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1245 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100

UKG Pro

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%
8.3

UKG Pro

83%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
64 Ratings
8.4
84%
499 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.4
74%
105 Ratings
8.2
82%
402 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

84%
7.8

UKG Pro

78%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
87 Ratings
7.9
79%
261 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
7.9
79%
323 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
7.6
76%
226 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.7
87%
104 Ratings
7.8
78%
303 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 8/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
8.1
81%
372 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
7.8
78%
292 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
8.2
82%
391 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
8.1
81%
356 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
8.2
82%
299 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
7.5

UKG Pro

75%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
7.1
71%
135 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
46 Ratings
7.6
76%
141 Ratings

Candidate search

7.6
76%
49 Ratings
7.7
77%
141 Ratings

Candidate development

7.7
77%
45 Ratings
7.5
75%
134 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 8/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
8.1
81%
396 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
8.7
87%
380 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
8.0
80%
301 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
8.3
83%
354 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
7.5
75%
293 Ratings

Candidate Search

5.9
59%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
8.4
84%
380 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
7.9
79%
355 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%

UKG Pro

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
8.2

UKG Pro

82%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
672 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
699 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
675 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
663 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
586 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
602 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
473 Ratings

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

UKG Pro

85%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
652 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
303 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
173 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
592 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
645 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
525 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
60 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

UKG Pro

78%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
461 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
484 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
399 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

UKG Pro

86%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
709 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
713 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
509 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
257 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
698 Ratings

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

UKG Pro

71%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
173 Ratings

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

UKG Pro

72%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
656 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
667 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
452 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 4 areas: Usability, In-Person Training, Online Training, Implementation Rating
  • UKG Pro is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability
  • Cornerstone OnDemand and UKG Pro are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
8.5

UKG Pro

85%
865 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
9.7

UKG Pro

97%
190 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
7.8

UKG Pro

78%
148 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings
9.0

UKG Pro

90%
128 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings
8.4

UKG Pro

84%
479 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
49 Ratings
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
785 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
83 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
8.0

UKG Pro

80%
195 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
8.4

UKG Pro

84%
152 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings
8.8

UKG Pro

88%
89 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

UKG Pro

I love that UKG [Pro] is open to new ideas and implementing changes based on client feedback. UKG [Pro] has a very robust reporting and analytic database with BI reporting. [The] platform is setup to handle the full life cycle of employees and is very user-friendly. UKG [Pro] is always upgrading and coming up with new products to enhance [the] user and admin experience.
Tonia Douglas | 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

UKG Pro

  • People Analytics reporting is great - with the Cognos Analytics background to create all types of reporting; from dashboards to simple reporting
  • Employee Self Service - allowing the employee to own their information and providing helpful space for them to maintain it with the web and mobile app
  • Manager Self Service - putting information in Managers' hands in order to get them to make the best decisions on their personnel. The roles that add the My Team menu allow Managers to see Talent, Job, Compensation, and other information for all their folks and also compare to the rest of the team.
Richard Grossman | 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

UKG Pro

  • From what I've recently seen, some of the new models of time clocks offered by UKG are not as user-friendly as previous models that will soon no longer be supported. We are still waiting on further info on other options/clocks that won't extend the time it takes our hourly employees to enter new time/projects that they are working on.
Wendy Thompson | 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

UKG Pro

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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 9.7
Based on 190 answers
We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
Bailey Thomas | 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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 7.8
Based on 148 answers
There is a lot of functionality that we still have not been able to take advantage of due to getting our system up and running. Customer Service is a little strained at the moment due to the recent M&A's. I expect that things will get better in due time as we become more familiar with the system and customer service improves.
Chanel M Nelson, MHRM | 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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 9.0
Based on 128 answers
I've found Ultipro to be completely reliable. Outages are typically planned to occur on weekends and only once did I have connections issues connecting Citrix to the server where our environment was housed, but within the hour connection was restored. I think that's a pretty good track record, considering I've used the suite daily for over three years. Especially when processing payroll--say the internet goes down in the middle of you performing a task... Ultipro is able to recognize that a connection error occurred and quickly restores the process that was running, avoiding lost productivity.
Juan Osegueda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.4
Based on 479 answers
Normally UKG Pro loads quickly. We had been having major issues with reports running in a timely manner but recently they broke out our virtual server to another instance where is wasn't sharing resources and that seems to have helped reporting run more efficiently.
Christi Wehby | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.1
Based on 785 answers
Support is quick to respond and helpful when you don't understand how to use or implement their response. They are great at following up and checking in as well as escalating cases when they are more urgent and need more attention.
Jeremy Johnson | 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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.1
Based on 83 answers
I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
Rachel Russ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.0
Based on 195 answers
I love that it's free and flexible. Some of it could have a little more hands-on and have trainers that can answer different scenarios. If the trainer has not been a user, they may not always be able to relate. In most cases they do a great job at answering questions.
Judy Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.4
Based on 152 answers
Make sure you have all of your tax account information with all the states you are registered in available and that you are knowledgeable about the filing status, frequency, etc. We had some unique challenges with our state unemployment tax set up that I was not aware of and needed to be addressed prior to going live. Working with the state unemployment office can be a challenge.
Jack Klott, SHRM-SCP | 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

UKG Pro

UKG Pro won hands-down. The flexibility, the family feel of the partnership, the customer support model, the reporting, the scalability, and the custom-programming needs of company-specific items were all much better than the competitors. The cost comparison also came in either close to or less than the others so the cost/benefit FAR outweighed the competitors.
Aaron White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

UKG Pro

  • UKG has many great features that help streamline our processes and help us to better manage our time. We are excited to be adding the case management and file management this year and our hope is this will benefit all departments.
Victoria Tourangeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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