SumTotal news 

SumTotal Advances its Strategic Challenger Position in 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems 

SumTotal’s continued performance and success in delivering world-class customer experience across its learning management system recognised by Fosway Group  

CAMBERLEY, U.K., 5th February 2019 – SumTotal Systems, a global leader in learning and talent development solutions, today announced that it advanced its position as a Strategic Challenger in the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. Fosway’s ranking took into account the significant enhancements SumTotal made to its award-winning learning management system as well as its success delivering a world-class customer experience. 

Throughout 2018, SumTotal introduced many new innovations to SumTotal Learning Management, a core component of SumTotal’s HCM suite. Highlights of key innovations among many other enhancements include: 

  • A new Netflix™ style, consumer-led design, with an experience personalized to the individual’s learning and development requirements, as well as a new social platform and extended enterprise tools. 
  • A redesigned registration experience, as well as e-signature capabilities and support for curriculum registration on mobile devices. 
  • Support for GDPR, improved accessibility and an enhanced mobile experience.  

SumTotal also became the first LMS vendor to fully implement Skillsoft’s Percipio Experience Services (PES), which offers a rich set of APIs that help enable micro-learning and multi-modal learning within a learning ecosystem. As a result, SumTotal customers now benefit from superior content discovery, curation, fine-grain tracking and access to Skillsoft’s award-winning content delivered through a beautiful, consumer-led design to provide an exceptional experience for learners.    

“We’re thrilled to advance our position in the Fosway 9-GridTM for Learning Systems,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer, Skillsoft. “Fosway’s recognition of our momentum and prioritization of investments substantiates SumTotal’s laser focus on ease-of-use through an engaging, compelling and consumer-led user experience that is helping organisations measurably improve talent agility.”  

David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, said, “SumTotal’s continued innovation and real focus on accelerating customer success is reflected in both its Strategic Challenger rating as well as its increased performance trajectory in this year’s Learning Systems analysis.”  

9-Grid™ is Fosway Group’s five-dimensional market analysis model that is used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the learning and talent systems market. 9-Grid™ meets the demand for analysis and insight designed for European-based companies. The 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems report is now available at 

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems 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  

About Fosway Group
Fosway Group is Europe’s #1 HR Analyst focused on Next Gen HR, Talent and Learning. Founded in 1996, we are known for our unique European research, our independence and our integrity. And just like the Roman road we draw our name from, you’ll find that we’re unusually direct. We don’t have a vested interest in your supplier or consulting choices. So, whether you’re looking for independent research, specific advice or a critical friend to cut through the market hype, we can tell you what you need to know to succeed.  

Talk to us today on +44 (0) 207 917 1870 or via, or visit us at 

Media Contact
Jen Kaye
PR Manager 
(617) 512-0059