Workstars vs Alternatives

The smallest details make all the difference


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FEATURES
Workstars
Agency / Reward Fulfillment
SME SaaS Vendor
Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Trial period with recognition consultant

Workstars

Guaranteed 30-day trial and a specialist to help you

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Very difficult to trial something that does not exist

SME SaaS Vendor

Most employee recognition vendors offer trials

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Business model does not support try before you buy


Free to launch software

Workstars

Simple, fast and flexible launch process

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Expensive build costs, lengthy process with reward bias

SME SaaS Vendor

Free and fast but very limited software capability

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Can be flexible but slow to set-up and never free


80+ pre-built configurations

Workstars

Smart employee recognition engine to fit any strategy

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Very little recognition understanding or investment

SME SaaS Vendor

Software is one size fits all

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Most have some but defined by heavy reward logic


Pre-launch workshops

Workstars

Sandbox your manager workshops before you go live

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Time spent testing custom code and functionality

SME SaaS Vendor

No pre-live status or managed services

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Some employee recognition vendors do with fees


Global reward services

Workstars

Covering 97 countries with no volume commitment

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Some vendors can but often restricted by tech capability

SME SaaS Vendor

Few reward capable vendors, none with global reach

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

All employee recognition vendors do but high volume expectations


Perk and 3rd Party reward catalogs

Workstars

“Open” software can plug and play any reward offering

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Custom solutions, only use agency reward and pricing

SME SaaS Vendor

Some social recognition vendors

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Not possible, only use in house reward and pricing


Real-time manager dashboards

Workstars

Action-based intelligence available 24/7

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Little to help managers inspire and engage their team capability

SME SaaS Vendor

Limited hierarchy and manager functionality

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Some manager insight available via reporting access


A complete mobile experience

Workstars

Built for mobile and a seamless employee experience

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

More custom-build costs and maintenance

SME SaaS Vendor

Yes, mirroring the one size fits all model

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Some do very well, some do very poorly


Financial and reward management

Workstars

Comprehensive cost center, budget and breakage views

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Limited, not flexible or transparent

SME SaaS Vendor

Not available, limited financial understanding

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Limited, not flexible or transparent


Innovation and feature pipeline

Workstars

A clear vision with updates and opt-in features

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Not specialists or enthusiasts, no software investment

SME SaaS Vendor

Progressive features as business model is not tied to reward

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Some do, but often reward bias limits vision and innovation


Country and global programs

Workstars

Countries, languages and currency built-in

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Limited understanding, more build costs and maintenance

SME SaaS Vendor

Some have countries and languages built-in

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Countries, currency, but languages at best client responsibility


Security and Testing

Workstars

Network, application and data security, 3rd party penetration testing

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Client funds cost to try and maintain custom application security

SME SaaS Vendor

Not built to exceed enterprise-level security expectations

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Security is key to delivering in the enterprise market


Full API Suite for automation

Workstars

Pre-built API’s for data, hierarchy and workflow integrations

Agency / Reward Fulfillment

Automation build costs, model is a barrier to integrations

SME SaaS Vendor

Weak on hierarchy/ data automation but often good integrations

Enterprise SaaS Vendor

Automation is key to delivering in the enterprise market



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