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SumTotal elixHR™ Platform Named Top HR Product for 2013 by Human Resource Executive Magazine Editors

SumTotal elixHR is the Industry’s First Virtual Single Source of Truth for People Data

Gainesville, Fla.– Oct. 1, 2013 – SumTotal® Systems, LLC,  the largest independent provider of integrated HR solutions, today announced that the editors of Human Resource Executive magazine have selected the SumTotal elixHR™ Platform as a Top HR Product for 2013.

Each fall, the magazine’s editors choose the HR and training products they believe represent the very best of what vendors introduced to the market during the past 12 months. SumTotal elixHR Platform is the industry’s first solution that virtualizes HR data across disparate HR and business systems, applications and processes to deliver organizations a single, comprehensive view of their workforce.   As the foundation of SumTotal’s Talent Expansion™ strategy and applications, elixHR delivers pervasive learning, integrated talent management, and workforce capabilities across internal and external systems and applications to ensure that employees have immediate access to the tools they need to be better at their jobs while they are doing them.

“Human Resource Executive® has been evaluating HR products and conducting this competition for 25 years,“ explained David Shadovitz, editor of Human Resource Executive. „Our goal has always been to identify products and services that clearly offer value to the HR community while demonstrating innovation. The SumTotal elixHR Platform stood out this year on both fronts.  HR leaders will appreciate the way the elixHR links information from disparate HR systems, improves overall access to information and enables better decision-making. Equally impressive is elixHR’s ability to capture ‘context’ and feed relevant information, tools and activities to employees so they can be more productive in their jobs.”

SumTotal elixHR Platform leverages hub technology to support integrations with distributed internal or external systems in weeks, not months. Once the integration layer is established, master data management (technology commonly applied in consumer and business intelligence software)processes, consolidates, and standardizes the data into a single model to deliver a comprehensive, high-quality view of employee data regardless of how many different data sources exist. By allowing organizations to maximize their existing technology investments, SumTotal elixHR help organizations sidestep costly and time consuming HRMS “rip and replace” projects.

“We developed SumTotal elixHR to give organizations the ability to access a comprehensive view of their employee data across all of their HR systems and third-party business applications so they can more closely align their talent initiatives with strategic business objectives,” said John Borgerding CEO of SumTotal Systems. “elixHR has generated positive customer response and continues to drive momentum for SumTotal.  Earning recognition as a Top HR Product for 2013 is truly an honor and further validates the value that elixHR and our overall commitment to delivering user-focused Talent Expansion solutions is bringing to the HR market.”

Since the initial release of elixHR, SumTotal has continued momentum to extend the power of the platform. In August, SumTotal announced a partnership with Skillsoft, one of the largest providers of technology-delivered learning content, to deliver relevant, in-context learning and talent content to employees real time as they are doing their jobs. And most recently, the company partnered with SnapLogic to provide the industry’s first HR connector framework to give customers access to over 150 business applications using SnapLogic’s extensive library of pre-built connectors.

SumTotal will be honored at the 16th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo’s Top HR Products of 2013 Awards Luncheon in Las Vegas, Nev. Conference attendees are encouraged to visit SumTotal’s booth no. 311 where they can find more information about elixHR and other new offerings the company is debuting at the event.

Read about SumTotal’s elixHR™ platform, Talent Expansion™ Applications or view the Talent Expansion video. For additional information, visit

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, the largest independent provider of integrated HR  solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world’s most successful organizations, including AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN[ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL: AMWAY), and Seagate (NYSE: STX). The only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within our customers’ workforce, SumTotal delivers employee enablement solutions that help organizations become great places to work. SumTotal’s people-focused applications, available on premise and in the Cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to advance employees’ skills and knowledge.  Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s on premise and cloud-based Talent Expansion applications to enable their employees.



Wendy Werve
SumTotal Systems
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