Cornerstone OnDemand vs. isolved

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
isolved
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
isolved is a SaaS-based, cloud-resident Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that provides Payroll, HR, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Talent Management and Compliance. Employers have the ability to schedule an upcoming shift, view overtime levels, run a customized report, preview payroll in real time, write a performance report for a peer or elect benefits.
$4
Per Employee Per Month
Pricing
Cornerstone OnDemandisolved
Editions & Modules
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isolved
$4.00
Per Employee Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cornerstone OnDemandisolved
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Cornerstone OnDemandisolved
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
132 Ratings
12% above category average
isolved
7.5
104 Ratings
5% below category average
New hire portal8.369 Ratings7.3103 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.0114 Ratings7.771 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.5125 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
114 Ratings
13% above category average
isolved
8.0
30 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.095 Ratings7.822 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting8.398 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.8106 Ratings7.926 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.194 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Performance tracking8.2109 Ratings8.027 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
119 Ratings
13% above category average
isolved
8.3
51 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance plans8.293 Ratings7.544 Ratings
Plan weighting7.580 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking8.069 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.781 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Review status tracking8.496 Ratings9.545 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.764 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.293 Ratings7.944 Ratings
Workflow restrictions7.585 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.182 Ratings8.741 Ratings
Reporting8.2113 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
58 Ratings
24% above category average
isolved
8.1
29 Ratings
3% above category average
Create succession plans/pools8.449 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.349 Ratings8.224 Ratings
Candidate search9.352 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Candidate development9.249 Ratings8.120 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
66 Ratings
16% above category average
isolved
8.0
47 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.645 Ratings7.835 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.841 Ratings8.242 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.738 Ratings8.035 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.638 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.840 Ratings7.935 Ratings
Candidate Search8.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.741 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Collaboration8.836 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.638 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.459 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.360 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.455 Ratings8.045 Ratings
Reporting8.363 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
187 Ratings
7% above category average
isolved
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Ratings
Course authoring5.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.5185 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal7.8172 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content8.3147 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.8135 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications7.4168 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments7.9181 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management7.7162 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration7.7184 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.9183 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning6.9116 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
isolved
7.4
140 Ratings
5% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.2118 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.9115 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.1107 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.8113 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.564 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.589 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.784 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
isolved
8.1
149 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.7145 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.764 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings6.894 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.4107 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.2145 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.5117 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.476 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
isolved
7.0
123 Ratings
14% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings6.597 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.6120 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.991 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
isolved
8.1
142 Ratings
0% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.1141 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.3135 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.048 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.8109 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
isolved
8.5
42 Ratings
10% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.542 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
-
Ratings
isolved
7.7
130 Ratings
2% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.0123 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.1127 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.162 Ratings
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Cornerstone OnDemandisolved
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User Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemandisolved
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(257 ratings)
7.8
(162 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(37 ratings)
9.9
(20 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(37 ratings)
8.3
(11 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(36 ratings)
6.3
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(10 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(10 ratings)
6.9
(10 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(115 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.4
(3 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.5
(4 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.1
(3 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.9
(3 ratings)
8.5
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cornerstone OnDemandisolved
Likelihood to Recommend
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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isolved
Isolved is great with payroll and payroll changes as well as onboarding. Our benefit open enrollment went well and for the most part was stress free, there were a few hiccups with our 3rd party supplemental insurances. Because of their complexity and they way they are processed through payroll there was a little confusion and things needed to be adjusted. But due to the flexibility of the system the issues didn't become big problems.
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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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isolved
  • Payroll Processing (timely and accurate).
  • Customer Service (dedicated account service representative, who gets to know your company's needs).
  • Payroll Reports (accurate, timely, extensive, exhaustive, customizable).
  • Employee Information (accurate reporting of the data, easily viewable information, information presented in a streamlined fashion).
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Cons
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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isolved
  • More reminder notifications would be great!
  • A way to email hiring managers and our IT department at the same time with a template would save us from so much email communication
  • Transfer all attached documents such as interview notes from iHired applicants to isolved employee documents would save us time uploading into multiple places
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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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isolved
Due to the continued problems (time clock disconnects, regular post-update issues) and users' negative attitude, we are unlikely to renew. Another important factor is that TF is US-centric, so it does not account for local Philippine specifics, which is important to us.
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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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isolved
I think the program is easy to use as an admin and as an employee. There is training modules and documents you can use, plus they are available if needed. The employees have access to their profile from their phone without having to download an app.
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Reliability and Availability
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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isolved
Payroll due dates and send to us at the beginning of the year, with email reminders for holidays. The support email address is fairly fast, within 24-48 hours. But if something is needed immediately, I can just call and they help me out right then.
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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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isolved
We do not use the integration, so we have a csv file that I upload manually for payroll. That is our decision based on the software at our restaurants. Pages loaded fairly quickly, but reports to pdf lag about 15-20 seconds
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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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isolved
We recently canceled our contract with Isolved and moved to Paychex. One thing to consider is that if you leave isolved all access to your data ends 30 days after termination of the contract. Not a big deal for me since I have the reports and data I need, but it is also terminated for your employees to access pay stubs or old w2s. If you want to keep access it is $250 per month. It seems strange that they can hold your data hostage and they wouldn't just allow employees to have access to their pay stubs and other information they may need months after a change in payroll companies.
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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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isolved
All over the phone, but it was comprehensive.
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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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isolved
Training was done in stages. First how to onboard and input information, then how to import and process payroll. Any additional help needed was just a phone call away. Later we switch to employee self-onboarding, and we had an extra training there for the managers to send the initial emails to the new employees.
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Implementation Rating
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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isolved
The system was very cumbersome setting up as well as time consuming. There were times I just wanted to walk away and sometimes I did have to get up and walk away for a break and come back with a fresh perspective. The setup took me over a period of two to three months getting it to serve the purposes that we needed it two. I am very intuitive when it comes to computer software however getting all the right buttons checked in order for it to do what I needed didn't always work.
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Alternatives Considered
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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isolved
I went with iSolved because the people I spoke with were all quick to answer and very thorough in their responses. I knew they could help me build my setup the way I wanted it, and not just force me to work within some pre-set parameters once I had signed the contract.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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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isolved
Price increases do happen every year. I understand that the cost of living rises, but every year to us is a bit excessive.
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Scalability
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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isolved
We are a company of about 135 people at 9 locations in 2 towns. We were able to set locations and departments, and also have each location seperate so only that manager can see their employees.
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Professional Services
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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isolved
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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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isolved
  • When we had Paycom, we had 1/4 of our staff that were not logging in and using the system. That number is down to maybe 5% now
  • Employees love having the ability to easily view and verify their timecards prior to payroll submission.
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Cornerstone OnDemand Screenshots

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