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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP TotalSource

I don't believe ADP is well suited to the PEO market. Small businesses, who typically rely on PEOs, need service. A company like ADP makes profit from high volume. The small business owner is not serviced well by ADP and in fact, is subject to being out of statutory compliance with state reporting requirements. That is not well suited to any business
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Their learning system is unmatched - it really has most of the features we required in our environment which is heavily instructor led as well as online. If they can get their support lined out to provide timely support they will be the leader in this area and I would be able to give them a 10.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Cornerstone OnDemand

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
3.7
Cornerstone OnDemand

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
5.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
5.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
6.1
Cornerstone OnDemand

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
7.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
View job history
ADP TotalSource
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
6.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Compliance tracking and reporting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.8

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Subordinate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Plan weighting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Rater nomination workflow
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.9
Workflow restrictions
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Reporting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Customized Application Form
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Resume Management
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Candidate Search
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.6
Collaboration
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.6
Task Creation and Delegation
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
3.8
Email Templates
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
User Permissions
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Reporting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5

Pros

  • During my 1 and 1/2 years of frustration, ADP does nothing well.
Connie Bechtolt, CPA, MBA profile photo
  • Cornerstone Learning is very powerful and flexible. I have now administered 2 other Learning Management Systems for my organization and Cornerstone is by far the easiest to manage. I haven't run into a learning challenge that I couldn't solve with the Cornerstone Learning system and this system is more intuitive and easy to administer than previous systems. I found myself doing a lot of the work for others in previous systems, however, this system has the capability to easily distribute permissions and roles to Learning Partners throughout the organization to free my time up for more development and testing of new functions for the training organization.
  • Cornerstone Reporting is very easy to use and provides the ability for me to create reporting and share out to various Managers and Departments within the organization and has the flexibility to constrain permissions, so that only various areas see what they need to see. This has been a huge time saver in our organization.
  • Cornerstone has excellent online and inline help which is great when training additional administrators throughout the system. I believe that Cornerstone sets the standard in this area and is truly a Learning organization. You can click Help from any page you are on in Cornerstone and helpful how to videos and documentation immediately pops up to explain how to use that function. It is truly an invaluable resource.
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Cons

  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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  • I don't really have any complaints with this system. I always would like customer support to be more responsive and better, but this is likely due to my personal standard. Cornerstone does have better customer support than I have been used to with previous vendors.
  • Cornerstone is currently transitioning from their legacy to mobile platform and we have recently implemented, so we are having to wait on new build out and design for these mobile enhancements. Of course, as a client, I would like this tomorrow, but have been very pleased with the design and work.
  • We are integrated with the Workday HRIS and the integration between Workday and Cornerstone is a standard integration. It would be nice if this integration was more flexible, however, we did buy Cornerstone Web Services which allows us to create our own API integrations between the two systems to get data that may not have been included in the standard integration.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.4
Based on 22 answers
There just aren't other vendors out there providing all the features we are currently using. Since we use it for instructor led and online training there is not many vendors to compare it to
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Usability

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Cornerstone OnDemand8.4
Based on 19 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

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Cornerstone OnDemand3.1
Based on 13 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 OnDemand5.8
Based on 2 answers
I feel like they had a script and focused on items that we didn’t have intentions of using.
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Online Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand7.9
Based on 4 answers
taught the admin of the system everything they needed to know with hands on interactive demos and demonstration.
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Implementation

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Cornerstone OnDemand7.3
Based on 5 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

We use ADP simply to to track pay for employees. We really like more of the functionality of Workday as it is really easy to import org charts and track performance. The graphics and appearance of these sections are also really nice! We also use Workday to track time off as it was more popular among employees to use when we asked them to compare more options. However, ADP is much better at tracking pay and because it carries information over from previous jobs, employees really like this as well!
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Considering all five Learning Management Systems that I have been the admin for, Cornerstone OnDemand is my favorite; especially for corporate organizations. I believe they offer a complete package. I always keep my eye on new solutions and some are doing some interesting things, however, I will stick with Cornerstone OnDemand for the foreseeable future.
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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

  • It has helped us to keep track of various financial information for employees and this has helped our HR department.
  • We were trying to find a system that was more user-friendly and many people are able to use this pretty easily.
  • We found more cost effective methods to do absence management and goal setting because this system was too expensive and cumbersome for us.
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  • Cornerstone has saved us a significant amount on travel costs for training. We still use classroom training for certain position in the company, however, it has allowed us to distribute ongoing training to the field employees as it is available.
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Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

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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