Cornerstone LMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Cornerstone LMS

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Cornerstone LMS overview

What is Cornerstone LMS?

Cornerstone OnDemand is the only learning solution that supports compliance and employee-driven development training with a robust, configurable learning management system, a native, modern learner experience, curated content subscriptions, and collaborative learning options. With scalable, modern technology and a library of exclusive content that’s constantly evolving, you can equip your organization with the skills to stay relevant.

Robust Learning Management System: Capture compliance training for organizations of any scale, and simplify complexity. Centralize disparate learning efforts with interactive tests and assignments, dynamic group assignments, ILT and vILT scheduling, built-in version control, certifications, mobile capability, support for any content, and reporting to prove organizational impact and be audit-ready.

Modern Learning Experience with a Native LXP: Drive higher adoption and deliver employee-driven development training in a modern, user-friendly interface that provides machine-learning recommended content and the ability for employees to create and share content playlists for social learning.

Exclusive Content Anytime Subscriptions: Reduce the amount of time sourcing and managing content from distributed vendors and equip employees with the high-impact skills needed to stay competitive in the modern workplace. Each subscription is hand curated by our in-house team of subject-matter experts and includes a unique combination of exclusive content you can’t get from anywhere else, including in-house Grovo Microlearning® and content from our strategic partners like TED and CyberU.

Analytics: Prove organizational impact with analytics and reporting, and continuously improve learning initiatives with predictive and diagnostic analysis of workforce data to answer questions on how to develop, promote, manage, gauge performance, retain, and engage employees.

Enable Beyond Your Organization: With Extended Enterprise, extend learning or monetize training and certifications among partners, customers, franchisees, members, and stakeholders beyond your organization. Additionally, enable sales teams within their native environments with Cornerstone for Salesforce.

Integrated Talent Management: Retain, develop, and engage employees with a unified talent management solution, including recruiting, onboarding, and performance.
www.cornerstoneondemand.com

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United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

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Cornerstone LMS screenshot: Fuel the entire employee lifecycle from day one with targeted and personalized content subscriptions from a personalized learning platform.Employee Learning and Development Suite from CornerstoneCornerstone LMS screenshot: Reduce manual efforts by easily assigning training to learners and groups, at scale.Cornerstone LMS screenshot: Gain full visibility to learning with HR analytics to understand which users are taking what training, so you can better optimize your learning programs or content library and drive learning effectiveness.Cornerstone LMS screenshot: Add external content to playlistsCornerstone LMS screenshot: Improve employee engagement with the ability to curate, recommend, and share playlists that include internal and external content around topics of interest.Cornerstone LMS screenshot: Drive increased productivity, social learning, and cross-team communication.

Cornerstone LMS user reviews

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Anonymous

An excellent way to organize and provide employee training.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

We have used the Learning module for a few years and added in the performance and recruiting modules. My focus is on the Learning and Core modules.

Pros
There is so much we can do to improve our employee education / training with the system.

Cons
We are not using the software to it's full extent so there is a lot of clean up to do. We are also part of a larger corporation so I'm not able to use some of the new features without assistance from the lead organization.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Taline G.

Industry Leader in LMS Software - Top Shelf Product with Excellent Customer Service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-17
Review Source: Software Advice

My overall experience with Cornerstone OnDemand has been excellent. I appreciate the training team, support team, client success, and the product team who go above and beyond to respond quickly to client needs. I have undergone several certifications through Cornerstone - the process of training for certifications and working with certification specialists has been an incredible opportunity to upskill my proficiency with the product and apply that knowledge toward optimizing the user experience at my org. I strongly recommend this LMS product to any org seeking to adopt the best LMS on the market.

Pros
Among the LMS products that I have worked with, Cornerstone OnDemand provides the most customizable solution for unique business needs. Cornerstone provides an abundance of training for clients, including hundreds of on demand videos, online courses, online help articles, and virtual instructor led training classes for administrators to upskill their familiarity with the features. Each client is unique, and we have a tremendous ability to tailor the learning experience for end users. At my organization, which is a retail company with 80% un-desked workers, employees love the possibilities for learning in the flow of work, such as with Express Class, and the easy to use AI-supported carousels on Learner Home. Edge Import provides an easy experience for loading historical data and courses into the system in batch. We are able to support 100k+ employees with a core admin team of 4 with smart security configurations and the ability to use custom pages to embed self-service tools for end users and instructors directly within the portal.

Cons
Cornerstone is constantly growing and adapting its product during quarterly releases and they are very inclusive with customer suggestions for future enhancements. There is a lot of thought that goes into release planning and UAT through a stage environment and release ready webinars. Often these enhancements are the direct result of client suggestions that have been upvoted by other clients. It is a huge product with a top talent product management team, and I am always impressed with how the product is updated to adapt to new technologies and industry trends, as well as business needs. I would love to see even more emphasis in the future on release updates to include even more customer suggestions, even though the releases are already very robust.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Johann C.

