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SumTotal Wins Silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award in Learning Technology

SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite® Recognized for Investment and Advancement in an Integrated Talent Management Platform


BOSTON–()–SumTotal, a leading provider of unified HCM solutions, announced that it is a Silver award winner in Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology 2016 Awards. SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite, which enables employees to define a personalized development path for career mobility and equips leaders with the insight they need to build highly-engaging workplace cultures, was awarded Silver in the “Best Advance in an Integrated Talent Management Platform” category.

“Engagement, personalization, and usability comprise the foundation of SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite. To be recognized again this year by the Brandon Hall Group is a big endorsement of our investment and commitment to innovation,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO, Skillsoft. “This award highlights our laser focus on and mission to deliver beautiful technology.”

“We congratulate our Technology Award winners, and also thank them for leading the way in designing and utilizing technologies that empower to enhance – and in some cases transform – their organizations,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Our research shows that Human Capital Management technology is a primary driver of innovation, and our award-winning organizations serve as models of success.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

“Another significant finding of our research is the importance of optimizing the employee experience as a driver of engagement and retention,” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “The technology user experience plays an increasingly large role in shaping the employee experience, and these award winners are creating leading practices that deserve validation and recognition.”

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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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About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. (



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