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Overview

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Kudos® is an employee engagement, culture, and analytics platform, that helps organizations boost employee engagement, reduce...

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Bonusly is the fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches your company culture and improves employee engagement....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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would recommend this app

Pros

Love that you can recognize hard work and show appreciation to others. Depending on your company you can redeem for awesome rewards.
Kudos is a great way to connect with your team and make people feel appreciated. I love the GIF integration.
Kudos is a simple yet effective way to boost morale and connect with coworkers, two things that are especially important in these unprecedented times.

Pros

It makes employee very happy to be praised infront of their team mates and everyone tries toperform good inorder to get recognized. We have made it part of our Performance Management System.
This is such an amazing tool to have your employees feel incentivized and acknowledged. M, in my personal life, a huge gamer, so this kind of is like a real life Achievement counter.
It awesome how Bonusly helps to create awesome office environment with proper peer-recognition in a fun way. I also like that it integrates well with Slack.

Cons

I dislike how it shelters kids from some real-world problems that they should know about, not the very bad and innapropriate stuff, just some things.
There is nothing I have to say bad I can say about this program.
Not all staff have been created on the platform. There seems to be an exclusion to the contract staff.

Cons

For now I could not be able to find anything to dislike about this platform. Maybe if you have integrated with Slack, notifications can be very annoying if you have notifications on for that channel.
Its too easy to abuse and give out bonuses for stupid reasons.
Don't think you should loose the points you don't use at the end of the month.
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Key features

  • Total features61
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Benchmarking
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • For Cloud
  • Gamification
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
  • Mention Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Nominations
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recognition Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rewards Catalog
  • Rewards Management
  • Rewards Points
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Recognition
  • Summary Reports
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Total features44
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Benchmarking
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Recognition
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • For Cloud
  • Gamification
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
  • Mention Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Negative Feedback Management
  • Nominations
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recognition Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rewards Catalog
  • Rewards Management
  • Rewards Points
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Recognition
  • Summary Reports
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Visual Analytics

Integrations

  • Total integrations24
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations34
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

User reviews that mention these apps

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Great product, easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

great product and easy to use.

Pros

easily send rewards and kudos to team members.

Cons

i did not find any short comings with the product.

Vendor response

Hi David! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like to use Bonusly to recognize your teammates! It's feedback like this that reminds us of our goals and vision so for this, we're extremely grateful. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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Bonusly

Our team has a good time giving eachother props for jobs well done, milestones, or just for fun.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

How it integrates with Slack, and provides a way for kudos to be broadcast to everyone in our company.

Cons

I wish there was a better way to search for the vendors available to redeem points. Right now, it appears that's only possible through scroll, not through a search field.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Aaron! We also use Slack in our office and find it invaluable! I really like your suggestion about the reward vendors; great idea! I'll pass that on to the product development team! I understand that sometimes scrolling can be a bit much. Did you know you can cntrl + F to jump to vendor names you are looking for? Maybe that will help! Thank you for the feedback!

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Bonusly

An excellent idea for remote team building and perks!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Morale boosting with little gifts and thank yous to fellow team members, plus GIFs. Who doesn't love GIFs with kudos?

Cons

Not really anything to dislike about Bonusly!

Vendor response

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like using Bonusly to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! It's feedback like this that reminds us of our goals and vision so for this, we're extremely grateful. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

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Bonusly supports a culture of giving and collaboration

Reviewed 4 years ago

I'm a huge proponent of this fantastic idea. Kudos to whoever developed this as a concept.

Pros

We love Bonus.ly at my work, because we're able to reward people with something other than "karma points" - everyone uses it, and we use up all of our points balance every single month on others!

Cons

Nothing. Super simple to use - a trained monkey could use it!

Vendor response

Hi Francis! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you love using Bonusly to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

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Bonusly

Fun & easy!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy team recognition, responsive customer service

Pros

Bonusly is super easy to use, and even sends you reminders so you don't forget to give kudos. Great for team morale.

Cons

I wouldn't change anything - my team loves this! Especially the ability to add GIFs to their comments. So fun

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Jennifer! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about Bonusly! We're so glad to hear that Bonusly is easy to use and that you consider our customer service responsive! As part of that team, thank you! :) Gifs are also one of my favorite features of Bonusly, and they can make a good bonus absolutely great! If there's ever anything we can do to improve your experience, please let us know at success@bonus.ly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Bonusly

Allows our team to reward each other for a job well done. Easy to use and learn.

Reviewed 4 years ago

The ability to reward folks for going the extra mile, or helping out in the office. Also ability to see birthdays and anniversaries.

Pros

Allows for visibility into people's anniversaries and birthdays while also providing a mechanism that is visible to everyone in the company for giving kudos.

Cons

in the field for my last name, I put Murdock and I'm a Jr so I put Jr. in there too. Now when I get notified or a popup comes up to chat with me...it says "Hello Jr." and I'm not sure how to fix it. :)

Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback, Dennis! We're so happy to hear that Bonusly is easy to use and helping you recognize excellence in the office. I love the birthdays and anniversary features! I want to be able to show my appreciation to my coworkers on their special days, so I'm right there with you! I would be to take a look into your name being changed to Jr for you! Would you mind contacting us at support@bonus.ly about it? We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for being a Bonusly customer!

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Organization- Wide Employee Recognition

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It gives team members an avenue to recognize and congratulate each from peer-to peer. We love that it allows people to receive tangible value for their contributions to their company. We also love the Slack integrations , Number's, and metrics/reports created.

