SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, announced today that the MTN Group, Africa’s leading Telecommunications provider, has successfully deployed their enterprise-wide Learning Management Solution (LMS) to replace paper-based processes, enable real-time measurement and tracking, and provide every MTN employee with access to world-class e-Learning.

MTN Group is a multi-national telecommunications group offering voice and data communications products and services to individuals and businesses. MTN has mobile licences in 21 countries and internet service provider businesses in 13 countries, spanning three continents.

MTN is the largest primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It has 24,252 employees who communicate in five official languages and represent 55 nationalities. In 2011, MTN invested R265 million on employee development.

Part of MTN’s vision has been the deployment of their ‘e-Live’ project, aimed at providing every MTN employee with access to SumTotal’s e-Learning environment via a fully integrated learning platform to further embed the self-directed learning culture in MTN.

The e-Live project has contributed significantly to MTN’s objective to be the ‘lowest cost operator’ across the markets in Africa and Middle East by reducing the Learning & Development skills spend per person. The project has also streamlined the way employees request training and get activated on the system, without the need for time consuming approvals. In the first four months of the project, 38% of staff accessed the SumTotal System.

“Success with e-Learning comes from a variety of factors – good content, an easy to navigate system, effective reporting but most of all, immediate accessibility,” said Paul Norman, MTN Group Chief Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTN Group Limited. “With these factors in place, our staff has taken advantage of the titles provided and we have seen a marked increase in e-learning usage. I am pleased to say that, with SumTotal’s help, we are delivering on our Employee Value Proposition to invest in our people by providing more opportunities for them to learn and develop.”

“With today’s need for immediate access to information, companies are demanding platforms that quickly provide access to learning and development programs to their employees,” said Malcolm Tinkler, vice president, international sales at SumTotal Systems. “Our Cloud solution enables MTN to continue to deliver on its corporate commitment in its Employee Value Proposition (EVP) to ‘invest in Talent’.”
About the MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 March 2012, MTN recorded 170.5 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

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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Emma Acton
SumTotal Systems
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