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Small Improvements

A performance management toolkit for SMBs

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Small Improvements product overview

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

32

Starting from

$

5

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Small Improvements features

Functionality

4.2

/5

32
Total Features23 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

32

Positive reviews

78%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.69/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

13

12

7

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Pros
With it, our performance reviews are faster and enjoyable. The kudos feature is nice for appreciating the team for their great work.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
User interface is sometimes a bit confusing. There are multiple views of the objectives, and you can do different things in each.

Marc F.

Example: cancelled, or cancelled and reason as holidays, etc.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

If I had to cut our tools budget, SI might not make the cut.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use for small offices with limited HR capacity

Reviewed 3 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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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An amazing Performance Review Software

Reviewed 2 months 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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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Like the idea - hard to implement

Reviewed 2 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 5 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
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Small Improvements Makes Annual Reviews a Breeze

Reviewed 5 months ago

Small Improvements makes it so easy for all employees to write and receive reviews. It's actually helped me with my performance by being able to go back and reference my goals and things my managers have highlighted for me.

Pros

I have been using SI for over 2 years and I love it. We use it for 1:1s with our direct managers, mid-year reviews, and our end of the year reviews. I love how they give you prompts and allow you to expand and format your review as you'd like! Being able to add bold, bullet points, and other formatting makes writing your review easier instead of using a big plain text box. I also love that you can see what your manager responded for the same question, side by side!

Cons

I don't like the save as PDF feature. Well, there isn't even this feature. You have to "Print" your review, then save it as a PDF. It runs too many pages because the formatting is off. I wish this were easier because I like to save the reviews for my personal record!

Small Improvements FAQs and common questions

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


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


Small Improvements supports the following languages:
English


Yes, Small Improvements has an API available for use.


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


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

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