Betterworks

Continuous Performance Management®, Goals & HR Analytics

About Betterworks

Betterworks® aligns, develops and activates your workforce for business growth. Through our easy-to-use, integrated software solution and expertise, we help organizations replace outdated annual review processes with powerful Continuous Performance Management® programs that help managers be better at the conversations, coaching, and development necessary to inspire and motivate the entire workforce to meet today’s goals and be ready for tomorrow’s challenges.
Goal allocation and goal progress is accessible and managed via a rich cloud-based interface, visualizing performance with bars and charts. Set milestones and rapidly track achievements, while adding feedback comments, peer encouragement and attaching scores. Encourage fellow staff and enable colleagues to congratulate peers with social gestures, raising team morale in the process. Plot that wider impact with Goal and Org Charts, establishing the bigger picture within departmental reporting structures. View larger, cross-function goal relationships and search between co-workers to understand progress levels against key objectives. Gain valuable data insights via Operational Dashboards, viewing company-wide progress to identify risk, underperforming departments and engagement statistics.

Connectivity on the move is provided by iOS and Apple Watch app support, facilitating mobile goal access and real-time notifications. Integrations also offer seamless synchronization with popular business platforms, opening up goal updates and data to Salesforce, JIRA and many more. ISO 27001 and Safe Harbor certifications also ensures BetterWorks data remains safe, secure and transparent.

Key benefits of Betterworks

  • Collaboratively set achievement goals for employees and measure progress performance in real-time.
  • Enhances the S.M.A.R.T goals and OKRs methodologies by adding Goal Science principles: Connected, Supported, Aspirational, Adaptable and Progress-based.
  • Online dashboard-based hub offers a centralized, intuitive solution offering “at a glance” chart-rich feedback.
  • Create measurable milestones and highlight progress by attaching comments, scores, color codes and emoticons.
  • Invite staff to encourage and congratulate co-workers on goals by using social gestures.
  • Use Goal Charts and Org Charts to view goal relationships throughout the whole organization and visualize departmental progress.
  • Mobile connectivity facilitated by free apps for iOS and Apple Watch, adding “on the go” access and real-time goal notifications.
  • Share goal data between popular platforms with integrations for Salesforce, JIRA, SuccessFactors, Slack, Workday and Okta.
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    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Features

    Total features of Betterworks: 11

    • Charting
    • Commenting
    • Gamification
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HR Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Social Media Integration

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,2 /5
    (13)
    Value for Money
    3,8/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Matt "griff" K.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Goal Tracking and Alignment

    Reviewed on 2019/10/08

    We attempted to implement this kind of process in another software that was not purpose built for...

    We attempted to implement this kind of process in another software that was not purpose built for tracking goals. This software is definitely an investment for an organization that wants to see true alignment and progress.

    Pros

    This allows for a comprehensive top to bottom alignment of organizational goals. You can track everyones progress, pending they update it appropriately.

    Cons

    Not always the most intuitive to use and training is required. When goals go past due you cannot delete them if they had become irrelevant, you have to go in and edit them heavily.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A positive influence

    Reviewed on 2019/04/14

    Pros

    - Good promoter of a transparency culture - I like the ability to see the objectives of senior directors and how the rest of the companies objectives are aligned to these.
    - The ability to request peer feedback from within the app is very useful - and especially the ability for managers to see.

    Cons

    - There's no functionality to review previous checkins, other than manually clicking into each one. I have weekly checkins with my direct reports and find our checkin notes useful for quarterly performance evaluations - if I could see all of them on one screen or be able to search into them, this would be a big improvement

    Liza W.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Not the right tool for our organization

    Reviewed on 2019/09/03

    I think we approached Betterworks as an organization with a great idea of aligning more across...

    I think we approached Betterworks as an organization with a great idea of aligning more across teams, and working together toward organizational priorities. In practice, however, it has been a bit of a flop despite our team's best efforts to implement. It felt like people were setting OKRs more out of necessity than actual usefulness, and the conversations were just a formality. People resented having to use the tool for goal setting and planning, when we already use Asana. Ultimately, it just felt like another piece of technology that we had been assigned to use rather than a tool that was actually useful. If you are considering getting Betterworks, I would encourage you to think hard about whether the tool is uniquely solving a challenge and developing a strong adoption plan. Without buy in from users, the tool loses its efficacy and impact.

    Pros

    Betterworks has a simple interface and is pretty user friendly. Through going through the exercise of coordinated goal setting as a team, it has helped us align and communicate more.

    Cons

    For my team, it didn't feel like a necessary software product. We felt we didn't need an expensive tool just to set quarterly goals, which we had previously done ourselves just through using gsuite.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Biotechnology
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    The best tool I've seen for managing OKRs

    Reviewed on 2018/01/16

    Pros

    Provides exceptional visibility into the OKRs of large organizations, making it easy to align on strategies with other sibling orgs within the greater org.

    Cons

    UI can be non-intuitive sometimes. Lack of consistency between different UI views, leads to user confusion. Some more walk-thru wizards would help.

    Melissa V.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    We just implemented Betterworks to track Performance Management for our entire company.

    Reviewed on 2018/01/15

    The ability to track my goals and see how I am growing within my company. This is also helpful to...

    The ability to track my goals and see how I am growing within my company. This is also helpful to me because I am a young professional and by tracking my goals through betterworks it allows me to quantify my skills so I can list them on my resume.

    Pros

    We just started using Betterworks to track our companies performance management. The thing I like most about Betterworks is the layout that allows me to organize my goals in a comprehensive manner. It also has different methods in which I can track my progress in completing a goal whether that is in a percentage basis, units, or dollar basis. In addition, I can set a goal and then change the due dates of the OKR's so I don't have to complete the whole thing at once.

    Cons

    I wish I could see an organization chart of the entire company and its goals not just my team's org. chart and our goals. I wish there was a better way to link my better works goals with other applications I use. For example, with my Project Management goal, I want to ensure my deliverables are on time but there isn't a good link with ASANA my project management app so I have to track my accuracy manually which is difficult.

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    Betterworks has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Betterworks supports the following languages:

    English

    Betterworks supports the following devices:

    iPhone, iPad

    Betterworks integrates with the following applications:

    Beekeeper, Jira, Okta, Rippling, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Slack, SuccessFactors, Workday Financial, Zenefits

    Betterworks offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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