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Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

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The same can be said for Cornerstone OnDemand. The hype on the product was huge, after all, the company’s revenue has increased significantly over the past two years. Search Connect – their search capability within the product. Product in general. Yet the product prefers to go with the toolbar and sub set of options. The line to get in was long. Admin.

#iel12 Learning onDemand

In the Middle of the Curve

think about learning objectives (we are essentially trying to control others - yipee) Information is not learning or training - How many people learn from books? - How many people figure out how to do things by reading? - Yet as instructional designers - we are worried about engagement, objectives, etc ID is not the gatekeeper of learning (sorry folks) So what can we do that is more productive? We need to look at the entire performance ecosystem) Can we "create" learning? Impossible - Do you "create" learning for yourself or do you "learn" for yourself. Who is still gonna get let go?

The Cornerstone Effect

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First off let me be clear, this post is not about the  Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. Talk to the vendors who pitch this term as if it is similar to your city being destroyed by Godzilla, and you will find that it similarly aligns with Cornerstone OnDemand’s platform. Perception can go a long way in any industry.  It can make or break any product. You either buy all their products or as much as you can OR you go against them and buy Android OS devices and non Apple products, including Microsoft PCs.

Why Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

Other than your supplier’s new products and services, what is there left to learn? Vincent Belliveau , general manager at Cornerstone OnDemand , links continuous learning to employee engagement, which, he argues, results in greater productivity, reduced turnover, and a better company reputation. Why should you keep on learning? Learning and work have merged.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

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identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name),  Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). Cornerstone OnDemand –  The whole separate Salesforce solution makes little sense to me, considering the number of vendors who have API or used Salesforce Canvas in their systems and thus it is a part of it. Cornerstone OnDemand. The previous, Growth Engineering is still a phenomenal product, much more than just gamification.  Not everyone gets in. Not in.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D


CIPD/Cornerstone OnDemand Annual Learning and Development Survey : “The future of L&D is changing and employers, now more than ever, are aligning learning and developing initiatives to business strategy.” This report discusses the key findings of the CIPD/Cornerstone OnDemand Annual L&D Survey. The result? What are the factors that are triggering these changes? Quotes. Videos.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

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Ask someone to name a few LMSs or at least one, and I suspect it will be Cornerstone OnDemand or SumTotal.   To me, these are brand names.  If they are in education/higher education it is likely to be Blackboard or Instructure, which some folks refer to as Canvas. People either love or hate Cornerstone OnDemand, SumTotal Learn, Saba, SuccessFactors. And if yes, what verticals? UI/UX.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

Here are some resources that I found that may help: LMS eCommerce Solution Product Review: Litmos LMS LMS For SMBs And Training Companies – A Year On, Is It Still The Same? What’s hurting the LMS market 2010 LMS Products of the Year LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers Low Cost LMS - Help Needed Why it’s hard to find an LMS LMS Spotlight: Topyx LMS vendors: R u hearing us? I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They are early stage, so low-cost would be good.

Readers Q&A on E-Learning

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Cornerstone OnDemand. When you play that game, you will lose – and lose big. Q: We use Cornerstone OnDemand for our LMS and have to ask – where do you see them today? A:  I see them quite differently than many of my peers, because I have to look at them wearing two different hats: Analyst. However, the people I have spoken with at CoD tell me that Learning Cloud (the LMS) is their biggest seller in their product line. This last quarter saw the most questions ever asked, which was quite cool, but made it difficult to select which ones would appear this quarter.

B2B Top Five LMSs

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Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. give it an edge over Cornerstone OnDemand, who still has major UI challenges to solve among some other items, and while their e-commerce is extremely extensive, if it and the admin side for that matter overwhelms you, then not even a great e-commerce will work.   I admit I love lists.  I’m one of those people who sees a book of lists about anything and then I must have it. Yep, people love lists. Yet, other times, the list carries value and benefit. 

