Why choose Karma
over Praise?

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.


What's the difference between
Karma and Praise? What's right
for me?

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.

  • Set up the account

    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.

  • Reinforce company values

    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.

  • Create rewards

    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.

  • Give recognition

    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.

A more diversified alternative
to Praise

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.

Custom values
B-day notifications
Personal profile for each employee
Customizable bot responses
Onboarding video guides
Budget control flexibility
weekly/daily dashboard period
Leaderboards by groups
Leaderboards by company values
Channel recognition
Distribution of the bonus for the selected period
Self-balances karma
Free trial

Ready to get started?

If you're ready to get started with Karma bot, simply add it to your MS Teams. You can also reach out for a free demo.
Add Karma bot to MS Teams
30-day free trial secured by Stripe

Why people choose Karma

Karma bot privacy policy

Effective date: Oct 18, 2022

Sliday Limited ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://karmabot.chat website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://karmabot.chat


  • Service

    Service is the https://karmabot.chat website operated by Sliday Limited

  • Personal Data

    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

  • Usage Data

    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Cookies

    Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

  • Data Controller

    Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.

    For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

  • Data Processors (or Service Providers)

    Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.

    We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

  • Data Subject (or User)

    Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Sliday Limited uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Sliday Limited legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

Sliday Limited may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

Sliday Limited will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Sliday Limited will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside New Zealand and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to New Zealand and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Sliday Limited will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Sliday Limited may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Sliday Limited may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Sliday Limited
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

"Do Not Track" Signals

We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Sliday Limited aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Sliday Limited relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

  • Mixpanel

    Mixpanel is provided by Mixpanel Inc

    You can prevent Mixpanel from using your information for analytics purposes by opting-out. To opt-out of Mixpanel service, please visit this page: https://mixpanel.com/optout/

    For more information on what type of information Mixpanel collects, please visit the Terms of Use page of Mixpanel: https://mixpanel.com/terms/


We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: