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UltiPro

Top Rated
710 Ratings

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

UltiPro

Top Rated
710 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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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.
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UltiPro

Global companies, companies with employees over 100, multistate employers and anybody looking to improve their HRIS system. Companies with only a few employees would not be best suited for this product as I think it is meant for mid-large size companies. Ultipro also offers a lot of support for Canadian companies.
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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
8.0
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
8.2
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
8.0
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.8
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
7.9
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro
8.4
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
UltiPro

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.3
Employee demographic data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.8
Employment history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.4
Job profiles and administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Organizational charting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7
Organization and location management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.3

Payroll Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.5
Pay calculation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Benefit plan administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.5
Direct deposit files
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.7
Reimbursement management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8

Leave and Attendance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Approval workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.4
Balance details
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1

Employee Self Service

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.1
Update personal information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.3
View company policy documentation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.9
Employee recognition
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
View job history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
9.0

Asset Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
Tracking of all physical assets
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8

HR Reporting

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Report builder
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.7
Pre-built reports
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.7

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.4
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.6
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.2

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
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
8.1
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.5
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.1
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
UltiPro
8.0

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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  • 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.
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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.
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  • No smartphone app, yet, as of August 2016 (coming Fall 2017, which is great!)
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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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UltiPro9.3
Based on 164 answers
UltiPro offers all the functionality needed to continue working with them. They offer a great solution and are continually striving to make it better by staying on top of latest trends and legislation that affect HR. Ultimate is a partner you can count on and trust do what is best for it's customers!
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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UltiPro8.4
Based on 87 answers
I think UltiPro is very user friendly
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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UltiPro8.4
Based on 54 answers
For the most part UltiPro has been reliable, but it could definitely be better. There have been several notable server issues where we were unable to access the product or unable to utilize some of the features. Customer support is usually quick to respond to questions about these issues, but they do not proactively reach out to customers whose environments have been effected by outages
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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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UltiPro9.0
Based on 49 answers
UltiPro has met all of our expectations and provided us with the tools needed to build our employee and management supports and to report the results whenever needed. The program has grown and been modified to keep pace with changes in recruitment practices, and our employees find it easy to access their information and change benefits at any time. Our support staff has been freed up to focus on other areas of business growth. More of our HR processes are automated and need only approval of the self-service processes.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
UltiPro8.0
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.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
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UltiPro9.8
Based on 67 answers
We have not had onsite training needs in a number of years, but in the past, I believe it was sufficient.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
UltiPro9.0
Based on 156 answers
UltiPro training programs are great. They (Ultimate Software support team) are always updating and improving their training delivery strategies to ensure that all users get the assistance or the help they need to complete a task, process, or transaction. UltiPro Job Aids are also very good learning tools, but our favorite training tool is the ULTI Quick Tours; they are outstanding. The Quick Tours are step-by-step interactive videos for specific features, functions, or transactions; the average time for each interactive tour is 5 – 10 minutes. We promote the Quick Tours in our GFB Quick Guide To Accessing & Maintaining Your HRMS Account hand-outs.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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UltiPro8.6
Based on 68 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.
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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
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The Ulti product is integrated which means it's not necessary to run jobs to move data from one module to another. I really like the flexibility of being able to make configuration changes, create expressions, etc., that service bureaus like ADP and Ceridian don't. The product is very user friendly.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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UltiPro8.7
Based on 75 answers
We have been able to continue to grow and add on to UltiPro.
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Return on Investment

  • Improved awareness of employee strengths and weaknesses
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  • 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
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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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UltiPro

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