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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

It seems to me that Cornerstone OnDemand is suited for large bureaucracies that have not been exposed to current technology, so they don't know how many features are lacking or how far behind they are with their user interface. I'm not sure I can add more, but [I feel like] Cornerstone OnDemand [is] a system that has been cobbled together badly, so every single change requires an abundance of steps and "touches" to different parts of the system. I wish you allowed me to rate them "0".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

Pros
  • New starter training
  • Bulk Training--allows you to assign one course to everyone with a click of a button, saving you the effort of delivering the course to all members of the team in a more physical setting.
  • Reporting on who has done what/going the extra mile
Cons
  • Not everything can be restricted to certain users, which is the only downside I find.
Kieran Annis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
iSpring Learn
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
iSpring Learn
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
iSpring Learn
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
iSpring Learn

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
iSpring Learn
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
iSpring Learn
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
iSpring Learn
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
iSpring Learn
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
iSpring Learn
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
iSpring Learn
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
iSpring Learn
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
iSpring Learn
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
iSpring Learn
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
iSpring Learn
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
iSpring Learn
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
iSpring Learn
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
iSpring Learn

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
iSpring Learn
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
iSpring Learn
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
iSpring Learn
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
iSpring Learn
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
iSpring Learn

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
iSpring Learn
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
iSpring Learn
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
iSpring Learn
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
iSpring Learn
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
iSpring Learn
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
iSpring Learn
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
iSpring Learn
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
iSpring Learn
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
iSpring Learn
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
iSpring Learn
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
iSpring Learn
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
iSpring Learn
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
iSpring Learn
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
iSpring Learn
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
iSpring Learn
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
iSpring Learn

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
iSpring Learn
8.0
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
iSpring Learn
9.1
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
iSpring Learn
6.3
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
8.2
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
iSpring Learn
7.6
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
iSpring Learn
9.1
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
iSpring Learn
7.7
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
iSpring Learn
7.6
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
iSpring Learn
7.4
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
iSpring Learn
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
iSpring Learn
7.8
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
iSpring Learn
9.0

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The level of automation that's possible within the system makes repetitive tasks like annual training a breeze when configured appropriately.
  • The flexibility of the latest reporting capabilities with Cornerstone OnDemand allows for a vast range of data tracking.
  • With good implementation, the system can essentially be configured to capture, track, and house almost any level or kind of data associated with a user.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Clean display. Many of our users are new to online learning, so it was imperative that the display and interface were easy for users.
  • Cost effective. Compared to many of the other online learning systems this program is affordable.
  • Easy to create a course. On the administrative side, it is easy to create content and put together the course.
Gwen Kozlowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • Although an evaluation form can be created for users to complete providing feedback of the system, I would like to have a default template to use for this purpose.
  • The default certificate needs to be updated for a more professional look. One can create an evaluation but it’s not worth the hassle.
  • Can’t think of anything else.
Margarita Hays, M.B.A. | 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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the past I could not encourage my students to take online training. The results and the questions were hard to be given. When I used the iSpring Suite along with iSpring Learn, my dreams came through and most of the time my students are online and take good training with my programme.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 25 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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have no problem using it and it is the same for my students. Anytime I ask them which part is not easy to use, they keep silent and say thank you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I have to say ALWAYS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 35 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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 4 answers
They just do not work on the weekends. If I need anything, they reply less in than 24 hours, except holidays. I like that. They give me good chat support a lot. If I forget that I sent them an email, they do not forget and reply to me very soon. It is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We can say that most of my students attend my classes twice a week and that's not enough for someone to learn. I put some training for them to do at home and they really enjoy doing them. The kind of progress they make is really satisfying for them and they are always learning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
As a teacher, I used to spend a lot of time correcting my students' papers. Now with iSpring Learn, my time has been saved and everything is done automatically. All the time I can check my students' progress and I know which exams they have taken or they should take. On the whole, online training has really helped a lot of teachers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 2 answers
When I talked to my colleagues or informed them to search for a programme before iSpring Learn, they were not successful in designing and implementing a programme like this. I am sure they have done a lot to implement it in the best and educational way. That was not that easy as we thought.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

When it comes to creating materials for learners, Moodle is a real drag to work with, and ProProfs is not much better. ProProfs' LMS is pretty good, but they don't have a good way to create good-looking materials offline. iSpring's Quizmaker seems to have great promise.
Tom Kenny | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

iSpring Learn

iSpring Learn 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Really perfect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

iSpring Learn

  • It has helped us by automating the state-mandated trainings that we need to do. We used to do them by paper and had to manually check them off in our system. With iSpring Learn, we are able to automatically track our training outcomes.
  • We have also been able to implement more supplemental trainings for our staff as we can put additional classes online and they can take the class(es) they want (or we require them) to take. It has not been long, but we have seen a slow increase in the number of staff taking the additional trainings which gives us a better trained workforce.
Jennifer Steffens | 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

iSpring Learn

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$ 2.82*

* per user/month billed annually

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
iSpring Learn
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
iSpring Learn
9.1

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
iSpring Learn
9.1

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
iSpring Learn
9.1

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
iSpring Learn
9.1

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
iSpring Learn
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
iSpring Learn
9.1

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
iSpring Learn
9.1

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