Core HR vs. Cornerstone OnDemand

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Core HR
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Core HR provides users with the ability to access employee information anywhere via the cloud. Users can also track and analyze employee pay and performance across the entire workforce.N/A
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
Core HRCornerstone OnDemand
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Core HRCornerstone OnDemand
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Core HRCornerstone OnDemand
Considered Both Products
Core HR

No answer on this topic

Cornerstone OnDemand
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone offered the most choices in terms of a modular approach. We were not ready to purchase a complete HR/Rec/L&D system, so purchasing a modular system that we could 'bolt' onto made perfect sense. This approach also gives us a chance to work with Cornerstone and …
Chose Cornerstone OnDemand
During the RFP process we analyzed very much all the available solutions in the market. For us, they were the best fit because CSOD exceeded on flexibility, simplicity of the user interface, integration with our HR system and the level of service they provide. All of that was …
Top Pros
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Features
Core HRCornerstone OnDemand
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.9
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
Report builder9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
132 Ratings
10% above category average
New hire portal9.03 Ratings8.269 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.53 Ratings8.0114 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting00 Ratings8.2125 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
114 Ratings
12% above category average
Corporate goal setting9.52 Ratings8.095 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.02 Ratings8.8106 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings8.194 Ratings
Performance tracking9.02 Ratings8.1109 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.398 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.7
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
119 Ratings
12% above category average
Performance plans7.53 Ratings8.193 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.53 Ratings7.681 Ratings
Review status tracking9.53 Ratings8.396 Ratings
Review reminders9.03 Ratings8.193 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.92 Ratings6.982 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings7.380 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings7.869 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings7.664 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings7.385 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.0113 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
58 Ratings
23% above category average
Create succession plans/pools8.42 Ratings8.349 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.52 Ratings9.349 Ratings
Candidate search7.52 Ratings9.352 Ratings
Candidate development9.52 Ratings9.149 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
66 Ratings
15% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings8.745 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.02 Ratings8.841 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.52 Ratings8.538 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.42 Ratings8.740 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.53 Ratings8.741 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings8.355 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.740 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.643 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.641 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings8.836 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings8.259 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings8.360 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings8.263 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
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Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
187 Ratings
4% above category average
Course authoring00 Ratings5.4138 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings7.7172 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.1147 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings8.0135 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings7.3168 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings7.7181 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings7.3162 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings7.3184 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.4183 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings7.0116 Ratings
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User Ratings
Core HRCornerstone OnDemand
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.1
(257 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(37 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(37 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 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)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Core HRCornerstone OnDemand
Likelihood to Recommend
HR Cloud
Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
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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
HR Cloud
  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
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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
HR Cloud
  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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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
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
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
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
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
HR Cloud
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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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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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
HR Cloud
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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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
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
HR Cloud
The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
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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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
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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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