Comparing Donut pricing & features with Trivia: Which one is the best suited for your organization?

When it comes to engaging employees; the options are limitless. You can get as creative as you want to. You could play a game, have a simple discussion on a common topic, share a joke once in a while, run polls, have three full days of team-building activities planned out, etc.

At this point, we all know how critical employee engagement is, immaterial of the scale at which you engage your employees. But it’s also important to realise that consistency is key to building a lovable work culture. 

Technology has made it possible to plug employee engagement into virtual workspaces by merely installing an app. But creators are making it hard by creating numerous amazing options to choose from. 

To simplify your decision-making, we decided to compare two very competitive and great virtual employee engagement apps – Trivia available inside two of the biggest virtual workspaces in the world – Slack and Microsoft Teams and Donut Slack app 

In this post, we’ll cover the following aspects of both these apps: 

  • Features 
  • Pricing 
  • Use Cases 
  • Integrations 
  • And more. 

Disclaimer: Trivia is our own app. We’ve done our best to present the information evenly because we want you to make an educated decision. That said, we are proud of our team-building app and built it with the features and ease we want (and we use it daily ourselves). Learn more here and try it free for 30 days to join thousands of companies who use us, like OLX, Quora, Shopify, NBA, and more…

Trivia is a fun social virtual team-building app that enables employees to rejuvenate with games, build strong bonds with teammates, and engage with peers right inside the Slack and Microsoft Teams workspace. It is especially beneficial to companies that are hybrid/remote and find team-building or engaging employees challenging.

  • New Employee Onboarding – If you are a remote/hybrid organization, involving new employees in their teams and the organization could be a challenge. New Employees would have a fear of being unknown/unseen in a remote/hybrid setup. Trivia helps you fix that with activities like Virtual Coffee, Know Your Team, Custom Quizzes, etc.
  • Employee Engagement – Moved your organization to a hybrid/remote setup and wondered how to keep employees engaged and connected to their peers at work? Trivia helps with just that – Games, Quizzes, Water Cooler Conversations, and so many more activities to keep your employees interacting with the rest of the team for strong bonds at work.
  • Virtual Happy Hour – You’re doing everything to make a Zoom Activity session fun and engaging, but employees barely turning up? Trivia makes instant fun possible with the capability of launching activities right inside your organization’s workspace, that too ‘instantly’ – Slack or Microsoft Teams. Works where work happens. 
  • Team Building – What’s the end goal of so much employee engagement? Imagine hanging around with someone for long hours, playing games, having fun, and discussing different topics. They’ll become great friends in no time, and their ability to interact and understand each other is what Trivia aims to achieve. Strong, bonded and a connected team that works fantastically together.

Trivia has an interesting activity suite with more than 10 types of activities with 1000s of question sets and games to choose from. Here’s a quick look at the kind of games you can expect when you install Trivia:
 

    1. Trivia Quizzes – Ready template quizzes based on 50+ topic categories and 50,000+ Questions.  
    2. Customizable Quizzes – Use them to educate, reiterate or introduce new teammates. Create your own quizzes on any topic. 
    3. Virtual Water Cooler – Pick a topic and start a casual discussion with your teammates. Discover new friends with similar likes/dislikes. 
    4. Virtual coffee – Matches employees randomly and creates a group DM in which the matched members can answer the ice-breaker questions displayed to them and also have other random conversations to get to know each other.
    5. Pictionary – Discover your team’s artistic skills. Players take chances to draw the word, and other players try to guess the word within a specific time frame.
    6. Unpopular Opinions – Conduct simple, native polls, and know what your team’s opinion is in minutes, not through meetings.
    7. Custom Polls – Polls created to collect feedback or votes to choose. Use them for your internal survey or decision-making.
    8. Gotcha – An MCQ quiz with lots of twists, turns, and baits. Score points for every right answer and every time you trick your teams into choosing your suggested answer.
    9. True or False – Guess whether the statements displayed are right or wrong.
    10. Hangman – A guessing game in which Trivia gives you a word and the players have to guess the letters  of the word with limited tries. 
    11. Know Your Team – Records responses to questions on personal interests/preferences and automates quizzes for teammates to guess the right responses. It allows employees to discover peers with common interests and strengthen their relationships outside work. 

There are more activities on Trivia, such as Emoji Rebus, GIF Charades for teams to choose from. The options are many. 

