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401 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100
96 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning
  • Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) are tied in 1 feature set: Onboarding

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%
7.8

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

78%
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
64 Ratings
7.7
77%
6 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.4
74%
105 Ratings
7.6
76%
8 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

8.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

84%
5.2

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

52%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
87 Ratings
3.5
35%
28 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
3.6
36%
28 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
7.2
72%
32 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
4.9
49%
29 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.8
88%
104 Ratings
6.5
65%
32 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
6.1

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

61%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 9/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
4.7
47%
28 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.2
82%
74 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.4
84%
63 Ratings
6.0
60%
12 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.3
83%
75 Ratings
3.6
36%
25 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
5.5
55%
30 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
6.3
63%
32 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
7.0
70%
24 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
3.1
31%
30 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
7.8

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

78%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 2/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
46 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

Candidate search

7.6
76%
49 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Candidate development

7.7
77%
45 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customized Application Form

6.1
61%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

6.4
64%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.4
64%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration

6.1
61%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.1
61%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

7.2
72%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

7.2
72%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

7.6
76%
52 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 11/11 features

Course authoring

7.4
74%
122 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
166 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.2
82%
153 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

8.2
82%
133 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.3
73%
125 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
150 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

8.5
85%
162 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

8.1
81%
143 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

8.5
85%
165 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.4
84%
164 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
102 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Online Training

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
4.4

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

44%
58 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
8.0

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

80%
11 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
9.1

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

91%
4 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
49 Ratings
4.8

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

48%
20 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
10.0

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
8.1

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

81%
6 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

This is a great tool for middle to a large company that wants to have virtual learning access, manager rosters, and robust reporting on multiple data points. You want to make sure you have someone fully committed in time and energy to launching and managing [Cornerstone OnDemand]. It does lift a lot of the communication burden when automating email communication and helps to track required training far better than any excel sheet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I think it's a good platform for tracking and monitoring goals, feedback, and development. We don't use the 1:1 meeting feature, however, I can see how that would be valuable for many organizations. I do like that it is very customizable, however, that also presents problems in that sometimes forms and/or processes can be a bit challenging to create easily and quickly.
Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 1:1 agendas are easy to create, add comments to and prompt excellent conversation flow on the topics that truly matter to the manager and the employee.
  • The system can be easily customized to reflect your company's language and culture. We did this in several areas of the platform (goals, development, learning), and it made a world of difference in the understanding and adaptation of our users. One example is that in each learning module, we added 3 questions in the course description so that managers would be automatically prompted to ask to follow up / learning transfer questions when their employees enroll and take a learning course.
  • Halogen support is outstanding. Any question I have had has been answered upon the first contact or within 24 hours.
Bonnie Van Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • My organization does not use all of the functions/modules that Halogen offers, but I find that those modules still appear on the Halogen main page. I think a great area for improvement is to hide these functions so as not to confuse employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.7
Based on 35 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 TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.0
Based on 11 answers
Implementing a new system and process company wide is never an easy task. We moved so quickly in such a short period of time that we were able to learn quickly but also have the opportunity to improve the Halogen experience. We will more than likely will renew our use of Halogen as we already are seeing a small impact which hopefully in the long run will lead to a greater impact
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.6
Based on 35 answers
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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.3
Based on 5 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 TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.4
Based on 5 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 TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 49 answers
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.
Jennifer LONGINE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 4.8
Based on 20 answers
We only purchased the appraisal module and without the other modules offered, you are really limited in what you can do and the process becomes much more involved with needing to maintain information across multiple platforms. We found that they charge for everything and call it "consulting." We poured so much money and time into a system that was just overkill for what we really needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.6
Based on 4 answers
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.
Ruben Fernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 8 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 TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to use and I can do my own programming instead of paying a technician and waiting sometimes days for them to program the changes.
Ron Ketelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 18 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 TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)
Karen Blalock | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I have used other systems in the past and I like that Halogen provides everything in one space. I would like to see a more developed way to report training, not in the LMS, but I think that for the most part that Halogen is a robust system that is superior to its competition.
L Bednar, Learning and Development Guru | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
Mark Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We strive to educate our customers and Cornerstone [onDemand] is key to this process. Cornerstone [onDemand] has the ability to deliver content to thousands of users in a reliable environment
  • We need the flexibility to load SCORM courses and videos and Cornerstone [onDemand] nails both of these needs!
  • We have over 100,000 users on our Cornerstone [onDemand] platform! They all have access to our own created material in a reliable and consistent environment!
Donna Conzett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • We are able to get our reviews done in a quicker amount of time. Instead of 4-8 weeks we were able to get it done under a month.
  • Halogen has gotten better at given us a heads up when the system will be down. Most patches are done overnight so we can at least verify it was done, but their success rate of a patch not breaking something is not at 99%. So we do lose productivity when the system is down.
  • The tool is easier to do so there are fewer questions from users outside the core team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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