Achievers Pricing Guide (Mar 2022)

Achievers Review
ITQlick Score: 90/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.8/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: Employee Engagement -> Achievers -> Achievers pricing
Ranking:Ranked 2 out of 89 Employee Engagement systems
Company: Achievers Corp.
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: Achievers review, Achievers alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Mar 21, 2022

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Is Achievers expensive?

Achievers is less expensive than the industry average.

When comparing Achievers to their competitors, on a scale between 1 to 10 (10 is the most expensive to implement), Achievers is rated 4. They offer few flexible plans to their customers, read the article below in order to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) which includes: customization, data migration, training, hardware, maintenance, upgrades, and more.

You can leave your info with us to get a free custom quote with a breakdown cost for your business needs.
You can also find here pricing information from Achievers's website.



Human Resources Software Products Price Range

HR software comes with different prices, which are usually determined by either number of employees or the number of users. Either way, HR software pricing ranges from $5–$15 and $16–$25 per employee per month; for most software, these prices are also set based on the robustness of the chosen package feature-wise, and they may not include fees for setup or training.

However, HR software that are priced based on the number of users may have slightly higher prices because, unlike ones with per employee prices, they do not require an organization to pay for every employee but, instead, employees that are actively using the software. For example, Conrep is priced at around $30 per user per month, while HRnest costs around $20 per employee per month. Another instance is HRnest, which costs $1 per employee, provided its paid in bulk for 35 employees each, and 2 feature plugins, which cost $40 and $60 respectively, must be paid for alongside.

In addition, HR software pricings are adjusted by most vendors, depending on the business size.

  • Small Businesses can expect around $5 for a single employee or nothing at all, as some software makes their basic HR features free for small workforces. Some examples are PeopleBookHR, Snappi, and IceHRM. At the same time, premium HR software like VAIRKKO Suite costs $1 monthly per employee, Optimity pricing is around $5 monthly per user, and Attendee HRM costs $28 per year to manage 28 employees.
  • Medium Businesses that need more robust HR software features can expect to pay between $5–$15 per employee. For instance, ICMIS Recruit costs around $6,000 per year to manage between 51–100 employees, Info:HR charges a one-time fee of $2800, and FingerCheck pricing is priced at $200 monthly for 50 employees.
  • Large Businesses can expect to pay less on a per-employee basis because the logic is the more the employee, the lesser the fee. However, the number of features and onboarding costs may cost more. For instance, FingerCheck costs $1,600 monthly for 500 employees and Britix24 $199 per month.

HR software best of breeds and their price ranges are as follows:

  • Applicant Tracking Software While some applicant tracking software are priced per job posting, businesses can, however, expect to pay between $19–$28, $28–$49, and $49 upwards per user, per month. For instance, Yahoo Indeed costs around $150 per month, Monster TMS costs $5,000 per year while Manatal pricing is charged at $15 per user per month.
  • Performance Appraisal Software Like most applicant tracking software, performance appraisal software pricing is based on a "per user, per month" basis. So, business enterprises can expect to pay between $1 to $4, $4 to $10, and $10 upwards. Note that the package type is also a determining factor for performance appraisal software pricing, as some packages have more features than others. The pricing of some performance appraisal software like Performly Talent starts from $2 monthly per user, Small Improvements from $5 per user per year, and AssessTEAM costs $1 monthly per user.
  • Onboarding Software Onboarding Software are also priced on a "per user, per month" basis. Users can expect to pay between $1 and $12 upwards. However, these prices are mostly for entry-level prices found on vendor website; more robust packages may be slightly higher, depending on the number of users. For example, Boardon costs $50 per month for a bunch of active users, EmployeeConnect $6 monthly per user, and WISP pricing falls around $50 depending on company size.
  • 360 Degree Feedback Software 360 Degree feedback products mostly have per month pricings. In this case, companies can expect to pay between $1 and $149 and above. Again, these prices depend on the number of features the vendor is offering. Examples are Click-360 costs between $7-$55 per report, SurveyLab $29 per month, and Bloomin costs $4 monthly per user.
  • Payroll Software The pricing for payroll products is usually divided into three tiers and priced per user per month. Enterprises can expect to pay between $1 to $5, $5 to $12, and above $12 per user, per month and depending on the tier. For instance, Payroll Mate is priced around $120 per year ($15 per month) and Payment Evolution Payroll costs $22 monthly per user. Alternatively, some payroll products have a one-time payment; examples are Accounting Xpert costs around $1,500 for one user, and Brightpay pricing is around $300.

