Core HR vs. SumTotal Talent Development

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Core HR
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Core HR provides users with the ability to access employee information anywhere via the cloud. Users can also track and analyze employee pay and performance across the entire workforce.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
Core HRSumTotal Talent Development
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Core HRSumTotal Talent Development
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Core HRSumTotal Talent Development
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Core HRSumTotal Talent Development
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
17% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
1 Ratings
122% below category average
Employee demographic data9.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.53 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting9.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management9.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.53 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
1 Ratings
83% below category average
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.53 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.93 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.9
3 Ratings
10% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
6.7
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Balance details7.63 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
13% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
1 Ratings
92% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.62 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings2.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.03 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.2
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Report builder9.53 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.03 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.42 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
15% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.53 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
2 Ratings
14% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.8
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting9.52 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.7
3 Ratings
9% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans7.53 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.53 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Review status tracking9.53 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review reminders9.03 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.92 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools8.42 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.52 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate development9.52 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
17% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.02 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.52 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.42 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.53 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings8.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
Core HRSumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
7.5
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Core HRSumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
HR Cloud
Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
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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
HR Cloud
  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
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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
HR Cloud
  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
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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
HR Cloud
  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
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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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ScreenShots

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.