Leader in integrated talent management receives highest possible scores for customer satisfaction, product architecture and completeness of vision

Santa Monica, CA – January 16, 2008 – Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., the only proven provider of on-demand, integrated talent management software and services, today announced that the Company received a three-and-a-half star rating (out of four stars) in Bersin & Associates’ new study entitled, “Talent Management Suites: Market Realities, Implementation Experiences, and Vendor Profiles.” The company was one of only three vendors with this rating, the highest received. Cornerstone believes Bersin & Associates’ assessment reflects Cornerstone’s impressive momentum and innovation in the fast-growth talent management market. Criteria used by Bersin & Associates to evaluate the 20 vendors include product strength and breadth, experience, architecture, customer satisfaction, and completeness of vision.


Cornerstone OnDemand received the highest possible rating (four stars) in the completeness of vision, architecture and customer satisfaction categories. Cornerstone also received three stars in the product strength and breadth and experience categories.


“As indicated in the TMS study, the talent management market is highly competitive,” said Leighanne Levensaler, principal analyst for Bersin & Associates. “Cornerstone OnDemand continues to impress us with their strong product offering and marquee clients who enthusiastically express their satisfaction with Cornerstone’s solutions and service.”


“We view Bersin’s highest overall rating as a further indicator of our steady growth and superior talent management solutions and support,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand. “We are particularly proud to receive the highest ranking in customer satisfaction and will continue to focus on helping our clients empower their people.”


Bersin & Associates’ research methodology included conducting in-depth interviews with leaders from HR and talent management functions, a quantitative survey capturing responses from 740 HR, learning and development, and information technology professionals, a comprehensive talent management vendor survey, and vendor briefings with 20 providers of talent management suites.


The Talent Management Suites: Market Realities, Implementation Experiences, and Vendor Profiles study can be found at www.bersin.com.



About Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand helps organizations to empower their people and optimize workforce productivity with a comprehensive suite of integrated talent management solutions for learning, compliance, performance, compensation and succession management, as well as robust reporting and analytics. Cornerstone also provides over 30,000 pre-integrated training titles. The Company’s multi-tenant, multi-user software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture provides customers with rapid deployments, minimal IT costs, greater flexibility, proven reliability and a lower total cost of ownership. Cornerstone’s triple-digit growth has been supported by a market-leading customer retention rate. Marquee organizations such as Aon, Barclays, Barnes & Noble, DIRECTV, Honda, Pitney Bowes and Smith Barney count on Cornerstone to help them achieve organizational excellence and competitive advantage. For more information, please visit www.cornerstoneondemand.com.


About Bersin & Associates
Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory services firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. Bersin & Associates’ WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable direction and to help improve operational effectiveness and business impact.


Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to guide professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, technology and infrastructure, and measurement and analytics. Member benefits include in-depth advisory services, access to proprietary webcasts, on-site analyst visits, and strategic workshops. For more information, please visit www.bersin.com.


Press Contact:
Michelle Haworth
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
P: 310-752-0178