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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 7.9 out of 100

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

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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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

I've used Ultimate for many years and have seen it grow and improve through the years, from basic HR/Payroll to a full HR/Talent Suite offering. I would definitely recommend it to those who have a good knowledge of HR/payroll themselves. It is different than using a payroll service such as ADP or Paycom, and I prefer Ultimate, but if an organization needs more hand-holding, Ultimate may not be the best solution.
Judy Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.5
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.6
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.4
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.5
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.7
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.2
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.7
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.6
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.5
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.0
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.4
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.2
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.0
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.4
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.4
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.9
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.4
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.9
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
6.8
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.0
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.6
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.2
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.9
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.1
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.2
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.3
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.4
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.9
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.1
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.3
Reimbursement management
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.6
Approval workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.2

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.9
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
9.1
View company policy documentation
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.2
Employee recognition
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.7

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
6.9
Tracking of all physical assets
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
6.9

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.7
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.9
Pre-built reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.3

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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

  • Business Intelligence reporting: it allows for point in time and can report on all data fields within the database.
  • Salary Planning: this has allowed us to take a completely manual process with excel spreadsheets and make it an online process with approvals and workflows. Once approved the data automatically flows over to the employee's HR record. This has saved a lot of time for the managers, Human Resources, and Payroll.
  • On boarding: we have taken a paper process and made it completely paperless.
  • Configurable: the ability to create our own fields for data specific to us, and place those fields on current screens for updating and reporting.
Tracy Ratcliffe | 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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

  • With the training feature, you can get to it from the main UltiPro login, but you can't get back to the main screen in UltiPro from the training menu. It's a one way link.
  • Setting up security access is very individual. This can be good so that you can define what each user actually needs, but it is tedious so that you can't just assign a pre-defined set of rules for a role and assign it to a list of individuals wholesale.
  • The benefits administration feature would be better if it would total up your costs for you as you chose your benefits from the available lists. You don't get a total until the end, which isn't ideal.
Mallori Barg | 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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 9.0
Based on 179 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 8.8
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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 8.4
Based on 104 answers
Ultipro is by far the very best HCM solution that I've used, and I don't mind acting as a point of contact to anyone that might be interested in hearing from an actual user about my experiences with the suite. Ultipro can pretty much handle anything that you throw at it, while ensuring that what you throw at it is compliant with federal and state regulations. It really is quite simple to use and only gets easier to use the more you use it obviously. I would encourage anyone that is having issues with the suite to partner with their customer success manager to tackle anything that is at any point problematic.
Juan Osegueda | 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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 9.2
Based on 119 answers
In the 3+ years that we've been live in UltiPro, I believe the core HR/Payroll module went down one time. I don't recall how long it was down for, possibly an hour or two, but thankfully it was not during a payroll week for us so it did not impact us significantly. Other than that, there are some minor outages every once in a while with the Recruiting application, but the communication when those outages occur is very good so you always get status updates.
Jack Klott, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 8.4
Based on 318 answers
For our size, we have a lot of issues with the performance overall. There have been a few times where the system has had an upgrade, and the new code is great for smaller organizations, but for us, it has the opposite effect and the entire page refuses to load quickly (Like pay statements). We have a replicated database for our reporting tool, as it cannot work off the regular database and report back. we often have to engage with customs to get large or complicated reports to run. Our UTA product is slow as well, due to the size of our database and we have had issues with it going down in the past due to that.
Ann Aguirre | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 7.8
Based on 622 answers
My favorite part of the support is that here is a rapid response number that we can call if we have a payroll related issue and will be able to speak to a real person to get our issue addressed.
Bonnie Downey | 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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 9.0
Based on 81 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 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 8.2
Based on 183 answers
There is a whole website dedicated to training with UltiPro and they have coined it UltiUniversity. You have the option to take self-paced training where you listen and watch videos or you can take an online instructor-led course and ask questions throughout the training. I think both methods with UltiPro work well and I would highly recommend going with what you prefer.
Robert W. Staples, III., P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 8.6
Based on 143 answers
UltiPro made it very easy to implement. I implemented UltiPro on my own (as we were short-handed), in addition to my other duties, and was able to stay on track with our original implementation timeline. The process is laid out in a very detailed method. This was by far the most thorough and easiest implementation that I have been through
Staci Drilling,SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

Payroll is key for me, and UltiPro has that sewn up as far as efficiency and accuracy. I wouldn't consider anyone else at this point and I will never go back to mainframe processing again.
Michelle Ober | 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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro) 9.1
Based on 78 answers
Ultipro has great scalability overall. The core functionality of Ultipro allows for easy replication, while also providing room for customization that is often required during acquisitions/additions of new business units. The only drawback in scalability, is that by design, Ultipro requires knowledgeable end users and internal resources to execute. Although Ultipro provides immense support and service to its customers in all organizational phases, without the proper internal development, scalability could be hampered. At the same time, this is what I personally love about the product; the ability to work within a DIY environment during expansion while still having access to subject matter experts when needed.
Daniel Eagen, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

No answers on this topic

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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

UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)

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
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
9.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
9.2

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.4

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
7.8

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
9.0

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.2

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
8.6

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Pro (formerly Ultimate Software UltiPro)
9.1

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