Cognology

Onboarding, performance, & learning management software

About Cognology

Cognology is a cloud based HR system for companies with 50 to 20,000 employees. It is designed to help customers automate people management processes including onboarding, performance and learning. The software has been developed from the ground up so that modules work seamlessly for HR, managers and employees.

Cognology integrates with other systems such as HRIS, Payroll, Recruiting, Activate Directory, Single Sign-On and more.

Cognology Performance Management employs the latest agile technology for regular check-ins and real time feedback. It includes goal tracking, competency and capability management, reporting and automated tracking.

Cognology Onboarding combines ease of use for new hires with automation and tracking for HR. The system is fully configurable and integrates with recruiting and payroll systems. All the HR forms are included along with easy to edit templates. Includes a contract manager, tracking, reminders and workflow.

Other modules include Learning Management, 360 Degree Feedback, Talent Profiling, Succession Planning and Employee Profiles.

Key benefits of Cognology

  • Cognology's flexible performance management system includes a built-in designer which enables companies to configure the platform to suit their unique needs, without any technical skills.

  • Organizations can send personalized welcome messages along with information about history, strategy, culture, values and purpose of the company, including videos, slideshares, and FAQs.

  • Get 360 degree feedback from peers, team members, customers and managers along with feedback reports to help analyze groups to discover common strengths and development needs.

  • Tools for talent management allow managers to visualize and manage each employee's performance and potential within the organization.

  • Cognology’s enterprise social network provides a portal for employees to build a recognition culture, send kudos to team members, crowdsource questions, and get real-time feedback.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Features

    Total features of Cognology: 74

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Anonymous Feedback
    • Appraisal History
    • Assessment Management
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Competency Management
    • Continuous Feedback
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Management
    • Course Tracking
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Management
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Communities
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Self Service
    • Gamification
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HR Management
    • Individual Development Plans
    • Job Description Management
    • Learning Management
    • Learning Paths/Tracks
    • Mentorship
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Learning
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Review Management
    • Personalization
    • Pre-Employment Testing
    • Progress Tracking
    • Question Library
    • Rater Selection
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • SCORM Compliance
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Skills Assessment
    • Social Learning
    • Succession Planning
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Task Management
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Training Management
    • Web Forms
    • Weighted Performance Measures
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (19)
    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Kathryn K.
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    • Industry: Individual & Family Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Can't speak highly enough about the product and the support received.

    Reviewed on 2017/12/19

    Cognology's onboarding solution has been a huge time saver for us.

    Cognology's onboarding solution has been a huge time saver for us.

    Pros

    The functionality of the onboarding and the overall ease of use when administering. Have also been very impressed with their openness to suggestions for improvement. The staff has loved the fact that they now can manage their employment processes online. Especially useful for as we have over 19 sites to manage employees across.

    Cons

    Not too much that I don't like and anything that we suggest is a problem is usually fixed. We were one of the first companies to use the onboarding and, of course, with any new product there were some minor issues to work through.

    Jennifer L.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Cognology On-boarding and Performance

    Reviewed on 2020/09/10

    It's been a truly encouraging and rewarding process working with the team from Cognology. Nothing...

    It's been a truly encouraging and rewarding process working with the team from Cognology. Nothing is too much trouble, everything was done in a very timely manner, including during the shutdown of Victoria during the peak Covid-19 period. We now have a streamline recruiting/onboarding system, all variations of contracts are managed using Cognology and now we're about to launch all of the performance management using Cognology,: from development planning, probations and quarterly reviews to the end of year annual review.

    Pros

    It's extremely user friendly and easy to navigate; integrates with our other systems and offers interactive opportunities for teams to communicate with each other and their manager. We can customize it as we grow to fit with our new requirements and it's uncluttered and a pretty system to look at.

    Cons

    Any features we thought could be improved or were missing, were altered to our requirements prior to launching.

    Luana K.
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    • Used Other for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    We are in our first year of use and have at times found it challenging in respect of setting...

    Reviewed on 2018/01/08

    Pros

    Provided a central system in respect of reviews and allows us to be online as opposed to a paper base review system that we previously had.

    Cons

    Has not been as easy to navigate as we initially thought. In hindsight we would do things differently to get more out of the software.

    Kathy M.
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    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Very good from investigating our options to implementation all interaction with the team is...

    Reviewed on 2018/01/08

    We now have a performance management process which is structured, details are documented and all...

    We now have a performance management process which is structured, details are documented and all managers and employees use the software and embrace the benefits. A paper-based process is no longer needed which eliminates hard copies of files and also makes record keeping much quicker.

    Pros

    The best thing is that everything is in one place, the details of performance conversations between the employee and their manager and these details are not lost if one of them leaves the business. Both parties have access to the folders to review at any time, leave feedback, revisit KPI's, and record professional development activities. Also having a system such as this implemented reduces the possibility of performance reviews not happening, the reminder emails and notifications within the program keeps everyone on track and aware of the progression of reviews etc.
    Managers are finding the platform great to record details of any performance management any conversations they have with their team, meaning if we have to move to more formal processes we have thorough records of previous meetings etc.
    Much less paperwork!

    Cons

    I cannot say there is anything that we have come across with the software that we don't like.
    At some times it appears to run slowly but we haven't felt the need to investigate this further as it has only been mentioned occasionally by some users.

    Penny J.
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    • Industry: Defense & Space
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Australian Product

    Reviewed on 2020/09/08

    We went from a clunky paper-based system to the Cognology system without many teething problems. ...

    We went from a clunky paper-based system to the Cognology system without many teething problems. They system was well received and made tracking performance and learning simple. We now have 100% compliance to performance reviews and online training. New employees comment of how good the system is.

    Pros

    The set up and customisation of this software to use in our organisation was relatively easy. The customer representative was extremely helpful and spent the time to train us to use the software effectively. As an administrator of your database you are able to make changes quickly and sort out any user problems effectively. The system itself is easy to use, therefore it was easy to roll out to the whole organisation.

    Cons

    We had some initial problems when setting up the system, however these were taken into account and often addressed in the next upgrade.

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    Cognology has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Cognology supports the following languages:

    English

    Cognology supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Cognology integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Globalview Payroll, JobAdder, MYOB Advanced, Sage People

    Cognology offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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