Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management, won two distinguished awards at the 2015 HR Vendors of the Year. HR Vendors of the Year Awards, hosted by Human Resources magazine, celebrates Asia’s best providers of HR products and services and is one of the most established awards programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.


At the gala dinner on 4 November, Skillsoft won Gold in ‘Best Learning Management System’ for SumTotal Learn and Silver in ‘Best Talent Management Software’ for SumTotal Talent Expansion® suite.

Category finalists were decided by research on HR manager vendor preferences in Asia, after which a jury of 60 senior regional heads of HR from Asia selected the winners. The votes were cast by over 500 senior HR professionals in Asia and more than 60 HR leaders from the largest Asian organisations. Two hundred and forty finalists contended for the awards in their respective categories.

Peter Kokkinos, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales, SumTotal Systems – a Skillsoft company, said of the awards: “It is a great honour to receive the recognition […] as this further affirms Skillsoft’s standing as a leading HR solutions provider […] Skillsoft is committed to building on that strong foundation to continuously raise the bar by delivering modern learning and talent management solutions that appeal to a wide range of organisations and their employees.”

SumTotal Learn is the industry’s most comprehensive learning management system (LMS) and is the only solution that aligns more than 60 000 curated learning assets across business, leadership and IT, delivering the greatest impact on developmental goals. SumTotal Learn is a full-feature offering by Skillsoft that has the flexibility to support innumerable learning approaches, including informal learning and knowledge sharing, certification programmes and virtual classrooms, and world-class instructor-led training. The LMS enables organisations to tie Learning & Development (L&D) efforts back to business results in that they can deliver and track more training and information more efficiently, providing analytics and results around overall usage and learner results.

SumTotal Talent Expansion® suite is a Skillsoft technology that is the industry’s first context-aware HR solution. It features a user experience delivering hyper-personalised talent, learning and workforce management information and actions to end-users, when and where they need them. This facilitates self-development, which in turn builds ‘self-developing’ organisations that satisfy both employers’ and employees’ desire for skill development. The suite offers a real-time return on investment (ROI) talent and learning program.

Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions, draws from a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library, and develops custom, off-the-shelf learning programs, cost-effectively meeting customer needs. Serving over 6 700 customers and more than 45 million learners around the world, Skillsoft’s courses, books and videos have been developed by industry-leading learning experts, ensuring the maximisation of business skills, performance and talent development.

LRMG has a long and proud history with Skillsoft, spanning 12 years. Gavin Olivier, partner and managing executive of LRMG, who heads up the Learning and Talent Management Technology division says “LRMG is a proud partner of Skillsoft, who with the acquisition of SumTotal a year ago has strengthened their position significantly in the market. As a premium provider of learning-centric talent solutions, they provide LRMG with an exceptional platform to deliver talent solutions to the African market.”