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Blueboard

Employee recognition platform for enterprises

4.94/5 (18 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.
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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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Kaylan Jackson

Using BlueBoard is easily the most rewarding part of my day.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I thoroughly enjoy when my coworkers are sharing their photos of their trips they've taken thanks to BlueBoard. Not only do they seem refreshed from a wonderful vacation, they seem thankful and are excited to encourage other employees to utilize our referral program. There are several use cases for BlueBoard my company has yet to explore, but we are brainstorming how we can utilize BlueBoard's services to provide even more rewarding experiences for our employees.

Cons
There is a bit of a delay between when I've request our account to be filled and when my account actually reflects the funds, but that could be because of my own internal team's ability to pay invoices quickly. I'm happy that our whole company is excited about the referral rewards program thanks to BlueBoard, however BlueBoard isn't a fully global product so unfortunately not all of our employees can benefit from the program.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Aaron Cantleberry

Best Employee Award Service Ever

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

I've been awarded a couple times from my company and absolutely love working with Blueboard. They make me feel important and take care of everything so I don't have to lift a finger. My favorite memory to date was a "Swim with Dolphins" in Hawaii and I'll never forget it. This company really makes the employee feel valued because of their service.

Pros
The team is personal and makes it extremely easy to book an award. They offer amazing local opportunities and even create new options if you're interested in something not listed (depending on the award given).

Cons
I can't think of any really. Everything they offer is dialed and works like a charm.

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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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Jade T

Great solution for a growing global company

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

The staff at Blueboard is absolutely amazing! Every question we have ever had about our account or the platform has always been answered immediately - probably the best part about our partnership!

Pros
Blueboard is very easy to use and has a lot of options for experiences in your local area. We have offices in 7 cities around the world, and needed a solution that would feel consistent across the board. Having a single company handling all the rewards made is so much easier than us trying to figure things out in each individual market!

Cons
Because it's a white glove concierge service, there is normally a short period of time between your request for an experience and hearing back from someone about its booking details. We have learnt that over time, it's important to explain this aspect to our employees so they don't expect it to be a brief transactional pick and go like an online purchase.

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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 (453 other apps)
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Customizable Reporting (283 other apps)
Data Import/Export (266 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (230 other apps)
Performance Management (223 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (241 other apps)
Recruitment Management (240 other apps)
Reminders (249 other apps)
Self Service Portal (266 other apps)

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.