15Five vs. WorkForce Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.1 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
WorkForce Suite
Score 3.9 out of 10
N/A
The WorkForce Suite, by WorkForce Software, is a mobile-first, cloud-based modern workforce management solution with integrated employee communications and collaboration capabilities. The WorkForce Suite aims to help global enterprise organizations optimize their labor, protect against compliance risks, and maximize productivity while building a highly engaged, resilient, and agile workforce.N/A
Pricing
15FiveWorkForce Suite
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveWorkForce Suite
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
15FiveWorkForce Suite
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
5.2
36 Ratings
36% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting5.529 Ratings00 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting4.931 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.335 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.528 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking5.732 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.7
36 Ratings
18% below category average
WorkForce Suite
-
Ratings
Performance plans6.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking4.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.118 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking5.226 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.123 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting5.126 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
15FiveWorkForce Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
6.9
(43 ratings)
1.3
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveWorkForce Suite
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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WorkForce Software
EmpCenter is really well suited for companies with minimal variety in time keeping needs. Certainly somewhere that has fairly regular work schedules and operational needs the system would be programmed for and meet those needs quite well. I think they assert themselves as a product specifically for those more complex companies, and I believe it is one of a few products available for companies with many employee types and complex work schedule and pay needs, but because of those complexities each have their own specific customizations I feel it is difficult for the company to then manage the different products that end up existing. Each ends up being unique so applying large scale changes doesn't work well as something we may request and need if applied over EmpCenter in general may cause problems for another company. Therefore everything has to be done on an individual basis and is more time consuming and costly.
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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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WorkForce Software
  • A lot flexibility in configuration of the system
  • works well with other systems. We were able to collect data from another time system, Avaya phone systems and even a point of sale system with not a lot of difficulty.
  • They know their product and integration points. They were able to troubleshoot problems with hardware time collection devices quite quickly. We found the devices they sold to be quite durable.
  • Out of the box they have more reports than I would have anticipated. Creating new reports was sometimes a task if it was complex but there were usually similar reports you could use as a starter template
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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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WorkForce Software
  • Difficult to use
  • Retroactive adjustments must be made by an administrator
  • Delegation of duties must be done by an adminstrator
  • Data must be exported and then imported into pay system, does not support interface
  • Product has not changed or been updated in 4+ years
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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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WorkForce Software
After spending close to 5 years to decide on which payroll product to acquire for our University, I cannot image we would switch now that we have it in use.
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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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WorkForce Software
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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WorkForce Software
Extremely knowledgeable staff that truly care about our business processes
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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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WorkForce Software
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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WorkForce Software
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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WorkForce Software
EmpCenter is a new software to the company however, I only trained on the old software for a few months before EmpCenter was introduced. I think EmpCenter has a smoother data entry process and can run more in depth reports, but since this is the system I know best I cannot accurately compare it to previous software.
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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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WorkForce Software
  • EmpCenter has reduced the amount of time administrators are spending on payroll. Certainly it has made our entry to our pay system more efficient since we can simply load the data from the time keeping system and we are not collecting actual physical signatures and paper timesheets that must be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The system does this for us and some automatic calculating of certain pay due that we were hand adding. However the feedback I am getting is that the supervisors feel their work has been increased greatly. They are spending more time correcting and approving time. Essentially the work we were doing in our central offices to review and correct time the supervisor must now do as they approve the time. We have now asked them to be more responsible for proper reporting and use which requires they know more about the rules and many different aspects of pay than they had before. We have employees who are union represented and get some benefits from the contract others do not receive, contract employees who have certain pay aspects in their contracts that must be known, as well as temporary employees and students who get very different pay from the other employees. While some things have been programmed for the system to know and handle, some things must be added to the time sheet to pay properly or the way time is reported is different (some clock out for lunch some don't) supervisors must now know these differences while that used to be a role that was more mine as an administrator. Now I just help them and audit and review.
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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.

WorkForce Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of WorkForce HUB: More than just a dashboard, the WorkForce HUB provides an interactive control center for major actions and daily messages that matter most in a typical workday. Available on any device.Screenshot of WorkForce Absence and Leave Management: Manage all aspects of employee absence and leave with a single source of record that removes administrative overhead.Screenshot of WorkForce Time: Remove error-prone and labor-intensive manual time processes with automated global compliance and real-time visibility into workplace operations.Screenshot of WorkForce Assistant: Identifies and prioritizes urgent matters, such as potential compliance risks or labor attendance issues, and triggers predictive and proactive notifications that alert stakeholders when action is required.Screenshot of WorkForce Experience: Communication and collaboration channels, feedback and in-the-moment information gathering, micro-training, self-service, and access to critical work resources – optimizing employee experience while strengthening workplace bonds.Screenshot of WorkForce Scheduling: Gives employees a voice in how they are scheduled while maintaining compliance and meeting the business needs for every employee population.