PerformancePro vs. Small Improvements

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 that combines…N/A
Small Improvements
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Performance Reviews & 360s Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through performance reviews and peer feedback. Customize the questions, define who participates, establish a cadence that suits an organization’s schedule, and run reviews for different departments at the same time. Ongoing Feedback Praise coworkers for a job well done and request feedback at any time from anyone. Prepare for…
$2
per user, per month
Pricing
PerformanceProSmall Improvements
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Engagement and Retention Add-on
$2
per user, per month
Performance Starter Pack
$5
per user, per month
Feedback and Performance Suite
$7
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PerformanceProSmall Improvements
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$950 per installationNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe also offer volume discounts if you have over 200 employees! Please see the calculator on our pricing page to calculate your exact price.
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Features
PerformanceProSmall Improvements
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PerformancePro
7.8
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Small Improvements
8.3
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting8.01 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.01 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility6.01 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Performance tracking7.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PerformancePro
8.5
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Small Improvements
9.3
9 Ratings
14% above category average
Performance plans8.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Plan weighting10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manager note taking7.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Performance improvement plans6.01 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Review status tracking8.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Review reminders10.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Workflow restrictions10.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Reporting10.01 Ratings9.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
PerformanceProSmall Improvements
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
PerformanceProSmall Improvements
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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Small Improvements
I'm honestly not sure why my company chose to use Small Improvements. We used Lattice before for the all the same use cases I mentioned here. The employee performance review feature might be a bit better in Small Improvements, but the goal-setting tool and the 1:1 tool are very weak. I may not have benefitted yet from all the features that Small Improvements have to offer, but so far it looks like a pretty basic HR tool with much better alternatives out there. If it's cheaper than the competition, that might be the only argument to go with it.
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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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Small Improvements
  • Goal Tracking: Enables users to chart goals, track progress, and provide details about what they want/expect to achieve.
  • Praise Wall: A public place to post positive and encouraging comments about other employees.
  • 360 Reviews: Users can request and gain 1:1 feedback; this can be anonymous if desired.
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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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Small Improvements
  • Being able to edit projects more easily (and have a documented edit history) would be beneficial.
  • Possibly integrations with popular platforms (such as JIRA) to give expanded detail of project tracking.
  • Gantt charts would be a nice to have for a top level management view.
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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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Small Improvements
The customer support is quick and thorough, they have access to our account to answers are tailored to our needs. They also have a good knowledge base and self-help site with some video tutorials and FAQs which saved us time as opposed to just calling or emailing support. For the times that we did reach out, it only took one response to get our issue resolved.
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Alternatives Considered
HR Performance Solutions
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Small Improvements
Lattice was able to link in with core OKRs whereas from my memory, Small Improvements didn't support this goal setting and tracking framework. While it was good for sentiment and management frameworks, it was unable to connect with the greater company vision as well as Lattice - that was the reason that we moved.
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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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Small Improvements
  • Before we had Small Improvements, personal goal setting was completely disorganized. Some managers made sure it was done, likewise many did not.
  • Having past goals collected in one repository has been a blessing. I couldn't imagine not having Small Improvements or something comparable.
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ScreenShots

Small Improvements Screenshots

Screenshot of Provide employees with structured opportunities for reflection and assessment through Performance ReviewsScreenshot of Decide whether or not you want manager to approve nominations for 360 FeedbackScreenshot of Share agenda items, meeting notes, and follow-up discussions with 1:1 MeetingsScreenshot of Create templated 1:1 meeting agendas for your managersScreenshot of Identify goals, set success measures, and track the results with ObjectivesScreenshot of Give public kudos to your colleagues with Praise