TISAX Certification Qualifies SumTotal to Meet Rigid Automotive Industry Information Security Demands

Information security is critical for all business solutions – particularly within the automotive industry –leading to an ever-growing need for platforms that work across enterprise divisions and along the supply chain.

BOSTON and BRACKNELL, UK – July 23, 2020 – SumTotal Systems today announced that it has received the TISAX® certification for its Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Workforce Management, and Learning Management solutions. SumTotal is one of the very few Talent and Corporate Learning providers to pursue and successfully pass the rigorous assessment process for the TISAX certification. The automotive industry is fast moving, incorporating new technologies every day, which has led to rapid, industry-wide growth in the need for team adaptability, agility, and resilience, leading to the need for safe and secure talent development and qualification.

The TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) certification is a key requirement of automotive providers, suppliers, and associated companies in the automotive industry for any software platforms and systems processing sensitive data. The automotive industry is known to have some of the most rigid and demanding compliance requirements for solutions and systems used in their manufacturing and business processes. Given the need for suppliers and service providers to process highly sensitive information, including employee information, their clients regularly request evidence of compliance with stringent information security requirements.

“Recognizing that our automotive customers need to develop their people while operating within the TISAX framework led us to pursue this certification and support their business model,” said Debasis Dutta, VP and GM, Product, SumTotal Systems. “The TISAX certification verifies that SumTotal is able to meet information security requirements, making it the ideal partner in delivering configurable learning and talent development solutions for organizations in the automotive industry.”

The growing interaction, data exchange and collaboration of companies in the automotive industry with their suppliers and other partners – including the need for training, qualifications, and personnel related processes – makes it necessary for organizations to use Talent and Corporate Learning focused solutions across multiple divisions and with external partners. Rapidly changing markets and the need for employees with specific skills and qualifications pose a major challenge for organizations in the automotive industry and learning and talent solutions are at the center of addressing this critical business challenge.

SumTotal provides a unified, comprehensive and configurable solution to support organizations and people in developing adaptability, agility, and resilience. This leads to attracting, developing, qualifying, and retaining the best talent. Always committed to the protection of an organizations most valuable assets – its people – going through the process to earn the TISAX certification was an obvious step to ensure the platform is uniquely qualified to support customers in the automotive industry. To learn more about SumTotal, visit de.sumtotalsystems.com.

About SumTotal

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.

Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance, and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.sumtotalsystems.com.


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