EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

SilkRoad Life Suite

6 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.

SilkRoad Life Suite

SilkRoad Life is well suited for hiring new employees and bringing them onboard quickly.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Life Suite
5.8
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Life Suite
7.6
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Life Suite
5.1
Compliance tracking and reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
SilkRoad Life Suite
4.6

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.
  • Onboarding - easy process. easy to move around in. Always get high marks from new hires on the process
  • Redcarpet helps to manage tasks related to all departments involved in the new hire process
  • Openhire - online application easy to use.
  • Openhire - easy to search resumes and select candidates.

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.
  • Fully understand their customers needs before selling!
  • Reduce the number of people for implementation

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!
SilkRoad Life Suite2.0
Based on 1 answer
Our HR Director is looking to go with another company.

Usability

No score
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SilkRoad Life Suite6.5
Based on 2 answers
Excellent onboarding tool. Easy to set up

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.
SilkRoad Life Suite2.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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
SilkRoad is very far behind PeopleSoft!

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • Our experience has been mostly negative! We've spend a significant amount of time and money with very little return.
  • Their products do not live up to their expectations!

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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

SilkRoad Life Suite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details