Articulate 360 vs. Cornerstone OnDemand

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Articulate 360
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Articulate 360 is an e-learning course development subscription offering. It includes every Articulate authoring tool, including the latest version of Storyline and Rise, a web-based app for creating inherently responsive courses. The vendor offers a 30-day free trial.
$549
per year
Cornerstone OnDemand
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based application for talent management. Cornerstone offers suites for recruiting, training, performance monitoring and planning, learning, and HR data management. It is scaled for enterprises.N/A
Pricing
Articulate 360Cornerstone OnDemand
Editions & Modules
Academic - Personal
$549.00
per year
Academic - Teams
$699.00
per year
Freelancer - Personal
$1,099.00
per year
Teams
$1,399.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Articulate 360Cornerstone OnDemand
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsArticulate 360 is available on the Articulate website and through Articulate Authorized Resellers. The Articulate 360 Teams plan is available for $1,399 per user, per year, and individual subscriptions perfect for freelancers are available for $1,099 per user, per year (all prices USD). Eligible educational customers receive a 50% discount on list prices.
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Community Pulse
Articulate 360Cornerstone OnDemand
Considered Both Products
Articulate 360
Chose Articulate 360
We have not used any other content authoring products. I am aware of a few others, but Articulate 360 is the industry leader in my opinion.
Cornerstone OnDemand
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
We selected Cornerstone versus Saba during our initial implementation because of the Administrative resources and the easy of use for administering training at the time Saba had a better learner experience in our reckoning. Now they are one company so it seems we chose well. …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Mainly the annual costs of the suite: we are present in 7 countries and develp an implementation of SAP SSFF costs triple than Cornerstone OnDemand. Talentia was "in price" similar than Cornerstone OnDemand, but is more oriented to Europe customers than American or Latam. The …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
I had experience with SABA prior to [Cornerstone OnDemand]. The comparison is night and day. Now that [Cornerstone OnDemand] has purchased SABA it will be interesting to see how the transition impacts service levels (my biggest complaint with SABA). We researched other …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone is more complex, offering more features while allowing learners to see a more modern learning platform
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone has many features and configurations. Articular is only good to create [content], and every admin needs a license.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
CSOD offers more customizable features than Netlearning. The curricula administration and learning assignment features are more robust than Netlearning. I would say Netlearning's provided content is stronger than CSOD though (CSOD has course offerings but they are an …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone is a very very robust system.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
There were two other finalists in the RFP process. Saba was very close to being awarded the contract. CSOD won due to the Fed Ramp Certified.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
I think it has the best balance in configurability but could use a face lift to be more aesthetically appealing and more modern.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Aside from what's listed above, I've also evaluated Myagi, Docebo, and some other companies I can't recall... Ultimately, when it comes down to it, the ability to set training visibility and availability, accurate reporting, user interface and user experience customization and …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
I haven't used any alternative products that are similar to Cornerstone.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
We use it for different reasons so we can’t exactly compare.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone is not as light and modern as Captivate Prime. Prime has a less cluttered intuitive interface, but it lacked some basic functionality, such as a test creation tool. We had to create tests like eLearnings instead of having a native test engine. Prime had the ability …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
The product continually improves based on their client feedback. I would love to work in more of Cornerstone platforms but we only use the Learning platform.
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday has a LMS or LES as they call it (Learning Experience System) just a industry buzz phrase to make you think they're an immersive social learning experience. they were too young to meet our needs Fall of 2017 but they had a lot of promising updates coming down the …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Articulate 360Cornerstone OnDemand
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
132 Ratings
11% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.369 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.0114 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.3125 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
114 Ratings
13% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.095 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.398 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.8106 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.194 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.1109 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
-
Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
119 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.193 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings7.480 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings7.969 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.681 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.396 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.664 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.193 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings7.485 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.082 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.1113 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
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Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
58 Ratings
23% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.449 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.349 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings9.352 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.149 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
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Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
66 Ratings
16% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.745 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.841 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.740 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.743 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.740 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.641 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.741 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings8.836 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings8.359 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings8.360 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.355 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.363 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Articulate 360
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Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
187 Ratings
6% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings5.5138 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.4185 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings7.7172 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.2147 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings7.9135 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings7.3168 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings7.8181 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings7.5162 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings7.5184 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.6183 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings6.9116 Ratings
