PiiQ by Cornerstone vs. Trakstar Perform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cornerstone’s PiiQ is an SMB offering formerly known as Sonar6. PiiQ is aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses and includes core learning management and performance management systems, including content creation, mobile accessibility, and in-product reporting.
$8
per user per month
Trakstar Perform
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Trakstar's Performance Appraisal software helps HR and organization manage feedback, goals and reviews. The user can build customized appraisal forms, set SMART goals, and create flexible workflows to meet the needs of an organization. 360/Multi-rater feedback is an option. Trakstar's implementation is customized, and Trakstar offers a free trial, price quote, or a live demo from a real person.
$4,370
per year
Pricing
PiiQ by CornerstoneTrakstar Perform
Editions & Modules
PiiQ Performance
$8.00
per user per month
PiiQ Learning + Content
$8.00
per user per month
PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance
$15.00
per user per month
Trakstar
$4370.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PiiQ by CornerstoneTrakstar Perform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$1,000 per installationNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PiiQ by CornerstoneTrakstar Perform
Top Pros
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Features
PiiQ by CornerstoneTrakstar Perform
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
11 Ratings
22% below category average
Trakstar Perform
-
Ratings
Course authoring6.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library6.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal6.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications6.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments6.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management5.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
PiiQ by CornerstoneTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(40 ratings)
6.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(37 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(36 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.5
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PiiQ by CornerstoneTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
Cornerstone OnDemand
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.
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Mitratech
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.
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Pros
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • 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.
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Mitratech
  • 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.
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Cons
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • 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
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Mitratech
  • 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)
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Likelihood to Renew
Cornerstone OnDemand
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.
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Mitratech
Very simple to use, great support.
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Usability
Cornerstone OnDemand
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.
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Mitratech
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Cornerstone OnDemand
So far 100%.
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Mitratech
No answers on this topic
Performance
Cornerstone OnDemand
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.
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Mitratech
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
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.
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Mitratech
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
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Online Training
Cornerstone OnDemand
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Mitratech
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
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
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Mitratech
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Alternatives Considered
Cornerstone OnDemand
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.
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Mitratech
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
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Return on Investment
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • 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.
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Mitratech
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

PiiQ by Cornerstone Screenshots

Screenshot of PiiQ Performance Employee ReviewScreenshot of PiiQ Learning on DevicesScreenshot of PiiQ Manager/Employee Check-insScreenshot of PiiQ 9-box Talent MatrixScreenshot of PiiQ Learning Publish New ContentScreenshot of PiiQ Learning Searchable Library & Self-registration