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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Namely

56 Ratings
Score 8.2 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.

Namely

Quite bluntly, there isn't a more robust solution out there for the price for mid-size businesses. There are some good solutions for companies that don't need a custom HRIS but Namely is really built for companies that will scale up.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Namely
7.1
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Namely
7.5
Subordinate goal setting
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6.0
Namely
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Namely
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Namely
7.2
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Namely
6.8

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
7.2
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
7.4
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
7.3
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
7.2
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
7.0
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely
7.2
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Namely

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.7
Employee demographic data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
9.1
Employment history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.9
Job profiles and administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.4
Organizational charting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
7.8
Organization and location management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.3

Payroll Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.6
Pay calculation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.4
Benefit plan administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.3
Approval workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.7
Balance details
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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7.6

Employee Self Service

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.8
Update personal information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.9
View company policy documentation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.9
Employee recognition
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.8
View job history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
9.0

Asset Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.7

HR Reporting

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.2
Report builder
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.4
Pre-built reports
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Namely
8.3

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.4
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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8.8
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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7.9

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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6.8
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
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6.8

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.
  • Employee changes workflow engine allows employees to make changes on their own and they flow directly to payroll. This removes all manual work from HR's perspective.
  • Benefits open enrollment process is all automated and updated elections flow directly to payroll. Such a timesaver at the end of the year!
  • PTO tracking is easy to use by employees, their managers, and HR.

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.
  • The one piece of the onboarding process that could be automated (right now it's manual in Namely) is the tax forms for new employees and their direct deposit information. Those still have to be completed on paper and submitted manually.
  • The home feed could be a little more interactive, like being able to tag employees in posts, having emails sent to employees when someone's replied to a post, etc etc.

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!
Namely9.1
Based on 2 answers
Game-changer for small to mid-sized companies. Makes our work so much easier to do well

Usability

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Namely9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall, Namely is a very user friendly platform, most of the functionality can be learned with out much training or guidance. They have designed it to be modeled similar to other social media sites interface which makes it clean in design and easy to navigate. If you do have someone at your organization that is less tech savvy, one of the most impressive parts of Namely continues to be their client support. They will support you and give guidance in every aspect if its training or just pointing out a feature and how it works

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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Support

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Namely9.1
Based on 2 answers
I never have to wait more than a day for a response to my questions - they immediately respond with an answer or with the plans to get the answer

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.
ADP wins, it is more of an HRIS system. Namely is nice but not as nice as ADP.

Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
  • Saves time and allows us to not to have different vendors for everything.
  • PTO, benefits, pay and employee information in one spot.

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

Namely

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