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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Bridge

45 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

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.

Bridge

Learning, learning, learning! If you are interested in getting content out to your users quickly and easily, Bridge Learn is fantastic. If you are an organization that has SMEs spread out in different locations, Bridge Learn provides an easy way for SMEs to create and leave content within Bridge so reviewers can come behind and edit before publishing.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Bridge
6.3
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Bridge
6.6
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Bridge
6.0
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Bridge
5.8
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Bridge
6.2
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Bridge
7.1

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
6.3
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
6.9
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
7.3
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
5.6
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
6.9
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
6.4
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
5.8
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
6.2
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
6.4
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Bridge
5.9
Manager note taking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.0

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.5
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.1
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.8

Learning Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.9
Course authoring
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.2
Course catalog or library
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.3
Player/Portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.0
Learning content
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.8
Mobile friendly
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.5
Progress tracking & certifications
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.1
Assignments
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.1
Compliance management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.3
Learning administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
7.4
Learning reporting & analytics
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
6.5
Social learning
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Bridge
5.1

Pros

  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.
  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.

Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
  • There is a 'language' that is used by Bridge staff which takes some getting used to. So many terms are 'tech speak' and it does take some extra time to learn those terms.
  • The menus and links to reports, etc. are not as intuitive as they could be. I find myself frustrated at times trying to navigate. I don't automatically relate terms like 'insights' and 'instance' in the way they are used by Bridge.
  • I've asked for a notification via email when a user completes the program. I recognize that this has been a work in progress but it seems like it should be a relatively simple fix.
  • Initially, Bridge provided sessions which were designed to educate a new user on every aspect of everything Bridge has to offer. Much of this was a waste of time in our case. The training sessions should have asked first what we intended to do and provided only the information needed to get us going. We needed only a push in the right direction, not an overview of every possibility we may encounter.

Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
Bridge6.4
Based on 1 answer
Pretty likely because Bridge is a good product that will probably meet our needs. However now that I am more familiar with what the LMS can/can't do I will probably be a better shopper to see if there is another LMS that can fill the gaps that this one has

Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
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Alternatives Considered

Both EchoSpan and the other vendor supplied comparable products, so the major difference was the cost involved. EchoSpan is much more affordable and offers a very similar quality of report.
We have not used any other systems.

Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
  • We are still new to Bridge so ROI is not known yet but looks promising.

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Pricing Details

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

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

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Bridge

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details

Bridge More Information