15Five vs. UKG Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
15Five
Score 8.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
15Five in San Francisco offers their employee performance management platform, which emphasizes employee engagement via pulse surveys and an emphasis on frequent feedback, fast one-on-one meeting planning, objective tracking, and other related features.
$7
per person/per month
UKG Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
UKG delivers cloud-based HCM solutions including UKG Pro that help businesses simplify payroll computations, accelerate talent acquisition, manage time and attendance, and support proactive, strategic talent management on a global level.N/A
Pricing
15FiveUKG Pro
Editions & Modules
Basic
$7
per person/per month
Plus
$14
per person/per month
Performance
Custom Pricing
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
15FiveUKG Pro
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
15FiveUKG Pro
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
15Five
5.0
36 Ratings
40% below category average
UKG Pro
7.9
378 Ratings
3% below category average
Corporate goal setting5.429 Ratings8.1294 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting4.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting5.235 Ratings7.7360 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.328 Ratings8.0252 Ratings
Performance tracking5.632 Ratings7.8334 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
6.6
36 Ratings
19% below category average
UKG Pro
8.1
466 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance plans6.325 Ratings7.9416 Ratings
Plan weighting6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking4.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.118 Ratings7.7327 Ratings
Review status tracking5.126 Ratings8.4437 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow6.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.629 Ratings8.3398 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.123 Ratings8.3338 Ratings
Reporting5.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.4
805 Ratings
6% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.8733 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.7764 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.7735 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.3723 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.8645 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.3658 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.1519 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.6
748 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.0711 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.3337 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.9233 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.0645 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.3704 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.8575 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.057 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.5
564 Ratings
5% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.8505 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.4530 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.1435 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.5
800 Ratings
4% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.8771 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.9778 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.5566 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.4289 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.9761 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.6
190 Ratings
10% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.6190 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
7.7
737 Ratings
1% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.7716 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.8727 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.6497 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.7
559 Ratings
8% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.6556 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.7446 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.6
188 Ratings
8% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.6155 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.5165 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.5164 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings8.6153 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
15Five
-
Ratings
UKG Pro
8.5
458 Ratings
8% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.8436 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.1424 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.8335 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.9392 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.2325 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.6423 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.4390 Ratings
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User Ratings
15FiveUKG Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
6.7
(43 ratings)
8.3
(931 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.7
(194 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(188 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(74 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(331 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(24 ratings)
6.0
(493 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(87 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(202 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(86 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(76 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(65 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(93 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(55 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(48 ratings)
User Testimonials
15FiveUKG Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
15Five
I believe if your managers can't make time to have in-person or live check-ins with their employees, the 15Five surveys and tools can create a semblance of care and follow-up, but many employees resent how impersonal it is. If you are able to have more face-to-face interactions or Zoom one-on-ones, those are almost always better-received by employees.
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UKG
UKG did well when we had issues with employees working for both agencies. We called the Rapid Response Team, and they fixed those issues on their back end. Another example is with the Amended W-2 form; they gave us instructions to do it ourselves, but it was not working, and need to make phone calls to get help.
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Pros
15Five
  • The Pulse Check feature is both easy to use and allows staff and management to gauge how team health is.
  • The metric and key performance tools are very well designed.
  • Automated reminders and reporting are great features.
  • I find the customer services to be best in class.
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UKG
  • UKG has an amazing support team to reach out to if assistance is needed
  • All add-ons of UKG Pro integrate seamlessly making it a powerful software program
  • UKG Pro is very configurable to meet the specific needs of companies
  • It is easy to use and navigate
  • The mobile app is loved by all employees and provides on-demand access
  • The Ultimate Community is amazing!! On-demand information on all products and how they are used. Connect with other companies that use UKG Pro and learn from each other.
  • The Learning Centre is also amazing!! Learning right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
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Cons
15Five
