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15Five

I think 15Five is well suited for any organization but especially well suited for larger teams and/or teams that are in various geographical locations. For small teams that work closely together on a daily basis, the user may not see the same returns since there would be ample opportunity for communication.
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Sparkbay

Sparkbay is perfect to keep an eye on the company's engagement level and collect employee general feedback. However it does not replace good one-on-ones.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

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.
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  • The software is very easy to work with. We're able to visualize our engagement data in versatile reports, getting key insights for the whole company.
  • The team reports save time in knowing right off the bat how your team is feeling without having to wait for the next one-on-one.
  • The customer support team is very responsive and we always get answers to our questions.
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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.
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  • They provided a training session only to managers. I think they should've invited employees too on a voluntary basis.
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Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
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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.
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  • Ability to develop targeted initiatives.
  • Increase employees' general happiness.
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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

Sparkbay

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