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SumTotal Ranks in the Top 10 Vendors in Apps Run The World’s HCM Top 500 Market Report

SumTotal Recognized for Its Unified Suite of Talent Solutions, User Experience, and Personalization

BOSTON–()–SumTotal, a leading provider of unified HCM solutions, announced it ranked ninth in Apps Run The World’s HCM Top 500 Market Report. This report ranks and analyzes the world’s largest HCM software vendors by annual revenues across 21 verticals and 22 segments in three primary groups, incorporating Core HR, Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Management. SumTotal was also named as one of the Top 10 Core HR Software Vendors by Apps Run The World.

According to the Apps Run The World SCORES Analysis, SumTotal’s chief strength is its comprehensive Talent Expansion Suite. It also states that due to the company’s innovative elixHR Platform, information and actions from across the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite are unified and easily accessible. This enables organizations to make critical business decisions and drive growth.

“Being ranked in the Top 10 by Apps Run the World is a significant endorsement of the substantial investment we have made in SumTotal over the past two years,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO, Skillsoft. “We have a laser focus on creating beautiful technology and consumer-led, personalized user experiences to attract, retain and develop the very best talent. We are continuously improving and innovating our entire HCM suite to account for the changing demands of our global customers and the multiple generations in their workforces.”

The SCORES Analysis highlighted the following 2016 developments as key differentiators for the company’s HCM offering, including:

  • An all new SumTotal Onboarding module
  • Features to support internal career mobility
  • A redesigned SumTotal Mobile app
  • Enhancements to Extended Enterprise eCommerce capabilities
  • An all new user experience which included configurable dashboards to personalize the experience and seamlessly blend learning and talent

“We salute SumTotal for becoming this year’s HCM Top 500 Vendor because of its domain-specific HR offerings. Our research shows that innovative companies are leveraging purpose-built applications to help their employees achieve and sustain peak performance through their HR continuum. SumTotal is well positioned to make that happen,” said Albert Pang, president, Apps Run The World, a leading market-research firm focusing on the dynamics of the apps marketplace.

To see the full list of HCM Top 500, visit: The rankings in the study are based on 2011-2015 HCM Software revenues of more than 3,000 enterprise applications vendors in its proprietary database.

To learn more about SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite, visit:

About Apps Run The World
Founded in 2010, Apps Run The World is reshaping the IT market research business with an innovative approach to delivering quantitative and qualitative research on vertical and horizontal applications products, vendors and emerging technology trends through its flagship Cloud Top 500 Market Report, Enterprise Applications Buyer Insight Database and scores of Top 10 market-share views that map to the breadth and depth of the software industry as well as millions of companies that it serves around the world.

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s most popular Talent Management Solution. SumTotal’s award winning Talent Management Suite enables companies to attract, know, mobilize, develop, progress and reward their workforce. With over 150 million users, SumTotal is continuously investing to allow for the changing demands of customers and their users. The Talent Expansion Suite includes three key components – Learn, Talent and Work.

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Melissa Lane, 857-317-7722
Director of Corporate Communications