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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    9.2

    Brightmove

    92%

    SumTotal Talent Development

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

    Job Requisition Management

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resume Management

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task Creation and Delegation

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Templates

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User Permissions

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Brightmove

    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

    Brightmove

    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

    Brightmove

    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

    Brightmove

    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

    Brightmove

    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

    • Brightmove is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • SumTotal Talent Development is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Brightmove

    70%
    11 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    Brightmove

    30%
    4 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Brightmove

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    7.0

    Brightmove

    70%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Brightmove

    100%
    2 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    5.0

    Brightmove

    50%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Brightmove

    If you want a full-service ATS and will use the tool to post jobs and track candidates, Brightmove is a very solid tool. They are adding functionality and making it more robust. In our case, we ended up just using it for resume repository and management and so the solution essentially outgrew us such that the price structure and options are no longer competitive or make as much sense as when we first started using the 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

    Brightmove

    • Brightmove is intuitive and easy to learn and to use. It interfaces well with social media.
    • Brightmove has good capabilities to build interfaces to other systems, such as a background checking system.
    • In addition, Brightmove has a good record of being available.
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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

    Brightmove

    • Brightmove could offer more detailed and user friendly reports.
    • Brightmove could add more screening questions to applicants when they are applying to a job. The feature that is already there is not really useful.
    • Brightmove needs to separate internal applicants from external applicants.
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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

    Brightmove

    Starting Price

    $625 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Brightmove editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Subscription$625.001

    Footnotes

    1. per month

    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

      Brightmove

      Brightmove has worked well as we are a company with 120 employees. For as long as we stay around this size, we will continue with Brightmove, but as we grow we will start looking for an ATS that can directly tie into our CRM (NetSuite). The price point is great for the functionality when compared to other ATS solutions
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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

      Brightmove

      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

      Brightmove

      The Customer Support is the best part of using this ATS vs others. They have a chat feature on the home page where you can ask a question and have a Customer Service rep help you in less than a minute. I have found that to be invaluable and a life saver on several occasions. I'm not sure you get that kind of service from a bigger ATS provider.
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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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      Implementation Rating

      Brightmove

      The Info Tech conversion and implementation team was too small to meet our needs
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      SumTotal

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Brightmove

      Brightmove seems to be pretty similar to Vurv, but overall the functionality of the other systems I have used has been better. I didn't select to implement Brightmove, it was already in place when I joined the company.
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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

      Brightmove

      • Positive ROI in terms of time spent by our recruiting team. Our old ATS was clunky and forced users to spend more time on mundane tasks.
      • Positive ROI in terms of connecting without outside job boards and finding job candidates.
      • Positive ROI in terms of motivating our team by seeing their numbers in an easy to understand/read dashboard.
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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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