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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6.9 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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Paylocity
Course authoring
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.0
Paylocity
Course catalog or library
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
Paylocity
Player/Portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Paylocity
Learning content
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Paylocity
Mobile friendly
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Paylocity
Progress tracking & certifications
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.2
Paylocity
Assignments
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Paylocity
Compliance management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.8
Paylocity
Learning administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Paylocity
Learning reporting & analytics
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
Paylocity

Human Resource Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.0
Employee demographic data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.1
Employment history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.1
Job profiles and administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.3
Organizational charting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.2
Organization and location management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.5

Payroll Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.8
Pay calculation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.9
Support for external payroll vendors
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
5.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
5.7
Benefit plan administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.0
Direct deposit files
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.2
Reimbursement management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.3
Approval workflow
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.7
Balance details
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.3

Employee Self Service

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.8
Update personal information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.8
View company policy documentation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.4
Employee recognition
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.0
View job history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.9

Asset Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.6

HR Reporting

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.0
Report builder
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.9
Pre-built reports
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
4.7

Onboarding

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.3
New hire portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.9
Manager tracking tools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.6

Performance and Goals

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.2
Corporate goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.7
Individual goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.1
Performance tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.4

Performance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.8
Performance plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.8
Performance improvement plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.6
Review status tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.8
Review reminders
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.3
Multiple review frequency
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.4

Succession Planning

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.7
Create succession plans/pools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.6
Candidate ranking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.9
Candidate search
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.8
Candidate development
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.3
Job Requisition Management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.5
Company Website Posting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.2
Publish to Social Media
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
6.2
Job Search Site Posting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
8.8
Applicant Tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Paylocity
5.9

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.3
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

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.8
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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.1
Based on 30 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.5
Paylocity
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.8
Paylocity
7.1

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Paylocity
10.0

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