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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%

    TalentReef

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    3.3

    SumTotal Talent Development

    33%

    TalentReef

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pay calculation

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%

    TalentReef

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Balance details

    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%

    TalentReef

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update personal information

    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View job history

    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    1.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    10%

    TalentReef

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Report builder

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Onboarding

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    TalentReef

    73%
    TalentReef ranks higher in 3/3 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    14 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    14 Ratings

    Compliance tracking and reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    13 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    TalentReef

    80%
    TalentReef ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Subordinate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Performance Management

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.0

    TalentReef

    60%
    TalentReef ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.2
    22%
    4 Ratings

    Manager note taking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.3
    23%
    4 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    4 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    5 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    TalentReef

    72%
    TalentReef ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    13 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    13 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    15 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.2
    42%
    15 Ratings

    Resume Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    11 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.9
    39%
    14 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    15 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Email Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings

    User Permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    14 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • TalentReef is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings
    7.4

    TalentReef

    74%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    TalentReef

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    TalentReef

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    TalentReef

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    TalentReef

    I rarely give 10/10, mainly because I have learned that that we can always learn new things and to grow. Thus, I feel that same applies to Talent Reef. While I struggled a bit in the beginning to use this application, It is probably that struggle that has made me a better user for being so persistent at using it. Now that I have more than just the basics I think for any size company the functionality of the program will work for them.
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    Pros

    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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    TalentReef

    • We've been with talentReef nearly 2 years and our last 2 account managers have been great! Support was a concern right after we converted, but we were able to gain an account rep and began weekly calls until all the holes were plugged in.
    • Linking ATS data and onboarding data eliminates the need for the applicant/new hire to enter the same information twice.
    • We're now receiving system emails regarding upcoming new releases, which is helpful.
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    Cons

    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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    TalentReef

    • If any organization is looking to use TalentReef, I would suggest they make sure they have a project lead. TalentReef is a customizable platform that can be used to help your business. Your business will only get the full use out of the program if someone from within leads the project and communicates what they need from TalentReef. TalentReef can provide the basic needs, but the true value comes when you customize the program.
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    Pricing 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

      TalentReef

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      TalentReef 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

        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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        TalentReef

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        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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        TalentReef

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        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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        TalentReef

        We have had very few issues with talentReef, but when we did they were resolved quickly and in a timely manner.
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        Alternatives Considered

        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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        TalentReef

        TalentReef has a better interface than SnagAJob, but that is just about it. SnagAJob did a very good job in applicant flow, however, they also advertise for other companies during the application process which is a major downside to their system. Newton is far superior not only with pricing but in support and functionality. After only 60 days with the system, I could not imagine going back to TalentReef ever again.
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        Return on Investment

        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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        TalentReef

        • The impact in terms of I-9's and E-Verify being completed accurately and quickly is immense. It is tough to put a price or ROI on avoiding any legal complications.
        • All of our corporate locations now "speak the same language" in terms of applicants and new hire on-boarding.
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