Bonusly vs Guusto

Bonusly

The Bottom Line

A peer-to-peer recognition platform in a beautiful, sleek package that's easy to use, but lacks configuration and customization options.

Guusto

The Bottom Line

Accessible to all, but the lack of integrations and international rewards makes it impractical for some.

How It Works

Bonusly

Users get a monthly allowance of points to award to other users. Allowance points are refreshed every month and do not roll over. Earned points can be redeemed for gift cards or charitable donations.

Guusto

Users are divided into teams, each with its own admins, settings, and program configuration. In teams with monetary recognition, users can redeem their points for gift cards.

The Good

Bonusly

  • Very slick and attractive interface
  • Good suite of integrations
  • Easy to use and low maintenance

Guusto

  • Has a free tier
  • Recognition can be sent to users outside of the company
  • Very flexible platform

The Bad

Bonusly

  • Limited analytics
  • Some countries have few reward options
  • Very limited configuration options

Guusto

  • Few integrations
  • Very few international rewards merchants
  • Limited reporting, no analytics

Pricing

Bonusly

$2.70-$5.00 per user per month, depending on your plan and if you pay monthly or annually.

Guusto

$0-$3.00 per user per month, depending on the plan and if paying monthly or annually.

Setup & Onboarding

Bonusly

Free trial makes it easy to get started and trials come loaded with sample users, sample data, and a setup guide to familiarize yourself with the intuitive platform. Larger companies can benefit from implementation services.

Guusto

Their free plan allows anyone to get started, though there are many configuration options and little hand-held guidance. Custom onboarding packages are also available.

UI & UX

Bonusly

Bonusly homepage

Very modern, polished interface that prides itself on being easy to use. Navigation and use is a breeze for all users.

Guusto

Guusto homepage

Not particularly polished, but gets the job done. Admins may find they need to reference help articles or contact support to figure out some things.

Reward Catalog

Bonusly

Hundreds of gift cards and dozens of charities. Can integrate with AXOMO to offer company-branded swag.

Guusto

Gift cards, can submit any charity to have them donate on your behalf

Integrations

HRIS

Bonusly

BambooHR, Workday, Namely, Gusto, Zenefits, custom HRIS integrations via SFTP

Guusto

Custom HRIS integrations via SFTP

SSO

Bonusly

Okta, Onelogin, custom SSO integrations

Guusto

Okta

Common Tool Integrations

Bonusly

Slack, Microsoft Teams

Guusto

Microsoft Teams

Additional Integrations

Bonusly

Open API

Guusto

N/A

Analytics & Reports

Bonusly

Limited account analytics arranged in easy-to-read charts and graphs. A small handful of default reports that can be exported as CSV files.

Guusto

Only the basics, limited graphs

Support

Bonusly

Chat and email are primary channels along with limited phone support. Availability is 9am-9pm Monday-Friday. Help center covers basics well, but isn't particularly comprehensive.

Guusto

Primary support channel is chat, email also available, help center doesn't cover features in higher-level plans.

Extra Features

Bonusly

Signals feature lets you send surveys to collect feedback from your employees. Has Apple and Android mobile apps. Can connect to digital signage to show homepage feed on external displays.

Guusto

Android and Apple mobile apps.

The Bottom Line

Bonusly

A peer-to-peer recognition platform in a beautiful, sleek package that’s easy to use, but lacks configuration and customization options.

Guusto

Accessible to all, but the lack of integrations and international rewards makes it impractical for some.