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Adobe Presenter

24 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Cornerstone OnDemand

131 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

As I mentioned earlier, it's best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide "training." That's why we tend to use it when the information is relatively simple and/or doesn't need to be fully internalized or mastered (which would require providing opportunities for practice and feedback and a more engaging, interactive learning experience). However, it can be used as part of a blended-learning solution, with some information provided via an Adobe Presenter module first, and then some kind of instructor-led session as a follow-up, which would include more role-specific info, as well as practice and feedback opportunities.Also, as I mentioned earlier, Adobe Presenter Video Express is great for creating quick overview demos about a new system -- more of a "see what it can do" type thing than a "here's how you do it" thing (unless the "it" is very simple and the video is used more as a microlearning/performance support type of offering).
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is strongest with its Learning module and reasonably robust with its Performance module. It is not a solution to manage payroll or benefits administration. It is not really a core HCM solution but more a talent management system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
New hire portal
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5

Performance and Goals

Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Individual goal setting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Performance tracking
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8

Performance Management

Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Performance plans
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Plan weighting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Review status tracking
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Review reminders
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2

Succession Planning

Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
Candidate search
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Candidate development
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Company Website Posting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Customized Application Form
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Resume Management
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Candidate Search
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Collaboration
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6
Email Templates
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
User Permissions
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2

Pros

  • This tool is great for allowing anyone already familiar with PowerPoint to convey reasonably simple and short content asynchronously. It's quick and easy to learn how to use it and even allows for some basic types of quiz questions.
  • You can publish it to your company's Adobe server (if you have one) or as a SCORM package to upload to a traditional LMS.
  • It gives you the choice of recording audio within its own PowerPoint ribbon (not my method of choice) or to import and sync audio created outside of Presenter (which I prefer, because it's easier to edit and maintain.)
  • I also love that it comes with Adobe Presenter Video Express, which can be used within the Presenter ribbon or as a stand-alone application. It's a very easy way to create short system demos with narration, and allows for zooming and panning, as well as allowing you to intersperse, or even simultaneously show, webcam video.
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  • Cornerstone OnDemand is very robust and has a lot of room as the firm grows. This is a big plus if you are starting out and want to add features as you develop your training program.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based, hosted system. This means updates are implemented in the background, no server administration, up-time is excellent, and everything is secure and backed up. In addition, Cornerstone provides two mirror sites where you can test updates and other concepts you would like to implement without affecting users.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a total HRD/HRM package with several different modules. For large organizations who have a lot of HR needs, Cornerstone offers all the support you need. The modules are designed to work seamlessly and share data according to the needs of the organization.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a very strong security system. Security parameters can be set on people and objects. This allows a lot of strength and flexibility.
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Cons

  • I don't know if this qualifies as a "con," per se, but it's important not to try and use this as a full-fledged e-learning authoring tool, as the opportunities it affords for effective practice and feedback is minimal. It's a well-named product, since "Presenter" really is best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide training.
  • There's no real "programming" ability (like being able to use custom actions and variables).
  • I also wish that, when syncing animations to audio narration, if you make a mistake mid-way through a slide, you could re-do just from where you made the mistake on forward, rather than having to resync the whole slide.
  • Better audio editing capabilities within the product would make it feel less "necessary" to me to use an external audio editing product.
  • It's also not the cheapest of the tools that does this kind of thing. For example, SNAP, by Trivantis, does many of the same things at about a tenth the cost.
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  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a bit difficult to navigate for new users and infrequent users. Most of the people who need to access our LMS do so only occasionally: once a month or so. There are a lot of clicks involved in getting to the training modules they want to consume.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand's reporting capabilities are fairly broad, but rather difficult to run. It takes a lot of effort to get the most necessary reports for our team. Some reports we need are not needed regularly, so creating reports on the fly is important. Cornerstone OnDemand could improve that portion.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand doesn't provide enough flexibility on graphic design. They do have templates, but the templates are not easy to implement and require an outside vendor to put in place. This is a cost we don't have room for, despite the desire to make the experience more interesting and comfortable for our users.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
Based on 1 answer
My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.6
Based on 16 answers
We are still new and to consider making a change at this point seems far off.
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Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
Based on 1 answer
For all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. Overall, it's quite easy to create basic presentations with and to publish output with, either to an Adobe server, an LMS, or, I think, as stand-alone module. But there are some areas for improvement and better in-product help and explanations would be helpful, as well.
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Cornerstone OnDemand6.8
Based on 12 answers
We have received a lot of feedback about the number of clicks it takes to launch training from a curriculum.
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Reliability and Availability

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 2 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
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Performance

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Cornerstone OnDemand2.7
Based on 2 answers
It’s surprisingly slow for a SAAS product. When you click on links, there’s no hourglass or waiting indicator, so it’s difficult to tell if the system is going to respond.
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Support

Adobe Presenter3.6
Based on 1 answer
I think I pretty much answered this earlier....premium support is extremely expensive and online support can be difficult to navigate. Although, to be fair, when it comes to Presenter (compared to, say, Captivate), there isn't too frequent a need for support, since Presenter is a rather simple tool to use
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Cornerstone OnDemand5.0
Based on 8 answers
First response times typically take greater than 4 days, which is problematic when there’s an urgent need. Out of 6 tickets we’ve entered, we’ve had to escalate 2.
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In-Person Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
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Online Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 2 answers
The interface not great. It would be nice to have a full video vs. slide by slide.

They use their LMS tool – it’s a curriculum. It is slow going.
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Implementation

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Cornerstone OnDemand6.4
Based on 4 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
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Alternatives Considered

I compared Adobe Presenter to Brainshark many years ago and found that I vastly preferred Presenter because it had much better quality audio (Brainshark used telephones to record audio at that point, although that may have changed over the years) and was easier and more intuitive to use (at least to me. I also looked at Snap, but that wasn't quite as full-featured, although it was vastly less expensive. Another main reason why we use Adobe Presenter is that my company is pretty deeply invested in Adobe products and we have our own hosted Adobe server, which we can easily publish to via Adobe Presenter
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Our shortlist was: Litmus, Success Factors, Absorb, and Bloomfire. Our primary business need was learning management

a) Bloomfire – seemed more of a social networking, knowledge management tool, not really for learning management and so was eliminated.

b) Our initial choice was Success Factors, but we couldn’t come to terms on the contract. They weren’t willing to work with us on contract language for future purchases. Workday (who we use for HRIS) used Success Factors as their LMS at the time, but I understand it's since been decommissioned.

c) We didn’t know about Cornerstone at the time we selected Success Factors, but would have picked them otherwise. We learned about them after we had ruled out Success Factors. We ended up choosing Cornerstone as it had the best integration with Outlook and the highest capability to integrated with our HRIS (Workday) and to customize. You can change the display of the interface and put things where you want to go. It is highly customizable for branding and business
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Scalability

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Cornerstone OnDemand9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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Return on Investment

  • The net impact is extremely strong due to it's relatively low cost, high flexibility and extremely rapid development capability.
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  • Thanks to Cornerstone OnDemand we become a learning organization. We want our employees to succeed in their job and grow professionally and the system enables us to do that in a very easy and methodological way.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Cornerstone OnDemand

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
1.  One-time fee
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