Applauz Recognition Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Applauz Recognition

Free employee recognition software for SMBs

4.54/5 (28 reviews)

Applauz Recognition overview

Applauz Recognition is a free, cloud-based employee recognition and engagement platform for small and midsize businesses. The software offers a range of recognition program management features, including real-time and weekly engagement reports, pulse surveys, company polls, recognition badges and leaderboards, a rewards catalog, and more.

With Applauz Recognition, companies can set up custom employee recognition programs, assign multiple managers to manage the program, and upload employee profiles. Personalized employee profiles can be used to record data including important dates, spouses’ names, favorite foods, hobbies, and more. Reminders are generated automatically for important personal events including work anniversaries and birthdays. The integrated polling feature can be used to create company polls or allow employees to ask one another questions. Pulse surveys can also be conducted to generate insight into company culture, and detailed reports containing tips on improving employee engagement.

Applauz Recognition offers a range of recognition tools, including badges to award to employees who exhibit positive engagement behaviors, leaderboards to drive competition between employees, real-time peer-to-peer and manager-to-peer recognition, points allocation, and more. The optional reward marketplace offers more than 3000 reward options from a variety of brands, allowing employees to select their own desired rewards for their efforts. Users can also access weekly or real-time reports on employee engagement to identify their most engaged staff and those requiring attention, and track the performance of their recognition program.


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Supported languages

English, French
Applauz Recognition screenshot: The engagement dashboard gives users insight into their recognition programApplauz Recognition screenshot: Employees can communicate with one another through the newsfeedApplauz Recognition screenshot: Customizable polls can be created for various purposesApplauz Recognition screenshot: Statistics for company polls and pulse surveys can be viewedApplauz Recognition screenshot: Pulse surveys give users insight into company cultureApplauz Recognition screenshot: Pulse survey reports include actionable tips to improve engagement

Applauz Recognition reviews

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Crystal Toll

Refreshing & Intuitive Employee Engagement Program!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-03-15
Review Source: Capterra

We've just recently launched Applauz. I can't give it enough glowing reviews! I presented it to my CEO and COO and they were sold instantly. Administratively its so simple. So many great features. It automates our birthday and anniversary announcements among other amazing things. Our staff gravitate towards the news feed on a daily basis and really appreciate the ability to post and congratulate their colleagues. They also appreciate their POINTS and LOVE the marketplace, with over 2500 items and 250 brands to choose from. We all enjoy our retail therapy! Congratulations on catering to SMBs and really delivering a quality, high caliber product and service!

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anahita kharabi

Applauz Recognition review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-20
Review Source: Capterra

people could see my hard working job unspecific timevery user friendly and easy to use, and best soft I ever seen for hr

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Nicole Hillier

Sarnia CAS

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-08
Review Source: Capterra

We are very pleased and after extensive research with many companies I feel we made the best choice we love it! It’s so easy and it encourages staff engagement to notice each other and the good things happening in our agency not just frontline but behind the scenes.

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Applauz enables me to create a culture of recognition

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Happier more engaged people that are aligned with our values and objectives. The software is easy to use and very employee centric. It's hand downs the best value for money. .The customer support has been incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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Xavier Peich

I love it!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

We're a startup and we've been using Applauz for a few weeks right now. Overall, it's great. Setup was straightforward, there's a bunch of tools and new features have been added since I first installed it. Love it!

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Applauz Recognition pricing

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Free trial
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Applauz Recognition is free to use, with no monthly fees or onboarding charges.

Applauz Recognition features

Automatic Notifications
Automatic Reminders
Customizable Branding
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics

API (351 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (293 other apps)
Activity Tracking (183 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (213 other apps)
Compliance Management (160 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (205 other apps)
Data Import/Export (202 other apps)
Employee Database (155 other apps)
Employee Management (248 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (160 other apps)
Employee Portal (173 other apps)
Employee Self Service (185 other apps)
Recruiting Management (180 other apps)
Third Party Integration (220 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (163 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Applauz Recognition

Key features of Applauz Recognition

  • Peer-to-peer recognition
  • Manager-to-peer recognition
  • Rewards points
  • Company values appreciation
  • Recognition badges
  • Recognition tools
  • Recognition manager assignment
  • Employee moment notifications
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable recognition program
  • Rewards catalog
  • Real-time reporting
  • Real-time recognition
  • Recognition leaderboards
  • Company polls
  • Employee personal profiles
  • Rewards marketplace
  • Employee engagement reports
  • Pulse surveys
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Real-time and aggregated weekly engagement reports give users at-a-glance insight into the performance of their recognition program, and enable the identification of employees requiring additional attention.

Multiple managers can be assigned to manage the recognition program, and users can generate reports to measure the effectiveness of individual managers’ efforts.

Anonymous employee pulse surveys provide users with insight into their company culture, with detailed reports offering tips on improving employee engagement.

Personalized employee profiles enable the recording of important dates, spouses’ names, hobbies, favorite foods, and more, and Applauz Recognition automatically reminds users of employees’ work anniversaries, birthdays, and more.

Employees can praise their peers in real-time for good work, be awarded badges for activities which demonstrate positive company engagement behavior, and be displayed on recognition leaderboards to encourage competition.