Cornerstone Learning Alternatives and Competitors

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reviewer1488675
Country Expert Total Workforce Managemnet/ Learning & Development at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jan 19, 2021
Stable and globally accessible, but needs more features and better user experience, flexibility, and integrations

What is our primary use case?

It is a personnel administration tool. As a normal associate, I use it for performance dialogues and training management. I also use it for reporting on the LMS module. We are using the SaaS version of this solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has a global database, and it is globally accessible. By using this solution, we have moved away from paper, which is a big step for us."
  • "Its overall integration and user experience can be improved. SuccessFactors is a system that is built out of three different systems. The elements part was bought from Plateau, and the original performance dialogue was built by SuccessFactors itself. After that, SAP bought it, and it hasn't improved in the last few years. SuccessFactors is a perfect tool if you use it the way it is meant to be, but if you start building custom sessions and try to use it differently, then it is a total mess. It is not agile. It is like an old Mastodon truck or whatever. We don't have the Employee Central and Competence Management modules. Our company made the choice to not implement the Employee Central module. We also didn't implement the Competence Management module. We use the learning module to do some competence management, but I am not that fond of it. It would have been best to have the whole suite. SAP should never sell this without selling the whole suite because it just doesn't work. The biggest gain for me would be having the possibility of doing strategic personnel planning and managing internal mobility. If it could be used for social purposes, such as creating communities and connecting with media channels, that would be perfect. It should also have the possibilities for local admin and agile product development."

What other advice do I have?

I won't recommend this solution. I would say, "Don't do it." Cornerstone or Workday is way better. I would rate SAP SuccessFactors a five out of ten.
HeHR893021
Head HRM Technology at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Sep 21, 2019
A customizable, end-to-end solution for Performance Management, Learning, and Succession Planning

What is our primary use case?

SumTotal Talent and Learn provides a system where all talent modules like Performance Management, Learning, Talent and competency assessments, Recruitment, Succession Planning, and 360-degree feedback can be integrated seamlessly.

Pros and Cons

  • "System usability has improved to a large extent and our manual effort has been reduced."
  • "Analytics is one area where this system really needs a large improvement because currently, it has only basic reporting features."

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for an end-to-end solution, this is one system that you can consider. First identify the key module(s) on which your complete business case rests and choose the right product for you. Different products have different modules as their strengths. This point should be the key factor in your final decision. Most of these vendors will also offer you support to develop a tangible business case. This is quite handy.