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Duke Nuclear Integrates Learning and Compliance Into Corporate Culture With SumTotal Talent Expansion® Applications

SumTotal Learning Solutions Enable Energy Fortune 500 Company to Comply with Complex Regulatory Requirements Using Just-in-Time Training

Gainesville, Fla.–  Oct. 23, 2014– Duke Nuclear, a division of the largest electric holding company in the United States, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is weaving learning and professional development into its business using SumTotal Talent Expansion® applications. In a new case study released today, SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of next-generation HR solutions, detailed Duke Nuclear’s success in improving regulatory compliance in a highly regulated industry by delivering training to employees when and where they need it.

Duke Nuclear operates 11 electricity generating units at six sites. Safety comes first when managing nuclear energy facilities, which is why the electric utility industry is among the most highly regulated. The case study describes Duke Nuclear’s holistic approach to training and compliance, which has transformed learning from an isolated set of activities to an integral part of the business’ goals.

“Instead of keeping learning in a silo, we had a vision to incorporate training into the day-to-day work of our employees,” said Al Sweney, Duke Nuclear’s lead IT business consultant. “SumTotal’s open architecture and ability to integrate with other solutions allowed us to achieve those goals.”

Highlights of Duke Nuclear’s learning and development programs include:

  • Reducing costs and risks associated with identifying and scheduling employees qualified for specific tasks
  • Improving safety protocols and business processes by integrating the learning management system (LMS) with 14 business systems, including security and workforce management
  • Eliminating duplication of training of contract employees by linking LMS to national training-record database, reducing average number of training activities needed from 25 to two
  • Lowering occurrence of license/certification expirations through automatic notifications and reminders

Attendees of SumTotal’s global user conference, TotalConnection 2014, will have the opportunity to hear about Duke Nuclear’s accomplishments firsthand from Al Sweney and Maria Hester, who will present “The Power of Systems Integration” on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  SumTotal customers can register for the event through Oct. 24 at

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SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of integrated HR solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world’s most successful organizations, including AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL: AMWAY), and Seagate (NYSE: STX).  SumTotal’s people-focused Talent Expansion® applications, available on premise and in the Cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to help organizations discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and business ecosystem. Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s award winning solutions to empower their employees. Visit the SumTotal Blog or follow @SumTotalSystems at  and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives.

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Hailey Hedge
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