Version 7.70 of the EchoSpan platform will be released on June 16 th, 2019. This release includes new features and enhancements to
our 360-degree feedback tool. As always, new features are included at no
cost in their respective EchoSpan editions.
Brief summaries of the new features and enhancements are below. Once the
release is published, we'll make additional documentation on each of these
items available in the product guides.
You can also sign up for a live session to review the new features with one
of our client managers on June 25th and 27th.
We're thankful to all of our customers for their suggestions and feedback
that have led to these great new additions to the platform!
7.70 Release Highlights
(P= Professional Edition, E = Enterprise Edition, A = All Editions)
Enhanced Individual Review Items Component: we've combined several popular reporting features into a single,
flexible report section that presents individual item results more
attractively. Consolidation of features also means you'll shorten
your reports; more information is presented in fewer pages. In
addition to average scores for individual review items, the
enhanced component includes:
- Frequency Distribution metrics displayed as a
- Identification of
Hidden Strengths and Blind Spots
- Identification of
Highest and Lowest Rated Items
- Comments with automatic translation and
- Faster Execution of Report Generation (P,E)
Alert to Managers when Direct Reports complete their
the system can be
to send an automatic notification to a Target's managerial rater
when the self-evaluation is complete. The content of this message
in the administrator tool. (E)
Lock Finished Surveys:
administrators will have the ability to prevent participants from
re-entering a survey and modifying their responses while the
feedback phase is still active. Once a participant clicks "Finish"
and returns to their dashboard, they
a status of "Complete (no action)" under the Action column next to
that survey. (P,E)
Rater Status Summary Table for Targets:
, this feature will allow targets to see the
of raters on their review when the feedback phase is active. Rater
names are not revealed with the status details. This can be helpful
in cases when a Target is tasked with selecting their own raters
and sending personal summary reminders to request participation in
the process. (E)
Allow sentiment analysis on comments appended to individual items
Purchase additional rater licenses online (P,E)
Suppress automatic email to Auditors when Targets submit Rater List
for approval (P,E)
we are looking for Beta testers for the EchoSpan Employee Engagement
module. This is an all-new survey offering that will be made available to
all customers later this year. Features include:
Conduct engagement, team or departmental surveys using the same
EchoSpan tools you are accustomed to.
Customizable reporting that includes the ability to segment and
filter responses by answers to demographic or other questions.
Seamless integration with your existing 360 review projects.
Support for very large survey populations.
Please let us know if you are interested in participating in the Beta
program while spots are still available and we can provide you with
How to Upgrade
Once released, the version 7.70 update is automatically applied to any new,
blank project you create. You can also update an existing project by
opening the project and clicking Upgrade Project in the top right of the
project's homepage. This option will only be visible if an update is
available for that project. Upgrades are available to clients without
existing customizations. Note that if you clone a project that uses an
older version of code, the new project will also be based on the older code
and require a manual update.
As always, we appreciate your feedback on our product and services. Please
remember that we offer a question and answer session each week that is an
open forum for customer questions. One of our Senior Client Service
Managers leads the interactive session and will address any product
questions you have. You can sign up for these recurring weekly sessions
Thank you for choosing EchoSpan for your employee feedback and review
Last updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019