BHN Rewards vs. Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BHN Rewards
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
BHN Rewards (formerly Rybbon) is a solution for sending, tracking, and managing digital rewards programs. BHN Rewards enables users to incorporate automated rewards to boost engagement, increase response rates, generate brand recognition and loyalty, and motivate employees.N/A
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Submittable offers tools to launch, measure, and grow social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, Submittable partners with users to make a difference. The vendor states Submittable has supported over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications, and that teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of 14 days.
$10,000
per year
Pricing
BHN RewardsSubmittable
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BHN RewardsSubmittable
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
BHN RewardsSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(6 ratings)
9.0
(83 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(79 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BHN RewardsSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
Blackhawk Network
I think Rybbon is a very good choice for a UX or Market research team. It's generally easy to use, easy to send gifts to almost any country, and their customer support is great. The only real weakness is in the reporting and dashboard. You'll have to do pretty much all of it in Excel. So unless that's very important to you, I can't really think of a better option than Rybbon.
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Submittable
Submittable is great for grant management, grantmaking, and scholarship awards. It's a very useful tool also when there are multiple reviewers and committees involved in the assessment of the application. The table feature is helpful, but to download the information in a usable report is a pain. Overall a very useful tool for funding.
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Pros
Blackhawk Network
  • Rybbon makes it easy to offer gift cards for survey responses
  • Rybbon's integration with survey platforms like Qualtrics are a major plus
  • Gift cards can be international, very important for any global company
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Submittable
  • Form-logic: Allows application forms to adjust based on answers to crucial questions (if-then-else) so that all applications don't have to see extended questions that may not apply to them or their situation.
  • Messaging Platform: This platform allows interactions with applicants or internal review teams to be associated with the specific submission, allowing for an easier, complete view of an application being considered and as an audit trail.
  • Good Voting/Polling Management: It makes it easier to record the latest vote/feedback from assigned team members and allows customization of the vote/feedback review as a form. It also summarizes the votes for easy review in a submissions dashboard view.
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Cons
Blackhawk Network
  • The main dashboard is not very useful for tracking your activity and spending
  • Website didn't seem super reliable. Would see downtime occasionally.
  • You can export reports to Excel but better built in reporting would be nice
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Submittable
  • We are some of the earliest users of employee volunteerism, so there have been some things to work out. However, because of that, we've gotten a lot of one-on-one support to help make minor tweaks to the system in a way that works for us.
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Likelihood to Renew
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We use this software annually to help with our grant processes. Without it, I'd be so lost! Our team relies on the data from our past years to sift applications and we try to prioritize those who have applied and been a finalist but perhaps didn't win in years prior
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Usability
Blackhawk Network
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Submittable
A submittable requires a great deal of thought to set up. It would be best if you really did an outline and flowcharting. Once you have a detailed plan and set up the system, you have to think of the process that you would manually do step-by-step to deal with the what-ifs; it’s beautiful. The ability to Clone events is invaluable. The onboarding can be complex, but the ease of use afterward is worth it.
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Reliability and Availability
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have thankfully never experienced an outage nor been affected by a technology issue on Submittable's side that has delayed our grant process. We have instead been able to distribute over $6M in donated dollars to AAPI small business owners because Submittable is trustworthy and available
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Performance
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We've had a quick and efficient submittable experience that has always been easy to use. When we need a report it downloads within seconds, even the larger reports are 30 seconds or less to download. Pages are quick to load and reports complete in a more than reasonable time frame
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Support Rating
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I think that they are good at answering our questions and solving our problems. We occasionally get reports from applicants about problems the Submittable team has not solved, but I do not know what the applicant has done to get the problem solved.
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In-Person Training
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have been using this for many years but my memory is that we had a
human walk us through how to use basic features. We also used the
resource library to learn about specific topics or issues as they came
up.
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Online Training
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
10/10 because we were able to meet virtually and still get all of our questions answered! Online was effective too because we could easily record the sessions and review them later. Since we had to onboard our reviewers virtually, it was actually convenient that this was the same method we learned how to use the entire program virtually too.
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Implementation Rating
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
I would say, provide Submittable as much detailed information on your planned use of the platform and your desires with the platform as possible, and the implementation will be tailored to accommodate your organization with minimal lag time and issues/problems.
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Alternatives Considered
Blackhawk Network
Both are good products, I honestly have no complaints with either of them. Rybbon's integration with Qualtrics is a definite plus.
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Submittable
Submittable isn't in the same league as these other platforms. It's trying to get there but it's been a rocky road. Neither customer support nor the account people we've dealt with at Submittable seem particularly knowledgeable about how the product actually works for foundations and can't provide detailed recommendations for how to use the product more effectively. The decision to use Submittable was made before I came on board. We are moving to another platform next year, probably SmartSimple.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
As I said earlier, it is frustrating when new features are introduced and we hear about them on the quarterly check-ins, only to find they come at an additional cost. I think new featured should be grandfathered into existing contracts and then renegotiated.
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Scalability
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We were happy to use this for many projects, but sometimes it can be hard to filter for a specific applicant and see how many of our projects and grants they have applied to without filtering by project. We're also hoping to have the feature added where reviewers can only see one project at a time if they don't have clearance to view all of the projects
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Professional Services
Blackhawk Network
No answers on this topic
Submittable
Very professional
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Return on Investment
Blackhawk Network
  • Using the paid plan where you pre-pay fees up front definitely saved us money in the long run
  • It's a lot quicker and more manageable than using PayPal or Amazon gift cards
  • Their support team has probably also saved us time by helping recipients who have trouble redeeming cards instead of us having to do it
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Submittable
  • Time is money! Submittable has eliminated many tasks I used to do manually, thus freeing my time for other work.
  • Decreased support calls and emails from applicants- Our applicants are able to successfully access and apply for our grants.
  • No internal IT support needed to use this platform. That team is able to focus on their larger business projects and needs.
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ScreenShots

BHN Rewards Screenshots

Screenshot of The BHN Rewards account dashboard tracks overall rewards program, and monitors the incentives budget -- including refunds for unclaimed rewards.Screenshot of BHN Rewards is transparent and provides visibility into campaigns in one central portal, allowing it to scale to users needs as a program grows. It provides real-time status updates on all reward deliveries.Screenshot of When there are recipients in multiple countries, BHN Rewards' Smart Global Rewards can automate delivery of rewards in each location. BHN Rewards detects the recipient's country and automatically offers a curated list of rewards available there and converts them to the correct currency.Screenshot of BHN Rewards can customize the rewards email and redemption page with the user's own branding and messaging. Rewards emails are delivered from the user's own authorized domain, rather than a spoofed address.Screenshot of BHN Rewards connects with many of the survey, research, and marketing tools, including Microsoft Teams, Marketo, HubSpot, SurveyMonkey, and Qualtrics.