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Score 2.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

SumTotal Core Platform

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

SumTotal Core Platform
3.3
Pay calculation
SumTotal Core Platform
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Benefit plan administration
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Direct deposit files
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
Balance details
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SumTotal Core Platform
3.0

Employee Self Service

SumTotal Core Platform
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
SumTotal Core Platform
5.0
Update personal information
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0
View job history
SumTotal Core Platform
2.0

HR Reporting

SumTotal Core Platform
1.0
Report builder
SumTotal Core Platform
1.0

Pros

SumTotal Core Platform

  • Calculates pay and taxes
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Cons

SumTotal Core Platform

  • 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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Usability

SumTotal Core Platform

SumTotal Core Platform 2.0
Based on 1 answer
It is by no means a user friendly system. Reporting is through Cognos and is very antiquated at best.
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Support

SumTotal Core Platform

SumTotal Core Platform 3.0
Based on 1 answer
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

SumTotal Core Platform

SumTotal does not stack up to any of the above HCM software.
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Return on Investment

SumTotal Core Platform

  • It has provided the basic HR and payroll functionality for the past several years.
  • In today's world, businesses need much more functionality within an HCM. More is needed as one platform vendors are abundant
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Pricing Details

SumTotal Core Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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