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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%

    WorkBright

    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%

    WorkBright

    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%

    WorkBright

    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%

    WorkBright

    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%

    WorkBright

    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • WorkBright is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings
    9.5

    WorkBright

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    WorkBright

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    WorkBright

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    WorkBright

    N/A
    0 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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    WorkBright

    Workbright is well suited because of the following reasons: 1. Data transmission between browser and application is highly encrypted 2. Bank grade data encryption for maximum security 3. Data is backed up at various locations 4. Database security is maintained to the highest standards with Engineers 5. Automated reminders and user correction error flow system
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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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    WorkBright

    • Being able to share candidate information with other supervisors or team members and others involved in the hiring process.
    • The convenience of filling in new employee hiring forms.
    • Create groups, organize all paperwork and send to employees with just one click.
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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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    WorkBright

    • Onboarding Paperwork - It would be great if there was only one website we had to log into. For example, I have to log into one to send paperwork, and then log into another domain to check the paperwork sent.
    • Note Timeline - Anytime any application is touched, viewed, etc. a note is made. We also utilize the note feature to communicate about each applicant. However, it gets quite messy when their are over 40 notes and you are not able to sort or organize them.
    • Attachments - Can't attach items in notes, would be nice feature for attaching images, snippets, pdfs, etc.
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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

      WorkBright

      Starting Price

      $0 hires per year

      Editions & Modules

      WorkBright editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      OnboardingStarting at $158/mo1

      Footnotes

      1. hires per year

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Our pricing is based off the number of hires in a given contract year. All contracts are annual but can be billed on a monthly basis.

      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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      WorkBright

      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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      WorkBright

      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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      WorkBright

      No answers on this topic

      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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      WorkBright

      WorkBright was selected as the primary HR software within our company. One of the main reasons it was selected is the intuitive user interface and dashboard. Additionally, the software had excellent features for the cost such as custom reporting, notifications, enhanced security, and training. WorkBright offered many features that other HR software in the same price range did not.
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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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      WorkBright

      • Huge return on investment in terms of time needed to circulate new openings nationally.
      • Very positive impact on speed with which interviewer can contact prospective employees.
      • Outstanding onboarding for new employees. Tick 5 boxes and all info is emailed directly to the new employee.
      • Very challenging build process that took many weeks to fully integrate.
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