31 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100
34 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    6.0

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    60%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    HealthStream Learning & Performance ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    5.8
    58%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subordinate goal setting

    5.0
    50%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    5.8
    58%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    6.8
    68%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    6.8
    68%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    6.8

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    68%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    HealthStream Learning & Performance ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Performance plans

    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan weighting

    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager note taking

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    7.7
    77%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    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

    • HealthStream Learning & Performance is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.3

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    73%
    21 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    90%
    12 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    100%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.9

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    69%
    10 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    HealthStream

    HealthStream is a wonderful tool for assigning assessments and evaluating knowledge. The assessments have a large pool of questions to pull from. The exams are timed and will generate a test report at the end of the exam so the clinical team can see what tests were passed and failed. These are helpful in ensuring we know what the nurse needs extra education on. HealthStream would be less suited for education items that would need to be validated in person...skills such as CPR.
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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

    HealthStream

    • Reporting. Having the ability to track compliance (and non-compliance) at our fingertips ensures that we are up-to-date with Federal, State, Local and internal policies, requirements and educational initiatives
    • Customization. Developing in-house materials, specific to our variable training needs is a huge plus - HealthStream's commitment to SCORM-ready content since 2011 has made it simple for us to connect, engage and interact with all of our staff and providers.
    • Integration. Allowing us to interface with our HRM/HRIS systems is invaluable. Keeping up with a dynamic workforce, both in terms of retention and attrition, would not be possible without our current interface structures.
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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

    HealthStream

    • Embedding elearning tutorials into HealthStream can be a bit complicated, and even slow down the site for the end user. In my experience, I found it much easier to just offer a link to the tutorial through the assessment portion.
    • Keeping users synced into the most up-to-date user groups can be a bit tricky. If you create your own student groups, and then these students transfer to a different job role or department, you will manually have to make these changes yourself. A more automated process would be great.
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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

    HealthStream Learning & Performance

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    HealthStream Learning & Performance 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

      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

        HealthStream

        We just can't imagine NOT having HealthStream as it has become such a part of our training system. The per user cost has actually gone down from 3 years ago. However, we are using more courses we have purchased. This allows us to be more efficient with our time and more convenient for the end users. We are considering purchasing other aspects of the system.
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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

        HealthStream

        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

        HealthStream

        I only used HealthStream for a short time, but it wasn’t overly user-friendly or pretty. There were some quirks that I didn’t like, like the quiz builder or uploading lists. Whenever you assigned a group it was difficult to tell and confirm that the assignment went out. Overall I like other systems better.
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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

        HealthStream

        The interface for HealthStream is 1000x better than My Learning. I still struggle to find my assignments and upcoming in person training on My Learning. It is not intuitive and doesn't have a dashboard when you sign on to see everything at once. HealthStream lets me easily see my assignments, their due dates, and any upcoming dates
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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

        HealthStream

        • More efficiency. Easy way to implement training to a larger group of people.
        • Helps to orientate new hires to our organization quicker.
        • Consistency with training messages. We can communicate a method that can be easily adopted and implement across the organization.
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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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