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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?

Xella – Custom Career Site
Xella – Custom Career Site
  • 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
  • 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 & SprĂĽngli – Custom Welcome Page
Lindt & SprĂĽngli – 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 17+ 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

"Robert designed a beautiful new Custom Welcome Page for Lindt & SprĂĽngli.

He 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.

Robert was wonderful to work with. We really appreciate his attention to all of our requirement details and his enthusiasm to help us make our page as premium as our chocolate.

We are thrilled that we were able to partner with Robert to give our Welcome page a much needed face lift!"

Pamela L'Italien
HRIS Analyst at Lindt & SprĂĽngli

"Robert Bucher really knows how to analyze client-specific requirements and how to translate rough ideas into appealing and functional designs.

His pragmatic and results-driven approach helped us to realize our wishes. His strength in combining technical implementation skills with design and user experience know-how has led to a very successfully project - realized at very short notice.

We look forward to the next joint projects with Robert Bucher!"

Mike Metzner
Advisor HR Organizational & Management Development at Xella

"The collaboration with Robert Bucher has been very comfortable and uncomplicated. The project was absolutely successful also because of the implemented UI that we ordered by Robert Bucher. An important criteria for the success was that Robert Bucher always presented options and alternatives so that we never confronted the impossible."

Matthias Winkel
Project Lead Automotive Aftermarket at Multinational engineering and technology company with 400,000 employees

Working with partners

We're open to partners

We love to team up with other Cornerstone certified partners like Ausy, (Pentasys, eSolve), Clevis, 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.


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.