SumTotal Gains Significant Momentum Across Key Industries Driving Worldwide Customer Growth

Gainesville, FL, October 19, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a global leader in complete talent management solutions, today announced substantial market growth in its international business as more and more global organizations recognize the value that comprehensive HR technology infrastructure brings to their operations and ability to execute business strategy. Leading international organizations, including Murray Metals Group, HDFC Standard Life, and Tenaris, are now leveraging SumTotal’s solution on a global scale to help develop and improve their worldwide talent and aggressively grow their global businesses.

UK-based Murray Metals was traditionally a paper-based organization, operating for several years without an established learning and development technology platform, and with a workforce spread across 20 geographically dispersed locations. Murray Metals has chosen SumTotal to launch a consistent learning management resource across the organization that is now tightly integrated into how the company operates. The shift to a more efficient, online communications approach enables key company information to now be disseminated more quickly and easily across the entire organization.

Similar to Murray Metals, HDFC Standard Life in India needed to convert to an online model from their historically classroom-based learning structure. With a 100 percent growth rate over the last decade, HDFC Standard Life’s primary objective was to more effectively scale workforce development to accommodate the acceleration of new hires while tracking regulatory compliance. The rich functionality of SumTotal is enabling HDFC Standard Life to map and configure existing learning processes to the SumTotal system without customization. HDFC is already achieving 100 percent response from its employees.

“It is a huge challenge to address training needs and requirements for such a large audience of more than 10,000 employees and 200,000 agents across 500 branches,” said R. Chandrasekhar, Executive Vice President of Learning and Development, HDFC Standard Life. “With SumTotal, we are planning a lot more initiatives this year without the need to increase staff. SumTotal and these programs are the major factors in helping us in our journey to improve overall performance.”

Argentina-based Tenaris was also impressed with the scalability and flexibility the SumTotal solution offered. Responsible for training in multiple regions and for all employees regardless of their organizational level or specialization, Tenaris needed a multi-dimensional solution that would integrate the whole learning management spectrum. Using SumTotal, Tenaris is able to incorporate best practices from local offices and roll out on a global basis. SumTotal is making a strategic impact on proportion of total working hours the company’s employees spend on training, showing an increasingly positive trend.

“With a surge in expanded business, SumTotal is delivering on its leadership position while further innovating to support our customer’s complex needs,” said John Borgerding, President of SumTotal Systems. “We continue to deliver innovative, flexible, and scalable solutions to global organizations with rapidly growing workforces. Our market momentum is a reflection of global enterprises truly recognizing the value our strong HR technology and high level of expertise offers them.”

About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in complete talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. Recognized by industry analysts as the most comprehensive talent management solution, SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence. The company offers customers of all sizes and in all industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase, configuration, and deployment options. With more than 1,800 customers and 25 million users worldwide, we have increased the performance of the world’s largest organizations including Sony Electronics, AstraZeneca, Amway, GKN, and Seagate. For more information, visit

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