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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100

UKG Ready

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning
  • UKG Ready ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%
6.7

UKG Ready

67%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

7.5
75%
64 Ratings
6.8
68%
89 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.4
74%
105 Ratings
6.5
65%
71 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

84%
6.4

UKG Ready

64%
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
6.4
64%
45 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.7
87%
104 Ratings
6.4
64%
51 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
7.0
70%
60 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
6.9
69%
55 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
7.3
73%
60 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
7.6
76%
62 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
6.9
69%
48 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
5.3

UKG Ready

53%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
5.3
53%
18 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%
7.0

UKG Ready

70%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
7.1
71%
59 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
7.3
73%
59 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
6.4
64%
43 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
7.1
71%
42 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
6.8
68%
46 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
6.8
68%
62 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
7.5
75%
66 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%

UKG Ready

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
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
130 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
126 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
124 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
116 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
93 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
113 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
92 Ratings

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

UKG Ready

79%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
135 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
82 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
44 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
103 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
104 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
99 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
120 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
127 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
110 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

UKG Ready

79%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 4/4 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
121 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
126 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
103 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
105 Ratings

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
51 Ratings

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/2 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
136 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
136 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, In-Person Training, Online Training, Implementation Rating
  • UKG Ready is rated higher in 4 areas: Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
169 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
9.0

UKG Ready

90%
11 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
47 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings
9.2

UKG Ready

92%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
49 Ratings
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
123 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
2 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
8.5

UKG Ready

85%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
6.7

UKG Ready

67%
11 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
2 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 Ready

UKG Ready is well suited for multi-location companies that are in jurisdictions as it provides a great platform for company-wide communication while also still having very clear options for location-based customizations that are required legally. I would say that it's been extremely effective for us as a company that has grown from ~400 employees when we implemented to over 500 in the past year, and it's been instrumental in giving us the ability to grow. I think UKG Ready is not well suited for small companies that have fewer than 50 employees due to the high PEPM cost.
Lexi Papastamos, aPHR | 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 Ready

  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
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

UKG Ready

  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
Sara Tilkens | 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 Ready

General

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

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 Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 11 answers
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
Mike Tynes | 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 Ready

UKG Ready 7.8
Based on 47 answers
The improvements have made some of my previous challenges easier...the new layout definitely makes it easier and you can toggle between different views. Some of the new features in recruitment have made things easier for our hiring managers...they really seem to like these features.
Sandy Weiland | 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 Ready

UKG Ready 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | 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 Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
Based on 14 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
Mary Quade | 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 Ready

UKG Ready 7.6
Based on 123 answers
If I was only rating support itself that would be a 10. Every support case I have entered has been addressed efficiently and with the desired result. On the implementation and transition to support there were multiple issues that those doing the implementation or transition could not answer or workflows and various settings left undone only to be discovered later. We implemented 3 different modules and the expertise we got for each one varied widely.
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.6
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | 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 Ready

UKG Ready 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | 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 Ready

UKG Ready 6.7
Based on 11 answers
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
Anonymous | 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 Ready

Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products, like UKG Ready, when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. UKG Ready's integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
Troy Valenzuela | 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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Ready

  • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready.
  • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the UKG Ready Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
  • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG Ready does.
  • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
  • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days, which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely, we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
  • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
Jennifer O'Brien | TrustRadius Reviewer

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