2.9 out of 5 stars

SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, training elearning, performance, compensation, recruiting, payroll and analytics.

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Core HR
Organization Management

Organizes employees in an org structure that can be used throughout the application for reporting, permissions, etc.

Not enough data available

Time, Attendance, and PTO

Tracks time, attendance, paid time-off (PTO), sick time, schedules, and other workforce-related information.

Not enough data available

Expense Management

Contains functionality for employees to submit expenses reports and track reimbursments

Not enough data available

Salary Structures

Manages position descriptions and pay grades/structures for each role

Not enough data available


Helps protect risk areas by ensuring compliance standards are met through tracking and reporting

Not enough data available

Benefits Administration

Enables employees to manage their benefit plans by viewing plans, make changes during open enrollement, and for life event changes. Employers can report and manage payroll deductions based on selected plan options

Not enough data available

Workforce Management Platform Features
Labor Forecasting

Predict the number and types of employees necessary to meet anticipated demand to control labor costs.

Not enough data available

Shift Scheduling

Plan employee work shifts according to availability and provide notifications to employees when they are scheduled.

Not enough data available

Time & Attendance Tracking

Let employees track the hours they have worked through integrations with time tracking products or built in time tracking features.

Not enough data available

Workforce Analytics

Tools designed to help analyze employee data and develop baselines for evaluating and optimizing workforce management.

Not enough data available

Absence & Leave Management

Employees can submit paid time off (PTO) or leave of absence requests that managers can approve or deny within the platform.

Not enough data available

Skills Management

Organize, sort, and view employees based on skills and qualifications in order to make smarter workforce decisions.

Not enough data available

Self-Service Capabilities

Web portals through which employees can view their schedules, submit PTO requests, configure work availability and preferences, and self-schedule from available work times.

Not enough data available

Succession Planning

Identify high performing employees with potential to be promoted with minimal development.

Not enough data available

Mobile Shift Scheduling

Managers and employees can create or claim available work shifts and receive notifications on their mobile device.

Not enough data available

Team Communication

Message other team members or managers through built-in text or emailing functions and communicate scheduling or leave requests.

Not enough data available

Training and eLearning
Assessments and Practice

Provides Quizes, Testing and Software Simulations to reinforce and measure effectives of materials

(Based on 9 reviews)
Content Delivery and Tracking

Includes Self led, Instructure lead, web based collaboration and tracking of completion for compliance.

(Based on 14 reviews)
Social Learning

Enables team member to learn by colloborating with each other

(Based on 5 reviews)
Content Creation

Provides tools to create training materials for instuctor lead and self lead courses

(Based on 9 reviews)
Customer Training

Training courses can be offered outside organization to customers and partners. Can include e-Commerce functionality for customers to purchase training courses.

(Based on 13 reviews)
Manager Portals

Allows Managers and/or parents to see progress of team members or children

(Based on 12 reviews)
Content Storage and Management

Provides functionality to store, organize and search all training content

(Based on 11 reviews)
Content Libraries

Provides pre-created content(Courseware) on standard topics that can be used as part of a curriculm

(Based on 8 reviews)
Course Authoring
Course Builder

Enables user to create courses.

Not enough data available

Role-Based Templates

Provides templates for course creation based on industry or role.

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Assessments & Quizzes

Enables the design and administration of tests and quizzes.

Not enough data available

Instructor-Led Training

Enables for design of classes that are led by an instructor.

Not enough data available

Performance Management
Goal Management

Enable goals to be alligned throughout organization Goals can be created and/or cascaded down by managers. Goal progress can be tracked.

Not enough data available

Reviews and Feedback

Performance Reviews can be created using templates/libaries and delivered. Employees performance can be compared to make promotion and compensation decisions. 360 degree feedback can be included in feedback process

Not enough data available


Bonus and Merit pay distribution can be managed based on customizable rules for the organization.

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Succession Planning

Manages talent pool to ensure key indivduals are being prepared for key roles

Not enough data available

Career and Development Planning

Helps managers and individuals identify carreer paths as well as development compentencies for career paths.

Not enough data available

Course Delivery
Learning Paths

Creates sequences of classes which must be taken in a specific order.

Not enough data available

24/7 Availability

Enables access to courses 24/7.

Not enough data available

Communication & Notifications

Provides functionality to communicate and send notifications to users.

Not enough data available

Assignment Scheduling

Enables users to plan assignments and dispense them automatically.

Not enough data available

Course Management

Motivates users by tracking points, achievements, and badges.

Not enough data available

Varied User Types

Limits user access to certain functionality and courses.

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Provides custom certifications to distribute after course completion.

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Allows administrators to customize to accomodate their unique processes. Includes ability to create custom objects, fields, rules, calculations, and views.

(Based on 12 reviews)
Integration APIs

Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc with other software applications.

(Based on 9 reviews)

Enables users to view and transact business with the same content in multiple languages and currencies.

(Based on 10 reviews)
User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

(Based on 15 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond to an action they took.

(Based on 15 reviews)
Mobile User Support

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Enables reporting of all data contained within the system. Typically contains standard reports as well as the ability to create ad-hoc reports.

(Based on 15 reviews)

An easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status and historical trends of an organization’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance

(Based on 13 reviews)
LMS Marketplace

Enables user to sell their courses and receive compensation electronically.

Not enough data available

Course Marketplace

Enables users to purchase and consume courses via an online marketplace.

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Enables user to sell and manage subscriptions to created courses.

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White Labeling

Customizes account to with homepage branding, personalized URL, and more.

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Provides multiple language choices.

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