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Small Improvements

A performance management toolkit for SMBs

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Small Improvements Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Small Improvements product overview

Price starts from

5

/user

Per month

What is Small Improvements?

Small Improvements is a flexible performance management toolkit for small and mid-sized companies. The software includes features that support both employer and employee-driven feedback processes throughout the year, including performance reviews, peer feedback, 1:1 meetings, objectives, employee recognition, and pulse surveys.

Key benefits of using Small Improvements

Highly configurable, works for any company between 50 and 1500 employees
Extremely user-friendly, reducing the need to train staff
Affordable pricing, no setup costs, no hidden fees
Easy to set up, free trial with the ability to see the app from different viewpoints available
Terrific support both before and after purchase :)

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

Documentation
Webinars
Videos

Small Improvements pricing information

Value for money

3.9

/5

33

Starting from

5

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Small Improvements features

Functionality

4.2

/5

33

Total features

22

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Self Service Portal
API
Performance Management
Customization
Customizable Templates
Individual Development Plans
Performance Review Management

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Small Improvements users reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

/5

33

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.78/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

14

12

7

0

0

Pros
With it, our performance reviews are faster and enjoyable. The kudos feature is nice for appreciating the team for their great work.
It's a great cloud-based solution for appreciating our colleague's work, thank them how much it meant for us and also to build a culture of motivation.
SI helps me keep track of my 1:1 meetings, I also love being able to give praise to my colleagues when I feel they've exceeded expectations. It is very intuitive and easy to use as well.
Cons
User interface is sometimes a bit confusing. There are multiple views of the objectives, and you can do different things in each.
Example: cancelled, or cancelled and reason as holidays, etc.
If I had to cut our tools budget, SI might not make the cut.

Overall rating contenders

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use for small offices with limited HR capacity

Reviewed 4 years ago

This seems like a really nice and innovative company. They provided us with a nonprofit license and it is so greatly appreciated!

Pros

I got our annual review process out to everyone within minutes. It's all online and there's no paperwork to deal with until you print the very final version and put them in the folders. The other neat thing is the "Praise" feature. Although I would like greater participation, I have it synched with Slack so that staff can put in almost no effort to praise their colleagues in such a way that it's recorded to their personnel files. That's awesome.

Cons

Some staff members haven't really adopted this for real use to check in on goals. I don't see it as a major issue with the software, but it might reflect on its usability.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An amazing Performance Review Software

Reviewed a year ago

It is easy for our team to work with it. Setting goals and tracking them has never been this easy. With it, our performance reviews are faster and enjoyable. The kudos feature is nice for appreciating the team for their great work.

Pros

It is a great software to use in setting goals and tracking them. It is easy to use and customize. Performance cycles can be created for all employees in the organization or just a section of them. It is easy to switch between different cycles to track the performances of different teams or individuals. The ability to generate charts to display the performance reviews makes comparison easy. The 1:1...

Cons

Whereas the software is affordable for a small business, it becomes increasingly costly as the firm grows. It does not have a free version, offers a free trial though.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Like the idea - hard to implement

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's one that has helped us in a direction but are ultimately moving away from it.

Pros

The idea of tracking 1:1 conversations and results from 360 degree reviews is good and the sharability is very serviceable.

Cons

Found it a bit cumbersome to navigate and to identify areas where feedback is required. Also the voluntary 'kudos' thing fell a bit flat.

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Good Little App

Reviewed 6 years ago

I use Small Improvements to manage the objectives of my software development team. I use the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) method, which works pretty well with Small Improvements. I just list the key results in the description of the objective. The comments can then reference one of the key results. Originally we set the objectives semesterly, and they got lost amid the day-to-day work we do. We then changed to quarterly objectives, and that works much better. I work together with my employees to set the objectives, and they know pretty well what they need to accomplish throughout the quarter. It is important that the tool sends out emails to remind people of their objectives. I can really see how employees are working on the objectives throughout the quarter.

Pros

- Manager and employee can continuously add comments to an objective to document milestones achieved, praises given, or changes in the objectives. At the end of the quarter I just read through them to come of with a rating for the objective - Daily digest to employees shows them when comments are added to objectives, and reminds them to log in to the system and keep a running update on their objectives - Performance reviews are done in writing by both employee and manager. Only after both parties see each others review we meet in person to discuss. This gives both parties the chance to think about the review of the other party, which leads to a fruitful discussion.

Cons

- User interface is sometimes a bit confusing. There are multiple views of the objectives, and you can do different things in each. Since the tool doesn't get used every day I often find myself trying to remember where I can e.g. set the rating on an objective. - The tool offers a number of configurations, but it doesn't really guide you on a best practice of how to set and track objectives. I would love the tool to have a wizard to set up e.g. OKR that explains how to map that to the tool.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Works well, but unsure if it's truly helpful

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, small improvements has been with our company for over 2 years, and it is used widely. It's a key tool in keeping track of our company, departmental, and individual goals. Overall, we have a positive experience with it, but I'm not sure if it's fully worth the cost.

Pros

Small improvements has a really intuitive interface, and is incredibly easy to use. I like that we can see everyone's goals, company wide. Great tool for transparency.

Cons

While it's an interesting tool to use, I'm not sure that it's something that we truly need in our arsenal. If I had to cut our tools budget, SI might not make the cut.

Small Improvements FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Small Improvements offer?

Small Improvements has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Small Improvements?

Small Improvements has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Small Improvements support?

Small Improvements supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Small Improvements offer an API?

Yes, Small Improvements has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Small Improvements integrate with?

Small Improvements integrates with the following applications:
Zapier, Gmail, Google Workspace, Rippling, BambooHR, OneLogin, Okta, Slack, Sapling, Google Calendar


Q. What level of support does Small Improvements offer?

Small Improvements offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Chat

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