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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

Saba Cloud

Saba LMS is well-suited for Life Sciences, Banking and Manufacturing industries. However, if it is a new implementation, it will be good to have Saba Cloud. If it is implemented for the organizations where legacy applications to be migrated, Saba Cloud would not be the right choice. Reports and Analytics in Saba Cloud are unique and it is not available in other LMS applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Saba Cloud
7.7
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba Cloud
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Saba Cloud
7.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba Cloud
8.1

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba Cloud
8.2
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Saba Cloud
8.3
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
8.2
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Saba Cloud
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
8.6

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Saba Cloud
7.6
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Saba Cloud
8.2
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Saba Cloud
7.6
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Saba Cloud
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba Cloud
7.3
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud
7.9
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Saba Cloud
7.1
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Saba Cloud
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Saba Cloud
7.7
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Saba Cloud
8.3

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Saba Cloud
6.7
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Saba Cloud
6.7
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Saba Cloud
6.7
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Saba Cloud
6.5
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba Cloud
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba Cloud
7.2
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud
7.3
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Saba Cloud
6.8
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba Cloud
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Saba Cloud
6.8
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
Saba Cloud
7.3
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud
7.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud
7.2
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
Saba Cloud
7.1
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud
7.2
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba Cloud
7.5
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba Cloud
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud
6.7
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Saba Cloud
7.5
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Saba Cloud
8.0

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Saba Cloud
7.9
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Saba Cloud
7.6
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Saba Cloud
8.1
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Saba Cloud
7.6
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Saba Cloud
7.7
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Saba Cloud
7.6
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Saba Cloud
8.4
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Saba Cloud
8.1
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Saba Cloud
8.2
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Saba Cloud
8.3
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Saba Cloud
7.6
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Saba Cloud
8.1

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

Saba Cloud

  • 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.
Paul Ellison | 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

Saba Cloud

  • 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.
Chris Salles | 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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.3
Based on 4 answers
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.
Stefano Tempesta | 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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 7.7
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 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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Saba Cloud

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

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 8.1
Based on 19 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 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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

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

Saba Cloud

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.

Saba Cloud

Saba Cloud 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Reporting should increase further levels of analytics.
Musham Yadagiri | 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

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 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

Saba Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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

* One-time fee

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
8.1
Saba Cloud
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Saba Cloud
7.3

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Saba Cloud
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Saba Cloud

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Saba Cloud

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Saba Cloud
8.1

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Saba Cloud

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Saba Cloud

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Saba Cloud
4.0

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Saba Cloud

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