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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

UltiPro

686 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

As a 360 assessment it rates very well when compared to our previous vendor. 360-Degree Feedback is more affordable so it allows departments to avail themselves of the opportunity to help their team members learn more about themselves, which would have been cost-prohibitive with our previous vendor.The support department has been FANTASTIC! Quick responses on all any small issues and easy to work with for customizing templates. The system allows us to add rater groups and increase the group sizes easily.

UltiPro

Ultipro is a great product for our business due to the 24/7 nature of the workforce. The ability to access self-service and make changes, print pay stubs, change taxes, direct deposit, etc., makes it easier for the Human Resources staff. It also makes open enrollment a breeze where in the past we utilized paper forms.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
8.1
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
7.6
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
UltiPro
8.4

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.8
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.9
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
8.1
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
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
8.4
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
8.2
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
8.7
Employee recognition
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
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
7.6
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
7.8
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.6

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
  • Cognos Analytics is one of the best features of Ultipro. There are no limits to the data you can get from Ultipro which makes it invaluable in ensuring we are on track with the budget.
  • Employee self-service is a popular feature with our agency. They no longer have to come by HR to fill out forms or make changes and with a 24/7 business, this is a helpful tool.
  • We are currently experimenting with the documents section to track progressive discipline. This is allowing supervisors and managers to see where they are and what improvements they need to work on.

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
I use UltiPro every day and find value in all of the features that are available to this organization. While I am not responsible for deciding on staying with this HCM solution and renew it in the future, I am a huge supporter for staying with the solution because it packs quite a punch when used as intended.

Usability

No score
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UltiPro8.4
Based on 87 answers
Ultipro is an intuitive, robust HRIS

Reliability and Availability

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UltiPro8.5
Based on 53 answers
There has been less than 30 minutes down time in 3 years.

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.
UltiPro8.7
Based on 49 answers
At first speed was a slight issue but it consistently works at acceptable speeds now.

Support

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No answers yet
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UltiPro8.1
Based on 209 answers
With our prior Payroll/HR software, we could reach a support person with one call. We had a dedicated team assigned to our account. Ultimate uses a case system whereby you must enter a case (support ticket) and wait for a call back on that case. (NOTE: they do offer a direct line for payroll processing emergencies). But sometimes you just need to reach a person to ask a quick question or two so you can move on with your work. Not having that ability is a very big negative. You are given contact information for all of your support reps (you receive a support rep for each area of UltiPro that you use). However, they never answer your call or email in a timely manner. I will say, however, since going LIVE with UltiPro in December 2013, support has improved. It used to be much worse.

In-Person Training

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UltiPro9.5
Based on 67 answers
In person training is very informative and well structured. The have a consistent training team who are very knowledgeable. Planning is required to ensure you get into the classes as they are free.There is a good back fill on lead lead on line as well as recorded sessions and training on numerous topics

Online Training

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UltiPro8.9
Based on 155 answers
Their training is second to none. FABULOUS.

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.
We first tried to upgrade our regular ADP to Etime and they failed miserably.

Scalability

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UltiPro8.6
Based on 73 answers
We have been able to continue to grow and add on to UltiPro.

Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
  • 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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