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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Trakstar Perform

This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well.I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Trakstar Perform
Course authoring
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.0
Trakstar Perform
Course catalog or library
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
Trakstar Perform
Player/Portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.7
Trakstar Perform
Learning content
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.5
Trakstar Perform
Mobile friendly
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Trakstar Perform
Progress tracking & certifications
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.2
Trakstar Perform
Assignments
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Trakstar Perform
Compliance management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.8
Trakstar Perform
Learning administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
Trakstar Perform
Learning reporting & analytics
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
Trakstar Perform

Performance and Goals

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
6.8
Corporate goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.1
Subordinate goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
6.1
Individual goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
5.9
Line-of sight-visibility
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
8.5
Performance tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
4.3

Performance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
8.5
Performance plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.6
Plan weighting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.6
Manager note taking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
5.7
Performance improvement plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
8.0
Review status tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.0
Rater nomination workflow
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
6.0
Review reminders
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
8.8
Workflow restrictions
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.1
Multiple review frequency
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.2
Reporting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Trakstar Perform
9.6

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

Trakstar Perform

  • Trakstar sends out a lot of automated reminders to participants, encouraging them to take notes and provide feedback on a regular basis.
  • Trakstar generates analysis (i.e., rater bais) automatically that would otherwise be labor intensive to do manually.
  • Trakstar has a feature that allows administrators to see what each individual employee sees - this is critical in ensuring that the performance review process goes smoothly.
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

Trakstar Perform

  • The reporting features are a bit weak. But you can download Excel-ready files to manipulate on your own.
  • The dashboard feature (prior to June 2013) was very nice, but missing in the latest version.
  • Automated reports, quarterly for example, would be nice to send to Senior Leadership (missing in the current version/requires manual input)
Sam Sternman | 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

Trakstar Perform

Trakstar Perform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very simple to use, great support.
Sam Sternman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.3
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

Trakstar Perform

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

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

Trakstar Perform

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

Trakstar Perform

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.8
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

Trakstar Perform

Trakstar Perform 9.2
Based on 6 answers
Trakstar has been very responsive to my questions and support has been able to speak with me on the phone as needed. Also, when I told Trakstar that my employees were not delighted by the product, they did a special session with me to diagnose any issues and to make recommendations for how I could improve the tool's usefulness in my job. I appreciated their support here
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

Trakstar Perform

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

Trakstar Perform

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

Trakstar Perform

I did not make the purchase decision for Trakstar, but at a previous job I used Reflektive. Many of the outcomes of the tool are the same, even if the product interface and language is slightly different
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

Trakstar Perform

  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.
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

Trakstar Perform

General

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

Trakstar Perform Editions & Modules

Edition
Trakstar$4370.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.5
Trakstar Perform
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Trakstar Perform
8.0

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Trakstar Perform

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
Trakstar Perform

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
Trakstar Perform

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.8
Trakstar Perform
9.2

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Trakstar Perform

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Trakstar Perform

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