Want to know what's new and improved in Bonusly? You're in the right place! 🎉
We share improvements, new features, and new rewards in this article, listing the most recent updates first. Posts are categorized by topic with a nifty emoji shorthand:
✨ New feature
🎁 New reward
⚡️ Small Delights
📣 Update / Announcements
✨ Operationalize company values with customizable Hashtag Analytics!
Measuring the adoption of your company’s values is now more actionable and intuitive than ever with our new and improved Hashtag Analytics. Click on the Hashtags page in Recognition Analytics to understand how your company’s values trend over time. 🎉
✨ Refreshed Recognition Analytics; Power Your People with Data
Our new and improved Recognition Analytics dashboard helps teams worldwide identify trends, monitor changes, and prove the efficacy of their employee recognition programs. 🌍
🚨Spoiler alert! This is the first of a series of updates we’re making to our Analytics offerings. Stay up to date with the changes in our product blog!
🎁 Celebrate and support Native American Heritage Month!
Check out this resource, 5 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Work, for additional ideas for honoring Native American heritage at your company, and Bonusly's Recommended Rewards Calendar to help you plan for future month celebrations.
⚡️We’ve added Manager_Email and Country linking to our SCIM API endpoints! 💡
We've updated our SCIM properties to include linking users to their managers and to having a country as an option for filtering custom rewards by country! 🔥
🎁 Celebrate and support Hispanic Heritage Month!
Check out this helpful guide, 8 Great Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Work, to learn more about how to celebrate in the workplace! You can also use Bonusly rewards to donate to LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a nonprofit committed to creating a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable, and accessible justice, by empowering Latinx communities, and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education.
✨ New Feature Alert! Include the giver when you add on to a recognition post! 🙌
Click on the Include giver button to include the person who gave the original recognition when adding on to a post!
⚡️ New participation data can help you create more connections across your teams!
Collect insights from team participation data across the company to build better connections and encourage more cross-functional collaboration. Click on Analytics > Participation to view the new Manager's Team segment. 👈
⚡️ New Make Payment button for quick and easy invoice payments! 🎉
Paying invoices is easier than ever with the new Make Payment button on the Company > Billing Activity page. Admins can now make credit card payments for both subscription and reward invoices in just a few quick steps! 🔥
⚡️ Create and add Purchase Order Numbers to Bonusly Invoices! 🙌
Admins now have the power to set up and manage PO numbers for subscription and reward invoices directly from the Company > Billing Settings page. No more manual intervention is needed from admins or finance teams! 🔥
📣 New security data available in Company Data Change Logs! 🔒
Admins can click on Security > Company data change logs in the toolbar for an overview of the changes made directly to a company account. Here you'll find a list of changes for actions such as updating a company theme, changing plans/packages, and updates to multifactor authentication settings.
✨ New and improved Bonusly billing experience! 💰
We’ve added 2 new links to the admin toolbar to help you manage and interact with your billing details! Company > Billing Settings is dedicated to managing account and payment settings for subscription and rewards setup. Company > Billing Activity makes it easier to track billing activity and download invoices to view in detail! 🤩
📣 Translate the Bonusly platform to different languages! ✨
You can now change the default language displayed in the Bonusly platform to Czech, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Learn how to make those changes in our help center article on changing default language! 🙌
📣 Get more out of your Bonusly data with improved Participation Analytics ✨
Now it's easier to find and analyze the participation levels of different segments within your company! Hop on over to your Analytics > Participation page to check it out!
