Benefits and Insights

Why use Cornerstone LMS?

Key differentiators & advantages of Cornerstone LMS

  • Automate Actions: You can configure the system to assign specific courses to different employees and groups. There’s also an option to assign a course’s most recent version for streamlined versioning control. 
  • Engage Employees: The application has built-in gamification features that reward learners with badges and points for their training performance. 
  • Extend the Platform's Capability: Dozens of Cornerstone partners offer solutions your organization can plug into the system. This enables you to expand functionality by adding extra courses, data analysis, single sign-on (SSO), talent management features and more. Partners include LinkedIn Learning, Deloitte, Skillsoft, TED Talks, IBM and Elucidat. 
  • Offer Training Externally: Cornerstone LMS has features that allow your company to provide training to customers, partners, resellers and other external parties. Customization features allow you to create branded portals and e-commerce tools to facilitate payments. You can also personalize the learning experience through cohort programs that are tailored to various groups. Finally, there’s an option to provide certification to ensure compliance and use analytics to monitor engagement. 
  • Support Collaboration: You can promote social learning and better communication across teams. The system’s communities present a place for learners to talk about projects, share knowledge and more. 
  • Deliver Compliance Training: The system supports building or offering your own content in a variety of formats, such as videos and quizzes. Cornerstone LMS also has the option to use out-of-the-box content via subscription. These courses cater to specific industry or functional skill compliance requirements. You can also build and administer certification programs. 

Industry Expertise

Cornerstone LMS supports thousands of companies across 192 countries and is suitable for any industry. Some of the sectors it serves include retail, education, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, financial services, government, hospitality and nonprofit. Wendy’s, Hallmark, USC, Canon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Walgreens and Western Union are among its clients.

Key Features

  • E-Learning Content: Cornerstone LMS offers content via subscriptions. All content is compiled through a combination of expert input, industry data and machine learning suggestions. After you choose which learning packages to deploy, based on theme and functional role, Cornerstone uploads the classes to your company’s LMS. Courses are available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. 
  • Mobile App: Learners can take content on the go with the Cornerstone Learn™ app for iOS and Android. 
  • Reports: The program provides visibility into learning management KPIs, such as registrations, courses past due, number of ILT sessions and more. You can also gain insight into which courses are being taken and which learners are taking them. Self-serve tools allow you to choose what data you see. 
  • Dashboards: This feature lets you analyze employee metrics like skill trends, compliance, learning engagement, risk and other factors. 
  • Instructor-Led Training (ILT): The solution supports offering ILT sessions in both virtual and physical classroom settings. Elements of this feature include interest tracking, reservation capabilities, session rosters, wait lists and more. 
  • Tests:  Cornerstone LMS includes interactive assignments and tests through which you can determine how much information employees have learned. 


  • Doesn’t support training workflow functionality
  • Lacks a note sharing option
  • Doesn’t offer template options to users
  • Assigning mandatory training is a cumbersome process
  • The online training modules offered by Cornerstone LMS are too long
  • Doesn’t generate custom reports in real time

Cornerstone LMS Suite Support

Cornerstone offers success plans at four different levels for organizations that want access to advanced support options. There’s also a customer success center that allows users to connect with peers, get answers from experts on functionality questions and receive updates on product releases.

schoolTraining: Cornerstone University delivers a customized training experience based on your company’s needs. It includes video content, mobile access and the option to conduct training in person or online.

Cost of Ownership for Cornerstone LMS

License/Subscription Cost
  • Subscription-based pricing model - per user, per month
Maintenance Cost
  • Cost is included in the subscription cost
  • Provides immediate support services for a quick resolution to the problems faced while using the system
  • Provides access to the Knowledge Base and Cornerstone Success Center for getting quick answers to the problems faced by the users
  • Cornerstone’s Global Product Support (GPS) team offers ongoing support, both globally and locally to the users via its SLA support packages: Professional, Professional Plus, Premier and Premier Plus
  • The cost of these SLA Support packages is over and above the subscription cost
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • Cost is over and above the subscription cost and will vary based on the number of users
Customization Cost
  • Cost will vary based on the business requirements and size of the organization
  • Cornerstone Learning charges a one-time configuration fee starting at $1,000
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost
  • Cost will vary depending on the current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, the complexity of data, and gaps between the existing system and the new system
Training Cost
  • Cost is over and above the subscription cost
  • Cornerstone Learning requires mandatory training of the admin and end-users for the new solution purchased by the organization
  • Offers online training programs, multiple training resources, and materials both for the admin and the end-user
  • The vendor offers multiple training sessions every week, ranging from self-paced e-learning programs to webinars to Instructor-Led Training and Third-party vendor training programs
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • Cost is equivalent to the subscription fee paid monthly based on the number of users, customization cost, implementation cost, SLA support packages selected and training support services opted for

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