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2011 Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software Positions Cornerstone OnDemand as a Leader

Company recently placed in Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Learning Systems report

SANTA MONICA, Calif. March 30, 2011 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a leading provider of a comprehensive learning and talent management software solution, today announced it has been placed by Gartner Inc. in the “Leaders Quadrant” of the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software report.1 According to the report, employee performance management software includes performance, succession and compensation management capabilities. The Magic Quadrant positions vendors according to their “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision.”

In addition to performance management and succession planning, Cornerstone’s comprehensive talent management solution includes platforms for learning management, enterprise social networking, and extended enterprise engagement and enablement. The company recently was placed by Gartner Inc. in the “Leaders Quadrant” of the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Learning Systems (CLS) report.2

“Our performance and succession platforms are used by global organizations to better engage their people, increase productivity and retention, build leadership pipelines, and foster talent mobility. However, appraising performance and identifying future leaders are only the first steps,” said Charles Coy, Director of Product Marketing for Cornerstone OnDemand. “Integrated training and development makes performance appraisal actionable, succession planning meaningful and career pathing functional. In other words, a truly integrated system helps employees use performance management information to actually improve skills, acquire knowledge and close performance gaps.”

The report defines Leaders as having strong product functionality and providing superior customer experience. In addition, these vendors have strong direct sales and/or channel sales capabilities. Leading vendors also have strong or emerging multinational solutions (with corresponding service and support).

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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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