🎁 New charities added as donation reward options in the Reward Catalog! 🙌
We’ve added more charities as reward options! This includes Autistic Self Advocacy Network, First Nations, Doctors Without Borders, Jewish Distribution Committee, Latino Justice PRLDEF, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
These nonprofit organizations were selected with the help of our DEI Advisory Group. The additions, along with the rest of the current catalog, provide a broad and diverse range of charities for users to donate. Learn about each charity in the Reward Catalog! 🎉
📣 Newest version of Bonusly's Microsoft Teams integration is now available! 🤩
We've made some big updates and added new features to the Bonusly app in Microsoft Teams, making it easier to interact with Bonusly within a daily workflow. Visit our blog post on the Microsoft Teams integration update to learn more about the latest features. Use our help center article to learn how to make sure the Bonusly app is upgraded. 🙌
⚡️ New SFTP activation rules = more control over user management 🎉
Now you can set activation rules in your SFTP user management files giving you more control over activating and managing your users. Learn more about integrating Bonusly with your HRIS in this article. 🔥
⚡️ URL capabilities added to Claimable Awards 🔥
Connect Bonusly to broader company initiatives with new URL capabilities in Claimable Awards. Add an external link to share more context about Awards and create a cohesive employee experience for company activities. 🙌
⚡️ Updated feature name for Automated Awards 🤖
Goodbye bots, hello awards! We've gotten feedback that the term 'bots' feels a bit impersonal so we've updated Automated Awards to be called just that, Awards! Bonusly recognition should always feel personal! 💚
📣 Ways to support Ukraine during national crisis 🇺🇦
You and your team can support Ukraine through a number of options using Bonusly. Donate to International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Direct Relief in the rewards catalog under the donations section. Review Custom Rewards best practices and our help center article to launch new Custom Rewards for a specific charity you had in mind. Visit our blog post on supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for additional information and resources. 💚
⚡️ Claimable Awards has a new budget period column! 💰
To provide more visibility in managing your claimable rewards, a budget period column has been added to the Claimable awards table. Now you can see all the awards you have set up with budget periods, all at a glance! 🙌
⚡️ Budget period options added for Claimable Awards! 🏆
Make managing claimable awards easier by setting a budget period to match your company's giving cadences! There are options to set the period to weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. Manage your manual awards by going to Admin > Recognition > Awards to edit any existing awards to create a new claimable award. Refer to how to set up claimable awards for instructions on how to get your own award set up. 🎉
⚡️ Weekly budget period option added for Manual Awards! 🏆
To help match more giving cadences for various company awards, you'll now have the ability to set your budget period to weekly! Manage your manual awards by going to Admin > Recognition > Awards to edit any existing awards to create a new manual award. Our article on how to set up manual awards has instructions on how to get your own award set up. 🎉
🎁 New Rewards are available in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! 🙌
You’ll find up to 30 new reward options just added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog! This includes Lyft, EA Play, and EA Games Origin Apex. Options like Airbnb (Australia 🇦🇺 /Canada 🇨🇦 ) and DashPass (United States/Canada) are also now available. 🤩 Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. 🌎
📣 Reward Catalog now in alphabetical order within all categories!
When visiting the rewards catalog, you will now see the rewards within each category are now alphabetized. This update should provide greater ease of navigation when searching through reward options to redeem! 🔥
📣 More redemption options released for VISA and Mastercard prepaid cards!
There are now $10, $25, $50, and $100 (in addition to the $5) redemption options for VISA and Mastercard prepaid cards available in the reward catalog! 💳 We activated these options for all companies, but admins still have the ability to manually adjust what amounts are turned on and off if needed by visiting the rewards catalog.
📣 In-store vs online redemption disclaimers updated
We implemented a broader rewards catalog update to any reward redemptions which had disclaimers on whether it can be only used in-store or online. You should be able to see even more details as you and your users redeem rewards! 🙌
📣 Use custom rewards to facilitate charity donations
Finding meaningful opportunities for your team to make an impact in local and global communities can be a powerful culture-building tool in your workplace. 💚 Bonusly offers a way to facilitate this process through the creation of a custom reward for a charity. Check out our most recent blog post on how you can use Bonusly’s custom rewards to facilitate charity donations, where you can learn more about what situations make custom rewards sensible, questions to keep in mind, and what process to consider when deciding what charity to go with.
📣 Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for user data management!
To modernize and secure our file transfer (SFTP) and storage system, we are discontinuing the use of ExaVault and moving to AWS beginning in mid-January. This integration process will work the same with AWS, with minimal updates needed! 🙌
📣 Filter feedback and identify trends with our new Signals Analytics updates! ⚡️
Signals admins can now view and filter Signals survey results by employee role, location, tenure, and more to gain insights and identify trends in employee engagement and satisfaction! ✨
Learn more about the update in our blog article: New: A Signals analytics update you'll love!
📣 Survey templates available in Signals to help boost your employee feedback!
With our new templates library in Signals, you can quickly gather real-time feedback from your teams! 💪💥 You’ll find templates for engagement, wellness, onboarding, benefits, manager feedback, return to office, and more! All templates are customizable, making it easy to create a survey that fits the feedback you need. You can even start from scratch or create your own templates to use!
🎁 Support Afghanistan and Haiti with new donation options 🇦🇫 🇭🇹
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to support these efforts. 💚
✨ Reward your employees (and yourself!) with hassle-free swag! 🔥
With our new AXOMO integration, you can connect your company’s AXOMO store to the Bonusly Reward Catalog. Your employees can redeem their Bonusly points for swag they’ll love. AXOMO manages order fulfillment, letting you get back to what you do best! 🙌
Check out this blog post to learn more and get your swag on! 😎
📣 Recognize your teammates with new Bonusly work-themed GIFs! 🙌
Try out our new work-relevant GIFs made by the Bonusly team! Whether you want to give a quick thanks, a thumbs up, or celebrate a victory, we’ve got you covered! GIFs are available in Tenor and Giphy, so you can easily add them to your recognition posts! Just type “Bonusly” into the search box and select your favorite!
