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What Is Cornerstone LMS?

Cornerstone Learning helps you provide a connected learning and growth experience for your people. With intentional AI for making people extraordinary, create a personalized development resource that inspires and accelerates transformation. Get a solution designed to dynamically understand your users, connect them to personalized opportunities for growth, and help them develop the skills that will get them from here to there.

Who Uses Cornerstone LMS?

Commercial, Enterprise, SLED and Federal Governments, along with industries that rely on regulatory compliance and knowledge work (Life Sciences, Healthcare, Tech, Manufacturing, Finance, etc.).

Where can Cornerstone LMS be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Located in Santa Monica, US
  • Founded in 1999

Cornerstone LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 203 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish and 32 others

Cornerstone LMS pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Cornerstone LMS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

About the vendor

  • Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Located in Santa Monica, US
  • Founded in 1999

Cornerstone LMS support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 203 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish and 32 others

Cornerstone LMS videos and images

Cornerstone LMS Software - Web sourced content
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Cornerstone LMS Software - Reporting and analytics
Cornerstone LMS Software - Mobile learning
Cornerstone LMS Software - Create learning assignments
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Cornerstone LMS Software - Web sourced content
Cornerstone LMS Software - Auto-curated learning and career pathways
Cornerstone LMS Software - Reporting and analytics
Cornerstone LMS Software - Mobile learning
Cornerstone LMS Software - Create learning assignments

Features of Cornerstone LMS

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Course Authoring Software
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Schools
  • Gamification Software
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Gradebook Software
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning Software
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Tests
  • Performance Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self-Learning
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Learning
  • Succession Planning Software
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Virtual Classroom Software

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Reviews of Cornerstone LMS

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.1
Value for Money
3.9

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Tina
Tina
LMS Administrator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Biotechnology, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Product Overall

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Prior to Cornerstone, we didn't have a single place where people could interact and see all of their training. We have leveraged certifications so that expiration dates are easy to find as well as utilizing playlists to help people get topical resources easily.

Pros:

The UI is great for an end user and allows for the flexibility needed in terms of Welcome and Custom Pages to get the information across. The Learner Home makes it easy for end users to find content they are interested in in a format they are used to. As an Admin it provides lots of features to automate the experience and leverage the data in the system.

Cons:

Support can sometimes be less than helpful. There are also times when the road map changes are not publicized enough so you may be hoping for a project on the roadmap that then doesn't appear.

Ruben
Ruben
HR Tech and People Analytics in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services Software, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One of the best learning tools for companies!

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall I am very happy with the tool chosen and would recommend it to others. I think the continuous improvements make it a platform with a lot of potential that we will be with for a long time to come.

Pros:

continuous innovations and adaptations to the needs of companies and employees. As a training platform it is very solid and complete.

Cons:

Some changes cannot be made, but adapting can be achieved.

Alternatives Considered: SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reasons for Choosing Cornerstone LMS: little flexibility and little exploitation of the information contained therein

Switched From: Talentia HCM

Reasons for Switching to Cornerstone LMS: because we wanted to have several modules integrated in one place. Both training, selection and development we have everything with Cornerstone and we believe it is the best solution to have it unified for reporting and integrations. We also believe that it is a world-renowned and highly valued provider and that gave us security.

Johann
Learning Manager in US
Real Estate, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Simply Awful

1.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Taline
Sr. Learning Technology Analyst in US
Supermarkets, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

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

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Cornerstone OnDemand Response

3 years ago

Hi Taline, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate having a champion like you and are happy to be a small part of the success at Whole Foods. I'm so glad you found value in the all the training we provide for clients. Your continued learning has made you so knowledgeable about Cornerstone and we are here to support you in any way you need!

Darlene
LMS Administrator in US
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

CSOD - Access your learning anywhere/anytime!

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Alternatives Considered: HealthStream Learning Center

Reasons for Choosing Cornerstone LMS: Our product was sunsetted and we decided it was a good time to put out an RFP and see what other vendors had to offer.

Switched From: SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reasons for Switching to Cornerstone LMS: The main deciding factor was the fact that CSOD is constantly investing into their application. Each year, they put out a roadmap of new features, and have a quarterly update that keeps our application current and constantly improved.