Empuls vs Motivosity

Empuls

The Bottom Line

Tons of control over how your recognition program is setup, but excessive for those who need something simple.

Motivosity

The Bottom Line

An easy-to-use recognition platform whose interface can be off-putting, but its performance management and employee satisfaction tools could be a good fit for some.

How It Works

Empuls

Create pre-defined pieces of recognition that users can distribute, each with its own specific givers, recipients, approvers, point value, and budget. Points from awards can be used to purchase gift cards.

Motivosity

Users are given a certain amount of Motivosity bucks every month to give recognition to other users. Earned bucks can be spent on gift cards or linked directly to a physical Motivosity debit card.

The Good

Empuls

  • 30-day free trial
  • Configuration options give complete control over your recognition program
  • Very good international rewards options

Motivosity

  • Easy to use for average user
  • Globally accepted Visa card linked to a user’s earnings
  • Majority of help articles accompanied by video demonstration

The Bad

Empuls

  • Has a learning curve that makes it easy to misconfigure something
  • Limited support options
  • Gift cards are the only reward option

Motivosity

  • Outdated user interface
  • Limited report filters and export options
  • Very few pre-made HRIS integrations

Pricing

Empuls

$2-$4 per user per month, depending on the the plan and if paying monthly or annually.

Motivosity

Free for non-monetary recognition, $5 per user per month for monetary recognition.

Setup & Onboarding

Empuls

Free trial makes it easy to get started, but the complexity of budgets and awards makes going through their sales and onboarding process more appealing.

Motivosity

Limited setup/onboarding assistance and in-app guidance.

UI & UX

Empuls

Empuls homepage

Modern, if unremarkable look. Navigation is mostly easy and users have personalized homepages.

Motivosity

Motivosity homepage

Outdated interface that can be a bit cluttered, but easy to use.

Reward Catalog

Empuls

Hundreds of gift cards with plenty of international options.

Motivosity

Gift cards, "ThanksMatters" Visa debit card linked to your earnings balance.

Integrations

HRIS

Empuls

Gusto, Zoho People, Freshteam, Keka, custom HRIS integrations via SFTP

Motivosity

BambooHR, Workday, custom HRIS integrations via SFTP

SSO

Empuls

OneLogin, Okta, Azure, custom SSO integrations

Motivosity

Okta, ADFS, custom SSO integrations

Common Tool Integrations

Empuls

Microsoft Teams, Slack, Facebook Workplace

Motivosity

Microsoft Teams, Slack

Additional Integrations

Empuls

N/A

Motivosity

N/A

Analytics & Reports

Empuls

Good data visualizations with filters and pivot points to adjust the data, but overall very basic.

Motivosity

Basic set of reports, graphs, and filters.

Support

Empuls

Primary support channel is email. Help center covers entire platform, but lacks depth.

Motivosity

Primary support channel is email. Phone support available during standard business hours.

Extra Features

Empuls

Any user can send feedback survey requests. Admins can send company-wide surveys. Mobile apps for Android and Apple.

Motivosity

“Lead” is Motivosity’s suite of performance management tools. “Listen” lets you gather and manage survey feedback from users. Has Apple & Android mobile apps.

The Bottom Line

Empuls

Tons of control over how your recognition program is setup, but excessive for those who need something simple.

Motivosity

An easy-to-use recognition platform whose interface can be off-putting, but its performance management and employee satisfaction tools could be a good fit for some.