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15Five

5 Ratings

Promantek

3 Ratings

15Five

5 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Promantek

3 Ratings
Score 9.3 out of 101

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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.

Promantek

This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well.I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
10.0
Promantek
Corporate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Individual goal setting
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Performance tracking
15Five
10.0
Promantek

Performance Management

15Five
9.1
Promantek
Performance plans
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Review status tracking
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
Promantek
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
Promantek
Multiple review frequency
15Five
7.0
Promantek
Reporting
15Five
10.0
Promantek

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.
  • Ease of use - This program has been great for the Keep It Simple mentality. It is clear, concise, and able to expand based on our needs. There is a good level of intuitiveness that goes with it... basically sorted with employees, reviews, and setup. We have been able to train managers and employees quickly and easily with the process, and simple things like clear buttons, or "Are you ready to send your review to your manager?" questions make this good for us. We have used other global programs from very large companies that didn't work well for us.
  • The clear ability for the Administrator(s) to manage - In the past, we have had problems with managers telling us "Well, my screen shows this and that..." and yet as an Administrator I was unable to see what they were seeing as my screen was different. That is not the case with Trakstar from Promantek. Click a button and I am in as the actual user... an administrator can then see exactly what the end user is looking at. This is especially helpful with out of area locations and makes a world of difference for us.
  • Training and Resources - Promantek's Trakstar has some great resources that reside just a couple clicks away from the main screen. When an employee logs in, they have access to all kinds of information on what they can do, how to do it, easy tricks and tips. Online documents or videos are right there on the site, with dozens if not hundreds of reference documents that explain step by step with screen pictures how things work. It has been very easy to manage training with this program.

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.
  • Nothing! Great product.

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Promantek8.0
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Very simple to use, great support.

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Promantek10.0
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Excellent customer service...Michelle is AMAZING.

Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
I have not used other products from Promantek yet.

Return on Investment

  • 15Five is one of my favorite tools. It has allowed us to keep track of the general morale of the business and to address small issues before they became large issues
  • It has also allowed us to streamline our review process, making everybody's life easier!
  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.

Pricing Details

15Five

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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