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Octily – Creative Studio

Get Creative with Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a great choice for your organization. But you know – sometimes standard configuration is not enough to meet your requirements. We're proud to work with clients like Electrolux, Deutsche Post DHL, Mercedes-Benz Vans, and many more to help them customize Cornerstone to create their very own, brand-building Talent Management platform.

How can we help you, visualize your ideas?

  • Custom Career Sites Custom Career Sites
  • Custom Welcome Pages Custom Welcome Pages
  • Custom Pages Custom Pages
  • Custom Forms Custom Forms
  • Custom Custom Functionality Custom Functionality
→ And if you want to communicate all your new efforts with Cornerstone to internal employees, partners, or the public, we're delighted to offer our international Marketing & Strategy experience to define a tailor-made Positioning & Messaging. We help you with the creation of custom content, marketing materials and entire campaigns. Get in touch!

Our Clients

  • SAI Global
  • DPDHL
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans
  • Electrolux
  • Pret A Manger
  • McDonald’s

Reference Projects

DPDHL – Custom Career Site
DPDHL – Custom Career Site
Electrolux – Custom Forms & Functionality
Electrolux – Custom Forms & Functionality
F/LIST – Custom Career Site
F/LIST – Custom Career Site
Lindt & Sprüngli – Custom Welcome Page
Lindt & Sprüngli – Custom Welcome Page
Mercedes-Benz Vans – Custom Portal Design
Mercedes-Benz Vans – Custom Portal Design
OMV – Custom Welcome Page
Pret A Manger – Custom Career Site
Pret A Manger – Custom Career Site
SAI Global – Custom Design Framework
SAI Global – Custom Design Framework
Total Wine & More – Custom Career Site
Total Wine & More – Custom Career Site
Vitronic – Custom Career Site
Vitronic – Custom Career Site
Custom Welcome Page & Custom Pages
Custom Welcome Page & Custom Pages
Xella – Custom Career Site
Xella – Custom Career Site
Xella – Custom Welcome Page
Xella – Custom Welcome Page

Your Challenge

On your way to making Cornerstone OnDemand truly yours, have you reached a dead end?

With your company’s needs and requirements, you need more flexibility than what all the configuration options allow you to do

When you are searching for the one central solution to not only integrate all your HR/talent processes – from Onboarding, to E-Learning, to Performance Management – but to also connect all your current and future employees, you will find Cornerstone OnDemand is a great choice for your organization.

But with all the benefits a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution has to offer, you may soon discover the one big limitation: What you see is truly what you get.

What if you want your own look and feel, or a change here and there?

You need Custom Design & Functionality from Octily.

With some helping hands from the Cornerstone team, Octily has spent years analyzing the depths of their platform and built powerful workflows, workarounds, and a large palette of problem-solving strategies to overcome Cornerstone’s fundamental restriction.

Our Solution

No matter your challenge —

with our simplified, straightforward, step-by-step process we’ll help you solve it. On time. On budget.

We strive for efficiency and as little overhead as possible, to make sure our projects don't waste your time. We keep things simple, direct and clear. Usually you will only have a single contact person from our team guiding you through the entire project. No time will be spent on explaining things several times. Typical projects like Custom Career Sites or Custom Welcome Pages take between 8 and 12 weeks from contract signing. Smaller adjustments may just need a fraction of that time.

  • Prerequisite
    • Initiation Phase
  • Project Phases
    • Discovery Phase
    • Design Phase (optional)
    • Configuration Phase
    • Implementation Phase
    • UAT Phase
    • Go-Live Phase

About Us

Octily is an inventive digital agency, founded by Robert Bucher, renowned creative director and photographer, and based in beautiful Berlin, Germany.

Versatile as its hometown, Octily is well known for its multidisciplinary creativity, pixel perfection, bullshit-free communication, seamless collaboration and 100% commitment to its clients' goals.

With roots in development of HR software at ExecuTRACK, a leading role in global corporate marketing at StepStone Solutions and fundamental responsibility for Lumesse ETWeb's user interface design, Octily is now proud to offer its 19+ years of experience in Talent Management solutions as a Certified Partner of Cornerstone OnDemand.

With Octily, international brands including McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Xella, Pret A Manger, Novartis, Lindt & Sprüngli, SCA, SAI Global, Vitronic, Hella, Electrolux, Total Wine & More and DPDHL gain ability to efficiently customize SaaS products to suit their individual needs. Transforming their visions into visuals helps to improve employer branding and user acceptance across the entire organization. Octily has transformed the interplay between HR applications and end-users into a smooth and seamless interaction, leading to improvement in productivity and employee satisfaction.

