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Cornerstone OnDemand

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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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

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

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Reimbursement management
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

Customization

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
API for custom integration
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Plug-ins
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5

Security

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Single sign-on capability
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Dashboards
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Standard reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Custom reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Accounts payable
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
Expense management
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Time tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Multi-currency support
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Electronic tax filing
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Self-service portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Global Financial Support
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Intercompany Accounting
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Localizations
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Configurable Accounting
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Standardized Processes
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6

Inventory Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Inventory tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Automatic reordering
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Manufacturing module
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Order Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Pricing
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Order entry
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Order Orchestration
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
End-to-end order visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Order exception Resolution
Cornerstone OnDemand
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.2
Based on 10 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.7
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
Erika Neilson | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
Heather Pellegrini | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.7

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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