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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

emPerform

How easily the system interfaces with the HRIS system is essential for setup. Unfortunately, the emPerform system doesn't seem to perform as well as we would like. Review setup is cumbersome and time consuming. We like the customized workflow, but would like more abilities to assign reviewers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
emPerform
Course authoring
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.1
emPerform
Course catalog or library
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
emPerform
Player/Portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
emPerform
Learning content
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
emPerform
Mobile friendly
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
emPerform
Progress tracking & certifications
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.3
emPerform
Assignments
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
emPerform
Compliance management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.8
emPerform
Learning administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
emPerform
Learning reporting & analytics
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
emPerform

Pros

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

emPerform

  • Ability to customize workflow.
  • Ability for Human Resources to aid managers by making recommendations/edits to comments before employees receive their evaluation.
  • Customized security profiles to ensure each stage of the process is administered according to a specific business model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

emPerform

  • Layout modifications when employees and managers are in "review" mode. The system would benefit greatly from having everything accessible with only a single click. The current layout requires the reviewer to visit different areas before even reaching the rating area.
  • Cloud-based performance management! With the popularity of remote and telework positions, it would be fantastic to offer employees and managers the ability to log in from anywhere and still access the performance management system.
  • Ease of use and integration with HRIS systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

emPerform

emPerform 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We feel very strongly about moving to a platform that's easier to manage and provides our employees/managers with a faster tool. We like the convenience of cloud-based software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.8
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

emPerform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

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

emPerform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

emPerform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.1
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

emPerform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

emPerform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

emPerform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

emPerform

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

emPerform

  • Reduction in administrative time by having all of the performance evaluations available through an electronic portal.
  • Ability to have quick reporting on the status of evaluations and metrics on suggested training and development plans.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

emPerform

General

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

emPerform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
emPerform
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
emPerform
5.0

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
emPerform

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
emPerform

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
emPerform

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
emPerform

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
emPerform

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
emPerform

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