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Whitepaper: Sum Total Enterprise Suite Product Architecture Whitepaper

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

An architecturally strong foundation is required to achieve the return on investment that software buyers expect. The SumTotal Enterprise Suite capitalizes on three dimensions of architecture (functional, operational, and software) to provide the customers with innovative and pacesetting solutions. This paper briefs about SumTotal?s focus on architecture and how it provides a snug fit within the technology ecosystem while delivering positive bottom-line results.

Whitepaper: 10 Steps In Presenting An Effective Business Case For A Learning Management System

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

Most organizations don’t emphasize the importance of learning and development as much as they should. The need may be very clear to the individual, but how do they convince the rest of the organization to jump on board? This white paper from SumTotal Systems explains the 10 steps which will help to address immediate problems, build alliances throughout the organization, and make a business case. These best-practices come directly from SumTotal customers who have faced similar challenges.

Whitepaper: Selecting The Right Employee Performance Management (EPM) System

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

Abundant evidence reported by large consulting firms as Hewitt, Watson Wyatt, and Towers Perrin demonstrates that quality Employee Performance Management (EPM) significantly raises productivity, profitability, employee engagement, and company valuation. Real Return On Investment (ROI) follows when best and poorest performers can be accurately differentiated and given the appropriate developmental opportunities and training, when an individual can align employee performance goals with company strategy, and when he or she can use performance data to strategically plan talent resources for the future.

Whitepaper: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) In Learning And Talent Management Software The Pros And Cons

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are the fastest growing area of enterprise software. SaaS is defined as model of delivery where the software company provides hosting, maintenance, daily technical operation, and support for the software provided to their client. SaaS disrupt the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry. And now one is seeing this deployment option infiltrate other parts of the organization. This paper from SumTotal Systems outlines the specific benefits of software-as-a-service and things to look out for before fully adopting the approach.

Whitepaper: The 10 Key Steps In Developing An Effective Performance Management Strategy

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

How can a person make a performance management program a source of competitive advantage? This paper published by SumTotal Systems explains ten key steps in developing an effective performance management strategy like defining the need for a performance management solution; determine strategy for moving forward; align business units with strategy; evaluate employees on consistent criteria; and give employees an opportunity for career growth extra. This will boost the level of performance across the company and met goals.

Whitepaper: The Emergence Of Talent Management: An Old Idea Gets New Life

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

This paper published by SumTotal Systems describes about the renewed interest in talent management. More technology vendors are proclaiming they can automate the entire process of talent management (either through integration of technologies or all-in-one offerings), and more companies are ready to embrace it. If talent management is going to take off this time, it’s the second reason corporate receptivity-that will be the catalyst.

Whitepaper: Talent Management: The New Silver Bullet?

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

This paper published by describes what the right person at the right role at the right time can do. In corner offices and boardrooms across the globe, a new weapon: Talent Management is reemerging in the executive arsenal with powerful implications for driving and even predicting business success. It states that talent management can be a major part of a company’s value proposition and a distinct competitive advantage.

Whitepaper: Getting Started On Your Employee Performance Management Initiative: Five Questions Every HR Pro Should Answer

by SumTotal SystemsJan 01, 2008

Why should any organization implement an Employee Performance Management (EPM) system? Ultimately, a well-functioning and appropriately-used EPM can deliver real, bottom-line business results. However, those results don’t come overnight. A talent management strategy usually starts at the tactical level, as Bersin & Associates found in their Performance Management 2006 study: Organizations tend to focus on automating their employee appraisal process first, before moving into more complex, more strategic talent management initiatives such as goal management and succession planning. This paper found a similar pattern - just over one-quarter of respondents said their primary business driver is to automate existing processes.