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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Resource

ADP is best if you have a really knowledgeable client rep that has been your contact for multiple sessions. Otherwise, you are forced to reiterate the problems to multiple parties. If you have a dedicated staff member who is knowledgeable of your processes, then ADP is a good resource for payroll needs.
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Kronos Workforce Ready

Administration and accounting for employees to input their hours. As long as an employee can have the training, then they can go in and input their hours. However, Kronos can be slow and it can be confusing without the training needed to input the hours. Otherwise, once you have the training it's very self-explanatory
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Employee demographic data
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Employment history
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Organizational charting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Organization and location management
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8

Payroll Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Pay calculation
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Benefit plan administration
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.3
Direct deposit files
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Approval workflow
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Balance details
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Employee Self Service

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Update personal information
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
View company policy documentation
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
View job history
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6

Asset Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

HR Reporting

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.8
Report builder
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.1
Pre-built reports
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.6

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Individual goal setting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Performance tracking
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3

Performance Management

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.1
Performance plans
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.2
Review status tracking
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.9
Review reminders
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Multiple review frequency
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.8

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Job Requisition Management
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Company Website Posting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Applicant Tracking
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Resource
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

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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  • The timekeeping feature in Kronos Workforce Ready is easy for anyone to use, from supervisor to staff level, and also for a multitude of employee types.
  • Kronos Workforce Ready allows us to process payroll in less than one day - compared to three full days with the last software we used!
  • Being able to send email notifications for expiring credentials, as well as creating a customized to-do checklist for employees is a really helpful tool.
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Cons

  • ADP organization has too many layers and you often have to speak to multiple people to find the right solution.
  • There doesn't appear to be efficient communication between the internal teams at ADP - the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Thus, you often have to re-explain your issues.
  • During the implementation of the software, it was not very coordinated. Some contacts were more knowledgeable than others and there was not uniform expertise.
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  • Kronos Workforce Ready could be a little bit more compatible with Apple products.
  • An easy, more useful app would be great to help encourage our employees to use Kronos.
  • More customization when it comes to personnel file categories would be nice.
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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 Ready1.5
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 Ready6.5
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
We did not get much support when we were trying to implement. We felt like we were the only company with requirements for both Canada and the US and this seemed odd to us because North America is the most common place it was implemented. We found there was no integration with our source system so this made us have to create files so we can update members by position and make sure the right managers are in place for each group. We were not able to produce the requirements in a timely manner and we were not treated respectfully by the project manager from Kronos at the time
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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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We looked at several other HR/Payroll solutions before deciding on Kronos Workforce Ready. I cannot remember the names of any of them, but Kronos seemed to be the most user friendly and complete
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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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  • Kronos Workforce Ready has had a very positive impact on our organization. We set up notices that go to the managers to alert them if an employee shows up late for work or comes in late after lunch. It also alerts the manager if an employee is approaching overtime hours. This has helped our bottom line greatly.
  • Kronos Workforce Ready has reduced the number of payroll errors and increased productivity by having the timekeeping module flow directly into the payroll module. We used to have them hand send in paper time sheets which we had to key into the old payroll system. That took a lot of time and there was ample opportunity for mistakes.
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Pricing Details

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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