Development Dimensions International vs. SilkRoad Performance

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Development Dimensions
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Development Dimensions International (DDI) is a talent management consulting company, offering Leadership Development training modules and Talent Assessments.N/A
SilkRoad Performance
Score 8.0 out of 10
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SilkRoad Performance (formerly WingSpan) is SilkRoad's employee performance management product and is one component of the Life Suite platform.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Development Dimensions International
8.3
1 Ratings
7% above category average
SilkRoad Performance
2.3
1 Ratings
108% below category average
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting8.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Development Dimensions International
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
SilkRoad Performance
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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1.0
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Development Dimensions International
When I got hired on at my company, we needed some quick wins and instant content to get some of the initiatives going. Having the facilitator and participant materials all ready to go (Training in a box) was extremely helpful. What would have taken me years to put together myself, I was able to put together in a few months. The materials are very user friendly.
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SilkRoad
No, we just had a bad experience unfortunately.
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Pros
Development Dimensions International
  • I enjoyed the process of getting certified to teach topics from DDI. Our master instructor was excellent. He gave wonderful feedback and provided an environment where we could practice our skills and be ready to teach.
  • The facilitator and participant materials are very professional and well laid out. They are easy to follow. Especially as a facilitator of the course. The facilitator guide provides very detailed content of what to say and how to teach the topic.
  • I love the additional job aids, videos, surveys and reinforcement of training tools they provide for you to use with your learners. They also are provided in various formats (mobile, hard copy, etc.)
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SilkRoad
  • Unfortunately our experience was very poor, so I don't have anything for what they do "particularly" well.
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Cons
Development Dimensions International
  • Some of the courses are a bit out of date. They don't always stay up with the times of current trends in the business world.
  • I would like to have the option of using the participant materials in a mobile format instead of having to call in and order hard copy participant materials for each course I teach.
  • I would like to see more courses converted to Industrial format. I work for an Industrial type company and some of the courses are not relevant or do not hit home for our learners. They say they cannot relate to the case studies, videos, etc.
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SilkRoad
  • Transparency about the capabilities of their system. We would have never chosen WingSpan had we had a clear picture of the limitations of their system.
  • Ease of use - as an administrator we found it to be difficult to work with. Of course, improvements may have been made in this area since we used it last.
  • The user interface could use some updating.
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Alternatives Considered
Development Dimensions International
I like OpenSesame for the numerous options of topics you have to choose from. However, my DDI rep really helped me drill down the topics we needed to focus on. DDI simplified the process for me so it was not so confusing on where to start and what to use. We mapped out a plan together on how to support our employees and leaders in their development.
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SilkRoad
We used Cvent following our WingSpan experience. It worked out much better and had more capability than WingSpan.
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Return on Investment
Development Dimensions International
  • We are a part of a dealer network. Before we rolled out the training and materials using DDI, we ranked 38 out of 52 dealers for our dealer loyalty score. We are now ranked #2.
  • We are seeing our leaders confidence go up. They feel much more confident in how to lead their teams. The environment within the teams has improved. They are having more effective conversations with team members. 1x1s are happening in a more consistent basis.
  • Our leaders have more tools than they have had before in how to lead and support their teams. Checklists, templates, surveys, etc.
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SilkRoad
  • I feel it set us back a bit, and also caused us to lose credibility with our management team after it turned out to be a "failed experiment."
  • We have gone back to a manual system of doing goal setting that works better for us.
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