Kudos Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kudos

Peer to Peer Recognition, Employee Engagement and Rewards

4.8/5 (41 reviews)

Kudos Overview

Kudos is a corporate social network and peer-to-peer recognition system designed to engage your teams with enhanced communication, collaboration, appreciation, and recognition. Kudos is simple, scalable, flexible, effective and affordable. We service clients that range from 100 to 20,000 users in over 80 countries and 30 verticals. If you care about your team, culture, and communication - Kudos can work for you. To learn more about Kudos check out our website or give us a call.

Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Czech, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Kudos Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
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Kudos has helped us all remember (and reward) our important employee contributions.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/5/2018
Review Source: Capterra

More employee engagement, visibility into employee traits, and more workplace fun.

Pros

Kudos' web-based application makes it easy and fun for employees to thank each other, and we've had great success integrating it into our existing Employee Rewards program. We reviewed five similar employee incentive websites, and Kudos definitely had the best interface, reward options, and price. With Kudos, employees are allotted a predetermined amount points every first of the month. You give these points -- tied with a number of present qualities -- to teammates in a public or private post. That feature (along with the reporting) gives us valuable insight into what kinds of things people are getting recognized for over time. But the most important points-related aspect is that you can't spend points unless you receive them from others giving you thanks/kudos. So, everyone has separate giving and spending balances in this system. Spendable points quickly accrue towards a number of digital gift cards for venues like Amazon.com, but we've also created custom, company-specific rewards like time off or vending machine coins for free food and drinks. Kudus even automatically gives points for employee birthdays and work anniversaries. I also like that Kudos is being updated with new features and fixes every month or two, including things I thought about or suggested. There are many more features and benefits to mention here; you'll just have to take a demo to see it in action.

Cons

There isn't much that I don't like about Kudos. Some of the backend features are put in places you wouldn't expect, so the website could be more intuitive. Also, there really isn't a good way to correct points given in error, whether the points were given to an unintended person or the points were the wrong amount.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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Nothing short of an exceptional experience! Our team is in loving with having Kudos.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/6/2018
Review Source: Capterra

More customizing options for the pages feature, but not really a con. I've found a work around by creating custom graphics with my preferred images and fonts and uploading. Very easy to read on mobile phones which is so nice! This has become our company "go to" for resources such as our benefit program overview.

Pros

The program is incredibly user friendly and availability on all platforms: computer, mobile, Gmail build in, and more. We have employees with language barriers that can use the program with ease! The program has connected our company and solidified our core values of team. With hotels spread out our province, all the teams can come together to recognize, share best practices, and celebrate success. It has also helped me get to know our team and helps our ownership group stay involved with day to day news. One of the customer rep, from the beginning, has been incredibly helpful and efficient. Kudos Support help answer any questions I have so quickly and properly. Not to mention, I have given multiple improvement requests which have come through shortly after! Kudos truly cares and we feel valued... most importantly, our team feels valued having this incredible tool to recognize and communicate with each other. I would not hesitate to recommend Kudos to any other organization.

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Excellent. From the demo through the implementation and beyond the customer service has been awesome

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 3/7/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

This has been a huge improvement over our last employee recognition program. It was nearly barbaric in comparison. Imagine having to physically write a thank you on a card! In actuality, we made the decision to move because we have five locations and the physical cards took so long to get to staff between branches. I think we lost a lot of meaning in the recognition. Now as soon as the good stuff happens staff can thank their co-worker and everyone can see it immediately.
KUDOS has been an easy transition for staff. Because the majority are familiar with social media the idea of the "wall" and "postings" is simple to relate to. I appreciate the ability to customize how many points each person can give. For instance, I have one manager with 1 employee and another with 20. Or if we put out a cross-marketing incentive I can increase the management KUDOS allotment to allow for extra points.
Staff have been redeeming for gift cards, but they have also enjoyed the custom rewards. We added in things such as logo wear, PTO days and sweet treats. Who wouldn't love to come in to a little dessert once in awhile!
I love the full scope of reporting that KUDOS offers. This has been instrumental in showing Senior Management the positive engagement that we are seeing. I hope to implement individual KQ's into our performance management process soon. I haven't taken advantage of the survey options yet, but that is next in exploring all the things that KUDOS offers.

Cons

Nothing that I can think of. I would love if they would look at implementing a performance management feature in the future.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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Company culture

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/1/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Kudos has become a part of our company culture- ways to recognize employees on a regular basis, opportunities for others to see what is going on throughout the company and come together for fun events throughout the year.

Pros

The ease of use for employees, the ability to recognize employees from your desk or mobile phone!

Cons

There are some features that we would like to customize, but currently there isn't that flexibility. However, if you put in your request with Kudos, they are great about finding ways to make it happen!

Response from Kudos

Hello!

It's really great to hear that Kudos has become a part of your company culture! It's really rewarding to know that it's making a difference to your work day. :)

We're working on a ton of cool features and functionality that will give you more control over aspects of Kudos. Stay tuned and be sure to keep sending us any feedback you have on Kudos! We love hearing from you!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
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Excellent Product that Keeps Improving with the Times

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/4/2018
Review Source: Capterra

A lot of the team members work in remote locations so the tool is an excellent way of bringing remote workers closer together to replicate an office environment.

