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SumTotal, USA Funds Win Gold Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award

Organizations Earn Honors in “Best in Extended Enterprise Learning Program” Category

Gainesville, Fla.– Oct. 18, 2013 – SumTotal® Systems, LLC,  the largest independent provider of integrated HR solutions, today announced that the company and customer USA Funds earned a Gold Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for “Best in Extended Enterprise Learning Program.”

USA Funds is a non-profit organization that, among other services, provides financial-literacy curriculum to college students and financial aid administrators. The organization uses SumTotal Learn: Maestro solution to deliver its Web-based financial education program, USA Funds Life Skills, to thousands of college students across the U.S. Since implementing SumTotal’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) learning solution in 2011, USA Funds has seen a more than 500% growth in course completions and a two-year decline in per-user and per-course unit costs to deliver the curriculum of 62% and 67%, respectively. View USA Funds case study

“Our curriculum equips institutions to teach their students to manage their time and money wisely while on campus and after graduation,” said Denise B. Feser, USA Funds senior vice president, school and student services.

The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards recognize organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, processes, systems and tools that have achieved measurable results. The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership.

“We are extremely proud to honor our 2013 award-winning organizations for their remarkable achievements,” said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group Inc. “This elite group of organizations excelled in developing measurable, sustainable programs that produced outstanding business results.“

SumTotal Chief Marketing Officer Holly Rollo said USA Funds exemplifies the creative ways customers are using SumTotal’s solutions to achieve organizational success.

“We built our Talent Expansion™ Applications with the idea that if you put people back into the center of technology, customers can drive business results by improving their employees’ talent,” Rollo said. “Our partners at USA Funds are demonstrating that the same principles apply to providing learning and development to external audiences, and we congratulate them on their success.”

Last week at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, SumTotal was recognized  by Human Resource Executive magazine editors with a Top HR Product for 2013 award for the SumTotal elixHR™ Platform, the industry’s first solution that virtualizes HR data across disparate HR and business systems, applications and processes to deliver organizations a single, comprehensive view of their workforce. The company also recently earned four Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards and was named IHRIM 2013 Partner of the Year.

Read about SumTotal’s Talent Expansion™ Applications, elixHR™ platform or view the Talent Expansion video. For additional information, visit

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, the largest independent 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). 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 their employees.

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