EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

PeopleStrategy

2 Ratings
Score 1.6 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.

PeopleStrategy

Unless PeopleStrategy has made improvements to the quality of support they give their users as well as the system they support there is no situation in which I would ever recommend them to another HR professional. I'd prefer to save them the headache and hassle that I wish someone had provided us.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
4.5
Employee demographic data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employment history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
3.0
Organizational charting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Organization and location management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Payroll Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
4.0
Support for external payroll vendors
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Benefit plan administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Employee Self Service

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Update personal information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View company policy documentation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
10.0

HR Reporting

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Report builder
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Pre-built reports
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Pros

  • 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
  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.

Cons

  • Easier interpretation
  • The administrator support was very inadequate. There was no urgency in the responses we received and they were generally very unhelpful.
  • The customization for our company was lacking. There was no way to make it appealing to view.
  • The reporting tool was very poorly designed. When running reports the only option that worked sucessfully was to run a generic all encompassing people report and pair it down in excel based on the data you were trying to extract.
  • No user information was provided when changes were made to specific fields in the HRIS side so when one person changed something there was no way to identify later who the change was initiated by. This made it very difficult to be able to identify quality issues.

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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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

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • Duplicate work had to be done in order to make sure data had been saved
  • Third party linking for payroll was inadequate and sometimes didn't transmit accurate information up to and including pay changes, address changes, W4 updates, etc.
  • The process for benefits annual enrollment took 6 months to prepare outside of the normal negotiations that occur with our vendors. After the implementation had been done the reporting we had to create was inaccurate which required us to double check everyone. It was time consuming and very counter productive.

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
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PeopleStrategy

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