Plai vs. Alternatives

🚀 Good news! Your company grows, as you realized that managing performance in a spreadsheet does not work anymore. But how to select the right software, fitting your goals and processes, if there are more than 100 tools on the market?

Read this brief to learn what to consider during performance software selection. We also will show you how Plai differentiates to help you make the right decision.

What to consider in the selection of performance management software?

Whom Plai will not fit:

Companies that need an HRIS solution

Though Plai has a powerful HR Suite with 360 & performance reviews, eNPS surveys, and personal development plans, it cannot cover all daily HR tasks. Plai will help only to cover the part of HR responsibilities focused on the performance analysis and improvement.

Whom Plai will fit:

Small & medium-sized companies

Startups (even before product/market fit)

International, remote & hybrid teams

70% of employees leave their managers, not companies. Often small companies do not have an HR role, and managers need to handle it. For such teams, it is crucial to educate managers, developing the right performance management habits.

Plai help you cut 40+ hours monthly for HR-related tasks and achieve more in a healthy manner, removing stress and anxiety from goals and management failures. OKRs, regular feedback and performance conversations help teams see everyone's impact and discuss their areas of improvement. Such habits improve manager-employee communication, create transparency and psychological safety in the workplace.

Why customers choose Plai over alternatives

Key differentiators

Cost

Plai has the highest cost to quality ratio on the market. Unlike other HR products, we don't require you to commit to annual contracts - subscribe to monthly plan and cancel anytime.

Simplicity

Plai is easy to learned platform. Instead of calls with support managers, you just need to invite your team to Plai and start using it.

Educational content

Plai has 100+ templates, articles and tips, based on the knowledge from 3000+ teams with proven success.

Technical aspects

Support

3 hours average support response time. Or go even further - request a live product demo, jump on free onboarding call, and access our help center.

Customization

Customize Plai for your needs, request new features, and see them live.

Modern & engaging UI

Top-rated by design and 55% of our clients are Design & Software Agencies. With a game-like interface, employees like Plai and use it regularly. A bunch of emojis and stickers makes the tool modern-looking and engaging.

Security

Plai users' data is confidential, as the software maintains the highest standards of data security & privacy with a full GDPR compliance & AWS certification. Learn more about data encryption, retention & recovery in Plai.

Own your data

Regardless of the plan, you can export your historical data anytime.

Features

Goals & OKRs

Get OKRs division by departments, asynchronous real-time goal setting & updating, visibility of team activity within the feed, and notifications about team's updates.

Performance reviews

Employee-centric 360°, manager, and peer performance reviews with expert-backed templates, customizable questions, competency-based assessment and in-product calibration.

1:1 check-ins

Set 1:1 meetings with reminders, apply conversation templates depending on your goals, and create private or collaborative notes.

PDPs

Use Personal Development Plans to help employees plan their careers and monitor their growth.

Reporting

Access performance reports that are easy to understand and act on. Analyze your company’s performance and skills gap by location, tenure, seniority level, and more. Keep your team engaged with a live TV screen dashboard with goals' progress.

Integrations

Stay on top with Slack & MC Teams integration, and synchronize your check-ins with Calendar integration.

Mobile app

Edit and set OKRs on the go with Plai mobile app, available for Android & iOS.

Feedback

Drive a feedback culture, sharing peer-to-peer feedback & public praises. Get access to templates & tips for sharing feedback.

Rated 4.5/5 by companies with 200+ employees.

Rated 4.5/5 by companies with 200+ employees.

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Why choose Plai?

+40h

Time saved for HR tasks each month

175+

Templates & HR experts' tips to get started

4.8/5

Average rating by clients with actual results

3h

Average support response time

“Plai works great for our company”

We went with Plai after the first demo, didn't even need to see anything else. I have had a great experience, easy to use, works great for our company and can't wait for even more features to use.

Ryan Wenk
People & Operations Manager
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330 employees
Altruist testimonial Plai

“Effortless to use & the team adoption is sky-high”

Plai has helped us to align all the company around common Objectives, increase transparency, engagement, and visibility. It's effortless to use, and the team adoption is sky-high. Plai also helped us encourage regular and constructive peer-to-peer feedback. We feel that Plai aligns with our values of freedom and responsibility, continuous learning, and transparency.

Dima Kovalenko
Co-founder & CEO
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90 employees
Uptech testimonial Plai

“Plai puts us first”

I like that Plai puts clients first and meet our needs with tremendous speed. 360 Review assessment enables us to cover employees' performance areas in one place along with OKRs block, which is done perfectly. Employees appreciate the well-designed UI/UX of the tool.

Yuliya Pupysheva
HR Business Partner
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250 employees
BetterMe testimonial Plai

“Plai saves me time”

With Plai, managing performance is faster, easier, and less stressful. It helps us gather feedback and organize review cycles without hundreds of forms and sheets. Employees started to fill out reviews faster, Plai is like a game for them.

Nataliia Shulzhenko
HR Manager
233 employees
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