Need a cornerstone for your learning management?
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March 24, 2017

Need a cornerstone for your learning management?

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cornerstone OnDemand

We use the Learning module of Cornerstone OnDemand as our internal LMS. We also use Cornerstone OnDemand for certain client-facing training our lawyers provide. The bulk of our users are internal, cross-departmental, mainly staff. As noted, we also support a limited number of external users. The main business purpose for implementing Cornerstone OnDemand was to address weaknesses in an older LMS we used. As a training department, we provide technical training to the firm's staff. We need to be able to deliver live classes and on-demand video and hands-on eLearning. We also need to be able to group training topics into learning plans. We need to be able to track and report on all types of training elements.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is very robust and has a lot of room as the firm grows. This is a big plus if you are starting out and want to add features as you develop your training program.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based, hosted system. This means updates are implemented in the background, no server administration, up-time is excellent, and everything is secure and backed up. In addition, Cornerstone provides two mirror sites where you can test updates and other concepts you would like to implement without affecting users.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a total HRD/HRM package with several different modules. For large organizations who have a lot of HR needs, Cornerstone offers all the support you need. The modules are designed to work seamlessly and share data according to the needs of the organization.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a very strong security system. Security parameters can be set on people and objects. This allows a lot of strength and flexibility.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is a bit difficult to navigate for new users and infrequent users. Most of the people who need to access our LMS do so only occasionally: once a month or so. There are a lot of clicks involved in getting to the training modules they want to consume.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand's reporting capabilities are fairly broad, but rather difficult to run. It takes a lot of effort to get the most necessary reports for our team. Some reports we need are not needed regularly, so creating reports on the fly is important. Cornerstone OnDemand could improve that portion.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand doesn't provide enough flexibility on graphic design. They do have templates, but the templates are not easy to implement and require an outside vendor to put in place. This is a cost we don't have room for, despite the desire to make the experience more interesting and comfortable for our users.
  • One of the main reasons we switched to Cornerstone OnDemand was to deliver video training seamlessly. Cornerstone OnDemand has been able to support most of the video training we do. This has allowed us a single source delivery point, lowering the costs of having multiple delivery providers for SCORM and non-SCORM compliant content.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is far more difficult to administer for our trainers. This has taken up more time from training operations. Cornerstone OnDemand takes approximately 20% more effort to maintain, enroll, and communicate with our users and regional support staff across our nine offices.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a robust reporting system that is too difficult to use. We spend 65% more time getting reporting than we did with our previous LMS.
  • UniversitySite and AccordLMS
Cornerstone OnDemand provides a full-service HRD system. This was a big plus. AccordLMS has a simpler interface, but seemed to lack in the ability to maintain classrooms in multiple locations. Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based, hosted system. A hosted system was important to us for resource management reasons. Although UnivseritySite offered a hosted version, the overall tools were not adequate. Video delivery was poor in UniversitySite, but strong in Cornerstone OnDemand. AccordLMS didn't provide a hosted solution.
Cornerstone OnDemand is well suited for large organizations with plenty of money to implement all the features you want and need. It is also well suited for organizations that need all of their modules, all the security features, and all of the various built-in reporting. It is also well suited for organizations with a full-service IT group to implement daily data loads and single sign-on. Cornerstone OnDemand is less well suited for small organizations without the IT support and for organizations who only need a simple place to serve up content. Cornerstone OnDemand is also not well suited for quick yet detailed, on-the-fly reporting.

Cornerstone OnDemand Feature Ratings

New hire portal
4
Manager tracking tools
5
Compliance tracking and reporting
9
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Subordinate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated
Performance plans
Not Rated
Plan weighting
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Rater nomination workflow
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Workflow restrictions
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Reporting
Not Rated
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
Candidate ranking
Not Rated
Candidate search
Not Rated
Candidate development
Not Rated
Job Requisition Management
Not Rated
Company Website Posting
Not Rated
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Customized Application Form
Not Rated
Resume Management
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Candidate Search
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
Not Rated
Collaboration
Not Rated
Task Creation and Delegation
Not Rated
Email Templates
9
User Permissions
Not Rated
Notifications and Alerts
Not Rated
Reporting
5