SumTotal Strengthens Market Leadership with Continued Employee Growth and New Workforce Training Program

Mountain View, Calif., August 12, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced sustained company momentum through strong employee growth, including doubling the size of its sales force, as well as the implementation of an innovative approach to onboarding new employees.

“As our company continues to grow, our priority remains on the organization’s most important asset, our employees, which in turn leads to enhanced customer service and increased innovation that allows us to deliver award-winning solutions to meet today’s HR challenges,” said John Borgerding, President of SumTotal Systems. “Additionally, through our unique new employee training program, we are committed to ensuring our workforce is set up for success from day one.”

In 2010 alone, SumTotal hired over 75 new employees in areas such as research and development, support and sales. In order to meet growing demand and further improve customer service, record level growth and hiring is anticipated to continue through the end of the year.

As part of the orientation process, new team members participate in a weeklong onboarding program to learn about the company, its products and the industry, and upon completion of the initial orientation training, new employees go through a separate, job-specific program to be better equipped with the skills needed to succeed in their role at the company. Different from the traditional approach of learning-as-you-go, SumTotal’s unique orientation training gives employees a higher level of knowledge and experience from the start, allowing for the highest levels of customer service to be achieved.

About SumTotal Systems, Inc.
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proven talent development solutions that automate and integrate learning, performance, and compensation management to drive business results on a daily basis. Our solutions strengthen and develop employee skills to accelerate time-to-market, close skill gaps, and reduce the risk of business disruptions. With more than 1,600 customers and 18 million users worldwide, we have increased the performance at some of the world’s best-known companies, organizations and government agencies. Our category leadership and applied insight help us understand the critical success factors for businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit

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