Reports for Subjects
Reporting on Projects
Organizational Survey Tool Features
Panoramic 360 is provided in two editions.
The Standard Edition provides full 360-degree feedback functionality. The Enterprise Edition is designed for users who need additional capabilities including HRIS integration, aggregate reporting, and self-development guides for subjects.
Unless noted below, all features are available in both editions.
Free survey tool registration
You are automatically registered at no additional cost to use the PANORAMIC FEEDBACK survey tool. Gather valuable information from employees, customers, suppliers, the general public, etc.
French and English
Questionnaires and reports are available in English, French, and French-and-English. Other languages are scheduled to be added over the year ahead.
Support for large organizations
The project tracking and aggregate reports provided in PANORAMIC FEEDBACK allow you to manage thousands of subjects and responders with clarity and ease.
As the user manual is updated to reflect new features, the relevant chapters are available on-line for you to download.
We offer two levels of branding - semi-private and private - both with fees attached. With semi-private branding, your logo is placed on questionnaires, along with the Panoramic Feedback® logo. With private branding, only your logo appears; "Panoramic Feedback®" is removed from all pages.
And you can send responders to your own private URL (e.g. www.yourcompany.surveyrespond.com).
Managed by Wizard
Unlike confusing menu-driven tools, the PANORAMIC FEEDBACK Wizard guides you smoothly from decision to decision, getting you started quickly, eliminating confusion, ensuring that you cover all the bases.
Preview your questionnaire as you build it, to be sure exactly how it will appear on-line.
Guides to navigation
Navigation buttons move you to most-used areas, notify you when you need to complete a task, tell you when you can exit.
Choose among three types of automatically generated emails for responders:
Design self-only or supervisor-only surveys
You can choose to move gradually toward a full 360 process, beginning with a self-report or supervisor-only responses. The report adjusts automatically to eliminate pages appropriate only for full 360s.
Offer your clients or end-users a chance to test the survey system, building their confidence that all is well. They'll receive a copy of the Auto Emails you've set up immediately. They can use it to link to the survey on-line and even respond to the questions. (Their responses will not, however, be compiled into the final report.) They'll be convinced!
Help for manual projects
If you choose not to use Auto Emails, the system produces lists of all responder IDs, plus sticky labels with all details, that you can attach to notification letters.
Headings and behavior descriptions
Questionnaires consist of one or more headings (typically core competencies or organizational values) followed by behavior descriptions. Responders rate subjects on the behavior descriptions only.
Create your questionnaire with exactly the questions you want. No pre-designed questionnaires are imposed on you. But you can use our library of sample questionnaires as a starting point, if desired, then modify them to taste.
Write your own introductory text for the questionnaire, or adapt ours.
You have control over the use of comments in your questionnaires:
You can place instructional text blocks anywhere in your questionnaire, control their colors and fonts, add horizontal lines and vertical spaces, and more.
You can toggle questionnaire numbering on and off.
Scales and anchors
Import layout and questionnaire
Once you're satisfied with your layout and questionnaire, you can save setup time by importing them into new projects (then editing if desired).
Responders without access to the Internet can reply on a paper version of the questionnaire. The person entering their responses on-line uses a Transcriber's Page, specially designed to allow fast entry with minimum cursor movement.
Pending auto emails
Lists all automatic emails you have scheduled, allowing you to stay on top of the information you will be sending to subjects and responders.
Track the progress of an entire Project. The status report provides rich information:
Assurance that responses are complete
If responders fail to answer all questions in a questionnaire, our Reminder Page provides them with failure-free help in responding. A hyperlink connects them with each question they missed, allowing them to respond immediately.
You may offer an Opt-out option to potential responders, useful when you haven't been able to monitor that appropriate people were chosen as responders. It ensures that the responder will not receive any more Auto Emails about the survey. The Opt-out page offers a space for non-responders to enter comments about why they decided to opt out. Providing comments is purely voluntary - but they do provide you with valuable information.
Whenever someone opts out, an automated email is sent to you as the administrator, letting you know who dropped out and relaying any explanatory comments they entered.
Automatic encryption adjustment
While 128-bit encryption remains our standard, the system automatically adjusts to match the level of encryption available to the user. This makes it easier for those with low levels of encryption to use the system.
