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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    8.9

    15Five

    89%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    15Five ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subordinate goal setting

    8.7
    87%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    8.8
    88%
    33 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    9.3
    93%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    9.0
    90%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    9.0

    15Five

    90%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    15Five ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Performance plans

    9.3
    93%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan weighting

    6.8
    68%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager note taking

    9.5
    95%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    9.0
    90%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    9.7
    97%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    6.7
    67%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    9.6
    96%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    9.9
    99%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    9.8
    98%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    9.7
    97%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    15Five

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    15Five

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.3

    SumTotal Talent Development

    33%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Leave and Attendance Management

    15Five

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Employee Self Service

    15Five

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    HR Reporting

    15Five

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    10%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • 15Five is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.6

    15Five

    96%
    40 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    15Five

    100%
    3 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    15Five

    100%
    3 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    15Five

    84%
    47 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    10.0

    15Five

    100%
    1 Rating

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    15Five

    100%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    15Five

    At first, it was a little much to continue reporting each week. Then, as time went on, it was more helpful as I was using it as a tool to accomplish and complete tasks that were listed. There have only been a few weeks that I was unable to complete a weekly report, but all in all, it has made me more aware.
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    SumTotal

    I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
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    Pros

    15Five

    • The Pulse Check feature is both easy to use and allows staff and management to gauge how team health is.
    • The metric and key performance tools are very well designed.
    • Automated reminders and reporting are great features.
    • I find the customer services to be best in class.
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    SumTotal

    • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
    • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
    • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
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    Cons

    15Five

    • Questions are repetitive weekly, though this may be a function of our administrator, and not the platform itself. Answering the same questions every 2 weeks is an awful lot like the movie Groundhog day.
    • Give employees at all levels visibility into the "How are you feeling" score to get a pulse on the entire company at once.
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    SumTotal

    • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
    • Reporting is complicated.
    • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
    • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
    • Support for the product is lacking.
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    Pricing Details

    15Five

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    15Five editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic71
    Plus142
    PerformanceCustom Pricing3

    Footnotes

    1. per person/per month
    2. per person/per month
    3. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SumTotal Talent Development editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      15Five

      This program is the absolute best I've ever used in 30 years with organizations. Not only do I enjoy being a user and "filling it out" every week- but I would personally buy it if available for goal tracking in my personal life I love it that much!
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      SumTotal

      I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
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      Usability

      15Five

      It's very simple to use - not overly complicated. You wouldn't need training to use. There are some features I never use because I don't understand -- like one on ones. However we use without and still find a lot of value in it!
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      SumTotal

      I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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      Support Rating

      15Five

      The 15Five support team is amazing. They were always willing to speak with me when I did something wrong in the system and never had a harsh or placing judgment tone in their voices. They respond quickly and promptly and allowed me to learn something new each time I cross lines with them. I am thankful for their knowledge and customer service they shared with me when I needed it.
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      SumTotal

      We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
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      Online Training

      15Five

      Very helpful webinar training. They answer questions, the slides are all very helpful, and they send you the presentation once the webinar is complete so that you can share with your team.
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      SumTotal

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      15Five

      It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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      SumTotal

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      15Five

      I used Achievers a while ago and it was only limited to rewards. 15FIVE really makes a difference, it's real engagement for businesses and provides a lot of structure. I also love what they preach in their social channels as we are constantly learning from their podcasts and blog posts.
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      SumTotal

      When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
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      Return on Investment

      15Five

      • 15Five opened up many discussions for issues/challenges in the workplace that wasn't available in meetings/during projects/in other capacities.
      • 15Five has opened the door to creative ideas that became projects and improvements.
      • 15Five improved culture by allowing team members in other departments see what others are doing/feeling, making us feel as one company
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      SumTotal

      • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
      • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
      • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
      • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
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