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Skillsoft and SumTotal Celebrate First Year as Combined Organization

Product Innovation, Industry Recognition and Strategic Partnerships Position Company to Meet Growing Demand for Next-Generation HR


Commemorating the anniversary of its acquisition of SumTotal Systems, Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management announced key milestones the companies have achieved, both separately and together, in transforming learning and talent management over the past year. In the time since the two organizations combined forces and unified their vision, Skillsoft and SumTotal have executed against a tight timeline and aggressive goals to grow their combined business and deliver content-infused, seamlessly integrated learning and talent processes that improve organizational performance by improving employee performance.

"In the past year, the recognition Skillsoft, our partners and our customers have earned underscores Skillsoft's vision and commitment to delivering end-to-end learning and talent solutions that drive positive business outcomes," Skillsoft CEO Chuck Moran said. "In the 12 months since the acquisition we have laid groundwork focused on our united vision to help organizations address the challenges business leaders face today and the ones they will face tomorrow. Building on that strong foundation will allow us to continuously raise the bar by delivering modern learning and talent management solutions that appeal to a wide range of organizations and their employees. Our commitment to help people get better at their jobs and create great places to work through product innovation and an unmatched customer experience positions Skillsoft to grow our business, increase our market share and extend our industry leadership in the coming years."

Innovation and Expansion

Industry Recognition and Momentum
This year, several industry analyst and media organizations recognized business leaders, customers and solutions across both organizations for demonstrating leadership and innovation in learning and talent management:

Strategic Partnerships
In the last year, Skillsoft and SumTotal partnered with other forward-thinking organizations to deliver programs that support and expand learning, education and talent development. Strategic partners and customers the organization worked with in the last year includes:

Moving into 2016 and beyond, Skillsoft will continue invest in innovation that helps customers deliver a talent management experience that enables employees to advance their careers and aligns their development to organizational goals. Skillsoft will showcase its future vision and innovations at the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas from Oct. 18-21. Attendees can learn more about Skillsoft's solution, including the upcoming Winter 2016 release of Talent Expansion®, experience demonstrations at the innovation theater and speak with top Skillsoft executives and product specialists at booth 1500 in the Expo hall throughout the conference.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 6,000 customers and more than 19,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at

Skillsoft, the Skillsoft logo, Skillport, SkillChoice, Books24x7, and learning-centric Talent Expansion are a partial listing of the trademarks or registered trademarks of Skillsoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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