PiiQ by Cornerstone vs. Sage People

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
Sage People
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
An extensible, configurable, and flexible global cloud HR and People solution, Sage People aims to empower HR to lead change. Built on Salesforce, Sage People enables business to flow by being inclusive, agile, and resilient, designing new ways of working, successfully competing for talent, and driving business transformation. It does this through automation, to elevate the work of their HR teams and the workforce, using actionable People insights to experiment and innovate, while…N/A
Pricing
PiiQ by CornerstoneSage People
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 CornerstoneSage People
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$1,000 per installationRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PiiQ by CornerstoneSage People
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PiiQ by Cornerstone
Chose PiiQ by Cornerstone
Success Factors: we thought they were good too, but were very expensive and overkill for what we wanted. It was not overly complicated but just too expensive. Taleo - We were in the midst of being acquired when we selected this tool. Our acquirer was at the time was on Taleo. …
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PiiQ by CornerstoneSage People
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
11 Ratings
22% below category average
Sage People
-
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
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
7.1
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings3.32 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings3.12 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.2
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.7
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.2
3 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.8
2 Ratings
26% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
9.0
3 Ratings
13% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.5
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
7.8
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
8.0
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
Sage People
6.7
3 Ratings
15% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings2.12 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
PiiQ by CornerstoneSage People
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(40 ratings)
8.0
(3 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)
-
(0 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 CornerstoneSage People
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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Sage
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.
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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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Sage
  • 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.
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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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Sage
  • Training manuals are not much useful. You always need a helping hand to move forward.
  • When you have to look up employees, we have to provide their job title which I feel is not an efficient way.
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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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Sage
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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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Sage
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Cornerstone OnDemand
So far 100%.
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Sage
No answers on this topic
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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Sage
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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Sage
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Cornerstone OnDemand
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Sage
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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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Sage
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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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Sage
We moved to Sage People from a 20+-year-old internally developed HR software. We also evaluated other HR software such as Kronos, SAP, and BambooHR. Ultimately, we chose Sage because of the extensive support they provided to us and the ability to customize to fit our organization's needs. We loved the fact that they were completely cloud-based and built on a reputable platform (Salesforce).
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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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Sage
  • Has significantly improved our team resources by having one system and set of processes, rather than managing duplicate entry in multiple systems
  • Has allowed us to finally have a process for ensuring we can approve, manage, track and report employee PTO liability in one system
  • Improved HR Data reporting and Data Analytics for both HR and for managers, so that we can make better people and business decisions
  • Better manager and employee experiences by eliminating paper based request forms and automating workflows
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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

Sage People Screenshots

Screenshot of Reports on the matters that mean the most to the organization. Offers insights about a global workforce to suppot informed, data-driven business decisions with data that is always up to date.Screenshot of An employee self-service portal gives the workforce access to common HR tasks, such as managing personal and pay details, viewing company communications, and managing their time off.Screenshot of Sage People is used to manage time off, and track and manage planned and unplanned absences by team or by an individual.Screenshot of Locates future leaders, close skills gaps, and develops talent with a system for employees and managers to engage in conversations anytime, anywhere, with real-time feedback, instant recognition, flexible goal setting, and formal, flexible performance reviews.Screenshot of The Sage People mobile app is used to manage HR processes on-the-go.Screenshot of Sage People Payroll is a unified HR and Payroll system for UK and US teams, to provide an accurate, synced view of people costs.​