Awardco vs. Kudos®

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Awardco
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Amazon are available through Awardco for rewards and recognition. Awardco has partnered with Amazon Business to bring millions of reward choices, lower vendor fees and dollar-for-dollar recognition spend to organizations. The vendor boasts more choice, more capability, and less spend, in a simple platform.N/A
Kudos®
Score 6.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Kudos® is an employee engagement and recognition platform, that harnesses peer-to-peer recognition, casual rewards, values reinforcement, and open communication to help organizations boost employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve culture, and drive productivity and performance.N/A
Pricing
AwardcoKudos®
Editions & Modules
Awardco Enterprise
Varies
Recognition program needs
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AwardcoKudos®
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAwardco 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.Kudos® pricing is based on the number of users and the length of the contract. Plans start with a minimum of 500 users.
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Bonusly
Bonusly
Score 8.7 out of 10
Bonusly
Bonusly
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Achievers
Achievers
Score 7.4 out of 10
Achievers
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
AwardcoKudos®
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AwardcoKudos®
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.
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Kudos®
Kudos is especially useful and helpful during project deployment where team members can be awarded kudos and appreciation and motivation for their team efforts in meeting milestones and targets. In some instances, the reward types or gifts may seem irrelevant to some departments in certain regions or my company' operations in other parts of the African continent.
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Pros
Awardco
  • Every employee has an account.
  • There are multiple ways to use your points.
  • All points are stored in one place & easy to find.
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Kudos®
  • One of the most useful aspects of this tool is that it allows you to save the profile of each of the employees individually and to be able to track their activities and give them the recognition they deserve.
  • Another useful feature of "kudos is that the system allows you to assign badges to each profile based on their job performance.
  • I also really like that the platform has a dedicated portal for employees. In which they can see their badges, recognitions and awards obtained for their efforts.
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Cons
Awardco
  • I would like the system to be able to send email notifications to more than the employee and the HR Manager. It would be great if we could include the manager and the GM as well. Now I just forward the message to the others.
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Kudos®
  • Rewards take a long time to be given out, but this I would put on the company's policy.
  • From my own perspective on a mobile phone, it's not so smooth like on desktop, like searching for a colleagues name sometimes is difficult.
  • Sometimes email notifications take too long to come, or they don't even come at all.
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Support Rating
Awardco
I am giving a "middle of the road" rating of 5 because I don't have experience with Awardco support. I have never had to reach out to the support team for anything, so I don't have any substantial feedback in this particular area. The program is so easy to use, so I've never needed to contact the support team.
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Kudos®
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Alternatives Considered
Awardco
I have only used a few other award programs and selections have been extremely limited. There is nothing worse than receiving a catalog with 10-15 items to choose from and you don't really want any of the items. It is even worse when the company spends two to three times the cost on a gift that can be purchased elsewhere for much, much less. The employee has an idea how much something costs and as a result feels like the company didn't appreciate them by giving an inexpensive gift. Awardco gifts are dollar for dollar.
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Kudos®
I used to work at a company called Sparc that developed its own in-house platform called Teamphoria. It was great software that coupled a lot of the same features as workday but also with a recognition system. Essentially it allocated certain types of recognition levels per month, 1 platinum, 5 gold, 20 silvers, where each was worth a drawing ticket. At the end of the month, someone would be drawn from that pool based on their received recognition and then receive a gift card. However, some abused this system and devalued its purpose and inflated the meaning behind it. Kudos seems to do a good job by having a direct point/monetization system which isn't up for random chance. This can help even incentivize employees to go above and beyond, getting them to work harder since they are receiving recognition for it.
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Return on Investment
Awardco
  • We are a company that thrives on competition & rewards. Awardco has helped us simplify that rewards process, and it's much easier for us as we create competition prizes.
  • Our employees are much more engaged in the competitions because they know they will win points that can be used on just about anything.
  • Since we've started using Awardco we have hit record numbers in sales in a month.
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Kudos®
  • Incentivizes employee to work harder.
  • Helps with thanking our employees for jobs well done without having just a normal "Thank You."
  • Allows the employees to use kudos for company SWAG or items they may need in their lives and it's all possible to get thanks to KUDOS.
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ScreenShots

Awardco Screenshots

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