SumTotal Launches ToolBook 10.5 for Greater Mobile Accessibility to Learning Content

Mountain View, Calif., June 24, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced the newest version of ToolBook®, the cost-effective solution for quickly authoring interactive learning content. With ToolBook 10.5 content developers and learning professionals can more readily engage employees with rich learning content through the convenience of increased on-demand and mobile accessibility.

“In today’s world of increased connectivity, it’s important to be able to provide a workforce with anytime, anywhere access to learning content” said John Borgerding, President of SumTotal Systems. “Our latest version of ToolBook aims to meet the growing need for engaging content that’s readily available in any environment across multiple platforms.”

The latest edition of ToolBook allows for easier creation of interactive learning content, quizzes, assessments and software simulations. ToolBook 10.5 helps companies stay on course with stringent training requirements and enables learning professionals to create content without support from developers to provide overall cost and time savings. In addition to the ability for more rapid creation of learning content, improved mobile support allows employees to access content when and where they want. Selected new features include:

• Windows Mobile and Apple iPad Support — ToolBook 10.5 includes support for Windows Mobile and Apple iPad in addition to the existing support for devices including the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Google Android.
• Quick Start Tab — Now includes a set of templates sized for optimal viewing on various devices.
• Geolocation Support for Mobile Content — This new, revolutionary feature enables authors to create content that can apply a user’s geographical location in learning.
• iPhone Support for Drag and Drop — Users can easily apply the question types “match item,” “drag object” and “slider” in a style that’s consistent with the overall user experience on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

In addition to launching its latest version, ToolBook is also celebrating its twentieth anniversary. As an award winning product, ToolBook was recently the recipient of two Brandon Hall Research Excellence in Learning Technology Awards for innovation in rich-media and mobile-learning authoring. As a veteran product offering for SumTotal, ToolBook 10.5 showcases the ongoing need for eLearning content.

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 1,500 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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