Kudos

Kudos

Peer to Peer Recognition, Employee Engagement and Rewards

4.9/5 (399 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
US$3,00/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
4.9/5
99% positive reviews
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Brandon S.

Kudos has helped us all remember (and reward) our important employee contributions.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/03/05
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

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brian C.

Easy to use with tons of support if you need it

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/06/27
Review Source: Capterra

Kudos has been exceptional in bringing a higher level of employee recognition to our organization. It is already used much more often than previous recognition platforms we've attempted. People have been having fun with Kudos and it has been very warmly welcomed. Any of the problems we've had with Kudos has been easily rectified. I would definitely recommend Kudos to anybody looking for a recognition platform for their organization.

Pros

Kudos is a great platform for recognizing associates. It is extremely intuitive and easy to use, I was able to learn the platform quickly and easily with a minimal amount of support from Kudos. Anything that was difficult to learn was easily researched on Kudos' help pages. Even though I was able to learn the platform with a minimal amount of support, Kudos was there every step of the way with any help that I may need. The support was very responsive and if there was anything they needed to research and get back to me, I would have answers generally within 24-48 hours. The rep has been amazing in making sure I feel like I always have a connection to Kudos to quickly take care of any issues.

The software is very easy to learn for our associates, it is set up similarly to other social media sites which help ease users into it. The rewards are also extremely easy to use with a very fast response, our associates love being able to cash in for a reward and get it nearly instantly.

Cons

The only problem we've had is likely just related to how our organization is set up. We would love a way to set a flag on certain individuals so that they can not receive points (such as setting our upper management to be unable to receive points, we want to save our point funds for the associates), but at the same time we want upper management to still receive Kudos. There are work-arounds for this, but it would be nice to have a simple flag you can set on certain users. I would also enjoy the ability to be able to customize the point values on the Thank you, Good Job, Impressive, and Exceptional Kudos; but again, this was very easy to work around.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tyson G.

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

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/03/06
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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Amos O.

KUDOS FOR KUDOS

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/08
Review Source: Capterra

Being a user of Kudos, the experience has generally been positive and exciting, kudos has totally changed the way people in my organization say thank you, appreciating you using kudos feels more different and feels more rewarding than when somebody just tells you thank you verbally, i feel like every month comes with a gift in form of kudos points.
One negative thing i would love to note is that kudos is loosing meaning because now for someone to send you kudos, you must equally be willing to send the same amount of kudos points to the back to the person who sent you their Kudos points, that makes it feel like its a batter trade not an appreciation. for example, one comes to you and tells you i have 50 Kudos points, if you also have 50 kudos points, lets exchange, To me that ceases to be an on spot appreciation or a way of saying thank you but it becomes a batter trade where you exchange something for something.

Pros

The software helps you recognize and appreciate a colleges good work on spot in a more rewarding way.
The Software equally acts as a chatting platform i.e after sending a college Kudos, someone has a provision of where to leave a comment thus creating a chatting platform where two or more people can leave or exchange congratulatory messages.
The software also has privacy features that is to say one can choose to send kudos but make the message private. you could be sending kudos to your girlfriend with the same company so the privacy feature helps make your conversation private.
The notification messages like the birthday notifications, how long you have been working in the company etc are also one feature i love.

Cons

1) Few rewards to redeem, sometimes you have the points but no rewards to redeem that is to say there are limited options of rewards to redeem
2)Some rewards don't make you feel the value of your hardly earned kudos points.
3)The colours on the site are a little too bright to a naked eye.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Heather H.

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

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/03/07
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Kudos Pricing

Starting from
US$3,00/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
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Self Service
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

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: US$3,00/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 Profit, 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

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