|Communities & Groups|| - Create groups based on teams, departments, interests, projects etc for effective communication, celebrations, task management and collaboration.
- Share and manage work, information, social interactions, likes, comments etc like any workplace social media application.
|Feature not available.|
|Feeds & Announcements|| - Feeds visible at group level. Feeds have access controls rights to enable or disable various options.
- Send & share recognition with awards/value cards/greetings/hashtags.
- Profanity filters & report abuse features.
- Post,likes, comments, edit, share, delete options.
- Share announcements to specific person or teams or company.
- Rich file management with access controls.
- Attach documents/files, GIFs, images, video, audio, links, hashtags, e-cards, value-badges and more.
| - Allows only recognition feed.
- Send, share recognition text with value tags.
- Like, high-five, comment on recognition shared.
- No attachments, reporting or file management.
|Chat/voice bot|| - Chat one to one or in a group.
- Chatbot to answer any questions related to the product, any features or workflows.
- AI enabled bot for intelligent actions on the platform.
|Feature not available.|
|Notifications & to-do|| - Receive notifications on email/mobile app/web browser for all actions like comments, celebrations, mentions, tags, surveys, feedbacks recognition, announcements, events & rewards.
- A filtered to-do action list to remind on pending actions.
| Notifications for recognition activity /awards.
|Greetings, celebrations & value cards|| - Greet instantly with configurable greeting e-card options.
- Celebrate life events like marriage, new joinee, retirement, baby shower, work anniversary and more.
- Custom celebrations, events, and festivals can be configured and automated DIY.
- Recognize values and behaviours exhibited.
| Only Anniversary notifications display.
|Search||Easy global search for content, groups, users, messages, documents, files, audio/video, employees, mentions and tags etc.||Only employee search.|
|Reward Funds Management|| - Manage reward budgets and funds.
- Share funds with different teams.
- Manage funds with reports and access controls.
| - Manage company, award budget.
- No budget sharing.
|Engagement Pulse Surveys|| - Pulse surveys to measure employee engagement.
- Fill rate, nudges and reminders.
- Actionable insights through tables and graphs.
- Benchmarking with respective industry data.
- Build with top behavioural scientists and experts.
- Configure frequency, cadence, audience, and intervals.
- Actionables for key insights from the surveys through rewards, recognition, communication and other features.
- Access to top independent consultants and consulting firms for execution.
| - Engagement pulse survey to measure engagement.
- No actionable insights.
- No benchmarking.
|Anonymous Feedback|| - Collect or give anonymous feedback on different dimensions.
- Measure sentiments and feedback cohorts.
| No anonymous feedback collection.
|Custom Survey Templates|| - Ready templates on employee onboarding, L&D, Hiring, Exit, Diversity & Inclusion, and other similar employee lifecycle events.
- Draw insights from reports.
- Templates build with top consulting firms in each area of expertise.
- Build or use own templates if required.
| - Templates for Pulse survey, eNPS only.
- Build own templates
|Value & Behaviour Recognition|| - Configure values and behaviours as per the organization.
- Appreciate/Recognize/Award/Reward people for showing good values and behaviours.
- Intelligence and reports with different dimensions.
| - Recognize peers with value tags and points, behaviour bonuses for wellbeing.
|Nomination Workflows|| - Different rule engines for award nominations can be configured as per your organizational needs.
- Configurations are self serve and DIY.
- Any permutation or combination is possible to build these nomination rules like inter-department, inter-location, inter-teams, reporting structures, approval structures etc.
| - Rule engines are limited, can only define some combinations.
- Configurations are not DIY.
|Complex rewarding types|| - Simple to any kind of complexity can be handled in rewards.
- Commonly used reward templates like Peer to Peer, Team, Spot, Jury, Value based, Milestones, Service, Monetary, Non-monetary awards are available.
- Any new template can be custom made as per company requirements directly from the platform.
- Approval workflows can be configured directly from the platform.
- Option to reward in bulk or individually.
|Peer to peer, team, manager based, custom awards only.|
|Occasion & Festival gifts|| - Run un-limited campaigns for various occasions and festivals with elegant e-cards, templates & funds.
- Common examples are Birthdays, Anniversary, Mother's Day, New Year, Diwali, Christmas and many more.
- Scheduler for deffered gifting.
|No custom/automated campaigns for occasions.|
|Gamification|| - Gamify using leaderboards, milestones, awards and badges.
- Advanced rule engines can be built for gamification based on company requirements.
- Campaigns based on fitness, health, performance, targets can be easily managed with game elements and reports.
|Fixed Wellness rewards. No configurations or rule engines.|
|Award certificate|| - Attach certificates for any reward.
- Certificates can be customized as per company brand guidelines DIY.
|Feature not available.|
|Export & Import data||Export or import CSV or xls files for users, rewards, gifts etc directly or through third party systems like HRMS, SFTP etc.|| Export reports to csv.
Import user data, recognition in csv.
|Reporting and Analytics|| - Reports on feeds, groups, engagement, gifts, rewards, influencers, funds, surveys, conversations etc.
- Different views, graphs and filters.
- System generated nudges based on data intelligence.
| Reports on recognition sent/received, survey participation activity.
|Custom Configurations|| - Email Templatization for custom branding.
- Configurable access controls.
- DIY Whitelabelling of colors, landing page, logo etc.
- Custom reward workflows.
|Third-party Integrations||Integrate with HRMS, HRIS, SSO, SFTP, SAML. Can integrate with Slack, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, Yammer on demand.|| Integrate with HRIS, SSO, collaboration tools.
|DIY & Self Serve enabled||Free trial, Fully DIY, Set up guides, Resources.|| No free trial or DIY.
|Developer APIs & Marketplace Apps||Ready Developer APIs and relevant marketplace apps.|| No open APIs and marketplace apps.
|Mobile App & Web||Android, iOS & web access.|| Android, iOS & web access.
|Login||SAML,SSO, ADFS, Okta, One login and more integrations.|| SAML, SSO.
|International Languages||Architecture to support any global language|| Supports 6 languages.
|Security|| - Audit logs.
- GDPR, ISO 27001 compliant.
- Local deployment and Hybrid cloud facility.
| SOC 2, GDPR complaint.
Certified data centres.
Empuls Helps HR leaders, CHROs, and CXOs to effortlessly execute key activities such as award workflows, budget automation, industry endorsed surveys, and OKRs. With key features such as communication feeds, messaging, groups the software equips employees to engage meaningfully with their peers, and proactively participate in building a culture of collaboration, while staying motivated and aligned. Watch out this space for more such comparison blogs.