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ADP ezLaborManager

ADP ezLaborManager works well when you have several computers for your employees to access. If you don't, the delay for everyone to clock in/out can get very frustrating. Making sure to have the other suites with ADP also is recommended. The system didn't seem to be down often but was fairly quick to login and navigate.
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Kronos Workforce Ready

-Everyday usage as a timecard/swipe machine.-Keeping track of hours worked and PTO accrual.-Solving disputes between employees over schedules and time worked.-Keeping relationships between salaried and hourly caregivers equitable.-Replacing old fashioned pencil and paper systems that were error-prone and slow.-Call-ups of records any time of day/night.-Location agnostic.-Supervisors and leaders can view records of all employees.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Employee demographic data
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Employment history
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Job profiles and administration
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Organizational charting
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.5
Organization and location management
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6

Payroll Management

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Pay calculation
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Benefit plan administration
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Approval workflow
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Balance details
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Employee Self Service

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Update personal information
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
View job history
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7

Asset Management

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

HR Reporting

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.8
Report builder
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Pre-built reports
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.6

Onboarding

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
New hire portal
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Manager tracking tools
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Performance and Goals

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Individual goal setting
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Performance tracking
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Performance Management

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Performance plans
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.2
Review status tracking
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Review reminders
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Multiple review frequency
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0

Succession Planning

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5

Recruiting / ATS

ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Job Requisition Management
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Company Website Posting
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Job Search Site Posting
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Applicant Tracking
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Notifications and Alerts
ADP ezLaborManager
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9

Pros

  • Ease of use: This system was particularly easy to use for employees, managers, and administrators. The user-friendly interface and straightforward design helped make accessing and using it that much easier.
  • Viewing: For employees clocking in the system it was easy to clock in/out and also see totals of each week worked along with totals in month/year and vacation accruals.
  • Reporting: This option for administrators was very beneficial and fairly simple to run for novice users.
  • Administrator: The ability to view all partners, edit any employee as needed and ease of making changes in a short period of time.
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  • The hardware is the industry best--we never hear any complaints about the card swipe machines or their usage
  • Easy synchronization with other software platforms like Nortel, NICE WFM and many more
  • User facing portal is simple to use and lets everyone keep up to date on their usage and accruals
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Cons

  • The Time off Requests feature is limited, if an employee requests time in April for July, and in June the employee reports to someone new the system does not update the request to the new manager, it is still sent to old manager.
  • In the 2.0 Work Force Now, ezLaborManager allowed you to add a note to the day but in the 10.0 version you may only add a note to the time sheet not the day.
  • Reports cannot be customized to incorporate data from other areas such as payroll and HR.
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  • The tax piece of Kronos was the one thing that has made me slightly regret my decision to use Kronos. We have 7 EINs so we have a lot of taxes to file on a quarterly basis. The BSI system we have to use (which is a third party) is terrible. We have had nothing but problems with it. BSI has some agreement with Kronos that doesn't allow us to speak directly with BSI and it's extremely frustrating. We are on our 5th quarter of filing using the BSI system and are still having issues. This is not much of an automated process and the BSI system seems so far behind Kronos' technology. It's not user-friendly and has definitely caused a lot of issues. If there was one thing I would change about Kronos it would be the tax filing portion. Maybe if we didn't have to use BSI it would be different. The systems I have used in the past have processed our quarterly taxes for us so this was a big change for me.
  • I do not like that the system allows employees to request vacation time that they may not have available. Employees can request time off even if they don't have any vacation available and if their supervisor approves it, it populates in their timecard. I have caught several employees with negative vacation balances in the system. I think it should not allow them to request this time off if they don't have a current balance in the system.
  • When you terminate an employee, their benefits don't automatically terminate. You have to go into each active benefit and put the termination date in or your reports won't be correct. This should be something that automatically occurs once you terminate that employee.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP ezLaborManager8.0
Based on 1 answer
Still have some issues with it but usage seems to improve
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Kronos Workforce Ready1.4
Based on 2 answers
We have begun looking for other vendors to supply this products need as Kronos WFR cannot deliver the suite of applications which it should with this product.*6/5/17 Edit - We started the new year with a new application. WFR proved to be unable to correct the errors within the application. We are much happier with the new application as we can use it effectively.
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Usability

ADP ezLaborManager7.0
Based on 1 answer
ADP is a good system to track information but, what it lacks is just some detail that provides time savings. Some instances they have made "updates" that tend to have been better previous to those "updates." One example is for staff to see how they have used their time off in the past. There should be an easy way to report and review such other than looking at pay periods. Pay statement and review and totals can also improve.
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Kronos Workforce Ready9.6
Based on 3 answers
While some tasks such as updating an employee's basic info, password, and approver preferences are very easy to do and straightforward (all combined on a single employee maintenance page and updateable through a single 'save'), other items prove to be more cumbersome such as navigating through multiple layers of employees when you are up higher in management with more system rights
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Performance

ADP ezLaborManager7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Kronos Workforce Ready6.6
Based on 5 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
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Support

ADP ezLaborManager7.0
Based on 1 answer
Response isn't timely and some reps are not as helpful as others.
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Kronos Workforce Ready7.5
Based on 52 answers
Kronos support is great in the ability for a representative to take our needs seriously and respond with care, however, there are times when the need for support was time sensitive (for payroll processing purposes) and the response rate caused us hiccups in our timeline. Our company also has many customized options to our package and company build and at times things were miscommunicated in regards to the builds - this was only in the beginning though and has since been great.
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Online Training

ADP ezLaborManager8.0
Based on 1 answer
The training provided was based on a generic database and reporting which made it difficult to compare when you had your own database to work at. It also didn't provide good written materials that would be useful after the training session. It was more geared towards the practice tests or applications within the training.
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Implementation

ADP ezLaborManager3.0
Based on 1 answer
Should have had a project manager from ADP to assist.
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Kronos Workforce Ready10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

ADP exLaborManager - I prefer ADP over the Paycor and Aon Hewitt timecard applications. This software was more user friendly, had easier access, reporting, and tracking hours than the others I have used. I am not saying the others are horrible, just that ADP was more simplistic to use and administer than the others.
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Simplex Heritage was the time card system that we utilized prior to implementing Kronos Workforce Ready. The system was generally reliable but we did see several times that the machines broke down and required a visit by a Simplex technician to fix it. Service was not generally available in a timely manner. If one of our Kronos clocks has a issue (none have so far) employees could simply clock in on a different clock on our network. The Simplex system had very limited capabilities and almost non-existing reporting ability. The Kronos system was much more robust in capabilities and new features and enhancements can be downloaded to the clocks. As a result, they are somewhat future proof.
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Return on Investment

  • The time savings from having to calculate the vacation, sick, bereavement was well worth the cost of this software.
  • We were able to login once to ADP to then use ezLaborManager which helped save time from having to login multiple times and having to use different shortcuts to access the websites/modular.
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  • We no longer need to maintain a stock of unused time cards and no longer need to store used time cards since this is a paperless system. In addition it is easier and faster to find historical data.
  • Problems with employees time (missed punches for example) can be corrected more quickly (at any time) instead of at the end of a pay period when managers may not remember what actually took place in the no longer recent past.
  • There is no concern for employees clocking other employees in (accidentally or otherwise) since we opted to utilize the optional biometric fingerprint readers.
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Pricing Details

ADP ezLaborManager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
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ADP ezLaborManager Editions & Modules
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Kronos Workforce Ready

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Kronos Workforce Ready Editions & Modules
Kronos Workforce Ready
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