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User Ratings
Articulate 360Cornerstone OnDemand
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(72 ratings)
8.2
(257 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.9
(37 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(9 ratings)
8.0
(37 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(16 ratings)
6.6
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(115 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Articulate 360Cornerstone OnDemand
Likelihood to Recommend
Articulate Global, Inc.
I am not a fully trained instructional designer, but I found the user experience to be enjoyable. I have crafted my own revision of a course using Articulate 360 and while the process was lengthy, I found edits and changes to be relatively easy to implement. I also had a great deal of fun making tweaks, organizing and adding imagery. I think with regard to creating online courses/products for students to utilize, this is a great program and serves several levels of instructional design well (from me being brand new to this, to my supervisor who is newly certified, up to a longtime LD). I don't know that this is wholly relevant to courses that are live, be they in-person or virtual (Zoom webinars for example). Most of the material created in Articulate 360 tends to sit on the side of an on-demand, at-your-own-pace as far as coursework is concerned. A live course with an instructor, while it could be utilized in a live setting, the way it would be used I am unsure would be as dynamic or worthwhile as other more traditional options.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
I feel Cornerstone OnDemand is a great solution for companies that have a large amount of compliance training that needs to be assigned and closely tracked. The features of dynamic groups (based on specific user criteria) allows you to target very specific audiences. The assignment functionality gives you great flexibility on when the assignment runs and how often, and also provides many options for due dates (static date or dynamic date - x days from hire date, date assigned, etc.). This has allowed us to have a clear and consistent user experience for both our newly hired employees and our seasoned employees.
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Pros
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • Rise is clean and professional. It looks polished to users and is easy for learners to follow.
  • They have outstanding support.
  • Storyline allows you to create some very engaging intricate interactive learning.
  • Generally, their products are user friendly.
  • They are considered the Gold standard in elearning authoring.
  • Their courses can be read on phones, tablets computers. etc.
  • They also have a powerpoint add in for making really nice slides.
  • Their review tool, allows you to easily send the courses to reviewers who can update in course.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Automatic recurring assignments are easy to get that refresher training out without needing to assign it fresh each time.
  • Reporting 2.0 makes it easy to write and share your reports with just selected filters. Making it easy for people receiving it to just change what they need to see.
  • Learning Admin Console makes it easy to peek at what is going on in your portal and open up connected reporting when needed.
  • Success Center is a great resource for getting peer answers to questions and learning about the releases and suggesting changes that should be added to the roadmap.
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Cons
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I'd like to see more variety in the types of interactions available. The ones that exist now (hot spot, drag n' drop, flip cards, etc.) are useful, but it would be nice to have more options without having to build something custom in Storyline to pull over. For example, I'd like a more elaborate sorting activity, customizable drag and drop activity, game options such as crosswords, options that allow user response, and more variety in the quizzing and assessment.
  • The built-in branching scenario feature requires a bit of trial and error. I'd like to see a snapshot, at-a-glance view of the scenario so it easier to see where the branching is, or where its missing.
  • The built-in assessment features are pretty limited - the Knowledge Check block has only multiple choice, multiple response, fill in the blank and basic matching. There is the option to pull in a test bank which is great, but it would be great to have more options built-in without having to develop something more elaborate in Storyline.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Sometimes finding the right answer to your support question can be a bit more difficult than it should be.
  • I would like to see more OSHA related courses.
  • At times, the administrative interface seems to need to be updated, but the tradeoff honestly might be the absolute rock-solid stability of the platform.
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Likelihood to Renew
Articulate Global, Inc.
Articulate 360 is an essential tool in our organisation's workflow. The money that we make through its use, far outweighs the cost of renewing our licenses. Articulate 360 has exposed us to new clients that we may not have otherwise encountered if we did not subscribe to the Articulate services.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
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Usability
Articulate Global, Inc.
I rate the overall usability of Articulate 360 ​​with an 8, because of the many possibilities the software offers me. The software ensures that almost anyone without knowledge of coding can develop an interactive online course in a fairly simple and pleasant way.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Easy to use, easy to learn, lots of support during the learning process. There are a few parts of the system we don't use and I'm hesitant to begin using because other clients have said they're difficult and cumbersome (certifications) or outdated (libraries)
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Reliability and Availability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
I haven't really had any major availability problems. The service is practically impeccable but it is true that at times, due to server and latency problems, the application has been slower. But these have been specific issues that have resolved themselves.
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Performance
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
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Support Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
It took forever to get someone to respond--either by email or by phone--directly to a pricing and licensing question. It is unfortunate that a company that has such potential as a streamlined course building/authoring tool not only missed the boat with service but also proves itself to be all fluff and no substance.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
Its always important to have support when you are facing problems and when you are the main admin of the organization. Cornerstone Support is very supporting when you have not found the answer in the help guide. its very useful to have a team support to guide you.
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In-Person Training
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
we use also to admin all our training in person events and sessions. Its easy to admin this kind of trainings and automatize some processes we have. Also de user experience and the integration with other systems helps to the employees to use more. All modules integrated oriented to develop people is the principal reason to have CSOD. The training administration is very complete and allows to automate many processes.
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Online Training
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
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Implementation Rating
Articulate Global, Inc.
It is pretty straight forward and easy to implement is you are already creating eLearning. If you have old courses created in other versions of Articulate I recommend you update them to the new version even though it is not necessary (especially From Storyline3 to 360) but if you don't you may find difficulty opening and keeping things straight
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Cornerstone OnDemand
The implementation was pretty difficult. We felt they (Cornerstone) didn’t properly allocate the resources to complete our implementation in the timetable we wanted.

