SumTotal Talent Expansion is SumTotal Systems’ human resources (HR) software solution for small to midsized businesses across almost all industry verticals. This full talent management suite includes applications for applicant tracking, payroll, personnel tracking, learning management and employee evaluation.
SumTotal Talent Expansion is intended to help companies manage their workforce throughout the entire employee lifecycle. The software's applicant tracking system (ATS) allows recruiters to organize applicant resumes and track candidates through the hiring process. Meanwhile, the performance review application allows employers to provide regular feedback on employees' performance.
SumTotal is one of a few vendors in this space to offer its solution either via Web-based or on-premise deployment. An enterprise version of this software is also available, which allows companies to continue using the same system even as they grow in size.
Luciano from Clarity Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
The product seems robust at a first sight but it is really hard to operate. I like the domain-concept to manage users and descentralize administration.
Not friendly for administrators, unflexible for a few types of activities, lack of full integration between different modules, need to rely on technical staff to setup basic things.
Try to use it before buying it, to understand how it works and the kind of technical knowledge is necessary.
Jennifer from SourceAmerica
Search aspect for classes, syncing with webinars. Option to make an event private.
Reporting features and landing page layout need improvement.
to ensure for a user friendly platform on both ends.
Kathy from Martin
There isn't much to tell, I do not really like this vendor. The system is very powerful, but not user-friendly.
They are a large company, and have been in some acquisitions, which has changed the system.
Poor customer support. Very inflexible system. They don't tell you, but you can't even create your own performance appraisal form. You have to pay for that to be done each year, even if it is exactly the same as a new year.
Look into the fine tape, especially what was promised to what can be delivered. Implementation is painful for the customer.
katie from AWC
It's easy for staff and most supervisors to use this solution, but the administrative user roles are complicated. It seems like they took pieces of functionality from other systems and smashed them together. I have a gut feeling they are not experts in their code.
Madeleine from Madeleine Coultrip Design
SumTotal seems like a clunky, outdated software to use. User experience is awful and frustrating, but I suppose it at least works.