Inspire reviews


Employee performance management and OKR solutions
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

InspireProduct Overview

  1. About Inspire
  2. Pros of Inspire
  3. Cons of Inspire
  4. Breakdown of core features

Inspire product overview

Inspire is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution created to develop leaders, enhance culture, and drive business results. It combines different goal-setting methodologies, such as OKRs or SMART, performance management, and leadership development content into one software where leaders and employees can learn and apply their learning right in the flow of work.

Inspire directs the way to new heights as leaders focus on their people, teams, and growing organization. It integrates a comprehensive suite of applications — goals or OKRs, feedback, 1:1s, recognition, learning, pulse, and 360 surveys — that go beyond managing performance. With Inspire, companies can create leaders at all levels.

The platform unites human connection with values visualization, roles, and goals. Inspire’s leadership development curriculum is research-based and encompasses all contexts. It boosts leadership development programs by sustaining training and tracking goal execution while empowering employees.

Pros of Inspire

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  • It enables leaders to keep their fingers on the pulse of the organization. With a robust reporting suite and an open API, users can review their progress, integrate other business data they track, and accelerate their total results in real-time, all from one place.
  • It provides LMS capability. Inspire offers product and leadership theory training, which the Inspire Academy monitors. Additionally, teams can customize training or upload modules that their company currently uses. The system has an open xAPI to link to other training sources like LinkedIn Learning.

Cons of Inspire

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  • Some users commented that the interface is confusing when navigating the software for the first time.

Breakdown of core features

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Goals and OKR management

Inspire OKR management facilitates better conversations and allows employees to take control of their work. OKRs bring the framework, and the software gives the tools to make it happen. Managers can set meaningful goals or OKRs for individuals, teams, and the company as a whole and track their progress with transparency. Everyone can see who is working on what, how they’re progressing, and how each directly contributes to improving business strategy.

Continuous performance management

The platform puts real-time work data into performance conversations with integrated 1:1s between managers and employees. Managers and employees can add agenda items, view goals or OKRs, access conversation starters, and collaborate to stay aligned and in support of goals. Inspire enables continuous performance management with defined review periods and weekly 1:1s to keep the conversations flowing.

Leadership development

Inspire equips leaders with the tools and language they need to motivate, respond to, and execute on employee performance. Organizations can include a leadership framework with a built-in LMS called Inspire Academy, featuring continuous learning options, motivation science, and industry-leading expertise baked in. APIs allow incorporation of the company’s learning content, while the Leadership Genius curriculum and application support Inspire’s science-backed leadership development.

Feedback and recognition

The solution encourages socialization and team building by celebrating achievements in real-time. Leaders can recognize their people with fun built-in badges or create their own look and feel. All types of recognition, such as peer to peer, above and beyond, and anniversary celebrations, are possible with Inspire. Furthermore, users can give comments, shoutouts, awards, or boost points to their teammates. The system also has a social wall that shares accomplishments, and leaders can monitor their team’s health without missing a beat.

(Last updated on 08/16/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses


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  • OKR creation and management
  • Horizontal and vertical OKR alignment
  • SMART goal creation, wizard, and management
  • Manager and employee 1-1 agendas and tracking
  • Daily/weekly planning
  • Standard conversation starters
  • Feedback and recognition
  • Pulse and company surveys
  • Continuous performance management
  • Values and roles
  • Inspire Academy with xAPI or SCORM
  • Reports and people analytics
  • Enterprise-grade security
  • SSO, OAuth
  • Mobile access
  • Leadership Genius wizard applications
  • Leadership Genius performance conversation starters
  • Leadership Genius pulse surveys
  • Leadership Genius organizational engagement


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  • Open API integrations

Pricing Model

  • Essentials Features
  • Essentials Features PLUS


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