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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    8.7

    Avature CRM

    87%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Avature CRM ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Company Website Posting

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resume Management

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task Creation and Delegation

    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Templates

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User Permissions

    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Avature CRM

    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 CRM

    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 CRM

    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 CRM

    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 CRM

    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 CRM is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Avature CRM

    87%
    5 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Avature CRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Avature CRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Avature CRM

    90%
    2 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Avature

    It is very helpful in saving time by sending emails automatically to selected candidates.
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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

    • Simplicity - HR specialists and recruiters using the software will be able to use data and analytics to track the progress of their prospective candidates.
    • Versatility - Avature's customer service team will work with you to build a customized workflow.
    • Flexibility - The ability to update and change the system ensures that this platform will continue to serve organizations today as well as tomorrow. As the last 24 months have shown, organizations must adapt to the changing workforce.
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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

    • Some of the better parts of the CRM system must be purchased.
    • Reporting could be easier/better, kind of cumbersome to run a report.
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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 CRM

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Avature CRM 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

        Great and fast responses, always available during implementation phase.
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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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        Alternatives Considered

        Avature

        The system is extremely innovative and easy to use, it permits a great deal of bolt-ins during a standard format so the system will be personalized to the company’s wants and of those who will be exploiting the 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

        • The hiring workflows, forms, and portals are all easily customizable to work for our organization. They have created efficiencies allowing for our staff to focus on other tasks.
        • The modernization of the hiring process has generated renewed interest in our organization's brand.
        • Once understood, the platform is simple to use and easy to design. The continual updates and improvements allow our organization to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing workforce.
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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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