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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

Kronos Workforce Ready

Top Rated
154 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Ready

Top Rated
154 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

It is a great platform and versatile for our organization even if we grow to over 20 people. We are a small business and need a responsive system tailored for small not a cookie cutter approach like several other payroll services offer.
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Kronos Workforce Ready

We have a large population of employees who don't have access to a computer during the day (and some who don't own one at home). The phone app is great! They can see their paystubs, request vacation, look at their benefits, etc., all on their phones. This is a great feature. Kronos is very easy to customize which is helpful because every employee and manager has different preferences on what is on their home page, how they use the system, what they want to see in the system and what they don't want to see. I think it would be very wise of Kronos to find a new partner in regards to taxes. BSI is no where near the kind of company or has the kind of system that Kronos provides. I have been so frustrated at times with BSI that I have thought about switching the entire HRIS system to someone else so I don't have to deal with BSI. The partnership makes Kronos look bad.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
Kronos Workforce Ready

Human Resource Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Report builder
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Pre-built reports
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.0
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5

Performance Management

ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Performance plans
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.9
Review reminders
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.4

Recruiting / ATS

ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Job Requisition Management
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Company Website Posting
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Publish to Social Media
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Applicant Tracking
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP RUN
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Pros

  • Easy to use and you can make changes at the last minute while running your payroll.
  • Accurate. Virtually never have an issue.
  • Good reporting including custom report features.
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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

  • I am not experiencing any issues.
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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 RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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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 RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
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

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
Kronos is constantly working to enhance this product and is able to roll out enhancements directly to time clocks over the internet. When we have had issues, they have been quick to respond and correct the situation in a timely manner. They are an industry leader and have the resources necessary to support their customers.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected RUN because the sales representative was thorough in her explanation of the program.
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Initially, we decided with WFR over Paycor as we had Kronos' time and attendance module in WFC. Kronos does a great job of managing time and attendance but an absolute horrible job of anything else. Were we to know this before we made the selection we would have chosen Paycor
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Return on Investment

  • Less errors made by employees
  • More errors caught by employees
  • Over all more efficient and accurate payroll cycles.
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  • Positive impact by lessening the amount of time we spend processing and submitting the payroll for each pay period.
  • Positive impact allowing us to more easily see the amount of incentive pay and over time that we are paying for each pay period and track this over time.
  • Negative impact by making it much more difficult to find errors in employee time sheets prior to payroll submission. Supervisors approve the time sheets based on scheduled versus clocked times. Previously, our legacy systems also allowed us to check scheduled versus clocked versus "typical schedule" to find variance from the norm. This was a huge help in identifying errant time clocks and moving them to the correct location or shift. With Kronos, we have found this to be impossible and have to rely on whatever the supervisor has approved.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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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.

Kronos Workforce Ready More Information