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SumTotal Intelligent Assistant Adds Support for Social Platforms, Dramatically Advancing Learning in the Flow of Work

Contextual self-directed learning accelerates time to competency for critical skill development 

LAS VEGAS – HR Technology Conference & Expo – October 2, 2019 – SumTotal Systems, a global leader in Talent Development solutions, today announced that its SumTotal Intelligent Assistant (SIA) now supports third-party social platforms, including Slack. By enabling broader access to relevant learning content directly in the flow of work, SIA extends and advances its ability to deliver a contextual, self-directed learning experience.

As today’s workers have limited time per week to dedicate towards formal learning, they require solutions that enable rapid, seamless access to learning embedded in their natural flow of work. SumTotal, the first talent development platform to remove the barrier between learning and working, empowers organizations to accelerate skill development by significantly improving the employee experience.

SIA breaks barriers to learning by delivering learning in the precise moment of need. When a learner comes across a topic of interest in a web browser or a social platform, they simply highlight the text and conduct a search in SIA, which instantly returns contextual learning in the form of videos, books, and audiobooks in the SumTotal Learning Management System (LMS). For instance, sales employees constantly on-the-go can read up on presentation best practices directly from their web browser while developers can receive a refresher on the latest coding language while working collaboratively. Because it’s a cloud-based solution, SIA automatically syncs any activity to the mobile and web versions of SumTotal, providing a seamless learning experience while also tracking all learning data in the LMS.

“Learning is directly linked to business sustainability and success, yet employees have less and less time to learn,” said John Frederick, CEO, SumTotal. “SumTotal Intelligent Assistant empowers organizations to make work and learning symbiotic by removing the barriers between the two. The solution delivers transformational value both to the business and its learners by enabling employees to rapidly learn in the moment of need and in their current workflow.”

To learn more about SIA and SumTotal, stop by the booth at HR Technology Conference & Expo (#1510) or visit

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems is driven by the belief that learning-centered talent development is the heart of HR and HR Technology and that now, more than ever, building a culture of learning is critical to growth, success and business sustainability. SumTotal provides a unified, comprehensive, Talent Development suite delivering measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. The company’s award-winning technology provides talent acquisition, onboarding, learning management and talent management solutions to companies of all sizes, in all industries including, airlines, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

SumTotal is committed to continuous innovation with a focus on consumer-grade user experiences, robust mobile capabilities and delivering the broadest range of learning content through seamless integration with many of the leading content providers on the market today. SumTotal also leverages the latest standards, including xAPI and CMI5. Learn more at


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