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SumTotal Named Strategic Challenger in 2018 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

Fosway Group recognised SumTotal for its continued innovation, stability and success in delivering world-class customer experience across its Talent Expansion Suite®

CAMBERLEY, 30 January 2018 – SumTotal, a Skillsoft Group company and the leading provider of talent and learning solutions, today announced that it has advanced its positioned as a Strategic Challenger in the 2018 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. Fosway placed SumTotal higher in the Strategic Challenger Grid this year, recognising its continued innovation, stability and success in delivering world-class customer experience across its award-winning Talent Expansion Suite®

SumTotal provides global customers with the only unified Human Capital Management solution, including an award-winning Talent Expansion Suite®. Fosway’s ranking of SumTotal took into account the significant enhancements it made to the Suite in October 2017, including next-generation gamification, an entirely redesigned Talent Acquisition Suite, and the ability to aggregate content across third-party content platforms and massive open online courses (MOOCs) with Experience API (xAPI).

“Elevating our position as a Strategic Challenger in the Fosway 9-GridTM for Learning Systems substantiates our investment in helping organisations develop, lead, and achieve to reach the full potential of their workforce and entire business ecosystem,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft Group. “SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite® is the only solution that connects the critical capabilities HR organisations need to recruit, engage, develop and reward their workforce.”

“The growing capabilities of SumTotal’s solution are the result of significant investment in its user experience and innovation,” commented David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group. “When combined with the capabilities of its parent company, Skillsoft, there is a real strength in meeting the complex needs of enterprise-scale, global customers. This is why Fosway Group once again recognised SumTotal as a Strategic Challenger in this year’s Learning Systems analysis.”

9-Grid™ is Fosway Group’s five-dimensional market analysis model that is used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the learning and talent systems market. 9-Grid™ meets the demand for analysis and insight designed for European-based companies. The 2018 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems report is now available at

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft Group 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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