4 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100
33 Ratings
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Development Dimensions

When I got hired on at my company, we needed some quick wins and instant content to get some of the initiatives going. Having the facilitator and participant materials all ready to go (Training in a box) was extremely helpful. What would have taken me years to put together myself, I was able to put together in a few months. The materials are very user friendly.
Mike Burnett | 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

Performance and Goals

Development Dimensions
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Corporate goal setting
Development Dimensions
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Subordinate goal setting
Development Dimensions
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Individual goal setting
Development Dimensions
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance tracking
Development Dimensions
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance Management

Development Dimensions
8.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance plans
Development Dimensions
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance improvement plans
Development Dimensions
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

Development Dimensions
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Development Dimensions
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Pros

Development Dimensions

  • I enjoyed the process of getting certified to teach topics from DDI. Our master instructor was excellent. He gave wonderful feedback and provided an environment where we could practice our skills and be ready to teach.
  • The facilitator and participant materials are very professional and well laid out. They are easy to follow. Especially as a facilitator of the course. The facilitator guide provides very detailed content of what to say and how to teach the topic.
  • I love the additional job aids, videos, surveys and reinforcement of training tools they provide for you to use with your learners. They also are provided in various formats (mobile, hard copy, etc.)
Mike Burnett | 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

Development Dimensions

  • Some of the courses are a bit out of date. They don't always stay up with the times of current trends in the business world.
  • I would like to have the option of using the participant materials in a mobile format instead of having to call in and order hard copy participant materials for each course I teach.
  • I would like to see more courses converted to Industrial format. I work for an Industrial type company and some of the courses are not relevant or do not hit home for our learners. They say they cannot relate to the case studies, videos, etc.
Mike Burnett | 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

Development Dimensions

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

Development Dimensions

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

Development Dimensions

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.3
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

Development Dimensions

I like OpenSesame for the numerous options of topics you have to choose from. However, my DDI rep really helped me drill down the topics we needed to focus on. DDI simplified the process for me so it was not so confusing on where to start and what to use. We mapped out a plan together on how to support our employees and leaders in their development.
Mike Burnett | 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

Development Dimensions

  • We are a part of a dealer network. Before we rolled out the training and materials using DDI, we ranked 38 out of 52 dealers for our dealer loyalty score. We are now ranked #2.
  • We are seeing our leaders confidence go up. They feel much more confident in how to lead their teams. The environment within the teams has improved. They are having more effective conversations with team members. 1x1s are happening in a more consistent basis.
  • Our leaders have more tools than they have had before in how to lead and support their teams. Checklists, templates, surveys, etc.
Mike Burnett | 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

Development Dimensions

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

Development Dimensions
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Development Dimensions
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Development Dimensions
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Development Dimensions
SumTotal Talent Development
6.3

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