University of California Selects SumTotal Software to Manage Systemwide Learning

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., April 27 /CNW/ - SumTotal(R) Systems, Inc.
(Nasdaq:  SUMT), a global provider of talent and learning management solutions,
signed a contract to provide the University of California with TotalLMS(TM), a
learning management system (LMS) that will host the reporting, tracking and
delivery of compliance training for 170,000 faculty and staff located across
the university's 10 campuses. Along with the LMS, the University of California
has purchased SumTotal's software for creating training content,

    The university has used a variety of training management systems, either
provided by other vendors or built in-house, to track and store training
records. However, UC officials say that until purchasing the SumTotal
platform, no one system has had the scale to host online training events, or
manage the data to meet the university's ever-increasing, systemwide
compliance training needs.

    Additionally, given the university's decentralized, multi-location
organizational structure, UC has had no easy way to exchange data
electronically between local campuses and the University of California Office
of the President (UCOP). UC officials believe the SumTotal LMS will also
provide the university with an efficient and cost-effective system for
reporting on compliance and auditing requirements, and that it will also give
UC campuses the means to manage their online and instructor-led training.

    "We believe that SumTotal Systems will provide the University of
California with one LMS that can not only scale to meet all the university's
needs but also be universally available to faculty and staff regardless of
their physical location," said Steve O'Neill, senior director of Hosting
Services for SumTotal. "With our hosting services in place, the university's
internal IT staff won't have to spend time learning how to run and maintain
TotalLMS, which we feel will speed up the implementation of our LMS across the
University of California system."

    About SumTotal Systems, Inc.

    SumTotal Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:   SUMT) is a global provider of talent and
learning management solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions
designed to align goals, develop skills, assess performance, plan for
succession and set compensation. SumTotal's solutions aim to accelerate
performance and profits for more than 1,500 companies and governments of all
sizes, including six of the world's 10 biggest pharmaceutical makers, six of
the 10 largest automotive companies in the world, four of the five branches of
the U.S. Armed Forces, three of the world's top five airlines, two of the five
largest banks in the world and two of the world's top five specialty
retailers. Mountain View, Calif.-based SumTotal has offices across Asia,
Australia, Europe and North America. For more information about SumTotal's
products and services, visit

    SumTotal and the SumTotal logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
SumTotal Systems Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other
countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    Safe Harbor / Forward-Looking Statements

    Information in this press release contains forward-looking statements,
including, but not limited to, the anticipated benefits of SumTotal's
solutions and software and SumTotal's hosting of such solutions and software.
These statements represent SumTotal Systems' expectations or beliefs
concerning future performance and events. These statements are not historical
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and expected additional competition, and the need to continue to expand
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software suite and future product offerings; (iii) unknown errors or bugs in
SumTotal's software suite; (iv) the ability to fix in a timely fashion
unanticipated bugs, errors or defects that materially impact the functionality
or usability of SumTotal's software; (v) the ability to successfully implement
and scale SumTotal Systems' solutions; (vi) the ability to host and maintain
SumTotal's solutions and software; (vii) the ability to successfully address
technological developments and standards; and (viii) other events and other
important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in SumTotal
Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the
company's annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2007, its Form S-3/As
filed on September 28, 2006, and October 2, 2006, and its Form 8-Ks. The
forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date
of this news release, and SumTotal does not assume any obligation to update
such statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of
this release.

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For further information: SumTotal Systems, Inc. Bill Perry, 614-975-7538 Gwyn Lauber, 650-934-9594 (Investors)

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