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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%

    SumTotal Talent Development

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    PiiQ by Cornerstone ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Course authoring

    6.0
    60%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    6.8
    68%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    6.8
    68%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    6.6
    66%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    6.2
    62%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    5.8
    58%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    6.6
    66%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    6.9
    69%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.9

    SumTotal Talent Development

    19%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    Payroll Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.3

    SumTotal Talent Development

    33%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Leave and Attendance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating

    Employee Self Service

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    1 Rating

    HR Reporting

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    10%
    SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • SumTotal Talent Development is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings
    1.1

    SumTotal Talent Development

    11%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings
    6.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    60%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings
    2.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    20%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings
    3.0

    SumTotal Talent Development

    30%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating

    SumTotal Talent Development

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
    Anonymous | 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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
    • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
    • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
    • Reporting is complicated.
    • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
    • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
    • Support for the product is lacking.
    Anonymous | 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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SumTotal Talent Development 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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 6.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
    Kimberly Barricklow | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    PiiQ by Cornerstone 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    So far 100%.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    SumTotal Talent Development 3.0
    Based on 4 answers
    We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
    Anonymous | 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

    SumTotal Talent Development

    • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
    • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
    • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
    • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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