EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Development Dimensions

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 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.

Development Dimensions

When I got hired on at my company, we needed some quick wins and instant content to get some of the initiatives going. Having the facilitator and participant materials all ready to go (Training in a box) was extremely helpful. What would have taken me years to put together myself, I was able to put together in a few months. The materials are very user friendly.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Development Dimensions
8.3
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Development Dimensions
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Development Dimensions
8.0
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Development Dimensions
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Development Dimensions
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Development Dimensions
8.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
8.5
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
9.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
8.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Development Dimensions

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Development Dimensions
9.0
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Development Dimensions
9.0

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Development Dimensions
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Development Dimensions
8.0

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
  • I enjoyed the process of getting certified to teach topics from DDI. Our master instructor was excellent. He gave wonderful feedback and provided an environment where we could practice our skills and be ready to teach.
  • The facilitator and participant materials are very professional and well laid out. They are easy to follow. Especially as a facilitator of the course. The facilitator guide provides very detailed content of what to say and how to teach the topic.
  • I love the additional job aids, videos, surveys and reinforcement of training tools they provide for you to use with your learners. They also are provided in various formats (mobile, hard copy, etc.)

Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
  • Some of the courses are a bit out of date. They don't always stay up with the times of current trends in the business world.
  • I would like to have the option of using the participant materials in a mobile format instead of having to call in and order hard copy participant materials for each course I teach.
  • I would like to see more courses converted to Industrial format. I work for an Industrial type company and some of the courses are not relevant or do not hit home for our learners. They say they cannot relate to the case studies, videos, etc.

Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
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Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
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Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
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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.
I like OpenSesame for the numerous options of topics you have to choose from. However, my DDI rep really helped me drill down the topics we needed to focus on. DDI simplified the process for me so it was not so confusing on where to start and what to use. We mapped out a plan together on how to support our employees and leaders in their development.

Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
  • We are a part of a dealer network. Before we rolled out the training and materials using DDI, we ranked 38 out of 52 dealers for our dealer loyalty score. We are now ranked #2.
  • We are seeing our leaders confidence go up. They feel much more confident in how to lead their teams. The environment within the teams has improved. They are having more effective conversations with team members. 1x1s are happening in a more consistent basis.
  • Our leaders have more tools than they have had before in how to lead and support their teams. Checklists, templates, surveys, etc.

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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

Development Dimensions

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