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SumTotal Solidifies its Position as a Leader in Nucleus Research’s Human Capital Management Technology Value Matrix 2018

SumTotal’s continuous investments in platform innovation and delivering an end-to-end HCM suite cited by Nucleus Research as key strengths

BOSTON – September 6, 2018 – SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft Company and the world’s only unified learning, talent and workforce management solution, today announced that it was positioned as a “Leader” for the third consecutive time in the Nucleus Research Human Capital Management Technology Value Matrix 20181. SumTotal’s continuous investment in technology innovation, superior focus on user experience, the breadth and depth of its comprehensive HCM suite and its strong content aggregation strategy are cited by Nucleus Research as key strengths of the customer-centric SumTotal HCM product.

The Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix provides a transparent tool to help businesses quickly assess a variety of technology solutions based on functionality and usability. Technology vendors that receive designation in the “Leader” category offer technology that is both highly functional and easy to use.

Nucleus’ analysis of users’ experiences this past year shows that, “Increasingly, organizations are turning to single suite applications as cross market integration becomes a greater business driver. Organizations need to be able to share and use data in real-time across departments, which remains much easier to do on a single suite.” SumTotal maintains its position as a “Leader” due to its integrated collaboration across the suite and ability to meet growing demand for real-time access to data for decision making from recruiting and onboarding to retention and separation.

SumTotal Systems positioned as a
“Leader” in Nucleus Research’s HCM
Technology Value Matrix in 2018

SumTotal is one of the few HCM platform vendors that offers the full breadth of HCM solutions and integrations that organizations increasingly demand, uniting Core HR, Talent Acquisition, Learning Management, Talent Management, Payroll and Workforce Management in one offering,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP, Research at Nucleus Research. “Further setting it apart, SumTotal’s Learning Management solution is the first to fully enable content aggregation across xAPI, CMI5, third-party and custom content in addition to providing unified access to the largest corporate learning library via Skillsoft.”

Built on decades of providing mission critical solutions to the most complex and regulated industries, SumTotal continuously invests in platform innovation to address the challenges of attracting, managing, retaining, developing, paying and engaging today’s multi-generational workforce. Recent enhancements include the launch of a sleek Netflix-inspired design while platform integrations on the back-end provide unification of disjointed business processes, resulting in a seamless experience for administrators.

“As the HCM industry demands more sophisticated, cohesive and integrated technology, SumTotal has undergone an extensive redesign to deliver the most streamlined and intuitive experience, both for employees and administrators,” said Chad Gaydos, Chief Operating Officer of Skillsoft. “Our continued recognition as a Leader in the Nucleus Research Human Capital Management Technology Value Matrix validates our ongoing investment in innovation and commitment to providing the most comprehensive HCM technology on the market.”

Download the Human Capital Management Technology Value Matrix 2018. In June, SumTotal also advanced its Leader position in Nucleus Research’s Workforce Management Technology Value Matrix 2018 report.

About Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services. We deliver the numbers that drive business decisions. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @NucleusResearch.

About SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems provides a unified, comprehensive and flexible HCM solution spanning the entire employee lifecycle. The award-winning solution for attracting, retaining, developing and engaging today’s multi-generational workforce is grouped into four HR Suites – Talent Acquisition, Learning Management, Talent Management and Workforce Management – all on a common platform.

SumTotal is forged on decades of experience providing HCM solutions to companies of all sizes, in all industries including, airlines, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.  The company’s beautiful technology provides a gateway to all content libraries, including seamlessly integrated access to the largest corporate learning library from Skillsoft. SumTotal also supports content aggregation leveraging the latest standards, including xAPI and CMI5. Learn more at

1 Nucleus Research “Human Capital Management (HCM) Technology Value Matrix 2018”, August 2018
2 Nucleus Research “Workforce Management (WFM) Technology Value Matrix 2018”, June 2018

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