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SumTotal Advances its Core Challenger Position in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management

Strengths of core suite, customer advocacy and depth and breadth of innovation drive SumTotal’s momentum

CAMBERLEY, U.K. – 18 October 2018 – SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company, today announced that it advanced its position as a Core Challenger in the 2018 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management. Fosway re-positioned SumTotal based on its continued investment in innovation and drive to deliver a world-class customer experience at a low total cost of ownership.

The 9-Grid™ is Fosway Group’s market analysis model for next-generation HR, talent and learning in Europe. The Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management is a multi-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the UK/European talent management systems market. It allows organizations to compare different solutions based on their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectories across the market.

By integrating learning, talent and workforce management on a common platform, SumTotal empowers organisations with intuitive, personalised tools that engage employees in pursuing their self-directed path for development and career growth. The solution also aligns employees’ efforts with the goals and business demands of their team and their broader organisation. SumTotal further differentiates itself by putting learning front and centre, delivering exactly what employees are looking for – Netflix™ style, consumer-led design, with an experience personalised to the individual’s learning and development requirements.

SumTotal advances in Fosway Talent Management grid

“Pushing to innovate in new areas has been key to SumTotal advancing as a Core Challenger in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Talent Management,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer, Skillsoft. “With a range of new learner experiences, a reimagined social platform, exciting mobile enhancements, extended enterprise marketing tools and further optimisation for Skillsoft content with Percipio Experience Services, we are acutely focused on delivering a substantial depth and breadth of business value throughout our unified HCM solution.”

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group comments, “One of the great benefits of the Fosway 9-Grid™ for buyers of talent management solutions is to see the change in suppliers’ capability and performance. SumTotal’s stronger trajectory within the Core Challenger zone reflects its continued investment in innovation and improving customer experience, as well as its growing success in EMEA.”

The Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management report is now available online:

About SumTotal
SumTotal provides a unified, comprehensive and flexible HCM solution spanning the entire employee lifecycle.  The award-winning solution for attracting, retaining, developing and engaging today’s multi-generational workforce is grouped into four HR Suites – Talent Acquisition, Learning Management, Talent Management and Workforce Management – all on a common platform.

SumTotal is forged on decades of experience providing HCM solutions to companies of all sizes, in all industries including, airlines, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.  The company’s beautiful technology provides a gateway to all content libraries, including seamlessly integrated access to the largest corporate learning library from Skillsoft.  SumTotal also supports content aggregation leveraging the latest standards, including xAPI and CMI5. Learn more at:


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