Kudos® Expert Review, Pricing, Alternatives - 2022

Rodrigo Vázquez Mellado
HR and B2B software analyst & advisor, tech writer, musician
May 16, 2022
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Kudos Versus the competition

Aside from the fact that they snatched one of the best possible names for an employee recognition platform, Kudos® have paired their software with additional employee engagement functionality and a consulting offering for companies that need extra help.


Kudos Review

Kudos¬Æ's platform is specifically designed to engage employees through peer to peer recognition, that can also include employee rewards. Recognition sent within the Kudos¬Æ platform is tied to company values and qualities, reinforcing your culture and enabling deep data insights into the health of your workplace culture. In addition to software, they offer consulting services.

Who shouldn't buy Kudos

The folks at Kudos® are very serious, nearly obsessed even, about all things privacy and security. They want their users to feel 100% confident that their information is safe & sound.

Kudos Customers

ATCO, Bulgari, Arch Insurance, KidsPeace

Kudos Stats

  • Up to 36% improvement in employee retention
  • Used in over 23 industries in 80 countries
  • Available in 11 different languages

Kudos Key Features

  • Peer-to-peer social recognition
  • Extensive rewards catalog
  • Awards, badges, & certificates
  • Years of service and birthday tracker 
  • Video recognition
  • Feedback loops
  • Manager and enterprise reporting
  • Social Hub
  • Native mobile applications (Android & iOS) and Kudos¬Æ TV

Kudos Pricing

Custom pricing is available upon request.

Kudos Key Integrations

  • Chat & Collaboration: Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Sharepoint, Skype, and Slack
  • SSO: ADP, Azure AD, Okta, LinkedIn, and many more
  • User Provisioning: ADP, BambooHR, Workday, Paylocity, & more
  • Browser Extensions: Brave, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox
  • For everything else, they have the Kudos¬Æ API and you can even request new integrations through their chatbot.

Kudos Implementation

Kudos® is a cloud-based platform that integrates into many other existing business software solutions including Microsoft Teams,Microsoft Outlook, Slack, and more. Implementation services are provided by Kudos® to ensure a smooth technical setup and effective business adoption.

Kudos Customer Success

  • One-to-one customer support provided to all customers calls
  • Support is provided via online channels (eg. Zoom calls, support tickets, in-app live chat)
  • ISO 27001 Certified Infrastructure
  • SOC 2 Certified

About Kudos

Kudos Alternatives

Reward Gateway is an employee engagement platform (SmartHub) that combines employee recognition, surveys, communication, discounts (instant vouchers and cashback offers), and analytics in a single solution.
Nectar's employee recognition and rewards platform is best for companies with 50-500 employees who want a high engagement peer to peer solution with great analytics and rewards built in.
Bucketlist helps HR teams to engage employees through a customizable rewards and recognition platform that easily integrates with the apps your employees already use like Slack, Teams, Outlook.
Motivosity combines 4 products (Connect, Recognize, Lead, and Listen) into a single platform that helps teams stay happy, connected, and motivated.
Kazoo combines continuous performance management, employee recognition, rewards, and engagement surveys into one powerful platform to help you improve employee experience and by extension, company culture.
Assembly helps small and midsized companies to acknowledge employees so they can build a strong culture and reduce employee churn through peer to peer recognition.
Not only is Guusto a top-rated (and free) recognition & rewards SaaS provider, they actually donate 1 day of clean drinking water for every gift sent.
Workstars provides companies with a dynamic platform for highly customizable recognition programs for their employees.
They’ve been quick to adopt a remote-first approach to team recognition, helping you send gifts to employees, customers, or prospects to their home, for instance.
As an employee experience platform, Cooleaf empowers companies to engage and motivate their staff by capturing employee sentiment using pulse surveys, performance incentives, and bringing employees together with recognition and virtual activities.
They simplify rewards, recognition, and incentives thanks to their Amazon Business integration which gives them access to a huge number of employee rewards.
Bonusly is easy to use and set up, comes with a large rewards catalog, and is simply a great peer-to-peer recognition platform.
WeGift is a smart solution for distributing gift cards at scale. They stand out for providing access to 700+ brands, bulk discounts of up to 25% off, and the ability to reclaim unspent value on expired gift cards.
Workvivo is an employee engagement platform that lets you harness the power of your enterprise social network to make recognition and rewards more visible.
Gifted is completely free, easy to set up, lets people choose their gifts, and features automated & timed gifting.
Blueboard is a one-stop-shop to create personalized and meaningful rewards for employees, most in the form of real-life memorable experiences.
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