillsoft Business Skills Courses: Microlearning Showreel


This following video features examples of Skillsoft's video library of business courses, with micro-sized learning topics at the core. learning & development

Project Management Training For Veterans Through Skillsoft


How Hire Our Heroes are using Percipio to prepare veterans for project management jobs. elearning elearning content professional certifications Percipio Project Management

Skillsoft’s Desktop Videos: Save Time and Learn Something New


Think of Skillsoft’s IT and Desktop videos as your family doctor for common computer ailments. elearning

Join Us for the 2015 Skillsoft Perspectives Virtual Highlights Event


During the month of November, Skillsoft will bring this year’s highlights to you in a virtual environment at no cost. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Previews Latest Talent Expansion® Release at HR Technology Conference


Skillsoft executives and product experts have gathered to discuss the latest HR trends and challenges with customers and industry influencers. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft’s digital learning tools are disrupting the corporate training market


Skillsoft already has. industry trends corporate training disruption SkillsoftBersin believes the world of corporate training is about to be disrupted.

2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives: Empower, Accelerate, Transform


By Tony Glass The countdown to the 2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives event has begun!

EdCast Attracts Key Industry Leaders from HPE, Skillsoft, Degreed and Wipro


EdCast Attracts Key Industry Leaders from HPE, Skillsoft, Degreed and Wipro Two established Learning & Development leaders join EdCast’s executive team; Digital transformation expert joins Advisory Board. The post EdCast Attracts Key Industry Leaders from HPE, Skillsoft, Degreed and Wipro appeared first on EdCast.

That’s a match, if it strikes


Why a Skillsoft Customer Success Manager is the key to a successful learning programme. learning & development Customer Success Manager Skillsoft

Live Event Anniversary - Marking a Decade of Live Events


We are celebrating 10 years of Skillsoft Live Events. leadership development Skillsoft events Skillsoft Live EventsSee who’s on the calendar for 2018.

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.

Skillsoft Targets Modern Learners with Content, Platform Redesign by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft is launching a redesigned business-skills curriculum—and a new learning platform—aimed at modern, tech-savvy. learners. Design & Development Tools Instructional Design Learning Media

SkillSoft survey provides evidence for rethinking learning

Clive on Learning

There's plenty to ponder in the results of Rethinking Learning , a report published in June by SkillSoft and based on research conducted on their behalf by OnePoll. The survey canvassed 2019 people working in companies with more than fifty employees, evenly divided across eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK).

Skillsoft Acquires Element K for $110 Million

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The acquisition adds to SkillSoft's existing offerings in learning content and learning platform technology through the addition of Element K's complementary offerings in e-learning content, virtual labs, ILT print materials and custom development services."

Perspectives 2018: The Age of Learning On-Demand


industry trends Skillsoft events Andy Cunningham Josh Bersin Perspectives Wendy SachsWhy Perspectives 2018 is a must-attend for everyone.

Experience Virtual Reality with Skillsoft at Learning Technologies 2017


By Tony Glass Skillsoft and SumTotal will be at Learning Technologies in London next week, Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.

The Power of Mobile: Skillsoft's New Sales Program Walks the Walk


Skillsoft models mobile learning best practices—read about our sales pilot program that delivers learning content and company updates via iPad. industry trends mobile learning solutions

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Skillsoft May Have Just Cracked the Nut on Learning Transformation…


By Michael Rochelle The digital transformation in learning is in full swing and the learning landscape within organizations is evolving rapidly. Driven by the growing complexity of developing and delivering learning, organizations are turning to solution providers to help them keep pace.

Skillsoft Previews Winter 2016 Talent Expansion®


The new product makes it easier than ever for organizations to overcome challenges with engagement, retention, and agility. LMS systems

Skillsoft Announces Agreement to Acquire SumTotal Systems by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of SumTotal Systems from. affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not. disclosed. Design & Development Tools Management Training Strategies

Meeting Demands for Change and Flexibility in eLearning: Bill Donoghue, CEO at Skillsoft by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

One response is Skillsoft’s new content-delivery platform, focused on the learners’ experience that will include. The eLearning sector faces increasing demands for change and flexibility. Learners want to control how and when they use. eLearning. collaborative and social-learning features. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Management

How to retire from Skillsoft

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

As you’ve probably read, SkillSoft is being sold to a group that includes Berkshire, Advent, Bain Capital, and Stockbridge Partners. SkillSoft’s 2009 revenues were $328 million. I’ve got a copy of the acquisition disclosure statement. Executive officers will be reimbursed for unexercised options as follows: Charles Moran | $13,580,884. Tom McDonald | $8,689,325. Jerald Nine | $5,615,914. Mark Townsend | $5,883,519. Colm Darcy | $1,086,771. Anthony Amato | $751,950.

Join Us at the 2017 India Perspectives


Skillsoft eventsJoin Us at the 2017 India Perspectives.

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


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

You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius


Skillsoft Books24x7 BooksDo books still serve a purpose in today’s world?

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Vendor Spotlight: Skillsoft © provides a multitude of elearning and training solutions


Skillsoft has been in the elearning industry for over 15 years, and has been among the innovative leaders in that particular arena – about as long as the industry itself has been in existence. So, what solutions does Skillsoft offer to help you meet your training goals? Skillsoft Leadership Advantage - SLA is a leadership skills training and development solution designed to accelerate the learning curve, and make the process more engaging.