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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 4.5 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Benefit plan administration
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
SumTotal Talent Development
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Balance details
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Employee Self Service

SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View and generate pay and benefit information
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Update personal information
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View job history
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

HR Reporting

SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Report builder
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • HR Services. StratEx provides you a dedicated HR Services Account Manager. This person not only knows the intricacies of the HR software, but also supports all HR functions within the organization. Our StratEx HR Services Manager stays up-to-date on all laws and governmental guidance and provides support across our multi-location workforce.
  • Sales Experience. We sat through several proposals and demos from lots of companies (including the big players, like ADP, Ultimate, and Ceridian) and all of them were just completely useless. We often left with more questions than we had and we could get no answers--just the same corporate jargon. StratEx offered a different experience. A quick introductory call before we even started looking, and a low-pressure, friendly conversation where they really discovered who we are as a company and then proposed how they could meet our needs.
  • Software support. From the very beginning, the software support was out of this world. During implementation, I could pick up the phone and call one of two people who I had started building a relationship with. They knew me, our account, our practices --- everything. They waited until I told them I was ready to move to General Support. General Support isn't a bad thing! Our dedicated team of two specialized in implementation and they were released to go work on the next client. General Support is a dedicated group of three or four people who also know me and our practices. They are available when I need them to support any issues or changes that come up. StratEx's support is fantastic.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • I would like to see the reporting features expanded more. I can build custom reports, but I would love to be able to extract any data point I want to create reports I need.
  • Passive benefit enrollment. Currently, their system doesn't support the ability for employees to remain passively enrolled through each benefit enrollment period. Each year, every employee has to go into the system and re-enroll in benefit elections/deferrals. This isn't complicated for our company and requires extra work on our end.
  • I would like to see social functions built into the site. The site is already a platform many employees are in all the time, so instead of us looking for an intra-net or employee site provider, we could simply use StratEx if the option were available.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • Financial Savings. The costs of StratEx is based on company population and active employees. This saved us a lot of dollars we were able to invest elsewhere in the company. The idea of "we'll grow with you" is modeled here as StratEx's simple cost structure does, in fact, grow as you grow, so the expense for StratEx is relative.
  • The soft savings is also a big ROI. The amount of productivity recovered by bringing an HR system in-house gives us control and easy access. Further, the software is intuitive and user-friendly, which saves so much time.
  • The HR Support services also are an added layer or counsel and guidance on the many HR laws that surround companies these days.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

SumTotal Talent Development
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Usability

SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Support Rating

SumTotal Talent Development
6.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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