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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

If your organization has either solid cross-functional business processes or you are moving in that direction, Cornerstone OnDemand will serve your needs well. If, however, you will need to operate the system within a highly self-contained silo, you may not be able to fully realize the benefits of the system and may struggle to find the value.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho People

If you have a really small company and don't have a ton of HR needs, Zoho People works well. Otherwise, you'll need a more in-depth/robust HR platform like Zenefits to take care of everything you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Zoho People
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Zoho People
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Zoho People
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Zoho People

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Zoho People
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Zoho People
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Zoho People
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Zoho People
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Zoho People
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Zoho People
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Zoho People
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Zoho People
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Zoho People
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Zoho People
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Zoho People

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Zoho People
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Zoho People
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Zoho People
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Zoho People
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Zoho People

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Zoho People
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Zoho People
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Zoho People
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Zoho People
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Zoho People
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Zoho People
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Zoho People
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Zoho People
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Zoho People
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Zoho People
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Zoho People
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Zoho People
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Zoho People

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Zoho People
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Zoho People
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Zoho People
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Zoho People
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Zoho People
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Zoho People
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Zoho People
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Zoho People

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Permissions - Almost everything within the tool is permissionable, which allows us to show only needed pieces to employees.
  • Releases - The quarterly release cycle is communicated very well with enough supporting documentation to gain knowledge of what is happening and prepare your org prior to upgrades.
  • Flexibility - The system is very flexible to meet many needs of a diverse organization. There are built-in pieces that can be adapted to fit a need and fill gaps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho People

  • The time-tracking feature is really helpful, and it's great that you can use that feature from the app.
  • We also use Zoho Recruit for applications, so Zoho People was a logical choice for managing HR information for our staff and members, and the two integrate really well together.
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho People

  • Time off importing/functionality is difficult to navigate
  • Hiring/onboarding is not great at all
  • Overall UX is confusing
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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 4 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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
Based on 4 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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.2
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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
Based on 5 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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 19 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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho People

We only use Zoho People because it is part of our Zoho One suite. We originally used Zenefits, which was great for hiring/onboarding, and we currently use Employee Navigator to manage benefits and PTO, which is much easier to use than Zoho People. As of now, Zoho People is very buggy when it comes to managing PTO and there is currently no real benefits management or onboarding process that's easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho People

  • For us, the time/attendance tracking function of Zoho People has done a lot to increase accountability for scheduling and attendance. Since we are a volunteer staff, scheduling can be difficult, and this has made it so much easier to quantify and track everyone's weekly time commitments.
Hope Cutchins | 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

Zoho People

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Zoho People
3.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Zoho People

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Zoho People

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
Zoho People

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Zoho People

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
Zoho People

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
Zoho People

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Zoho People

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
Zoho People

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