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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Axonify

Axonify works very well in our organization because we have different departments needing different things and skills. For instance, we have a software-focused department that needs to learn about our latest update. But not everyone in software needs to know every update, and then some only need a refresher. Axonify allows us to target these individuals and see how they are doing. We can then go in and see question performance and tweak if necessary. While Axonify is easy to use, the system and taxonomy of levels and categorization does have a learning curve. If you want something you can set up immediately, this may not be the best option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Axonify
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Course authoring
Axonify
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Course catalog or library
Axonify
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Player/Portal
Axonify
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning content
Axonify
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Mobile friendly
Axonify
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Progress tracking & certifications
Axonify
9.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Assignments
Axonify
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Compliance management
Axonify
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning administration
Axonify
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning reporting & analytics
Axonify
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Social learning
Axonify
7.5
SumTotal Talent Development

Human Resource Management

Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Pros

Axonify

  • Update the platform in response to feedback from current users- ex. Many of the features I wished Axonify had when I first signed up for it are now live, such as guided learning, the ability to add certification to guided learning paths, and the ability to tie outside metrics and behaviors directly to Axonify training frequency and scores
  • Reinforce employee knowledge to ensure employees don't forget content they don't use frequently- ex. as long as an employee signs in to train regularly, you can be assured that they will learn what they need to because the Axonify algorithm prioritizes reinforcement questions on topics that the learner hasn't seen recently and topics that the learner has the lowest scores in. The end result is that the platform is always customizing the content watch learner sees to help improve the individual's weak points. This means that of an employee is under performing, we know it is either because the process is not working, or the employee is unwilling to follow the process, not because he or she doesn't know any better
  • Foster competition and excitement around completing certain training milestones- ex. the Leaderboard can get pretty competitive as employees compete to reach the top. The platform also lets you auction off different prizes on the platform using points earned by answering questions correctly, thereby indirectly creating an incentive to complete training.
  • I have never worked with a company that did such a great job at walking a new user through the implementation process. A year and a half after implementing the platform I still have a regular call from my rep (Erin Bresser) during which we discuss my company's training plan, pain points, strategies, upcoming features, and anything else training related. I could not ask for more or better support from a vendor.
  • I love all the different content options I have. I can use the bare bones basics and simply add questions directly into Axonify, or I can support those questions by building a complex course, video, animation, or even downloading content from the Content exchange directly from Axonify. This means that weather I have a day or a year to prepare content, I have the ability to produce a functional and productive experience for my workforce
Ana Karen Valles | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axonify

  • The results display for surveys tends to cut off comments. There should be a better export option to save editing time on our end when generating reports.
  • I would like to be able to see the amount people spent to win prizes on the Reports>>Winners page.
  • Live Polling, registration, and electronic QA feature in Events section (like EventMobi).
Michael Dismuke | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axonify

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Kimberly Barricklow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axonify

Axonify 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Axonify is extremely easy to use, for both employees and managers. The platform is visually appealing, and Axonify offers a number of videos and tutorials for any administration and user functionality. The reporting is also very easy to obtain and review, with the ability to drill down to team and individual results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axonify

Axonify 8.8
Based on 5 answers
There is a dedicated Zendesk, and replies to queries are prompt and useful. They also have support mechanisms on their website.
Grant Adendorff | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.2
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axonify

There are so many training platforms and increasing numbers of non LMS training platforms that it can be very difficult to figure out what is best for you. It's been a while since I did all the research that led me to Axonify, but below is a short summary of the pros and cons of the platforms I looked at and how I decided to implement Axonify.
  • Compligo- This platform was recommended by the Director of Legal and Regulatory when I first joined my current company. Its main feature is that they provide training on legal and regulatory topics (this is very important to my organization) however, it is a very old school platform, the training tended to be very long, and there was no element of reinforcement. It felt more like "check the box" training than education our workforce, so I opted to continue looking
  • Docebo- This was my second choice. Docebo is extremely similar to Axonify in the learning philosophy but ultimately I chose Axonify. I won't give my exact reasoning because I'm sure both platforms have made considerable updates since I did my research and I don't want to cause confusion by posting out of date information
  • Inkling- Inkling is a very cool platform, but not quite as robust as I knew I would need, although I'm sure they have added functionality since I last tested the platform
now I am out of space, so I'll leave it at that.
Ana Karen Valles | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axonify

  • The total cost of the operation has been favorable. We get much better usage of this product than any other product we've deployed. We've been able to use data from Axonify to undermine arguments that people haven't been trained.
  • We are still trying to get some SME's in the business to comprehend just how powerful the platform is.
Aston Moss | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Axonify

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SumTotal Talent Development

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axonify
8.7
SumTotal Talent Development
5.2

Likelihood to Renew

Axonify
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Axonify
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Axonify
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
6.2

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