Want to know what's new and improved in Bonusly? You're in the right place! ๐ŸŽ‰

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:

  • โœจ New feature

  • ๐ŸŽ New reward

  • โšก๏ธ Small Delights

  • ๐Ÿ“ฃ Update / Announcements

AUGUST 2022

โšก๏ธ New Make Payment button for quick and easy invoice payments! ๐ŸŽ‰

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! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

JULY 2022

โšก๏ธ Create and add Purchase Order Numbers to Bonusly Invoices! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ“ฃ New security data available in Company Data Change Logs! ๐Ÿ”’

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.

โœจ New and improved Bonusly billing experience! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Weโ€™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! ๐Ÿคฉ

JUNE 2022

๐Ÿ“ฃ Translate the Bonusly platform to different languages! โœจ

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! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Get more out of your Bonusly data with improved Participation Analytics โœจ

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!

MAY 2022

๐ŸŽ New charities added as donation reward options in the Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Weโ€™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 to. Learn about each charity in the Reward Catalog! ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“ฃ Newest version of Bonusly's Microsoft Teams integration is now available! ๐Ÿคฉ

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. ๐Ÿ™Œ

APRIL 2022

โšก๏ธ New SFTP activation rules = more control over user management ๐ŸŽ‰

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. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

MARCH 2022

โšก๏ธ URL capabilities added to Claimable Awards ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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. ๐Ÿ™Œ

โšก๏ธ Updated feature name for Automated Awards ๐Ÿค–

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! ๐Ÿ’š

FEBRUARY 2022

๐Ÿ“ฃ Ways to support Ukraine during national crisis ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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. ๐Ÿ’š

โšก๏ธ Claimable Awards has new budget period column! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

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! ๐Ÿ™Œ

โšก๏ธ Budget period options added for Claimable Awards! ๐Ÿ†

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. ๐ŸŽ‰

โšก๏ธ Weekly budget period option added for Manual Awards! ๐Ÿ†

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. ๐ŸŽ‰

JANUARY 2022

๐ŸŽ New Rewards available in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ /Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ) and DashPass (United States/Canada) are also now available. ๐Ÿคฉ Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. ๐ŸŒŽ

DECEMBER 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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! ๐Ÿ’ณ 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.

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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! ๐Ÿ™Œ

NOVEMBER 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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. ๐Ÿ’š 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 Bonuslyโ€™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.

OCTOBER 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Filter feedback and identify trends with our new Signals Analytics updates! โšก๏ธ

Signals admins can now view and filter Signals survey results by employee role, location, tenure, and more to gain insights and identify trends on employee engagement and satisfaction! โœจ

Learn more about the update in our blog article: New: A Signals analytics update you'll love!

SEPTEMBER 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ฅ Youโ€™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!

Refer to our articles on how to set up and send a survey in Signals and how to create your own survey templates, to get started.

๐ŸŽ Support Afghanistan and Haiti with new donation options ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น

You and your team can now donate directly to support crisis relief efforts for Afghanistan and Haiti through The International Rescue Committee and Humanity & Inclusion in your Reward Catalog.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to support these efforts. ๐Ÿ’š

AUGUST 2021

โœจ Reward your employees (and yourself!) with hassle-free swag! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

With our new AXOMO integration, you can connect your companyโ€™s AXOMO store to the Bonusly Reward Catalog. Your employees can redeem their Bonusly points for swag theyโ€™ll love. AXOMO manages order fulfillment, letting you get back to what you do best! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Check out this blog post to learn more and get your swag on! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ“ฃ Recognize your teammates with new Bonusly work-themed GIFs! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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, weโ€™ve got you covered! GIFs are available in Tenor and Giphy, so you can easily add them to your recognition posts! Just type โ€œBonuslyโ€ 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 Thumbs Up GIF - Bonusly Thumbs Up Thanks GIFs

JULY 2021

โœจ Bonusly Signals makes it easy to gather, understand, and act on employee feedback ๐Ÿ‘

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. ๐ŸŽ‰

JUNE 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ Bonusly users surpass $1 million in donations to charity ๐Ÿ’š

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. ๐Ÿฅณ

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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.

โœจ 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!

๐ŸŽ New rewards: buybuy BABY, Kroger, Global Hotel + more available! โœจ

Weโ€™ve added 5 new brands to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including additions for Australia, Bulgaria, and the US ๐ŸŒŽ ! Check out the Rewards Catalog to browse and search for the new additions in your country. ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽ Celebrate and support Pride Month! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

If youโ€™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. ๐Ÿ’š

MAY 2021

๐ŸŽ New rewards for India are now available! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

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. ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŒŽ

๐ŸŽ Supporting families in India during Covid-19 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

We've recently added a donation option for Give India to help support families impacted by COVID-19. 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 support this cause. ๐Ÿ’š

APRIL 2021

โœจ Weโ€™re hiring in a major way! ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŽ‰

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!

