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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.
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TCS Chroma

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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

HR Reporting

SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
TCS Chroma
Report builder
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
TCS Chroma

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.
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TCS Chroma

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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
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TCS Chroma

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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

TCS Chroma

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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.
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TCS Chroma

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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.
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TCS Chroma

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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
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TCS Chroma

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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.
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TCS Chroma

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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

TCS Chroma

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
TCS Chroma

Likelihood to Renew

SumTotal Talent Development
10.0
TCS Chroma

Usability

SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
TCS Chroma

Support Rating

SumTotal Talent Development
6.3
TCS Chroma

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