ClearCompany vs. SumTotal Talent Development

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClearCompany
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ClearCompany offers an applicant tracking system with core features, including batch or mass communication, job board posting, centralized internal communications, and background checking features. It also provides onboarding automation and performance management.N/A
SumTotal Talent Development
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
The SumTotal Core Platform (formerly elixHR) is a human resource information system (HRIS) integrable with the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite of software: SumTotal (LMS), and the SumTotal Work workforce management and payroll system. All SumTotal software is now offered and supported by Skillsoft since the October 2014 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClearCompanySumTotal Talent Development
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ClearCompanySumTotal Talent Development
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.4
15 Ratings
25% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal10.013 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.015 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
8 Ratings
28% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.8
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting10.07 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.87 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking9.26 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
10 Ratings
34% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans9.25 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Plan weighting9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.84 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Review status tracking9.86 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.07 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Workflow restrictions9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.84 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting9.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.6
11 Ratings
29% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search10.09 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate development10.06 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
9.2
18 Ratings
23% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.518 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.918 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.513 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.015 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Customized Application Form9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.218 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Candidate Search8.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.818 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Collaboration8.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation9.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.818 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions9.317 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.418 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Reporting8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
8.0
8 Ratings
12% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
-
Ratings
Course authoring7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning7.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
1 Ratings
122% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
1 Ratings
83% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
SumTotal Talent Development
6.7
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
1 Ratings
92% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClearCompany
-
Ratings
SumTotal Talent Development
7.2
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ClearCompanySumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(21 ratings)
7.5
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(11 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClearCompanySumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
ClearCompany
If your company needs to move into becoming completely electronic, as well as the option of having it being remote if needed, this is the way to go. ClearCompany will hold your hand and help you every step of the way to becoming just that! It can be a difficult task to change so much but having their team to meet with you weekly until you have everything up and running was the best experience I could have asked for.
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SumTotal
Very good for learning and development and training of employees. For Applicant tracking, recuirement, onboarding, and enablement, I prefer SAP SuccessFactors or Skillate. I also found that the SumTotal app is not very friendly on android and crashes sometimes and it is not optimized for mobile. Hence I end up never using it.
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Pros
ClearCompany
  • Real-time updates shared across the software with remote users. It allows us to effectively manage and track candidates workflows and status within the onboarding process. This helps us effectively communicate and keep hooks in the candidate without having them fall through the cracks.
  • ClearCompany is able to customize and report to fit our company. We are in a particular industry where our time to fill, hiring costs and other metrics vary from time to time. In order to get an accurate report, ClearCompany has gone above and beyond to customize our reports and give us the data we need with a click of a button.
  • ClearCompany is always in constant communication and willing to assist. The feedback from the support team is almost instantaneous. I have the direct number to my customer care agent and her manager as well. It's nice to know they are there to help at a moment's notice. The support team has a great chat feature that allows me to send a message while i'm on the phone. They are quick to respond and always friendly.
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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
ClearCompany
  • Reporting is a bit limited - most reports require significant cleanup and/or take a lot of work to make meaningful
  • Hiring Manager visibility is limited when it comes to notifications (scorecards completed, etc.) and feedback for candidates from other processes, meaning that the burden is put on TA to inform
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SumTotal
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
ClearCompany
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
ClearCompany
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
ClearCompany
I had a great relationship with my first customer success manager. When I first started, she helped me navigate the system and was always available to answer any questions. They have provided great support throughout the last 2 years of me using the system. I attended a ClearCompany conference and they were incredible at providing support and showing how to best utilize the system,
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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
ClearCompany
No comparison. It's apples to oranges when comparing. Clear Company is well-rounded and willing to collaborate to make it right for each company. Most other platforms make you adapt to the product they think is best without individual company needs in mind.
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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
ClearCompany
  • ClearCompany has some helpful options our company has utilized, but overall it has been very hard to get past some of the user interfaces that aren't functional or getting speedy responses when something isn't operational.
  • ClearCompany has custom reports that help us strategize our recruitment efforts, but we have had many instances where the reports do not pull data from the system which has lead to confusion or decisions being made with incomplete information.
  • ClearCompany has multiple avenues to contact them or get help, but they are not always effective because of the completion time frame varies.
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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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SumTotal Talent Development Screenshots

Screenshot of SumTotal Learning Management: Deliver the learning your organization needs including skilling/upskilling/reskilling, career planning & development. All delivered with our engaging learner experience across all modalities (desktop, tablet & mobile) and in the flow of workScreenshot of SumTotal Onboarding: Foster learning before day one with our robust onboarding solution. Build culture, complete necessary paperwork and begin the path to productivity for all your new and returning employees.Screenshot of SumTotal Performance: Performance management that meets the needs of today’s forward-thinking organizations. Align the goals and performance of your entire workforce with those of the broader organization for better business outcomes.Screenshot of SumTotal Succession: Make succession planning an organizational strength. SumTotal allows you to better understand your workforce now and better plan for your future with our intuitive succession planning tools.Screenshot of SumTotal Recruiting: A modern recruiting solution that delivers a powerful candidate experience, recruiter productivity, job matching and internal mobility.Screenshot of SumTotal Compensation: SumTotal makes compensation planning easier and less time consuming. Build a pay for performance culture that meets your organizations goals and objectives while keeping you competitive in the ever-changing marketplace.