PiiQ by Cornerstone vs. SAP SuccessFactors

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
SAP SuccessFactors
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
SAP SuccessFactors is a suite of HR/HCM products covering these capability areas: core HR and payroll, recruiting and onboarding, learning and development, performance and compensation management, workforce analytics and planning, and employee experience management.
$85
per year Up to 100 Employees
Pricing
PiiQ by CornerstoneSAP SuccessFactors
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 CornerstoneSAP SuccessFactors
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$1,000 per installationNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PiiQ by CornerstoneSAP SuccessFactors
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PiiQ by CornerstoneSAP SuccessFactors
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
11 Ratings
22% below category average
SAP SuccessFactors
-
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
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
405 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.2353 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.0363 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.5349 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.4332 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.9376 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8333 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.1208 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
216 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.2158 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.2137 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.8131 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.3137 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.3137 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2165 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.2119 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
219 Ratings
4% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.5217 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.1176 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.4149 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
335 Ratings
3% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.9236 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.8322 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.9202 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.0182 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.0308 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
6.6
332 Ratings
14% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.8319 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.4294 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5240 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
263 Ratings
3% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.2253 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.3229 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
338 Ratings
2% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.9298 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.2334 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.9271 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.7313 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
359 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.8342 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.7288 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.2319 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.1324 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.8256 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
241 Ratings
2% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.8222 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.7204 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.6212 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.6192 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
-
Ratings
SAP SuccessFactors
4.1
287 Ratings
62% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.7270 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.8256 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.2218 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.7244 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.4220 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.4257 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.6260 Ratings
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User Ratings
PiiQ by CornerstoneSAP SuccessFactors
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(40 ratings)
8.3
(459 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(2 ratings)
9.4
(34 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(37 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(36 ratings)
8.0
(25 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.9
(11 ratings)
Configurability
6.5
(9 ratings)
7.8
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(373 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
PiiQ by CornerstoneSAP SuccessFactors
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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SAP
Well suited: For employee leaning management system (LMS) - Successfactors LMS allows orgs to deliver and track employee training programs. It addresses issues related to skill gaps, compliance training and overall employee development. Less appropriate: For Workforce analytics and reporting: I personally found the analytics segment difficult and cumbersome to use.
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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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SAP
  • Streamlined access to HR data which can be used for deriving insights using SAP Analytics Cloud
  • End to end and seamless integration with SAP eco system and integration with other Microsoft solutions
  • Great learning experience for employees on SAP SuccessFactors platform
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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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SAP
  • The whole software is not user friendly from and admin side.
  • A lot of our problems have stemmed from our implementation partner not having the knowledge and experience we needed.
  • Updates to the system have been made and it’s affected too many entities in our learning module. Settings to previous uploads needed to be changed, the previous settings applied did not work the same, etc. constant updates are needed.
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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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SAP
We have put a vast amount of time and effort into our installation- and there is more work to be done, but the system has a lot of benefits that we plan to maximize and optimize in order to generate the greatest value for everyone involved
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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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SAP
SSFF is very user friendly and intuitive even for a non tech employee. Also, there´s a complete database and community where we can find solution to common and uncommon issues
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Reliability and Availability
Cornerstone OnDemand
So far 100%.
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SAP
Until now we have not had serious availability problems with SuccessFactors, we had Microsoft Active Directory and SSO with ADFS and we had availability problems but because of problems with ADFS, we migrated to Azure AD and with that the availability problems of SuccessFactors because of ADFS went away. The only windows of unavailability that we have had are those that we are communicated to do maintenance and upgrades.
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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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SAP
The performance is very good, the truth is that we have not had serious performance problems, some complex reports may take a little longer, but considering the complexity and the amount of records it is an acceptable time. We have never received a complaint from users regarding page loading speed.
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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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SAP
SuccessFactors Employee Central gets a middle of the road rating from me because of the things it does really well - Training. It falls short with the objectives cascade and visibility amongst my reports. That's what brings it down to a 5. Objectives need to be clear and concise in order to gain buy-in from your reports, and SuccessFactors muddies that by poor delineation between cascaded attributes and my report's objectives. The whole objectives cascade can be reworked.
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In-Person Training
Cornerstone OnDemand
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SAP
The in-person training was with a consultancy, we have taken several courses, all very specific. They have been reports in ecp, general configuration of ec, reports and IAS
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Online Training
Cornerstone OnDemand
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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SAP
We use SAP Learning, and we like it very much, the topics are updated along with the products, we have access to the SFX customer certifications and we have done them all, in general the SAP learning platform is very good and complete.
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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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SAP
As we were new with all this, we would greatly appreciate if we had assitance directly from SAP so we can implement the modules with all of its features and best practices. Unfortunately, we notice that the partner left some thing incomplete.
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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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SAP
SAP success factors provided robust talent management, global scalability and strong analytics capabilities. And they provide strong user experience options and there is no limitation on customisation as is the case with Oracle HCM Cloud. It has the specific modules which the organisation desires and has strong existing integration capabilities and with existing systems .
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cornerstone OnDemand
No answers on this topic
SAP
I dont be part in te contract
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Scalability
Cornerstone OnDemand
No answers on this topic
SAP
The scalability and flexibility of SuccessFactors is unbeatable. It is very easy to scale the product to new countries and areas, and with the help of CPI it can be easily integrated.
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Professional Services
Cornerstone OnDemand
No answers on this topic
SAP
We did use this service to do analysis of the solution being implemented. It was a good check point during the project to see if everything is going as planned.
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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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SAP
  • As my project was using SAP ECC system for ERP, SuccessFactors was well integrated with the overall project as a whole due to its compatibility being a SAP product.
  • As I have have highlighted multiple time, using SAP Analytics Cloud, we built multiple reports with help of the analytics team that presented detailed visualizations of the available HCM data
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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

SAP SuccessFactors Screenshots

Screenshot of SAP SuccessFactors Learning supports informal and collaborative learningScreenshot of A modern LMS experience that puts learning opportunities at the center of business operations and goals.Screenshot of Learning dashboard and metrics in SAP SuccessFactors Learning.Screenshot of SAP SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace.Screenshot of Information on employee requests, evaluations, and performance in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.