SumTotal Releases Industry’s First Truly End-to-End and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Integrated Strategic HCM Suite
Latest Release Delivers Seamless Integrated Solution to Manage Complete
Employee Lifecycle and Support All Strategic HCM Processes
GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 13, 2012 – SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the leader in Strategic Human Capital
Management (HCM) solutions, today announced the latest release of its strategic HCM platform that
provides an integrated solution across learning management, talent management, workforce
management, core HR and payroll to create the industry’s broadest end-to-end strategic HCM suite.
The new release enables customers to manage end-to-end HR processes and full employee lifecycle with
the flexibility to deploy either in the Cloud or on-premise.
“Our recent IDC survey shows that HR executives are placing high importance on end-to-end integration
of HR functions,” said Lisa Rowan, IDC research director for HR, talent, and learning. “SumTotal‘s
extension of their integrated talent solution to include workforce management, core HR and payroll
processes answers this demand and allows clients to take advantage of a single source of truth.”
The new release delivers on the SumTotal promise to build the most comprehensive integrated suite
while continuing to lead and innovate with enhancements that provide high value to customers. Key
advancements in the latest Strategic HCM solution include:
• End to End Strategic HCM Platform: The new release expands SumTotal’s Integrated Talent
Solution to include Workforce Management, Core HR and Payroll processes. The SumTotal
strategic HCM platform provides common master data management and integrated business
processes, common user interface and flexibility of deployment that span across learning,
talent, workforce management, core HR and payroll. The integrated suite provides one
centralized ‘Strategic HCM portal’ with common user interface, navigation, dashboard and
portlets across all HR functions. SumTotal strategic HCM platform also provides an ‘HCM Hub’
that easily integrates to internal and external systems to enable organizations to deploy one or
more of our modules. These modules can be integrated with an organization’s existing
investments to provide phased HR transformation.
• Comprehensive Talent Profile: SumTotal’s strategic HCM solution centralizes the management
of all employee information across performance, compensation, learning, time and attendance,
vacation, payroll and all other HR information to provide global view of talent.
• Differentiated and Integrated Strategic HCM Processes: Customers can take advantage of the
processes and information across talent and learning systems within their workforce
management scheduling and attendance processes and vice versa. These integrated processes
are mission critical for many industries and reduce the manual overhead and compliance risks
they face today. Eg. Scheduling employees to critical jobs based on their completion of
regulatory certifications help eliminate any compliance exposure in regulated industries like
Manufacturing, Life Sciences or Financials. Assigning your best performing talent to your most
strategic customers enables Services companies and Retailers to improve customer experience.
• Enhanced Talent Management Capabilities: New features streamline performance
management and succession planning processes including flexible goal management, powerful
ratings distribution management function, self-service branding capability, and new analytics to
help executives understand the impact of succession planning decisions.
• Robust Learning Management Drives Higher ROI: New advancements provide a more effective
user experience for learners and administrators. Learners are able to execute daily activities,
such as course registration, more quickly with fewer interactions and are able to find what they
need more quickly. Administrators have unified process for registration while also leveraging
new tools to ensure expensive learning resources are not underutilized. In addition, improved
audience targeting and on-the-job training capabilities enable administrators to drive higher
level of learning effectiveness, where by improving an organization’s ROI on their learning
• Streamlined Workforce Management Experience: An enhanced user experience across time
and attendance, absence management and scheduling maximize worker productivity. A
combined employee record lets line and HR managers more effectively manage their dynamic
workforce by proactively identifying potential issues and enabling them to take action without
needing to go to multiple sources Enhanced FMLA functionality within absence management
also provides additional state and federal eligibility rules and speeds processing of FMLA
• Powerful Next Generation Mobile Solution: SumTotal Mobile increases the reach and power of
the integrated mobile solution with support for nine languages, the ability to download course
content in form of documents like MS Word or Adobe PDF to mobile devices and enhanced
workflow to enable managers to more quickly execute approvals right from their mobile device
“The worlds of talent management, workforce management, and core HR are clearly coming together,”
said Josh Bersin, President and CEO of Bersin & Associates, a leading research and advisory firm in
human resources and talent management. “SumTotal has done an impressive job integrating these
elements with its enterprise-class LMS to deliver a complete platform for its corporate customers.”
“With considerable revenues, highly profitable business model, and over 3,500 customers, SumTotal has
become one of the largest best-in-class HCM suite provider, offering all functions of talent and human
capital management,” said Hardeep Gulati, SumTotal Executive Vice President, Products and Customer
Support. “SumTotal has delivered on our promise of a single integrated solution for complete human
capital management, and our customers are benefiting significantly from processes that break the silos
and help them better align HR initiatives to strategic corporate objectives.”
SumTotal’s latest strategic HCM solution is available today. For more information, visit the company’s
website at www.sumtotalsystems.com.
About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that provide
organizations with a new level of visibility to help make more informed business decisions and accelerate growth.
Recognized by industry analysts as the most complete solution, SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle
management, including a core system of record, from a single provider for improved business intelligence. The
company offers customers of all sizes and industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase,
configuration, and deployment options. We have increased the performance of the world’s largest organizations
including Sony Electronics (NYSE: SNE), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL:AMWAY),
Seagate (NYSE: STX), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG).
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