Appraisd is a cloud-based human resources (HR) software solution specializing in performance review and goal management.
This system allows users to set up performance reviews for employees. They schedule dates for review, choose the type of form they want to use and invite colleagues to give feedback. Appraisers can see appraisees' job objectives while they give feedback.
Appraisees also complete self-assessments. They can complete these assessments at any time before their appraisal, so they can be taking notes and working on self-assessment drafts throughout the year.
Once appraisees and appraisers have sent in their feedback, managers review feedback and the status of appraisees’ objectives. HR departments have control panels where they can see different teams and hierarchies. They can also send email reminds out to keep employees on track.
Appraisal histories are stored in the system. Users have access to a database of different appraisal forms, or they can create their own.
Appraisd is priced per user per month or per year. It suitable for businesses across a variety of industries and is available worldwide.
Julie from Redweb ltd
Employees number: 51-200 employees
That it is an online paperless system, ease of note taking, tracking objectives easy to follow. Interface easy to use. It's a great tool for gathering all of the relevant information with very little effort all the way through the appraisal process. This encourages honest feedback from the individual the manager and their colleagues. We have a much more efficient system with a big increase across the agency of performance measurement. There is a massive drop in effort for keeping notes and logging objectives which in turn increases the availability of key players in the agency. Appraisd as a system was immediately adopted by our team because the improvements were a massive improvement on the old system. It¿s ease of use has meant we can retain a lot more key information and easily track progress of individuals against key individual and agency objectives. It has changed appraisals from being a necessary time intensive chore into a valuable driver for the agency.
A simple guide or flow chart at first use would be useful to guide line managers through the various stages as to what they need to do from day one in order to get appraisals up and running for there team member, as this isn't as clear as it could be once the member of staff has been set up on there by an administrator. They are not sure what happens next unless it is verbally explained as to what to expect. e.g emails prompting actions etc.
Megan from Sphere Holdings
Employees number: 11-50 employees
User friendly and quick to roll out through the organisation. Appraisd staff are engaged and only too eager to help to ensure you benefit from the system as a manager and an employee.
Appraisd has enabled us to move away from a time consuming and paper driven process.
We have a fairly complex appraisal framework which is forward thinking for a small organisation. We researched countless software options for us to transition from a paper based environment to an online platform. Each platform investigated could only tackle a portion of our framework until we came across Appraisd.
From my first query on the demo site and all through implementation Appraisd have been consistent in providing quick turnaround on my queries. They took the time to understand my framework so that they could customise the system where possible to ensure our framework remained solid and in line with our objectives.
The system is very user friendly. I was able to navigate around the demo site without attending the training. The online help functionality is real time and the consultants attending to your query are informed and helpful. The big attraction of Appraisd is the short amount of time it takes to set up your framework and implement across the organisation.
Would of like to be able to customize the framework slightly but was able to work around these challenges but tweaking our framework.
Ryuichi from Transphorm, Inc.
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Using Capterra as a base, we reviewed and demoed 10 of the top performance review platforms (the top ten on the site) and made a decision to go with Appraisd. With what we were looking for: a simple system which our Manager's easily learn and use, a system to manage objectives/goals, and a representation of a 9 box grid to show potential (we ended up scratching this idea). Although there were several others that were good that did the job (Engagedly, Peoplegoal and Trakstar) Appraisd came out as our final choice given the easy to use user interface. Now, none of our managers/employees do not have an excuse of complexity as a reason not to use the system. Of course, in an honest opinion that the other platforms mentioned had much more functionality and bells and whistles but that was not the focus of what we were looking for.
Simple, easy to use interface.
Although not a specific con, our Director was a bit wary given the lack of presence in the US.
Paul from Aldenham Foundation
Employees number: 201-500 employees
I was charged with the responsibility of designing a new appraisal and performance management system for over 300 employees, in three sites, with a range of roles from manual low-skilled to professional. The three sites function as completely different organizations, but there is also an overall management structure across all three.
We needed a system which would be flexible enough to enable us to design exactly what we wanted and give us the information we wanted. We did not want to struggle with software which could not cope with the structure of the organization.
This meant we needed some common elements for all employees, but different appraisal forms for different types of employees. As some people had more than one role in the organization, this was an additional complication and we needed to be able to solve this in the software.
I did not want 'the tail to wag the dog'. Sometimes, software only does certain things and therefore you end up having to build your system around the capabilities of the software rather than modify the software's offering to fit with the system you have designed.
I was delighted to work with the team at Appraisd. They were massively supportive in helping us use and modify their system to do what we wanted. This is the great strength of Appraisd. It is EXTREMELY flexible. But not only that - the support team is fantastic.
So - In the end, this is as close to 'bespoke' as you can get.
We are using the system to great effect in our Foundation of schools and nurseries and we can already see how this is going to improve the way we performance manage our staff and particularly how we can improve based on the data we can now extract and use.
I would highly recommend.
Flexibility and usability.
As it is web-based, I like the fact it is responsive.
Excellent support team.
Would be useful to have 'two appraiser' setting. We get around this with 'feedback' and 'second sign-off' - but in schools, people do have multiple managers and it would be useful to have this feature. This was the ONLY thing not possible.
Get started early. Use the trial and build your system and work with the team. They are exceptional.
Adrienne from Bluebeam, Inc.
I started researching a performance appraisal platform for our company less than two months ago, and here we are ready to launch the first round of reviews.
First and foremost, the system is extremely intuitive. You get a sandbox environment right off the bat, and you can experiment, explore, try things out without any sales pressure.
The documentation is clear, detailed, covers all aspects of setting up and using the system.
