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New Global Clients & Strategic Alliances Accelerate Cornerstone OnDemand’s Momentum

Addition of hundreds of thousands of new users, growth of sales channel further expand Cornerstone’s global footprint and strengthen its experience in key segments

Santa Monica, Calif., December 1, 2008 – Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leader in on-demand, integrated learning and talent management software and services, today announced that despite the recent turmoil in the economy, the company’s momentum has accelerated in the past four months. This includes the addition of hundreds of thousands of new users via the signing of top-tier clients, as well as the formation of strategic alliances with leading resellers and service organizations. The increase in new account bookings and growth of third-party sales channels further expands Cornerstone’s global footprint and strengthens its experience in key vertical segments.

Praised in a recent Bersin & Associates industry report for its impressive growth, extensive global capabilities and committed client focus, Cornerstone’s newest group of U.S. and international clients represent a wide range of verticals, including: travel and leisure (Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.); healthcare (SXC Health Solutions Corp, CareOregon, Covenant Health); media (Scholastic); retail and distribution (Advantage Sales & Marketing, Chico’s FAS, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Coca Cola Austria); manufacturing (Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc.); and business and financial services (Travelex, Axiom), among others.

Cornerstone also is having success with its corporate alliance initiatives. In September, Monster Worldwide Inc. announced it is leveraging Cornerstone’s on-demand learning platform to launch a suite of online educational programs for job seekers on Additionally, the company has formed relationships with reselling partners in the learning management, HR outsourcing (HRO) and service areas such as Intrepid Learning Solutions, Laurus Strategies and Intelladon, as well as with specialized healthcare resellers such as Grotenhuis.

“The expansion of our global footprint and success of our strategic partnerships further validate Cornerstone’s leadership in the on-demand talent management software space,” said Adam Miller, President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “In the past year, we’ve closed some of the largest deals in the SaaS category because of our ability to support wide-scale, worldwide implementations. In 2009, we will continue to focus on the success of our clients, including investments in product innovation and in providing best-in-class client service and support.”

As part of its commitment to being a trusted strategic partner to its clients around the world, Cornerstone expanded its Consulting Services offerings, which includes growth of its internal team of experts and the addition of new strategic global consulting partners. The enhancements further streamline the client service experience, reduce implementation times and help support clients’ overall business objectives.

The company also has added a new team of experts, Cornerstone Success Services, which is dedicated to helping clients maximize their talent management software investments. This includes collaborating with clients to drive product innovation, familiarizing clients with new Cornerstone software features and helping clients optimize how they’re using Cornerstone to bring added value to their businesses.

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organisation’s greatest competitive advantage.

Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle.

Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalised learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by more than 3,500 global clients of all sizes, spanning more than 42 million users across 192 countries and 43 languages.

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