A company can't do anything without its employees, and SumTotal Systems offers a total answer for managing a company's Human Resources needs. The company's software encompass every aspect of the employee lifecycle from hiring, training, and career development to performance, compensation, and social collaboration, as well as employee management, workforce planning and analytics, and succession planning - all with the goal of making business work better. It serves clients worldwide. Technology investment firm Vista Equity Partners owns SumTotal, which was formed through the merger of e-learning software leaders Click2learn and Docent.
SumTotal's clients include more than half of the FORTUNE 500 companies, and its 2011 purchase of GeoLearning (a provider of hosted learning management software) extended its reach into non-profit and government markets, as well as added hosted software and managed services for small and midsized businesses. Also that year, the company acquired CyberShift (workforce and expense management software) and Accero (payroll and benefits software) as part of its strategy to offer a single product for the broader human capital management market. The purchases not only added up to a more complete HR offering, they significantly expanded SumTotal's customer base, adding a combined 1,000 new customers.
In 2012 SumTotal opened an office in Shanghai to better serve its Chinese clientele and to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
SumTotal has a strong presence in industries that include financial services, retail, manufacturing, technology, health care, and various branches of the US military (Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard). Other clients have included AstraZeneca, the University of Notre Dame, Orbitz, Brunswick, and Google. SumTotal also works with strategic partners such as Adobe, Accenture, IBM, and Cisco WebEx to develop and provide such products and services as content, complementary technology, and business process outsourcing. – less