SumTotal, a Skillsoft Company, Announces Strategic Partnership with Udemy Business
BOSTON – May 12, 2022 – SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL) company and global leader in talent acquisition, onboarding, learning management, and talent management solutions, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Udemy Business, the corporate training division of Udemy (Nasdaq: UDMY), a leading destination for learning and teaching online. Through this, SumTotal becomes the first Learning Management Experience Platform (LMXP) to have the ability to sell Udemy Business content. Coupled with the SumTotal/Udemy Business integration, customers can expect a more immersive learning experience and streamlined purchasing process.
SumTotal Learn, a powerful Learning Management System (LMS), helps companies ensure workforces are compliant, have the skills needed to meet the demands of the market, and are upskilling to address future business needs. The addition of Udemy Business content augments the existing content available on the SumTotal Marketplace and re-enforces SumTotal’s commitment to providing a world-class learning management platform to customers coupled with up-to-date learning content taught by real-world experts. Udemy Business and other providers’ content delivers increased value for organizations seeking to reskill and upskill talent to help overcome critical gaps.
"We are excited to begin this strategic partnership with Udemy Business,” said Rich Walker, Chief Corporate Strategy and Development Officer and President, SumTotal. “It is the first partnership of its kind and allows our customers to have seamless access to Udemy content on our best-in-class platform. The SumTotal Marketplace provides a content-agnostic platform where organizations can easily access a growing and impressive roster of learning content in one place."
“Integrating our content with SumTotal enables us to make learning a more cohesive part of work for users across a variety of industries,” said Greg Brown, President, Udemy Business. “By streamlining learning, employees can more easily make learning and development part of their everyday work. Ultimately, this means stronger outcomes for both employees and organizations.”
Udemy (Nasdaq: UDMY) provides flexible, effective skill development to empower organizations and individuals. The Udemy marketplace platform, with thousands of up-to-date courses in dozens of languages, offers the tools learners, instructors, and enterprises need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Over 49 million people learn on Udemy from real-world experts in topics ranging from programming and data science to leadership and team building. Udemy Business offers corporate customers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to thousands of courses, learning analytics, and the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy Business customers include Fender Instruments, Glassdoor, GoFundMe, On24, The World Bank, and Volkswagen. Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with hubs in Ankara, Turkey; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Mountain View, California; Denver, Colorado; Dublin, Ireland; Melbourne, Australia; New Delhi, India; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
SumTotal provides a unified, comprehensive Learning and Talent Development suite that delivers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. With SumTotal, organizations can build a culture of learning that is critical to growth, success, and business sustainability. SumTotal’s award-winning technology provides talent acquisition, onboarding, learning management, and talent management solutions across some of the most innovative, complex, and highly regulated industries, including technology, airlines, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.
SumTotal partners with many leading global organizations, including a number of Fortune 500 companies. SumTotal’s Talent Development suite supports learning and talent management initiatives for their customers and offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.sumtotalsystems.com.
Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL) is a global leader in corporate digital learning, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. The company provides enterprise learning solutions designed to prepare organizations for the future of work, overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior change, and unlock the potential in their people. Skillsoft offers a comprehensive suite of premium, original, and authorized partner content, including one of the broadest and deepest libraries of leadership & business skills, technology & developer, and compliance curricula. With access to a broad spectrum of learning options (including video, audio, books, bootcamps, live events, and practice labs), organizations can meaningfully increase learner engagement and retention. Skillsoft’s offerings are delivered through Percipio®, its award-winning, AI-driven, immersive learning platform purpose built to make learning easier, more accessible, and more effective. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.