Performance management software vendor Sonar6 introduces more useful, usable performance reviews with Sonar6 360°

Auckland, New Zealand – January 14, 2010 – The revolutionary redesign of Sonar6’s 360° review capability, Sonar6 360°, demonstrates an increased focus on usability and information access in performance management software.

Sonar6 360º builds on the user-friendly features of Sonar6’s online reviews to give users more detailed, more accurate performance feedback. By viewing information collected from a wider range of sources, management gets a clearer picture of employee performance and a better foundation for decision making.

The improved and simplified Sonar6 360º reviews bring multirater functionality to organizations that may lack the resources to deal with that level of review complexity.

Sonar6 Head of Experience Michael Carden says Sonar6 360° further demonstrates the company’s dedication to democratizing performance management.

“Feedback from co-workers and customers is extremely useful in getting a complete picture of how someone is performing in their role. In the past this used to be the preserve of complex 360° systems deployed by consultants in the rarefied atmosphere of the ‘top talent’ group. With Sonar6 360° it’s now incredibly simple for anyone in the business to gather feedback on their performance from others.”

Key Features of Sonar6 360°

Sonar6 360° provides users with multirater functionality as a fully integrated component of online performance reviews. Key features include:

• Anonymous or attributed feedback, depending on each organization’s preferences and policies
• Open 360° invitations; anyone with an email address can be invited to provide feedback
• Managers and employees can request 360° feedback at any stage of the review
• 360° review information is displayed on the Sonar6 sliders alongside manager reviews for comprehensive at-a-glance performance review feedback
• Sophisticated progress tracking and email reminder functionality built into the tool

Sonar6 360° is available at no additional cost to new and existing Sonar6 users. For more details on getting started please visit

For those wishing to try Sonar6 360°, Sonar6 is offering a free 30 day trial that also incorporates Quick Start set up and the Bendelta Competency Library.

To start your trial today, visit

About Sonar6:

Based in Auckland, NZ and San Francisco, CA, Sonar6 has provided online performance management and succession planning solutions to companies around the world since 2004. Sonar6’s stunning graphics-based approach to performance reviews has won numerous awards and plaudits including naming as a Gartner Cool Vendor and inclusion in HR Executive’s Top Ten HR Products.

Sonar6 is used by hundreds of international customers including Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Ascent Media Group, Converga and NZ Post.

For further information, please contact

Michael Carden
Head of Experience, Sonar6

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