SumTotals ToolBook 10.5 Named to KMWorlds Trend-Setting Products of 2010

Mountain View, Calif., September 7, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that its ToolBook® 10.5 solution was recently named to KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products of 2010. Chosen among over 600 products, ToolBook 10.5 was recognized for its innovation and execution in providing value to customers.

“We are continually researching and developing new innovation to bring to the HR market and ToolBook’s recognition as a Trend-Setting product of 2010 by KMWorld is a testament to that,” said Nadeem Syed, executive vice president, worldwide product management & engineering at SumTotal Systems. “This commitment to product innovation, combined with our implementation of best practices around customer service and support, allows SumTotal to continue to provide superior value to our customers in an effort to help them achieve better business results.”

“When assembling the Trend-Setting product list, our judging panel always looks to identify the products that are best delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the needs of the most important constituency — the customer,” said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor in Chief. “As new technologies are emerging on a daily basis, we are proud to have selected products that are truly leading the way in market innovation and are providing value to the end-user.”

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, the ToolBook solution has emerged as a leading eLearning authoring solution capable of evolving to meet the changing demands of learning applications and today’s computing environments. The product allows subject matter experts and learning professionals to quickly create rich, interactive learning content, quizzes, assessments and software simulations. As a result of increased mobile and on-demand accessibility available in the latest version, organizations are able to provide employees with the learning and training content they need for improved talent development.

KMWorld’s judging panel consisted of editorial staff, market analysts, line-of-business managers and end-users. The products selected to the 2010 Trend-Setting Product List are featured in the publication’s September issue and all demonstrated clearly identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve the vendors’ full spectrum of constituencies, especially their customers. Other SumTotal products have been named to KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Product Lists in years past including ResultsOnDemand® in 2009, SumTotal Enterprise Suite in 2007 and SumTotal version 7 in 2006. KMWorld established the Trend-Setting Product awards in 2003.

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

SumTotal, the SumTotal logo, ToolBook and ResultsOnDemand are registered trademarks or trademarks of SumTotal Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About KMWorld
KMWorld is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.


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