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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

Kronos Workforce Central

Top Rated
74 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 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 RUN

RUN is good for companies that don't have a dedicated team for payroll and human resources. Everything you need can be found within the platform, including recruiting, forms and templates. If you don't want to take the time to add employees to the system, you can simply enter their name and email and turn it over to them to enter their info. Employees have access to their check stubs and can adjust their taxes, etc. on their own, saving the employer time and overhead. I don't believe that the platform is ideal for companies who have zero experience with payroll, as I believe having a dedicated representative for questions is more beneficial in those scenarios, but anyone who has done it for a few years should find the platform ideal and user-friendly.
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Kronos Workforce Central

We use Kronos Workforce Central only for it's timekeeping and scheduling/forecasting capabilities. It absolutely meets our needs for these areas. The reporting functionality also serves us well; exporting reports in excel covers the needs for most teams that use the system. Finally, business leaders and local HR crews are able to run reports on the teams they support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Pros

  • The software platform is incredibly easy to learn and user-friendly.
  • The cost is surprisingly better than other payroll processing platforms, especially considering what is included and the longstanding national reputation of ADP.
  • The simplicity, automation, and available templates and reports are incredibly helpful to our growing organization.
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  • Rolling the timekeeping into the payroll system is much easier than with our previous system.
  • Kronos is extremely robust and has many features that we have not begin to use.
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Cons

  • More details about employees access
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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 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 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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Support

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Company recommended by a friend who is also a Business owner.
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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

  • Too soon to tell.
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  • It helped lower our overtime cost
  • It helped identify problem employees so that we did not invest in more training.
  • It made employees more accountable in a hospital setting where accountability is crucial
  • the reporting features saved so much time
  • Made unemployment claims easier to fight for people with time and attendance problems in Texas
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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

Kronos Workforce Central

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