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410 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Feature Set Ratings

  • eFront Learning ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Onboarding

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%

eFront Learning

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

8.0
80%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.8
78%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.9
89%
116 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%

eFront Learning

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
90 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
93 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.6
86%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

81%

eFront Learning

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.0
80%
76 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.3
83%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.2
82%
77 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.2
82%
81 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.1
81%
78 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

8.1
81%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%

eFront Learning

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.7
87%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

8.7
87%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

74%

eFront Learning

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

7.0
70%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.3
73%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.1
71%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

7.1
71%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

7.4
74%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate Search

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration

7.2
72%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

7.9
79%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.1
81%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

7.5
75%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
8.8

eFront Learning

88%
eFront Learning ranks higher in 8/11 features

Course authoring

6.7
67%
126 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
172 Ratings
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.1
81%
159 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Learning content

8.3
83%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
156 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Assignments

8.4
84%
168 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Compliance management

8.2
82%
149 Ratings
9.6
96%
3 Ratings

Learning administration

8.3
83%
171 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.6
86%
170 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Online Training, Configurability
  • eFront Learning is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cornerstone OnDemand and eFront Learning are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
245 Ratings
8.5

eFront Learning

85%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
37 Ratings
9.0

eFront Learning

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
36 Ratings
8.0

eFront Learning

80%
1 Rating

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
50 Ratings
6.0

eFront Learning

60%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
7.0

eFront Learning

70%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
9.0

eFront Learning

90%
1 Rating

Configurability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
214 Ratings
7.0

eFront Learning

70%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

5.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

55%
2 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

91%
4 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

5.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

56%
4 Ratings

eFront Learning

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is great for large-scale learning needs. If you need to get training out to a bunch of people, it's a great tool for assigning and tracking. If you're looking for an AI-based tool for performance, it's not ready for that. It's improving, but it's not quite there.
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Epignosis

You must have an IT staff with knowledge of PHP in order to install and maintain the system. This is not a plug and play solution by any means. If you have that staff, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's a very robust system. Once we solved initial bugs caused by our own errors during installation, the support desk requests have dropped to almost zero, with nearly 2,000 users online every day. That's a good, solid program.
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Pros

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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Epignosis

  • courses management
  • quizes management
  • variety of addons
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Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User-submitted external training is editable by users even after it has been approved and completed on their transcript, UNLESS a transcript lock is put into place--which also renders all submitted certificates un-openable once approved. Thus they can never be referenced after approval.
  • The system is designed for annual compliance training to be re-versioned annually. I [believe it] is a very un-user friendly for training that we don't want to re-version because users take it on a rolling, as-needed basis.
  • Some very key components are not configurable and cause our users a great deal of confusion. For example, there is no way to turn off the search bar on a user transcript or even to edit the prompt text within it. Our users are constantly searching for training here, and end up re-opening/re-launching completed courses rather than registering for a new occurrence of a course.
  • In general, we find Cornerstone [onDemand] clunky and that it does not really meet our needs.
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Epignosis

  • Merging this software may be difficult and cumbersome at times
  • Reporting features can be worked on for better and easier usability
  • Not very easy to organize files/folders in the system
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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cornerstone OnDemand editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    eFront Learning

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Editions & Modules

    eFront Learning editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Business$1,000.001
    Enterprise$1,500.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Epignosis

    I'm not sure what else is out there that has the ability to do what our organization needs. We've come across things we didn't like about it, but due to costs of switching and possibly lack of other options, we'd probably renew with eFront. Also, we've invested a lot of time in the software and it seems to be satisfactory at this point.
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    Usability

    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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    Epignosis

    For most situations, it is extremely easy to learn and use. There are ergonomic issues that seem a bit tedious, but overall, we are seeing a very high success rate with new registrants. They are learning the material and earning their certificates at a rapid pace. This is a good program once it is properly installed by a knowledgeable systems architect.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Epignosis

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    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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    Epignosis

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    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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    Epignosis

    Two disadvantages: 1. Many staffers who respond don't know how to solve the problem using the User Interface - they want to work from the back end, to which I have no access. 2. The support staff are in Europe and I am in California, so there is an overnight delay in getting a response.
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    In-Person Training

    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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    Epignosis

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    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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    Epignosis

    I'm not the most technical person, so some of the training didn't make sense to me. It wasn't a complete training - it was more topical. The people working at EFront were happy to answer my questions later when I resorted to learning it by doing. This was very valuable to me.
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    Implementation Rating

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Epignosis

    It's important to have a robust course catalog before launching. Courses should be QC'ed to be sure there are no errors or other problems. Don't let engineers write quiz questions! Remember that well-formed quiz questions are not designed to trick or fool the user - they are used to reinforce learning through repetition of important concepts. The "grade" isn't as important as the assurance the information has stuck.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    The Sales Pitch for Cornerstone while being great, left us a bit disappointed when the tool got implemented. Although it is a game-changer and radically improved the learning experience the after-sales service has left us a bit disappointed. Since the overall package makes up for the situation, we can safely recommend it but while exercising caution.
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    Epignosis

    Unfortunately I have not had the chance to try other products, however I would think eFront would stack up fairly well against competitors and it provides all the necessary tools to stay compliant and excel at having efficient KICs.
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    Scalability

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
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    Epignosis

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    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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    Epignosis

    • We decided not to continue the trial because it will be either very expensive or impossible to modify the system to our requirements
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