Kudos vs Qarrot

Kudos

The Bottom Line

A flexible platform with an emphasis on peer-to-peer recognition and some impressive analytics, though the extra features feel akin to a corporate social network.

Qarrot

The Bottom Line

Employee recognition software that focuses on the fundamentals, which makes it easy to implement and use, but also very limiting.

How It Works

Kudos

Users are granted points based on their job title, which can be used to give four types of recognition. Points are refreshed at the start of every month, but users can also give non-monetary recognition. Earned points can be exchanged for gift cards.

Qarrot

Recognition can be peer-to-peer or manager-to-employee and monetary or non-monetary. Giving points reset weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Earned points can be redeemed for gift cards.

The Good

Kudos

  • Extensive help center
  • Great reporting and analytics
  • Good flexibility for peer-to-peer programs

Qarrot

  • Simple software
  • Quick to implement
  • Very low maintenance

The Bad

Kudos

  • Can’t adjust points associated with recognition
  • Few charity options and rewards for international users
  • Few chat integrations and limited API

Qarrot

  • Limited settings and configuration options
  • Very few HRIS integrations and custom integrations require the Enterprise plan
  • Single sign on options require the Enterprise plan

Pricing

Kudos

Custom quotes and no public pricing, but we’ve seen quotes in the range of $2.50-$3.00 per user per month.

Qarrot

Basic plan for $59 flat fee. $3 per user per month for premium.

Setup & Onboarding

Kudos

After signed agreement in place, a client onboarding specialist helps you setup and onboard your users.

Qarrot

Simplicity makes it easy to quickly implement. Can schedule a quick 1-hour onboarding session with Qarrot and be ready to go.

UI & UX

Kudos

Kudos homepage

Stripped down interface with a clean aesthetic – not flashy, but not boring. Easy navigation though there is a small learning curve for admins.

Qarrot

Qarrot homepage

Basic interface, but not unappealing. Pain-free navigation thanks to minimal options and settings.

Reward Catalog

Kudos

Gift cards, charitable donations

Qarrot

Gift cards, charity donations

Integrations

HRIS

Kudos

Workday, BambooHR, ADP, SAP, Paylocity, custom HRIS integrations via SFTP

Qarrot

BambooHR, custom HRIS integrations via SFTP

SSO

Kudos

Okta, OneLogin, Azure, Google, custom SSO integrations

Qarrot

Custom SSO integrations

Common Tool Integrations

Kudos

Slack, Microsoft Teams

Qarrot

Slack, Mircosoft Teams

Additional Integrations

Kudos

N/A

Qarrot

N/A

Analytics & Reports

Kudos

Diverse, powerful set of analytics and reporting features.

Qarrot

Very basic reporting.

Support

Kudos

Chat, email, and weekday phone support. Strong library of help articles that cover basics and advanced topics in great detail.

Qarrot

Chat, email and basic help center articles.

Extra Features

Kudos

“Spaces” feature used for storing shared resources and communications across the company. “Albums” feature to share photos across the company. Apple and Android mobile apps.

Qarrot

Can create “campaigns” around any measurable objective and award points to anyone who reaches the set goal(s).

The Bottom Line

Kudos

A flexible platform with an emphasis on peer-to-peer recognition and some impressive analytics, though the extra features feel akin to a corporate social network.

Qarrot

Employee recognition software that focuses on the fundamentals, which makes it easy to implement and use, but also very limiting.