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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SmarterU.com ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

6.6

PiiQ by Cornerstone

66%
8.6

SmarterU.com

86%
SmarterU.com ranks higher in 10/11 features

Course authoring

6.0
60%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Course catalog or library

6.8
68%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Player/Portal

6.8
68%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Learning content

6.6
66%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile friendly

7.9
79%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

6.2
62%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Assignments

6.7
67%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Compliance management

5.8
58%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Learning administration

6.6
66%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

6.9
69%
11 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Social learning

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • SmarterU.com is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

PiiQ by Cornerstone

86%
40 Ratings
9.9

SmarterU.com

99%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

30%
2 Ratings

SmarterU.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.5

PiiQ by Cornerstone

85%
37 Ratings

SmarterU.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

100%
2 Ratings

SmarterU.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

70%
2 Ratings

SmarterU.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

PiiQ by Cornerstone

88%
71 Ratings
8.0

SmarterU.com

80%
2 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

90%
1 Rating

SmarterU.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

PiiQ by Cornerstone

90%
4 Ratings

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

I think that SmarterU can be implemented in any organization in any industry. Especially in industries with more complex training requirements. The administration of the system is simple and the usability of the system to end users is even more simple
David Moore | 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

SmarterU.com

  • Software works on multiple devices: computer, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, etc.
  • Easy to navigate
Anonymous | 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

SmarterU.com

  • Reporting System can be improved.
David Moore | 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

SmarterU.com

General

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

Starting Price

SmarterU.com Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

SmarterU.com 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Really good support initially, now support is OK but we have fewer needs.
Anonymous | 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

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

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

SmarterU.com

Most online LMS systems work really well to track and manage training that the system is delivering. However, most systems are not very good at managing training requirements which are delivered outside of the system. For example, First Aid training, or license requirements are accomplished through third party. SmarterU was the only system we evaluation that was able to track these items with the ability to monitor the renew dates properly.
David Moore | 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

SmarterU.com

  • It has helped us to make sure our training is consistent across multiple locations and trainers and ensured less drift.
  • The course tracking and certification allows us to manage new hires and make sure they complete all required training to later achieve an RBT certification.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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