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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

Totara LMS

  • Pretty easy to use and loads plug-ins that can give you some useful functionality - also the fact that everyone who uses Totara LMS can create plug-ins as they come up with new ways of using the LMS makes it a dynamic environment. If you need a piece of functionality, ask around - someone may have developed it already as a plug-in, or you can work with your vendor to create it yourself. It's not expensive to add new plug-ins, although creating them costs a little more, it's well worth it for the end result — lots of support and user groups available to share ideas and learn from.
  • Easy to add your own courses, quizzes, and resources, and easy to add external courses using the integration options.
  • In my experience, you have to bring the reports into Excel to properly analyze the data, so they do need to do a bit more work on reporting.
Andrea Lambell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Totara LMS
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Totara LMS
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Totara LMS
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Totara LMS

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Totara LMS
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Totara LMS
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Totara LMS
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Totara LMS
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Totara LMS
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Totara LMS

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Totara LMS
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Totara LMS
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Totara LMS
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Totara LMS
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Totara LMS

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Totara LMS
8.1
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Totara LMS
9.0
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Totara LMS
9.0
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Totara LMS
8.0
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Totara LMS
9.0
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Totara LMS
6.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Totara LMS
8.0
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Totara LMS
7.0
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Totara LMS
10.0
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Totara LMS
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Totara LMS
6.0
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Totara LMS
7.0

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

Totara LMS

  • Easy user interface with good ability to brand to your own environment.
  • Relatively easy to administrate yourself.
Andrea Lambell | 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

Totara LMS

  • Reporting can be a little inflexible - sometimes, the report cannot be customized to have all the columns you need as they are not available from that area of the LMS.
  • Graphic reporting needs some more work to be a bit more professional looking.
Andrea Lambell | 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

Totara LMS

No score
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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

Totara LMS

No score
No answers yet
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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

Totara LMS

No score
No answers yet
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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

Totara LMS

No score
No answers yet
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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

Totara LMS

Totara LMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to access both local support and support/advice from other Totara LMS users as we keep in regular contact as a part of the totara government users group. Our vendor also keeps in touch with this group and a lot of knowledge is shared. It's easy to access the Totara LMS users academy, and one of my administrators has also set up a local forum where they ask each other questions and share knowledge as well. Our vendor is easy to access via our support plan and we have monthly catch-ups with our account manager where we hear about anything new coming up.
Andrea Lambell | 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

Totara LMS

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Totara LMS

No score
No answers yet
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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

Totara LMS

No answers on this topic

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

Totara LMS

No score
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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

Totara LMS

  • Compliance risk has noticeably decreased as we are now sitting at about 96% compliance.
  • Overall training spend markedly decreased as we can give people access to online alternatives
Andrea Lambell | 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

Totara LMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Totara LMS
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Totara LMS

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Totara LMS

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Totara LMS

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Totara LMS

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Totara LMS
10.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Totara LMS

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Totara LMS

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Totara LMS

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Totara LMS

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