PiiQ by Cornerstone vs. PerformancePro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cornerstone’s PiiQ is an SMB offering formerly known as Sonar6. PiiQ is aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses and includes core learning management and performance management systems, including content creation, mobile accessibility, and in-product reporting.
$8
per user per month
PerformancePro
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PerformancePro, designed by HR Performance Solutions, offers performance management and salary administration applications used by over 200,000 professionals. The vendor’s value proposition is that Performance Pro focuses heavily on product development which leads to more customization options than its competitors - ensuring the application works exactly how HR, employees, and executives want it to. The vendor also says Performance Pro is also the only application on the market that combines…N/A
Pricing
PiiQ by CornerstonePerformancePro
Editions & Modules
PiiQ Performance
$8.00
per user per month
PiiQ Learning + Content
$8.00
per user per month
PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance
$15.00
per user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PiiQ by CornerstonePerformancePro
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$1,000 per installation$950 per installation
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PiiQ by CornerstonePerformancePro
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PiiQ by CornerstonePerformancePro
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
11 Ratings
22% below category average
PerformancePro
-
Ratings
Course authoring6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library6.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal6.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications6.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments6.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management5.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
PerformancePro
7.8
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
PerformancePro
8.5
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
PiiQ by CornerstonePerformancePro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(40 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(37 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(36 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.5
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PiiQ by CornerstonePerformancePro
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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HR Performance Solutions
Useful in a wide range of performance management-based situations. Allows options like supervisor and peer feedback, as well as messaging and addition of notes to profiles and appraisals. Allows for uploading of external documents as well as creation PerformancePro-specific documents. We have used the system for both bi-annual and annual appraisals, and both cycles worked well. If your organization keeps performance-based records in another system or file structure, you might not utilize many of the options PerformancePro has, which could lead to it feeling underutilized.
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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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HR Performance Solutions
  • Customization - allows employers to edit language throughout the review process to reflect company terminology.
  • Automation - automatic emails and reminders for every step of the appraisal process. Saves time by reducing human follow-up at various points.
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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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HR Performance Solutions
  • Interface - user interface could be updated to a more modern feel. Home screen (with widgets) feels somewhat cramped and widget displays could be more fully optimized.
  • Admin functions - Robust options, but the display of company edit pages is somewhat busy, and functions are sometimes buried under multiple pages of access.
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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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HR Performance Solutions
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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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HR Performance Solutions
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Cornerstone OnDemand
So far 100%.
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HR Performance Solutions
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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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HR Performance Solutions
No answers on this topic
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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HR Performance Solutions
In both chat and phone support, representatives have always been helpful and ready to offer assistance with any question or concern. Over the course of five years, there have been a few occasions when follow-up was assured but did not happen (or did not happen in a timely manner.) But much more frequently, support has been quick to follow-up and provide information as promised.
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Online Training
Cornerstone OnDemand
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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HR Performance Solutions
No answers on this topic
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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HR Performance Solutions
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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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HR Performance Solutions
No answers on this topic
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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HR Performance Solutions
  • Saves time by integrating multiple performance development aspects into one system.
  • Easy to customize to fully align with company strategies, resulting in a clear and consistent message when providing feedback and appraisals.
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ScreenShots

PiiQ by Cornerstone Screenshots

Screenshot of PiiQ Performance Employee ReviewScreenshot of PiiQ Learning on DevicesScreenshot of PiiQ Manager/Employee Check-insScreenshot of PiiQ 9-box Talent MatrixScreenshot of PiiQ Learning Publish New ContentScreenshot of PiiQ Learning Searchable Library & Self-registration