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ADP Workforce Now

470 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Cornerstone OnDemand

131 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Workforce Now

For a small employer, with very little turnover and few benefit options, ADP may be too costly for the benefit. There are many affordable payroll providers available for small organizations.For large employers with many benefits options, employees in multiple locations, multiple tax jurisdictions and varied pay types (salary, hourly, commission, etc), ADP is ideal. The extended customer service hours, extensive resources for international pay, and capability for multi state taxation is crucial for an international employer.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

The tool is so flexible and powerful. We have recently trained 4 system administrators in one of our Call Centers to publish eLearning and assign this learning to their call center reps. They have to assign multiple courses every single day. I was able to create a role in the system, where these admins can create content and assign to just their division and it doesn't disrupt our overall corporate training initiatives, while supporting their needs fully.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Cornerstone OnDemand

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Subordinate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Plan weighting
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Rater nomination workflow
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Workflow restrictions
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Reporting
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Customized Application Form
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Resume Management
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Candidate Search
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Collaboration
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Task Creation and Delegation
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6
Email Templates
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
User Permissions
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Reporting
ADP Workforce Now
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2

Pros

  • The blending of all aspects of HR in ADP makes the system use very fluid. We like that we can have the employee in the system from hire to retire.
  • Allowing employees to have access to their own information is very empowering for them. We like that employees can look at their benefit enrollments, tax information and address along with their payroll history. This is very empowering from an employee standpoint.
  • From a manager standpoint I feel that the system gives the manager great power to make decisions. It can be simple things like workforce planning but also things along the lines of performance evaluations and annual reviews and pay increases.
  • Reporting abilities are AMAZING. You can get a report on basically anything you want in ADP. It can be a challenge to find out how to get that information into a report but the Customer Service help when it comes to custom reporting is great.
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  • 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

  • Implementation - as an administrator, make sure that you know what's happening at every point of implementation! This process can be disjointed.
  • Training - the learning curve is steep when adapting to this system. Be prepared to spend hours formally training, staying on the phone with customer service, and surfing the "Bridge" (a peer support system). Every minute you invest will be worth your time!
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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 Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
  • Ease of use for the administrator and the employee
  • Perfect payroll audit - fewer payroll errors
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Tax Service
  • Garnishment Service
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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 Workforce Now8.1
Based on 16 answers
The screens are very easy to understand and employees can easily navigate the system which makes it easier on me since I am not always having to answer questions.
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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

ADP Workforce Now8.6
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
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

ADP Workforce Now8.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
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 Workforce Now6.2
Based on 14 answers
The payroll support is excellent, but the support on the technical side is lacking. The support for the portal is especially lacking. I think they need more training to be able to serve the customer more efficiently. I have had issues with employees not being able to log in even after resetting the password, and have had to call back a couple of different times to get results. Luckily I don't have issues that I need to call them about very often.
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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

ADP Workforce Now8.2
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
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

ADP Workforce Now8.4
Based on 5 answers
The instructions from the recruiting agency on how to use the system was pretty straightforward. It provided step-by-step procedures on where you would need to log in your hours as well as what you would need to highlight (i.e. regular, overtime, etc.) detailing the type of hours that were worked overall. The handout also provided some pictures of the application
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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

ADP Workforce Now7.2
Based on 8 answers
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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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 did not specifically select ADP WFN. I was cautiously optimistic when it was identified as the tool the organization was going to move forward with. I've previously used Oracle's HRIS and found it to be non-intuitive, overly complex and cumbersome. I was thrilled at how easy ADP WFN was to quickly learn and immediately put into practice
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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

ADP Workforce Now8.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
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

  • We were able to generate data more quickly through the reporting tool
  • The granularity available in the generated reports helped to facilitate communicating immediate headcount and leverage historic trends to assist with future staffing needs.
  • For the employees who had access to the system, it was significantly easier for them to update their routine information such as address changes or W4 changes.
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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 Workforce Now

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.

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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