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ADP Resource

27 Ratings

Kronos Workforce Ready

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154 Ratings

ADP Resource

27 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Ready

Top Rated
154 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Resource

This is no fault of ADP, I would want to use our software to it's full potential. [I would like to use it for] letting the employees have access to their records for changes to their address and to view their payroll records. I like that I have so much access to process payroll but I, feel the cost does not justify the use. It is pricey for what I am using it for and this is the decision of our President.
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Kronos Workforce Ready

Before Kronos Workforce Ready, our HR Department was manually tracking each employee's medical and license expirations. With the notification and tracking features in Kronos, a simple report helps us get a quick eye on each of these areas, as well as gives us the ability to skip sending out notifications to employees manually.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Employee demographic data
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Employment history
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Job profiles and administration
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7
Organization and location management
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8

Payroll Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.1
Benefit plan administration
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Approval workflow
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Balance details
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1

Employee Self Service

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Update personal information
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
View company policy documentation
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
View job history
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Asset Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4

HR Reporting

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Report builder
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Pre-built reports
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.0

Onboarding

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
New hire portal
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Manager tracking tools
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3

Performance and Goals

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2
Individual goal setting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
3.9
Performance tracking
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.4

Performance Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.0
Performance plans
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7
Review status tracking
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Review reminders
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Multiple review frequency
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.3

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Job Requisition Management
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Company Website Posting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Publish to Social Media
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Applicant Tracking
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Pros

  • ADP has an easy to read portal that is easy to navigate. The UI is fairly intuitive and as a user I can find the right information quickly.
  • The ADP portal is flexible in the sense that we can change payroll amounts for special circumstances such as a special bonus or special payout. This allows our payroll team to make the necessary changes right away.
  • The reporting capabilities are quite robust and there are many ways to customize reports that we use for finance, payroll, HR, etc.
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  • Displays our vacation used, approved, taken, and what is forecasted that we have remaining. Great one stop shop!
  • Automates approvals by managers and once submitted approvals go directly to payroll and they can properly and quickly load to ADP saving time and giving more quality.
  • Easy to use and submit for time off. We have set up all of our reasons and it is tracked by member and by manager group so the manager can see all of his employees' time off in one calendar.
  • Eliminates paper! Quick and easy to submit time cards after validation then workflow takes it to the manager which then takes it to payroll.
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Cons

  • My biggest peeve is....and they are aware of this - a new state is sometimes very difficult to set up. With all the different classifications in states back east, it can take days to get it set up correctly.
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  • The Kronos Workforce Ready mobile app could use some improvements. About half of our hourly employees are in the field and may or may not have a computer with them, so we allow them to use the mobile app for clocking in and out on their phones. It seems that the majority of the missing punches were caused by a glitch in the mobile app.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Resource10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have a lot of experience and trust in this software package - actually any software package from ADP. The training that I have gotten over the years has always been complete and the representatives that I have had over the years are all EXCEPTIONAL! Looking back in the 20 plus years of experience, I can say truthfully there are only 1-3 persons who I would rather not have worked with at ADP. I find their customer service, and phone reps do their best to get the job done. This makes my job easier in the process.
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Kronos Workforce Ready1.7
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 Resource10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really.....I hate to keep repeating my self but I am very confident in any ADP software. They are worldwide and have proven their capabilities throughout the world
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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

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Kronos Workforce Ready6.4
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

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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
I have had to contact Kronos support a few times regarding questions that I hadn't thought about during implementation. They have a website where you can search for answers to your problems, but if you can't find what you need, then you can submit a case. Usually within a couple of hours, someone that is extremely knowledgeable about your problem will call you, usually log into your computer via GoToAssist and walk you through the solution so that you understand. I have never had a bad experience with Kronos support
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Alternatives Considered

Before my time, Uyemura was using ADP Paynet Plus and switched to another software, who shall go unnamed, but it was a complete bust. The taxes were calculated incorrectly on employees who have a car allowance and of course this a very big area for mistakes. We quickly switched back to ADP Paynet plus.
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In comparison to the previous payroll system, Kronos is 150% better in user friendliness, time tracking, data exporting and updates for changes as implemented. There are webinars scheduled by Kronos to make the users aware of changes and improvements to the system and technical support to assist with issues as they arise. The old system had technical support but they made the changes that were needed and took time to make those changes. By contrast, Kronos technical support walks us through the process to make the changes and empowers us to make the changes adhoc.
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Return on Investment

  • We currently use ADP Resource for payroll and some HR only. We have been approached for the 401k and insurance portion of ADP Resource but we have separate third party administrators for those.
  • The customer service is outstanding. I would not change anything.
  • I understand and agree that the employee's would benefit from viewing and making limited changes to their employee record and this will be approached in the next meeting we have with the president of the company.
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  • With automated time reports, managers are able to see where they stand on potential overtime hours that could generate by employees
  • Payroll processes are streamlined speeding up the whole process from start to end - it used to take nearly 8 hours to process payroll on a different system, and now it is possible in just a few hours (which includes timesheet reviews, audits, etc.)
  • Being a web based system, it has lightened the load of work for our in-house IT department and they are able to spend their time working on other things instead of the payroll system.
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ADP Resource

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Kronos Workforce Ready

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
For pricing information please contact Sales at 1 (800) 225-1561.

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