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  • Large Enterprises
  • Small Businesses

SumTotal Systems is a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) software. It specializes in onboarding, talent acquisition, talent management, learning management, performance, workforce management, payroll, compensation, mobile, social, and many more.

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SumTotal Systems Features

  • SumTotal Systems FeaturesInterview Scheduling : Allows you to easily schedule interviews with potential candidates.
  • SumTotal Systems FeaturesGoal Management : Helps managers set attainable targets and track progress to ensure that goals are met.
  • SumTotal Systems FeaturesRecruitment Management : Find the best candidates and manage recruitment processes to ensure a successful hire.
  • SumTotal Systems FeaturesTask Management : Can help you to manage your daily tasks, deadlines, due dates, etc more efficiently.
  • SumTotal Systems FeaturesTraining Management : Provides a variety of training modules to upskill your employees or refresh knowledge.
  • SumTotal Systems FeaturesEmployee Management : Includes tracking employee attendance, tracking employee performance, and managing payroll.

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  • Verified User



    Maestro is a little dated looking. Younger users are looking for something up-to-date, interactive, fun, and easy to use and Maestro has a ways to go with this.
    It works well for just uploading SCORM compliant courses. We don't use it for managing ILT courses as it was complicated when we last tried it. We also do not sell courses, but I don't think that it's capable of doing that.
    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.
    I don't think we can build courses using Maestro. We rely strictly on third party software for course development. Creating custom reports can be challenging. Since we have to manage our total number of monthly active users, many of our manager's accounts go inactive. Once they're inactive, they stop receiving any notifications from their employee's course completions. The user interface is dated looking. Many of the newer LMSs have more of a Windows 8 look and feel, which is what newer users are wanting.

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    SumTotal does not stack up to any of the above HCM software.
    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.
    Calculates pay and taxes
    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