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22 Ratings
22 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
64 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Absorb LMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.7

Absorb LMS

87%
6.6

PiiQ by Cornerstone

66%
Absorb LMS ranks higher in 13/13 features

Course authoring

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
11 Ratings

Course catalog or library

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Player/Portal

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
6.8
68%
10 Ratings

Learning content

9.3
93%
3 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Mobile friendly

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
8 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
6.2
62%
10 Ratings

Assignments

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
6.7
67%
11 Ratings

Compliance management

7.4
74%
4 Ratings
5.8
58%
9 Ratings

Learning administration

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Social learning

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gamification

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Absorb LMS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Absorb LMS

83%
5 Ratings
8.6

PiiQ by Cornerstone

86%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

30%
2 Ratings

Usability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

PiiQ by Cornerstone

85%
37 Ratings

Availability

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Absorb LMS

90%
4 Ratings
8.8

PiiQ by Cornerstone

88%
71 Ratings

Online Training

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is a very easy-to-use, intuitive solution to your LMS requirements. The platform comes loaded with features and is completely plug-and-play. It has been developed for mid-size to large organizations. It helps to organize your learning content in a way that you will see a boost in the learning engagement right from the start. The platform can help organizations reach their learning and development goals regardless of whom training is being training are provided. It may not be very suitable for very small organizations or startups due to its pricing and what I feel is that it has been designed keeping the requirements of the mid-size to large organizations.
Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Well suited for:
  • A busy environment where you want learners to be self-sufficient and to be able to access learning solutions at a time that suits them.
  • For anyone who wants to access learning using different platforms such as iPad, mobile, PC, etc
  • Anyone who needs a more in-depth learning solution rather than an overview of key learning points.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Absorb LMS

  • Ease of use
  • Simple interface
  • High degree of customization
  • Ability to offer paid for content
Jason Davitsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • Enables employees to draft work goals and collaborate with their supervisors on a final version - improves mutual understanding right up front.
  • Combines performance goal ratings with competency ratings and provides a blended score. Simplifies the goal weighting so you don't have to do any calculations.
  • 9-box matrix provides useful definitions and descriptions so managers can prepare development notes or plans for individual employees.
Gene Aldava, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absorb LMS

  • Automated creation of manager groups.
  • Easier way of seeing who employees report to so we can create manager groups.
Drew Randles CSSR, CSMR, CIR | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • Would be good to have have a virtual "top level" (eg board) user built in to allow senior execs without a direct manager to be able to be set up with KPIs instead of having to create a dummy user
  • Reports have difficulty downloading if pop ups disabled or in some browser environments
  • When competencies are updated while a cycle is open, any changes don't effect that open cycle but only future ones. Would be nice to be able to have the option to apply changes to existing "open" cycles
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Absorb LMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Absorb LMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PiiQ by Cornerstone

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,000

Starting Price

$8 per user per month

PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules

Edition
PiiQ Performance$8.001
PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance$15.001
PiiQ Learning + Content$8.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 3.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.5
Based on 37 answers
There are specific things within the goals and competencies that are user-friendly. For example, the rating slider isn't great in my opinion. You can slide in between ratings which can create some odd scoring (if you use scoring). It seems a better solution would be a drop down where you select your rating.There are also some glitches in the system and have been told Cornerstone is aware of them but are focused on delivering new features. There are workarounds, but that doesn't seem to be a great answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
Based on 2 answers
So far 100%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Poor response time and generally poor responses.
Ron Massicotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.8
Based on 71 answers
My assistant could better address this issue. My perception is that there is not immediate assistance, and that there can be a wait for help. That is not a negative, just a perception. I have not used support in two years.
John Gwynn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Absorb LMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Absorb LMS

Absorb LMS is certainly better than most of the platforms out in the market due as it's far more intuitive and offers far more templates and customizations, while the other two platforms are also good in their respective specialties, Absorb LMS completely nails it in the number of features and functionality it offers. The customizations that Absorb LMS is offering are not available on the other platforms which have been very much beneficial to our company.
Ankit Hasija | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Lesson.ly has been great to work with but it is a very clear and simple, user-friendly system that anyone can pick up with very little training as it is self-explanatory. It also has a great mobile interface and lots of different features that are easy to add for the admin but really impactful for the user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Absorb LMS

  • Honestly, I can't really say that Absorb [LMS] has had a positive or negative impact on the business
  • Some features are better than the last program we used, but nothing earth shaking
  • Some features are less than ideal, but it's nothing we really feel the need to complain about
Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • It's tool and it's only as good as the person wielding it. The investment in PiiQ was accompanied by a quarterly cadence and manager feedback training. We feel like our employees are given regular feedback and bonuses are tied to objective accomplishment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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