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Kudos Alternative: Compare HeyTaco vs. Kudos

When it comes to boosting engagement and adding an element of fun and celebration into the workplace, HeyTaco steals the spotlight from Kudos.

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Main differences between HeyTaco and Kudos

This comparison outlines key features of both HeyTaco and Kudos. Each row highlights a distinct feature and evaluates the performance of each platform in that aspect.

Feature HeyTaco Kudos
Recognition Features 😊 People engage in giving and receiving recognition through virtual tacos, making the process both enjoyable and effortless. 🥱 Recognition is exchanged through points, but this method tends to dampen the enjoyment of the process.
Customization Options 🤩 A wide range of customization options are available to tailor the recognition experience to individual preferences and needs. 😕 Offers limited customization capabilities.
Engagement Tools 🥳 Utilizes gamification strategies to boost engagement, incorporating leaderboards, levels, and various social engagement elements. 😔 Provides a reduced array of engagement tools with diminished emphasis on celebration.
Cost-Effectiveness 😍 Clear pricing structure with no concealed fees. Pay on a per-use basis without being tied into long-term contracts. 😲 Unexpected additional costs may arise based on the chosen plan and features.
Integration Compatibility 😎 Seamlessly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams. 😴 Offers integrations with limited functionality.

Why customers ultimately choose HeyTaco over Kudos

Customers choose HeyTaco over Kudos for its revolutionary approach to employee recognition, introducing the whimsical notion of virtual tacos. In embracing virtual tacos, HeyTaco not only infuses the act of appreciation with joy but also simplifies it, transcending the constraints of conventional point-based systems. It's a refreshing reminder that even in the most serious of settings, a sprinkle of playfulness can inspire and uplift both givers and receivers of recognition.

HeyTaco is a leader in Employee Recognition on G2 Additionally, HeyTaco's transparent pricing and cost-effectiveness render it an appealing choice for businesses of any scale. It offers maximum value for investments in employee recognition, earning accolades for its exceptional return on investment.

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Award-winning Employee Recognition Software

HeyTaco is trusted by over 1,000 teams, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and has been recognized with few awards.

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What HeyTaco customers are saying


"HeyTaco has been brilliant as it's such an easy (and fun) way to build culture and camaraderie within our team. I love the tool and so does the rest of the team!"


"HeyTaco allows our staff to publicly recognize and appreciate each other with virtual tacos. This not only fosters a sense of camaraderie and appreciation within the team but also gives them the opportunity to redeem their earned tacos for rewards, making it a valuable addition to our positive work culture."


"Going on 3+ years of HeyTaco and <3 what it does for our team with every ounce. The brilliance of the tacos for employees is its simple, drafts off real workflows, and is a great async way to teach/learn what good behavior is."


"HeyTaco allows me to notice the recognition team members are giving each other. Before, I had no way of knowing and wouldn't be able to recognize things myself. We're having a lot of fun with it."


"I don't know whose idea HeyTaco was, but it's sooooo cool. I love that Slack is blowing up with positivity. And I've gotten tacos for things I didn't realize were so important to certain people. And have loved having something I can give folks who go above and beyond."


"What I saw in the days, weeks, months and now years since we installed HeyTaco is incredible. I saw peers, coworkers on different teams, management, executives, everyone – all giving teammates shout outs for their awesome work. From highlighting out company values, helping out peers and going above and beyond, to generally being awesome humans. The channel turned into a showcase of the best of our team. Pure gratitude and appreciation of the work teammates were doing."


"It’s so easy to acknowledge co-workers this way that I’ve offered more praise in eight weeks than I likely did in eight years."

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