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61 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate 360

If you are looking for a suite of tools to support every type of eLearning development that you could imagine, look no further. Articulate 360 supports PowerPoint native course creation in Studio 360, Rapid eLearning Development with robust configuration and interactivity options in Storyline 360, a responsive drag-and-drop creation tool in Rise, and a time-saving godsend of a review tool in Articulate Review. The mere fact that Articulate throws a huge content library on top of that is incredible icing on the cake.
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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

Articulate 360
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.8
Course authoring
Articulate 360
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Course catalog or library
Articulate 360
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Player/Portal
Articulate 360
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Learning content
Articulate 360
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Mobile friendly
Articulate 360
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate 360
5.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
Articulate 360
10.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2
Compliance management
Articulate 360
1.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate 360
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Learning administration
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.2

Onboarding

Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Performance and Goals

Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Corporate goal setting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.6
Subordinate goal setting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Individual goal setting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Performance tracking
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.4
Performance plans
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Plan weighting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.9
Manager note taking
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.6
Performance improvement plans
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.1
Rater nomination workflow
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Workflow restrictions
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Reporting
Articulate 360
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9

Pros

  • Enhances support for mobile devices with the move away from primarily relying on Flash. The HTML5 engine has been rebuilt and now offers the option for specifying which type of output is published (HTML5 Only, HTML5/Flash, Flash/HTML5, Flash Only).
  • The new Review tool makes it possible for reviewers to provide feedback which also shows exactly what was on-screen at the time they post each comment. This will greatly help alleviate confusion from vague bits of feedback now that developers can see exactly what happened.
  • The lightweight screen-casting tools Peek and Preso help to better support our developers and answer client questions whenever an email simply isn't enough. Having the ability to quickly record my desktop screen, or annotate screens with my feedback, and upload it to Articulate 360 to share nicely streamlines my workflow.
  • Having access to high quality templates, characters, and images (coming soon) will streamline the process for sourcing stock media in a way that better manages costs, since it's included in the price of the subscription.
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  • Great way to visually identify how different staff members are progressing and performing
  • Simple and intuitive interface for staff members to use - making the process of job performance reviews more enjoyable
  • Good existing library of competencies to draw upon
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Cons

  • Subscription based software model are something I'm not a fan of.
  • There are limited options for editing the player, it would be nice to see more design option here.
  • Hosting content on a tablet without using articulate servers.
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  • Need to include a signature line or checkbox where the employee can acknowledge receipt and review of the final document as submitted by the manager (and the date of same). This would be very helpful so there is no viable argument about the content of the document especially if an employee dispute and/or lawsuit regarding performance issues arises in the future.
  • A feature enabling employees to print out the final document. Right now, only the manager has a print command button on the screen. The employee can attempt this by using the browser’s menu option (i.e. mouse right click > print command) but the resulting hard copy is incomplete and poorly formatted. The word processor within Piiq has somewhat limited features compared to what is available in MS Word or even the more basic Windows Wordpad. But the interface is improved from the earlier version.
  • The final print out doesn’t match the screen output. Ratings that are displayed graphically on the screen are Instead displayed as text. The end result is wordy and, at best, awkward to read.
  • A 360-degree review that can be sent to parties outside the company would be helpful, especially for rating senior managers and executives who have extensive vendor or third-party relationships contributing to the overall performance rating.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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

No score
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PiiQ by Cornerstone7.6
Based on 23 answers
There are not enough wizards to help people through the process. While the interface is non-threatening, people still need help in understanding what to do. There are 2 tabs on the top that could be combined into one
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone8.7
Based on 22 answers
Support is phenomenal! Easy to use, always receive a timely response
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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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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've used many other authoring tools in the past and by far, Articulate 360 is the most intuitive, easiest to use tool out there. The time needed to ramp up on the tool after training is minimal comparatively with the other tools I've used.
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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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Return on Investment

  • We are now able to deliver true rapid e-Learning to our customers: faster and cheaper than ever before.
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  • Since we just implemented I do not see any big changes.
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Pricing Details

Articulate 360

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Articulate 360 Editions & Modules
Articulate 360
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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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