Totara is rapidly transforming the learning technology software market by giving organisations worldwide the freedom to learn.

Totara builds employee engagement, learning, and performance management technologies that enable large multinational corporations, government entities, and mid-market companies to deliver enterprise-level talent and workforce experiences. Totara’s Talent Experience Platform unifies a transformational learning management system (LMS), a user-centric learning experience platform (LXP), and a comprehensive performance management system under a single and highly adaptable architecture.

Totara's products are open core, highly flexible and bring powerful freedoms to all organisations with formal and informal learning needs, both within the workplace and the extended enterprise. They are used by many industry sectors, including finance, retail, energy, health, government and not-for-profit organisations.

Customers range from small to large multinational corporations - a testament to our cost-effectiveness, flexibility and scalability.


Our mission

Totara's mission is to give organisations like yours the freedom to learn. That means empowering you to take back control from vendors and products which don’t meet your ever-changing needs.

There’s a reason why organisations from all around the world choose Totara. Put simply, we put you at the centre of the decisions we make, while our diverse Totara Partner network has the expertise to help you achieve your goals.

We know that it’s essential to expect the unexpected in today’s world. That is why we create great products that are open for you to customise to meet your new requirements - truly giving you the freedom to learn.


Why are we called Totara?

The Tōtara tree is native to New Zealand (where we were founded), and has long been revered by Maori for its flexibility, strength and durability - properties we strive to emulate at Totara.

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Totara Plants a Tree for Every Customer

Totara is working with Trees That Count to mitigate our climate impact and help protect New Zealand's biodiversity. We're doing this by funding 3,000 native Tōtara tree plantings (one for each of our customers so far), and will keep adding a new tree for every future customer. As these beauties grow they'll absorb more than 4400 tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the next century - to give you an idea, 3 native trees can offset a year's worth of household electricity consumption. 

Trees That Count are focused on planting the right tree, in the right place, for the right purpose. This lines up with how we try to approach our software development, and the effect we want to have on the world as a forward-focused company. A good thing all round!