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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is the #1 Learning Management System for a reason. The Learning Management and Performance Management tools are amazing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a talent platform. They have room to grow in the recruiting space. I believe that the new tools on the roadmap look promising, however, we ended up removing this tool from our contract and going with another vendor. Cornerstone is not nearly as experienced in the talent acquisition space as it is in talent management.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

Digital Chalk is perfect for organizations who are looking for an easy to use Learning Management System and don't need all the bells, whistles, and bulk of the LMS giants, like Cornerstone or SuccessFactors. Digital Chalk doesn't require an administrative specialist to learn a whole new language and environment with endless options and settings. It's very easy to use for both learners and administrators, and yet at the same time provides the exact functions you need.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
DigitalChalk
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
DigitalChalk
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
DigitalChalk
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
DigitalChalk

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
DigitalChalk
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
DigitalChalk
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
DigitalChalk
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
DigitalChalk
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
DigitalChalk
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
DigitalChalk

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
DigitalChalk
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
DigitalChalk
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
DigitalChalk
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
DigitalChalk
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
DigitalChalk
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
DigitalChalk
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
DigitalChalk
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
DigitalChalk
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
DigitalChalk
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
DigitalChalk
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
DigitalChalk

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
DigitalChalk
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
DigitalChalk
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
DigitalChalk
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
DigitalChalk
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
DigitalChalk

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
DigitalChalk
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
DigitalChalk
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
DigitalChalk
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
DigitalChalk
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
DigitalChalk
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
DigitalChalk
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
DigitalChalk
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
DigitalChalk
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
DigitalChalk

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
DigitalChalk
9.5
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
DigitalChalk
8.0
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
DigitalChalk
9.0
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
DigitalChalk
10.0
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
DigitalChalk
10.0
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
DigitalChalk
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
DigitalChalk
10.0
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
DigitalChalk
10.0
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
DigitalChalk
9.0
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
DigitalChalk
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
DigitalChalk
9.0
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
DigitalChalk

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User friendly and attractive website design.
  • It offers the ability to do online training, or also track face to face, on the job training.
  • It's continuously improving with new features to keep up with the growing demand for online learning.
  • Rather simple admin interface.
Jessica Bussey | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

  • While I used the platform, it improved its integrations with PowerPoint, making it easy to convert slides to the DigitalChalk format.
  • The editing layers for audio underneath the slides is very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • While we didn't use the quiz randomization, I liked how there was a structure built to it so that those who had more robust usage situations than ours would be able to improve engagement and assess learning at a higher level.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Observation checklists can be tricky to navigate
  • Updating content and how that affects Curriculum/re-versioning
  • Certification management can be frustrating for expired users
  • Removing content for terminated employees could be easier, instead of removing content item by item, would be nice to be able to remove all content from active transcript to removed transcript
Stephanie Dorsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

  • The administration of Digital Chalk is very easy. The function I think may be missing is an easy way to add revisions and assign them to the students who need them. For example, when you update a piece of a course it would have an indication that it is version xxx and would ask who would like to assign it to - everyone who has taken it before or just new students.
  • It would nice to have the system recognize when a student has already completed an element of a course that may be used in another course. For example, if video A is part of courses 1 and 2, and the student already watched it in course 1, it would ask the administrator if they should get automated credit for it in course 2, as well.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.5
Based on 25 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

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.8
Based on 25 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.
Andriy Verminskyy | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 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

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 34 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As I mentioned previously, Digital Chalk's customer support is excellent. I also got a reply back within an hour, and it was usually the same person. So, they were familiar with our needs and how we were using the system. Honestly, most of the time we had to contact their support, it was an issue on the user's side, not in the software. Yet, they still helped identify the issue and consulted on how to fix it.
Tom Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.9
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

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is lightyears ahead of HealthStream. HealthStream's system is archaic and does not have any features besides basic compliance training. HealthStream is not visually appealing and users simply choose to log in and complete only what has been assigned to them. Cornerstone's catalog is so much more user friendly and inviting.
Chelsea Polette, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk gave the organization the hands-on ownership of content creation and delivery while meeting our usage case of hands-off course management on a daily basis and extending the reach of the course content and certificate to as many people as possible. It's easy to use, very cost-effective to implement, and the overall experience means that the course participants get what they need out of the course without a lot of effort on their part.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The work my small admin team has done in the past 2 1/2 years, would have cost my company hundreds of thousands of dollars with a 3rd party.
  • Using Cornerstone as an LMS has put our Company on the map for a leader in Learning and Development.
Nina Queen | TrustRadius Reviewer

DigitalChalk

  • DigtialChalk's ROI is positive - the cost model of low up-front costs to get started, then paying a small amount per course participant means that organizations implementing DigitalChalk as their platform get more than their money's worth from it. It returns profit quickly and on a consistent basis.
  • The asynchronous nature of the platform, combined with the targeted usage situation of hands-off course delivery and management, means that resources to create, deliver, and maintain courses can be held with either one person (like an instructional designer) or even an outside contractor. This means that there's little impact to the fixed operating costs involved with hiring someone else to manage it.
Eric Corrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

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

* One-time fee

DigitalChalk

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Starting at $399

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
DigitalChalk
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
DigitalChalk

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
DigitalChalk

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
DigitalChalk

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
DigitalChalk

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
DigitalChalk
10.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
DigitalChalk

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
DigitalChalk

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
DigitalChalk

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
DigitalChalk

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