Thinking about Motivosity? You’ll miss a lot

Purchasing power parity
No breakage fees
Pre-loaded donations
Robust swag integration
Search functionality
Google Play app
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6 features make Bonusly superior to Motivosity

Robust analytics

It’s easy to keep your teams moving in the right direction when Bonusly surfaces team connections, participation trends, and recognition frequency in real-time.

Search functionality

Want to search recognition by topics, employees, dates, and more? Find information in one click! Use filtered recognition for better management and mentorship, and address recency bias in employee reviews.

Purchasing power parity

Employees across your company deserve equitable rewards. At Bonusly, no matter where your employees work, the buying power of their points is roughly equivalent.

Free trial

We believe that connecting and celebrating employees should be a must-have for all organizations. And we know Bonusly does it best. That's why we invite you to experience its power through a free trial.

50+ donation options

Instead of choosing gifts for themselves, some employees donate their points as cash to a cause they love. With 50+ donation options to choose from, there’s a charity for everyone.

No breakage fees

We’re so confident you’ll love Bonusly that we make it easy to leave if you’re not happy. There are no penalty fees for breaking your contract early. (But we know you’ll stay!)

Bonusly is fun to use, easy to navigate, and builds high performing cultures.

Why Motivosity falls flat


Participants find the platform hard to use.

Some Motivosity participants find it difficult to search old posts, find specific topics, or participate on the platform. For example, it may be hard to tell if they’ve already liked something, and some participants aren’t able to tag a person who provides them with feedback without giving that person reward dollars. 

“There are certain buttons that are hardwire[d] into the system that we are unable to change to fit our internal language. Also, integration with other systems does not seem easy.” Verified User in Retail, Enterprise-level, on G2


Customers regularly experience tech problems.

In addition to poor communication features, customers experience outright tech glitches. There are plenty of examples of this. From snags in setting 1:1 dates, to technical problems that leave people unable to offer thanks, to producing monthly reports that don’t contain the expected data, and journal functions that “don’t seem to work properly,” the issues are wide-ranging. Some users describe the platform—and the mobile app— as “clunky.”

“Has glitches almost weekly. Sometimes [I] have to close out and try again the next day.” Heather L., Mid-Market level on G2


Reviewers complain about one of Motivosity's key features: coaching.

It’s tough to coach without the right data! Reviewers’ complaints range from simple search issues that make it tough to add coaching feedback—like difficulty in searching for or adding to entries—to more complex issues, such as a lack of targeted channels. Some reviewers wished the items in the “Coaching” feature were editable or that the “Manager coaching” component could accommodate customized changes. One user still gets reminders to coach their old team, though they’re no longer listed as direct reports.

“It seems to have some technical glitches where it will erase or reset the information you input. This can make it hard to create consistency with coaching if you can't go back and forth while filling [it] out.” Colby H., Small Business reviewer on G2

Meanwhile, here’s what customers say about Bonusly on G2:

One of the best vendors I have ever worked with

"Honestly, I love everything about Bonusly, starting with the stellar customer service to the attention to detail of our integration and the personalized service they offer. The customer success team is a pleasure to work with, no matter the size of your team. The integration resource package was excellent"

Gabriela P.
Global Team PM, Mid-Market
Great recognition tool for positive company culture!

"Bonusly allows co-workers to recognize each other and award each other for little things (like a job well done) to big things (Birthdays, promotions, work anniversaries)."

Lisa B.
Senior Accountant, Mid-Market
Great tool for employee retention

I like how we're able to see who has received recognition and how easy it is to recognize other people on the team. It's straightforward to select the amount to send to the person, why you're giving it to them and the hashtags associated to why you're recognizing them.

Chris K.
Streamlining Recognition and Rewards

Bonusly is a game-changer for employee engagement. With an intuitive interface, personalized recognition, flexible rewards, real-time analytics, and seamless integration, it fosters a positive workplace culture. It's not just a tool; it's an indispensable asset in cultivating a motivated and engaged workforce

Elliot T.
Technical Systems Analyst, Mid-Market
Recognition at Work

"The most helpful feature of Bonusly is the reporting analytics. I can easily see who is using it, who needs a little recognition, and it allows us to calculate our quarterly award winners for core value representation."

