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Kronos Workforce Central

Top Rated
74 Ratings

ADP ezLaborManager

25 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Central

Top Rated
74 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP ezLaborManager

ADP ezLaborManager is a good software to compliment RUN Powered by ADP. I am not sure how well it would work with other payroll processing programs. As long as you teach your employees and managers to use the functions with in the system and monitor your discounts you shouldn't be disappointed.
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Kronos Workforce Central

As someone managing staff I am extremely happy with Kronos as the primary timekeeping system for my organization. As an employee myself, I too utilize Kronos for vacation requests, and this is painless and easy for both myself and my own manager to approve paid leave. As a clinical entity, there is a huge variation in schedules among teams, and Kronos has the ability to capture and accommodate all of them. The numerous pay codes that can be set up and easily selected is wonderful for our financial leaders to review productivity, overtime, and patient/non-patient time on clinical units. As with many of the tools I use, Kronos would be overkill for even a small organization that can easily bill or manually track hours.
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Pros

  • Reports are Excel exportable.
  • Tracks the hours for ACA.
  • The reports are a great asset in the reconciliation of our outside staffing companies.
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  • Time and Attendance integration is exceptional, whether using time clocks on online clocking capabilities at off-site locations that lack physical time clocks
  • The ability to track details from an HR perspective, such as educational requirements (and expirations), immunization status, etc was well built
  • Security is very granular, so you can give certain users access to certain pieces of the application, while maintaining security in other areas.
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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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  • Workforce Central supervisors interact with the system using a web browser. Advanced time card options require the client PC to use the Java Runtime Environment (Java). Kronos has struggled over the years to keep up with the Java updates and at times, this has been a source of frustration for our campus supervisors. Java related issues include very slow system response times and in some instances, a failure to access the system completely. In fairness, many vendors have also struggled with Java updates. Preferably, vendors would move away from the Java requirement.
  • On a University campus, student employees often have multiple jobs. These part-time jobs are in various departments with different funding sources and supervisors. The Workforce Central product historically did not work well for employees with multiple jobs. Kronos has begun to offer new software enhancements that are designed to address this issue, but the updates are an additional cost and not included in the base Workforce Central product.
  • While the Workforce Central solution contains many standard reports, adding custom reports is not easy and requires billable support from Kronos.
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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 Central8.5
Based on 10 answers
Once an enterprise system is purchased, configured, deployed, and accepted at a University, changing or replacing that system becomes very difficult. The sunk costs of training supervisors and employees and creating a support model become a road block for future changes. Kronos Workforce Central does its job at the University and will be the time collection system of record for the foreseeable future
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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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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 Central9.4
Based on 2 answers
Having no experience with Kronos prior to using it in March 2016, their customer service team taught me how to use it the right way after my initial training at work. I am well-versed in data analysis using Excel and Access primarily, so once I discovered that Kronos had a reporting feature built in, I've used the feature quite a few times to help our properties evaluate their production costs and make good labor decisions. I give Kronos a 10 because once a person takes the time to learn how to use the software, they'll realize that Kronos is far more effective than most, and gives users more ways to access their information where and when they want to.
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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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Kronos Workforce Central8.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Again, since we have not used anything in the past, I can not compare one product to the other.
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During my tenure at my organization we've only used Kronos and have not considered moving to another application to document employee time.
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Return on Investment

  • Assisted in the control of cost in association to our outside staffing.
  • The system could better considering the cost.
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  • The application has made documenting employee hours and overtime calculation user friendly. The experience in using the timeclock and PC has been a positive experience for staff.
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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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Kronos Workforce Central

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Kronos Workforce Central Editions & Modules
Kronos Workforce Central
Additional Pricing Details
Contact sales for pricing information at 1 (800)-225-1561.