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Score 10 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Awardco

Awardco has something for everyone. I have employees in a variety of age groups and some want to travel, some want a tangible item, and others feel like they don't really need/want anything so they choose a gift card so they can use it how and when they choose. Awardco allows that flexibility. Also, if the individual isn't ready to make a selection right away, they can save their points to use at a later time. If an individual would like to select an item larger than their award amount, they are not able to add dollars to their personal account, which may cause some frustration to an individual.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

This system has all the intentions of being fantastic. It is a great system if you have scholarships that are blindly rated or scored, or if you have multiple users with a few scholarships each. However, as a college with hundreds of scholarships that have 200-300 qualified students for each one, it is difficult to have a blind process. Plus, if the university gave our college the ability to edit some things, they would have to give those permissions to every person with a login. Needless to say, the system is not quite equipped for multiple users within one university who all have different editing privileges. However, as cumbersome as it has been to learn and manipulate for our purposes, it has allowed us to award more funds than any year prior due to the ease of having all of the student data in one place.
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Awardco

  • Allows users to save rewards they're interested in.
  • Notifies you when your item has been shipped and keeps you up to date on location.
  • Diversity of awards available.
Barbara Slay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

  • All colleges and universities have differences in the way scholarships are awarded at their schools. AcademicWorks listens to the individual needs of each college/university/scholarship provider and will either add system enhancements or help users to find ways to best utilize the system to meet their needs/requirements.
  • The AcademicWorks help desk is very good about support. They are timely in contact and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively.
  • AcademicWorks has worked closely with our IT Department to ensure that the imports and the system will work efficiently despite changes and updates.
  • Students need to only complete one application to be automatically matched to hundreds of scholarship opportunities. This is a very efficient use of the applicant's time and efforts to apply for scholarships.
Rhonda Seyfried | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Awardco

  • I would love if I could award points as a manager.
  • Ordering Amazon products directly from the Awardco site does not come with tracking for your items.
  • The products ordered directly from the Awardco site take a really long time to arrive at your home.
Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

  • Ability to personalize applications - we serve many companies, and we get requests all the time to use their logo, but we can't do that in AcademicWorks.
  • Selective reviews - some review committees don't want to review specific parts of applications, but we can't pick and choose which questions are reviewable for specific opportunities.
Rosisella Blakney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Awardco

Awardco 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Someone has always been available when I reach out or they will call me back in less than 24 hours if they aren't available when I call. If I have an urgent need to reach someone, there is always someone who is willing to help in the absence of my primary contact.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I lean on our centralized Foundation for support related to Blackbaud Award Management. However, any time I've had a question they couldn't answer, they were able to get the support quickly and efficiently. I give an 8, versus a 9 or 10, because our centralized office has had some requests in for changes to the system that have not been made. Some parts of the system are not working for our purposes, and we've asked for some changes that should be doable. However, the time it takes to get universal changes made is quite long
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Awardco

In the past, we have used sites like Coupa to order products & prizes for employees who we want to reward or who have earned prizes during competitions. We enjoyed the program, but there were many steps involved & many layers to go through. It was a time-consuming process to reward an employee, but now we don't spend any time at all on things like this since every employee has their own Awardco account.
Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

AcademicWorks is the first product I have used for scholarship management. I have heard of other services but have not have had personal experience with them.
Yma-Richel Nabong, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Awardco

  • Has fixed the employee complaint of more award diversity.
  • Has allowed for HR to award year of service awards virtually.
Barbara Slay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

  • We have seen improved consistency in review and award of scholarships.
  • We have seen a great increase in the number of annual applicants.
  • One stop shop for students so we feel it is very customer friendly as our students and their families are our customers.
Melonie Tyson Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

Pricing Details

Awardco

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Awardco Editions & Modules

Edition
Awardco EnterpriseVaries1
  1. Recognition program needs
Additional Pricing Details
Awardco Enterprise is priced fairly depending on your recognition program needs, and is often much lower than the industry standard. Our previous customers have found that they can use a portion of their previous recognition budget to implement and utilize Awardco, and the rest of the funds can be directed immediately back to their employees, thus rewarding them even more than before.

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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