Setup is straightforward. The system is highly flexible and configurable. If you enjoy that kind of thing, you can tweak it to your heart's content, but if you prefer some hand-holding from the Appraisd Support team through setup, they are there for you.
I was curious how support would work, since we are based in California and Appraisd is based in the UK. They have a schedule that allows them to support their clients around the clock. Responses to emails and setting/report requests have been speedy and helpful. Scheduled calls have been super productive - our account manager, Roly took on an advisory role where he was able to suggest some great solutions.
It is very clear in all communications that the company places a high emphasis on customer relationships. The product is well thought-out and easy to use.
I am very impressed with the entire process and looking forward to how the platform will be received by our team members.
- flexibility of options in setup
- ease of use
- instant sandbox environment for testing
- pre-loaded forms/sections/questions
- helpful Support
- great documentation
The only thing that isn't there yet is the ability to have a separate peer feedback and upward feedback section (right now there is only one feedback section available), but I am sure this will be covered as the application develops further.
Robert from CCM | Carter Collins & Myer
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Like others, we wanted to streamline our review process and starting searching for an easy to use, yet realistically priced product. Appraisd massively streamlines the whole process for us and stops "the paper chase". Special shout out to Andrew Ward who guided us through the system and really cares about his customers .
Leslie from Christ Community Church
Employees number: 51-200 employees
We struggled finding a simple review tool - everything else we looked at was part of a larger HR package and we didn't need the other items. Appraisd adapted to our needs and has become a simple tool we use to manage our staff. Customer service with this tool has been outstanding!
Simple / Flexible / Great customer service
We have experienced some minor glitches but Appraisd staff has always been quick to respond and fix our issues.
None that I can think of - it is so flexible that if there is something you don't see just ask.
Lisa from BMG LABTECH
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We have been using appraisd for about a year now and have always received great support from the team both in setting up and with any queries
Its is easy to sue. The appraisals are easy to set up and it gives us all the features we need to manage our appraisals with a diverse and spread out workforce
Dilge from PlusOneMinusOne Software Inc.
pros: excellent customer service, prompt replies, pay per user and 6 month payment option is very convenient.
cons: sometimes you can be logged out, difficult to load the page - technical difficulties, that's it. site is under review but it gives you comprehensive results.
Ben from LLDC
Great interface, user friendly system with clear instructions and excellent support workflows.
The guidance and support I've needed from the Appraisd team has always been exemplary too.
Brilliant stuff, keep up the good work!
Sarah from Cratejoy
We wanted to streamline our review process and starting using Appraisd last year. It has taken so much stress off of the process. Our rep has been more than helpful in the initial setup and the continued support. I'm looking forward to more features in the future, but for right now, it's exactly what we need.
Jakes from Rewired Digital
Appraisd was recently implemented in our business and currently just finished with the first full cycle of reviews/appraisals throughout the organization. The feedback gained from staff with reference from using the tool was very positive and great way of opening the communication channels within the different levels of the business. The automated approach, but yet still personal - make this the best tool (in my view) out there, after doing extensive research for an appropriate tool to use. Look forward seeing the tool add value to staff and ultimately the business.
Jane from Jaga Heating Products (UK) Ltd
As a user I have found Appraisd to be straightforward to navigate - found looking back on past forms a bit confusing at first but no problem now.
Dawn from City Index
Having worked with Appraisd for a year now I have found the system to be an excellent addition to our HR department. Its been easy to implement into the business and our staff have found it easy to use. The Customer Service is always of a good standard and we always get a quick response!
Anwar from Remit One Ltd
Perfect for Staff Appraisals involving competencies and objectives. Very intuitive to use, setup and maintain. Also, the interface is clean and fun to use. Customer service is excellent, they are always willing to help and also improve according to your needs.
Kathryn from Rapiergroup
Easy to use
Fast and responsive
Saves on paperwork
Can be reviewed at any time
Kirsten from KOREC
We implemented Appraisd in November last year to streamline appraisals throughout our business. Initially I was impressed with the clarity, workflow and user friendly interface of the product. Subsequently, during the implementation and set up I was also impressed with the customer service provided by the team at Appraisd. The initial contact and set up was very straightfoward, and the training I was given in how to set up appraisals was excellent. In particular I like the online chat facility - whilst trying to create new appraisals or users, any query I have can be instantly addressed by the Team at Appraisd using the chat service. I would recommend Appraisd to any business wishing to improve their appraisal system. I have received much positive feedback regarding Appraisd from both Managers and Employees.
Joyce from Jaga Heating Products (Uk) Ltd
We moved to this product from a paper-based system. It can be accessed on any sort of device which is great if you have people who are not office based. Very easy to use from both an employee/manager/administrator viewpoint. Allows you to report easily which saves so much time. Customer service is second to none, particularly Dagmar. Overall, I would really recommend.
Hayley from MRIB
Our employees like the fact that the appraisal system is web based, meaning they can access their appraisal on any device, whether at work or at home. We have seen an increase in the amount that people write, compared to our previous paper based system. The facility to ask other colleagues for feedback on individuals is excellent and very beneficial. As an administrator, it is very useful to be able to see what stage people are at with their appraisals, in terms of how many have been completed etc. The reporting facility is very straight forward and simple to use, and at the click of a button I can see what training needs there are in each department, and across the company as a whole.
Helen from Rapiergroup
There are no cons to this product. We have found it very easy to roll out and as users have found it significantly better than our paper based review system.
We carried out a survey across the company post implementation and once first appraisals were done and there was only positive feedbacks.
The Customer support has been fantastic and tweaks to the system have been made promptly.
If further development is to be done I would like to see a link with outlook calendars, so when an appraisal is set , it updates our calendars.