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Cornerstone OnDemand
Named a Leader in New
Industry Reports for Learning
and Talent Management

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dec. 19, 2016 — Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based human capital management software, has been recognized as a Leader in both The Forrester Wave™: Learning and Performance Management, Q4 2016, as well as the 2016 Nucleus Research Talent Management Technology Value Matrix, the company announced today.

The Forrester Wave for Learning and Performance Management names Cornerstone as a Leader in learning and performance management in its 34-criteria evaluation, which includes current offering, strategy, and market presence.

According to the report, today Forrester sees the best companies offering learning experiences that go well beyond compliance training, and instead “offer a blend of engaging formats that challenge and extend employees’ depth and breadth of knowledge.” In its report, Forrester recognizes Cornerstone for its “refreshed user interface and complete support for blended learning,” as well as for its machine learning and career mobility prediction through its analytics offering. Additionally, the report notes that “customers like the partnership atmosphere with Cornerstone and their responsiveness to issues.”

Also named a Leader in the Nucleus Research Talent Management Technology Value Matrix for the second consecutive year, Nucleus notes that “Cornerstone edges out all others” in usability. In its report, Nucleus emphasizes the importance of a modern, “social media-style user interface” in facilitating real-time dialogue and driving user adoption and engagement.

The report states that “Cornerstone is doing all the right things to steel itself from full-breadth players’ encroaching competition.” Furthermore, the report highlights Cornerstone’s leadership in several areas of human capital management, including the consumerization of its user experience; the company’s full suite of people analytics, Cornerstone Insights; and its expansion into people administration with Cornerstone HR. The report concludes that “given Cornerstone’s sage move to develop an HRMS and assiduous improvements in weaving [Cornerstone’s machine learning capabilities] into the product, Nucleus believes Cornerstone will continue to be an exemplary vendor in this industry.”

Comments on the News

“We’re pleased to be recognized as a leader by both Forrester Research and Nucleus Research in learning and talent management. We believe these reports validate our continued technological innovation, as well as our overall dominance in the industry,” said Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. “We understand that times are quickly changing, as are the needs of our clients, and we’re committed to offering the most advanced solutions on the market coupled with a customer experience that’s second to none.”

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About Cornerstone

Cornerstone powers the future ready workforce, with HR software and solutions designed to unite people, teams, technology and business, and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. With an AI-powered and skills-forward system designed for the contemporary workforce, we help organisations modernise the 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 the business. Cornerstone serves over 6,000 customers and 75M users and is available in 180 countries and 50 languages. Learn more at Cornerstone OnDemand.

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