Comparing Polly price & features with Trivia: Which is best suited for your organization?

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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 and Polly app available inside two of the biggest virtual workspaces in the world – Slack and Microsoft Teams.

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.

How can you use Trivia in your organization?

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 Features

  • 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. 

Not just that, Trivia also gives organizations Detailed Analytics and Advanced Admin Controls that allow:

  • 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. 

Trivia Pricing

  • 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

Trivia Integrations

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

Consistent Results achieved through Trivia

  • 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?

Polly is a tool to get instant feedback/responses on Slack, Microsoft Teams and other apps. It replaces survey forms and improves the feedback process for better response rates. Polly aims to make survey forms, questions or polls more fun, interactive and engaging. 

How can you use Polly in your organisation?

  • Employee Engagement – Polly encourages its users to use their surveys and poll features to make meetings fun and discussions more interactive, generally making Slack or Microsoft Teams workspaces more engaged.

  • New Employee Onboarding – Polly can be used to help new employees learn about their teammates, roles, policies, the company, etc., and vice versa teams learn about new employees, roles and their interests. 
     
  • Product Development – Polly allows you to take feedback, opinions, and votes to launch a new product feature, change existing UI/UX, and make other improvements.

  • Meeting Management – Polly integrates with Zoom and allows you to launch fun quizzes, interactive polls and questionnaires during meetings/webinars. Share feedback forms at the end of important discussions to understand what everyone thought about the idea/decision, etc.

  • Feedback and Coaching – Polly’s surveys and polls can also be used to coach and share feedback with team members or peers who joined an organization recently.

  • Internal Help Desk – Polly helps streamline the Internal Help Desk process by standardising the request format to make it easier and faster to address internal issues. 

Polly Features

  • Polls vs Surveys – Polly is built to work in a world where users are used to staying connected, responding quickly, and seeing results in real time. Polly makes surveys instant, fun and interactive.
  • Suggestion Box – Polly’s Open Forum. Gives your team a secure and permanent space to share crucial feedback
  • Instant Engagement – 10x response rate, instantly by engaging your teams where they work
  • Real-time Visualization – Make data-driven decisions in minutes, not months, with real-time results and instant visualization
  • Powerful Automation – Automate the busy work and focus on the work you love to do

Polly Price

  • Polly Slack App Price 

    • Free – $0 USD/25 responses/month
      • Polls and surveys
      • Daily stand-ups
      • Pulse surveys
      • Trivia, and Hot Takes
      • Templates
      • 45 days of results history

    • Standard – $147 USD/3 months (500 monthly responses)
      • 1 workspace
      • Everything in Free, plus:
      • Unlimited results history
      • Export to CSV
      • Trend history
      • Results sharing

    • Pro – $ 228 USD/annum (1000 monthly responses) 
      • 1 workspace
      • Everything in Standard, plus:
      • More responses for better decisions
      • Buy extra sender licenses for your team
      • Collaborate on results with your team
      • User & license management

    • Enterprise – $5,988 USD/annum (Unlimited Responses)
      • All your workspaces
      • Always-on suggestion box
      • Demographics filters
      • Custom branded pollys
      • Authenticated web voting
      • People analytics workflows
      • IT CSAT workflows
      • Includes Polly for MS Teams & Zoom Apps
      • Google sheets integration
      • API and webhooks access
      • Works with Enterprise Grid
      • Dedicated CSM
      • Priority support

    Polly Microsoft Teams Price 

    • Free – $0 USD/25 responses/month
      • Unlimited templates
      • Multiple choice, open-ended and rating type pollys
      • Quizzes and trivia games
      • Q&A in Teams Meetings
      • 30 days of results history

    • Standard – $147 USD/3 months (500 monthly responses)
      • Everything in Free, plus:
      • Unlimited results history
      • Send by chat message

    • Pro – $ 228 USD/annum (1000 monthly responses) 
      • Everything in Standard, plus:
      • More responses for better decisions
      • Buy extra sender licenses for your team
      • User & license management

    • Enterprise – Custom
      • Tenant-wide deployment
      • Includes Polly for Slack and Zoom Apps
      • Includes AgilePolly
      • Custom data retention policy
      • Audit logs and activity reports
      • Dedicated CSM
      • Priority support

Polly Integrations

Polly currently integrates with 

    • Slack App 
    • Microsoft Teams 
    • Zapier 
    • Google Calendar 
    • Zoom Apps 
    • Jira 
    • Service Now 

Quick Recap

Parameters

Trivia 

Polly 

What it does 

Virtual Team Building 

Instant Surveys

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
  • Understand your
  • Feedback in minutes 
  • Data-driven decisions instantly 
  • Engage live audience during calls/webinars
  • Automate polls/surveys with scheduling 
  • Real-time visualization without complex spreadsheets 

Features 

  • Virtual Water Cooler 
  • Pictionary 
  • Internal Branding Quizzes 
  • Virtual Coffee 
  • Custom Quizzes 
  • Know Your Team 
  • Polls vs Surveys 
  • Suggestion Box 
  • Instant Engagement Real-time Visualization 
  • Powerful Automation 
  • Enterprise-grade Security

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/25 responses/month
  • Standard – $147 USD/3 months (500 monthly responses)
  • Pro – $ 228 USD/annum (1000 monthly responses) 
  • Enterprise – $5,988 USD/annum (Unlimited Responses

 

Microsoft Teams

  • Starting – $0 USD/25 responses/month
  • Standard – $147 USD/3 months (500 monthly responses)
  • Pro – $ 228 USD/annum (1000 monthly responses) 
  • Enterprise – Custom

Integrations 

  • Slack
  • Microsoft Teams 
  • Slack 
  • Microsoft Teams 
  • Service now 
  • Google Calendar 
  • Zapier 
  • Jira 

Use Cases 

  • New Employee Onboarding 
  • Employee Engagement 
  • Virtual Happy Hour 
  • Remote Teams
  • Internal Branding 
  • New Policy Communication 
  • Team Building 
  • Employee Engagement 
  • New employee Onboarding
  • Product Development 
  • Meeting Management 
  • Feedback and Coaching
  • Internal Help Desk 

Platforms Available on 

  • Slack 
  • Microsoft Teams 
  • Slack 
  • Microsoft Teams 

Conclusion

Polly has more of a survey, questionnaire or poll format of features. While these features can be creatively used to engage/interact with a set of audience or employees on specific occasions or events, they cannot be entirely used as an Employee Engagement App. With Polly, one can take feedback, opinions or responses, but it misses the fun element of employee engagement or team building. 

Trivia, on the other hand, is purpose-built for Team Building and Employee Engagement. Its variety of games and activity features make it more suitable for someone looking to make the workplace fun, engaging and interactive. 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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