Cognology

by Cognology

Who Uses Cognology?

Our clients include public and private sector organisations with anywhere from 100 employees through to 20,000 employees.

What Is Cognology?

Cognology performance management is designed for the Australian market. It is suitable for both small and large organisations and combines the best of traditional and agile performance management techniques. Get real time feedback, goal tracking, learning, reporting and automated tracking. Connect to your internal systems and get a great user experience.

Cognology Details

Cognology

https://www.cognology.com.au

Founded 1994

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Starting price

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US$2.99/month
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Free Version

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Free Trial

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Cognology deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Cognology Features

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anonymous Feedback
  • Appraisal History
  • Assessment Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Competency Management
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Rater Selection
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management

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  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Feedback Management
  • HR Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mentorship
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Training Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Appraisal History
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Leave Tracking
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Organisational Charting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Training Management
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management

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Cognology Reviews for UK Users

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Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
5
Features
4
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by score

5
13
4
5
3
1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Kathryn K.
Kathryn K.
Manager People & Culture
Individual & Family Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2017

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/12/2017
Jennifer L.
HR ADVISOR
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/09/2020

"Cognology On-boarding and Performance"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/09/2020
Luana K.
Director
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/01/2018

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

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/01/2018
Kathy M.
Human Resources & Quality Coordinator
11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/01/2018

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/01/2018
Penny J.
Human Resources Director Australia
Defense & Space, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/09/2020

"Great Australian Product"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/09/2020