EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

PiiQ by Cornerstone

45 Ratings
Score 7.7 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.

PiiQ by Cornerstone

Great for managing medium sized teams of people spread over geographically dispersed offices. Not so good for small teams (less than 15). Requires a degree of time and effort to set up correctly to provide useful data for management and a good experience for staff members, but once that effort has been made the results are great.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.8
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.4
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.1
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.3
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.2
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.9
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
3.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.9
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
4.0
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.7
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.1
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
7.9
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.8
Manager note taking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
5.3

Learning Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.7
Course authoring
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.0
Course catalog or library
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
Player/Portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.0
Learning content
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.0
Mobile friendly
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Assignments
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
Compliance management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.0
Learning administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
9.3
Learning reporting & analytics
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PiiQ by Cornerstone
8.3

Pros

  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Team Building
  • Acknowledgement of weaknesses
  • Intuitive interface. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to figure out a new system.
  • The performance management template is incredibly easy to navigate.
  • The administrator features are easy to use.

Cons

  • Easier interpretation
  • We would like to see better integration with our HR system
  • Could offer more up to date learning for Microsoft Office products
  • Terms the system uses e.g. "submit," "unsubmit," and "confirm" can be confusing

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!
PiiQ by Cornerstone3.0
Based on 2 answers
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone7.5
Based on 22 answers
The update caused a lot of conufsion for the admins and managers that assign courses.

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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PiiQ by Cornerstone10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far 100%.

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.
PiiQ by Cornerstone7.0
Based on 1 answer
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone8.6
Based on 21 answers
We are in Australia, and it's a pain not having someone who can respond to our issues immediately. We have to wait a day each time we communicate.

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 1 answer
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PiiQ by Cornerstone9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads

Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
We have used Performance Impact, Sonar6, CSB and now PiiQ.

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • Utilizing Cornerstone helped our leadership better establish clear goals and expectations for individuals.
  • Cornerstone tools promoted good conversations between team lead and team member when utilizing the feedback tools and self assessments.

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
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool Editions & Modules
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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PiiQ by Cornerstone

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,000*
1.  per installation
PiiQ by Cornerstone Editions & Modules
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Edition
PiiQ Performance 1-49 Users
$8.001
PiiQ Performance & Learning 1-49 Users
$10.001
PiiQ Performance 50-99 Users
$7.001
PiiQ Performance 100-249 Users
$6.001
PiiQ Performance 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Learning 1-49 Users
$4.003
PiiQ Learning 50-99 Users
$3.503
PiiQ Learning 100-249 Users
$3.003
PiiQ Learning 250+ Users
Custom
PiiQ Performance & Learning 50-99 Users
$8.755
PiiQ Performance & Learning 100-249 Users
$7.505
PiiQ Performance & Learning 250+ Users
Custom
1. per user per month
3. per user per month
5. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

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