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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

SelectSuite

24 Ratings
Score 6.8 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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SelectSuite

Organizations who have very few applications and/or very few positions posted are probably less likely to benefit as high from PeopleAdmin. Large organizations who have several positions and/or several applications/applicants can definitely benefit from this product. This product is not as well suited for performance management as I had hoped because there is not a lot of freedom to creating and designing different evaluations for different position types in the system when you have an organization that has thousands of different employees and types.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SelectSuite
5.8
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SelectSuite
7.0
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SelectSuite
7.0
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SelectSuite
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SelectSuite
6.0
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
SelectSuite
2.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
2.7
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
4.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
2.0
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
2.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
4.0
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
2.0
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
4.0
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
1.0
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
4.0
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
SelectSuite
1.0

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.4
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.5
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
6.7
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.9

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
6.3
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
6.3
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.7
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.4
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
8.2
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.2
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
8.0
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
8.7
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
2.7
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.9
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
8.4
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.2
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.0
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.7
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
7.5
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SelectSuite
8.6

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.
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  • Accurately records all applications for a position, eliminating any human error on recording applications.
  • Generates reports for the organization rather than requiring the employee to gather the data themselves.
  • Facilitates the application process by only allowing applicants to submit fully completed applications.
  • Allows departments to ask specific supplemental questions with pass/fail answers to facilitate the screening process.
  • Serves as a library for all positions at the organization so that job descriptions, qualifications, and records are readily available.
  • Continuously working at all times rather than only during open business hours (i.e. deadlines can be extended to midnight rather than 5 p.m. ET).
  • Provides IT support at all time through the PeopleAdmin Community page, FAQ, and live staff that responds to any issues in an extremely timely fashion.
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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.
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  • Implementation training could have been more detailed and directed to a beginning user.
  • Not being able to see incomplete applications while trying to help an applicant submit an application is difficult.
  • Making the system more user friendly for beginning user.
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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!
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SelectSuite7.0
Based on 12 answers
Despite its reporting inadequacies, our users were used to PeopleAdmin and they liked the product. Most are reticent to switch major software programs due to data conversion and lack of continuity fears. Given that 7.6 is completely different on the back end and that data cannot be merged from version 5.8 to 7.6, these fears may have been unfounded
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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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SelectSuite5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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.
Michelle Martfeld profile photo
PeopleAdmin 5.8 - this applicant tracking system was efficient; however, the SelectSuite system is much more robust and a better fit for faculty recruitment.
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Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
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  • We are now able to track our recruitment sources to determine our ROI on university paid subscriptions.
  • We have reduced our recruiting approval review times by 50%
  • We have identified areas for improvement substancially by having robust reporting available at our fingertips.
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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

SelectSuite

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