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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%

    Paylocity

    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

    Human Resource Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Paylocity

    72%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    273 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    273 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    245 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    252 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    222 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    223 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    194 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Paylocity

    77%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    281 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    125 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    175 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    192 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    277 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    214 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    130 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Paylocity

    71%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    224 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    238 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    175 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Paylocity

    81%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    289 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    293 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    238 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    202 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    242 Ratings

    Asset Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Paylocity

    70%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    86 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Paylocity

    64%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    257 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    260 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    164 Ratings

    Onboarding

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Paylocity

    76%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    237 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    186 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Paylocity

    71%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    108 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    121 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    96 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    128 Ratings

    Performance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Paylocity

    67%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    144 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    125 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    148 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    151 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    128 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.9

    Paylocity

    59%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    60 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    76 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    78 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    65 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Paylocity

    72%
    Paylocity ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    122 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    126 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    99 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    123 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    105 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    136 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    139 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Paylocity is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Online Training

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings
    6.5

    Paylocity

    65%
    312 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings
    7.6

    Paylocity

    76%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings
    7.6

    Paylocity

    76%
    11 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Paylocity

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings
    5.0

    Paylocity

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings
    1.9

    Paylocity

    19%
    38 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Paylocity

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings
    6.4

    Paylocity

    64%
    4 Ratings

    Configurability

    6.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    65%
    9 Ratings

    Paylocity

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    Paylocity is simply the best payroll and tax reporting service I have ever used. In addition to these vital functions, it does a host of additional things with excellence including time and attendance reporting, 401(k) integration & automatic reporting, and benefits administration, all supported by a stellar customer service team
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    Pros

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    • 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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    Paylocity

    • Payroll is easy and well integrated with Time and Labor.
    • The support staff is exemplary; probably the best I have ever worked with.
    • Paylocity is proactive in addressing issues of law and the marketplace. They are constantly evolving to meet the current needs of its customers.
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    Cons

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    • 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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    Paylocity

    • I'd like to see a change where employees are NOT able to even punch in if they have 8 hours of PTO scheduled for that day. This happens a lot and employees forget to cancel their PTO and it's a hassle.
    • I don't like where they moved my invoice for Paylocity to the cash management tab. I'd rather just get it from the reports tab like I always did.
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    Pricing Details

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Starting Price

    $8 per user per month

    Editions & Modules

    PiiQ by Cornerstone editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    PiiQ Performance$8.001
    PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance$15.002
    PiiQ Learning + Content$8.003

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month
    2. per user per month
    3. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $1,000

    Additional Details

    Paylocity

    Starting Price

    $2 Per Employee Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Paylocity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Paylocity$2.001

    Footnotes

    1. Per Employee Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
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    Usability

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    Although it is fairly easy to use, there are some processes that just don't make munch sense. For example, if an employee has 2 bank accounts and the funds are returned from one account the process to reissue is TEDIOUS and confusing. Unless you want to PAY for Paylocity to do it for you. I think the manual process should be as easy for us.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    So far 100%.
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    Paylocity

    Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
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    Performance

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
    Read full review

    Support Rating

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    The frustrations I have with Paylocity customer support are what drove me to leave a review in the first place so I can warn anyone considering purchasing this product. I really like the software and it has a lot of great features, but my complete distrust of their customer service has led me to rue the day I chose Paylocity to be our payroll vendor. For one thing, they are often slow to respond. That alone might be manageable, except even when I do get a response, half the time the answers are incomplete/not helpful, if not completely incorrect! Imagine waiting 90 days and paying thousands of dollars for a corrected W2 only for it to come back more incorrect than it was when you started, and not only that but they also made me question my sanity trying to convince me that they were correct when it was BLATANTLY wrong - and that's just one example! Sometimes you might be lucky to get a decent customer service rep using the chat help feature, but most of the time whoever you talk to does not seem to have any more knowledge of the system than you do. I am a patient person and I have a lot of grace for administrative errors (we're all human) but Paylocity customer service is consistently unreliable and sometimes unprofessional to boot. To their credit, the sales and implementation teams do seem really good. It seems like maybe they just can't retain good customer service reps. We've been through several account managers without ever having a good experience.
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    Online Training

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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    Paylocity

    They have great training tools!
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    Implementation Rating

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    I would make sure you have a dedicated team at Paylocity to complete the implementation. We had staff from Paylocity quit and things were not completed properly. They dropped the ball so to speak on that portion of it. we have encountered multiple issues since then and are still not using the Time off tracking to its full capabilities.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    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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    Paylocity

    We liked that Paylocity had all modules within one system instead of having to use multiple systems for recruiting, onboarding, personnel files, and payroll. We have used Paycom for several years, and Paylocity is a much more organized and "clean" platform with more advanced features. ApplicantPro did the job but recruiting in the HRIS was great, and it is also more organized and has more features for customization. Although we do wish we could post to more sites other than Indeed without having to spend more with JobTarget.
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    Return on Investment

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    • 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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    Paylocity

    • Positive - saved HR 50% of its time due to streamlining Admin functions. Period.
    • Positive - saved managers at least 10% of their total time by reducing admin functions (they can manage people through phones)
    • Positive - reduced payroll FTE by 1.5 in first 3 months due to automation
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