Private Equity Portfolio


Year of Investment: 2009
Portfolio Status: Former
Headquarters: Gainesville, FL

SumTotal Systems

Strategic human capital management software solutions including talent acquisitions, talent management, talent development, workforce management, and analytics.

SumTotal Systems, LLC 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.