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“The main benefit of the SumTotal solution is that it supports an all-encompassing infrastructure which integrates the whole learning spectrum, incorporating everything from eLearning to classroom learning, from short- to long-term training.”

Carlos Saggio, Coordinator of Learning Technologies at TenarisUniversity


Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tenaris is a leading worldwide manufacturer of steel pipes for the oil, gas, and automotive industries. With an annual manufacturing capacity of six million tons of steel pipes, manufacturing facilities in 15 countries, and R&D centers in 25, Tenaris has an extensive global presence. Tenaris established a corporate university to integrate, align, and disseminate knowledge across the company. The system lacked scalability and the ability to create complex curricula. Tenaris needed to find a more scalable LMS platform that could integrate the university’s formal training with informal training located in the company’s intranet, support a broad range of languages, and accommodate both internal and external audiences.


Tenaris implemented SumTotal Learn: Enterprise and Extended Enterprise to provide training for employees and external audiences. Managers can now see each student’s assigned curricula and progress. In addition, TenarisUniversity has the freedom to create its own specially designed learning activity structure and adapt this structure as needed. Tenaris integrated SumTotal’s solution with the existing SAP® ERP infrastructure and Microsoft® SharePoint® infrastructure, enabling the mapping of personnel location, job roles, and other relevant employee information between the learning and ERP environments.


Since implementing SumTotal, Tenaris has seen the following results:

  • Over 10,000 new hires onboarded swiftly and easily
  • Employees now spend more time on training
  • Managers now have information to train securely anytime and from anywhere

Tenaris is a leading supplier of tubes and services for the world’s energy industry and other industrial applications. The mission is to deliver value to its customers through product development, manufacturing excellence, and supply chain management. Tenaris customers include most of the world’s leading oil & gas companies as well as engineering companies constructing oil & gas gathering, transportation, and processing facilities. Worldwide, Tenaris offers its employees, community, and institutions active participation in a long-term, sustainable industrial project. The capacity for innovation, specialization, and optimizing and integrating resources at a global level enable Tenaris to maintain a competitive position in national and global markets.