|Company Status:||Public (CSOD)|
|Employees on LinkedIn:||1,784|
|Headquarters:||Santa Monica, CA|
Cornerstone's origins are in Learning Management, but today they offer a full range of talent management capabilities via the Cornerstone OnDemand SaaS platform, which is geared towards global enterprises. Cornerstone OnDemand is Top Rated by reviewers at mid-sized companies and enterprises. Cornerstone also offers a separate product for small businesses, Cornerstone Growth Edition, renamed after the 2012 acquisition of Sonar6 for $14M.
In 2014, Cornerstone OnDemand acquired a big data/machine learning company called Evolv for $42m. Over the past 12 months, Cornerstone has begun releasing predictive analytics dashboards, based on the machine learning capabilities garnered in the Evolv acquisition. So far, they have released dashboards for Learning (to predict future compliance risk, for example), Performance (for predictive succession), and Career Planning (for employees to understand the likely impact of certain career moves, or understand which trainings etc. could help them achieve career goals). Beyond layering in predictive analytics, the vendor says that in the last 4-5 years the Cornerstone platform has undergone a dramatic product shift towards consumerization, which is intended to increase end-user adoption—aka employee engagement—beyond HR administrators.
Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, Cornerstone OnDemand is:
A good fit for: Mid-sized companies and enterprises that want to work with a single talent management vendor and have complex needs and/or an integrated strategy around learning, performance management, and succession planning
Most compared to: SuccessFactors Talent Solutions, Workday HCM, Oracle PeopleSoft HCM, and Oracle HCM Cloud
Find detailed user ratings of Cornerstone OnDemand's talent management features here.
|Cornerstone OnDemand Pros||Cornerstone OnDemand Cons|
|Very robust LMS
||Editing records; data cleanliness
||Reporting has room for improvement
|Transitioning from a previous learning system
|Course distribution & email notifications
Cornerstone releases new features and enhancements on a quarterly basis. This pace of development gives us a great opportunity to innovate and improve our products rapidly. One area that continues to receive lots of attention is the way we approach reporting and analytics. The Cornerstone talent management system now includes a full suite of reporting and analytics tools that we intend to keep improving release after release. No matter what kind of data needs clients have, Cornerstone can extract the right data or prescriptive insights at the best – whether that's historical data reporting or true predictive talent analytics (and everything in between).
To that end, we now have four distinct reporting products in Cornerstone:
- Cornerstone Reporting – real-time standard and custom reports embedded within Cornerstone
- Cornerstone View – highly visual dashboards that can easily slice/ dice talent information
- Cornerstone Insights – predictive and prescriptive analytics for making better talent decisions
- Cornerstone Planning – workforce and headcount planning beyond that stale old spreadsheet
Of course, reporting and analytics is just one area seeing serious investment in the coming months, but it's an important one as the significance of data keeps growing in terms of how HR and talent management professionals make meaningful business decisions.