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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP TotalSource

ADP Totalsource is well suited for any size company. It is a functional warehouse of information and is especially handy for an HR department and a great investment. It should eliminate employees coming to you all the time with questions about their pay or other financial questions. It is also great if you are someone that switches from one company to another often because it will store all of your information for you. If you do not know about the privacy setting, that could be an issue because then others could view your personal financial information. I would not recommend purchasing if your company is incredibly small depending on how profitable your company and what industry you are in.
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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
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
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
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Compliance tracking and reporting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.6

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
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
8.0
Subordinate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Plan weighting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Rater nomination workflow
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Workflow restrictions
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Reporting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Customized Application Form
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Resume Management
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Candidate Search
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Collaboration
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Task Creation and Delegation
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.5
Email Templates
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
User Permissions
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Reporting
ADP TotalSource
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3

Pros

  • The prebuilt reports were excellent
  • TotalSource came with the Employee Service Center support - the best part of TS
  • The software integrated with our time keeping system which made payroll a little easier
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  • Learning: The learning assignment tool does a great job at both one off assignments and dynamic assignments that can be based on different Organization Units.
  • System: The system is very customizable which is great for allowing it to fit within your organization. It does make it a more complex system to manage that something that is out of the box but if your organization is complex, this is definitely a pro. You can assign custom fields in most places in the system too.
  • System: Security is robust and allows for many different permissions that can be assigned to groups then people can be added to groups either as a person or by an organization unit or by custom fields.
  • Learning: It handles instructor led training very well which is something many other LMS's do not do at all. In our organization we have many of these every year that we need to track for CPE (Continuing Professional Education) purposes.
  • System: Web service (API) or FTP interfaces are available for automating the data flow in and out of Cornerstone.
  • System: Custom Reporting works very well and allows a report writer to create and share reports to users as needed. I use the custom reports 100% over the standard reports to get exactly what I need to the correct users.
  • System: Customizable emails can be configured at the system level as well as at the learning object level or performance task level as needed. It is recommend for easy of administration to utilize the system level as much as possible for any types of future changes (such as logo or wording changes needed).
  • Performance: Performance tasks are very configurable to go out to who you need them do and shut down on a schedule.
  • Performance: The ability to bring in last years goals so you can rate them as well as a next year goal planning is a great feature.
  • System: Online help is very robust and very thorough.
  • Releases: Quarterly releases are very well managed with many details in the release notes and full cycle to complete testing in a Stage system.
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Cons

  • While the prebuilt reports were great, I would have to contact TS in order to get a custom report. This only happened a few times because like I said, they had a variety of prebuilt reports that fit my needs
  • iReports was implemented and it became more difficult to find employee paystubs and find YTD pay
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  • Performance: I would be great if the system would prevent launching an ad-hoc review to yourself. This is the number one support request we have to address, deleting these erroneous reviews.
  • System: In many places, the system could really use the ability to mass edit. For example, you have 25 sessions to adjust a field on, it would be nice to mark each checkbox and then edit in mass. There are lots of administrative pieces that are very click intensive.
  • System: Their community resources need a much better boolean search system. It currently doesn't support using quotes to search phrases or dates to eliminate posts from 2010 which are just no longer relevant. The applies to their Idea forum, without the more complex searches we end up with 50 ideas on the same suggestion instead of 1 idea with all the votes for it tallied on the same suggestion.
  • Performance: If you have custom emails at the performance task level and the task is still active, you cannot edit the email at all. This is especially troublesome on the task for ad-hoc reviews which is ongoing.
  • System: The biggest overall issue I have is with their support ticket system. It can take 30 days to get a response to tickets. They are trying to fix this but so far this is my biggest problem.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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

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Cornerstone OnDemand7.0
Based on 12 answers
Overall this is a very easy to use system. I help manage a lot of content within the system and I do not have an IT or computer system background. Since using Cornerstone OnDemand they have implemented a lot of improvements including better versioning control (when a new revision for a material is available) and how to people train on the new revision. Going forward I would also like to see improvements in terms of emailing reports and dashboards to managers.
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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 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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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

Paychex is probably the worst system I have used. It's not intuitive at all and is lacking in so many key areas of a good HRIS. I think UltiPro is a system that stacks up against ADP TotalSource the best. But again, ADP TotalSource will be what I choose because of their customer service for not just me but our employees. Their support is second to none!
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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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  • Improved internal / operational efficiencies
  • Improved business process agility and outcomes
  • Improved employee engagement and recognition
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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