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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Storyline is useful for creating fairly complex eCourse modules with branching decision paths. If you are only looking to create very simple eCourses, its functionality might be overwhelming and unnecessary. It is helpful to have Storyline in a company's arsenal because it is widely used by eCourse vendors, so when an eCourse is delivered and requires edits (copy editing, etc.), then the content manager or LMS manager should definitely have access to this tool.
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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

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
8.2
Cornerstone OnDemand
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
7.9
Cornerstone OnDemand
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
8.4
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
7.8
Cornerstone OnDemand
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
7.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Social learning
Articulate Storyline
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
New hire portal
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Manager tracking tools
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.8

Performance and Goals

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Individual goal setting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Performance tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5

Performance Management

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Performance plans
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Plan weighting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Review status tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Review reminders
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Workflow restrictions
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Multiple review frequency
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7

Succession Planning

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Create succession plans/pools
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Candidate ranking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3
Candidate search
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
Candidate development
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
Job Requisition Management
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Company Website Posting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Publish to Social Media
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Job Search Site Posting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Customized Application Form
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Resume Management
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Candidate Search
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Applicant Tracking
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Collaboration
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.6
Task Creation and Delegation
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Email Templates
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
User Permissions
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Reporting
Articulate Storyline
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4

Pros

  • It is a versatile tool that can create a wide variety of eLearning experiences.
  • It interfaces well with SCORM Cloud, which is what we use for dispatching eCourses to clients.
  • It is fairly inexpensive for a single user license.
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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

  • The way it handles variables is confusing and not intuitive. This could be streamlined.
  • Attaching documents to an eCourse resources section presents problems when the documents are not located on the computer that is publishing the course.
  • Sometimes the courses do not work in Safari.
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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

Articulate Storyline6.0
Based on 21 answers
We are moving away from the standalone eCourse model, so depending upon when that shift happens, we might choose not to renew since we won't be supporting eCourses built in Articulate Storyline anymore. As long as we are still selling and supporting those eCourses, we will continue to renew the licenses we have.
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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

Articulate Storyline7.8
Based on 15 answers
The basics are easy to learn but you won't get really robust activities from using just the basics. However, if you can invest the time in learning how to use all of Storyline's features, you'll have tremendous learning development power at your fingertips. I do have to say, though, that there is a beautiful logic to how everything in Storyline works. Once you learn a few of the advanced features, you can learn them all because there's a similar underlying logic. The interface is also very appealing and friendly.
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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

Articulate Storyline8.6
Based on 4 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

Articulate Storyline8.8
Based on 5 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

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 10 answers
Articulate depends on both staff and individual users to support their products through their "ELearning Heroes" website. The site provides for a useful means by which customers can rise to the level of expert in solving problems or "Hero". Because requests for help are posted in either a support or user forum, you can expect to get answers quickly to problems. Sometimes the staff may be busy and so answers may take some time.
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Cornerstone OnDemand3.1
Based on 13 answers
My issues have always been understood and resolved. I don't feel like I'm explaining it to someone who doesn't understand the system. Often times they know the issue and have quick fixes from their experiences.
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In-Person Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand5.9
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

Articulate Storyline5.1
Based on 3 answers
I love the fact that both a demonstration AND text version of the tutorials are available. Our firewall was blocking the demos until I requested my company allow them! Having the text version available still enabled me to learn from the tutorials. They are very well done and informative, and there is a tutorial for just about anything you need to learn to do with Storyline. I have always been more than satisfied with the support and training available to us for all Articulate products and I love the community!
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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

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 answers
Not really.
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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

Captivate has a huge learning curve and is very difficult to use day-to-day. Articulate is very easy to pick up on day 1. Any other kind of animation software would require too much design/programming knowledge that Articulate bypasses. Any other sort of HTML5 or SCORM design program will require too much knowledge that Articulate bypasses.
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Cornerstone OnDemand provides a full-service HRD system. This was a big plus. AccordLMS has a simpler interface, but seemed to lack in the ability to maintain classrooms in multiple locations. Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based, hosted system. A hosted system was important to us for resource management reasons. Although UnivseritySite offered a hosted version, the overall tools were not adequate. Video delivery was poor in UniversitySite, but strong in Cornerstone OnDemand. AccordLMS didn't provide a hosted solution.
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline9.1
Based on 4 answers
It is easy to train new users and manage content. Being able to import older projects and PPT files makes it very easy to use for a lot of "moonlighters" in our department.
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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

  • Positive: The ability to use this tool for a variety of delivery methods has been great.
  • Positive: Ability to adapt older training to modern, trackable replacements.
  • Negative: It's pricey for multiple seats.
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  • Cornerstone OnDemand's robust reporting features has allowed us to provide senior management with robust operational metrics around our talent development initiatives for the first times. Reports are straightforward to build and the resulting data is used to populate a broader HR scorebook.
  • CSOD has made it easier for our employees and partners to find critical training due to its modern search facilities.
  • CSOD has enabled us to automate the enrollment e of several mandatory training initiatives, effectively eliminating hours of tedious manual work by members of our talent development staff
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Pricing Details

Articulate Storyline

General
Free Trial
Yes
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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