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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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Workday HCM
9.0
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Workday HCM
9.1
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Workday HCM
8.9
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Workday HCM

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Workday HCM
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Workday HCM
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Workday HCM
7.9
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Workday HCM
8.2
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Workday HCM
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Workday HCM
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Workday HCM
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Workday HCM
8.1
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Workday HCM
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Workday HCM
9.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Workday HCM

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Workday HCM
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Workday HCM
8.8
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Workday HCM
9.2
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Workday HCM
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Workday HCM
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Workday HCM
7.7
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
Workday HCM
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
7.9
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
Workday HCM
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
8.2
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Workday HCM
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Workday HCM
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Workday HCM
7.9
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Workday HCM

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
9.0
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.8
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
9.0
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.3

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.4
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.8
Reimbursement management
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.5

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.7
View company policy documentation
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
9.0
Employee recognition
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.9
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.6

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
8.2

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.5
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.7
Pre-built reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Cornerstone OnDemand
Workday HCM
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

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
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

Workday HCM

  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.8
Based on 12 answers
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
Amanda Easton | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 10 answers
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.3
Based on 44 answers
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
Linda Buckley | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 25 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

  • Gave us almost 4 hours per HR rep back on new hire day 1. We have a start date every 4 weeks and the manual entry of paperwork that was able to be eliminated with Workday has allowed us to put more HR reps in the classroom to aid with more important day 1 tasks.
  • Simplified search - the backend information is now housed in a simple database that allows me to pull with employee first or last name, or user ID.
  • We paid more for this solution, but we've seen a 33% increase in employee interaction since doing so.
Zach Wasson | 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

Workday HCM

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
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Workday HCM
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Workday HCM
8.3

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Workday HCM
10.0

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