With distributed teams around the country, Aptive had no insight into exactly how much money was being spent on rewards and recognition until the end of the fiscal year. Incentive spend was unclear, untracked, and ineffective. That’s why they invested in Awardco.
Nearly drowning in receipts and spending too much time sorting through the budgets of each branch led Aptive to seek a better solution. Aptive’s HR admins soon found Awardco, and realized the powerful reporting capabilities available through the platform were exactly what they needed to track incentive spend. “We now have complete visibility into budgetary usage and recognitions. Before, nobody could see recognitions at all—it was always done on a small scale, one-on-one from manager to employee,” relates Lacy Andersen, Aptive project manager. “Now everyone in the company can see the successes of others and celebrate those with them, and we can see how managers are using the funds we’ve given them. Our budgets have equalized almost entirely—down to the dollar.”
In the first year of using the platform, Aptive gained complete visibility into its incentive budgets, and was empowered to manage it in a much more effective way. Not only has Aptive reduced its incentive spend, but the incentive budget it has spent has been much more productive and directed than ever before. Now that it’s moving into its second year of rewarding recognition, Aptive is excited to see how the increased visibility into budgets leads to further progress and productivity throughout the entire organization.