About Kudos

Unlock employee potential through recognition with Kudos®. Clients in over 80 countries have built thriving cultures using this simple, scalable SaaS solution. Reduce turnover, improve culture and drive productivity and performance.

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  • Free Trial
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Key benefits of Kudos

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
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom , Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French , Greek, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

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    Features

    Total features of Kudos: 62

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Benchmarking
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Content Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Questions
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Recognition Software
    • Employee Reward Programs
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Feedback Management
    • For Cloud
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HR Management
    • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
    • Mention Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • Nominations
    • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Personalization
    • Progress Tracking
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Question Library
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recognition Tracking
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Rewards Catalog
    • Rewards Management
    • Rewards Points
    • Search/Filter
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Recognition
    • Summary Reports
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Training Management
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (774)
    Value for Money
    4.7/5
    Features
    4.7/5
    Ease of Use
    4.8/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great for Employee Engagement

    Reviewed on 30/01/2020

    Very positive. I'm very confident that this tool will help us build a more positive culture and a...

    Very positive. I'm very confident that this tool will help us build a more positive culture and a new way to put focus on employee recognition.

    Pros

    It's structured like a social feed and very easy to use. Minimal training required and implementation and customization was very simple. Powerful tool for increasing employee engagement and building a culture of recognition.

    Cons

    I wish it supported GIF files and had a way to set up points activities that users could claim, but other than that it's great!

    Alternatives Considered

    Bonusly

    Reasons for Switching to Kudos

    Kudos was much more affordable and had virtually all of the same features. It also puts more emphasis on the core values and qualities that you want employees to demonstrate vs. the number of points sent from user to user.
    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Recognition made easy

    Reviewed on 08/04/2019

    I love it, I use it everyday and recommend its use to everyone irrespective of your job level.

    I love it, I use it everyday and recommend its use to everyone irrespective of your job level.

    Pros

    The structure and ease of use has allowed me to very easily recognize my peers , leaders and staff. The integrated dashboards also creates competitiveness which makes it even more fun.

    Cons

    The software needs to have some build in moderation to identify "fake" recognition's. An exceptional category gets selected with the contents saying thank you.

    Sean
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    High Employee Engagement

    Reviewed on 22/08/2022

    Kudo's is a fantastic tool for our employees and will be a 100 in my book once we can establish a...

    Kudo's is a fantastic tool for our employees and will be a 100 in my book once we can establish a secure API to automate our employee data sync.

    Pros

    The product is easy to use for our managers and employees alike. It affords first line managers and non-manager employees an avenue to provide recognition to the employees that deserve it. It has really helped boost moral and improve employee incentive.

    Cons

    We historically used an SFTP site to download the employee data set and this has presented some issues that we are hoping to resolve by establishing API's. However the security requirements of the healthcare industry has made this transition problematic. We are working through them.

    Kathy
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Insurance
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Kudos Use at Arch

    Reviewed on 22/07/2022

    I like the program and Kudos is easy to use. The ability to give someone a Kudos or just a message...

    I like the program and Kudos is easy to use. The ability to give someone a Kudos or just a message of thanks for a job well-done is important. A lot of times we get busy and can't always communicate directly so this platform lets us stay in touch.

    Pros

    I like the ease of moving around and finding what I need. It's easy to use, find the employee, grant the recognition and even select emoji's or pictures to make it fun.

    Cons

    The difference between Award and Recognition seems to confuse everyone, including myself. Award to me means someone is receiving something and Recognition means sending a message of thanks or something similar. These seem to be backwards to me but over time I've figured it out.

    Sunshine
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy Tracking & Rewarding

    Reviewed on 20/07/2022

    Pros

    It’s super easy to use and fun. You can notice someone’s actions and share immediately. Plus the points get turned into things you may really want from retailers.

    Cons

    We have had a few issues with surveys but that’s not a huge reason we use it.

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    Kudos FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Kudos.

    Kudos offers the following pricing plans:

    Contact us for pricing. Kudos® pricing is based on the number of users and the length of the contract. Plans start with a minimum of 500 users.

    Kudos has the following typical customers:

    501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Kudos supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

    Kudos supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Kudos integrates with the following applications:

    ADP Vantage HCM, ADP Workforce Now, Azure Active Directory, BambooHR, Bitium, Firefox, Google Chrome, LinkedIn for Business, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Okta, OneLogin, Paylocity, SAASPASS, SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite, Slack, Workday HCM, Zendesk Suite

    Kudos offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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