Cornerstone OnDemand vs. Kallidus LMS

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
Kallidus LMS
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Kallidus LMS is a Learning Management System. It supports organisations in managing their training costs, compliance, informal/ social learning and it helps them maximise the potential of employee skills, knowledge and competencies. Kallidus LMS combines delivery of e-learning courses with the management of classroom training, learner achievement and scheduling. The LMS is focussed on learner engagement from login through to accreditation and CPD progress.N/A
Pricing
Cornerstone OnDemandKallidus LMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cornerstone OnDemandKallidus LMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cornerstone OnDemandKallidus LMS
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cornerstone OnDemandKallidus LMS
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
132 Ratings
13% above category average
Kallidus LMS
-
Ratings
New hire portal8.369 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.1114 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.6125 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
114 Ratings
14% above category average
Kallidus LMS
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting8.095 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting8.398 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.8106 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.294 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.2109 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
119 Ratings
13% above category average
Kallidus LMS
-
Ratings
Performance plans8.293 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting7.680 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking8.069 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.881 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.496 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.864 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.393 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions7.685 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.382 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting8.2113 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
58 Ratings
23% above category average
Kallidus LMS
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.549 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.349 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.352 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.149 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
66 Ratings
15% above category average
Kallidus LMS
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management8.545 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Customized Application Form8.640 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate Search8.541 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration8.736 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation8.538 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.459 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions8.360 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.555 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting8.363 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
187 Ratings
9% above category average
Kallidus LMS
7.8
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Course authoring5.9138 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.5185 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Player/Portal7.9172 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning content8.3147 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.7135 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications7.5168 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Assignments7.9181 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Compliance management7.8162 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Learning administration7.8184 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.1183 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Social learning6.9116 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cornerstone OnDemandKallidus LMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(257 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(37 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(37 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(36 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.1
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(115 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cornerstone OnDemandKallidus LMS
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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Kallidus
It is great for just about any organization that does onboarding and training as it saves time and assists in keeping your team on track while bringing on new people. It helps to streamline a typically very difficult process for smaller teams. It has helped us immensely.
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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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Kallidus
  • Allows targeted training by staff group, role or location - simplifying access to specific training
  • Web based and supported on various devices -allowing access via any web enabled device
  • Entirely customisable - Easy to make the system look the way we need to ensure corporate image
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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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Kallidus
  • Simpler hosting of e-learning - scorm objects can be slow AICC seems to be the best solution
  • Options to link / interface with other workforce systems
  • Greater flexibility of learning pathways
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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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Kallidus
Staff satisfaction and ease of use
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
This is the only product I have used and it is great. I have not explored other options and we have not had the need to so far.
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
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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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Kallidus
  • Significantly increased compliance of mandatory training
  • supported more staff to choose elearning over face to face options, increasing efficiency
  • Automated many of the admin processes that underpin training
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