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64 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 5.8 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 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
6.9
Employee demographic data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
6.7
Employment history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6
Job profiles and administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
3.3
Organizational charting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.8
Organization and location management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
3.1

Payroll Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6
Support for external payroll vendors
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6

Leave and Attendance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.1
Approval workflow
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.2
Balance details
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.2

Employee Self Service

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.8
Update personal information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.8
View company policy documentation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
10.0
Employee recognition
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
4.1
View job history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6

HR Reporting

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.8
Report builder
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.8
Pre-built reports
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.8

Onboarding

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6
New hire portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6
Manager tracking tools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.6

Performance and Goals

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.1
Corporate goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.2
Individual goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.4
Performance tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
6.4

Performance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
6.8
Performance plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
5.7
Performance improvement plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
5.6
Review reminders
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.8
Multiple review frequency
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.2
Candidate ranking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
6.5
Job Requisition Management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.4
Publish to Social Media
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
2.1
Applicant Tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
5.6
Notifications and Alerts
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Sage People
8.0

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

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
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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 People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 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 People

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 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
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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 People

No score
No answers yet
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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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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 People

General

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

Sage People Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us for pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Sage People
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Sage People

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Sage People

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
Sage People

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
Sage People

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
Sage People

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Sage People

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Sage People

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