Skillsoft and SumTotal Earn Product of the Year Recognition in BIG Awards for Business

Skillsoft Leadership Development Program won New Product of the Year in Enterprise Education; SumTotal was named a finalist for Product of the Year

BOSTON October 17, 2018Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced that Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business named the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP) 2018 New Product of the Year in Enterprise Education. SumTotal, a Skillsoft company, was also recognized as a finalist for Product of the Year. BIG’s annual awards program, the only crowdsourced awards program for business, recognizes the world’s leading companies, products and people for innovation and leadership within their respective industries. Winners, chosen by panels of business veterans and leaders, demonstrate how leadership, innovation and technology are improving the lives of people around the world. “The Skillsoft Leadership Development Program and SumTotal’s unified Human Capital Management (HCM) solution stood out to the judges due to their ability to advance and accelerate learning and development outcomes across an organization,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nomination officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “Both innovations represent the high caliber of disruptive, results-oriented products that the BIG Awards for Business recognize each year.” Launched in April 2018, the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program is an innovative, scalable, cost-effective development program crafted to prepare leaders to manage innovative and agile teams in today’s digital economy. SLDP features a unique learning design and scenario-based pedagogy to engage modern learners. Through compelling drama and pragmatic storytelling, SLDP models the critical human-interaction elements of leadership. SLDP demonstrates effective implementation strategies within the team context using realistic and engaging leader dilemmas, allowing learners to tie learning to on-the-job behaviors. The Program’s flagship courses cover 30 of today’s most critical leadership competencies, including Leading Through Disruption, Leading Through the Challenge of Change and Leading with Agility. SumTotal earned distinction as a BIG Awards for Business finalist for Product of the Year in Enterprise Education. This accolade recognizes SumTotal’s major investments in its platform this year to deliver exactly what users are looking for – Netflix™ style, consumer-led design, with an experience personalized to the individual’s learning and development requirements. SumTotal also recently introduced significant enhancements to its social offerings, extended enterprise capabilities and mobile app. As a result, SumTotal offers a unified, comprehensive, highly engaging and flexible HCM solution that supports the entire employee lifecycle. “We are proud and honored to be recognized by the BIG Awards for Business for our groundbreaking Skillsoft Leadership Development Program and the major investments we’ve made to our SumTotal HCM solution,” said Chad Gaydos, chief operating officer of Skillsoft. “It has truly been a banner year for Skillsoft and SumTotal as we continue winning awards and receiving accolades from prestigious organizations such as BIG as well as influential industry analyst firms.” This is the second consecutive year that Skillsoft won a New Product of the Year Award in the BIG Awards for Business. In 2017, Percipio, Skillsoft’s intelligent learning experience platform, was named New Product of the Year in the Enterprise Technology category. About Skillsoft Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, delivering beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for modern enterprises. Skillsoft comprises three award-winning solutions that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform and the SumTotal suite for Human Capital Management. Skillsoft provides the most comprehensive selection of cloud-based corporate learning content, including courses, videos, books and other resources on Business and Management Skills, Leadership Development, Digital Transformation, Technology and Developer, Productivity and Collaboration Tools and Compliance. Percipio’s intuitive design engages modern learners and its consumer-led experience accelerates learning. The SumTotal suite features four key components built on a unified platform: Learning Management, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. Skillsoft is trusted by thousands of the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Learn more at


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