Support for subjects
Summary of report generation with warnings
When you generate your reports, you get an up-to-the-second summary of the process so you remain in control. It warns you of Merge Category commands that may affect confidentiality. It notes when no report can be generated because there were no responders, and when responder categories had to be combined because of few responders. It also counts reports for you, and tells you how many pages in each.
Generate reports in batches
To save time printing larger Projects, you can generate reports for all subjects in any given project. Just select the project name. Reports are provided to a single file which you can print as a batch, then separate-out for individual delivery to subjects.
Zipped report generation
You can generate groups of reports in compressed Zip files for more compact storage and convenient emailing.
Report layout control
The report generation page places the report and its layout controls side-by-side, so it's convenient to experiment with various settings, then make changes on-screen before you even print a copy.
Write your own introduction to the report, or adapt the example we provide.
Responder category display
You can choose:
Toggle headlines and details pages
You may choose whether your reports provide the "Headlines" and "Details" pages, or move straight to Behavior Description charts.
Display self with averages
To allow more immediate comparison of self-ratings with those of others, you may choose to display the Self responses on the Headlines page along with the average of ratings.
Olympic or straight averaging
Olympic Averaging (an option) eliminates the highest and lowest responses to a question in the report graphs, to encourage fair responding.
This option shows you which questions had a strong diversity or similarity of response. Helps you decide how to target remedial training.
Add text blocks to report
Now you can add text blocks with formatting to your report, allowing you to clarify the data, or provide additional information and analysis to help the reader get full value from the results.
Range of responses
When generating reports, you can choose to display the highest and lowest scores that were entered for each behavior description. (For confidentiality, available only for those categories of responder in which there are 4 or more responses.)
Highest and lowest ratings
Our report offers a valuable summary of the highest and lowest rated headings in the 360, so the subject can see at a glance the strengths to maintain, and the areas needing more work.
You can specify the number of highest/lowest headings to display, and the number of behavior descriptions to list under each heading. They can be displayed according to the average of all responders, or broken down by individual responder categories.
Shades of gray
If you are printing your reports in black and white, you can choose to display graphs and pie charts in a specially-designed gray-scale that assists visual comprehension.
This option adds an additional half-inch to the left side margin of the page, to make reading easier when you place the report in a binder or cover.
Print reports on A4 paper
Metric users can choose to print on A4 instead of 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
Print page numbers in report
When you print reports, choose whether to print page numbers at the bottom of each page. (It is sometimes useful to omit page numbers when you wish to insert additional sheets which would interrupt the pagination of a report.)
This is a powerful and flexible reporting tool that allows the organization to view the 360 project from a strategic perspective. Displays a remarkable choice of data in tables and graphs:
You may optionally break up the report by up to two demographic groups (e.g. department and location), show data only for subjects who actually received responses or who received a minimum number of responses (which you can set).
You can export all response data, allowing you to produce the unique reports you need. Compare results across a project, create your own charts and graphs, and summarize comments.
Export in Comma Separated Values format to use in SPSS or other statistical analysis programs, or to import the results directly into a spreadsheet or database. Or export in table format with an Averages column, so you can see the results at a glance.
In keeping with our commitment to confidentiality, the export conceals the identity of responders, identifying them only by category.
Registration for the Survey tool is free when you register for 360-degree feedback tool. You pay only per responder. (Minimum 50 responders.)
Standard Panoramic Feedback features
Most of the familiar features you appreciate in your 360s are also available in the Survey. And you'll discover the special Survey features described below.
Extra questionnaire layout control
To create a unique questionnaire, select among 7 Elements: Text Blocks, Focus Headings, Multiple Choice questions, Numeric questions, Narrative Comments, Lines, and Vertical Spacing.
We've designed the numbering of Elements so it is most helpful to responders. Responders see consecutive numbering for Numeric, Multiple Choice, and Narrative Comment questions.
Choose multiple choice display
In reports, you can choose to display Multiple Choice results as either bar graphs or pie charts.
Cross-tabulation of survey results
Sort data by other data (e.g. sort "Satisfaction with compensation" by age groups), plus other sorting options. You can do in-depth analysis at the click of a mouse, and with no extra charge.
Generate interim report
It's useful to study an Interim Report while the data is still flowing in. You can begin to see the trends and sketch out your introduction and explanatory text additions. Every page is clearly marked "Interim", so there's no confusion with the final product.