Skillsoft Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Brandon Hall

Skillsoft has been there from the beginning. Twenty years ago, Skillsoft started shipping CD-ROMs and manuals for Microsoft training and has evolved into a market leader in learning and talent development. Skillsoft worked diligently to reinvent itself to remain highly relevant.

Skillsoft and SumTotal- the No Compromise Corporate Learning Solution


For 20 years I was a customer of Skillsoft and SumTotal, and then three years ago I joined the company as an employee. In a way, my career trajectory is not dissimilar to that of Skillsoft’s. In the late ‘90s I cut my teeth on implementing some of the first solutions from Skillsoft and SumTotal, known then as Click2Learn. At the time I worked hard to make those two products and companies work together as one solution. What Skillsoft and SumTotal together means.

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Mark Your Calendars and Join Skillsoft and SumTotal at Upcoming European Events


As the new MD of Skillsoft EMEA, I’m thrilled that my first blog post gives me the chance to talk about some of the exciting events taking place over the next few weeks. But it isn’t just London and Learning Technologies where you can catch Skillsoft, SumTotal and Percipio.

They like us. They really like us: SumTotal, Skillsoft and Customers Win!


As part of Skillsoft, we’ve been able to expand our shared vision to help customers cultivate high-performance cultures and meet the demands of the Learning Age. The accolades awarded to SumTotal and Skillsoft in the past few months illustrate our continued dedication to innovate and deliver products and services that help customers achieve their business goals with HR technology. Awards : Customers honored Skillsoft and SumTotal in multiple categories in Elearning!

3 Stories of Transformational Learning from #Perspectives17


This week I have had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Skillsoft Perspectives in Las Vegas. Another neat feature: Skillsoft’s Percipio product is helping companies to quantify ROI on training, a valuable metric. Learning Events Skillsoft

It’s Time to Modernize Your Learning and Development (L&D) Ecosystem

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Meanwhile, 80% of managers and HR professionals contend that they still cannot overcome internal skills gaps, 69% lament low or declining productivity, and 67% report that they are unable to meet internal financial and performance objectives. Getting to a winning situation with the L&D environment requires a few more modern resources integrated with some promising old ones to drive productivity gains, improve revenue potential, increase tenure, and close emerging skills gaps.

Learning In The Flow Of Work- The Age Of Learning On-Demand


Bill’s vision of producing beautiful technology and engaging content was the cornerstone of Skillsoft and SumTotal’s latest product offering. I am immensely proud that Skillsoft and SumTotal continue to partner with such forward-thinking enterprises.

Your Guide to Celebrating Online Learning Week

Cornerstone On Demand

Businesses with strong learning cultures are 52 percent more productive and 92 percent more likely to innovate. Why We Love it: Business leaders today are chasing productivity. This playlist is designed to help you focus your to-do list with productivity best practices and tips.

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Why SumTotal is on Training Industry’s Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies list


We are always planning and looking ahead to ensure we are delivering a service and product that organizations want. In addition to Skillsoft, SumTotal has integration partnerships with providers like Harvard Business Publishing, edX, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning, and Moodle to name a few.

Imagining Change. How Moving to SumTotal Learn Helped Further the Ricoh Company Promise.


Ricoh Asia Pacific and Skillsoft had worked together since 2001, but it was Skillsoft’s acquisition of SumTotal that provided the perfect solution. In sales alone, the impact of this new relationship between Skillsoft, SumTotal and Ricoh Asia Pacific was immediately apparent.

What EMEA Perspectives 2019 Means for SumTotal


We’ve designed a compelling agenda that I firmly believe will elevate the EMEA Perspectives experience and make May 21 st a most productive and informative day. To conclude the day, Chad Gaydos, Chief Operating Officer at Skillsoft, will share his thoughts on the highlights of the day.

The New and Improved Innovation Awards – Let 2015 Be Your Time to Shine


You might have heard the news that TotalConnection will be replaced by 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives. The even better news is that we will still honor customers for delivering outstanding business value using SumTotal solutions with the Skillsoft Innovation Awards.

How Systematizing Career Development is Giving PSAV a Competitive Edge


We addressed this challenge and systematized members’ career development by deploying our first enterprise learning management system, from SumTotal, along with Skillsoft’s multimodal and microlearning content as well as PSAV’s custom content. We use SumTotal Learning Management to deliver about 300 courses comprised of Skillsoft’s Business Skills, Productivity and Collaboration Tools, IT Skills content as well as and Safety and Legal Compliance training.

Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Talent in the Modern Workforce – Are You Ready?


The Fosway Group, in partnership with Skillsoft and SumTotal, recently undertook a research project designed with the single aim of shining a spotlight on the realities of the modern workforce. Uncategorized industry report modern workforce Workforce Workforce Productivity

Highlights from EMEA Perspectives 2019


Other highlights of the event include: Ron Hovsepian, Skillsoft’s Executive Chairman , kicked off the day with a comprehensive overview of SumTotal’s operating strategy for the coming months.


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Take advantage of the steepest discounts on shared products and services. Benefit rates and discounts on shared products and services vary. Compliance • Maximum discounts on ala carte services and products including the SkillSoft training portal.

