|Employee size||51-200|| 2-10
|Geographical presence||USA, Europe, South-east Asia, Middle East, Australia||Canada|
|Go-live time||0-7 days||0-7 days|
|Target Company size||Small, Mid and Enterprise||Small, Mid and Enterprise|
|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.
| • Only rewards related feed & announcements. No other feed possible.
• Limited announcement access controls.
• Send recognition with points, badges, images, gifs only.
• Attachments supported only in announcements.
• No rich 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.
| • Receive notifications on email/mobile app/web browser for recognition,rewards & announcements only.
• No to-do action list.
|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.
| • No celebrations or life events sharing.
• Automate only birthday, anniversary, onboarding rewarding.
|Search||Easy global search for content, groups, users, messages, documents, files, audio/video, employees, mentions and tags etc.|| Feature not available.
|Reward Funds Management|| • Manage reward budgets and funds.
• Share funds with different teams.
• Manage funds with reports and access controls.
| • Manage company, bonuses, reward celebration budgets.
• Budget sharing is not possible.
|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.
| Feature not available.
|Anonymous Feedback|| • Collect or give anonymous feedback on different dimensions.
• Measure sentiments and feedback cohorts.
| Feature not available.
|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.
|| Feature not available.
|Values & 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.
| • Values and hashtags can be configured.
• No smart reports and filters.
|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.
| • Complex awarding and workflow is not possible DIY.
• No jury or milestone awards functionality.
• No bulk rewarding option.
|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.
| • Campaign functionality available.
• Templates readily not available.
|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.
| • Only display of leaderboard with bonuses given/received.
• No rule engines for gamification can be set.
• Custom campaigns available.
|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 & import users, bonuses, rewards data from or to 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 feed, participation, rewards & redemption, campaigns.
• No custom filters or nudges.
|Custom Configurations|| • Email Templatization for custom branding.
• Configurable access controls.
• DIY Whitelabelling of colors, landing page, logo etc.
• Custom reward workflows.
| • DIY Whitelabelling of colors, landing page, logo only.
• Limited access controls.
|Third-party Integrations||Integrate with HRMS, HRIS, SSO, SFTP, SAML. Can integrate with Slack, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, Yammer on demand.|| Feature not available.
|DIY & Self Serve enabled||Free trial, Fully DIY, Set up guides, Resources.|| Free trial, DIY
|Developer APIs & Marketplace Apps|| Ready Developer APIs and relevant marketplace apps.
|| Feature not available.
|Mobile App & Web||Android, iOS & web access.|| Android, iOS & web access.
|Login||SAML,SSO, ADFS, Okta, One login and more integrations.|| Only on demand.
|International Languages||Architecture to support any global language.|| Only English.
|Security|| • Audit logs.
• GDPR, ISO 27001 compliant.
• Local deployment and Hybrid cloud facility.
| Not sure.
|Support|| • Guaranteed 99% up-time SLA.
• Dedicated account manager.
• 24/7 Chat/Bot support.
• Email/Phone support.
• Implementation and onboarding support.
• HR consulting partner support.
| • Email/phone support.
• Implementation support.
|Resources||Blogs, e-books, videos, community, helpcentre, webinars, workshops, trainings.||Blogs, videos, whitepaper, webinars.|
|Catalog|| • 20000+ Global catalog with Nonprofit donations, Perks, Giftcards, Experiences, Cash cards, Catalog personalization and Omni channel rewarding(email/SMS/App).
• More than 75 countries covered.
• Different currency and geographical taxation support.
|Limited Catalog with donations, giftcards, cash-outs, custom options present in few countries.|
|Pricing|| • $3 to $5 per user per month for SMB.
• Free trial with fully DIY.
• Custom pricing for enterprise.
| • $3 per user per month.
• Free trial, DIY.
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.
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