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Score 7.4 out of 100
35 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    9.1

    Avature ATS

    91%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Avature ATS ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Job Requisition Management

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resume Management

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task Creation and Delegation

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Templates

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User Permissions

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Avature ATS

    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

    Avature ATS

    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

    Avature ATS

    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

    Avature ATS

    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

    Avature ATS

    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

    • Avature ATS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Avature ATS

    100%
    2 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Avature ATS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Avature ATS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Avature ATS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Avature

    As it is a very complete tool, with many features and that sometimes ends up being a little complex, I would recommend it only for medium-sized companies. Perhaps in a large company, it could complicate the processes a little instead of making it easier. But it's a great tool!
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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

    Avature

    • Search capabilities - ability to pipeline top talent.
    • Communication with hiring managers in the hiring manager portal - resumes/notes don't get lost in email and are always accessible to anyone involved in the hiring process.
    • Ability to customize - we've been able to change work flows for different needs, and different business groups as well.
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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

    Avature

    • Easily over-engineered. While it's great to be able to customize, there are times where there are too many choices.
    • Would like to see it integrate better with our HRIS system.
    • Still a lot of manual steps in the workflow.
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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

    Avature ATS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Avature ATS 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

      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

        Avature

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Avature

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Avature

        No answers on this topic

        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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        Alternatives Considered

        Avature

        Avature is much better than OpenHire! OpenHire didn't give us the ability to share resumes or notes through the system and was very complicated to keep track of candidates that applied to multiple jobs or duplicate candidates. Was also very archaic in the interfacing and usability. Avature gave us many more options to customize our system.
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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

        Avature

        • Ability to be more efficient in hiring, leading to faster hire times
        • Easier to keep clean data for OFCCP or AAP audits
        • Spend a lot of time altering or changing workflows/process/manually moving things along
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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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