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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%

    Sage HR

    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
    8.4

    Sage HR

    84%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    7 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    3 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Sage HR

    72%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    8 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    8 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    5 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Sage HR

    89%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    7 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    6 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings

    Asset Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    4 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Sage HR

    64%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    7 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    7 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Onboarding

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Sage HR

    79%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    6 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    5 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Sage HR

    82%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    5 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Performance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Sage HR

    83%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Sage HR

    65%
    Sage HR ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Sage HR is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings
    7.7

    Sage HR

    77%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Sage HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Sage HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Sage HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings
    9.1

    Sage HR

    91%
    9 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating

    Sage HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Sage HR

    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

    Sage HR

    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

    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

    • 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

    • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
    • Custom reporting and history
    • Time off policies tracking and management
    Anonymous | 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

    Sage HR

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $1.5 per user, per month

    Sage HR 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

    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

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Sage HR

    Sage HR 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 2 answers
    So far 100%.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sage HR

    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

    Sage HR

    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

    Sage HR

    Sage HR 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

    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

    Sage HR

    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

    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

    • 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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