Khorus vs. Trakstar Perform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Khorus
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Khorus is is an Employee Performance Management solution. Some key features include At-a-Glance Business Performance, Predictive Measures, Goals and Status Updates, and Near-real-time Analytics.
$10
Per User per Month
Trakstar Perform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Trakstar's Performance Appraisal software helps HR and organization manage feedback, goals and reviews. The user can build customized appraisal forms, set SMART goals, and create flexible workflows to meet the needs of an organization. 360/Multi-rater feedback is an option. Trakstar's implementation is customized, and Trakstar offers a free trial, price quote, or a live demo from a real person.
$4,370
per year
Pricing
KhorusTrakstar Perform
Editions & Modules
Khorus
$10
Per User per Month
Trakstar
$4370.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KhorusTrakstar Perform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$2,000 No setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
KhorusTrakstar Perform
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Khorus
-
Ratings
Trakstar Perform
9.7
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Khorus
-
Ratings
Trakstar Perform
10.0
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Plan weighting00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Manager note taking00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow restrictions00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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KhorusTrakstar Perform
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15Five
15Five
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Reviewsnap
Reviewsnap
Score 9.0 out of 10
Reviewsnap
Reviewsnap
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Score 9.0 out of 10
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
KhorusTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
KhorusTrakstar Perform
Likelihood to Recommend
Khorus
Khorus just seemed like a waste of time and money. I'm not sure what it's well suited for, but there wasn't a way to objectively measure your tracking of goals. The visual was nice, but all the goals were so subjective and really not helpful. It's also quite possible that I had the wrong approach.
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Trakstar
This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well. I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.
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Pros
Khorus
  • I honestly found Khorus to be good for keeping a log of my goals.
  • The software itself was easy to navigate
  • It wasn't super buggy
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Trakstar
  • Trakstar sends out a lot of automated reminders to participants, encouraging them to take notes and provide feedback on a regular basis.
  • Trakstar generates analysis (i.e., rater bais) automatically that would otherwise be labor intensive to do manually.
  • Trakstar has a feature that allows administrators to see what each individual employee sees - this is critical in ensuring that the performance review process goes smoothly.
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Cons
Khorus
  • It seems like a glorified spreadsheet at times with a cleaner interface.
  • The objectivity of goal tracking was absent.
  • I don't see that Khorus serves certain teams very well, such as a customer support team. Our goals don't change very often and the ones that we do have are very tedious to log.
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Trakstar
  • The reporting features are a bit weak. But you can download Excel-ready files to manipulate on your own.
  • The dashboard feature (prior to June 2013) was very nice, but missing in the latest version.
  • Automated reports, quarterly for example, would be nice to send to Senior Leadership (missing in the current version/requires manual input)
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Likelihood to Renew
Khorus
No answers on this topic
Trakstar
Very simple to use, great support.
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Support Rating
Khorus
No answers on this topic
Trakstar
Trakstar has been very responsive to my questions and support has been able to speak with me on the phone as needed. Also, when I told Trakstar that my employees were not delighted by the product, they did a special session with me to diagnose any issues and to make recommendations for how I could improve the tool's usefulness in my job. I appreciated their support here
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Alternatives Considered
Khorus
I much prefer Asana to Khorus. It's not only good at tracking but also a task manager. You can see that you are heading towards your goal in an objective approach, assuming that you laid out your project accordingly. Additionally, we use 15Five to get that extra insight as a manager to ask our team how they are doing and if they reached their goals, what's getting in the way, ect.
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Trakstar
I did not make the purchase decision for Trakstar, but at a previous job I used Reflektive. Many of the outcomes of the tool are the same, even if the product interface and language is slightly different
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Return on Investment
Khorus
  • We ended up leaving Khorus and now use 15Five & Asana.
  • I think Khorus is a good idea but wasn't quite there in execution.
  • The initial creation of my goals was a good starting point for accomplishing them. I had to hash out the longterm solutions I was hoping to accomplish.
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Trakstar
  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.
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