Totara Perform TXP

Empower effective employee engagement strategies and boost business-wide productivity through Totara Perform.

Totara Perform TXP

What is Totara Perform?

Totara Perform is an agile performance management system designed to empower learning and development (L&D) teams in increasing engagement and enhancing workplace productivity.

It allows teams to increase productivity by using flexible, frequent performance check-ins between managers and mentors, to develop the needs of individuals. Helping to shape career paths, drive positive change and bring businesses one step closer to achieving their corporate goals.

What does Totara Perform do?

Harnessing the power of continuous performance management to boost workplace productivity, Totara Perform allows teams to set their own learning course, from which learning and development teams can then tailor performance management practices.

Totara Perform increases learner engagement and aligns employees and management to boost performance and identify skills gaps. As a result, learning and development teams have accurate, data-based insights into areas for career development and upskilling their workforce.

Thanks to its open-source, flexible frameworks Totara Perform provides learning and development teams with the freedom to adapt and innovate around the needs of their organisation.

What are the benefits of Totara Perform?

What makes Totara Perform different?

Totara Perform is adaptable, interchangeable, and tailored for the needs of each business.

It’s designed with adaptability and productivity at its core, making it the performance management system that frees learning and development teams from rigid processes.

Totara Perform empowers organisations to encompass the full spectrum of performance management practices, from single annual appraisals to regular performance check-ins and reviews, allowing learning and development teams to harness the power of continuous performance management and boost workplace productivity.

Combining Totara Perform with Totara Learn and Totara Engage means unlocking the potential of every single learner in the organisation. At BuildEmpire, we offer a combination of all solutions to empower effective employee engagement strategies and peak productivity.

We’re the perfect provider to offer consistent training and ongoing support, to ensure you and your learners always get the most out of your solution.

Frequently asked questions

Totara offers an integrated software suite that brings together learning management, employee engagement and performance management.

This suite, known as the Totara Talent Experience Platform, consists of:

  • Totara Learn – learning management system (LMS)
  • Totara Engage – learning experience platform (LXP)
  • Totara Perform – performance management system


The Totara Talent Experience Platform also includes a native mobile app, which is available to all subscribers on both Android and iOS.

The latest release (v17) took place in November 2022.

Totara releases minor updates monthly and from 2023, Totara will be distributing one major release every calendar year. Released each November, these annual major releases undergo extensive quality assurance and are audited by an independent security vendor.

Monthly minor releases include important bug fixes, security patches and any additional updates. Major releases include new features and functionality, performance improvements, bug fixes and security updates

The total cost of ownership for Totara Learn is based on a subscription, which varies with the number of users you have, plus fixed or ongoing costs for any additional services you may request through BuildEmpire, e.g., hosting, maintenance, support, user training, etc. To get a more exact price for your specific use case, speak to one of our team about your requirements.

Yes, Totara Learn can be used as a stand-alone Learning Management System, or alternatively, it can be combined with its sister products, Engage and Perform to provide a 360-degree learning and development solution.

Yes, Totara’s multi-tenancy functionality is ideal for organisations who want to run several learning management systems but retain central management, administration, or resource sharing to some extent. Each tenant site can have its own branding, courses, content, etc., and from a user viewpoint is a self-contained LMS. On the system level, tenants can be managed centrally, and sharing settings, resources, etc. between them is far simpler than it would be with separate platforms.

BuildEmpire offers various support and training options to help you get the most out of Totara. These options can include webinars, user forums, and personalised training sessions. The specific offerings may vary, so it’s best to reach out to our team to discuss your organisation’s support and training needs.

Migrating your existing training materials and content to Totara can be a straightforward process. BuildEmpire can assist you with the migration, helping you import your courses, content, and user data into the platform. The specific steps and requirements will depend on your existing content format.

Yes, BuildEmpire has the capability to provide custom development to tailor Totara to meet your unique organisational requirements. This can involve creating custom features, integrations, or enhancements to the platform.

Yes, Totara Learn provides integration capabilities. It can be integrated with a wide range of third-party software and systems, such as HR systems, content management systems, and video conferencing tools. Integrations can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Totara provides robust reporting and analytics features that allow you to track learner progress, course completion, and engagement. Custom reports can also be created to gather data relevant to your organisation’s learning objectives.

Yes, Totara Engage can be configured as a standalone Learning Experience Platform (LXP), however, combining Totara Learn and Totara Engage brings new learning and development opportunities to an organisation.

An LMS is designed to manage formal learning, whereas a Learning Experience Platform like Totara Engage is specifically designed to manage informal learning—the kind that happens on the job, between colleagues, and is often not formally recognised. It aims to record and track those valuable instances of knowledge transfer and content creation which might otherwise go under the radar.

Yes, Totara Engage is a versatile platform that can be used not only for internal employee training but also for customer and partner training and engagement. You can set up separate environments to serve different audiences while maintaining central management and administration.

Totara Perform is a separate product within the Totara Talent Experience Platform (TXP). While Totara Learn is focused on formal learning and training, and Totara Engage emphasises informal learning and knowledge sharing, Totara Perform is designed to manage performance management, including setting goals, appraisals, and feedback.

Totara Perform provides tools and features to help organisations set performance goals, track progress, conduct regular performance appraisals, and provide feedback to employees. By using Totara Perform, organisations can better align individual and team goals with overall business objectives and improve employee performance.

Yes, Totara Perform offers integration capabilities, allowing it to be seamlessly integrated with other HR and performance management tools and systems. This can help centralise performance management processes and streamline data exchange.