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15Five

5 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

15Five

15Five is well suited for businesses/groups that are transparent, and willing to share information. If an organization was not a place where information is freely shared, it would not be helpful. Although, it could improve the level of transparency, as members of the organization could have space where they feel comfortable to share information. There are several different privacy settings within the each 15Five, so users can choose what they want to share. Also, it's best to make sure you/your organization has the time to use 15Five. It can be time-consuming for users, but also for those reviewing employees 15Five. It can be a lot of information to sift through. However, the layout of the software is easy to engage with and digest, which is helpful! Additionally, it's important to share with the team how 15Five works, and why it's being utilized. Depending on the questions that are set up within the software, it would seem a bit invasive to some. However, if a clear expectation is set prior to use 15Five, this may not be an issue.

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Corporate goal setting
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Individual goal setting
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Performance tracking
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0

Performance Management

15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Performance plans
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Plan weighting
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Performance improvement plans
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Review status tracking
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Review reminders
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workflow restrictions
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Multiple review frequency
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Reporting
15Five
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0

Pros

  • Goals/To-do lists: 15Five is a great tool for creating to do lists or establishing goals for the week. Employees can add them easily, and check them off when completed. For me, this has provided a helpful visual of what needs to be accomplished that week.
  • It's easy to send information out to anyone in the organization - tagging individuals or @all is an easy way to share information within the platform. Our president is a big fan of 15Five, and she has utilized it as a way to disseminate information throughout our organization. Information can be uploaded in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access manner.
  • Reminders - it's easy to set up reminders within the program, to ensure employees are completing their portion. As an employee, the reminders are helpful in encouraging completion.
  • Customizable questions - direct supports/supervisors can set up different questions to be asked of employees from week to week. This is helpful if there are questions that are needed to be asked weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Being able to change questions regularly is great.
  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.

Cons

  • Although I mentioned customization as a positive aspect, it could use some improvements. The backend process of updating the questions, and setting them to a certain schedule, can be a bit confusing. This process could be streamlined.
  • The commenting process can be a bit confusing. If a person is tagged/mentioned in a comment, they are typically sent an email notifying them. However, it can be difficult to locate where you can reply and continue the conversation. Although a simple issue, it seems it could be easily rectified.
  • I would like to see more integration of the team portion of 15Five. It seems this feature is not as prominent, so you can easily get stuck in just your specific 15Five information.
  • Easier interpretation

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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
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Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!

Performance

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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
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The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
I've seen or used several of the other 360 tools. EchoSpan is better in nearly every way. It is more customizable. It can be administered completely by someone internally, so no need to request someone to set up a 360 - you can just do it yourself. Competency library is great, and you can create others if you want to. Reports are easy to interpret. Very good customer service

Return on Investment

  • 15Five has positively impacted the information provided to our leadership team. Our direct supports feel more connected to their department and are able to resolve issues as they arise, or even beforehand.
  • It has provided a positive impact on the 'kudos' or positive reinforcement our employees can provide to one another.
  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses

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Pricing Details

15Five

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details