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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Tracking online learning completion for compliance or other reasons is easy within Cornerstone. Performance reviews are easy to set up and manage from the system as well. Searching for training can sometimes be difficult. Users do not know what types of subjects are available and can be confused as to how they can find a course.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.6
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.3
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.6
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.4
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.5
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.1
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.4
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Custom email configuration allows us to communicate not only the expectations but help our team members understand what is asked of them. The ability to target messages based on completion of items allow team members to take the next steps and stay focused on their learning and development.
  • Robust reporting - coupled with experienced LMS admins with excellent analytical skills, you can track progress with a high level of accuracy.
  • We have a LinkedIn Learning integration which has been a grand slam, in less than a year we have over 10,000-course completions. I personally have developed a "thirst to learn" because of this tremendous partnership and the easy to access content on my mobile device.
  • Custom Pages, we have over 50,000+ team members without company email and we use Custom pages as a Bulletin Board to layout all details for our career development program. This keeps our team members in the loop at all times.
  • If you have a dynamic, talented team which I am fortunate to have, who is eager to use this LMS with an excellent attitude you can make a great impact on your organization and truly develop a culture of learning and accountability.
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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.
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Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • It's an off the shelf package, so while you can add in custom fields (a big plus), it's very rigid in terms of how it is designed to be used. Not every company works in the same way, and I've found that a lot of the recruitment functionality is more suited to high level or blue chip hires, rather than seasonal or bulk hires.
  • Specific issues we are having revolve around the references functionality. We ended up having to develop something in-house, as the system doesn't let you verify referee details o relationships prior to triggering the reference request. In addition, the form for capturing referee details only requests a name and email address. As a company working with children and young adults, we need to ensure the references we obtain are professional and tie in with a person's work history.
  • The self-scheduling of interviews is a great feature, but it could be so much better. It's impossible to see what slots you have offered to someone, and it's also impossible to see what slots each recruiter has free. As such, you end up inviting people to book in an interview...only for them to discover that all the slots are already filled.
  • Notifications. Generally, this is poor in Cornerstone. If, for example, a candidate requests alternative interview dates, there is no notification that goes to the recruiter or person who initially created the invite. Likewise, if you use the email functionality within Cornerstone (which we'd like to do, as this helps to maintain a full history) when a candidate replies to the email there is no easy way of knowing they have replied unless recruiters go into the user's profile. As a high volume recruiter, this just isn't workable.
  • There are a number of other areas in the system that are 'OK' but with some development could be great. They include: Offer Letters, Editing/Deleting Data (if you want to update a field on an application form or delete a document you've uploaded...you need to put in a service request with Cornerstone), Reporting, and the overall 'bigger picture/ view' of a candidate and their application/work history.
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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
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Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 22 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
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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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.7
Based on 36 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.
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Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 answers
Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
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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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.5
Based on 15 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.3
Based on 35 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.
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In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.6
Based on 4 answers
Training was thorough.
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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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.8
Based on 6 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is simply more flexible, powerful and easier to use and manage than previous Learning Management systems that we have managed. I would say this carry's over to the implementation process as well. Far easier with Cornerstone.
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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.
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Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • One of the main reasons we switched to Cornerstone OnDemand was to deliver video training seamlessly. Cornerstone OnDemand has been able to support most of the video training we do. This has allowed us a single source delivery point, lowering the costs of having multiple delivery providers for SCORM and non-SCORM compliant content.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is far more difficult to administer for our trainers. This has taken up more time from training operations. Cornerstone OnDemand takes approximately 20% more effort to maintain, enroll, and communicate with our users and regional support staff across our nine offices.
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has a robust reporting system that is too difficult to use. We spend 65% more time getting reporting than we did with our previous LMS.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* One-time fee

Cornerstone OnDemand 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*

* per installation

PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules

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+ UsersCustom
PiiQ Learning 1-49 Users$4.003
PiiQ Learning 50-99 Users$3.503
PiiQ Learning 100-249 Users$3.003
PiiQ Learning 250+ UsersCustom
PiiQ Performance & Learning 50-99 Users$8.755
PiiQ Performance & Learning 100-249 Users$7.505
PiiQ Performance & Learning 250+ UsersCustom
  1. per user per month
  2. per user per month
  3. per user per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Support

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Implementation

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone

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