Kudos - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

Kudos Review
ITQlick Score: 91/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.9/5)
Pricing: 5.2/10 - average cost
Category: Employee Recognition -> Kudos -> Kudos competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 12 Employee Recognition systems
Company: Kudos
Pricing: starts at $3 per user/month
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Kudos review, Kudos alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 19, 2022

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The major competitors for Kudos are Achievers and WooBoard.

Achievers provides a collaboration platform for employees and managers to share information about outstanding work, contributions as well as capabilities. All business initiatives are tied to corporate objectives with employees’ work being identified for best alignment with strategic goals. Recognition can be given by peers and superiors, with badges for superior performance, and rewards that include options for redemption from a large partner network or via a prepaid visa card as well.

Kudos on the other hand also provides an employee recognition platform with a number of similar features of Achievers. However the product includes endorsements by internal peers & managers, as well as by external customers. While it also has a collaboration platform, there are additional options for feedback, comments and announcements to improve engagement and recognition. Additionally the product is web based and accessible via mobile devices as well.

Then there is WooBoard which provides points based recognition systems that targets rewards based on task completion and target achievement. The product also utilizes gamification to encourage participation, social collaboration and team competition to improve performance while ensuring objectives are met. Employee recognition programs can also be customized to meet branding and business requirements with event based triggers to automate reward assignments.

While Kudos does not support these options currently it does offer integration with leading social media for greater social recognition. Additionally the product has business analytic tools with dashboards to track employee performance trends and identify the most effective rewards based programs.

Kudos alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Kudos that are worth checking out: Sigma Estimates for SMBs, YouEarnedIt for large size business, Hively for growing companies, and Motivosity for startups and SMBs.

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Kudos
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
$3 per user/month
Functionality
3
Review
Best for SMBs
Sigma Es...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$175 per user/month
Functionality
21
Best for Enterprise
YouEarnedIt
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$4.25 per employee/month
Functionality
4
Growing
Hively
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$15 per month
Functionality
5
Review
Free version
Motivosity
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
79/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$5 per person/month
Functionality
3

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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.