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Score 7.6 out of 101

PiiQ by Cornerstone

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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

Its strength is its ability to develop on-demand content quickly. If good, fast and affordable are your main check boxes, this could be just what you need. On the other hand, this is not your stop for "spit and polished" deliverables. Storyline and Captivate this is not. That said, Adobe Presenter is one of the most flexible, affordable and (once you understand it) easy to use solutions on the market, making it a 9.5 out of 10 when it comes to bang for the buck.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

Piiq by Cornerstone is a tool (actually, a set of tools) well suited for salaried and professional employees (e.g. corporate headquarters). May be a bit too sophisticated for the performance management needs of hourly/production staff. We also faced some cost constraints and elected to use a simpler online performance management tool offered by our payroll vendor.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
6.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7

Onboarding

Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.5
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.5

Performance and Goals

Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Individual goal setting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Performance tracking
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Performance plans
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Plan weighting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.9
Manager note taking
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.1
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Pros

Adobe Presenter

  • The drag and drop method of Adobe Presenter makes the software really easy to learn and use. It allows me to create presentations that are much more powerful and creative.
  • I LOVE the YouTube help videos. I feel like there is a help video on every topic I have ever wanted to know more about. I have almost grown to be an expert based on the help videos posted. They are easy to access and user-friendly.
  • I use the scenario templates. Because I teach programming courses, students can go different ways based on the knowledge that they already have of the content in the courses. The built in scenario templats allow me to create dynamic courses that are different for every learner that uses the course I am teaching them.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • Friendly dashboard interface
  • Score reports by performance and competency
  • Nice boxes position to view incumbents' potential and performance
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Cons

Adobe Presenter

  • Sometimes I feel like Presenter feels too much like Power Point. This may make some users not want to use the software.
  • I have a hard time when saving presentations and then pulling them up in other locations- it often takes longer than I want to wait, but I am a millennial (I think?).
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • The language Cornerstone chose to use "submit," "unsubmit," and "confirm" has been very confusing, and the hardest concept to teach, and from feedback from the supervisors, they dislike having to go to the extra step of confirming the goals. I completely understand why that step is necessary, and it makes it more necessary for the supervisor to have that conversation with their employee as they move through the steps.
  • I mentioned this to one of the customer service agents, and they said it was very low on the priority from the feedback, but I really loved the organization tree that was available in the old system. It was a quick way to see that I had everyone reporting to the right people, and easier to see organization as a whole.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 8.2
Based on 1 answer
My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
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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.
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Usability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 2 answers
For all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. Overall, it's quite easy to create basic presentations with and to publish output with, either to an Adobe server, an LMS, or, I think, as stand-alone module. But there are some areas for improvement and better in-product help and explanations would be helpful, as well.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.8
Based on 27 answers
It is very intuitive and easy to navigate. I also have found that the Knowledge Center is a great resource
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is easy to access since it is an added tool to the Powerpoint program. We have not had complaints from faculty members regarding not having it available when they need it.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
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Performance

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to the aforementioned issues with Flash, it can be discouraging to get to the publishing stage and begin receiving error messages. Once we are able to move past that issue, we have great success with the performance of Adobe Presenter.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Support

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 3.6
Based on 1 answer
I think I pretty much answered this earlier....premium support is extremely expensive and online support can be difficult to navigate. Although, to be fair, when it comes to Presenter (compared to, say, Captivate), there isn't too frequent a need for support, since Presenter is a rather simple tool to use
Laura Gillenwater profile photo

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.7
Based on 26 answers
Excellent - always helpful, responsive, point you to the guides but don't turn you away
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Online Training

Adobe Presenter

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.
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Implementation

Adobe Presenter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 9.0
Based on 2 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
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter was the first product we started using. We were lacking something in our system and someone recommended Adobe Presenter to us. After carefully reviewing aspects of Adobe Presenter, we figured it will be best for our needs. Although the transition period was a little tough for us, in a couple of weeks time we were very comfortable with it.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

We reviewed around 5 different products and I don't have all that info off hand. PiiQ stood out in many ways do to price, customer service and user friendly.
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Scalability

Adobe Presenter

Adobe Presenter 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The program still seems to rely heavily on Adobe Flash even though the online community is moving away from it. When publishing, users will experience error messages regarding Flash, which can make it difficult to complete your work.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Presenter

  • I feel like we have increased productivity of educators and learners. If you've already invested in the Office suite, there isn't a large learning curve for educators, so that is a huge positive when it comes to the lack of training required for the software.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

  • Our company believes the way we use objectives does create more efficiency and a more productive individual. We use our objectives program not just with ordinary tasks, but as stretch objectives ---ones that are over and above what the normal day to day tasks involve. It makes them "think out of the box" more, and aligns them to the company objectives.
  • For some of the routine positions, the employees view them as "having to jump through hoops" to please their managers. I agree it is difficult at times, for those employees to come up with ideas to improve. But, I guarantee even with blue collar and service type individuals, they are at least thinking of how to work differently.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General

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

Adobe Presenter Editions & Modules

Adobe Presenter
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

General

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

PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Edition
PiiQ Performance 1-49 Users
$8.001
PiiQ Performance & Learning 1-49 Users
$10.001
PiiQ Performance 50-99 Users
$7.001
PiiQ Performance 100-249 Users
$6.001
PiiQ Performance 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Learning 1-49 Users
$4.003
PiiQ Learning 50-99 Users
$3.503
PiiQ Learning 100-249 Users
$3.003
PiiQ Learning 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Performance & Learning 50-99 Users
$8.755
PiiQ Performance & Learning 100-249 Users
$7.505
PiiQ Performance & Learning 250+ Users
Custom
1. per user per month
3. per user per month
5. per user per month
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