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

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Between the two systems, I am leaning more towards LMS365, just because I honestly believe it has a future in the SharePoint space much more so than their other product (nothing against it, but…).   I mean ELF SharePoint LMS isn’t going anywhere,  but again, this is just my opinion, LMS365 is a new take with the integration of Office 365. Oh, strategic learning, extended enterprise and compliance are all included in their LMS.  I’m not sure why they “appear” as separate products on their site. Cornerstone OnDemand. Anyway, the product is dated.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

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When I talk about a LMS, I am saying specifically a learning management system and the vendors themselves should see their own product first and foremost as a LMS, not as a TM/PM or whatever.  There is a wide assumption that if a product sells a lot it means that it is better than anyone else.  Yet if you look at the marketplace of any consumer product you will see that is not always the case. But can you tell me it is a better made product than BMW, which has less sales than Honda? From a general product standpoint, go take a look at or Consumer Reports.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

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Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line). Cornerstone OnDemand (needs a universal UI enhancement, cleaner and easier to use admin side, forward thinking features, but does have some nice wins including drag and drop for admin). Cornerstone OnDemand. This is a new every other month segment, where some LMSs are listed and insight into a variety of items is presented.  In future posts, three random systems will land a “quick take” mini review. . Let’s begin. Issue #1, Vol 1, Vendors 5. Instructure Bridge.

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Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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The user interface is slick and feature wise the product has a lot to offer. I see them in the mid size market, 1,000-10,000 users, but again can easily go 10,000 and more users – so don’t let that be a deal breaker if you are checking them out.  Back for another installment of the rankings. The final rankings will be the top 25 LMSs of 2013, will be posted in December.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

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Numerous vendors posted a full demo of their product on my site.  If you (i.e. Cornerstone OnDemand (#24),  Saba (#50). In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20.  Not anymore.  Below are my top 20 rankings for 2013-14. Before the Top 20, here are the. Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14.  One of these vendors is listed in my top 50. Their name begins with a M and sounds like Noodle. 1. Moodle -  Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source.  Moodle ranks #46. 2.  Notables.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

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According to a source, SumTotal is coming out with a new revamped version – including UI in 2016.  My source tells me that this new version is in production as we speak.  I have reached out to SumTotal about seeing this latest version in the next few weeks.  I’ll keep you posted. For folks who use their product, I was told by a salesperson that xAPI is not on their radar, nor is any type of on/off synch mobile app.  . Considering that the rest of their product was live on various computers, I’m a little confused.  Cornerstone OnDemand. Anyone?).

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

iPad Cornerstone OnDemand Plateau Saba Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Learning GeoLearning Performance Support Outsource Low Cost iPhone Learning Theory Creative Commons Facebook Portal Leadership eLearning Strategy Knowledge Management Voiceover Obviously, the Cornerstone OnDemand is because of the IPO. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

Learning Technologies UK 2015 Review

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For example, the 122 list included dominKnow (rapid content authoring tool vendor), Assima (which looked like some type of consulting firm), Adobe Connect (web conferencing), BrightCarbon, (custom shop that makes presentations and courses).   So, you get the idea. I did see a few vendors I have never seen before, and there were some debuts there too (which to me is defined by someone who is either brand new to the market or been out 6 months or less and debuting product). The product (Onboard ) itself according to Junction-18, won’t go live until April.  I’m back. 

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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For the masses of the e-learning audience, people do not shoot video at a production facility or have one in house; but some do. Some people might convert their PPT to a video (it can be done) OR they have that production facility and shoot their own high quality videos OR they purchase 3rd party content video courses. The most well known vendor to use modules are Cornerstone OnDemand. The biggest and best known of the initial RCATs is Articulate Studio, which uses PowerPoint as a cornerstone to their product. . Remember those two words – gaming elements.

Going for a Global Reach

Learning on the Leading Edge

You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •HCM application providers with 50 percent or more of their revenue from other than North America include Lumesse, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Fusion, Taleo and E-Business product suites, SAP and SAP SuccessFactors. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?

Going for a Global Reach

Learning on the Leading Edge

You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •HCM application providers with 50 percent or more of their revenue from other than North America include Lumesse, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Fusion, Taleo and E-Business product suites, SAP and SAP SuccessFactors. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?

HR in the Cloud: Upping the Talent Management Ante

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As SAP runs on SAP products, the SuccessFactors division now runs on the SAP cloud solution, Business ByDesign (BBD), replacing all its previously installed business applications. The deployment was an example of rapid implementation, going live into production in ten days. With the move to Sales OnDemand, 600,000 accounts were moved within that time frame. This implementation in itself should calm users concerned about the fate of SAP’s current cloud product Business ByDesign. It is used in 60 different industries in 168 countries (with 34 languages).

Drive Video Strategy with Geographic Data

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You might consider optimizing blog posts that include geographic keywords or beginning to sell products in those remote locations.  . To learn how to make your enterprise videos effective today, check out this awesome OnDemand webinar!  . Knowing more about your video audience can help inform your overall strategy and allow you to be more effective in future marketing efforts. Aim to keep your viewers’ attention by considering what really matters to them. What do they want to see and experience? So, how can you do this? Here’s a key tip:  .

