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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
Michael Gabriele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Employee demographic data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.7
Employment history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.0
Job profiles and administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Organizational charting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Organization and location management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9
Approval workflow
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Balance details
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9

Employee Self Service

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Update personal information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View company policy documentation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Employee recognition
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
View job history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Asset Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

HR Reporting

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Report builder
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.6
Pre-built reports
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5

Onboarding

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
New hire portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.5
Manager tracking tools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4

Performance and Goals

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9
Corporate goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Individual goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Line-of sight-visibility
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.4
Performance tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Performance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Performance plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Performance improvement plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Review status tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Review reminders
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Multiple review frequency
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Succession Planning

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1
Candidate development
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
Edward McKay | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • Calendar could be offered in a larger view by week
  • Requesting time and accepting it would be great if linked with our own calendar Bookeo
Kerri Martin | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.1
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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
Barbara Rhoades | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.4
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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) 9.1
Based on 9 answers
Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
Michael Gabriele | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
Tim Henry | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
Maaike van der Kroon | 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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

General

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

Sage HR (formerly CakeHR) Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.001
Shift Scheduling$3.001
Timesheets$3.001
Expenses Management$1.501
Recruitment$200.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
Product is module. No hidden fees Cancel anytime No credit card required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)
9.1

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Sage HR (formerly CakeHR)

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