Cornerstone LMS Review

Cornerstone LMS
Santa Monica, CA
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Cornerstone LMS At A Glance

Good: AI-powered Learner Home feature that connects learners to new content, automated compliance management workflows, flexibility in both virtual and in-person training.
Bad: Slight learning curve for new users.
Bottom Line: Learning management system that encourages collaboration, and helps improve workforce productivity and engagement.

Product Overview

Cornerstone is an end-to-end talent experience platform that helps companies build a future-ready workforce. It combines people growth experience (e.g., learning experience, opportunity marketplace), AI and traditional talent management features in one platform. This review focuses on Cornerstone LMS, its learning and development software.

Cornerstone LMS is a unified learning and development platform that allows companies to automate, create, deploy and track their learning initiatives. Each learner can access their personalized account where they can access and share relevant and modern training content. Companies that need to manage their compliance training can benefit from automated workflows and get insights into the training’s performance.

Cornerstone LMS has many benefits, such as:

  • Flexibility in accommodating virtual and in-person training
  • Accessible for learners from any device
  • The ability to help employees learn new skills and grow their current ones
  • Improved employee collaboration

Cornerstone LMS users that want to curate content based on their organizational needs can optionally purchase Cornerstone’s Content Studio solution. Content Studio uses AI and machine learning to find and show content that’s relevant to the employee’s skills. Managers can build a library of curated content collections, have their team review those collections and provide feedback and then publish the collection into the Cornerstone LMS platform.

Cornerstone has a Content Anytime subscription of curated microlearning content to help employees gain new skills, comply with certification requirements or navigate the world of remote work. It uses machine learning to send personalized recommendations to employees based on their career development or job role. Content Anytime covers a variety of topics, such as leadership skills, professional development, technology and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB).

Finally, for companies that want to sell their training programs to their customers or vendors, Cornerstone offers an Extended Enterprise Learning platform with features, such as multiple learning portals, personalized learning paths and eCommerce.


Here are some key features of Cornerstone LMS:

  • Personalized learning paths: Administrators can create a learning path that’s targeted to an employee’s job role or own career development. The learning path can include prerequisites and curated content playlists, and administrators can optionally curate external content, too. In addition, there’s an AI-powered Learner Home feature that provides updated and relevant content to the learner based on their job or learning history.
  • Course format: The software supports a variety of formats, such as video, audio, digital documents, instructor-led training and virtual reality. With the instructor-led training format, users can set up and manage the sessions, automatically register learners and integrate Cornerstone with Zoom, Teams or another virtual conferencing solution.
  • Social collaboration: Cornerstone LMS’s social collaboration features allows learners to share content, add comments and post updates.
  • Compliance Management: This feature helps administrators keep track of certifications and compliance by automation (e.g., sending alerts that certifications need to be renewed). Administrators can also create customized certifications, as well as run analytics and reports on course and student performance.
  • Mobile learning: Students can access any course, transcripts or materials from a mobile device – they can be accessed offline as well as online.
  • Analytics: Users can track various metrics (e.g., course completion, learner performance) through built-in dashboards, and they can also build custom reports.

Target Market

Cornerstone’s solutions are targeted at companies of all sizes and in many industries. We’ve listed 10 of its clients below.

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegis Global Solutions
  • Canon
  • Dell
  • Intertek
  • RSM
  • Sodexo
  • TriNet
  • UPS
  • Wendy's

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The implementation process for Cornerstone’s solutions goes in three steps: Discovery, Design and Execution.

The Discovery phase entails assessing the company’s needs through questionnaires, demos and interviews. During the Design phase, Cornerstone presents a configuration workshop where it recommends a customer-specific design it’s built. Finally, the Execution phase is the actual deployment.

Training is provided by members of the Educational Services team – they train everyone from system administrators to managers and end users. They recommend a blended learning approach using webinars, self-paced online courses, virtual labs and live onsite training.

Customer Service & Support

Customers can access the Cornerstone Success Center portal to engage with other users, get advice on talent management best practices, reach out to Cornerstone’s support staff, get quarterly product release updates and more.

Cornerstone also provides 24/7 customer support globally via its Global Product Support Team. The Global Product Support handles customer queries on troubleshooting, specific features or functions, and researching complex issues.


Cornerstone doesn’t publicly release pricing information. Please contact the vendor directly for a price quote.


The software has robust features, so users may expect some time to get used to its ins and outs.


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Cornerstone powers the future-ready workforce with a next-generation talent experience platform designed to unite technology, data and content and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. With an AI-powered, skills-forward, experiential platform, built on an open architecture designed for neutrality and scale, we help organizations modernize their learning and development experience, deliver the most relevant content from anywhere, accelerate talent and career mobility and establish skills as the universal language of growth and success across their business. Cornerstone serves over 7,000 customers and 100 million users and is available in 180 countries and 50 languages.

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