Refer to the Pro-tips article on giving a bonus for instructions on adding a GIF!
✨ Bonusly Signals makes it easy to gather, understand, and act on employee feedback 👏
Survey says, Bonusly Signals is now included with all Pro subscriptions! Signals enables managers and leaders to get frequent, real-time feedback from their teams. With a library of customizable templates and question types, you can use Signals to run all kinds of employee surveys and incentivize participation with automated recognition. 🎉
📣 Bonusly users surpass $1 million in donations to charity 💚
The Bonusly community is so generous! Our team makes in-platform donations possible but you all made $1 million in charitable donations a reality. Read more about this milestone over on our product blog. 🥳
📣 20+ employee award ideas to incentivize and motivate your team
We collected a bunch of our favorite employee award ideas, including some from our customers and some that we use here at Bonusly, to help you get creative with employee incentives. Check out the full list for inspiration.
✨ Connecting to Bonusly with a Zap!
We've updated our Zapier dashboard for easier access to see what apps you can connect to Bonusly with a Zap. Click on Zapier on the integrations page to check it out and read our Zapier blog post for some ideas!
🎁 New rewards: buybuy BABY, Kroger, Global Hotel + more available! ✨
We’ve added 5 new brands to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including additions for Australia, Bulgaria, and the US 🌎 ! Check out the Rewards Catalog to browse and search for new additions in your country. 🤩
🎁 Celebrate and support Pride Month! 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️
We've added new donation options for The Trevor Project and Human Rights Campaign to celebrate and support LGBTQ+ folks for Pride Month! You and your team can now donate directly to show your support through your Reward Catalog. 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️
If you’re looking for additional ways to support your LGBTQ+ employees, check out our new blog post for a bit of education and actionable tips for creating a culture of true inclusion. 💚
🎁 New rewards for India are now available! 🇮🇳
We've added 5 new rewards for India, including Cafe Coffee Day, Nike India, and Ratnadeep Super Market. Check out the Reward Catalog to see all of the new additions, including rewards available in your country. 🙌 🌎
🎁 Supporting families in India during Covid-19 🇮🇳
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to support this cause. 💚
✨ We’re hiring in a major way! 🤗 💚 🎉
We currently have open roles in Sales, Operations, Marketing, Customer Success & Support, Product and Finance. Check out our current job openings at https://bonus.ly/careers!
🎁 Visa and Mastercard USD prepaid cards added for more locations!
We've just added Visa and Mastercard USD prepaid card rewards for 81 more countries around the globe! 🌎 Check out the Rewards Catalog to see what’s available in your country and redeem for Rewards using your Bonusly earnings. 🤩
🎁 New international rewards added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog! 🌎
We just added 68 new rewards to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including Cinnabon, Hulu, Jamba, and multiples options for Mexico 🇲🇽, Philippines 🇵🇭, and Ireland 🇮🇪 ! Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. 🤩
🎁 Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
We’ve added Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) to our Reward Catalog as a way to help all Bonusly users take action to support advancing civil and human rights for Asian Americans.
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users are giving back to support charitable causes. 💚
✨ New feature: “Approvers” added for Claimable Awards
Easily add multiple levels of approvers to Claimable Awards to help you manage and execute your Awards! Check out this article to learn more about how to set up Claimable Awards for your team! 👀
🎁 New Visa and Mastercard Rewards are now available!
Visa and Mastercard prepaid card reward options have just been added for the US 🇺🇸 and Canada! 🇨🇦 Check out the Rewards Catalog to see what’s available in your country and redeem for Rewards using your Bonusly earnings. 🤩
✨ Update and manage users with the new Gusto integration
Reduce the amount of admin work needed to manage your users with the new Gusto HRIS integration. Changes made in your Gusto account will automatically update in Bonusly. 🔥
📣 New Pending Awards fly-out page
We’ve added a new Pending Awards button at the top of the Bonusly Awards page for quicker access to details for both Manual and Claimable Awards that are waiting for approval, all in one place! ✅
✨ Approvers added for Manual Awards
When you create a Manual Award, you can add multiple levels of approvers to help you manage and execute your Awards! Here’s a helpful article to learn more about how to set up Manual Awards for your team! 🤓
🎁 Celebrating Black History Month with new donation options! 🎉
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users are giving back to support charitable causes. 💚
🎁 New Rewards available in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! 🙌
You’ll find 43 new brands just added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including Instacart, Lululemon, Twitch, Adidas, and multiple new brands for Mexico! 🇲🇽 🤩 Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. 🌎
📣 Bonusly users recognized each other over 5 million times in 2020! 🤩
During a very challenging year, we learned a lot about the positive impact that recognition can have on employee motivation and team morale. Check out the annual product data report for the full report! 💚
🎁 New Rewards: DSW, Spotify, STARZ, + more now available! 🎊
We’ve added more than 30 new brands to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including multiple new additions for Australia, Egypt, Italy, and the US 🌎 ! Check out the Rewards Catalog to browse and search for the new additions in your country. 🤩
✨ New look and features in the Rewards Catalog! 👀
Out with the old and in with the new! The Bonusly Rewards Catalog has a fresh new look and updated features to make finding and redeeming rewards faster than ever! 😍
✨ Picking emojis is better than ever!