Staying on Top of Your Game at Perspectives


As an HR or Learning professional, you have a terrific such resource available – only weeks away, the 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives Conference. 2) Product Showcase: This provides a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with product experts, see demos and get hands-on product insight – and a time to network with your peers.

Partners’ Perspectives on #Perspectives19


Perspectives , Skillsoft’s annual user conference, is fast approaching. We have over 200 global partners, and Perspectives always provides us with the perfect opportunity to come together, work together and share the latest product updates and industry news.

What’s in a report?


With integrated enhancements, both learners and managers can now track what Skillsoft courses are taken in Skillsoft, advanced learning structures and the Skillsoft Learning App. We know employees feel more productive and engaged when they have workplace mobility. Anyone working in HR or Learning & Development knows that a lot goes into reports.

Leadership Skills Are a Top Business Need


Mastering Leadership Development for a Digital Economy from SkillSoft and Chief Learning Officer reports that 71 percent of organizations say that collaboration and effective coaching are two leadership capabilities more important today than they were in the past.

The age of Learning on-demand


Talk about disruption, here at The Skillsoft Group we’ve undergone a complete metamorphosis. Caryn Baker is the Director of Events for Skillsoft. . “I haven’t seen this much disruption in corporate learning since I started as an analyst back in the early 2000s.

Purple Reign. SumTotal at HR Tech


It was a busy three days during which we spoke to customers, demonstrated our products and met with analysts. I do want to acknowledge that as always, the reason for our success is the work and commitment of our employees, executives, product leaders and sales team.

Customers Connect at TotalConnection 2014


Not only did TotalConnection 2014 provide great content and insights on current usage and the future of SumTotal and Skillsoft, the event was jam-packed with the exci tement and fun of a true Miami experience. Best Overall Use of Product: TD Bank Group.

Purple Reign. SumTotal at HR Tech


It was a busy three days during which we spoke to customers, demonstrated our products and met with analysts. I do want to acknowledge that as always, the reason for our success is the work and commitment of our employees, executives, product leaders and sales team.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Blue J Legal Raises US$7MM to Support US Expansion – Product Suite Includes Tax Foresight and Employment Foresight Solutions. Tempo, a Reykjavik, Iceland-based provider of productivity-enhancing project management solutions, received an investment from Diversis Capital.

Perspectives 2015 Kicks Off with Keynotes on Culture, Innovation and the ‘Self-Developing Organization’


Today SumTotal and Skillsoft kicked off Perspectives 2015. Getting us off to a great start, Skillsoft SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development John Ambrose’s keynote introduced HR’s next game changer – the “ Self-Developing organization ” – and CEO of Tomorrow Mike Walsh shared his insights on re-imagining organizational culture to engage the next generation.

The Winds of Change


Yes, employment rates are up, wages are up, but productivity is down. We’ve got this, from Percipio ELSA to the latest enhancements to the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite , Skillsoft and SumTotal are not just reacting to this change, we’re a step ahead.

American Cancer Society Adopts SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to Transform into Self-Developing Organization


SumTotal, a Skillsoft company, today announced that the American Cancer Society will adopt the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to facilitate their transformation into a Self-Developing Organization.

SumTotal’s Favorite Moments from ATD 2019


SumTotal and Skillsoft both received awards from ATD for being a part of the ATD Professional Partner program which is designed to help connect ATD’s audience by highlighting the products and services of companies dedicated to improving the talent development industry.

Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014


Attendees can enjoy light food and refreshments while learning more about our partners newest product innovations. And, be sure to stop by the Skillsoft booth to meet the team and get the details on Skillsoft’s acquisition of SumTotal! . It’s the final countdown!

Larry Dunivan is Now a Cop!


You should know Larry after his work on HR software products forevah (as they say on Long Island)—more precisely, 35 years. At Lawson, he eventually became senior vice president for global HR products, until 2011. It also offers some proactive training acquired from Skillsoft.

One Essential Key For Franchise Business Growth

Rallyware for Human Resources

Well-trained and knowledgeable staff will increase their productivity and their training will also lead to quality improvements, job satisfaction, engagement, retention, and an overall increase in your business. Consequently, they cannot be as effective and as productive as they should be.

Nucleus Research Recognizes SumTotal as a Leader in Workforce Management


Not only does SumTotal offer learning content from Skillsoft and other content providers, it has robust native capabilities that are not only unified but also embedded into workflows. Managing an organization’s workforce is growing increasingly complex and challenging.

Why we ought to celebrate Manufacturing Day


Manufacturing has afforded me the opportunity to design and produce innovative new products, to see those products being used around the world, to travel to interesting places like the Arctic Circle and Hong Kong, and to meet Lee Iacocca, the former chairman of Chrysler.

Join us at 2017 Perspectives to talk about the future of talent & learning


Here’s what to expect: Keynotes : Members of the Skillsoft and SumTotal exec team, industry-leading CHROs and prominent thought leaders will share inspirational stories to reignite your passion for the profession. What’s new and next on the product front : SumTotal’s product team will give you a sneak peek at what we’re planning, and insight on how you can leverage our new developments.