What is the cost for Employee Engagement implementation?

When it comes to selecting Employee Engagement system, buyers are primarily concerned about the cost. In fact, it is the cost that determines whether a potential buyer would go with the product. True, there is no one-size-fits-all formula to determine the “worth” of a business application, but as a software buyer, you want to make sure you get the best value for your money, without having to dig a big hole in your pocket.

Understanding the exact price of a Employee Engagement system isn't easy as the overall cost of software includes the cost of a license, subscription fees, training, customization, hardware, maintenance, support, and other related services. It's essential to take into account all of these costs to gain an understanding of the system's "total cost of ownership."

What are the typical Employee Engagement pricing models?

There are primarily three common pricing models – Perpetual License, Subscription, and Commercial Open Source.

  • Subscription/Software-As-A-Service: - Not relevant for Achievers
    Under this pricing model, the system is accessed over the internet, as opposed to installed on-premises. The payment is made either on a per user basis or subscription basis. Ideally, customers are required to pay a recurring monthly fee until a specific period for using the tool. Subscription pricing model is more common with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps.
  • Upfront cost for customization and integration is less compared to perpetual license cost because there is not much flexibility with SaaS systems in this area.
  • Recurring cost is greater as customers are required to make monthly payments as a subscription fee. Additionally customers using premium support services must pay an extra fee.
  • All in all, the total cost of ownership in the both cases is almost the same and may span over a period of 7-10 years, though you may have to pay a higher perpetual license fee upfront. The total cost may vary from starter to mid range to enterprise level apps in both cases.
  • Perpetual license: - Relevant for Achievers
    A common pricing model for on-premise applications, perpetual license requires a customer to pay an upfront sum to own the tool or other intellectual property on-premises for a fixed term.
  • Upfront cost involves the fee for installation, customization, and integration with existing systems, besides perpetual license fee.
  • Recurring cost is low in this pricing model and may include the cost for updates, maintenance, upgrades, and patches. Some vendors do offer premium support services, which come for an extra price.
  • Commercial open source: Not relevant for Achievers
    The customer can acquire the system free of cost without having to incur any upfront license fee. As a customer, you’re solely responsible for the ongoing maintenance, upgrading, customization, and troubleshooting of the application to meet your specific needs. You are on your own for providing end-user support, since you are not locked in with a vendor-supplied system solution.

How much would it cost to customize Achievers? (and is it relevant)

If you need specific features in your system catering to your specific business requirements, the vendor will charge customization cost, depending on your needs and feature requirement. Ideally customization cost is more complex to calculate compared to licensing cost.

Some apps allow you to easily combine data from multiple sources, without any complicated query requirements, while some others can be embedded into different applications to provide enhanced reporting. If you seek products that support customizable dashboards and predictive analysis to identity possible trends and facilitate decision making, you may have to pay higher for all the customization features.

Additionally, the following factors may affect the cost of customization:
  • User interface changes
  • Configurable dashboards
  • Data elements required for tracking
  • Forms to collect additional data
  • Dashboard, management and operational reports that are needed.
  • Workflows and how complex they are
  • Forms to collect additional data
Here are some questions to answer: How much customization is needed? How many systems do you want to integrate to? Does your company work like industry standards or does it have its own customized processes? What kind of special reports are needed?

In order to calculate the cost of customization you can use the following estimates:

  • Minimal customization - integrate with 1-2 systems: $2,500
  • Standard customization - integrate with 3-5 systems: $10,000
  • Fully customized system - integrate with more than 5 systems: $25,000

What is the data migration cost of Achievers? Relevant for Achievers

Most companies opt for data migration services from a vendor, which raises the cost of product ownership. If you choose to transfer data on your own, you can avoid paying the cost of data migration.
Data migration cost depends on the amount of data to be transferred, your current software, availability of migration tools, complexity of data, and gaps between the existing system and the new system.

