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SumTotal Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment

SumTotal named a Leader for the third consecutive time based on its depth and breadth of innovation

BOSTON, August 6, 2018 – SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft Company, today announced that IDC positioned it as a “Leader” in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment1, for the third consecutive time. Additional IDC MarketScape reports recognized SumTotal as a “Major Player” in Integrated Talent Management2, Performance Management3 and Compensation Management4.

The IDC MarketScape study represents a vendor assessment of the learning management and development capabilities offered as part of an integrated talent management solution through the IDC MarketScape model. The IDC MarketScape research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential to success in the market, in both the short term and the long term.

As highlighted in the IDC MarketScape report, “Following the acquisition by Skillsoft, SumTotal has undergone strong positive change, benefitting from Skillsoft’s expertise in learning and the resources that came with it. Learning is the bailiwick of SumTotal and parent company Skillsoft, so this is a key product for them. In addition to handling all LMS needs, Skillsoft’s Percipio, a well-conceived learning experience platform with ready access to a vast array of content, positions SumTotal well for future dominance in this category.”

SumTotal positioned as a “Leader” in IDC
MarketScape: Worldwide Learning
Management in Integrated Talent
Management 2018 Vendor Assessment

“SumTotal covers all the learning management bases well and with great depth,” noted Lisa Rowan, Research Vice President, HR, Talent and Learning Strategies, IDC, in the IDC MarketScape report. “Clients are optimistic about the company’s plans to increase the breadth of the platform and to innovate in new areas, presenting opportunities to grow existing accounts and increase overall market momentum.”

“As the learning and talent management markets continue through a period of rapid evolution and innovation, we appreciate the IDC MarketScape’s recognition of Skillsoft and SumTotal’s ongoing commitment to delivering a modern experience to corporate learners,” said Chad Gaydos, Chief Operating Officer of Skillsoft and SumTotal. “Our position as a Leader in Learning Management and recognition as a Major Player in Integrated Talent Management, Performance Management and Compensation Management reflect our continued investment in developing beautiful technology that delivers measurable business value to our customers.”

Click here to download an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment.

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 SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft Company, is the world’s only Learning, Talent, and Workforce Management integrated system. SumTotal’s award-winning suite enables organizations to discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and entire business ecosystem. SumTotal goes beyond traditional talent management and HCM applications, offering contextual and pervasive HR solutions that help improve employee performance in real time. www.sumtotalsystems.com

1 IDC “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment”, Doc #US41522517, July 2018
2 IDC “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment”, doc #US41522417, July 2018
3 IDC “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Performance Management in Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment”, doc #US41522617, July 2018
4 IDC “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compensation Management in Integrated Talent Management 2018 Vendor Assessment”, doc #US41522317, July 2018 

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