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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Schoox

We have special locations that work differently and I have recommended this to them. Even for locations set up differently, it still applies. Because everything can be personalized to fit the need of the user. These locations have become so adept at it that they have become admins themselves so they can implement their ideas immediately. I have yet to come across a scenario where this is not appropriate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

Schoox
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Schoox
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Pros

Schoox

  • Ease of use - this product is so easy to use! Building courses, curriculum, tracking, etc.
  • Tracking - we FINALLY have a way to track tests and completion of courses! An absolute LIFESAVER.
  • Accessibility - it seamlessly works on all platforms (iPads, computers, cell phones).
Jack Woznick | 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

Schoox

  • User accounts: HotSchedules Train has each user in the system by first and last name which is a great tool but this becomes a problem when you have more than one person in your company with the same first and last name. Maybe they should identify by email instead of name so accounts of users with the same name do not merge together.
  • Copying Course or Test: Throughout the system you see the option to copy a course or a test but then the only place you can "paste" is within that same course or test. If I am creating two different courses or test that are similar it would be easy to use this function if it were designed a little better. Instead to "copy" a quiz you need to add all questions to a pool. In order to "copy" a course you would need to just create a new one from scratch.
Shae DeZego | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Schoox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.0
Based on 5 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

Schoox

Schoox 7.1
Based on 34 answers
The training necessary for the managers and trainers is minimal. The system is very intuitive and HotSchedules customer support is the best support team I have ever dealt with. They are quick to respond and keep you informed through the whole process. As for new hires, you just put them in front of a tablet or computer and they just go. Our trainees have better retention and they much prefer to go through the training on-line then having to read pages of documents.
Robert Kinsella | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Schoox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 3.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Schoox

We did not use Wisetail, but we went through several weeks of training calls when we were deciding between that LMS and Schoox. We selected Schoox because of the integration with HotSchedules, something we already used, and the ongoing ease it would provide in shifting job codes and new roles within the organization
Anonymous | 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

Schoox

No answers on this topic

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

Schoox

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

Schoox
7.7
SumTotal Talent Development
1.1

Likelihood to Renew

Schoox
SumTotal Talent Development
6.0

Usability

Schoox
7.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Schoox
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

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