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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 1 feature set: Succession Planning
  • Saba Cloud ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Recruiting / ATS, Learning Management
  • Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba Cloud are tied in 1 feature set: Onboarding

Onboarding

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
8.2

Saba Cloud

82%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

8.0
80%
64 Ratings
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.8
78%
107 Ratings
9.3
93%
19 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.9
89%
116 Ratings
8.2
82%
23 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
9.7

Saba Cloud

97%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
90 Ratings
9.8
98%
24 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
93 Ratings
9.8
98%
24 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
9.8
98%
25 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
9.3
93%
25 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.6
86%
105 Ratings
9.8
98%
24 Ratings

Performance Management

8.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

81%
8.3

Saba Cloud

83%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
89 Ratings
9.3
93%
21 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.0
80%
76 Ratings
7.1
71%
14 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.3
83%
65 Ratings
7.0
70%
15 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.2
82%
77 Ratings
8.9
89%
18 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
9.8
98%
19 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
60 Ratings
7.9
79%
15 Ratings

Review reminders

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
9.8
98%
18 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.2
82%
81 Ratings
6.4
64%
14 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.1
81%
78 Ratings
7.6
76%
15 Ratings

Reporting

8.1
81%
107 Ratings
9.4
94%
26 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
8.3

Saba Cloud

83%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
47 Ratings
9.8
98%
13 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.7
87%
47 Ratings
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Candidate search

8.7
87%
50 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Candidate development

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
7.5
75%
13 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

74%
8.8

Saba Cloud

88%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 14/15 features

Job Requisition Management

7.0
70%
44 Ratings
8.4
84%
5 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.3
73%
40 Ratings
8.5
85%
5 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
37 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.1
71%
37 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

Customized Application Form

7.1
71%
39 Ratings
8.5
85%
4 Ratings

Resume Management

7.4
74%
42 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Candidate Search

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
9.5
95%
5 Ratings

Collaboration

7.2
72%
35 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

7.9
79%
56 Ratings
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

User Permissions

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.1
81%
52 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

Reporting

7.5
75%
60 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Learning Management

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
9.1

Saba Cloud

91%
Saba Cloud ranks higher in 10/11 features

Course authoring

6.7
67%
126 Ratings
6.9
69%
22 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
172 Ratings
9.2
92%
29 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.1
81%
159 Ratings
9.3
93%
26 Ratings

Learning content

8.3
83%
137 Ratings
9.7
97%
28 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
9.8
98%
23 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
156 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Assignments

8.4
84%
168 Ratings
7.8
78%
27 Ratings

Compliance management

8.2
82%
149 Ratings
9.3
93%
29 Ratings

Learning administration

8.3
83%
171 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.6
86%
170 Ratings
9.3
93%
28 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
107 Ratings
9.8
98%
20 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
  • Saba Cloud is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
245 Ratings
9.4

Saba Cloud

94%
48 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
37 Ratings
4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
36 Ratings
7.8

Saba Cloud

78%
11 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
50 Ratings
8.4

Saba Cloud

84%
24 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
4.5

Saba Cloud

45%
3 Ratings

Configurability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
214 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

55%
2 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

91%
4 Ratings

Saba Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

5.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

56%
4 Ratings

Saba Cloud

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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Cornerstone OnDemand

Our organization uses Saba Cloud primarily to manage all types of learning systems or staff training empirically. In addition, it provides us with a quick test-based follow-up to the trainees. We use Saba Cloud to train our clientele in a professional manner with respect to our worldwide online service. With this tool we are able to enhance the customer experience with the organization. Similarly, our organization uses Saba Cloud to monitor the performance and effectiveness of our employees and customers after having access to all the information provided by the application to subsequently make learning and development reports.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Skills Management - Saba has allowed us to set specific expectations for employees based upon their role, and this has clarified the skill requirements for employees.
  • Goal Management - With Saba, managers can easily create goals aligned up to senior leadership, and then work with their direct reports to create supporting goals.
  • Learning Management - Using Saba's built-in Smart Lists, assigning compliance training is a simple process that used to be a challenge in our former LMS.
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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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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Saba continues to improve their reporting and analytics. While it is much improved over previous versions, it can be improved.
  • Release Notes for system updates need to be delivered to admins farther in advance of the update in order to prepare properly.
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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

    Saba Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Saba Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Typically customers that acquire a Saba solution rarely move away. There are reasons and "legends" behind this. The investment is significant. Time and money are required to make the engine go smoothly. But once it runs at full capacity, it doesn't stop! Professional Services are extremely competent and able to close implementation gaps quickly.
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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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      As someone who creates classes and is also a learning administrator in the system, I have run into some issues with the system's capabilities for my needs. I am not a fan of having to use Adobe Captivate to download a PowerPoint presentation into the system, as my training sessions are much more than a glorified PowerPoint. Our organization has yet to turn on Saba Meetings, which may help with these limitations.
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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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      For the times that we have used the support provided by Saba, it has been a very pleasurable experience for our department. Part of our package with Saba includes a specified number of hours of "training" time with Saba. During these meetings, we have shared our desires of the product and the support personnel have either shown us how to accomplish our task or they have taken our requests to their developers to look at future enhancements. Overall, very pleased with the support.
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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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Was not involved with integration.
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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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      We had extensive reviews with a plan of what we needed and must have out of the system, including custom learning paths and tracking inside our HRIS system to grant permissions and positions based on completed learning certifications and courses. We weighed each option and chose based on the one that met the most of the must-haves.
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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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      • This may seem small but with 90% of our workforce not at our main facility just the fact that since July 1, 2021, we have had over 18,956 compliance-related training completed by our staff. Do the math the ROI is wonderful.
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