SumTotal Systems, Inc. (“SumTotal”) is a leading provider of Strategic Human Capital Management software solutions including talent acquisition, talent management, talent development, workforce management and analytics. The company provides an integrated suite of talent management applications which include learning management, performance management, and compensation management. SumTotal’s solutions automate processes including aligning individuals’ goals with business objectives, developing the individual’s skills and competencies, assessing the individual’s performance, providing succession planning, and setting compensation based on performance.

The company has 3,500+ customers and over 43 million users worldwide, and is widely recognized by industry analysts as a leading provider in all segments of Strategic HCM.

The company is headquartered in Gainesville, FL, with operations across North America, EMEA, and APAC.

Vista Equity Partners Fund III completed a buyout and take-private of SumTotal in July 2009.

Vista sold a majority stake in the company in September 2014 to Skillsoft plc and retains a minority stake in the combined company.

Follow-On Acquisition

Accero is a leading developer of payroll processing and human resource management software and
services. The company provides solutions that seamlessly integrate and streamline human resources and payroll
processes with a customizable suite of products designed to empower users to efficiently and securely manage
mission-critical HR and payroll functions.


Vista Equity Partners originally purchased Accero as a standalone investment in January 2008. SumTotal later acquired Accero in July 2011 as part of their strategy to offer a complete end-to-end set of solutions for all elements of strategic human capital management.


CyberShift is an industry leader in strategic workforce management and expense management software, offering innovative visualization and mobile solutions for time and attendance, advanced scheduling, absence management, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and leave management. CyberShift is the only enterprise solution vendor in Workforce Management with a true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. 


SumTotal acquired CyberShift in July 2011.


GeoLearning is a leading provider of SaaS-based learning management and extended enterprise solutions for both commercial customers and government agencies. The Company offers the GeoMaestro platform, an enterprise-class learning management platform that allows organizations to assess employee competencies, skill deficiencies and training needs, deliver required training initiatives and assess/measure learning effectiveness.


SumTotal acquired GeoLearning in December 2010.


Softscape is a provider of performance management, compensation, learning and other core HR management software products. It offers the Softscape Apex platform, a software suite that combines talent management, core HR management and on-boarding solutions.


SumTotal acquired Softscape in September 2010.

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