inVentiv Health Selects SumTotals Learning Management System for Compliance and Sales Training

Mountain View, Calif., April 1, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that inVentiv Health, a leading provider of commercialization services to the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, has chosen SumTotal Systems’ TotalLMS™ learning management system to improve the company’s training and compliance. SumTotal helps companies like inVentiv gain a competitive edge by shortening training time, increasing workforce proficiency and effectiveness, and reducing the risk of business disruptions due to non-compliance and turnover at critical positions.

“When choosing a learning management system, we wanted a reliable partner that met our functional requirements for auditing and training purposes, but also one that had a proven track record and in-depth knowledge of the types of business challenges we face on a daily basis,” said Peter Marchesini, Chief Learning Officer at inVentiv Health. “SumTotal exceeded our criteria, and we are excited to use their solution to more effectively and efficiently serve our clients.”

As a leader in outsourced commercialization services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, such as sales, marketing and clinical services, inVentiv needs the ability to remotely train employees. Having the ability to deliver learning to a widely dispersed workforce is essential to inVentiv’s business. Additionally, being a provider to pharmaceutical organizations, inVentiv Health has to comply with specific regulatory requirements.

To meet both their training and compliance needs, inVentiv Health chose SumTotal’s TotalLMS. By partnering with SumTotal, inVentiv Health will have the ability to streamline learning management across the organization and utilize the validated reporting capabilities for improved compliance and audit readiness. Further, an advanced learning management solution like TotalLMS provides Inventiv the ability to efficiently implement a complete Talent Development strategy by adding performance, compensation and succession modules in the future.

“The SumTotal team is excited to apply our expertise and best practices in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries by partnering with inVentiv to help meet their training and compliance needs,” said Barbara Stinnett, president of SumTotal Systems. “With an automated and robust learning management system, inVentiv will be able to quickly onboard new employees and fulfill unique industry requirements, resulting in a more effective and productive workforce, as well as satisfied customers.”

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 over 20 years of experience in Talent Development, more than 1,500 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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