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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

Axiom is ideal for organizations with multiple departments that need to collect, share, and integrate data from common internal data sources. The product is best for very large organizations with a lot of financial backing. I wouldn't suggest using Axiom if you're a small organization or only one department, for example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

I think CSOD is great for most organizations it does have a hefty price tag so making sure the robustness is leveraged is important when choosing the correct system for your organization. I appreciate that they have quarterly releases so the product is getting updates often versus some other LMSs when that is less frequent.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.5
Cornerstone OnDemand
Long-term financial planning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Financial budgeting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Forecasting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Scenario modeling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Consolidation and Close

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Financial data consolidation
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
10.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.3
Cornerstone OnDemand
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Management Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Analytics

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.7
Cornerstone OnDemand
Personalized dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
8.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Integration

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Flat file integration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Excel data integration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
9.0
Cornerstone OnDemand

Onboarding

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
New hire portal
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Manager tracking tools
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Compliance tracking and reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2

Performance and Goals

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Subordinate goal setting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Individual goal setting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Performance tracking
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5

Performance Management

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Performance plans
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Plan weighting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Manager note taking
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Performance improvement plans
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Review status tracking
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Rater nomination workflow
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Review reminders
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Workflow restrictions
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Multiple review frequency
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9

Succession Planning

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Create succession plans/pools
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Candidate ranking
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Candidate search
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Candidate development
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
Job Requisition Management
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Company Website Posting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Publish to Social Media
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Job Search Site Posting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Customized Application Form
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Resume Management
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Candidate Search
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Applicant Tracking
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Collaboration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Email Templates
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
User Permissions
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Reporting
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8

Learning Management

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Course authoring
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Course catalog or library
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Player/Portal
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Learning content
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Mobile friendly
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Progress tracking & certifications
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Assignments
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Compliance management
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Learning administration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Social learning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6

Pros

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

  • Compared to a previous EPM we used, Axiom's template load and saving performance has been much better even for large plan files.
  • Axiom consultants can create completely customized reports for any of the collected data. Super users within your organization can then fairly easily modify their work to create additional reports without Axiom's help (and invoices)
  • Setting up user security is a fairly easy one-time task and very easy to maintain when people change departments, leave the organization, etc. I would recommend you use role-based security settings.
  • Compared to our previous EPM, Axiom allows more customization and possibilities for templates. There's very few "the product can't do that" statements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The user group community is unlike any other. It is easy to connect with other clients and the CSOD team is actively engaged, always interested in what clients want and need.
  • Vast content catalog from a wide variety of providers. Content delivery service makes my job easier. I don't have to deal with course files and metadata!
  • Ease of use for non-admin admins! I was not a LMS administrator prior to implementation so I learned as I went which was fully supported by the robust training available to system admins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

  • Unfortunately, Axiom only assigned two implementation consultants to our massive project and both were completely new to the product and inexperienced.
  • This isn't really a fault of Axiom, but your organization's data has to be perfect before implementing Axiom. You need a strong project manager within your organization to take the lead in working with Axiom. They should be very familiar with the source data and what's important to all your internal stakeholders. The Axiom team needs to be clearly told exactly what you need from them.
  • We never truly felt confident anyone from Axiom was really familiar with the source tables and data being used. I would suggest in any project they make that a priority early on. Not being familiar with the data caused a list of issues regarding reporting and template construction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Reduce the number of clicks: for competencies bank management, it is necessary to save twice at least before submitting any modification.
  • Allow sorting by different means (names, ID etc), by default competencies are listed by alphabetical order which for our particular field is not the most convenient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.9
Based on 26 answers
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.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.7
Based on 26 answers
The system is huge so, even after using it as an administrator for a few years, I still find there are lots of pieces and things I do not know. Some of the more everyday tasks have cumbersome user interfaces that you become accustomed to but would be greatly helped by a redesign. The availability of assistance articles and the new knowledge bank help greatly with usability as you have a quick place you can go to for help with figuring out how to do various tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 4 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
Based on 4 answers
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
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
For the scale of our implementation, Axiom only assigned two consultants who were both completely new to the company. It felt like we were all learning about the product together, when you would expect them to already be experts at their own product. The team also made a good bit of mistakes throughout production and go-live, which then caused more work internally for us. The team lead for our project also just left the company, so we'll see how next year's planning goes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 39 answers
I included this information in my overall review, but I thought ADP was THE vendor to highlight for their bad customer service. [I feel] Cornerstone OnDemand goes above and beyond (or should I say down and below) anything ADP had set up for customer support: Only certain people can call / email directly if there are issues, so you must play "telephone" a bit to get your issue defined clearly; you can sign up for a weekly "office hours" session, but you must queue up and then listen to other customers as they try to resolve their issues; you can submit recommendations, but you NEVER hear back or your recommendation is just dismissed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
Based on 2 answers
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.7
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

Vena was a strong product, but only our department within the University used it for budgeting. The entire university chose Axiom for the increased scale and capacity. The loading and saving performance of Axiom is slightly better than Vena. Also, Axiom provides more template and report customization. Vena definitely excelled more in their support and staffing and was much cheaper (so I'm told) than Axiom
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand exceeds the features of these other LMS systems by offering more modules and features. CSOD is a one-stop shop LMS for talent management. The robust reporting and customizable options also make this a step above the other Learning Management Systems out there.
Marie Cheshier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

  • This is only the first year of implementation for the university, so the ROI is yet to be fully seen. For our department, which is the largest in the university, I think the ROI has been fairly high as our users have had more built-in resources within their plan files than they had previously.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Our initial goal was to track course compliance. We have met and exceeded that goal. The system provides an easy way for administrators, managers, and learners to track their assignments and course status.
  • Our secondary goals was to increase employee engagement. Once we migrated to their Learner Home page, we saw an increase in non-regulatory course registrations and completions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* One-time fee

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.9

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0

Performance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6

In-Person Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3

Online Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
4.7

Implementation Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4

Scalability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0

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