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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    7.8

    Kallidus LMS

    78%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kallidus LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Kallidus LMS

    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

    Kallidus LMS

    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

    Kallidus LMS

    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

    Kallidus LMS

    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

    Kallidus LMS

    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

    • Kallidus LMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Kallidus LMS

    90%
    2 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Kallidus LMS

    82%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Kallidus LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Kallidus LMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Kallidus

    It is great for just about any organization that does onboarding and training as it saves time and assists in keeping your team on track while bringing on new people. It helps to streamline a typically very difficult process for smaller teams. It has helped us immensely.
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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

    Kallidus

    • 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
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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

    Kallidus

    • 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
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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

    Kallidus LMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Kallidus LMS 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

        Kallidus

        Staff satisfaction and ease of use
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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

        Kallidus

        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

        Kallidus

        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

        Kallidus

        This is the only product I have used and it is great. I have not explored other options and we have not had the need to so far.
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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

        Kallidus

        • 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
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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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