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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

iCIMS

98 Ratings
Score 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.
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iCIMS

iCIMS is a powerful ATS which I think would work well for organizations of any size without multiple business verticals. Having multiple entities under one umbrella (or multiple umbrellas!) creates complexity in processes and requirements which can be difficult to reconcile in any system, particularly one without robust conditional logic. I wouldn't recommend iCIMS for a complex organization but I would advise that they make the initial discovery and design of their platform a high priority and take the opportunity to align processes as much as possible ahead of implementation. For a relatively straight-forward organization, it's a no-brainer - iCIMS all the way.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
iCIMS

Performance Management

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

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.1
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.1
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.3
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.2
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.5
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.0
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
5.0
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
6.6
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.3
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
5.8
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
5.4
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.3
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
8.6
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
6.3
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
iCIMS
7.6

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
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  • Configurability; they give a great deal of control to the company. Having this flexibility means you can be more agile in your approach and don't have to pay a fee every time you want to make a small update.
  • Training Resources; iCIMS has a robust knowledge base on their help site and I rarely find an article or video that's out of date (how they manage to create new content and keep all the existing content up to date is beyond me!). Their training team is fantastic and they regularly host pieces of training for both Recruiter Users and User Admins at their offices which are free of charge to their clients - if you can secure a spot, that is- they tend to fill up quickly!
  • Searching/Reporting; I provide this 'pro' of the iCIMS platform somewhat cautiously for two reasons. First, I don't have much experience in this area outside of iCIMS. And secondly, I've gotten feedback from end users that it's confusing. But, I'm still listing this as a 'pro' because as I've become adept at building queries, I can see a ton of capability. A User Admin or Super User who is comfortable navigating the system and with a good awareness of their platform can build quite detailed and sophisticated searches that provide hugely valuable information. Recruiting Users, who have a more narrow scope in the system may need some training to get what they need. I do know that iCIMS is working on the interface to make searching more intuitive for recruiters - similar to other search forms they may use to look for passive candidates online.
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Cons

  • Easier interpretation
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  • Conditional Logic; This is the biggest opportunity for improvement for iCIMS. Not having this functionality becomes an issue when we want to prevent users from doing something based on a set of other - sometimes unrelated - conditions. Conditional logic would allow us to set up a more prescriptive process which would reduce user error and help maintain compliance. They have JUST released some promising new functionality in this area and I hope to see similar types of improvements around conditional logic elsewhere in the platform soon.
  • Onboarding; Okay, we all know the purpose of an Applicant Tracking Systems is (at least historically) to track APPLICANTS. But if you've been involved in attempting to design a streamlined onboarding process, you know it's a beast all it's own. The capabilities of the Onboard module in iCIMS are . . . acceptable. It's functional, but it's not great. For the company with less complexity, I think the Onboard module would be a wholly sufficient. However, for more complex organizations, what's lacking becomes a bit more obvious (conditional logic would also be a huge win if applied to the onboarding module!)
  • As with almost everything in iCIMS, you do have the ability to configure the content of the onboarding portal(s) to your liking. However, the user-interface itself leaves a lot to be desired and isn't nearly as sleek as the rest of the platform. They've recently released an update with some improved functionality and it seems like they are beginning to dedicate more resources to this area, so that's exciting. We've had over 15k new hires funnel through our onboarding process in iCIMS this year so by no means is this a deal breaker but I do hope for some functional and aesthetic improvements in the coming year.
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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
iCIMS8.0
Based on 26 answers
We renewed after our initial 2 year contract. The solution is working well and support has been good. It is nice that the vendor does product updates each year to include new features. Some of these are based on customer suggestions.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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iCIMS7.2
Based on 6 answers
I don't use every function so I don't know what I don't know. Perhaps, the fact that I don't use every function is a veiled way of saying that it seems a bit overwhelming to master.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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iCIMS9.1
Based on 5 answers
We never experience outages that impact our usage. I also can't remember any recent time where there has been an error within the system that has prevented us from using the application as needed on a regular basis. If there are ever any issues, iCIMS has a customer service department that is very easy to reach.
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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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iCIMS8.2
Based on 3 answers
We can think of no dissatisfaction with our daily use of iCims, involving its response time to commands or incompatibility with any other software we presently use.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS8.4
Based on 3 answers
Recent issues with responding to request. Lack of resolution in the first contact.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
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iCIMS7.9
Based on 3 answers
iCims has always been available and helpful with much live and online training offered.
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Implementation

No score
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iCIMS5.3
Based on 3 answers
Things went smoothly
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Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
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Almost jumped ship when forced buy was revealed in late November. Fortunately for iCims, our research showed that iCims is the better of most competitors we reviewed.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
iCIMS7.8
Based on 2 answers
iCims is currently pretty good and the best TAS for us at our stage of growth - but further improvement and enhancements will only help make it even better.
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Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
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  • Database and resume management has allowed us to get more organized.
  • Reporting features for the business and monthly goals.
  • Templates for sending emails out as blasts has save a lot of time for our team.
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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

iCIMS

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