What users are saying about

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Workday HCM

Top Rated
230 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Add comparison

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.

Workday HCM

Workday is great for large companies that are tech savvy. If your company is bogged down with data warehouses and misplaced ownership of people data (within IT) then Workday is a product that will transform your organization and HR/Financial processes. This product is also a great motivator for a more engaged manager as they can handle hiring, life cycle events, performance/development, and exits within one system.

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.8
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee demographic data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Employment history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
Organizational charting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2
Organization and location management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.3

Payroll Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Pay calculation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Benefit plan administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Direct deposit files
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Reimbursement management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8

Leave and Attendance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.0
Approval workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.1

Employee Self Service

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2
Update personal information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2
View company policy documentation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee recognition
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
View job history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8

Asset Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.0

HR Reporting

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.1
Report builder
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.1
Pre-built reports
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.8

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.3
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.2

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.0
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.6
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.7

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.1
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.8
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.8
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4

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
  • The user experience is very intuitive and is in line with what people want to see and do with an online application these days. We don't have to spend much time on training employees and managers because they can generally figure out how to do what they need to do on their own. The ease of use and look & feel are some of the reasons we chose Workday to begin with, and it's getting better with age.
  • Security. It's flexible so you can allow access to what you want and block what you don't. And it's solid. And you don't have to remember who has access to what when building and delivering reports and chance exposing confidential or sensitive information. If they don't have permission to see it, they don't see it.
  • Reporting capabilities are amazing. We're several years in and still feel like we're just scratching the surface. Our executives love the dashboard views and have set them as the standard for other internal dashboard-like reporting.

Cons

  • It would be beneficial if the system automatically reported if an email was returned because of an incorrect address.
  • Workday's Talent and Performance module is vast and possesses a lot of great functionality, however Workday currently offers no Certification for Implementers, which I feel is very much needed.
  • The recruiting module still has a long way to go. It is new, so we all know that is has gaps, but with WD24 coming out in March, I believe it will take Workday recruiting to the next level!
  • It would be great if Workday would share more information with partners, whether that be through a weekly status meeting, or email. Workday has done a good job at building their Community, however there are times where it has not been updated, and we share outdated information with customers.

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!
Workday HCM9.4
Based on 15 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM7.5
Based on 10 answers
Overall this is a highly useable product. It does require continual use to stay current on changes in the User Interface and functionality, but as noted earlier, this is a reasonable trade-off for the rapid rate of improvement. It is very user friendly and the templated business processes prevents the system from becoming overly complicated

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM6.6
Based on 8 answers
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.

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.
Workday HCM7.3
Based on 7 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM8.1
Based on 8 answers
• We don’t use Workday customer service. We are obliged to go through our consultant, One Day. The level of service provided by One Day is poor.
• Turnaround time is terrible. People on tier one support don’t have enough knowledge. They spend a lot of time asking questions that they should know the answers to. Fix are often made locally to one specific area of the application. We often realize that the same problem crops up across the application and we have to make the same change everywhere – have to keep going back

In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM9.1
Based on 6 answers
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM7.0
Based on 7 answers
Very helpful. Broad range of topics available.

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM8.0
Based on 11 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.

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 wasn’t here when we made the selection. I was however, when we selected Workday at another company. At that time, we looked at Ultipro and Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Service.

To me, Ultipro looked very windows based. It did not have a hip cool UI and we knew that employees would reject it. With respect to Oracle Fusion, I really liked the product when I saw it, but the sales pitch was very poor

Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM8.0
Based on 1 answer
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction

Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
  • As a developer of the web-based training that influences sales and professional development within the company, the system has improved the way all 20,000+ associates access the content at a self-paced rate.

Screenshots

Workday HCM

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

Workday HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details