When choosing a recognition platform for your organization within Microsoft Teams, it is crucial to carefully assess the available options and make a well-informed decision. If you are interested in comparing the functionalities of the Praise and Karma recognition platforms, this article aims to provide you with vital information to help you make a knowledgeable choice.
Praise and Karma are both recognition apps that aim to promote positive feedback and acknowledge the efforts of employees. However, there are certain differences between the two products that make each unique in their own way.
In terms of recognition channels, Praise offers recognition through channels and private chats using modal windows. On the other hand, Karma provides recognition channels primarily through tagging people in channels and utilizing a Karma chatbot. This allows users to connect their recognition with company values using trigger words.
Customization options play a significant role in both products, but they differ in their level of flexibility. Praise allows users to customize the recognition provided by choosing the value and color of the card. In contrast, Karma offers more extensive customization options such as choosing the color of the card, adding animations, and customizing the bot responses.
When it comes to the user experience, Praise offers a simple feed with recognitions, without providing personal profiles for users. On the other hand, Karma provides users with personal profiles that include charts, activity tracking, and achievements. This feature enables employees to have a comprehensive overview of their recognition activity and progress.
In terms of reporting, Praise lacks this feature entirely, while Karma offers colorful reports that provide deep insights into team performance. These reports can be valuable in understanding the impact of recognition efforts and identifying areas for improvement.
Pricing and rewards are also areas where these products differ. Praise is a built-in app that is free to use and does not include rewards for employees. Conversely, Karma charges a nominal fee of $1 per user and allows managers to set up rewards and their corresponding values. Employees can collect Karma points and redeem rewards based on the options provided.
Furthermore, Karma offers an interactive leaderboard that displays achievements and recognition across the entire organization, individual groups, and company values. This feature motivates employees and fosters healthy competition within the organization. Praise lacks this leaderboard functionality.
For customization and branding purposes, Karma allows users to add branding details and customize the chat bot according to their preferences. Praise, however, lacks this branding capability.
Lastly, the ability to set up birthday notifications is another feature that sets Karma apart from Praise. Providing birthday notifications allows for personalized recognition and fosters a positive work environment.
By utilizing Karma, users can effortlessly merge their recognition endeavors into the MS Teams platform, eliminating the hassle of switching between multiple applications. Moreover, Karma simplifies the recognition process by managing all the required configurations directly within the MS Teams environment, removing the need to establish a separate profile.
The Praise feature is an integrated application that does not require any additional sign-up process. It seamlessly operates within the existing workspace, automatically adding all participants as eligible users. This means that everyone within the workspace can readily access and utilize the Praise functionality without any extra steps or account setup.
With Karma, you have the option to connect company values with recognition, offering leaderboards that filter recognition points according to various company values. This functionality allows for a more comprehensive range of employees to be recognized, ensuring that their contributions and commitment to the organization's fundamental principles are acknowledged and appreciated.
The Praise feature provides users with a range of preset values to recognize and appreciate their outstanding accomplishments or notable occasions. Regrettably, presently there is no provision to customize or incorporate specific company values into the available options.
Karma provides a diverse selection of rewards, including the special ability to create team rewards, fostering employee interaction and collaboration. With Karma coins that never expire, users can gradually accumulate them and redeem for valuable and desirable gifts.
Praise feature lacks the capability to gather and redeem rewards for users. This means that while users can acknowledge and appreciate their peers' achievements through Praise, there is no system in place to convert these acknowledgments into tangible rewards.
With seamless integration into MS Teams, Karma enables effortless recognition within any channel and among all participants. Users can utilize trigger words and associate company values with each recognition, promoting a culture of appreciation and cultivating shared values throughout the organization.
Users have the flexibility to give recognition both in any channel and private chat. While there is an option to select multiple individual users for recognition, there is no functionality to recognize a group or an entire channel simultaneously. Recognition can be given through a special modal window, which offers users the ability to customize the value and color of the acknowledgment card.
In conclusion, Praise and Karma both offer recognition apps, but they cater to different preferences and organizational needs. While Praise provides a simple and free recognition system, Karma offers more features such as personal profiles, comprehensive reporting, rewards, leaderboards, customization options, and the ability to set up birthday notifications, albeit at a nominal cost.
Effective date: Oct 18, 2022
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