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SumTotal Advances to 8th in Apps Run The World’s HCM Top 500 Market Report

SumTotal recognized for adding a layer of sophistication to its unified HCM suite

BOSTON – January 9, 2019 – SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company, today announced that it ranked eighth in Apps Run The World’s HCM Top 500 Software Vendors, marking its third consecutive year in the top 10. SumTotal advanced from ninth to eighth place largely due to its continued commitment to innovation and building a unified, comprehensive and flexible HCM solution spanning the entire employee lifecycle.

Additionally, SumTotal 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 learning ecosystems. 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.

“SumTotal’s focus on innovation and R&D is evident through significant enhancements to its mobile-first functionality, its use of Percipio Experience Services and ongoing updates to its suite of HCM solutions,” said Albert Pang, president of Apps Run The World. “Together, SumTotal and Skillsoft are delivering a differentiated learning experience and a powerful HCM solution.”

Apps Run The World determines the rankings based on 2011-2017 HCM Software revenues of more than 3,000 enterprise applications vendors in its proprietary database. SumTotal achieved its high ranking by virtue of its annual revenue across 21 vertical industries and 22 HR software markets, including Core HR, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. The company’s ranking is also based on the aforementioned innovations and enhancements across SumTotal’s HCM suite in 2018.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leading vendor in the Apps Run The World ranking of HCM Top 500 Software Vendors,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer, Skillsoft. “Advancing our position among the Top 10 is further validation of SumTotal’s recent transformation towards building a unified HCM suite. As corporate learning and talent management needs continue to rapidly evolve, SumTotal remains committed to developing a powerful HCM suite to support the needs of both employees and administrators across the entire employee lifecycle.”

SumTotal was also ranked number 42 in Apps Run The World’s Cloud Top 500 and number 84 in its Apps Top 500.

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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


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