Personio vs. SumTotal Talent Development

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Personio
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Personio is presented as an all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies from the company of the same name based in Munich. The platform supports applicant tracking, workforce management features (e.g. attendance tracking, leave management) with employee self-service, as well as support for HR workflows, and employee performance review.
$3.01
per month
SumTotal Talent Development
Score 7.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
The SumTotal Core Platform (formerly elixHR) is a human resource information system (HRIS) integrable with the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite of software: SumTotal (LMS), and the SumTotal Work workforce management and payroll system. All SumTotal software is now offered and supported by Skillsoft since the October 2014 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
PersonioSumTotal Talent Development
Editions & Modules
Essential
€2,88
per month per employee
Professional
€4,43
per month per employee
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PersonioSumTotal Talent Development
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PersonioSumTotal Talent Development
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PersonioSumTotal Talent Development
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
17% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
1 Ratings
122% below category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Employment history9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Organization and location management8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
1 Ratings
83% below category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
6.7
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.2
1 Ratings
13% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
1 Ratings
92% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Update personal information9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.2
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Report builder10.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.01 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.8
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.4
1 Ratings
17% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
8.2
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.01 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Review status tracking10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review reminders9.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
17% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.6
1 Ratings
21% above category average
SumTotal Talent Development
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Job Requisition Management10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.01 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.01 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
PersonioSumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PersonioSumTotal Talent Development
Likelihood to Recommend
Personio
This software could be of great help to many companies to keep an orderly manner and in the same control panel, all the management of their employees. Perfect for human resources departments that want to automate tedious tasks, with the guarantee that they will be well executed.
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SumTotal
Very good for learning and development and training of employees. For Applicant tracking, recuirement, onboarding, and enablement, I prefer SAP SuccessFactors or Skillate. I also found that the SumTotal app is not very friendly on android and crashes sometimes and it is not optimized for mobile. Hence I end up never using it.
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Pros
Personio
  • Allows automatic posting of job offers on different sites and portals to find the perfect candidates for available vacancies.
  • It has employee tracking tools, such as attendance and absence tracking, as well as time monitoring of working hours and overtime.
  • Payroll management is very complete and is done quickly and almost automatically, as it enters hours worked, overtime and absences, with an accurate calculation to avoid errors.
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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
Personio
  • Some processes could be more automatic or with fewer clicks, for example, role-based authorization, which, although a security feature, could be simplified.
  • It is a fairly intuitive and navigable software, but because it is so complete, it has different modules, tools, and functions that can make its learning curve steep.
  • Some attributes at the time of payroll cannot be changed or customized.
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SumTotal
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
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
Personio
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
  • This program is complete, so it allows to have all the human resources management in the same panel, along with all the information of the employees, which streamlines the activities of the department, making us more productive. Employees feel more satisfied with our performance, and we have considerably lowered payroll complaints.
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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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ScreenShots

SumTotal Talent Development Screenshots

Screenshot of SumTotal Learning Management: Deliver the learning your organization needs including skilling/upskilling/reskilling, career planning & development. All delivered with our engaging learner experience across all modalities (desktop, tablet & mobile) and in the flow of workScreenshot of SumTotal Onboarding: Foster learning before day one with our robust onboarding solution. Build culture, complete necessary paperwork and begin the path to productivity for all your new and returning employees.Screenshot of SumTotal Performance: Performance management that meets the needs of today’s forward-thinking organizations. Align the goals and performance of your entire workforce with those of the broader organization for better business outcomes.Screenshot of SumTotal Succession: Make succession planning an organizational strength. SumTotal allows you to better understand your workforce now and better plan for your future with our intuitive succession planning tools.Screenshot of SumTotal Recruiting: A modern recruiting solution that delivers a powerful candidate experience, recruiter productivity, job matching and internal mobility.Screenshot of SumTotal Compensation: SumTotal makes compensation planning easier and less time consuming. Build a pay for performance culture that meets your organizations goals and objectives while keeping you competitive in the ever-changing marketplace.