Who Uses This Software?

Small Improvements works fine for all verticals. Many of our clients are in tech, but plenty also in traditional sectors like law, commerce and engineering.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    https://www.small-improvements.com/pricing/
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Small Improvements
  • www.small-improvements.com/
  • Founded 2011
  • Germany

About Small Improvements

We believe that ongoing feedback and recognition is essential for employees to grow and succeed. Small Improvements is a performance feedback platform that enables a continuous feedback culture. Within our tool youll find Employee Recognition, Lean Performance Reviews, 360 Degree Feedback and Goals and Objectives. Loved by 700+ customers. Free Trial available.


Small Improvements Features

  • eCards
  • Goals
  • Leaderboards / Activity Tracking
  • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
  • Mention Management
  • Nominations
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Performance Management
  • Rewards Catalog
  • Rewards Points
  • Social Recognition

Small Improvements Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Good goal setting and tracking software

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to use and works well on all my devices; they do a good job with recognition and a good effort with design. Just set it up and it's on its own after.

Cons: Not the best value for what it is, but our team doesn't want to spend time in more spreadsheets or docs for goals. Not many other options out there.

It's been okay.

Feb 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The aesthetic is nice, and using/sharing the 9-box grid with people your managing works well for peer reviews.

Cons: It's easy to get disorganized or not easily find reviews you've been in for other people. Could link to reviews you're in the day of for easy access.

Affordable and customizable

Jan 11, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We liked how it integrated with our HRIS. You could customize a lot of the questions.
It's completely automated which can save you tons of time.

Cons:
The con for us was that it didn't really align with what we were trying to accomplish with performance reviews. We ended up using it for a few months and going with a different provider.

Overall: Our company reviewed and tried out a lot of different systems before we found the right solution for us.
This one seemed promising because it was integrated with our HRIS. Our HRIS is extremely easy to use and intuitive. The integration that they built looked really well as well. It was just under our personal tab. It made it look like it was one system.

Concise and Easy to Use

Jan 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy this software is to use and how you can answer free form. I also like how easy it is to compare what you wrote with what your manager/employee wrote. Very helpful to make sure everyone is on the same page and where you differ.

Cons: I do wish there were some more format options that could be used or, if there are, maybe better tutorials on how to use and implement those.

Overall: Reviewing colleagues and ensuring everyone is on the same page and improving

Nice options, easy to use.

Dec 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: As an end user, I've only used it a few times, but it seems like a solid product.

Pros: As an end user, Small Improvements is really easy to use. My company only uses it for annual reviews, but it could be used even more regularly to track goals and projects throughout the year. I also like the option to add badges.

Nice options for sharing praise

Nov 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: We use this software for our reviews at work. It is easy to use and easy to share praise with co-workers.

Our company uses Small Improvements for Employee Reviews and so much more!

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Small Improvements is a fantastic way for our company to recognize employees/co-workers for their great work and achievements. We also use it for our annual employee reviews, allowing all employees to take part in their review process.

Cons: When you've left feedback for an employe/co-worker you're not always notified when someone replies to it.

Vendor Response

by Small Improvements on November 15, 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words Kelly! :) For anyone interested in more detail, here's the VLACS case study on our website: https://www.small-improvements.com/case-studies/vlacs/

Good Little App

Feb 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

A new Game at Turtle Entertainment!

Nov 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The start for our company into Small Improvements Review System couldn¿t be easier. The explanations on the website for employees, manager and as well for me as an HR user couldn¿t be easier understandable. After set up off all user accounts and introducing the tool to our team, they direct way started to work with it. Some small corrections by awesome quick help of the really kind consultants of Small Improvements, gave us the possibility to complete a review of 2012 for the whole company within two month. All employees embraced the system with a positive feedback. I am brim with enthusiasm for the Tool and look forward to work with it in the upcoming successful years at Turtle Entertainment.

Cons: With its easily understandable user face, quick help of the consultants and permanent changeable manager and user accounts Small Improvements fits perfectly for Turtle Entertainments Review System as well as for setting up our employees Objectives, which we are working currently on.

Recommendations to other buyers: With its easily understandable user face, quick help of the consultants and permanent changeable manager and user accounts Small Improvements fits perfectly for Turtle Entertainments Review System as well as for setting up our employees Objectives, which we are working currently on.

Aug 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money