SumTotal Wins Silver Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in Learning Technology

Mountain View, CA — May 3, 2010 — SumTotal® Systems, Inc., a market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced it is a silver winner of two Excellence in Learning Technology Awards from Brandon Hall Research. More specifically, ToolBook®, the SumTotal solution for quickly creating engaging interactive eLearning content, was named as a silver winner in the Best Advance in Technology for Rich-Media Authoring and Best Advance in Technology for Mobile-Learning Authoring categories. SumTotal’s solution enables easy creation of learning and interactive content for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and Google Android, with support for other mobile devices underway.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Brandon Hall as a leader in learning technology,” said Brad Crain, Vice President of Engineering. “As workforces continue to become more mobile, it is important to provide companies with a streamlined solution for developing superior learning content that employees can access via a desktop or their mobile device.”

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance. Judged on three main criteria including functionality, usability and overall performance, ToolBook enables quick authoring and distribution of content such as interactive learning, quizzes, assessments and simulations for improved employee learning, which ultimately drives better business results.

“These outstanding tools and systems propel the learning profession forward,” said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., chairman of the Awards program. “These innovative products let customers make learning faster, better, and easier.”
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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

SumTotal, the SumTotal logo and ToolBook are registered trademarks or trademarks of SumTotal Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Brandon Hall Research
Brandon Hall, Ph.D. is the CEO of Brandon Hall Research and author of the ground-breaking “Web-Based Training Cookbook.” Since 1992, Brandon Hall Research ( has been providing independent research reports and expert advice on using technology in learning. Brandon Hall Research conducts Awards programs each year to recognize the best in innovative learning.

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