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15Five

5 Ratings

Bridge

20 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Bridge

20 Ratings
Score 7.3 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.

Bridge

Bridge is well suited to providing and managing internal training within your own organization. It is great for mandatory and optional training and you can pull in courses provided by Bridge or upload your own. Bridge is great when you need to manage oversight on learning as it offers both at-a-glance views of your team and detailed CSV files can be exported.

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

15Five
Bridge
5.5
New hire portal
15Five
Bridge
5.8
Manager tracking tools
15Five
Bridge
5.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
15Five
Bridge
5.1

Performance and Goals

15Five
Bridge
5.5
Corporate goal setting
15Five
Bridge
5.5
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
Bridge
5.5
Individual goal setting
15Five
Bridge
5.2
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
Bridge
5.5
Performance tracking
15Five
Bridge
6.0

Performance Management

15Five
Bridge
5.4
Performance plans
15Five
Bridge
6.8
Plan weighting
15Five
Bridge
6.4
Manager note taking
15Five
Bridge
6.4
Performance improvement plans
15Five
Bridge
3.6
Review status tracking
15Five
Bridge
6.4
Review reminders
15Five
Bridge
5.0
Workflow restrictions
15Five
Bridge
5.0
Multiple review frequency
15Five
Bridge
5.9
Reporting
15Five
Bridge
3.5

Learning Management

15Five
Bridge
5.9
Course authoring
15Five
Bridge
6.4
Course catalog or library
15Five
Bridge
4.6
Player/Portal
15Five
Bridge
6.0
Learning content
15Five
Bridge
6.1
Mobile friendly
15Five
Bridge
6.8
Progress tracking & certifications
15Five
Bridge
6.2
Assignments
15Five
Bridge
6.5
Compliance management
15Five
Bridge
6.2
Learning administration
15Five
Bridge
6.5
Learning reporting & analytics
15Five
Bridge
5.7
Social learning
15Five
Bridge
4.0

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.
  • Bridge makes it easy to track learner completion. Some of the education we've placed on Bridge is mandatory and must be refreshed annually. Bridge makes it easy to track because you can set expiration dates on courses and have reminder emails sent to managers for learners that are behind on their learning.
  • Adding your own content is simple. It is easy to upload PowerPoint content to Bridge and then edit individual slides within Bridge. You can also easily add scorm files for more interactive courses.
  • Security of assessment improves because we've replaced our paper tests with the Bridge's "smart questions" that will automatically alter appearance to prevent memorization or sharing answers.

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.
  • Bridge's learning library has a lot of room for improvement. Right now it is just one big library with tons of courses thrown into with no way to categorize it except by using tags. Being able to categorize by course subject/type would be very beneficial to learners and being able to find courses that will benefit them.
  • Bridge's survey tool is very useful to our organization, however it could use an open-ended survey questions instead of just likert scales. This would allow employees to give additional feedback on survey responses that would better our results.
  • Reporting in Bridge could also use some work. We wish there were some more fields/attributes to narrow things down and really deep dive into the analytics.

Likelihood to Renew

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Pretty likely because Bridge is a good product that will probably meet our needs. However now that I am more familiar with what the LMS can/can't do I will probably be a better shopper to see if there is another LMS that can fill the gaps that this one has

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
We used to use test.com before purchasing into Bridge. Bridge is a whole lot better that test.com!

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.
  • For Health Care Accreditation we need to have some sort of training software in place. We really do not track ROI for this.

Pricing Details

15Five

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

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

Bridge More Information