GAINESVILLE, Fla, April 26, 2012 – SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that it is positioned as a Major Player in IDC’s Integrated Talent Management MarketScape report (IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #234365, April 2012).

“SumTotal’s strengths are in the breadth of its suite and delivery model,” said Lisa Rowan, IDC program director, HR and talent management services.

IDC defines talent management as those functions that serve to attract, develop, reward and retain the workforce, with functionality for recruiting and staffing, learning and development, performance management, compensation management, and career and succession planning. According to the report, an escalating level of importance for all of these talent management functions is driving greater demand for integrated suites from a single vendor.

SumTotal provides comprehensive employee lifecycle management, including a core HR system of record, in a single end-to-end solution to give organizations a new level of visibility to make informed business decisions and accelerate growth. SumTotal’s integrated suite includes performance, compensation, succession, career development, social collaboration, recruiting and hiring, on-boarding, learning management, learning content management, mobile learning, workforce scheduling, time and attendance, absence and leave management, data collection devices, expense management, payroll and benefits administration, and workforce analytics.

“SumTotal customers benefit from our continued innovation as we deliver the most comprehensive solution available,” said John Borgerding SumTotal CEO. “SumTotal represents the largest independent HCM provider offering a complete and integrated solution and with over 15 million users in our cloud-based solution. We are honored to be recognized for this position and remain infinitely dedicated to ensuring our customers are successful.”

For more information about SumTotal, visit the company’s website at

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, Inc. is the global leader in strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that provide organizations with a new level of visibility to help make more informed business decisions and accelerate growth. Recognized by industry analysts as the most complete solution, SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, from a single provider for improved business intelligence. The company offers customers of all sizes and industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase, configuration, and deployment options. We have increased the performance of the world’s largest organizations including Sony Electronics (NYSE: SNE), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL:AMWAY), Seagate (NYSE: STX), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG).

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