  • Multiple Admin Access -We all know that Teamwork makes the Dream Work. That’s why Trivia allows more than one user to plan, schedule and manage all the employee engagement activities for each organization. 
  • Custom Notifications – Some of us love every little update, but many of us would like only some. Manage which information you want to be notified about on Trivia. Do you want to be pinged every time a game was started or only when you reach a milestone? You decide!    
  • Smart Automations – The key to long-term success is consistency; as humans, we might not always be able to keep up because of our very nature. But our bot can help with that. Schedule your activities and let them keep the culture building consistent and efficient for you. 
  • Organization-wide Leaderboard – Aren’t you curious about who are the ones making the most of the employee engagement program? Our Leaderboard tells you exactly that – who’s playing consistently, who is winning the most, and who are the ones connecting and making the most of Trivia. 
  • Analytics to track the performance of the week, team, channel, etc. – End of the day, everything is about creating this people-first culture, and our smart analytics gives you every detail you need to analyse what’s working, what’s not and what can be better. 

Trivia Slack App Pricing 

  • Basic – $0 USD/user/ month 
    • Unlimited Instant Games
    • Automations
    • 3 participants per game
    • 3 VirtualCoffees pairings
    • (6 participants) per
    • pairing cycle
  • Standard – $2 USD/user/month
    • Everything in Basic +
    • Unlimited participants per game
    • Unlimited VirtualCoffees pairings
    • Admin controls
    • Organization-wide Leaderboard
    • Notification controls
  • Pro – $3 USD/user/month
    • Everything in Standard +
    • Customizable Quizzes
    • Advanced Analytics
  • Enterprise – Price on request
    • Everything in Pro +
    • Activity Reports
    • Custom Features
    • Higher Uptime SLA
    • Dedicated Account Manager
    • Priority Customer Support
    • Custom Data Retention Policy

Trivia Microsoft Teams App Pricing

    • Basic – $0 USD/user/ month 
      • Unlimited Instant Games
      • Automations
      • 3 participants per game
    • Standard – $2 USD/user/month
      • Everything in Basic +
      • Unlimited participants per game
      • Admin controls
      • Organization-wide Leaderboard
      • Notification controls
    • Pro – $3 USD/user/month
      • Everything in Standard +
      • Customizable Quizzes
      • Advanced Analytics
    • Enterprise – Price on request
      • Everything in Pro +
      • Activity Reports
      • Custom Features
      • Higher Uptime SLA
      • Dedicated Account Manager
      • Priority Customer Support
      • Custom Data Retention Policy

Currently, Trivia is available for integration on Slack and Microsoft Teams.

  • 10X Team Bonding 
  • 250% Increase in productivity 
  • 5X Peer to peer connection 
  • 90% Employees report a fresher, happier, relaxed mindset
  • Real-time happy hours minus forced zoom happy hours 

Motivated enough to start building your dream team?

Donut helps remote/hybrid teams build relationships between team members. Their top three features, Intros, Watercooler and Celebrations, facilitate employees to connect on topics outside work and know each other better. Donut claims that adding Donut to your workspace would help in making meaningful connections between teammates. 

How can you use Donut in your organization?

  • Hybrid Team Connect – We all think remote working is the only place employee engagement is a challenge, but employee engagement needs to be fostered even in an office environment. Donut claims its app helps create bonds between coworkers, whether in-office or remotely.
  • Remote Team Engagement – In a remote setup, creating an environment where employees can bond with each other is especially important. Donut claims that it not only introduces teammates for socializing but also fosters a learning environment between them.
  • Celebrations – Don’t we all tend to miss our dear ones’ birthdays and anniversaries? So it’s understood that a coworker’s special day has more chances of going unnoticed. Donuts’ celebrations remind teammates of each other’s special days and encourage teams to wish and celebrate with each other.
  • Create Learning Opportunities – Donut makes it easy to spread knowledge across the organization by connecting peers for learning opportunities. Donut claims launching a mentorship program or encouraging job shadowing across different departments is easy with the app right on Slack.
  • New Employee Onboarding – Donut facilitates a good New Employee Onboarding experience that welcomes new hires by introducing them to who they need to know, right in Slack.

