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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    6.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    66%

    Trakstar Perform

    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

    Performance and Goals

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Trakstar Perform

    96%
    Trakstar Perform ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Subordinate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    4 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    4 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    4 Ratings

    Performance Management

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    Trakstar Perform

    99%
    Trakstar Perform ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Plan weighting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Manager note taking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    4 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    2 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PiiQ by Cornerstone is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Trakstar Perform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    86%
    40 Ratings
    8.0

    Trakstar Perform

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    30%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Trakstar Perform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    85%
    37 Ratings

    Trakstar Perform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Trakstar Perform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Trakstar Perform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    88%
    71 Ratings
    9.2

    Trakstar Perform

    92%
    6 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    1 Rating

    Trakstar Perform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Trakstar Perform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    6.5

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    65%
    9 Ratings

    Trakstar Perform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    • 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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    Trakstar

    • 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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    Pricing Details

    PiiQ by Cornerstone

    Starting Price

    $8 per user per month

    Editions & Modules

    PiiQ by Cornerstone editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    PiiQ Performance$8.001
    PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance$15.002
    PiiQ Learning + Content$8.003

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month
    2. per user per month
    3. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $1,000

    Additional Details

    Trakstar Perform

    Starting Price

    $4,370 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Trakstar Perform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Trakstar$4370.001

    Footnotes

    1. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    So far 100%.
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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Trakstar

    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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    Trakstar

    • 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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