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Cornerstone OnDemand

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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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
SumTotal Talent Development
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
SumTotal Talent Development

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
SumTotal Talent Development
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

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

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

  • 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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 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 8.8
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

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 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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.1
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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 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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

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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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

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

* One-time fee

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
4.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
SumTotal Talent Development

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
SumTotal Talent Development
6.1

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
SumTotal Talent Development

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
SumTotal Talent Development

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
SumTotal Talent Development

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