Bonfyre’s Microsoft Teams Integration Awarded “Remote Work Tech Innovation of the Year” by RemoteTech Breakthrough - Bonfyre

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Bonfyre’s Microsoft Teams Integration Awarded “Remote Work Tech Innovation of the Year”  

ST. LOUIS, June 23, 2022 – Bonfyre for Microsoft Teams was recognized today as the “Remote Work Tech Innovation of the Year” in the 2022 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards. The awards are conducted by RemoteTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization honoring excellence in technologies that empower remote work and distributed teams around the globe.

In today’s more virtual work experience, it’s harder than ever to build workplace culture and belonging. DDI studied 16,000 leaders and found that 80% say they are ineffective at leading virtual teams. Leaders also stated they are spending 50% less time interacting with their employees than what’s needed. They need help.

Bonfyre for Microsoft Teams, accessible within Microsoft AppSource, is the only end-to-end engagement solution that combines a fully embedded suite of engagement tools with the pre-packaged actions and event-based automation Leaders and Organizations need to build culture and higher performing teams at scale – all without requiring employees to download or visit another app.

RemoteTech Breakthrough performs a comprehensive evaluation of remote technology solutions, recognizing the creativity, hard work and success of companies in this space. This year’s award program attracted more than 1,700 nominations worldwide, with winners in other categories including Aircall, Namely, Notion, and WalkMe.

“Employees are spending a lot of time – 8+ hours a day – within productivity platforms like Microsoft Teams and have too many digital destinations and tools,” says Mark Sawyier, Bonfyre co-founder and CEO. “We are excited to bring Bonfyre’s award winning employee recognition, team building, communications, feedback, and wellbeing capabilities right into Microsoft Teams – delivering a superior user experience that makes it easy for leaders, teams, and organizations to build culture and improve performance. We are honored to be recognized by RemoteTech Breakthrough for the innovative work we’ve been doing to drive engagement.”

To further extend Bonfyre’s core capabilities, leaders also have access to pre-packaged actions and reminders from Bonfyre’s Culture Coach they can launch in just 2-3 clicks – saving them time as they welcome a new hire, celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries, collect milestone-based feedback, put training programs into action, drive DEI and culture programs, and more. And the data Bonfyre captures helps bridge the gap between engagement survey scores and the everyday actions that drive them.

Mark Sawyier continues: “Our embedded tools, automation, and prepackaged actions create a a ‘closed circuit’, unlocking unique insights into which specific actions have the highest uptake rate, performance, and correlation to business outcomes like retention, engagement scores, and performance. All without relying on self-reporting.”

About Bonfyre
Bonfyre is a workplace culture platform for building human connections in a modern, more remote workforce. We do this by giving leaders and employees the engagement tools they need to build culture in their preferred channel (including Microsoft Teams, email, SMS, WhatsApp and the standalone Bonfyre App). Along with Bonfyre’s Culture Coach, we bring those tools to life by automatically delivering pre-packaged actions team members can take in just a few clicks to welcome a new hire, celebrate a birthday or training certification, launch a team building activity and more. With all these pieces together – the engagement capabilities, Culture Coach and our platform integrations – Bonfyre has end-to-end visibility into which actions leaders take, which have high engagement and how these actions correlate to and drive business outcomes like higher retention, engagement scores and performance. Bonfyre was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in St. Louis. Gather around™ with Bonfyre.

About RemoteTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in technologies, services, companies and products that empower remote work and distributed teams around the globe. The RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of technology companies and solutions in categories including messaging & communication, project management, virtual events, team collaboration, virtual offices, collaborative design and more. For more information visit

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