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

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Volatile -  in that people change systems more than say some other e-learning products (ex: authoring tools, web conferencing products). They see themselves as awesome and everyone else as less than that, forgetting that not everyone stays stagnant and that it is human nature to see your product, offering, etc. All it tells me is that you are masters of marketing, it does not necessarily mean you have an awesome product. Cornerstone OnDemand. The report available for acquisition arrives on June 16th.  Listing of top five systems that I see as NextGen systems.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

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With its m-learning capability including on/off synch and rather solid UI, the product continues to be an effective solution. While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand. Feature wise the product is impressive. audit trails and digital signatures, e-commerce which includes the ability to cross-sell and upsell products, accepts not just courses but other items, ability to retain info, if end user comes back and Verisign too. shame really.

Investing in Innovation: When it Pays to Play

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But you have other choices: typically, a company might partner with other providers, such that their customers can get the solutions they need – but you may not have too much influence over that partner’s roadmap or product direction. This is the road that software provider Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) is taking: the “something in the middle.” Here is an interesting proposition. You are a software provider, but you know you will never have the time to create every feature your customers might need, especially in the timeframe they want it. About Deloitte.

Social Collaboration and JIT Learning

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Employee directories have been in existence for a while, but Chris Lennon, director of product management at talent management product provider Silk Road, said it typically involves an IT-owned tool that isn’t up to date. ” Jason Corsello, vice president of corporate development and strategy for talent management software company Cornerstone OnDemand, said social collaboration — the ability to find and connect with experts in the organization — is a growing trend. The concept isn’t new.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

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will be going to every expo booth at ASTD2014 , and jotting down notes.  If I find the product interesting, I ask for more info, see a demo, ask for a separate meeting, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming,  feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The product is built on Moodle, and yes you can download the open source and customize it yourself, but why?  when I attend these shows.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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If your LMS is in the cloud (SaaS), you have a web site, what stops someone from checking out your product and buying it – regardless of where they are in the world? Can’t afford it – again, you have to spend, to make it.  I often hear vendors say “we focus first on the product, then will market it” – here is an idea – do both at the same time – Yowsa, what a concept!  best product at the show”, rather those “Good Surprises” listed above hit home for me. in the form of information, insight and yeah, products.

Video’s Role in the Enterprise

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With its unique ability to capture and illustrate information and engage viewers, enterprises leverage video to improve communication, collaboration, and employee knowledge and productivity. OnDemand video is the most widespread form used, but live video has an impressive presence as well. Video is everywhere, transforming the way we learn, work, shop, communicate, collaborate, and entertain. So, it’s not surprising that video has become a critical tool for communication, learning, and knowledge sharing in modern enterprises. Featured-Blog enterprise video

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

For example, let’s say an organization needs to roll out a new product to its sales force. An effective use of a Blog would be having the Product Manager author a series of articles around that new product. wiki or blog isn’t the answer for everything, but can be extremely useful in supporting initiatives such as performance support or new product rollouts. Check out other kick-ass  LMSs in this series: Cornerstone OnDemand. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. Generation21.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

Aside from compliance training and new product introductions, most training focused on novices – either newhires who needed orientation or workers mastering a new skill or subject. New hires and novices aren’t very productive. Second post in a series. In case you missed it, here’s the first. PEOPLE. Who’s going to be involved? Every Kind of Employee – Temps Included.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

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This idea that unless you have heard of them, they are not a good product or rather they are a lesser product just isn’t true.  Right off the top of my head, after I remove my top hat, I can think of fifty systems that have an outstanding product. Trust me when I say this, someone out there was the first to use Cornerstone OnDemand.  Hello, hello, hello!  Come over and see the show.  You kid, you in the back, there are scary things in this show, come on over.  (in my carnie voice). Step right up and get ready to be dazzled.  Why do you ask? If not, try it.

With New Application and MediaCore Acquisition Workday Extends Cloud Offerings to Learning

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What they found, according to Leighanne Levensaler, senior vice president of products at Workday, is that LMSs are “disconnected, impersonal, and not easy or fun to use.” Historically, Workday has worked with Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba to help its customers find learning solutions. Despite recently reporting a wider loss and a “lackluster revenue forecast,” last month, Workday, Inc. announced the development of Workday Learning and the acquisition of MediaCore. Founded in 2005, Workday develops enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.