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SumTotal Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Learning Management

Industry Reports on Integrated Talent Management Tout Vendor as a Major Player in Performance, Compensation and Recruiting

Gainesville, Fla. – February 24, 2015 – SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of next-generation HR solutions, has been recognized by IDC, a premier global provider of market intelligence, in a new series of IDC MarketScape reports  on the integrated talent management market.  Recognized for its end-to-end solutions, innovations, reporting and analytics, SumTotal was named a Leader in the report on Learning Management[1] and a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape reports for Performance [2], Compensation [3] and Recruiting [4] and overall Talent Management[5] .

“SumTotal distinguished itself early as one of the few vendors whose solutions span all of human capital management, including core HR, and the spectrum of talent management functions, including performance, succession, and learning,” Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR, Talent, and Learning, IDC states in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management report. “SumTotal’s strengths include the breadth of solutions to encompass core HR, the depth of the various talent modules, and an R&D focus on innovations like elixHR®.”

The recent IDC MarketScape reports focus on HR software providers in the integrated end-to-end talent management market that deliver solutions that attract, develop, reward and retain employees. According to IDC’s Worldwide and U.S. Human Capital Management Applications 2014–2018 Forecast, the talent management market is growing exponentially, with the global market anticipated to exceed $5 billion by 2018.[1] The IDC MarketScape reports assert vendors focused on maintaining a competitive advantage must differentiate by transforming the way organizations approach talent.

“Being named a leader and a major player in the IDC MarketScape reports on integrated talent management underscores SumTotal’s commitment to innovating  solutions  that support  customers in building  high-performance cultures that drive organizational performance. We are thrilled that the IDC MarketScape has recognized our success in delivering personalized technology-enabled solutions that engage, entice, improve and reward employees,” SumTotal Senior Vice President of Products and Technology Humair Ghauri said. “Our learning-centric Talent Expansion® applications support the full talent lifecycle and are differentiated by their ability to deliver actionable, contextual information at the point of need, which helps to drive real-time improvements in employee performance.”

See how McAfee and other customers, including US Airways, Experian and Howden, are achieving success with SumTotal Talent Expansion solutions at or  To learn more about SumTotal, visit

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, including AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL: AMWAY), and Seagate (NYSE: STX).  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. Visit the SumTotal Blog or follow @SumTotalSystems at  and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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[1] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2014 Vendor Analysis (IDC #253853, January 2015)
[2] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Performance Management in Integrated Talent Management 2014 Vendor Analysis (IDC #253854, January 2015)
[3] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compensation Management in Integrated Talent Management 2014 Vendor Analysis (IDC #253852, January 2015)
[4] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Recruiting in Integrated Talent Management 2014 Vendor Analysis (IDC #253855, January 2015)
[5] IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2014 Vendor Assessment  (IDC #252213, October 2014)

[1] IDC, Worldwide and U.S. Human Capital Management Applications 2014-2018 Forecast. (IDC  #248745, May 2014)