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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Onboarding

    7.8

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    78%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/3 features

    New hire portal

    7.5
    75%
    64 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    7.4
    74%
    105 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance tracking and reporting

    8.5
    85%
    115 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    8.4

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    84%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    8.0
    80%
    87 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subordinate goal setting

    8.2
    82%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    8.5
    85%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    8.3
    83%
    87 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    8.7
    87%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    8.2

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    82%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Performance plans

    8.0
    80%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    8.1
    81%
    89 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    8.1
    81%
    58 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    8.1
    81%
    87 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    8.6
    86%
    79 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    8.7
    87%
    77 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    7.8
    78%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    7.9

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    79%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    8.3
    83%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    7.9
    79%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate search

    7.6
    76%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate development

    7.7
    77%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    6.5

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    65%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    6.3
    63%
    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

    6.0
    60%
    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%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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
    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.3

    SumTotal Talent Development

    33%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Employee Self Service

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    HR Reporting

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    10%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    83%
    242 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    97%
    35 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    86%
    35 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    7.3

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    73%
    5 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    6.4

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    64%
    5 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    66%
    49 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    86%
    4 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    90%
    8 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    90%
    18 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.2

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    82%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
    • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
    • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
    • Reporting is complicated.
    • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
    • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
    • Support for the product is lacking.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 6.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
    Kimberly Barricklow | 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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 3.0
    Based on 4 answers
    We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
    • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
    • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
    • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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