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Score 7 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 5.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

CrossKowledge offers a superb library of learning content and a serviceable learning management system to go with it. If you’re looking for robust reporting or want to minimise the time you spend managing learning administration, you should look elsewhere.
Swapnil Gyani | 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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Course authoring
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Course catalog or library
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Player/Portal
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning content
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Mobile friendly
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Progress tracking & certifications
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Assignments
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Compliance management
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
3.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning administration
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
4.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Learning reporting & analytics
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
3.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Social learning
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Pros

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • CrossKnowledge provides learning content across a wide array of subjects, and this content is delivered using various delivery methods (interactive e-learning, videos, reading material, activity journals, etc.)
  • CrossKnowledge’s learning suite makes it easy to set up and roll out a highly customised learning management system.
  • CrossKnowledge offers a mobile app that makes it easy to access both the learning management system as well as their learning content on the go.
Swapnil Gyani | 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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • As a learning management system, CrossKnowledge’s backend is missing several key features for learning administrators
  • It is immensely difficult to set up learning events and managing invitations to learners
  • Reporting is extremely limited: you can only see the reports that CrossKnowledge seems necessary; you have very limited customisation options, and many of the basic reporting functions are simply impossible
Swapnil Gyani | 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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
CrossKnowledge’s learning content makes it a no-brainer. Besides, while their LMS isn’t as powerful or robust as we’d have liked, it’s still serviceable and most of our learners aren’t directly affected by it.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.1
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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

Moodle is a far more powerful and flexible learning management system for learning administrators. Where CrossKnowledge has the edge is in its fabulous learning content library.
Swapnil Gyani | 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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • It’s extremely difficult to evaluate ROI of a tool like CrossKnowledge, but it’s only been a little over a year since we rolled it out across the organisation and we’ve already made it part of our performance management system
Swapnil Gyani | 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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

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

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development
4.8

Likelihood to Renew

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
SumTotal Talent Development
6.1

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