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UltiPro

Top Rated
694 Ratings

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

UltiPro

Top Rated
694 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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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.

UltiPro

If you're wanting to go more paperless this is a great software! Going from paper open enrollment to 100% electronic has been great! Having staff get their pay stubs, their W-2's and 1095's has saved us in postage fees and time. Staff can update their address, direct deposit, and W-4 in employee self-service so that has eliminated that paperwork too.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
8.2
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
8.1
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
7.7
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
8.5

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.8
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
8.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.7
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.6
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.6
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
8.2
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Employee demographic data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.7
Employment history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Job profiles and administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Organizational charting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.5
Organization and location management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1

Payroll Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.3
Pay calculation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9
Benefit plan administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.3
Direct deposit files
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.5
Reimbursement management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9
Approval workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Balance details
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9

Employee Self Service

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.0
Update personal information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.2
View company policy documentation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.8
Employee recognition
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
View job history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.9

Asset Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.5

HR Reporting

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Report builder
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.5
Pre-built reports
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.4

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.3
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.5
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7

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
  • Very nimble and able to be customized to your organization's specific needs; both in initial configuration and beyond.
  • Robust reporting and analytics capabilities.
  • Well integrated since all modules/functions are under one umbrella rather than 'bolting on' functions from various providers.
  • Excellent service and support.

Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
  • I wish their reporting was more of a dashboard approach where they put some standard reports with charts and graphs available with a click of button. They offer a lot of capabilities to build your own reports but it can really end up taking a lot of time to build a report.
  • Some of the tasks are not as streamlined as I think they should be. For example, when someone on our team processes a job change where the work location also changes, they have to first fill out the 'Change Job' function and then have to switch to go to another tab to change the employee's location. But it's just about switching tabs, the 'Change Job' function is effective dated and the work location will automatically post to the employee's history. This results in a current dated line item in the employee's history and then when the 'Change Job' gets approved with a date that is backdated (very common) the request would not go through due to a date in the history being greater than the date of the job change.
  • Their Org Charting feature is not very user friendly when trying to print or export to a workable format. (I hear they are working on this though! :)

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!
UltiPro9.2
Based on 164 answers
It has met most of our needs and continues to improve. Ultimate is constantly striving to add enhancements and solve issues based on customer feedback

Usability

No score
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UltiPro8.4
Based on 87 answers
There are some things that require a manual work around for our particular business model

Reliability and Availability

No score
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UltiPro8.4
Based on 53 answers
We rarely encounter any downtown with ULTI. The system back-up procedures, currently in place, prevents outages exceeding 30 minutes

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.
UltiPro8.8
Based on 49 answers
Pages load quickly and reports process in a timely manner. We have integrated other systems with UltiPro and have not experienced and change to the responsiveness of the systems.

Support

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UltiPro8.1
Based on 209 answers
We typically get good support and response times on cases and receive answers or fixes for the problem.

In-Person Training

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UltiPro9.6
Based on 67 answers
UltiPro has moved most of their training online which makes it very cost beneficial. When we implemented, we needed to travel for our training. It was done very well and the instructors were very proficient in carrying out the training.

Online Training

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UltiPro8.9
Based on 155 answers
The online training experience while we were going through implementation was decent. The environment at that time was a virtual environment and was somewhat difficult to set up on our secure network. However, once the details of the environment were taken care of, the training itself was good. There was a lot of information covered during those training sessions, and we were not yet in our actual environment yet, so it was challenging to visualize the information that was being discussed.
Today, they have done away with the virtual environment for the training and they are doing everything via WebEx and in a sandbox environment with a user name and password provided to you during the training session. It is much easier to attend these sessions. There are also self paced training sessions that are very helpful for those that don't have the time during the day to attend a 2-3 hour training session.

Implementation

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UltiPro8.5
Based on 67 answers
The implementation project is aggressive but achievable. Ultimate provides great support for this effort. Consider the project plan and make sure you have the internal resources available to support it before you begin. Consider the timing of the implementation plan. If you purchase optional modules, consider taking a break after CORE implemenentation before beginning another activation project (to give your staff time to recover). Consider the deployment timing to coincide with the beginning of your fiscal year (it is not required but it will make some balance-forward calculations easier). For now, consider deploying the optional modules after Ultimate has finished bringing them in-house. Engage your benefits vendors early in the process to allow time to develop the automatic feeds from Ultipro.

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.
I have been using UltiPro since 2009. I had left ADP and will never look back UltiPro is the leader in the industry and it seems all other HCM businesses are running to catch up. I love the ease of use and flexibility that UltiPro offers! I am a partner for life!

Scalability

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UltiPro8.6
Based on 73 answers
Grown from 500 staff to 800 users with out having to increase support staff

Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
  • ne stop data record management that is unified
  • simplified reporting, data in the hands of HR and the user
  • improved HR and payroll efficiency
  • complete support from Ultimate

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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UltiPro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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