Mentoring
made easy
The online platform to design and manage mentoring programmes for your organisation.
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Struggling to manage mentoring in your organisation or don't know where to start?
SUMAC® provides the tools and expertise to make it easier. Let SUMAC do the hard work for you and your organisation.
Scheme Design
Fully customisable to suit your needs.
Matching
Powerful, adaptable matching tools for productive partnerships.
Managing
Handy tools to keep your schemes on track.
How SUMAC can help your organisation with mentoring
Create, configure and launch mentoring schemes quickly and easily
Improve matching with user-defined matching algorithm
All your mentoring and coaching schemes on one platform
Automate routine tasks and let SUMAC do the hard work for you
Fully customisable to suit your needs
Mentoring, coaching, buddy schemes and more - all under control with SUMAC
Access your schemes anytime, anywhere and from any device
Analytics to help you keep track
Simple pricing with flexible packages to fit your organisation
Better matching means better outcomes for your partnerships and your organisation
UK based, GDPR compliant and secure
Underpinned by almost a decade of research and development
Founded and run by experts in the field
By practitioners, for practitioners
SUMAC was created by learning and development professionals in order to support real-world mentoring and coaching schemes at the University of St Andrews.
SUMAC continues to be practitioner-led. This allows us to give you 360 degree support, not just with the technology but with all aspects of running successful mentoring and coaching schemes.
Three simple steps
It's easy to build and grow your mentoring schemes with SUMAC
1.
Schedule a SUMAC demo
Schedule a demo
Experience the platform for yourself. It’s free and no pressure!
2.
Select a SUMAC package
Select a package & get a quote
Build your ideal package from our flexible subscription options.
3.
Sign up to SUMAC
Sign up to SUMAC
Join our growing practitioner community and start hosting your schemes on SUMAC.
Common questions

Yes it is. Our data centres are ISO27001 certified and are located in the UK.

Data is encrypted in transit and at rest, we are compliant with the GDPR, we have regular penetration testing and review of our technical and organisational measures to ensure data security.

Yes it is! Some people pick it up right away - others take a bit longer to find their way around.

To help, we offer free training as part of most subscription packages, and top up training with each subscription renewal, plus other resources - like our knowledge base - to help users to get the best out of the platform.

SUMAC is super-flexible. It provides adaptable work flows, scratch-built sign-up forms, customisable matching criteria and a host of other functionality to create and manage schemes that meet your exact needs.

You have as much control as you want - from fully manual work flow to fully automated.

SUMAC subscription packages start at around £2000 per year, and can work out as little as £3 per scheme member per year. There are three subscription levels, but each can be tailored to suit your needs.

We can provide a quotation based on the specific requirements of your organisation.

A lot! We pride ourselves on being as helpful as we can and providing a high level of support to our users. We have an integrated ticketing system and respond to tickets quickly, keeping you updated on progress.

We have an extensive knowledge base of articles which users can access and are always happy to provide assistance with any aspect of using SUMAC.

Who is SUMAC for?
Universities and colleges
Charities and third sector
Businesses (small to large)
Trusted by practitioners
Subscription levels
STARTER
  • Schemes available
    1
  • Member records
    100
  • Admins
    3
  • Training *
    Not included
  • Online help
    Yes
  • Technical support †
    Yes
  • Support response time
    2 days
PROFESSIONAL
Most popular
  • Schemes available
    4
  • Member records
    800
  • Admins
    15
  • Training **
    Yes
  • Online help
    Yes
  • Technical support †
    Yes
  • Support response time
    1 day
PREMIUM
  • Schemes available
    10
  • Member records
    2000
  • Admins
    35
  • Training ***
    Yes
  • Online help
    Yes
  • Technical support ††
    Yes
  • Support response time
    Same day

* Available for training fee and expenses. Quotations will be provided.

** Full onsite/online training during initial subscription period only (expenses charged). Online refresher training (up to 2 hours) during each renewal period. Additional sessions available for training fee and expenses. Quotations will be provided.

*** Full onsite/online training during initial subscription period only (all costs included). Online refresher training (up to 4 hours) during each renewal period. Additional sessions available for training fee and expenses. Quotations will be provided.

† We also offer support by video call, charged at £75.00 per hour plus VAT. A 10 hour video call support package can be added to starter and professional subscriptions.

†† Premium customers will receive up to 10 hours of support by video call included in the subscription

Tailoring your subscription
More schemes? More members? More admins? No problem. You can easily bolt on extra member records and schemes to your subscription without jumping to the next subscription level. Talk to us to find out how you can create a bespoke subscription that works for your organisation.