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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 5.7 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Benefit plan administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Leave and Attendance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
PiiQ by Cornerstone
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

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

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

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 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 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

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 1 answer
So far 100%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
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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

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
No answers yet
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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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.1
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
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
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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

SumTotal Talent Development

No score
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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

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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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

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

SumTotal Talent Development Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
SumTotal Talent Development
4.8

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
SumTotal Talent Development
6.1

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
SumTotal Talent Development

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