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SumTotal Named a „Champion“ In McLean & Company’s Talent Management Suites Vendor Landscape Report

SumTotal Earns Highest Scores Overall; Interoperability Strategy, Analytics and Advanced Workforce and Succession Planning Highlighted as Key Strengths

Gainesville, Fla. – May 23, 2013SumTotal® Systems, LLC, the only human resources solution provider that helps organizations discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce, today announced that it was listed as a „Champion“ in McLean & Company’s recently published Vendor Landscape: Talent Management Suites report, earning the highest overall vendor score in the report. The report states that „Champions“ receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry. SumTotal was also the only vendor to earn „Exemplary,“ the highest possible rating, in six of the seven major criteria areas. View the report here and McLean and Company’s Vendor Short-list Tool here.

„SumTotal was the highest scoring vendor overall, landing them at the top of the Champion pile. They offer nine talent management modules, including the four core modules: Recruiting & Hiring, Performance Management, Learning Management, and Compensation Management,“ according to the report.

This breadth of offering earned SumTotal recognition as an „Exemplary Performer“ for providing functionality for full employee lifecycle management. In addition, the report specifically recognized SumTotal for its advanced capabilities in analytics, workforce planning and succession planning, stating: „The Workforce Planning and Succession Planning modules offer advanced functionality to meet the needs of large and/or complex organizations – and they’re visually appealing as well.“

These advanced features – which also include mobile, end-user interface customization, social, workforce planning, succession planning, skills tracking and pay-equity analysis – are the capabilities that allow for granular market differentiation.

„We are pleased that McLean & Company recognized SumTotal as a Champion in its latest market analysis,“ said Holly Rollo, chief marketing officer at SumTotal. „The report’s thoughtful and detailed evaluation highlights the depth and breadth of our market-leading Talent Expansion™ Applications and validates SumTotal’s vision and strategy around delivering solutions that help employees to get better at their jobs while they are doing them. We believe this focus on employee enablement, combined with the flexibility the SumTotal elixHR™ Platform provides by allowing customers to link with existing HR investments, is a significant and notable differentiator for Sumtotal.“

McLean & Company’s Vendor Landscape: Talent Management Suites focused on vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms and have a strong market presence or reputational presence among mid- and large-sized enterprises. To be considered for inclusion, vendors had to offer performance management and learning modules, as well as a recruitment module, a compensation module or both. The report evaluated 10 vendors across several vendor- and product-focused criteria.

About McLean & Company

With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide, McLean & Company ( is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information HR and Technology research and analysis. McLean & Company is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, which has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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About SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems, LLC, the largest independent provider of integrated human resources (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 an empower their employees. Visit us at

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