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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    6.0

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    60%

    IBM Kenexa

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Corporate goal setting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Subordinate goal setting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    7.0

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    70%

    IBM Kenexa

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Performance plans

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan weighting

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rater nomination workflow

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow restrictions

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    IBM Kenexa

    72%
    IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    11 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    10 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    10 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    11 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings

    Resume Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    10 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    10 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    8 Ratings

    Task Creation and Delegation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings

    Email Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    10 Ratings

    User Permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    10 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Kenexa

    80%
    30 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    96%
    2 Ratings
    6.0

    IBM Kenexa

    60%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Kenexa

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    90%
    2 Ratings
    5.0

    IBM Kenexa

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.8

    IBM Kenexa

    18%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.6

    IBM Kenexa

    26%
    4 Ratings

    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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    Kenexa is is well suited for any organization that has more than 3000 employees globally. I would not recommend this to startups or a growing organization with less than 3000 employees. But once you cross this number, Kenexa becomes useful and is a brilliant tool for global operations - recruiting. I would recommend this tool to any organization that has offices in many countries/geographies as well.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    • 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 | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    • Kenexa allows Boolean key word search within a particular requisition so it makes sifting through a high number of applicants manageable and effective
    • Kenexa can be tailored to meet individual business needs. During the time we’ve had Kenexa here I’ve used it in support of a few different business segments and for each the way the system was used to “position” candidate statuses have varied based on the individual need of the business. One example is when interviewing a high volume of applicants internationally, we were able to send qualified applicants through to the “event manager” and it would enable the candidate to select his/her interview date/time based on previously submitted options inputted by our Kenexa users.
    • Kenexa allows one to customize and score questions for each open requisition that applicants complete as they apply. The system then sorts applicants according to the score of candidate answers allowing for easy sorting of top qualified candidates.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    • EchoSpan's 360s are completely customizable, so content improvements are up to the user
    Ben Dattner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    • BrassRing's application system for candidates is prone to freezing and crashing in the middle of the application causing potential candidates to lose all progress. I filled out the application myself and witnessed these issues first hand, on top of several complaints I received via phone and email from candidates attempting to apply via the BrassRing service. Also, the Parsing system within the application is not capable of pulling any meaningful information out of text documents.
    • Each user must be added to each job in order for that job, and the candidates in it, to show up in relevant searches. This becomes a problem when a new team member joins the account and needs access to all of the previous openings just so that they can find candidates already in the system. The account I was working on involved literally hundreds of new openings a month, meaning that any movement of personnel on or off the account would mean having to update potentially thousands of old positions just to allow them to be able to mine the ATS for candidates. I don't see any particular reason why someone with access to the system should have to be given access to each individual job. If a particular position needs to be kept confidential for whatever reason then that individual position should be able to be set to only show to authorized recruiters. The rest of the positions should automatically be searchable by anyone with appropriate access to the ATS to allow for basic level candidate mining and movement.
    Aaron Binkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Starting Price

    IBM Kenexa

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool 9.6
    Based on 2 answers
    Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
    Michelle Martfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    IBM Kenexa 6.0
    Based on 12 answers
    I am confident that the Kenexa product will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our business in an ever changing work environment. The affiliation with IBM also plays a factor as we have a long standing successful relationship with IBM products. We will be looking to integrate other Kenexa products in the near future to streamline our HR processes.
    Brett Kummer, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Kenexa

    IBM Kenexa 7.0
    Based on 3 answers
    I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
    Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
    Michelle Martfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    IBM Kenexa 5.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Just slow for what we are doing here
    Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Kenexa

    IBM Kenexa 1.8
    Based on 4 answers
    It is a very basic system. It may be OK for entry level positions only. The practice of removing CVs while the recruitment process is ON is disturbing and there is no one to explain or to inform why it is being done. Even a routine mail is not sent to the client/consultant. I am surprised how this system is continuing without too many complaints.
    sanjeev shrivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Kenexa

    IBM Kenexa 2.6
    Based on 4 answers
    We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    Reporting, conciseness and detail.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    SF ATS was not available at the time and Taleo was thought to be too expensive. In retrospect, given the amount of customization and leveraging of other vendor technology for things like analytics I suspect any cost advantage we realized evaporated
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

    • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
    Ellen Spara | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Kenexa

    • Kenexa has assisted us in identifying top talent within our target market of applicants.
    • Kenexa may exclude potentially good associates that don't test well.
    • Kenexa clearly defines specific categories and general notes for training, development, & coaching of associates on areas of opportunity.
    Daniela Whitfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

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