EchoSpan easily integrates with your existing HRIS or employee performance
management system. Using a variety of connection methods, you can integrate
your EchoSpan account with common HRIS platforms and employee management
systems such as Workday, ADP and SuccessFactors to name a few.
Benefits of Integration
Setting up automatic data exchanges between your HRIS and EchoSpan allows
you to ensure that databases in both applications are regularly
synchronized. You can also avoid time-consuming and error-prone double
entry of data. For example, if you have configured a data connection to
EchoSpan to synchronize your employee roster with the one stored in your
HRIS, the EchoSpan database will be automatically updated when employees
change positions or managers or are terminated.
Common Purposes of Integration
Data integration has many purposes, limited only by the needs of the
customer. A few common reasons clients choose to set up data interchange
Single sign-on (SSO):
SSO allows your users to log into EchoSpan with the same user name and
password they use to log into your corporate intranet, without exposing
these credentials outside of your organization. EchoSpan supports SSO
via the SAML 2.0 standard. Part of this standard requires that user
databases be maintained on both sides of the assertion. Using our data
integration tools, you can automatically maintain synchronization
between your user database and EchoSpan's; ensuring only valid users
can access our application.
Downloading review data and scores:
Via EchoSpan's API, you can configure automatic download of hundreds of
pre-built data exports or custom data exports built for your
organization. Downloads are provided via HTTPs and can be created in a
variety of formats.
Uploading legacy review data:
If you have transitioned to EchoSpan from another 360-degree feedback
tool, you can use our legacy import features to migrate your existing
review data into our tool. Once migrated, you can run reports within
EchoSpan on your legacy data as if it were originally created within
Uploading legacy review reports:
If you are using EchoSpan to host reports from a previous 360-degree
feedback or employee performance management tool, you can use data
integration tools to upload and maintain libraries of documents
including PDF, Word, Excel and other document formats.
Common Methods for Integration
You can connect to EchoSpan using several methods. A few examples include:
Flat file via FTP:
Using secure FTP, you can upload or download flat files to and from
EchoSpan's servers. This method of integration is technically simple,
reliable and usually doesn't require programming knowledge to
EchoSpan includes an API that allows upload and download of data.
Common requests include upload of review participant data and download
of review scores and responses. Access to API features can be
configured by the customer and requires some programming knowledge to
EchoSpan's development staff can create custom connections to your API
for data upload and download. We have scripts created for most common
HRIS APIs already, but in the event one doesn't exist, we can build it
Most data integration options are available in the Enterprise Edition of
the EchoSpan tool. To get started, please contact your client manager and
they will set up a call to discuss requirements and/or provide you with
data access instructions for your account.
Last updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017