Donut Features

  • Intros – Make meaningful connections. Introduce teammates right in Slack for a variety of programs that build camaraderie, collaboration, and community.
  • Watercooler – Connect around the (virtual) watercooler. Spark serendipitous conversations that recreate the office water cooler with thoughtful prompts right in Slack.
  • Celebrations – Celebrate (with) Your Team Automatically create moments of connection around birthdays, work anniversaries and holidays with Donut Celebrations.

Donut Pricing

  • Free – $0 USD/user/month 
    • Free forever!
    • Pair up to 24 users per round in 1 channel to meet up and get to know each other
    • Use 12 default Watercooler topics in 1 channel
    • Send up to 24 Celebrations messages in 1 channel
    • Invite new hires to join your Donut channel
    • Google Calendar and Zoom integrations

       

  • Standard – $49/upto 24 users/ month 
    • Everything in Free, plus
    • Unlimited Intros, Watercooler topics, and Celebrations messages
    • Create multiple Donut channels
    • Advanced Intros settings including custom group size and Intro messages
    • Access library of 100s of Watercooler topics and customize
    • Customize Celebrations messages
    • Group Celebrations messages by day, week, or month

       

  • Premium – $99/ upto 24 users/month
    • Everything in Standard, plus
    • Unlimited targeted introductions and fully customizable messages
    • Use Donut’s full library of connections programming, including onboarding best practices.
    • Access advanced Intros features in Donut’s Program Hub
    • Add Watercooler to Enterprise Grid channels

Donut Integrations

  • Donut currently integrates with 

    • Slack
    • Zoom 
    • Google Calendar

Quick Recap

  • Parameters

    Trivia 

    Donut

    What it does?

    Virtual Team Building 

    Build meaningful human relationships 

    Value Proposition 

    • Team Building for Remote/Hybrid/Distributed teams through games, activities and quizzes
    • Automate Employee Engagement with activity scheduling
    • New Employee Onboarding 
    • Advanced Analytics to track performance, engagement and overall impact through
    • Fostering a culture of collaboration 
    • Fostering a culture of collaboration and community 
    • Boosts team culture
    • Keeping distributed companies connected through conversations, celebrations and intros. 
    • Builds internal networks
    • Encourages inclusive fun
    • Welcomes new hires 
    • Improve employee engagement in a remote setup

    Features 

    • Virtual Water Cooler 
    • Pictionary 
    • Internal Branding Quizzes 
    • Virtual Coffee 
    • Custom Quizzes 
    • Know Your Team 
    • Intros 
    • Watercooler 
    • Celebrations

    Pricing 

    Slack 

    • Starting – $0 USD/user/ month 
    • Standard – $2 USD/user/month
    • Pro – $3 USD/user/month
    • Enterprise – Price on request

    Microsoft Teams 

    • Starting – $0 USD/user/ month 
    • Standard – $2 USD/user/month
    • Pro – $3 USD/user/month
    • Enterprise – Price on request

    Slack

    • Starting – $0 USD/user/ month 
    • Standard – $49/upto 24 users/ month 
    • Premium – $99/ upto 24 users/month

    Integrations 

    • Slack
    • Microsoft Teams 
    • Slack 
    • Zoom 
    • Google Calendar

    Use Cases 

    • New Employee Onboarding 
    • Employee Engagement 
    • Virtual Happy Hour 
    • Remote Teams
    • Internal Branding 
    • New Policy Communication 
    • Team Building 
    • Hybrid Team Connect 
    • Remote Team Engagement 
    • Celebrations 
    • Create Learning Opportunities 
    • New Employee Onboarding

    Platforms Available on 

    Slack & Microsoft Teams 

    Slack

Conclusion

While Donut is a great team interaction app that brings teammates together for discussions, learning and sharing; it misses the gaming and activity element which is essential for strong bonded teams. With Donut, one can have casual discussions on different topics through a Virtual Watercooler, get to know each other through Intros, remember someone’s special day, and give them a shout-out through Celebrations. However, teams that have fun together bond even better.

On the other hand, Trivia is purpose-built for Team Building and Employee Engagement. Its various games and activity features make it more suitable for someone looking to make the workplace fun, engaging and interactive. In addition, trivia has a proven track record for building bonds among teammates, encouraging healthy competition and fostering a people-first work culture. 

Shwetha Parshi

I'm a Product Marketer at Springworks. For me, life is an adventure of trial & error. Tell me something new (places, activities) and I'll want to try it. I'm also a low-waste warrior trying to save the beauty of this planet. I'm an obsessive cat and dog mom too.

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