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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100

SAP SuccessFactors

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Performance Management, Recruiting / ATS
  • SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Succession Planning

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
64 Ratings
7.9
79%
25 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.4
74%
105 Ratings
7.8
78%
27 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

84%
8.5

SAP SuccessFactors

85%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
87 Ratings
8.1
81%
37 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
8.5
85%
42 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
8.3
83%
36 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.8
88%
104 Ratings
8.2
82%
40 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
8.1

SAP SuccessFactors

81%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 9/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
7.9
79%
42 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.2
82%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.4
84%
63 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.3
83%
75 Ratings
8.2
82%
33 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
8.3
83%
42 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
8.0
80%
41 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
7.3
73%
33 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
8.6

SAP SuccessFactors

86%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
8.6
86%
26 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
46 Ratings
8.5
85%
27 Ratings

Candidate search

7.6
76%
49 Ratings
8.7
87%
25 Ratings

Candidate development

7.7
77%
45 Ratings
8.7
87%
25 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%
4.1

SAP SuccessFactors

41%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 8/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
7.9
79%
20 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
7.5
75%
19 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
7.5
75%
14 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
7.5
75%
18 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
7.6
76%
17 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
7.6
76%
20 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
7.9
79%
22 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%

SAP SuccessFactors

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

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

SAP SuccessFactors

78%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
24 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
26 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
26 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
25 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
29 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
21 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
12 Ratings

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

SAP SuccessFactors

82%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
15 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
11 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
16 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
15 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
12 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

SAP SuccessFactors

75%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
18 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
17 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
14 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

SAP SuccessFactors

79%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
21 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
25 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
16 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
17 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
24 Ratings

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP SuccessFactors

84%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

SAP SuccessFactors

69%
SAP SuccessFactors ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
23 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
22 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
20 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
7.6

SAP SuccessFactors

76%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
2.7

SAP SuccessFactors

27%
13 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
2.7

SAP SuccessFactors

27%
3 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

SAP SuccessFactors

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

SAP SuccessFactors

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%
49 Ratings
6.2

SAP SuccessFactors

62%
26 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

SAP SuccessFactors

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
8.0

SAP SuccessFactors

80%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
3.6

SAP SuccessFactors

36%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

SAP SuccessFactors

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

SAP SuccessFactors

Success Factors is really well suited to handling needs of my organization. They've done a good job integrating with our course catalog and making it easy to book courses right from within the application. It falls short in letting managers cascade their objectives easily. When I cascade an objective, the cascaded objective will often inherit comments from my own objective and share them down to my reports - not ideal behavior.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • This software offers us the ability to raise questions during the appraisal cycle, as well as give us an overview of the various steps we follow during the appraisal process and also provides one-stop solutions for all my needs, such as applying for leave and checking salary slips.
  • The onboarding and hiring process was changed with this tool, and it also generated attendance reports and performance reports for employees.
  • There are a number of training courses available in the SAP Learning Hub that can help you improve the configuration. If you are familiar with them then you can easily fix it yourself first. Unless something needs to be modified in Provisioning.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • The app for ios and android have room for improvement. They are aware of the limitations but amount of access and functionality is not where it needs to be.
  • The homepage of Successfactors takes longer to load and refresh itself. Especially true when viewing employee files. That is partially due to how much information is having to show on the page but it still seems to take more time than usual to show each screen.
  • You can't change the amount of time the homepage will lock you out from inactivity. This might seem minuscule but it causes so many painful re-logins and time wasting effort to login again. There currently isn't an option to change the time before lockout.
Adam Kasten, PHR | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 13 answers
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 3 answers
For Key users, it is not really friendly. There are lot of hidden buttons which makes the experience difficult.For end user, it is quite easy.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

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

SAP SuccessFactors

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.5
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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.2
Based on 26 answers
The overall platform could use the updates, so the overall look of it seems more modern. Also, the number of possible customizations could be made more simple to implement. SAP SuccessFactors does have a helpline that is helpful and free. On a positive note, it is beneficial in our performance reviews and recruiting efforts.
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

SAP SuccessFactors

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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 3.6
Based on 1 answer
We had to delay go live of EC due to bad councelling of our implementation partner.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

As a whole, SuccessFactors is tough to beat. It's at its best when all of the modules are working together. There are few competitors that offer the full talent suite.Individually, the quality of the modules can vary. The performance and goal management modules perform well but the recruiting one significantly lags its competitors. The recruiting world has seen a lot of advances in technology over the last few years but these have yet to trickle down into the SuccessFactors module.
Anonymous | 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

SAP SuccessFactors

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

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Visibility to the organization was an immediate impact and socialized the value of the product immediately.
  • A common and aggregated performance process reduced time and energy spent on quarterly goal setting.
  • Consolidating performance to pay outputs reduced time in some manual audit processes.
Tony Deblauwe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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