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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

5 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Workday HCM

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245 Ratings
Score 8.2 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.
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Workday HCM

Workday is well suited for reporting, auditing, integrations, and reviewing worker history. It is less appropriate for tracking state taxes without the payroll module. It is also less appropriate if a company pays several allowances with different project costing.
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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
8.2

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
8.3
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
9.3
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
9.3
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Reimbursement management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
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
7.9
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.8
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
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  • The reporting analytics are truly fantastic! I have been able to gather any information I can dream up from its reporting capabilities. I currently have several reports running for new hires, terminations, LOAs, retro pay changes, a report that pulls specific documents in upload categories (terrific!), all employee payroll info for auditing payroll data, and so on. The only thing to remember is to pull reports based on effective dates and approval dates, which are considered two different options in Workday. If not, transactions can be missed.
  • Working with my auditors is easier than ever! I just print off the new hire or termination business process flow. This documents each step of the process with a date, time stamp, as well as comments of the approver. I have had no push back on the information provided from Workday in an audit.
  • The back button! In most data systems, there is a home key, or search button that has to be hit after clicking within an employee's file. In Workday, the back button can be hit in any screen to take you to the previous screen. It is wonderful!
  • Workday allows the capability to drill down to the most minute detail. Simply by clicking on the item, with security permission permitting, it allows drilling down to each item within the system. This allows for truly learning the system, and learning the values of the selections being processed.
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Cons

  • Easier interpretation
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  • Workday HCM does not have the functionality to hold state tax elections unless the payroll module is purchased. A workaround at my last company was to create a document category, and then have the employee upload the tax documents. A report was ran at payroll submission to pull these documents. The down side was that they then had to be manually processed into payroll. At my current company, the tax elections, both state and federal, are made in ADP - a business process is programmed within on-boarding that takes the employees outside of Workday to make these elections and then brings them back in to finish the on-boarding process. I'm sure Workday does this as a way to up-sell their product. However, it has resulted into a drawback and hindrance instead.
  • At my last company, there were 13 US pay groups, with several hundred locations, cost centers, and so on. It would be great if Workday had the ability to limit the selection of cost centers and locations based on pay group. For example, for one company/pay group, there are only a certain number of valid locations and cost centers. However, Workday allowed any cost center or location to be chosen for the employee. This caused integration failures into ADP US and ADP Canada when invalid locations and cost centers were chosen.
  • As Workday is the record of source, all allowances should be entered and approved in this system. In theory, it should flow to payroll from here, with the charge number, and then on to the GL. In my current company, many types of allowances are used with many different charge numbers. The charge numbers may not match the home department for the employee as the employees work on many different projects, and the allowances are subject to change based on the project. The charge numbers on the allowances could conceivably change each month for some employees. For one-time payments, a work around with work tags were able to be utilized in a customization field with the charge numbers so that the integrations from Workday would bring over both the one-time payment with the charge number. Allowances do not have that capability. This was a big problem for my current company, and one we are still working thru. It appears that a report will be downloaded from Workday from our data management team, and then input into FileMaker with the charge numbers from there. Then, an output will be sent to payroll. It is taking quite a bit of maneuvering and extra work. No one is very happy with our work around or the fact charge numbers could not be entered.
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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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Workday HCM9.4
Based on 15 answers
We have made a huge investment already. And despite some teething problems, we really like the software.
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Usability

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Workday HCM7.5
Based on 10 answers
For users it is fairly guided. Exploring the system is difficult – without menus, you can stumble. There is no menu called performance management. But for getting them to do the basics, the usability is very high.
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Reliability and Availability

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Workday HCM6.6
Based on 8 answers
We have had no problems.
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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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Workday HCM7.3
Based on 7 answers
We have had no issues. The system is responsive and there is nothing that times out
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Support

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Workday HCM8.1
Based on 8 answers
Support is provided by OneSource, the reseller. They really have no expertise and their level of technical expertise is poor. When we went to our training, the room was filled with OneSource people going through the same training. We finished training in 1 day, they took 4 days. They are hardly experts. Workday has come out with two more releases since then and Onesource have doubled in size in the last year – so it’s hard to see how they can keep up.

There is an online community/portal that is pretty good. There is however no easy answer to “guided completion”
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In-Person Training

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Workday HCM9.1
Based on 6 answers
We attended a one day class at OneSources’s facility, provided by a subcontractor to OneSource.
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Online Training

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Workday HCM7.0
Based on 7 answers
There are 11 different courses. They have on-demand training one hour sessions and host half day training sessions – e.g. report writing split across 2 half days, where you go into a classroom online instructor led. The online stuff is all provided by Workday.
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Implementation

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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.
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Alternatives Considered

Reporting, conciseness and detail.
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More cloud compatible and designed from scratch for cloud and friendly / easily adoptable landscape and architecture, and latest HCM trends and functionalities built-in.
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Scalability

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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
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Return on Investment

  • Self Awareness
  • Better hiring processes
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  • We've seen a positive reception from Management and Employees using the system for day-to-day, BAU transactions
  • Our data & analytics team has seen drastic improvements in the ability to track and monitor previously unexplored employee data points to drive business plans
  • The learning curve for non-tech savvy personnel is pretty high and there have been some issues with adoption for people who don't primarily use computers for day-to-day work
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Workday HCM

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