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PiiQ by Cornerstone

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

As I mentioned earlier, it's best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide "training." That's why we tend to use it when the information is relatively simple and/or doesn't need to be fully internalized or mastered (which would require providing opportunities for practice and feedback and a more engaging, interactive learning experience). However, it can be used as part of a blended-learning solution, with some information provided via an Adobe Presenter module first, and then some kind of instructor-led session as a follow-up, which would include more role-specific info, as well as practice and feedback opportunities.Also, as I mentioned earlier, Adobe Presenter Video Express is great for creating quick overview demos about a new system -- more of a "see what it can do" type thing than a "here's how you do it" thing (unless the "it" is very simple and the video is used more as a microlearning/performance support type of offering).
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

Great for managing medium sized teams of people spread over geographically dispersed offices. Not so good for small teams (less than 15). Requires a degree of time and effort to set up correctly to provide useful data for management and a good experience for staff members, but once that effort has been made the results are great.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
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
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.6
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
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
8.0
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
8.4
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
6.0
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
8.1
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Reporting
Adobe Presenter
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Pros

  • This tool is great for allowing anyone already familiar with PowerPoint to convey reasonably simple and short content asynchronously. It's quick and easy to learn how to use it and even allows for some basic types of quiz questions.
  • You can publish it to your company's Adobe server (if you have one) or as a SCORM package to upload to a traditional LMS.
  • It gives you the choice of recording audio within its own PowerPoint ribbon (not my method of choice) or to import and sync audio created outside of Presenter (which I prefer, because it's easier to edit and maintain.)
  • I also love that it comes with Adobe Presenter Video Express, which can be used within the Presenter ribbon or as a stand-alone application. It's a very easy way to create short system demos with narration, and allows for zooming and panning, as well as allowing you to intersperse, or even simultaneously show, webcam video.
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  • It takes a lot of the fear out of performance reviews. We were very liberal about the way we implemented performance reviews before. As we grew, we knew we needed to be more organized. We wanted something that fit our culture – simple to use – and not just something that someone would use twice a year, but would use in 1-1s. It's simpler than Success Factors and happens to have features we’re looking for.
  • The analytics are good and the graphical interface is engaging. The analytics allow you to benchmark employees against each other in a non-threatening way.
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Cons

  • I don't know if this qualifies as a "con," per se, but it's important not to try and use this as a full-fledged e-learning authoring tool, as the opportunities it affords for effective practice and feedback is minimal. It's a well-named product, since "Presenter" really is best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide training.
  • There's no real "programming" ability (like being able to use custom actions and variables).
  • I also wish that, when syncing animations to audio narration, if you make a mistake mid-way through a slide, you could re-do just from where you made the mistake on forward, rather than having to resync the whole slide.
  • Better audio editing capabilities within the product would make it feel less "necessary" to me to use an external audio editing product.
  • It's also not the cheapest of the tools that does this kind of thing. For example, SNAP, by Trivantis, does many of the same things at about a tenth the cost.
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  • Being able to schedule check-ins with employees and have it calendarized in Outlook.
  • 9 Block definitions used to show up in analysis. Don't see them anymore in latest versions.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
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 Cornerstone3.0
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 Presenter7.3
Based on 1 answer
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 Cornerstone7.8
Based on 26 answers
The best and easiest interface I have used in my 11-year career.
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Reliability and Availability

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PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
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Performance

No score
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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.0
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 Presenter3.6
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
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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 25 answers
Great help.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Implementation

No score
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PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
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

I compared Adobe Presenter to Brainshark many years ago and found that I vastly preferred Presenter because it had much better quality audio (Brainshark used telephones to record audio at that point, although that may have changed over the years) and was easier and more intuitive to use (at least to me. I also looked at Snap, but that wasn't quite as full-featured, although it was vastly less expensive. Another main reason why we use Adobe Presenter is that my company is pretty deeply invested in Adobe products and we have our own hosted Adobe server, which we can easily publish to via Adobe Presenter
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Most review packages I've used in the past have been attached to the HRIS or created in house.
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Return on Investment

  • The net impact is extremely strong due to it's relatively low cost, high flexibility and extremely rapid development capability.
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  • Great tool for getting employees engaged in their professional goals
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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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