Our emoji feature has a new look and inclusive functionality. 🔥 You can use the skin tone selector to choose how you represent yourself and the frequently-used emoji to customize recognition in a snap! 👍🏿 👍🏽 👍🏼 👍🏻 👍
Head over to the Bonusly home feed and check it out! 😍
We’ve added 180 new rewards to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including many new international options! 🌎 Check out our Rewards page to see the new additions for your country. 👀
📣 We’re officially SOC 2 Certified!
Security and privacy are always a top priority at Bonusly, which is why we’re constantly improving our processes to keep your information private and safe. Read more on our new Trust page. 🔒
🎁 Helping Beirut recover
We've added a donation option for the Lebanese Red Cross in response to the explosions in Beirut. You and your team can now donate directly to support relief efforts through the Reward Catalog.
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the Lebanese Red Cross. 💚
📣 Product Updates and New Features article
Woah, meta! 🤯 Read this article to learn what’s new and improved in Bonusly and find out about new rewards in our catalog.
📣 Updated Company Value Hashtags + new descriptions sidebar
We’ve added a nifty new sidebar to the Bonusly feed to showcase your company value hashtags. Now you can include 140-character descriptions of each hashtag to keep your team aware of and aligned with the values that are most meaningful. 🎉
To set up or update your company value hashtags and add descriptions, head on over to the ‘Admin > Company > Settings’ page.
🎁 Fighting for change and equality for all Americans.
We’ve added the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to our Reward Catalog as a way to help all Bonusly users take action to support racial justice and equality. Bonusly will also be matching customer donations to the LDF up to $25,000.
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. 💚
✨ Auto-approve Claimable Awards
Save time and easily approve all requests for a Claimable Awards with the new, toggle button. No admin action needed! 🙌
✨ Rewards Budgeting Calculator
Use our new Rewards Budgeting Calculator to play around with your rewards budget in order to align your spending with your company’s changing needs. 💸🎉
📣 Self-serve SFTP
You can now set up your SFTP within Bonusly. Spend less time on administrative work and more time jumping right into your account!
📣 Making things better behind the curtain
Testing out your Bonusly account and reviewing analytics before launching just got a whole lot easier! We can regenerate sample data with the click of a button, helping you better assess and share how Bonusly will positively impact your company. 🎉
✨ Helping managers stay connected
With our new Manager Digest, managers get a quick and personal overview of their team's engagement sent directly to their inboxes every Monday. Delivering
high-level team analytics, managers can gain valuable insights to boost collaboration, recognize employee efforts, and stay connected!
📣 We’ve improved our analytics
We created new demo data to showcase the power of Bonusly’s best features and analytics so you can demonstrate the value of Bonusly to your team. When you present Bonusly to the decision-makers in your organization, this demo data will help you build a case for investing in a 360-degree recognition platform with meaningful people analytics. 💪 💥
📣 Bonusly + Slack integration update!
The updated Bonusly Slack app makes it easier to give recognition, claim awards, and get rewards directly from Slack. You can now add GIFs to your bonuses, too! This is definitely our favorite part of the update. 🤗 💚
You and your team can now donate to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Response Fund through the Reward Catalog to support COVID-19 response and research efforts.
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund.
✨ We’re hiring!
Check out our current openings and learn more about the Bonusly crew and culture on our new Working at Bonusly page. 🎉
📣 Finding our way
We improved core navigation on the back end to make it easier for our developers to change and update functionality in the future.
🎁 Cheesy Gordita Crunch, anyone?
Taco Bell is finally in the Bonusly Reward Catalog for the United States and Puerto Rico. 🌮 🔔
📣 More secure Digital Signage and much easier Bulk Upload
We added even more privacy safeguards to Digital Signage to protect your company’s Bonusly data. We also updated the bulk upload feature so it’s easier for admins without an HRIS integration to import user data from .CSV and .XLSX files!
✨ No need for Photoshop
You can now select an emoji to customize the appearance of your Claimable Awards. 🎨 🔥
🎁 Helping Australia
Many users wrote in to ask how they could help with the Australian Bushfire relief efforts. You and your team can now donate to the Australian Red Cross through the Reward Catalog.
Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the Australian Red Cross.