» Performance Management Specialists EchoSpan Discuss the Value of iPad Capabilities
EchoSpan was the first, and so far only, professional management software
company to develop an iPad-centric version of its Web-based 360-degree feedback
tool. The reasoning is simple: tablet technology makes it easier for on the go
executives to conduct employee performance reviews wherever business takes them.
In the last year, the company has seen tablet traffic for its programs more than
triple and traffic is up fifteen times over what it was two year ago. Catching
that technology trend early means that EchoSpan can provide the tools your
company needs to offer 360-degree feedback as easily as possible.
Though EchoSpan's existing Web-based 360-degree feedback tool worked well enough
on tablet computers, researchers at the company noticed there were key
differences in the way people interact with computer-based websites and tablet
applications. Those differences translated into new formatting and features
found only on the iPad version of the EchoSpan tool. "For example, users of
iPads interact with the screen using both hands, sometimes just their thumbs,"
said Lance King, Senior Software Developer at EchoSpan, "so, we had to change
the way the tool works to accommodate this method of interaction." The result is
an application that works smoothly regardless of platform.
Tablets are replacing laptops as the computing choice for business and education
professionals and almost 80 percent of those mobile application users choose the
iPad platform. In financial and education circles, the numbers are even higher.
The development of the iPad specific application has made employee evaluation
and employee development easier than ever before. The unique software offerings
from EchoSpan make it possible to offer employees 360 feedback as well as
allowing managers and human resources professionals to monitor employee
The EchoSpan system offers a streamlined, centralized performance management
system that allows managers to quickly get reviews done and provide feedback.
"The software we offer cuts down on paperwork and makes it possible to finish
employee evaluations in much less time. With the iPad application, we cater to
the busiest managers in business, knowing that we need to stay with them on the
cutting edge of technology," said Joe Vance, CEO of EchoSpan.
To try EchoSpan's unique iPad application for 360-degree feedback, visit them at
Since 2002, EchoSpan has been simplifying employee performance management by
providing clients with employee performance management solutions. Today, over
2,000 companies trust EchoSpan with their employee data and talent development
Learn more about EchoSpan's 360 feedback software at https://www.echospan.com
Last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012