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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

I think CSOD is great for most organizations it does have a hefty price tag so making sure the robustness is leveraged is important when choosing the correct system for your organization. I appreciate that they have quarterly releases so the product is getting updates often versus some other LMSs when that is less frequent.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Saba Cloud
8.1
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Saba Cloud
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Saba Cloud
9.3
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
8.0

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba Cloud
9.6
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Saba Cloud
9.7
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.7
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
9.7
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.1
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Saba Cloud
9.7

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba Cloud
8.9
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.4
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
8.8
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Saba Cloud
7.9
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba Cloud
8.8
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.3
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Saba Cloud
8.7
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba Cloud
9.8
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba Cloud
8.5
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba Cloud
8.3
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba Cloud
9.3

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba Cloud
8.8
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba Cloud
9.2
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba Cloud
8.6
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Saba Cloud
8.6
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Saba Cloud
8.6

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Saba Cloud
9.4
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Saba Cloud
9.9
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Saba Cloud
8.9
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Saba Cloud
9.9
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Saba Cloud
9.9
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.6
Saba Cloud
9.0
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.9
Saba Cloud
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3
Saba Cloud
8.9
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.3
Saba Cloud
9.9
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Saba Cloud
9.9
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Saba Cloud
9.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.3
Saba Cloud
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Saba Cloud
9.9
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Saba Cloud
8.9
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Saba Cloud
9.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba Cloud
9.9

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba Cloud
9.3
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Saba Cloud
8.0
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Saba Cloud
9.4
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba Cloud
9.1
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.6
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Saba Cloud
9.5
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.4
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba Cloud
9.7
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
9.3
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Saba Cloud
9.4
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
9.3
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Saba Cloud
9.6

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The user group community is unlike any other. It is easy to connect with other clients and the CSOD team is actively engaged, always interested in what clients want and need.
  • Vast content catalog from a wide variety of providers. Content delivery service makes my job easier. I don't have to deal with course files and metadata!
  • Ease of use for non-admin admins! I was not a LMS administrator prior to implementation so I learned as I went which was fully supported by the robust training available to system admins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • Saba Cloud has Social Learning, Informal Learning, Micro/Nano Learning, Video Learning, and Mobile Learning features for the users.
  • Extended Enterprise Learning available in Saba Cloud can help organizations to take the eLearning contents to the external stakeholders which will have multiple advantages (E-Commerce).
  • Configure, schedule and manage Webinars, Meetings, and Events within the Saba Cloud LMS.
  • Social enterprise tools including Groups, Communities, Discussions, Blogs, and Wikis, along with rating and comments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Reduce the number of clicks: for competencies bank management, it is necessary to save twice at least before submitting any modification.
  • Allow sorting by different means (names, ID etc), by default competencies are listed by alphabetical order which for our particular field is not the most convenient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • Simplify the creation of a learning event. Right now, it seems to be over-engineered, which might work for some organizations, but is not great for our organization.
  • Minor tweaks with goal management, such as being able to copy goals from one employee to another, or for a goal assigned to multiple individuals, the ability to make a change to one individual, and the change carries over to the other individuals.
Paul Ellison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.9
Based on 26 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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
The only reason I wouldn't rate this a 10 is because we always want to evaluate the technology we use to drive our business. While Saba would be the "leader in the clubhouse", we would still perform our due diligence when it's time to renew.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.7
Based on 26 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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.8
Based on 11 answers
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.
Ashley Gibson | 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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 39 answers
I included this information in my overall review, but I thought ADP was THE vendor to highlight for their bad customer service. [I feel] Cornerstone OnDemand goes above and beyond (or should I say down and below) anything ADP had set up for customer support: Only certain people can call / email directly if there are issues, so you must play "telephone" a bit to get your issue defined clearly; you can sign up for a weekly "office hours" session, but you must queue up and then listen to other customers as they try to resolve their issues; you can submit recommendations, but you NEVER hear back or your recommendation is just dismissed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.4
Based on 26 answers
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.
Bruce Boyd | 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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.6
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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand exceeds the features of these other LMS systems by offering more modules and features. CSOD is a one-stop shop LMS for talent management. The robust reporting and customizable options also make this a step above the other Learning Management Systems out there.
Marie Cheshier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

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.
Anonymous | 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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Our initial goal was to track course compliance. We have met and exceeded that goal. The system provides an easy way for administrators, managers, and learners to track their assignments and course status.
  • Our secondary goals was to increase employee engagement. Once we migrated to their Learner Home page, we saw an increase in non-regulatory course registrations and completions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba Cloud

  • We were able to get Saba's entire Talent Cloud for the cost of our last LMS. That meant we were able to implement performance management for no additional licensing costs.
  • There's no doubt that any organization burdened with compliance requirements needs an LMS. Saba has all the bells and whistles needed.
Jeanne Bonzon | 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

Saba Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.9
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba Cloud
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba Cloud

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
Saba Cloud

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Saba Cloud
8.4

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
Saba Cloud

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.6
Saba Cloud

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
4.0

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
Saba Cloud

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