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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

PeopleMatter

19 Ratings
Score 7.4 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.

PeopleMatter

PeopleMatter is great for processing new hire paperwork. An employee must complete/review all the necessary forms before proceeding. We don't have to worry about missing a document needing signature or wasting the hiring manager's time reviewing all forms step-by-step to ensure accuracy.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PeopleMatter
7.0
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PeopleMatter
7.2
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PeopleMatter
7.3
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PeopleMatter
5.6
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PeopleMatter
9.1
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
PeopleMatter
5.9

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
8.0
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
8.1
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
9.1
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
8.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
8.0
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
9.1
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
9.0
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
8.1
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
PeopleMatter
4.7

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.7
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.7
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.8
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.6

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.1
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.3
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.2
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
9.0
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.2

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.5
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.7
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.9
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.3
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.8
Customized Application Form
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.9
Resume Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
4.5
Candidate Search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.7
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.9
Collaboration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.7
Task Creation and Delegation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.7
Email Templates
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
8.0
User Permissions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
6.5
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
7.4
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleMatter
3.1

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.
  • PeopleMatter's site very quickly and easily guides users through the workflow created by our team. A hiring manager knows they are complete when all the Onboarding steps have checkmarks.
  • PeopleMatter is easily customized. Users can have different employment forms by store, state, or even job role depending on your selections.
  • PeopleMatter sends email updates and system pop-ups when they are having processing errors in their system, so you aren't wondering why the site isn't working correctly (with resolution times).

Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
  • We have had a few "hiccups" with hiring managers being able to process background checks after an individual has started. Administrators have had no errors. PeopleMatter's helpdesk has been able to resolve the issue or provide a work-around.

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!
PeopleMatter9.0
Based on 3 answers
I would definitely renew our use of PeopleMatter, because it would not be beneficial or cost effective for us to go back to doing it in house. If they are willing to listen to our needs and wants and update the program for the better on a regular basis why would you. I feel like we got in on the ground floor and we are evolving with them

Usability

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PeopleMatter8.6
Based on 2 answers
It is extremely simple to use.

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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No answers yet
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Support

No score
No answers yet
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PeopleMatter8.2
Based on 1 answer
They are quick to respond and very helpful.

Implementation

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PeopleMatter8.2
Based on 1 answer
I would just say make sure you really think about how you are setting up the product. Are you using the roles correctly? Can we automate any processes

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.
We use both. PeopleMatter cannot create surveys so we do this outside of the system

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • PeopleMatter helps reduce the time spent by hiring managers on the entire new hire process.

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

PeopleMatter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
PeopleMatter is priced per location per month. The pricing is consistent for predictable budgeting and planning – as customers add additional locations, fees increase.