Blueboard Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Blueboard

Employee recognition platform for enterprises

4.85/5 (33 reviews)

Blueboard overview

What is Blueboard?

Blueboard is an employee rewards and recognition system that offers enterprises a user-friendly platform from which to manage and distribute employee rewards. Incorporating request and customized approval workflows as well as reports and budgeting capabilities, Blueboard aims to provide users with a simple and scalable employee rewards management solution.

From the main Blueboard dashboard, managers can receive reward requests, grant approvals and define reward levels. Managers can also review reward activity, calculate budgets and generate reports from the same place. With quick and central access to these features, Blueboard enables managers to engage with employees easily and perform tasks efficiently.

On approval, employees can redeem rewards through the Blueboard catalog. Including hundreds of hand-curated experiences, the Blueboard catalog allows employees to choose their own reward conveniently. Beside the experience catalog, employees have the opportunity to create their own adventure. Blueboard’s experienced Concierge team then organizes all of the logistics of the chosen activity.
www.blueboard.com

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English
Blueboard screenshot: Complete & send employee reward details Blueboard Partner Success Story - Vungle PartnershipBlueboard screenshot: Choose rewards from an experience catalogBlueboard screenshot: Create customized approvals workflowBlueboard screenshot: View reward activity Blueboard screenshot: Describe employee achievement & add a personal comment

Blueboard user reviews

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Courtney Schneider

Blueboard Super Fan!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

I happened to meet one of the [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] of Blueboard at a conference and instantly was intrigued by the company's mission and alignment with the kind of employee experience we are working to deliver. From there we were assigned to one of the best sales reps I've had the pleasure to work with - not pushy at all, followed up just the right amount and after a long journey (held up in budget approvals) finally was able to pull the trigger and sign the contract. The implementation team was incredibly helpful and we launched it on time and with great fanfare.

Pros
Very easy to implement, navigate, our employees love it, and is super innovative in this space.

Cons
There are opportunities to improve the "reward gifting" process - ideally I'd like to see the ability for someone like a system admin or People & Culture Business Partner be able to send a reward on behalf of an Exec Leader.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jacob Dinkel

Celebrate your Team's accomplishments with Experiences they'll remember

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-27
Review Source: Capterra

-Great customer service -Fast, friendly account managers -Makes it very easy. We simply send the reward and Blueboard takes care of everything else -If you're doing a big batch of rewards at the same time, Blueboard can help with a bulk import.

Pros
Love how Blueboard's platform makes it possible to reward people with experiences that are remembered, celebrated, and enjoyed every time. It's easy for other bonuses to be deposited and quickly forgotten or worse - become expected. By setting clear standards on how to qualify and earn an experience, people on our team have earned these rewards and been able to choose from a wide range of options (and usually are able to bring along 1 or 2 friends or family members depending on the experience). For example, here's the list of the recent experiences our team has enjoyed: River Rafting, Spa Day, Concert, Snorkel Tour, Harry Potter Show, Legoland, Wine Tasting, Top Golf, Cirque du Soleil, Escape Room, Pottery Class, Playoff Game, Paint Night.

Cons
The only tough part (and this isn't Blueboard's fault - this is organizational change) is getting everyone's buy-in to make the transition. All organizations have their own bonus structure and once established, it's tough to change it. People feel tied to it and even if people grumble about it, it's tough to change because everyone has their own opinions on it. We had to find the right time to make it happen and talk with a lot of people. The only thing I wish we did was make the transition sooner. If I start my own company, I'd start with Blueboard at Day 1.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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KATIE ALLEN

As a user, Blueboard is great

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

I had a great experience organizing a trip to Glacier National Park with Blueboard. We were able to find the experiences that worked for me and the concierge was proactive in getting us the best booking with the vendors we used.

Pros
I loved the ability to contact a concierge when there was an issue or with any questions

Cons
It was tough to understand how the available trips would translate to the specific trip I wanted to take. But once I got into the process this became clear.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Marla Deibler

Reward Your Employees With Unique Experiences They Will Remember

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Blueboard is an excellent product from a company with great customer service that is driven by an employee-centered value system. I highly recommend their service.

Pros
The product was easy to use and navigate on both the front and back end.

Cons
It would be nice to see visible data planning regarding upcoming rewards in the anniversary engine or other upcoming rewards planned to be delivered at a later date. It would also be nice to see a wider range of experiences, both in-person and virtual.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shauna Geist

President Club Viaero Wireless

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been good. I am still planning my experience. My Concierge has been very flexible with me and I appreciate her patience.

Pros
The software is easy to you. I am still exploring reporting as I build data on the program.

Cons
I wish my landing page would be in the same document. I think this would enable my winners to share reviews with other winners. My people are very competitive and they like to show off a bit to each other. I think there would much participation with reviews and sharing if they could share with each other in the portal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Blueboard pricing

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Blueboard pricing is broken into the hard cost of the rewards and tiered service fees.

To receive accurate pricing information, contact Blueboard directly.

Blueboard features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

API (579 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (342 other apps)
Customizable Branding (331 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (315 other apps)
Data Import/Export (318 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (270 other apps)
Performance Management (273 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (279 other apps)
Recruitment Management (300 other apps)
Reminders (285 other apps)
Self Service Portal (382 other apps)

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Additional information for Blueboard

Key features of Blueboard

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  • Activity logging
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Benefits

Blueboard comprises a catalog of over 300 curated experiences, granting employees quick access to a range of genuine and relevant rewards.

Managers can send rewards with one click, thereby providing users with a simple platform from which to navigate and manage employee recognition.

Employees receive notifications upon reward, providing users with an efficient workflow process.

Managers can create a customized approvals workflow effective for operating within a large or growing enterprise.

Blueboard facilitates reporting, enabling managers to analyze reward activity and employee engagement easily.