Applaud Performance Management - Rich UX for goal management on Oracle E-Business Suite
APPLAUD PERFORMANCEE

An easy to use, mobile friendly performance management solution that integrates seamlessly with Oracle E-Business Suite

Improve quality of reviews, align workers with your company objectives, encourage collaboration and increase completion rates.

Feature highlights

Performance Plans

If you are finding it a constant struggle to get your teams to complete reviews in a timely fashion, then Applaud Performance can help guide your team through the process, giving deadlines to complete and ensuring your cycle progresses smoothly rather than in an end of year scramble.

Applaud provides an easy way to define your process using performance management plans. Set when to start and end the cycle, how many reviews are involved, the group of workers involved and the deadlines for completing each stage of the cycle.

Performance Cycle

Goals, Objectives and Competencies

Not all performance cycles are the same but most start with a goal and objective setting phase. 

Applaud Performance allows employee and managers to collaborate in  defining objectives and competency rating targets for the upcoming cycle. Goals can be cascaded from senior management and linked to when creating new objectives. Goals can be weighted or given different categories, such as development vs business goals. 

Once set, goals can be updated at any time of the year with comments, status and rating, and reviewed at the end of the cycle.

Performance Mid Year Check in

Performance Reviews

Having a mid-year check-in and an end of year review is the most common way of tracking and rating performance throughout a cycle but Applaud Performance allows you to define as many review periods as you like. You can control how reviewers collaborate with the workers, and whether feedback from other team members can be requested.

You can configure your own questionnaires to capture specific questions or feedback that you need and you can have separate questionnaires for employees, managers or peers.

Finally, the sign-off procedure can be as simple as both employee and manager agreeing with a press of a button or going through multiple approval chains.

Each stage of the review process has a deadline against it, allowing you to track progress during the review cycle itself and ensuring your managers are completing reviews on time.

Feedback

The problem with relying on end of year reviews is the manager forgets achievements made at the beginning of the performance cycle. Applaud Performance provides options to capture ‘continuous feedback’; comments from managers, peers or internal customers regarding how someone has helped them or performed well in their day to day duties. Continuous feedback can be left against a particular objective or just informally against a worker’s profile.

Managers can review any continuous feedback left during the formal review periods which supplements the formal questionnaires, leading to a more rounded and fair appraisal by the time the end of year review comes along.

Continuous Feedback

Talent and Profile Search

Workers can define their online profile which can include informal content such as a Biography, Skills, Interests and Hobbies, complemented with more formal content such as competencies and qualifications.

Any information uploaded to the Talent Profile can then be discovered via a powerful faceted search facility; search for a skill or qualification and then filter by location or job code. Particularly useful for project managers looking to fulfil an open role, or organizations that have to ensure qualified individuals take up particular roles. 

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Managers or your Talent Management team can define a list of potential successors for key individuals. You can define succession information like potential, readiness and if the successor would need to be promoted. 

Once you have your key performers identified and a succession plan in place, track successors via our Org Chart or via the worker profile. 

Manager Dashboards

Managers get access to a dashboard that quickly lets them see the status of review completion within the team. Charts display who’s started, who’s in progress and who needs encouraging to start. A useful chart summarises the spread of competencies within the team and a manager digest delivers a daily update of team activity. 

Available on mobile devices as well as in our desktop experience, the dashboard allows managers to keep on top of the performance cycle and ensure reviews complete on time.

Manager Dashboard

More Features

We built Applaud Performance to overcome many restrictions seen in Oracle Performance Management. Here are a few examples.

OPM Not Required

No need for Oracle Performance Management Licenses

OPM Not Required

Applaud Performance integrates directly with Oracle Core HR and reuse some core components like the Oracle competency framework.

There is no need to procure Oracle Performance Management in order to enjoy Applaud Performance.

 

Performance Admin

Take control. Model performance cycles and the review process.

Performance Admin

Our workbench helps Talent Teams to control and model performance cycles and the review process.

Configure rules around which group of workers should be enrolled in a performance plan, or write your own rules to automatically calculate final ratings.

Brand it your way

Use Applaud Studio to completely brand your performance solution

Brand it your way

Applaud Performance can be branded, personalized and extended using Applaud Studio.

Change the colour scheme and styling of the app; embed custom content including images or on screen advice; add links and videos to support your processes.

 

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