For example, we worked on Workday and SSO integrations - work that we had specifically contracted for in advance. When we were ready to work on that project, they didn’t have the people ready to help us, so it took a lot longer than necessary. That was my biggest pain point.

The implementation approach we went with was a self-led implementation. We would speak to the implementation manager once per week, and self-trained. We met with implementation manager to discuss issues, review things that we’d learned for 1 hour. We found that wasn’t enough. Other things would come up outside that one hour window that we couldn’t get answers to. We didn’t have anyone to ask about those things and we had to wait to ask during our weekly meeting.

The advantage of the self-led implementation approach was that it was really inexpensive – significantly less than the implementation cost for the other systems that we looked at. I also liked that we could pace ourselves. There were however big roadblocks. We would have to make sure the right resources were available. We had an implementation/project manager with a lot of experience and felt that the person was knowledgeable but missed on a few things.

In hindsight, I would still go with the self-led implementation, but knowing what I know now, I would ask for the integration person to be available more. I would work that into the contract. With single sign-on, we needed deep linking to build direct links through a Single Sign-On tool, e.g. when someone gets an email, it directs them to training. But it has to go through SSO to get them to the correct link. Deep linking wasn’t turned on in our system and they had to activate it. We encountered little things like that – sequencing pre-requisites which were problematic. We tried to troubleshoot ourselves.

I recommend you consider contracting for some extra implementation hours and determine when they are going to be available. Work it into the contract that you have the ability to call tech support during implementation. In addition to weekly implementation meetings, they have technical webexes – 4 every week, but 2 didn’t apply to us – one as we were using SSO. The challenge is they were not always relevant – we had specific questions that didn’t fall into those categories
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Alternatives Considered
Articulate Global, Inc.
Adobe Captivate has a ton of incredible functionality. You're able to fully customize user experiences through interactive elements, buttons, transitions, hiding and activating various elements, and so on. But overall Captivate is insanely difficult for someone new to the tool to learn. Most of what I learned about Captivate, I had to do by trial and error or by watching Paul Wilson's YouTube videos. I find Articulate 360 to be far more intuitive
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Cornerstone OnDemand
The user experience is a lot better than using SumTotal as an admin CSOD makes working easy. Without having workarounds. Reporting is a lot better than both platforms. Reporting in CSOD is complex however easy to manage and create when you understand the data points collected
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
It is important to be familiar with the terms and annual increases in licenses and other aspects of the contract. I recommend analyzing this from the beginning and the permanence is relevant because Cornerstone updates its modules and brings out new features that may allow you to leave a module to acquire another
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Scalability
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
It's a great product with some pieces that are set but many things that can be customized as needed for individual needs
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Professional Services
Articulate Global, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Cornerstone OnDemand
As I have said before, I have no doubt that the services of the Cornerstone sales people were very good. In particular, our salesperson spent a lot of time in contact with us to make the process go smoothly. Perhaps being a large company in some cases the times were slowed down but it is something normal to take into account.
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Return on Investment
Articulate Global, Inc.
  • I am an independent user so far so no ROI; however it has clearly made a positive impact on my course as my students love the clear navigation interface and know exactly where to find content.
  • On point to consider is that it has no forum option on its lesson option so this hinders some asynchronous users from interacting with others on the course.
  • Users have expressed many positive feedback from using Articulate 360 which increases productivity and engagement.
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Cornerstone OnDemand
  • We are in the process of trying to increase employee engagement through content expansion. We are in the early stages of this.
  • The Edge Import Tool, in conjunction with Reporting 2.0, has done a great job of helping to automate/semi-automate tasks for huge time savings.
  • Maintaining compliance. Achieved through dynamic/automated groups, assignments, communication, and reporting.
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ScreenShots

Articulate 360 Screenshots

Screenshot of Creating a course in RiseScreenshot of Articulate 360Screenshot of Storyline 360Screenshot of Rise 360Screenshot of Content Library 360Screenshot of Review 360

Cornerstone OnDemand Screenshots

Screenshot of A personalized, modern user experience and self-service capabilities to engage employees, ensure productivity, and centralize employee dataScreenshot of With Cornerstone Learning, go beyond compliance and training - truly develop an engaged and collaborative workforce.Screenshot of Cornerstone Recruiting takes care of all talent acquisition needs and provides candidates with an amazing experience.Screenshot of With Cornerstone Performance, benchmark your people's performance, align them with your strategy, and provide feedback that matters.Screenshot of Cornerstone HR offers a personalized, modern user experience and self-service capabilities to engage employees, ensure productivity, and centralize employee data.Screenshot of With Content Anytime, quickly deliver hundreds of eLearning courses covering key soft-skills such as communication, time management, leadership, teamwork, and emotional intelligence.