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SumTotal Demonstrates Continued Upward Mobility as Leader in Nucleus Research HCM Matrix

Worldwide industry benchmark report recognizes SumTotal’s innovative approach to unifying talent and learning as a clear standout among HCM solutions

Boston, MA – September 29, 2016 SumTotal, a leading provider of unified HCM solutions proven to drive organizational performance, announced today that it has been recognized by Nucleus Research, the leading investigative IT research firm, as a Leader in its 2016 HCM Technology Value Matrix.

This year’s HCM Value Matrix focuses on solutions that exhibit innovation in developing depth of talent management functionality, with leaders executing on both improved capabilities and delivery of a true end-to-end solution that empowers customers to take an integrated, holistic approach to their people.

“SumTotal has been part of the HCM Value Matrix landscape for several years, this year making the leap firmly into the Leader quadrant thanks to a revamped user experience that unifies learning and talent seamlessly, combined with innovative features that support a number of the key industry challenges we see organizations facing,” said Brent Skinner, Principal Analyst with Nucleus Research. “The late 2016 launch of new solutions to meet the talent acquisition and onboarding needs of their customers is likely to continue their upward climb.”

Among the coverage of 15 of the top HCM providers, Nucleus cited the enhanced usability of the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite, the result of extensive customer collaboration and usability testing, as a major improvement since last year’s report. Recent innovation to support the evolution of employer practices like continuous performance management, learning recommendations and internal career mobility were standout capabilities cited by Nucleus.

“SumTotal is dedicated to creating an intuitive and engaging experience that’s unparalleled in personalization and usability,” said Bill Donoghue, CEO, Skillsoft. “We’ve invested in innovation across the Talent Expansion Suite to unify talent and learning, while ensuring both ease and flexibility in deployment for customers. We partner closely with our customers to build beautiful technology with a consumer led design to deliver on their enterprise objectives. We’re proud to be recognized by Nucleus for our continued commitment to solve key industry challenges in Talent Management.” SumTotal powers the majority of companies recognized as ‘America’s Best Employers’ and many of the ‘Best Companies to Work For’.

Visit the SumTotal site to learn how to connect the critical capabilities needed to attract, engage, develop, mobilize and reward your workforce. The full 2016 Nucleus HCM Technology Value Matrix is available for download, compliments of SumTotal. About Nucleus Research Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services that provide real-world insight into maximizing technology value. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @NucleusResearch.

About Skillsoft Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We train more professionals than any other company in the world. We are trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100% cloud access, anytime, anywhere. Our key product areas are in Business Skills, IT Skills, Digital Skills and Compliance. Since we began in 1998, we have trained over 400 million users and one billion learning materials. Find out how we can help you lead a culture of innovation.

About SumTotal Systems 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. 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. Follow @SumTotalSystems at and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives. Skillsoft, the Skillsoft logo, Skillport, SkillChoice, Books24x7, and learning-centric Talent Expansion are a partial listing of the trademarks or registered trademarks of Skillsoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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