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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Cornerstone OnDemand

131 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN by ADP is perfect, in my opinion, for any size of company. Whether you have 5 employees or 500 employees. I feel that RUN by ADP will meet your needs and help make processing payroll as smooth as possible. Using RUN by ADP is a huge time saver for me. I love how easy it is to add new employees. I work at a company that is experiencing big growth and I am grateful for how easy it is to add new employees. I wish RUN by ADP was more transparent about the cutoff times to process payroll timely. It would be very nice to know what is the latest I could process payroll to have it be processed on time
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Cornerstone OnDemand

When looking at Cornerstone OnDemand, look at the entire package, even if you don't plan on licensing everything. This will allow you see what is possible and how the company has built a cohesive product. Additionally, inquire about their road-map. They have several features that are already planned for this year that make it an even better product. Cornerstone is well suited for medium to larger businesses. I believe there are other products that would work for a smaller business that cost less. It becomes better as you license additional modules for the product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
9.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
9.1
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

ADP RUN
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
New hire portal
ADP RUN
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
ADP RUN
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • The key strength of ADP's Run is the simplicity of their web portal. Site navigation is easy thanks to large Icons and clearly described links. Every feature seems to be accessible within 2 to 3 clicks.
  • ADP's support is very helpful. I have called in a few times and the wait is never long to reach a support rep. The support has been able to address any issues I've had in a timely manner and will stay on the line to walk through steps until I am comfortable with them.
  • The sales reps are great. They did a great job of walking through the features and comparing them to my current provider. They came onsite to help with the transition to ADP, and even came to walk us through the first couple payrolls to make sure all the steps were understood.
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  • Single admin console with granular control over user access and reporting. They continue to keep the admin in mind when rolling out new features. Giving us additional tools and improvements to more easily manage a large organization of learners.
  • A complete solution. Cornerstone OnDemand is a human performance management solution. This includes: compensation, on-boarding, performance reviews, succession, training, and social interaction. All of the areas of the product are cohesively tied to one another for convenience and powerful cross-feature functionality. It has been developed organically from the ground up, so everything works together for a competent experience.
  • Increasing support for mobile learning. Our field is relying on mobile devices to stay connected. Cornerstone OnDemand continues to improve their support for mobile through web browser support and mobile apps.
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Cons

  • I don't have any suggestions for improvement.
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  • Global Product Support. Their support team can be slow to respond and resolve issues. They are constantly blaming it on growing pains. However, that cannot be an excuse. Every company wants to grow bigger and they need to adjust their support model to accommodate it.
  • Multimedia support. Cornerstone OnDemand does support video learning and embedding videos on custom pages, however, they just rolled this out to everyone and it has some catching up to do. Competitors have supported this feature for quite some time and are ahead of the curve on it.
  • Responsive design support for Welcome and Custom pages. Cornerstone OnDemand is making much of their system responsive for mobile use. However, the page builder that is used to make your Welcome and Custom pages has not been updated for some time. It doesn't always support some HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript functions. The work-arounds to get some designs to work correctly is troublesome.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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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

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Cornerstone OnDemand6.8
Based on 12 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
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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

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Cornerstone OnDemand5.0
Based on 8 answers
They are doing a great job of creating new features and fixing anything that is broken. However, sometimes you have to wait until the next quarterly update to get something fixed. I also feel like their Global Product Support team could be better. Perhaps hiring additional people would help.
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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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No answers yet
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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

Although Paychex came in with a much lower quote than RUN, it was my relationship with my rep that made me stick with ADP. Also, the fact that I already liked the system layout and platform I have been using since day one.
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Other products were either inferior or too expensive. The one product that was closest to what we needed was Halogen. In the end, our selection of Cornerstone was based on:
  • Breadth of services
  • Overall cost
  • Product functionality and performance
  • Product roadmap and future vision
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

  • I don't worry about payroll being correct.
  • I can process payroll in a very short time
  • ADP customer support is fantastic
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  • Improved internal / operational efficiencies
  • Improved business process agility and outcomes
  • Improved employee engagement and recognition
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

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
Additional Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand More Information