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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Talentsoft

3 Ratings
Score 5 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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Talentsoft

I think some of my problems with Talentsoft aren't so much the fault of the software as it is how my company is organized. I have to enter many different property levels so that a review gets created, I'm not certain that these fields are required by Talentsoft or by my corporate office. This software is not suited for companies where a segment of the employees do not have a company email address and/or access to a company computer
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Talentsoft
8.6
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Talentsoft
9.0
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Talentsoft
9.0
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Talentsoft
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Talentsoft
9.0

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
6.3
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
8.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
8.0
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
5.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
6.0
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
6.0
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Talentsoft
5.0

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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  • Having the reviews in Talentsoft makes it much easier for one person to manage the entire process from start to finish.
  • When an employee switches managers during the year, the delegation feature makes it very easy to have the previous manager add their input to the employees review.
  • Being able to have a daily import file from our HR system into Talentsoft helps in having the information in Talentsoft be current.
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Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
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  • I would like to have access edit and update the goal section throughout the year, not just during the review period.
  • The reporting function is very cumbersome and needs to have easier ways to create custom reports.
  • Streamline the create a review template process.
  • Email notification for employees to let their manager know when they have completed entering information in Talentsoft.
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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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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

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.
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I think SuccessFactors is more flexible to customer needs when creating review templates and allowing access to goals year round. They also track changes for the goals. Talentsoft was selected by our corporate office before I started with the company.
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Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
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  • Positive - Managers and employees have access to their reviews without having to contact HR.
  • Positive - Management of the entire review process is less manual and takes less time.
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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
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Talentsoft

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