|Employee size||51-200|| 501-1000
|Geographical presence||USA, Europe, South-east Asia, Middle East, Australia||Europe, USA, Australia|
|Go-live time||0-7 days||15-60 days|
|Target Company size||Small, Mid and Enterprise||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.
| Recognition, award, celebrations feed only.
|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.
| Recognition, award, feedback notifications, reward notifications on email, app.
|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.
| • Community celebrations.
• Celebrate service, milestones and life events.
|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.
| Create company award point budget.
|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.
| No anonymous feedback.
|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.
|Recognize values, behaviours with point based awards.|
|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.
|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, service, milestone, bulk rewarding available.
|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 campaigns.|
|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.
|Feature not available.|
|Award Certificate|| • Attach certificates for any reward.
• Certificates can be customized as per company brand guidelines DIY.
|No award certificates.|
|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.
|| Import user data in excel, csv.
Export user data 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.
| Recognition patterns, influencers, outlliners reports.
|Custom Configurations|| • Email Templatization for custom branding.
• Configurable access controls.
• DIY Whitelabelling of colors, landing page, logo etc.
• Custom reward workflows.
| • Whitelabelling.
• Custom program.
|Third-party Integrations||Integrate with HRMS, HRIS, SSO, SFTP, SAML. Can integrate with Slack, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, Yammer on demand.|| Integrate with HRMS.
|DIY & Self Serve enabled||Free trial, Fully DIY, Set up guides, Resources.|| Free trial, DIY, Set up resources.
|Developer APIs & Marketplace Apps|| Ready Developer APIs and relevant marketplace apps.
|| No open APIS and market place apps.
|Mobile App & Web||Android, iOS & web access.|| Android, iOS & web access.
|Login||SAML,SSO, ADFS, Okta, One login and more integrations.|| SAML.
|International Languages||Architecture to support any global language.|| Supports few major languages, 30+.
|Security|| • Audit logs.
• GDPR, ISO 27001 compliant.
• Local deployment and Hybrid cloud facility.
| GDPR complaint.
|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.
| • 24/7 support.
• Email/phone support.
• Resources pdf.
• Implementation support.
|Resources|| Blogs, e-books, videos, community, helpcentre, webinars, workshops, trainings.
||Blogs, whitepaper, videos, webinars, podcasts, events.|
|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.
| Brand merchandise, giftcards, travel.
|Pricing|| • $3 to $5 per user per month for SMB.
• Free trial with fully DIY.
• Custom pricing for enterprise.
| • Free version.
• $4 per user per month: team leader.
• $9 per user per month: Hr leader.
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 for this space for more such comparison blogs.
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