What Our Clients Say

"Once we began to work with Octily, we realized that we could take Cornerstone to another level."

Christian Bengtsson-Rossby
Director of Digital HR
Electrolux
Download Case Study

"For customers in Europe, Octily is the address. We are excited how quickly Octily got a feel for the right design and a very strong performance on three projects. The result represents an incredible increase in usability. Clear communication, transparency and the display of options ensure trust, especially if you don't know the technical details."

Katalin Schröder
Learning & Development Officer
HeidelbergCement

"We’ve had the good fortune of working with Octily on a custom UX change on our homepage. The collaboration was effortless and the end result exactly to our specifications. The attention to detail and their enthusiasm was refreshing. A post project call is testament to their dedication ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction. We would welcome the opportunity to work with the Octily team again!"

Belinda Hodgkinson
Head of Learning Infrastructure
Grant Thornton

"Octily designed a beautiful new Custom Welcome Page for Lindt & Sprüngli. They designed it so that it is easily modified by our subsidiaries to reflect their brand, while keeping with a common theme. Our page now looks modern, interesting and is easy to navigate. Octily was wonderful to work with. We really appreciate their attention to all of our requirement details and the team’s enthusiasm to help us make our page as premium as our chocolate. We are thrilled that we were able to partner with Octily to give our Welcome Page a much needed face lift!"

Pamela L’Italien
Compensation and HRIS Manager
Lindt & Sprüngli

"The team of Octily really knows how to analyze client-specific requirements and to translate rough ideas into appealing and functional designs. Their pragmatic and results-driven approach helped us to turn our wishes into reality. Their strength in combining technical implementation skills with design and user experience know-how has led to a very successfully project – carried out on a very short notice. We look forward to the next joint projects with Octily!"

Mike Metzner
Advisor Organizational & Management Development
Xella

"Working with Octily, we transformed the pages from Cornerstone into our very distinct DPDHL-brand look & feel. We were also able to tweak the navigation and functionality, adding our personality and flow to the platform. The result has been a vast difference in employee acceptance while working with Cornerstone."

Meredith Wellard
VP Group Learning Talent and Platforms
Deutsche Post DHL

"Octily helped us develop our very own ‚Learning Journey‘ Custom Page within Cornerstone. The collaboration was flawless and we felt like we had the right partner on our side to meet our requirements. The speed with which Octily moved the project forward was great and we always felt well taken care of and informed about the current implementation status. We are looking forward to further cooperation, as after this experience we would like to implement additional projects with Octily."

Markus Bohr
HR Learning Management System Administrator
Miltenyi Biotec

"Sometimes, our clients have requirements which go beyond the standard of our solution. In those cases, Octily helps us to make the impossible… possible."

Thorsten Rusch
Senior Manager Solution Consulting DACH,
Nordics & Eastern Europe
Cornerstone OnDemand
Watch Interview

"After seeing examples of Octily's work, we recommended them to a large UK Financial Services client who needed to quickly develop a consumer grade Employee Experience through a set of focused academies in a very short time frame. The brief was to enable employees to easily get easy access to the right content for their roles and to engage them with further development. Octily accepted the challenge and helped our client to achieve a massively successful launch with significant increases in learner engagement in incredibly short timescales. The ability to give great advice and deliver beyond expectation within time and budget made the project a success at every level."

Andrew Howes
Regional Sales Manager
Cornerstone OnDemand

"Octily has been there after all this time of our long lasting project. Octily’s ongoing support has been very much appreciated!"

Jonathan Browne
Learning Advisory Specialist
Accenture

Working with partners

We're open to partners

We love to team up with other Cornerstone certified partners like Ausy (Pentasys/eSolve), Clevis, COINUS, Reddsand, Realize-HR, Project Partners, talessio, Solics, Alight, and leading global professional services companies like Accenture and Hays to solve even more challenging tasks for you.

Implementation and integration partners can guide you through the entire journey to set up and configure Cornerstone OnDemand itself, implement Cornerstone web services and APIs, import/export data, and the integration with other solutions. If you’re still missing a piece or two – beyond the standard – please feel free to reach out to us.

Contact

Let's chat!

We would love to learn more about your project and upcoming challenges.

Please make sure to tell us a bit about your company, the areas of Cornerstone OnDemand you're using, the things you'd like to build or customize – and your general timeline.

In case there are some specific portal pages you'd like to adjust, feel free to send us screenshots or specific URLs.