Bonusly vs. Motivosity
Let’s start with a high level comparison:
Bonusly is the #1 employee recognition solution for building high-performing teams. Companies choose Bonusly when they want to make it easy for employees to recognize each other no matter where they work. Your teams will save time in an employee engagement solution that’s efficient, effective, and enjoyable.
Motivosity is a conventional employee recognition platform.
Thinking about Motivosity? You’ll miss a lot
6 features make Bonusly superior to Motivosity
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.
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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.
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:
"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"
"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)."
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.
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
"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."
"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..."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
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“It's helped bridge the divide between departments. We typically don't interact with one another, other than on a Monday morning call when we do a week in review, so it's been great to see what each department is working on and how it has positively impacted our company.”
"I used to spend up to five hours per week managing points and rewards manually. Today, I spend next to no time on the process, apart from the time I spend recognizing others. Bonusly has lifted an enormous burden from my shoulders."
“It's been a total game-changer for our company's employee recognition efforts! The platform's user-friendly interface makes it accessible to all team members, and the diverse range of rewards — from gift cards to charitable donations — caters to individual preferences, showing genuine care for employees.”
"The accounting department really likes Bonusly because we can distribute rewards quickly without the headache of ensuring we have the right amount in the correct currency. We have integrations set up so it's pretty seamless and self-sustaining."
“Anytime a co-worker helps make the client journey easier by jumping in and helping out on a call, I can reward them by @ing them, adding the amount I want to send, and then using a work-related hashtag such as #vestedinclientsuccess, #resultsdriven, #teamfirst”
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.
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.