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SumTotal Appoints New General Manager of Japan

Global HCM Company Continues Expansion in the Asia-Pacific Market

GAINESVILLE, Fla. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced the appointment of Masanobu Hirano as the new General Manager of Japan, underscoring the company’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. Hirano will oversee all aspects of operations in Japan, including sales, professional services and customer support.

Hirano brings a wealth of software industry experience. He was vice president of global strategic alliance at Novell Asia Pacific, and previously served as president of Red Hat Japan and Hyperion Japan.

“The demand for complete learning and human capital management solutions is growing in Japan,” Hirano said. “SumTotal offers the most comprehensive solution on the market today, and I am excited to join a recognized industry leader.”

“Our investment in the Asia-Pacific market is part of our global growth initiative to provide the best HCM solutions and support to our customers regionally,” said John Borgerding, SumTotal CEO. “With Hirano’s expertise, we hope to expand our presence in Japan and strengthen our partnerships with new and existing customers.”

Other recent investments in the APAC region include a new office in Shanghai, China, and a new regional sales director for the Greater China Region.

For more information about SumTotal, visit www.sumtotalsystems.com.

About SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that provide organizations with a new level of visibility to help make more informed business decisions and accelerate growth. Recognized by industry analysts as the most complete solution, SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, from a single provider for improved business intelligence. The company offers customers of all sizes and industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase, configuration, and deployment options. We have increased the performance of the world’s largest organizations including Sony Electronics (NYSE: SNE), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL:AMWAY), Seagate (NYSE: STX), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG).

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SumTotal Systems, Inc.
Kim Jamerson, 352-327-4525
kjamerson@sumtotalsystems.com

Source: SumTotal Systems, Inc.