EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool vs. BambooHR

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback is an employee surveying and evaluation tool. It features a competency library for testing employees, as well as reporting and developmental suggestions.N/A
BambooHR
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.
$250
per month
Pricing
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback ToolBambooHR
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Core
$250
per month
Pro
$250
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback ToolBambooHR
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsNo matter what HR looks like at your company, we have the perfect plan for you!
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Features
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback ToolBambooHR
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.3
77 Ratings
6% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.262 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.968 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.868 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.361 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.966 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.461 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.540 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.3
53 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.129 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.515 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.740 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.340 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.641 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.821 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.9
67 Ratings
10% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.467 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.059 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.452 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.6
75 Ratings
6% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.947 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings9.074 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.860 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.152 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.269 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.7
32 Ratings
11% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.732 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
7.6
56 Ratings
0% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.553 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.444 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
7.9
59 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.155 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.853 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.0
40 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.538 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.129 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.534 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
7.9
45 Ratings
0% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.839 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.639 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.341 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.736 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
7.8
30 Ratings
1% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.823 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.727 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Ratings
BambooHR
8.1
47 Ratings
4% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.132 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.536 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.633 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.329 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.240 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.642 Ratings
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User Ratings
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback ToolBambooHR
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(80 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(14 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback ToolBambooHR
Likelihood to Recommend
EchoSpan
I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.
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BambooHR
Overall BambooHr has excelled in satisfying our needs. It performs well as a one-stop-shop for HR challenges. It has benefitted us as an excellent repository for personnel information both in processing prospective and new hires, as well as existing employees. It provides a fairly simple, but [the] straightforward system for managing and using time off. Some areas do need some work, however. There is no ability to set up a default set of time-off types/accruals for a new hire, which means this has to be done manually for each new employee. This creates a lot of opportunities for human error. It also has a very opaque and unhelpful API when it comes to the management of the time data; Whereas the rest of the API is exceptional. Lastly, the ability to request time off only allows for a flat number of hours in a day; it doesn't allow the employee to request specific times. As a result, we rely on the employee and manager to communicate the time successfully in the notes field. There is a big difference between arriving 1 hour late, leaving 1 hour early, and stepping out for an extended lunch.
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Pros
EchoSpan
  • EchoSpan was extremely supportive in the initial training portion and is extremely quick to offer support when required.
  • Filled our request for customization and were easy to work with.
  • Excellent on-line training videos
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BambooHR
  • BambooHR has a top-notch electronic onboarding process. It is fully customizable and works very well with applicants of all technological capabilities. Onboarding allows you to add every step the new employee and the business partners must complete through timed, dated, notifications, digital documents, e-signatures, and a back-end administrative ability to follow up.
  • BambooHR has good applicant tracking system. They currently integrate with indeed and ZipRecruiter. However, it is easy to create links for other platforms with the ability to distinguish where you are getting recruiting traction. In addition the ability to rate, and communicate about an applicant is confidential between the hiring managers and HR. Also, there is an easy way to create a candidate pool of eligible candidates for later passive recruiting, that is called Talent Pools.
  • BambooHR has a unique feature called Announcements. This function allows various announcements to go out via email, through the application, or a combination of both to directed target audiences or the entire company.
  • BambooHR also sends out announcements (customizable) on every new hire. This allows folks to see who is starting and learn a bit about them before they meet them.
  • BambooHR has a great function for tracking time by the task or job. This is great for tracking productivity gaps for administrative positions or job costing for positions that have billable hours.
  • BambooHR also has easy to organize digital documents. You can easily upload documents via drop and drag. Documents can be added to folders and then downloaded later if an employee terminates.
  • Goal in performance management are very good, they follow the SMART methodology but there is no way to attach them to a performance review. They do allow the employee to adjust using a slide bar and you can attach people to a goal. In addition it notifies the supervisor but you cannot shut off notifications.
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Cons
EchoSpan
  • EchoSpan's 360s are completely customizable, so content improvements are up to the user
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BambooHR
  • Some edge cases aren't as fleshed out. For example, asset inventory management isn't something BambooHR can really excel at currently.
  • Something akin to Google Forms but with the privacy protections of being already in the HRIS would be great for collecting anonymized responses.
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Likelihood to Renew
EchoSpan
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
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BambooHR
We have tried other software in the last year and have not found it to be comparable to Bamboo HR especially in relation to the HR functionalities such as workflows, onboarding, automation, user-friendly experience, innovation, timekeeping, and ability to integrate with other 3rd party Payroll processing software. In addition, the employee ease of access and navigation of the platform makes this software crucial within our current culture of multi-site and remote work environments.
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Usability
EchoSpan
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
Does not have many problems and this ensures all of users are able to use it reliably. There is a free demo available to illustrate the accurate usage of the platform and even customer support. All of these help in improving the usability of the platform and ensure that all users are comfortable with the platform.
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Reliability and Availability
EchoSpan
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
Yes, there is a huge team in the back of the online platform or it looks like it because I have never been left without an answer when I have a question or waiting from a response on my chat .... There must be a huge team, this is so great and I always seem to have someone that is very knowledgeable too. So many times in the past I had to leave with customer service that would connect you with someone else because of the expertise, here everyone seems to be some kind of an expert in the HR function.
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Performance
EchoSpan
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
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BambooHR
I love BambooHR. Reports are easy to run and download and it usually covers any types of requests I get from the management team. You get excel or .csv downloads/reports and it is fast and simple, not too crowded so it is easy to read through. We don't integrate the tool yet but again, soon we will. we just did not had the time to utilize it yet but that's the plan.
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Support Rating
EchoSpan
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
Support is effective and responsive. During our time with BambooHR we did not experience many issues, but initial support on setup was helpful and allowed for a quick turnaround on getting started. Since then, few needs have arisen for contacting support, but I would not hesitate to do so and would recommend BambooHR based on the quality of their support team.
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Online Training
EchoSpan
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
The online training team is great. Theis is so well done! very user friendly, very nice to go through. Then you get all those exemples and questions to test you and make sure you understand the training as we go along. This is a great asset from the tool, I don't think I have ever been left without understanding because there is help and additional resources to understand or extra windows that explain terms or answer Q&A.
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Implementation Rating
EchoSpan
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
it was very easy to sign up, quick and we could use the site very quickly as well.
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Alternatives Considered
EchoSpan
I've seen or used several of the other 360 tools. EchoSpan is better in nearly every way. It is more customizable. It can be administered completely by someone internally, so no need to request someone to set up a 360 - you can just do it yourself. Competency library is great, and you can create others if you want to. Reports are easy to interpret. Very good customer service
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BambooHR
I would say they both have a lot of strengths for sure. Workday manages data on a mass scale a little bit better in my opinion, but Bamboo HR is more user friendly and pleasing to the eyes
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Scalability
EchoSpan
No answers on this topic
BambooHR
There is so much you can do with this platform, it is incredible and so welcoming. We don't utilize it 100% yet just because we are growing and the HR team has not been able to concentrate on other areas offered to us but but we will soon. Which is also why we got the product, specifically because what BambooHR can do to help us meet our growing business needs.
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Return on Investment
EchoSpan
  • Greater feedback at all levels
  • Increased awareness of challenges and opportunities
  • Better communication and collaboration
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BambooHR
  • There has been an excellent rate of profitability in our work season, especially thanks to the optimization of our operations through BambooHR.
  • Currently estimated gains appear to be 500%, which leaves our ROI at 4, demonstrating that the platform has a high return on investment.
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ScreenShots

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Snapshot of a ReviewScreenshot of Integrated Development Planning Module

BambooHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BambooHR's Reporting