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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is well suited for having a single or almost-single source of training for a very large organization. The ease of putting a course into the system and making it available across the enterprise or pushing it out as an assignment with a due date is great. It also handles the ability to push out large amounts of training to users through assignments pretty well, although sometimes it does take a while to process.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.0
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.4
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.2
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.8
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Access to a huge community of training resources training webinars and social communities. Cornerstone does a great job with providing administrators with the tools and people to get connected on utilizing the product.
  • Ability to load or upload files of data. I used Cornerstone with a smaller company and now I'm with a company with a larger employee group. Cornerstone's ability to load certain data for specific features saves administrators time and effort when carrying out tasks and projects.
  • Access to permissions and constraints. This allows us to either centralize or de-centralize tasks to our organization partners based on business needs.
  • Cornerstone's available integrations in the Edge Marketplace also is becoming extremely helpful. With so many applications within a business, we're looking to have a "hub" where our employees can have a one-stop shop for learning.
Anonymous | 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

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • There are a lot of resources for help, which is great, but there are a mix of locations to find them. It would be nice if they were all in one central location.
  • The HR Suite product is very basic. I am hoping the new merger with Saba will help improve this tool.
  • They don't have a way to roll up changes in the pilot portal into the production portal, so when you test changes, you then have to manually made those updates in production. I've worked with software elsewhere that they can just push those changes into production.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.7
Based on 25 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.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.8
Based on 25 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.
Andriy Verminskyy | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.9
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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.2
Based on 34 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
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.2
Based on 36 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

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.9
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.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.1
Based on 5 answers
The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is lightyears ahead of HealthStream. HealthStream's system is archaic and does not have any features besides basic compliance training. HealthStream is not visually appealing and users simply choose to log in and complete only what has been assigned to them. Cornerstone's catalog is so much more user friendly and inviting.
Chelsea Polette, M.A. | 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

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
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Increased Performance Development - We were aiming for a more involved performance process between employees and managers. This is something that we continue to develop, but Cornerstone's Check-Ins functionality is the tool needed to bring performance into the future. Even just setting up the system to allow for one on one check-ins is a huge advancement in foster great communications between managers and employees.
Anonymous | 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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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$8.001
PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance$15.001
PiiQ Learning + Content$8.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
PiiQ by Cornerstone

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
PiiQ by Cornerstone

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