Amy W
Founder & CEO, Small-Business
Fun way to maximize recognition within the workplace

"I really like that it encourages us to give kudos to people within the workplace that really make an impact. Whether its simply helping me with something, or jumping in to help a whole team, we can reward those that do a lot for our company..."

Dillon S.
Great Morale Booster

"Allows everyone to show gratitude in a genuine and meaningful way. The reward boosts are really a bonus to the kind words and appreciation from colleagues."

Taylor K.
A great application to praise your colleague's work

"It's fun, it's a great way to be thankful and recognize your colleagues for the great work they do, and what I like about Bonusly is that amount of companies they work with to redeem gift cards or donating money. I would also thank Bonusly for the ease of use, it's very user friendly."

Charlie M.
Makes it amazingly simple to say thanks or make a shout out!

"Using Bonusly is super simple and quick to use. It clearly spells out how you want to make a shout out, and within seconds you are done!"

Nick K.
Great way to spread kindness & generate a great team culture!

"I think it's fantastic that the point can be redeemed with SOOO many different options from gift cards to donations to charity there is something for everyone to gain by using their points each month and wanting to get points to redeem!"

McKenzie H.
R&D IT Recruiter, Mid-Market

Explore our customers’ success stories

If you're looking to achieve high levels of engagement, consistency across teams, and an exceptional ROI out of a total rewards platform Bonusly is a must-have.

David Gulley

Senior Director of People Operations and Compliance

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"Bonusly helped us increase cross-departmental recognition, which has had a major impact on collaboration throughout the company.”

Kate Ciechomski

PM Recognition & New Hire Success

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"Bonusly worked wonders for team morale during the fast growth and uncertainty of acquisition and the quick move to remote work during the pandemic."

Nicole Pigeon

Customer Support Services

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"We’ve seen a 15% increase in recognition sentiment in our employee engagement survey."

Gabi Tofani

Talent Management Lead

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"Bonusly Kept Us Together When We Couldn’t Be Together"

Luis Jimenez

People Engagement

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"Bonusly is core to our recognition program and a thoughtful way to connect the work of our employees to the value they deliver for our customers."

Becky Cantieri

Chief People Officer

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"Bonusly has been a GAME CHANGER. It's quickly become an essential part of our success in working as a distributed team and creating more visibility around small wins!"

Lindsey Kampmeier

VP of People & Culture

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You're going to love Bonusly

(Sadly, there is no free trial with Motivosity.)

4 reasons Bonusly outshines the competition

Teams achieve more

Why it matters: How do high-performing teams achieve their goals time and again? They regularly land wins for their company by being highly efficient and results-oriented. 

How Bonusly delivers: The right conditions—including regularly receiving recognition that aligns with company values—lead to improvements in efficiency, results, and motivation. 

How the competition lags behind: They’re not as adept at creating conditions that help individuals and teams produce top-notch work. (That’s why their participation rates aren’t as high as ours.)

Admins save time

Why it matters: Don’t let HR leaders be distracted from strategic initiatives by administrative tasks! Your teams will save time in a recognition platform that has supercharged workflows. 

How Bonusly delivers: Only Bonusly’s best-in-class solution can save your HR team hours on administration every week. Move fast right out of the gate with a platform that’s always straightforward and easy to use.

How the competition lags behind: Poorly designed platforms will waste hours of your team’s time, instead of automating tasks like Bonusly.

Retention reigns

Why it matters: Voluntary employee turnover is common today, but it’s expensive and destabilizing. Strong employee retention is a golden ticket in today’s market.

How Bonusly delivers: Bonusly’s culture of recognition contributes to people feeling valued and appreciated company-wide. That helps prevent employees from walking away. 

How the competition lags behind: Other platforms don’t pay enough attention to the link between a top-shelf recognition program and lowering turnover rates. It’s an oversight that affects you.

Collaboration is easy

Why it matters: When efficiency and productivity co-exist, teams produce higher-quality work. Both are enabled by better collaboration.

How Bonusly delivers: Tear down the silos and let your teams do incredible work together! Bonusly fosters partnerships and a sense of belonging, which helps collaboration flourish.

How the competition lags behind: Our competitors lean into top-down rewards. Sadly, they miss out on the collaboration that happens when employees connect vertically and horizontally.

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