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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%

    Sage People

    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
    6.9

    Sage People

    69%
    Sage People ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    2 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    2 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    2 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.3
    33%
    2 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    2 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    2 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    2 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Sage People

    96%
    Sage People ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    2 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Sage People

    91%
    Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    2 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    2 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Sage People

    87%
    Sage People ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    2 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    2 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.1
    41%
    2 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    2 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    Sage People

    98%
    Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    2 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    2 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    2 Ratings

    Onboarding

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Sage People

    96%
    Sage People ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    2 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    2 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Sage People

    71%
    Sage People ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings

    Performance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Sage People

    68%
    Sage People ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    2 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    2 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Sage People

    80%
    Sage People ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    2 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    2 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Sage People

    65%
    Sage People ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.1
    21%
    2 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    2 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sage People is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings
    9.0

    Sage People

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Sage People

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings

    Sage People

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Sage People

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Sage People

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings

    Sage People

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating

    Sage People

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Sage People

    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 People

    Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
    Jeremiah Miller | 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 People

    • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
    • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
    • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
    Stacie Alexander, SPHR | 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 People

    • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
    • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
    • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
    • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
    Jeremiah Miller | 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 People

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required

    Starting Price

    $11 per month per user

    Sage People Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Please contact us for pricing.

    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 People

    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 People

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    So far 100%.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Sage People

    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 People

    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 People

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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 People

    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 People

    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 People

    Sage was a better fit for us for two reasons. One is that SuccessFactors seemed geared toward larger, more structured companies rather than to mid-size companies. The second reason is that from an Implementation standpoint, Sage has their own team while SuccessFactors uses third-party vendors. We felt that Sage would be more invested with us and a better partner in our success.
    Stacie Alexander, SPHR | 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 People

    • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
    • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
    • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
    Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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