๐ŸŽ 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! ๐ŸŒŽ Check out the Rewards Catalog to see whatโ€™s available in your country and redeem for Rewards using your Bonusly earnings. ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽ New international rewards added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐ŸŒŽ

We just added 68 new rewards to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including Cinnabon, Hulu, Jamba, and multiples options for Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ, and Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ! Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽ Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Weโ€™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. ๐Ÿ’š

โœจ New feature: โ€œApproversโ€ 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! ๐Ÿ‘€

MARCH 2021

๐ŸŽ New Visa and Mastercard Rewards are now available!

Visa and Mastercard prepaid card reward options have just been added for the US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Check out the Rewards Catalog to see whatโ€™s available in your country and redeem for Rewards using your Bonusly earnings. ๐Ÿคฉ

FEBRUARY 2021

โœจ 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. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ“ฃ New Pending Awards fly-out page

Weโ€™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! โœ…

โœจ 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! Hereโ€™s a helpful article to learn more about how to set up Manual Awards for your team! ๐Ÿค“

๐ŸŽ Celebrating Black History Month with new donation options! ๐ŸŽ‰

Donation rewards are now available for Black Girls Code and /dev/color, which help support and empower growth and leadership for people of color in the tech industry.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users are giving back to support charitable causes. ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŽ New Rewards available in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Youโ€™ll find 43 new brands just added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including Instacart, Lululemon, Twitch, Adidas, and multiple new brands for Mexico! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿคฉ Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. ๐ŸŒŽ

JANUARY 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ Bonusly users recognized each other over 5 million times in 2020! ๐Ÿคฉ

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! ๐Ÿ’š

DECEMBER 2020

๐ŸŽ New Rewards: DSW, Spotify, STARZ, + more now available! ๐ŸŽŠ

Weโ€™ve added more than 30 new brands to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including multiple new additions for Australia, Egypt, Italy, and the US ๐ŸŒŽ ! Check out the Rewards Catalog to browse and search for the new additions in your country. ๐Ÿคฉ

NOVEMBER 2020

โœจ New look and features in the Rewards Catalog! ๐Ÿ‘€

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! ๐Ÿ˜

SEPTEMBER 2020

โœจ Picking emojis is better than ever!

Our emoji feature has a new look and inclusive functionality. ๐Ÿ”ฅ You can use the skin tone selector to choose how you represent yourself and the frequently-used emoji to customize recognition in a snap! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘

Head over to the Bonusly home feed and check it out! ๐Ÿ˜

AUGUST 2020

๐ŸŽ UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub Rewards are here!

Weโ€™ve added 180 new rewards to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including many new international options! ๐ŸŒŽ Check out our Rewards page to see the new additions for your country. ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ“ฃ Weโ€™re officially SOC 2 Certified!

Security and privacy are always a top priority at Bonusly, which is why weโ€™re constantly improving our processes to keep your information private and safe. Read more on our new Trust page. ๐Ÿ”’

๐ŸŽ 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. ๐Ÿ’š

JULY 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Product Updates and New Features article

Woah, meta! ๐Ÿคฏ Read this article to learn whatโ€™s new and improved in Bonusly and find out about new rewards in our catalog.

JUNE 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Updated Company Value Hashtags + new descriptions sidebar

Weโ€™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. ๐ŸŽ‰

To set up or update your company value hashtags and add descriptions, head on over to the โ€˜Admin > Company > Settingsโ€™ page.

๐ŸŽ Fighting for change and equality for all Americans.

Weโ€™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. ๐Ÿ’š

โœจ Auto-approve Claimable Awards

Save time and easily approve all requests for a Claimable Awards with the new, toggle button. No admin action needed! ๐Ÿ™Œ

โœจ Rewards Budgeting Calculator

Use our new Rewards Budgeting Calculator to play around with your rewards budget in order to align your spending with your companyโ€™s changing needs. ๐Ÿ’ธ๐ŸŽ‰

MAY 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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!

APRIL 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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. ๐ŸŽ‰

โœจ 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!

๐Ÿ“ฃ Weโ€™ve improved our analytics

We created new demo data to showcase the power of Bonuslyโ€™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. ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ฅ

MARCH 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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. ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŽ Supporting WHO during COVID-19

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.

FEBRUARY 2020

โœจ Weโ€™re hiring!

Check out our current openings and learn more about the Bonusly crew and culture on our new Working at Bonusly page. ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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.

๐ŸŽ Cheesy Gordita Crunch, anyone?
Taco Bell is finally in the Bonusly Reward Catalog for the United States and Puerto Rico. ๐ŸŒฎ ๐Ÿ””

JANUARY 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ More secure Digital Signage and much easier Bulk Upload

We added even more privacy safeguards to Digital Signage to protect your companyโ€™s Bonusly data. We also updated the bulk upload feature so itโ€™s easier for admins without an HRIS integration to import user data from .CSV and .XLSX files!

โœจ No need for Photoshop
You can now select an emoji to customize the appearance of your Claimable Awards. ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ŸŽ 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.

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