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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kallidus LMS

Excellent product although greater support and more education at implementation would have ensured my project team would have had a greater understanding of the system, including migration of historical data to ensure its structured in the best way .the system is well suited to large organisations where staff work out of multiple sites and multiple devices including mobile devices.
Darryn Allcorn | 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

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

Kallidus LMS
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Kallidus LMS
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Pros

Kallidus LMS

  • Allows targeted training by staff group, role or location - simplifying access to specific training
  • Web based and supported on various devices -allowing access via any web enabled device
  • Entirely customisable - Easy to make the system look the way we need to ensure corporate image
Darryn Allcorn | 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

Kallidus LMS

  • Simpler hosting of e-learning - scorm objects can be slow AICC seems to be the best solution
  • Options to link / interface with other workforce systems
  • Greater flexibility of learning pathways
Darryn Allcorn | 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

Kallidus LMS

Kallidus LMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Staff satisfaction and ease of use
Darryn Allcorn | 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

Kallidus LMS

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

Kallidus LMS

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

Kallidus LMS

Kallidus, delivered all the functions that were required and the potential to add performance and talent through one system were big pluses. the ability to personalise and the simple admin functions have been hugely benefcial
Darryn Allcorn | 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

Kallidus LMS

  • Significantly increased compliance of mandatory training
  • supported more staff to choose elearning over face to face options, increasing efficiency
  • Automated many of the admin processes that underpin training
Darryn Allcorn | 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

Kallidus LMS

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

Kallidus LMS
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
5.4

Likelihood to Renew

Kallidus LMS
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Kallidus LMS
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Kallidus LMS
SumTotal Talent Development
6.3

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