What users are saying about

Bridge

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
45 Ratings
5 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 101

Bridge

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
45 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 101

Add comparison

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.
Ellen Spara profile photo

Bridge

Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
Kelsey DeBruin profile photo

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
6.6
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

  • 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
Michelle Martfeld profile photo
  • Checkpoints - needing to request approval and submit evidence. This is a strength because we have homework that our users need to complete daily and they can use checkpoints to submit the homework and then we can provide feedback. This allows us to keep everything in one system without them having to submit their homeworks somewhere else, like through email for example.
  • Programs - ability to combine courses and checkpoints within and adding headers to keep everything organized as a learner moves through it. This is great so that our users can access everything for training from one location without having to be enrolled in multiple programs, courses etc. The more simplified we can make things for our end-users, the better.
  • Quizzing - We like to follow up each video we have in a course with a quiz question just to test our users knowledge.
Kelsey DeBruin profile photo

Cons

  • It took us a little while to figure out how to set up a 360 (we didn't watch the demo videos until later), but once we did, it was very easy to use.
Ellen Spara profile photo
  • Sharing programs from one sub-account to another - missing functionality
  • Ability to upload videos using the native Bridge authoring tool at the highest quality. Currently only an option with ARC but ARC moves slowly in our China offices for those of us creating courses and our learners watching the videos.
  • Answering a quiz question with a picture/screen capture - missing functinality
  • Receiving an email notification when any comments are made to a video, even if it's a new comment. We have 100's of videos that need to be checked daily to see if our end-users have asked questions pertaining to that video.
  • Hitting "Request Approval" in a checkpoint, then having the option to add a comment, then having to hit "Request Approval" again. Very confusing for our end-users who think they are requesting approval after clicking it the first time.
  • More text editing options in the author tool. We would like to use Bridge to train our programmers/developers but since we don't have many options for editing text, it's hard to show software code/coding unless a screen shot is taken and uploaded.
Kelsey DeBruin profile photo

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!
Michelle Martfeld profile photo
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
Matthew Cordova profile photo

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.
Michelle Martfeld profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Michelle Martfeld profile photo
Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
Jane Frank profile photo

Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
Michelle Martfeld profile photo
  • Extremely positive impact on our new system conversion
  • Passed regulatory audits because of timely completion of compliance training that we were able to track and enforce.
Alexandra Morgan profile photo

Screenshots

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

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool More Information

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