A month and a half after Salesforce acquired the social performance management service named Rypple, an Android app has already been launched. This app helps ensure managers and employees are able to connect to each other, regardless of their geographic location.
Through identifying ‘social goals,’ managers get to improve employee performance with Rypple’s software. It also helps that they have consistent feedback and recognition. And since there is an increasing number of competition for cloud-based human resource management services, it is no longer a surprise why Rypple’s top rivals include SuccessFactors, Workday, Ultimate Software, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Taleo.
This isn’t the first time Rypple has an app though. Originally, they launched an iPhone app and just like this former launch, Rypple hopes to increase mobile work force connection with daily feedback. The Android version includes features such as public recognition for colleague praise, social goals for tracking priorities, and real-time feedback.
“The best feedback often comes on the taxi ride back to the office after an important meeting,” says Daniel Debow, Rypple co-founder and co-CEO. “Rypple’s investment in an Android app lets our users stay aligned with key priorities, get real-time updates, and recognize great work—away from the office.”
As of this writing, the Android app is available in three different price options—the free version contains basic capabilities; Premium ($5) with real-time feedback, one-on-one coaching, and recognition applications; and the Phenomenal option ($9) with performance review application, Social Goals 2.0, Loops, and integration into the existing work systems of the company. Prices are available per-user-per-month.
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