If your data is stored in Excel spreadsheets, then it may incur you a lot of time and money to migrate data from Excel.
By involving a business services provider in data migration, you are asking them to offer additional services, for which you may have to pay extra.

As a rule of thumb the cost of data migration depends on how many records you want to migrate. Records can include the number of customers, invoices, financial transactions, products, versions, etc. Here is a list you can use as a rule of thumb:

  • 1,000 records: $500
  • 10,000 records: $2,500
  • 100,000 records: $10,000
  • 1,000,000+ records: $25,000

What is Achievers's cost of training? Relevant for Achievers

As a buyer, you are required to pay extra for in-person training, though some vendors offer web-based solutions as part of the package. The cost may involve end-user training, video/self, group, department, and training the super users.

The cost is mainly derived from the approach that you select for your organization:
  • End-user training
  • Group/Department
  • Video /self
  • Train the trainer/super user

Here are some questions to answer: How many groups (different departments, usages, type of users) are needed?

In order to calculate the cost you can use the following estimates:

  • 1-2 Sessions: $500
  • 3-4 Sessions: $1,500
  • 5-7 Sessions: $2,500
  • 8-10 Sessions: $5,000

How Achievers pricing compares to alternative Employee Engagement solution?

When comparing Achievers to alternative systems, on a scale between 1 to 10 Achievers is rated 4
Achievers compete with other employee engagement systems like Kudos, Kazoo, and Bonusly. We will compare these employee engagement systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Achievers offers features like Platform, Science, Customer-centric, Built-in science, Easy for everyone, etc. Kudos offers features like Engaged Workforce, Reduced Turnover, Stronger Culture (available in all alternatives), Improved Performance, People Analytics, Inclusion & Belonging, etc. Kazoo offers features like Employee Experience Programs, Recognition & Rewards (available in all alternatives), Continuous Performance Management, etc. Bonusly offers features like Monthly allowance, Bonus feed, Engaging interface, Employee Feedback, Company Awards, Integrations, Analytics, Digital Signage, Manager experience, Mobile apps, etc.
  • Customers/Industries: Achievers has customers like McDonalds, Ericsson, Rogers, Kelloggs, Christus Health, coborns, PointClickCare, Meijer, etc. Kudos has customers like MTN, DHL Express, MU Health Care, Kronos, Werner Electric supply, Meals on Wheels America, kidspeace, Arch Insurance, etc. Kazoo targets Software Companies, Marketing & Creative Agencies, Enterprise Companies, and Credit Unions. Kazoo has customers like KIA, Meredith, Allianz, Hitachi, Kaiser, Trintech, LRW, Emmaus Homes, The Motley Fool, etc. Bonusly has customers like Hulu, ZipRecruiter, headspace, Surveymonkey, Chobani, inVision, Ordermark, baremetrics, MongoDB, Big Commerce, toast, Wrike, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Achievers is unavailable on its official website. According to ITQlick expert cost research, Achievers is cost-rated at 2.5/5. This means it is a low-cost employee engagement software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost. Achievers offer a free trial. The license cost information for Kudos is unavailable. Kazoo starts at $4.25 monthly per employee, billed annually. Kazoo does not have a free version and a free trial. Bonusly starts at $2.70 per user per month on an annual agreement and $32.40 per user per year, billed annually.
  • Cloud-based/On-Premise: Achievers and all its alternatives are cloud-based.
  • Popularity: Bonusly is privately held with 2,400+ companies building recognition-rich cultures with its solutions. Kazoo is also privately held and has helped more than 600 companies unify culture, reduce turnover, and increase eNPS scores. Kudos is privately held and supports Customers in over 80 countries.
  • Support: Achievers offers support channels like Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, and Chat. Kudos offers all the support channels of Achievers, including FAQs/Forum, and Phone Support. Kazoo offers an Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, and Phone Support. Bonusly offers Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat.

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.