Pros

Ease of use for staff members to share praise. This is very valuable to our team!

Cons

It may be cool to have this as an APP that can be more readily pinned to taskbar for faster praise and easier use.

Response from Kudos

Hi Sarah,

It's awesome to hear that you're finding Kudos so easy to use! We're also daily Kudos users, so we appreciate how important it is that it be user-friendly and intuitive.

That's a great idea to have an app for desktop/laptop computers! There are a couple of ways that we can make Kudos more accessible; have you tried the Kudos browser extension? It allows you to send and receive Kudos in your browser without needing to go to your Kudos page. This is great if you spend a lot of time in your browser. Our extension is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. You can grab the extension by visiting https://support.kudosnow.com/hc/en-us/articles/203808586-Using-the-Kudos-Browser-Add-on

You could also create a shortcut to your Kudos page on your desktop and place it on your Taskbar. This would open Kudos in your preferred web browser whenever you click it.

Hopefully one of those options helps! Remember that we're always here to at [email protected]!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Kudos Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

➤ Kudos Basic: $3 per user per month + set up fee
+ Employee-to-Employee Recognition
+ Basic Admin & Reports
+ KudosRewards™ Online Store
☛ and more

➤ Kudos Plus: $5 per user per month + set up fee
Everything in basic plus:
+ Manager-to-Employee Recognition
+ Full Admin & Reports
+ SAML 2.0 Single Sign On
+ SCIM User Provisioning
+ Integrations
☛ And much more

➤ Kudos Enterprise: Quoted on as required.

Discounts available based on size of organization and contract term.

Kudos Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Employee Portal
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Self Service
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Time Off Requests

Additional information for Kudos

Key features of Kudos

  • 360 degree feedback
  • API
  • Activity dashboard
  • Administrative reporting
  • Attachments, Comments, Hashtags & Mentions, Stickers & Emoji
  • Automated Birthday & Service Gifts/Notifications
  • Custom Look, Feel & Theme
  • Custom Pages, Announcements & Widgets
  • Customizable Badges & Certificates
  • Customizable Rewards Catalog
  • Deep Analystics - Point & Reward Reports
  • Directory & User Profiles
  • Employee Feedback
  • Employee alignment
  • Employee portal
  • Employee profile
  • Employee reward programs
  • Engagement Leaderboards
  • Engagement analytics
  • Organization Values & Behaviour Alignment
  • Peer to Peer and Manager to Peer Recognition
  • Recognition management
  • behavior tracking
  • eGift & eCredit Cards

Benefits

Kudos can help you address key issues that effect your business and help you drive performance through the power of appreciation and communication.

  • Kudos can help improve morale with more timely and frequent recognition.
  • Kudos can help your team feel more valued, appreciated and empowered.
  • Kudos can help you improve retention, reduce absenteeism and improve productivity.
  • Kudos can help you build your culture, communicate your key messages and reinforce your core values.
  • Kudos can help you save money and time with our simply, intuitive SaaS solution

  • Kudos FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Kudos.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kudos offer?

    Kudos offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $3/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    ➤ Kudos Basic: $3 per user per month + set up fee
    + Employee-to-Employee Recognition
    + Basic Admin & Reports
    + KudosRewards™ Online Store
    ☛ and more

    ➤ Kudos Plus: $5 per user per month + set up fee
    Everything in basic plus:
    + Manager-to-Employee Recognition
    + Full Admin & Reports
    + SAML 2.0 Single Sign On
    + SCIM User Provisioning
    + Integrations
    ☛ And much more

    ➤ Kudos Enterprise: Quoted on as required.

    Discounts available based on size of organization and contract term.

    Q. What are the main features of Kudos?

    Kudos offers the following features:

    • 360 degree feedback
    • API
    • Activity dashboard
    • Administrative reporting
    • Attachments, Comments, Hashtags & Mentions, Stickers & Emoji
    • Automated Birthday & Service Gifts/Notifications
    • Custom Look, Feel & Theme
    • Custom Pages, Announcements & Widgets
    • Customizable Badges & Certificates
    • Customizable Rewards Catalog
    • Deep Analystics - Point & Reward Reports
    • Directory & User Profiles
    • Employee Feedback
    • Employee alignment
    • Employee portal
    • Employee profile
    • Employee reward programs
    • Engagement Leaderboards
    • Engagement analytics
    • Organization Values & Behaviour Alignment
    • Peer to Peer and Manager to Peer Recognition
    • Recognition management
    • behavior tracking
    • eGift & eCredit Cards

    Q. Who are the typical users of Kudos?

    Kudos has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Kudos support?

    Kudos supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Czech, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kudos offer?

    Kudos has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Kudos support mobile devices?

    Kudos supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Kudos integrate with?

    Kudos integrates with the following applications:

    BambooHR, Microsoft Azure, Okta, OneLogin, Slack, Workday Human Capital, Yammer, Zendesk, Zendesk, miniOrange

    Q. What level of support does Kudos offer?

    Kudos offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support