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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

It seems to me that Cornerstone OnDemand is suited for large bureaucracies that have not been exposed to current technology, so they don't know how many features are lacking or how far behind they are with their user interface. I'm not sure I can add more, but [I feel like] Cornerstone OnDemand [is] a system that has been cobbled together badly, so every single change requires an abundance of steps and "touches" to different parts of the system. I wish you allowed me to rate them "0".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.7
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9
Approval workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View company policy documentation
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Employee recognition
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Pre-built reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The level of automation that's possible within the system makes repetitive tasks like annual training a breeze when configured appropriately.
  • The flexibility of the latest reporting capabilities with Cornerstone OnDemand allows for a vast range of data tracking.
  • With good implementation, the system can essentially be configured to capture, track, and house almost any level or kind of data associated with a user.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
Edward McKay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Kerri Martin | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 25 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
Barbara Rhoades | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
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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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 35 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 9.1
Based on 9 answers
Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
Michael Gabriele | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
Tim Henry | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
Maaike van der Kroon | 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

Cornerstone OnDemand Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

General

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.001
Shift Scheduling$3.001
Timesheets$3.001
Expenses Management$1.501
Recruitment$200.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Product is module. No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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