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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Khorus

1 Ratings
Score 6 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.

Khorus

Khorus just seemed like a waste of time and money. I'm not sure what it's well suited for, but there wasn't a way to objectively measure your tracking of goals. The visual was nice, but all the goals were so subjective and really not helpful. It's also quite possible that I had the wrong approach.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Pros

  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.
  • I honestly found Khorus to be good for keeping a log of my goals.
  • The software itself was easy to navigate
  • It wasn't super buggy

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.
  • It seems like a glorified spreadsheet at times with a cleaner interface.
  • The objectivity of goal tracking was absent.
  • I don't see that Khorus serves certain teams very well, such as a customer support team. Our goals don't change very often and the ones that we do have are very tedious to log.

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
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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Alternatives Considered

I've seen or used several of the other 360 tools. EchoSpan is better in nearly every way. It is more customizable. It can be administered completely by someone internally, so no need to request someone to set up a 360 - you can just do it yourself. Competency library is great, and you can create others if you want to. Reports are easy to interpret. Very good customer service
I much prefer Asana to Khorus. It's not only good at tracking but also a task manager. You can see that you are heading towards your goal in an objective approach, assuming that you laid out your project accordingly. Additionally, we use 15Five to get that extra insight as a manager to ask our team how they are doing and if they reached their goals, what's getting in the way, ect.

Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
  • We ended up leaving Khorus and now use 15Five & Asana.
  • I think Khorus is a good idea but wasn't quite there in execution.
  • The initial creation of my goals was a good starting point for accomplishing them. I had to hash out the longterm solutions I was hoping to accomplish.

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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
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool Editions & Modules
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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Khorus

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$2,000
Khorus Editions & Modules
Khorus
Edition
Khorus
$101
1. Per User per Month
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