SumTotal have launched elixHR, a solution which they are billing as the industry’s first virtual single source of truth for an organisation’s human resources (HR) data. elixHR allows organisations to extend and link disparate HR information and processes, as well as external systems and information, to access comprehensive employee data, processes and analytics. The solution has also been designed as the foundation of SumTotal’s Talent Expansion™ strategy and applications, delivering pervasive learn, work and talent capabilities across internal and external systems and applications to ensure that employees have immediate access to the tools they need to be better at their jobs while they are doing them.
According to senior analyst, Paul Hamerman, at Forrester Research, Inc., in the October 2012 report entitled Manage Master Data About Your People, “The majority of organizations maintain complex and dynamic human resources data across multiple, disparate, and poorly integrated applications. This lack of a single trusted view of employee data drivesa variety of operational and business process inefficiencies and can introduce unnecessary risk into your organisation, including risks to data privacy, data security, and financial controls, like payroll and benefits."
“Organisations have invested significant amounts of time and money implementing multiple systems to help them manage employee information and improve workforce productivity, yet today, most organisations cannot access a global view of their talent,” said Hardeep Gulati, EVP of Worldwide Products at SumTotal. “SumTotal elixHR addresses these challenges by essentially enabling a comprehensive view of employee data and making it possible for organisations to access and analyse information to put the right talent initiatives in place to develop and expand their talent to meet their strategic business objectives.”