SumTotal Systems Delivers Key Enhancements to Talent Development Suite

Mountain View, Calif., August 2, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced the newest version of its Talent Development Suite. Key product upgrades to the suite allow HR executives and learning administrators to more easily develop, deliver and track key talent development initiatives around learning, performance and compensation.

“The continued investment in and innovation of our Talent Development Suite is the result of listening to customer feedback in order to architect solutions that meet, and exceed, our customer’s needs in today’s evolving market,” said Nadeem Syed, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Management & Engineering of SumTotal Systems. “By driving these pioneering tools and streamlining the management of learning, performance and compensation within one platform, SumTotal empowers HR leaders to more effectively implement talent development initiatives to drive needed business results.”

With the latest enhancements to the Talent Development Suite, SumTotal offers an integrated and automated approach to managing today’s talent development challenges in an effort to reduce the risk of non-compliance, as well as better align learning and training initiatives to an organization’s overall business goals. Through improved integration and tracking of talent development programs, HR directors are better equipped to prove training compliance requirements are met and can also capture the effectiveness of learning courses. Selected new features include:
• Quick Assessment Tool — Enables rapid creation of knowledge assessments that assist organizations in assessing the competency of their workforce without needing to license expensive specialized third party tools.
• Manager Training Assignments — Allows managers to manage the required training of their direct reports and ensure that users are focused on appropriate training opportunities that will better enhance their skill set to contribute to the success of the organization.
• Enhanced Report Manager Platform — Allows for the creation of ad-hoc reports using a drag-and-drop interface. These reports can help HR executives better determine the organization’s return on investment of their learning initiatives and can more effectively measure that the information being taught during training is being internalized by participants, ultimately improving performance.
• Performance Calibration Tools — Permits users to configure performance indicators to fit a variety of scenarios to help ensure a fair and consistent performance rating process in employee evaluations across the organization.

In addition to launching its latest version of the Talent Development Suite, SumTotal continues to aggressively invest in building innovative capabilities that improve the usability and functionality of their solutions to provide ongoing end-user value. SumTotal is committed to enhancing the depth and the breadth of their solutions and provide value-add capabilities in key areas such as mobility, analytics, and social collaboration.

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 1,500 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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