15Five vs. Microsoft Viva

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
15Five in San Francisco offers their employee performance management platform, which emphasizes employee engagement via pulse surveys and an emphasis on frequent feedback, fast one-on-one meeting planning, objective tracking, and other related features.
$7
per person/per month
Microsoft Viva
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Viva (including the former Ally, or Ally.io) is a Strategic Goal-Planning & Execution Management software that enables businesses like Slack, Remitly, Plaid, Teleperformance and UrbanClap to operate with the organizational alignment, agility, focus and transparency they need to match the fast pace needs of their evolving markets. Ally.io became a Microsoft brand after the October 2021 acquisition.
$108
per year per user
Pricing
15FiveMicrosoft Viva
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
Microsoft Viva - Learn Module
$48
per year per user
Microsoft Viva - Insights Module
$48
per year per user
Microsoft Viva - Topics Module
$48
per year per user
Microsoft Viva Suite
$108
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveMicrosoft Viva
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
15FiveMicrosoft Viva
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.6
36 Ratings
17% below category average
Microsoft Viva
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting6.729 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting6.331 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking6.432 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
7.0
36 Ratings
16% below category average
Microsoft Viva
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking5.031 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.118 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking5.626 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.429 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting6.326 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
15FiveMicrosoft Viva
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(43 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveMicrosoft Viva
Likelihood to Recommend
15Five
I believe if your managers can't make time to have in-person or live check-ins with their employees, the 15Five surveys and tools can create a semblance of care and follow-up, but many employees resent how impersonal it is. If you are able to have more face-to-face interactions or Zoom one-on-ones, those are almost always better-received by employees.
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Microsoft
Well suited for
  • Companies that have experience of using the OKR methodology and have a clear understanding of what it is
  • Companies that are planning to expand/scale the OKR program
  • Companies that are looking to reduce the effort involved in running the OKR program
Ill-suited for:
  • Companies that are using OKRs for the first time and do not have a clear understanding of the methodology
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Pros
15Five
  • The Pulse Check feature is both easy to use and allows staff and management to gauge how team health is.
  • The metric and key performance tools are very well designed.
  • Automated reminders and reporting are great features.
  • I find the customer services to be best in class.
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Microsoft
  • The default state of transparency. This helps in reinforcing the superpower of OKRs. In Ally.io, the default mode of any objective created is public (unless stated otherwise). This helps people across the organization to understand where and how the organization is progressing.
  • The above feature of transparency is also reinforced by the feature of creating dependencies. This allows for people to understand the parties involved in achieving a particular goal and creates accountability. It is clearly understood which party has not contributed enough and RCA can be done on the same.
  • It allows for integrating with a host of other tools such that the check-in process can be automated. This allows for reducing the effort of managers in terms of updating multiple tools.
  • The dashboarding feature has helped us in reducing effort spent in creating presentations for retros, planning, and demos
  • Ally.io's customer success team is among the best that I have worked it. Always ready to help, proactive, and up for the next challenge. They take the success of their customers extremely seriously. Kudos to the team for this attitude.
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Cons
15Five
  • The more business units and teams you adopt consistently using 15five, the more you see the full value.
  • Reporting - it would be helpful to see an entire org chart breakdown of the goals hit/missed at the end of each quarter.
  • Recommendations - focus points/alerts on OKRs that aren't progressing and auto-generated action items you should take would be really useful functionality.
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Microsoft
  • Accelerate integrations and add more integrations.
  • Ally.io has room for improvement in providing benchmark in-depth analysis across industries, same-size companies, etc.
  • Ally.io can still improve upon some of its product features and communicating the releases. Videos have been extremely helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew
15Five
This program is the absolute best I've ever used in 30 years with organizations. Not only do I enjoy being a user and "filling it out" every week- but I would personally buy it if available for goal tracking in my personal life I love it that much!
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Usability
15Five
It's very simple to use - not overly complicated. You wouldn't need training to use. There are some features I never use because I don't understand -- like one on ones. However we use without and still find a lot of value in it!
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
15Five
15Five support is quick and helpful. We work with other vendors in the people management space and performance tracking/management who offshore their support or force us into long queues to chat for support and it just doesn't support our needs very well. 15Five is responsive and speedy. We constantly evaluate our vendors for their support and have switched vendors in the past in other areas because of limited support capabilities
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Online Training
15Five
Very helpful webinar training. They answer questions, the slides are all very helpful, and they send you the presentation once the webinar is complete so that you can share with your team.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
15Five
Visually 15Five blows Yammer out of the water! Yammer was easy to use as well, but it felt very difficult to get on to and was not single sign-on when we were using it. 15Five allows for easy login with single sing on feature and has less "clicks" to get to where I need to be on the program. I also love the app way more than Yammer!
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Microsoft
Again, Ally ranks very high and this is because they continuously work towards improving their software, platform and solutions. I believe that they have been very innovative and are adding important layers to help keep an OKR program culture relevant and beneficial to its customers. Ally is an opinion leader in this category and not a me-too tool.
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Return on Investment
15Five
  • It holds each employee to a certain standard by having them select their own list
  • Gives them the opportunity to reach their list of goals
  • Being able to accomplish each set goal and/or priority gives a sense of pride in each person's work as they are able to check off what has been done
  • On the negative, it can also show what the employee is not being done and may show poorly if there is a consistent pattern of not completing tasks
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Microsoft
  • Ally.io has had a positive impact so far in reducing the effort involved in managing the entire OKR program.
  • It also has brought with itself the opportunities to avail training and Q&A sessions with experts
  • Increased the overall engagement of the company with its objectives
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ScreenShots

15Five Screenshots

Screenshot of Celebrate wins, tout progress, and give good feedback where good feedback is due.Screenshot of 15Five Home DashboardScreenshot of Connect managers with their teams through regular Check-Ins that lead to actionable insights.