SumTotal Systems Enables Citrix to Aggregate Training Resources into a More Accessible, On-Demand Solution

Mountain View, Calif., August 24, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that Citrix Systems, Inc. is successfully utilizing SumTotal’s industry-leading unified talent development suite to centralize learning resources and make it easier to track and report on employee development. As a result, learning activities have increased significantly now that employees can get the training they need and pursue career goals with the company’s help.

As a leading global provider of virtualization and networking, Citrix wanted to promote the ability to work in remote places and therefore needed to provide learning resources as an on-demand service. The company faced the challenge of having to aggregate many different training and development resources for their widely distributed workforce.

To meet these objectives, Citrix took advantage of SumTotal’s proven track record of data integration to simplify the employee’s experience with learning activities and provide it as an on-demand solution. Through SumTotal, Citrix can now easily work with multiple content providers and seamlessly integrate content into the system.

“Almost immediately, nearly 20 different business groups wanted to place their content in our system or link to it. We can now be very creative about populating the system with content and resources from partners that we identified and endorsed,” explained Marla Noble, director of learning and performance solutions at Citrix. “For example, we can easily link in vendors with free podcasts and webinars, and we can stretch our limited budget with external resources to make every dollar count for more.”

SumTotal and Citrix worked together to develop a unique landing page with social networking and community features to further simplify access to learning resources and encourage employee engagement. Video highlights, quick links to courses, podcasts and webinars are all available on the landing page with a single sign-on from the Citrix home page.

“Using SumTotal’s Learning Management Platform Citrix has sent a definitive message to employees that the company is investing in the continuous growth and development of their careers,” said John Borgerding, president of SumTotal Systems. “We believe that Citrix will continue to see the retention of key employees improve based on this important value proposition.”

About SumTotal Systems, Inc.

SumTotal Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proven talent development solutions that automate and integrate learning, performance, and compensation management to drive business results on a daily basis. Our solutions strengthen and develop employee skills to accelerate time-to-market, close skill gaps, and reduce the risk of business disruptions. With more than 1,600 customers and 18 million users worldwide, we have increased the performance at some of the world’s best-known companies, organizations and government agencies. Our category leadership and applied insight help us understand the critical success factors for businesses of all sizes. For more information, visit

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About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. Citrix desktop virtualization, application virtualization, server virtualization, application networking, cloud computing and SaaS offerings radically simplify computing for millions of users, delivering applications as an on-demand service to any user, in any location on any device. Citrix customers include the world’s largest Internet companies and 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2008 was $1.6 billion.

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