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Score 8.7 out of 100

iSpring Suite

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%

    iSpring Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    PiiQ by Cornerstone ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Course authoring

    6.0
    60%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    6.8
    68%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    6.8
    68%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    6.6
    66%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    6.2
    62%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    5.8
    58%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    6.6
    66%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    6.9
    69%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • iSpring Suite is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings
    9.2

    iSpring Suite

    92%
    38 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings
    7.3

    iSpring Suite

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings
    9.0

    iSpring Suite

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings

    iSpring Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings

    iSpring Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings
    7.5

    iSpring Suite

    75%
    18 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating

    iSpring Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings

    iSpring Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    iSpring Suite

    Without a doubt, iSpring software is the BEST product out there! However, it is becoming priced out of reality for small, non-profit agencies. I would have recommended this as the first purchase option 5 years ago, however pricing has become more of a determining factor for those asking me for recommendations.
    Brian P. Pasquale, PhD, MPH, NRP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    iSpring Suite

    • iSpring integrates with PowerPoint extremely well and enables the user to develop training in PowerPoint with ease.
    • iSpring characters are fantastic. They continue to add more regularly features regularly.
    • The voice recording and ability to integrate music is a very easy process.
    • Customer service is fantastic. They are quick to respond and their training is easy to follow.
    Karen Hockins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | 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

    iSpring Suite

    • The software is in constant revision, so if you search for help online, be sure you are researching the correct revision. There is a lot of debris information about iSpring Suite online.
    • The Presentation and Publishing features are somewhat intimidating at first. Be sure you pay attention to every detail. The training I develop is pretty standardized, so I was able to write instructions for myself to follow to ensure each instance was set up the same way each time.
    • There are a lot of 'extras' I never use, such as characters and interactions, so be sure your style of training development is aligned with what iSpring has to offer.
    David Potter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Starting Price

    $8 per user per month

    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

    iSpring Suite

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $770 per year per user

    iSpring Suite Editions & Modules

    Edition
    iSpring Suite$770.001
    iSpring Suite Max$970.001
    1. Author/Year
    Additional Pricing Details
    Academic, non-profit, government and volume siscounts are available.

    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

    iSpring Suite

    iSpring Suite 7.3
    Based on 2 answers
    I would give it 10 but I also like to try new solutions.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.5
    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

    iSpring Suite

    iSpring Suite 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The software integration was appealing to our department--particularly to the faculty who had not, prior to the pandemic, taught online--because it integrates with an already known entity: PowerPoint. Furthermore, iSpring's assessment builder with its wide variety of questions is extremely easy to use--basically plug and play--for any level of comfort that a faculty member has in terms of online teaching.
    Kathleen M Jarchow | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    So far 100%.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    iSpring Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    iSpring Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.8
    Based on 71 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

    iSpring Suite

    iSpring Suite 7.5
    Based on 18 answers
    We haven't had an issue with iSpring support in the time we have been using the application. The few times we have reached out for advice, we have been sent replies within a day. This is only due to the time zone difference. There have been times when troubleshooting has resulted in a message that the function we were looking for or the content we were looking to create is not possible, but in every case, our request has been passed onto the development team for follow up and possible integration with future patches.
    Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    iSpring Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 9.0
    Based on 4 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

    iSpring Suite

    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

    iSpring Suite

    Therer are several other interactive video creation tools out there, such as Camtasia, Adobe Captivate and even PowerPoint on its own, but none of them come close to offering the galaxy of features that is served up by iSpring Suite, and it's the easiest to learn and use with affordable price tags
    Bernard Alsina | 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

    iSpring Suite

    • A very positive impact is being able to complete the whole authorting process based on the work of one single professional (author). Before iSpring, we needed to involve a technical person to create pages, animations, interactions, etc. It means cost reductions and time saving.
    • The product has a low price when compared to similar competitors. It is a great advantage when it is necessary to purchase licenses for many users.
    • Medium learning curve. It does not take too long to train someone new to use the tool, but the final product should be simple at first. Depending on the size of a course or amount of objects to generate, productivity may be an issue depending on the knowledge level of the authoring users.
    Luciano Gardesani Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer

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