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SumTotal Earns Core Challenger Status in 2017 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Integrated Talent Management

Company recognized for improving the user experience and bringing its Talent Expansion Suite® into a single architecture

CAMBERLEY, United Kingdom, November 01, 2017 – SumTotal, a Skillsoft Group company and the leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today that it is positioned as a Core Challenger for the second year running in the 2017 Fosway 9-GridTM for Integrated Talent Management. This placement highlights SumTotal’s innovation, stability and continued drive for a world-class customer experience across the award-winning Talent Expansion Suite®.

SumTotal Talent is one of three key components that comprise the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite. SumTotal Talent empowers organizations with intuitive, personalized tools that engage employees in pursuing their self-directed path for development and career growth, while ensuring their efforts are aligned with the goals and business demands of their team and the broader organization. SumTotal engages the multi-generational workforce through machine intelligence-powered development and career planning tools including visual job fit analysis and career recommendations based on real-time analysis of peer and predecessor career paths.  SumTotal’s unique approach to unified development planning balances company and personal goals for a holistic approach to development.

“Securing our position as a Core Challenger on the Fosway 9-GridTM for Integrated Talent Management for the second consecutive year substantiates the investments we have made in our unified platform for Learn, Talent, and Workforce Management,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft Group. “We are continuously innovating across our SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite® to cater to the changing needs of our customers and the five generations in their workforces.”

“Over the past two years, SumTotal has made a significant investment in improving user experience and bringing the Talent Expansion Suite into a single architecture,” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “This effort is now enabling SumTotal to accelerate real innovation as well as being a more attractive and coherent talent suite option for customers.”

SumTotal recently introduced major enhancements to its Talent Expansion Suite. The new functionality includes next generation gamification, a redesigned talent acquisition and recruiting solution, the ability to aggregate content across third-party content platforms and massive open online courses (MOOCs), and built-in support for the Experience API (xAPI) allowing customer tracking, reporting, and analytics for learning experiences that occur outside of the LMS.

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

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s only unified Human Capital Management Solution. SumTotal’s award-winning Talent Management Suite enables companies to attract, know, mobilise, develop, progress and reward their workforce. SumTotal is continuously innovating to best meet the market challenges of attracting, retaining, developing and engaging the multi-generational workforce. The Talent Expansion Suite includes three key components –Talent, Learn and Work.

About Fosway Group
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