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Score 8.4 out of 100

UKG Ready

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Score 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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready is easily accessible - I love that it's web based. No need to use the VPN network. This really helps managers when they are on vacation, but need to do work. It's also helpful for employees to have a streamlined view between the desktop at work and at home. The system in my opinion is pretty user friendly. I love the audit trails - it really helps you keep track of possible errors and find information that may have accidentally been deleted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.5
Employee demographic data
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.6
Employment history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.6
Job profiles and administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.4
Organizational charting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.6
Organization and location management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.3

Payroll Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.1
Pay calculation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.5
Benefit plan administration
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.7
Approval workflow
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.8
Balance details
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.5

Employee Self Service

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.4
Update personal information
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
8.5
View company policy documentation
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.8
View job history
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.6

Asset Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.5

HR Reporting

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.8
Report builder
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.9
Pre-built reports
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.6

Onboarding

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.1
New hire portal
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.0
Manager tracking tools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.2

Performance and Goals

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.0
Individual goal setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.0
Performance tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.9

Performance Management

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.1
Performance plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.1
Performance improvement plans
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.9
Review status tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.4
Review reminders
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.3
Multiple review frequency
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.9

Succession Planning

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.4
Create succession plans/pools
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.4

Recruiting / ATS

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.7
Job Requisition Management
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.0
Company Website Posting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.8
Publish to Social Media
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
5.9
Job Search Site Posting
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.7
Applicant Tracking
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
7.1

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

UKG Ready

  • Employee information. It is very helpful to be able to pull up one screen and see all the demographics. Also very easy to report on.
  • Time keeping. Access is great from employees to managers to HR. We can edit if someone needs to change time and push it through for them. Although we don't like to do this, I like to have the option. Very easy to see historical time as well.
  • Performance management. The tools set up is great even though we had some hiccups. I like the fact that we can build the tool to what our organization needs and have a few different ones for different populations. We did not use the merit increase tool as this was our first time doing online performance management but I'd like to use that feature this year.
  • Historical records. I appreciate when an employee leaves our organization that all the information remains for me to see, it doesn't just wipe them out of our system and make it more difficult to find. It's the same as pulling up an active employee which is easy.
  • Yearly training. I like that we can track when an employee took New Hire Training or other training that we offer. I think there is a better way for us to utilize this but we just haven't gotten around to it. Ideally, I'd love that when someone is a year old, that particular employee gets an automatic email. I haven't even looked into it, but perhaps that feature is already there.
Jennifer Colangelo | 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

UKG Ready

  • While reporting is fairly robust it can be somewhat limited in that you cannot filter off custom fields and custom fields with what should be basic formulas can be hard to write.
  • Screens are limited to 200 lines where it would be more helpful to be able to see a complete list (ideally at least 500 to 1,000) rather than exporting to view a list.
  • The time clock can only personalized to a relatively small extent. It would be nice to have custom views, ability to change color schemes, etc.
  • Sometimes it takes multiple reports to complete a task. It would be nice if in addition to adding custom columns there could be custom subtotals that could be done on more than one column within the same report.
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 9 answers
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
Mike Tynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.1
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.0
Based on 23 answers
The usability would be better if there weren't constant changes. For example, changes were made to the Employee Information screen. Now instead of having everything presented in a clean, concise manner on approximately one screen, it is all boxier and bigger and involves a lot of scrolling. The same change has been made to the timesheet as well. The only saving grace is that there is a way to toggle back to the original view. Hopefully the toggle option remains because the new look did not go over well with our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.1
Based on 4 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.6
Based on 14 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
Mary Quade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone

PiiQ by Cornerstone 8.4
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.9
Based on 121 answers
The Kronos support staff is great! They are all very knowledgeable, are thorough when explaining or showing me how to fix something and very friendly to speak with over the phone. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 was because there are times when I just want to pick up the phone and ask a quick question but I have to start a case instead. The online help has been very useful because a lot of times I can find the answer to my question on my own
Sarah Eigel, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 5.9
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | 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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.3
Based on 8 answers
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready

Kronos definitely beats out the competition in terms of user-friendly features and simple "it works" functionality. We tried using several other payroll suites including Paychex and found they were lacking in a number of areas especially in terms of user interface. Our employees literally groan when they remember using these older systems, they absolutely love Kronos in comparison.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

PiiQ by Cornerstone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | 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

UKG Ready

  • Managers have easy access to people/hours/earnings to better manage budgets - once we implement Scheduler, we'll take it to the next level.
  • Managers and employees can self-serve in ways not possible before - we eliminated 95% of paper processes during our implementation.
Ann Mitchell | 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

UKG Ready

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

UKG Ready Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
UKG Ready
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
UKG Ready
9.0

Usability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
UKG Ready
8.0

Reliability and Availability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
10.0
UKG Ready
9.1

Performance

PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0
UKG Ready
8.6

Support Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.4
UKG Ready
7.9

In-Person Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
5.9

Online Training

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
UKG Ready
8.1

Implementation Rating

PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
UKG Ready
6.3

Scalability

PiiQ by Cornerstone
UKG Ready
9.1

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