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Top Rated
64 Ratings
Top Rated
64 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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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

Skillsoft Books

It is well suited for enhancing your current curriculums and allowing learners the ability to expand their knowledge with current book selections. It is a valuable asset to eLearning courses and for developing your employees
Jennifer Clouser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Skillsoft Books
Course authoring
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.1
Skillsoft Books
Course catalog or library
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
Skillsoft Books
Player/Portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Skillsoft Books
Learning content
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Skillsoft Books
Mobile friendly
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Skillsoft Books
Progress tracking & certifications
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.3
Skillsoft Books
Assignments
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Skillsoft Books
Compliance management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.8
Skillsoft Books
Learning administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Skillsoft Books
Learning reporting & analytics
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Skillsoft Books

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

Skillsoft Books

  • Books 24x7 is very good at keeping their content up to date, offering new selections on a regular basis.
  • The books are easy to search for by topic and can be sorted and stored for future reading in a custom library.
  • The selection of books is very versatile and multi-faceted.
Richard (Ric) Hazel | 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

Skillsoft Books

  • Increase the number of books offered in both eBook and audiobook
  • Increase the catalog by creating a section for online articles not just books
Jennifer Clouser | 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

Skillsoft Books

Skillsoft Books 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Books 24x7 is a useful tool for growth, knowledge sharing, and overall intellectual health within the company. Our company has been very forward thinking in offering this to every employee. As a result, people have been able to grow in areas they may not have previously explored because of the free access to resources they may not have bothered with before they had free access to them.
Richard (Ric) Hazel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 7.8
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

Skillsoft Books

Skillsoft Books 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The ability to read and/or listen to books offline is very helpful especially while flying and in remote areas with no internet. The books are easy to load on your laptop, phone or tablet. This is invaluable.
Jennifer Clouser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skillsoft Books

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

Skillsoft Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.1
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

Skillsoft Books

Skillsoft Books 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have standing meetings every month with our support team along with having a customer service portal with Knowledge Base and online support
Jennifer Clouser | 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

Skillsoft Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Skillsoft Books

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

Skillsoft Books

We have used no other products similar to Books 24x7. I am certain that HR probably tested or reviewed several options before settling on this product, but I have no information related to why they decided on Books 24x7.
Richard (Ric) Hazel | 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

Skillsoft Books

  • The product has improved the furthering education aspect of all jobs within in the company by offering access to books both inside and outside the employees job description.
  • Workgroups have be able to read books at the same time while cooperating on a certain initiative, allowing for open conversations in relation to what they are reading.
  • Our company's leadership initiatives have been strengthened due to the free access to leadership related material offered within Books 24x7.
Richard (Ric) Hazel | 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

Skillsoft Books

General

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

Skillsoft Books Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Skillsoft Books
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Skillsoft Books
9.0

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Skillsoft Books
10.0

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
Skillsoft Books

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
Skillsoft Books

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Skillsoft Books
10.0

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Skillsoft Books

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Skillsoft Books

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