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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
TalentReef
Report builder
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
TalentReef

Onboarding

SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.6
New hire portal
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.1
Manager tracking tools
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.6
Compliance tracking and reporting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.1

Performance and Goals

SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
6.7
Corporate goal setting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
6.7
Subordinate goal setting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
5.5
Performance tracking
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.0

Performance Management

SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
5.5
Performance plans
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
2.2
Manager note taking
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
5.2
Performance improvement plans
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
2.3
Review status tracking
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.2
Multiple review frequency
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.3
Reporting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
6.9

Recruiting / ATS

SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.4
Job Requisition Management
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.6
Company Website Posting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.7
Publish to Social Media
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.2
Job Search Site Posting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.7
Customized Application Form
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
6.8
Resume Management
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
6.5
Candidate Search
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.6
Applicant Tracking
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.7
Email Templates
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
7.2
User Permissions
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
6.7
Notifications and Alerts
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
5.0
Reporting
SumTotal Talent Development
TalentReef
8.0

Pros

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

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.
Cari Gray, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SumTotal Talent Development

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jason Valentine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 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

TalentReef

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

TalentReef

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.3
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TalentReef

TalentReef 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had very few issues with talentReef, but when we did they were resolved quickly and in a timely manner.
Luke Duncan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

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.
Steve Hewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

TalentReef

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SumTotal Talent Development
5.5
TalentReef
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

SumTotal Talent Development
10.0
TalentReef

Usability

SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
TalentReef

Support Rating

SumTotal Talent Development
6.3
TalentReef
9.0

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