Cons

You can't give unlimited kudos! We also wish that reports could be more customized and that it was a little more intuitive when it came to onboarding/managing employees.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for your review! It's wonderful to hear that your team is enjoying recognizing one another and that the data provided is helpful for you! I'd love to learn more about what kinds of customizations you'd like to see with the reporting features, as well as where you ran into friction with onboarding/managing employees. Reach out to us at success@bonus.ly so we can chat!

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Bonusly

This works great!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

My company used to use a website called kudos but have recently switched to bonusly. It's stepped up company moral and it's showing!! great app

Cons

None, it's super innovated and has lots of admin options.

Vendor response

Hi Adam! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like using Bonusly to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

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Bonusly

Great system front to back

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall I've been extremely impressed, and have to really dig for any criticism at all

Pros

Bonusly has been awesome thus far, we've started using it as our main way of sending kudos, and has really made a difference in peer recognition for our team

Cons

...not much. I do wish you could use a lower number to pile into a purchase (for example, 440 points cannot buy a $44 amazon gift card), but I would have to assume this is based more on the gift card providers restrictions than Bonusly's

Vendor response

Hi Steve! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you find using Bonusly awesome and has now been the main channel for peer-to-peer recognition. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success help motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

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Bonusly

A nice way to incentivize your team

Reviewed 3 years ago

Our team used Bonusly for two years, but we've ended up stopping our subscription due to the low return value observed.

Pros

Bonusly is a good solution for rewarding teamplay and achievements in a team. Its integration with Slack makes very easy to give some kudos for a teamate. You can rendeem real prizes using the bonus points

Cons

The platform misses a good analytics dashboard (the one is not complete), and should make rendeeming part of the main loop instead of a separate use path.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Bonusly

Bonusly is a great morale booster

Reviewed 4 years ago

A really solid tool overall.

Pros

Bonusly provides a great way to share kudos with coworkers publicly, which helps everyone feel seen and appreciated. The money aspect is honestly a secondary thing; seeing someone say thanks (ideally with a pertinent GIF) is the best.

Cons

My only real gripes are tiny little UI quirks, usually when entering amounts and tagging people manually. I'm a Markdown fan too, but for those unfamiliar with it I can see that it could be a little easier to use.

Vendor response

Hi Dane! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like using Bonusly to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

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Bonusly

Kudos!

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

I love being able to recognize my co-workers for awesome work. There are many gift card options available and its nice being able to donate to non-profits instead.

Cons

i have people outside my organization who report to me and i would like to use this to recognize them as well. reporting on who i can kudos to and who gave them to me over a certain period of time would be helpful.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Bonusly

Great concept but lacks in deliverance options

Reviewed 7 months ago

It’s ok

Pros

I like the plethora of non profits users can donate points to, especially for Ukrainian efforts

Cons

There is no way to give shout outs, kudos or thanks without adding allowances. Meaning, you have to buy more than your monthly allotment to tell someone about a job well done. Seems counter productive and takes away the chance for others to give proper appreciation

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Amazing tool to show recognition

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This allows people to give quick and fast kudos and reviews that mean something to a lot of employees. Seeing a higher up in the company give points to someone for doing more makes it more appealing and understanding that the little things are being looked at.

Cons

I would say the the thing I enjoy the least is using a # to tag people. It's a great method for tracking and useful for the statistics.

Vendor response

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us! It's so great to read that Bonusly helps you feel appreciated and valued at work. It's really easy to feel overlooked when there isn't quick, timely recognition from peers and management -- we're glad to have been able to improve that for you. If you ever have any other thoughts, please don't hesitate to write to us at success@bonus.ly. Thanks again for your feedback!

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Very easy to use, my employees love the entire program

Reviewed 4 years ago

We love bonusly! It is so nice to receive a kudos from a peer instead of just from your manager or boss. Everyone loves dishing out the points and giving each other a pat on the back. Great for the team!

Pros

We love that we can make each bonus that we give each other fun with the gifs and pics! The system itself is so easy to use.

Cons

The only con that I can come up with is that the mobile app isn't always as good as the website. It freezes up sometimes, but only once in awhile.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Bonusly

Great tool to give a little more

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Getting praise and kudos is always something we need as people in a work environment, but being able to give some bonusly which they can use for pretty much anything is great. It also can help show outstanding performers who are getting a lot of bonusly. Overall a great tool and I'm happy my company has it.

Cons

Giving bonusly in slack (our internal communication tool) is a bit difficult. Making that easier like on the site would be prime.

Vendor response

Hi Sena! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about Bonusly. It's great to read that you like using Bonusly to recognize your peers and their successes. We think recognizing your colleagues for their success helps motivate teams and it looks like you'd agree! We also use Slack so I'll be happy to help with making giving a bonus via Slack easier - please feel free to reach out to us (support@bonus.ly) to get the ball rolling. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with us. :)

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Bonusly

Great modern kudos platform

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This is a great way to give recognition to peers that adds value and gives visibility into kudos company-wide. In today's day and age success is all about collaboration and teamwork. This is a great way to say thanks to other teammembers you don't regularily have the opportunity to give regonition to face-to-face. The integration with Slack is helpful too!

Cons

No complaints so far using Bonusly. It's been great!

Vendor response

Hey Carissa! Thanks for taking the time to review Bonusly. It's so great to read that Bonusly helps you say thanks to your coworkers that you normally wouldn't be able to recognize. We think peer-to-peer recognition can make companies into great places to work, and it sounds like you'd agree! Thanks again for your time, and thanks for being a Bonusly customer!