SumTotal Named a Leader in 2016 IDC MarketScape Report

Worldwide industry benchmark report recognizes SumTotal's innovative approach unifying talent and learning among talent management solutions

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SumTotal, a leading provider of unified HCM solutions proven to drive organizational performance, announced today that they have been recognized by International Data Corporation (IDC) the premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services as a Leader in its recent IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40644216, May 2016) report. IDC recently released their IDC MarketScape series across five key functional disciplines of integrated talent solutions including Talent Management, Recruiting, Learning, Performance and Compensation Management. "SumTotal continues to innovate in the learning and development segment. SumTotal's strengths include the breadth of solutions, the depth of the various talent modules, and an R&D focus on innovating the unifying power of the elixHR® Platform," said Lisa Rowan, IDC's research vice president for HR and Talent Management Services. "The elixHR Platform provides a comprehensive view of all of an organization's HR data, gathering it from disparate HR and business applications to deliver a consolidated view of the workforce." This year's IDC MarketScape vendor analysis included a rigorous look at solution providers' strengths, level of integration across talent capabilities, user experience and product strategy. SumTotal has been dedicated to delivering an intuitive and engaging experience that's unparalleled in personalization and usability, unifying talent and learning for a truly holistic approach to employee development. "SumTotal is spearheading the digital revolution in the workplace and making it possible for organizations to transform their approach to learning and talent in a way that delivers measurable results in today's demanding business environment," said Bill Donoghue, CEO, Skillsoft. "Being recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape is a testament to SumTotal's focus on innovation to lead our customers into the new way of work, led by a design-driven approach that delivers a simple, consumer-like experience. By investing in beautiful technology that is efficient and future proofed, we are rewiring the company for the Millennial generation." SumTotal powers the majority of companies recognized as 'America's Best Employers' and many of the 'Best Companies to Work For'. Visit the SumTotal site to learn how to connect the critical capabilities needed to attract, engage, develop, mobilize and reward your workforce. About IDC MarketScape IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. About Skillsoft Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We train more professionals than any other company in the world. We are trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100% cloud access, anytime, anywhere. Our key product areas are in Business Skills, IT Skills, Digital Skills and Compliance. Since we began in 1998, we have trained over 400 million users and one billion learning materials. Find out how we can help you lead a culture of innovation. About SumTotal Systems SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of integrated HR solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world's most successful organizations. SumTotal's people-focused Talent Expansion® applications, available on premise and in the cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to help organizations discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and business ecosystem. Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune's "Best Places to Work," rely on SumTotal's award winning solutions to empower their employees. Follow @SumTotalSystems at and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives. 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. Contacts Racepoint Global Jeff Stoecker, 617-624-3424