Simply Awful

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Absolutely awful, once you sign that contract no one responds to you in a timeline manner. You get a lot of "that is how the system is built, can't help you" answers. They have a great sales team and awful everything else.

Pros
Not a lot to be honest. If you have to pick something, it would be their reporting 2.0 tool. When it doesn't freeze or error out, it is simple to use.

Cons
Where to start? Here are just a few highlights: - The worst customer service I'd ever experience working with a vendor. - They take days to reply to emails, same for technical support tickets, even when they are labeled as a high priority. - When you call the support line, their reps are customer service agents who are just reading the same outdated info you find on their documentation online, so useless. -If you need to escalate the issue, prepare to wait 2 days for a reply, the first reply will always be a question about something you already explained on the initial ticket. Then you'll be waiting at least another 48 hrs for an update on their "investigation." - Their compatibility with iPads has become very bad. Since 13.1 came out, we've had nothing but problems with files not loading, 404 errors, server errors, and to make matter worse, expect to wait a week or more to be told, there is nothing they can do. - If you have to set permissions at different levels, good luck figuring out how the hundreds of individual permissions interconnect and how they are dependent on each other. Their own training team can't help you with this area. So if you plan to create any custom permissions that fall outside the few standard positions they have already created, good luck, prepare to spend weeks testing settings. - They refused a 1-year extension and said that they wouldn't consider anything less than 2 and that there would be a significant price increase for less than 3.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Darlene S.

CSOD - Access your learning anywhere/anytime!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall, we are very pleased with our selection and have no plans of leaving this application any time soon. We just resigned for another 5 years, so that speaks volumes to our confidence level with this product.

Pros
We have found that our users required no training to be able to use the Cornerstone software successfully. Given that we have 10,000 employees, this was a key deciding factor when we signed on.

Cons
There’s always going to be small issues that may be frustrating. The one thing that we found is that their customer service/support central is more than adequately prepared to handle anything that comes up.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Keithia K.

Cornerstone LMS not great for complicated builds

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

My experience is both good and bad. Good in that I have gotten used to the way the product works and can maneuver well. Bad in that its tedious work and there are areas where streamlining is needed.

Pros
Cornerstone was an improvement over the LMS platforms we were using 5 years ago. It handles large amounts of learning objects and dynamic assignments well if its simple. It doesn't like complicated assignments. The system works well with a simple set of learning objects assigned to a simple group with a due date. If you need to build a complicated group (one with many parameters), it may not work as well. Also the removal of items is a challenge when you are removing from a large number of transcripts.

Cons
the administration of cornerstone is not straight forward. There are a lot of nuances that come up when you are completing various activities. There is also the inconsistencies with various screens throughout. In some areas you can click check all or uncheck all to select multiple objects. In other areas you cannot and have to click individually, which is time consuming.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Cornerstone LMS pricing

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Pricing information is available on inquiry.

Cornerstone LMS features

Assessment Management
Collaboration Tools
Employee Management
Performance Management
Recruitment Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search/Filter
Training Management

API (642 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (610 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (597 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (426 other apps)
Customizable Branding (400 other apps)
Data Import/Export (451 other apps)
Employee Database (523 other apps)
Employee Profiles (423 other apps)
Mobile Access (480 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (884 other apps)
Self Service Portal (815 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (510 other apps)

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Additional information for Cornerstone LMS

Key features of Cornerstone LMS

  • Instructor-led training
  • Virtual learning
  • Exams
  • Collaborative learning
  • Transcripts
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge capture
  • Social learning programs
  • Curated playlists
  • Personalized content
  • Alerts for recurring training
  • Social tools & discussions
  • Cohort programs
  • Course authoring from best practices
  • Organizational skill matrices
  • Training requests
  • Training assignment
  • Mobile learning
  • Machine learning & A.I.
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Assessment management
  • Certification tracking
  • Compliance management
  • Data visualization
  • Learning management
  • Multi-language
  • Offline access
  • Search filters
  • Self-learning
  • Training management
  • Training tracks
  • Course authoring
  • Certification management
  • Gamification
  • Group training
  • Self-serve reporting & dashboards
  • Employee performance management
  • Performance reports
  • Administrative task management
  • Collaboration tools
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Benefits

More than 30,000 courses are included, from over 20 different content providers, and a range of curated mobile-ready course playlists are built-in.

Content can be personalized to each employee’s location, department, needs, and personal interests.

Employees can set up alerts for any recurring training to ensure they stay up-to-date.

The collaborative platform allows employees to learn together and discuss their training, with cohort programs to provide guided personalized learning for groups, social tools, and badges.

Managers can view organizational skill matrices to identify any skills gaps and assign training to any non-compliant employees.