PerformancePro vs. SilkRoad Performance

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PerformancePro
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PerformancePro, designed by HR Performance Solutions, offers performance management and salary administration applications used by over 200,000 professionals.  The vendor’s value proposition is that Performance Pro focuses heavily on product development which leads to more customization options than its competitors - ensuring the application works exactly how HR, employees, and executives want it to.  The vendor also says Performance Pro is also the only application on the market…N/A
SilkRoad Performance
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
SilkRoad Performance (formerly WingSpan) is SilkRoad's employee performance management product and is one component of the Life Suite platform.N/A
Pricing
PerformanceProSilkRoad Performance
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PerformanceProSilkRoad Performance
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$950 per installationNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PerformanceProSilkRoad Performance
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
PerformanceProSilkRoad Performance
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PerformancePro
7.8
1 Ratings
3% below category average
SilkRoad Performance
2.3
1 Ratings
111% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting8.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PerformancePro
8.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
SilkRoad Performance
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Ratings
Performance plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan weighting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow restrictions10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
PerformanceProSilkRoad Performance
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PerformanceProSilkRoad Performance
Likelihood to Recommend
HR Performance Solutions
Useful in a wide range of performance management-based situations. Allows options like supervisor and peer feedback, as well as messaging and addition of notes to profiles and appraisals. Allows for uploading of external documents as well as creation PerformancePro-specific documents. We have used the system for both bi-annual and annual appraisals, and both cycles worked well. If your organization keeps performance-based records in another system or file structure, you might not utilize many of the options PerformancePro has, which could lead to it feeling underutilized.
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SilkRoad
No, we just had a bad experience unfortunately.
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Pros
HR Performance Solutions
  • Customization - allows employers to edit language throughout the review process to reflect company terminology.
  • Automation - automatic emails and reminders for every step of the appraisal process. Saves time by reducing human follow-up at various points.
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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
HR Performance Solutions
  • Interface - user interface could be updated to a more modern feel. Home screen (with widgets) feels somewhat cramped and widget displays could be more fully optimized.
  • Admin functions - Robust options, but the display of company edit pages is somewhat busy, and functions are sometimes buried under multiple pages of access.
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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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Support Rating
HR Performance Solutions
In both chat and phone support, representatives have always been helpful and ready to offer assistance with any question or concern. Over the course of five years, there have been a few occasions when follow-up was assured but did not happen (or did not happen in a timely manner.) But much more frequently, support has been quick to follow-up and provide information as promised.
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SilkRoad
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Alternatives Considered
HR Performance Solutions
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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
HR Performance Solutions
  • Saves time by integrating multiple performance development aspects into one system.
  • Easy to customize to fully align with company strategies, resulting in a clear and consistent message when providing feedback and appraisals.
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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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