Using the Motivosity Staging Environment

When using and setting up Motivosity, there might be times where you want to try something out without actually affecting your live data.

We've got just the tool for you! app.motivosity-sandbox.com will allow you to give appreciations, upload your team data, and play around with any other aspect of the Motivosity system in a non-destructive manner that will reset each night based on where the live system left off that day.

If your domain is companyX.motivosity.com you can use companyX.motivosity-sandbox.com.

If you are testing APIs, the URL is now app.motivosity-sandbox.com. Please note that you can test SSO on sandbox by building a configuration that returns to motivosity-sandbox.com while on the sandbox site.

Some things to note:

For the most part, the sandbox looks and functions exactly like the live system. However, you will not be able to make purchases in the store in the sandbox. You will also not be able to see profile pictures/background photos, but will see default icons instead. Remember, everything you do in the sandbox will reset overnight, so any testing you do, you'll want to ensure is done within a day.

Enjoy!

New Motivosity Tax Summary Report

Motivosity is always trying to create new ways to make your life easier.

As an administrator or finance administrator of your company's Motivosity account, you will now have access to a new report that allows you to see a detailed history of redeemed cash broken down by type. These types are eGift, Local, Anniversary, and Birthday. Re-gift and Charitable donations aren't reported because they don't have any effect on each employees tax return.

Keep in mind that when dollars are being thrown around in the system, it acts like monopoly money up until the point that it is redeemed. At that point, it is considered taxable.

If you go into your insights page, in the left-hand column you'll see the Tax Summary report. Click on that and you'll see your company like the image below. NOTE: Make sure you select the right time frame in the 'Showing results for _______' drop-down menu.

When reading the report, 'E-Gift' and 'Local' will show amounts redeemed by employees. This is important because like a wise man once said... "A dollar spent is a dollar taxed."

'Anniversary' and 'Birthday' will only show amounts if your company has decided to award physical items on these special occasions through Motivosity. For example, if you give each employee a 300$ watch once they hit 5 years, 300$ will show up under Anniversary. If you had a company t-shirt for each birthday, the dollar amount linked with that shirt would show up under Birthday.

The 'Total' section just adds up the other four for you, giving you a total taxable amount from the selected period inside of Motivosity. Legally this report should be run once per year and tacked onto the employees' W-2.

For more information on how Motivosity and taxes work together, please read the document below.

Motivosity and Taxes

 

Configuring and Using the Motivosity Google Chrome Extension

Now that your Motivosity account is up and running, there are some sweet things you can do to enjoy and streamline your giving and receiving.

To add the Chrome extension, first, go to this link.

In the top right of the main window, you'll want to click the prompt to 'ADD TO CHROME' 

Next, you'll see a small prompt appear near the top of your browser asking if you really want to add Motivosity. You know you want to, so click Add Extension.

From there, you may or may not notice, but a small little MV square will show up next to your other Chrome extensions. Give that a push and you'll have the ability to start the login process.

Your company may support SSO, if that's the case, you'll want to enter your address ex: company.motivosity.com

If your company doesn't support it or you don't know the address, don't fret - you can still log in using the default app.motivosity.com

After inputting your login credentials you'll be greeted with a baby version of Motivosity that allows you to easily give appreciations while surfing the web and watching epic fail compilations on YouTube.

Similar to in-app appreciations, you can search for peers, leave a thank you, and link that thanks to a company value. After that, it's just up to you to decide how much, using what money, and if you want it to be private or not.

Submit that appreciation!

Force Delete User Function

When you delete a user, their account will continue to exist for three days in the Deleted User Report found on the Insights page of your administrator account.

Sometimes you really just need a user gone forever NOW!

If that's the case, go to that Deleted User Report found on the left side of your Insights page.  You should see something like this.

Press that red Force Delete button but be warned, if you go through with this, it is non-reversible! 

Just to double check, you'll be prompted to confirm the action. If you press yes, they'll be gone for good.