  • The more business units and teams you adopt consistently using 15five, the more you see the full value.
  • Reporting - it would be helpful to see an entire org chart breakdown of the goals hit/missed at the end of each quarter.
  • Recommendations - focus points/alerts on OKRs that aren't progressing and auto-generated action items you should take would be really useful functionality.
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UKG
  • As UKG is aware, the support for customers needs some improvement. As the recent changes to the staffing/support hierarchy take effect, I hope to see some relief to the current frustrations.
  • As the UKG Pro products evolve, they need to become more integrated and less segmented. Having to purchase multiple products that then need to coordinate for processing leads to issues.
  • As users, we have a lot of options for self-service and customization, but some simple fixes still require assistance from UKG support. Give us the power to help ourselves whenever possible.
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Likelihood to Renew
15Five
This program is the absolute best I've ever used in 30 years with organizations. Not only do I enjoy being a user and "filling it out" every week- but I would personally buy it if available for goal tracking in my personal life I love it that much!
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UKG
We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
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Usability
15Five
It's very simple to use - not overly complicated. You wouldn't need training to use. There are some features I never use because I don't understand -- like one on ones. However we use without and still find a lot of value in it!
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UKG
Mobile App: Really easy to use and its nice to have an HR software that actually has an mobile application to be able to enter time and to take care of everything with. Web App: The system is relatively easy to use with maybe a little training at the beginning if you have used another system. But the site is really easy to use and a lot better having everything under one roof
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Reliability and Availability
15Five
No answers on this topic
UKG
I've found Ultipro to be completely reliable. Outages are typically planned to occur on weekends and only once did I have connections issues connecting Citrix to the server where our environment was housed, but within the hour connection was restored. I think that's a pretty good track record, considering I've used the suite daily for over three years. Especially when processing payroll--say the internet goes down in the middle of you performing a task... Ultipro is able to recognize that a connection error occurred and quickly restores the process that was running, avoiding lost productivity.
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Performance
15Five
No answers on this topic
UKG
Normally UKG Pro loads quickly. We had been having major issues with reports running in a timely manner but recently they broke out our virtual server to another instance where is wasn't sharing resources and that seems to have helped reporting run more efficiently.
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Support Rating
15Five
15Five support is quick and helpful. We work with other vendors in the people management space and performance tracking/management who offshore their support or force us into long queues to chat for support and it just doesn't support our needs very well. 15Five is responsive and speedy. We constantly evaluate our vendors for their support and have switched vendors in the past in other areas because of limited support capabilities
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UKG
The quality of UKG Support is related directly to the UKG rep. who handles the issue. In some cases you get someone who really is good at supporting the product and others may not have as much experience and it shows
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In-Person Training
15Five
No answers on this topic
UKG
I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
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Online Training
15Five
Very helpful webinar training. They answer questions, the slides are all very helpful, and they send you the presentation once the webinar is complete so that you can share with your team.
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UKG
Most of the online training was very generic (to be expected) but we had specific requirements for configuration that could have been better addressed with more individual sessions earlier on from our project team. However, we did finally begin booking training sessions with our implementation team which were recorded, and so provided additional information for how to correctly configure and test the system.
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Implementation Rating
15Five
It was very easy and support was super helpful!
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UKG
Make sure you have all of your tax account information with all the states you are registered in available and that you are knowledgeable about the filing status, frequency, etc. We had some unique challenges with our state unemployment tax set up that I was not aware of and needed to be addressed prior to going live. Working with the state unemployment office can be a challenge.
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Alternatives Considered
15Five
Visually 15Five blows Yammer out of the water! Yammer was easy to use as well, but it felt very difficult to get on to and was not single sign-on when we were using it. 15Five allows for easy login with single sing on feature and has less "clicks" to get to where I need to be on the program. I also love the app way more than Yammer!
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UKG
UKG Pro won hands-down. The flexibility, the family feel of the partnership, the customer support model, the reporting, the scalability, and the custom-programming needs of company-specific items were all much better than the competitors. The cost comparison also came in either close to or less than the others so the cost/benefit FAR outweighed the competitors.
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Scalability
15Five
No answers on this topic
UKG
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Return on Investment
15Five
  • It holds each employee to a certain standard by having them select their own list
  • Gives them the opportunity to reach their list of goals
  • Being able to accomplish each set goal and/or priority gives a sense of pride in each person's work as they are able to check off what has been done
  • On the negative, it can also show what the employee is not being done and may show poorly if there is a consistent pattern of not completing tasks
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UKG
  • We have increased our HR activities to 85% through UKG. OSHA and Leave need to be pulled in
  • Reduced from a 1000 pieces of pay statements to @ 10 per pay roll through Direct deposit and cash pay cards.
  • Onboarding signoffs have improved audit records for signed job descriptions, i-9 forms, hand book sign off and policy sign off
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ScreenShots

15Five Screenshots

Screenshot of Celebrate wins, tout progress, and give good feedback where good feedback is due.Screenshot of 15Five Home DashboardScreenshot of Connect managers with their teams through regular Check-Ins that lead to actionable insights.

UKG Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of UKG Pro People CenterScreenshot of UKG Pro PayrollScreenshot of UKG Pro Mobile AppScreenshot of UKG Pro RecruitingScreenshot of UKG Pro Employee Voice