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ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings

Kronos Workforce Ready

Top Rated
154 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Ready

Top Rated
154 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

I believe ADP SmartCompliance is well suited for any organization that has implemented an HRIS system, such as Workday, but do not want to fully be responsible for the tax filings. I also feel it is very well suited to organizations such as ours that have employees in almost all 50 states. This helps to keep our payroll department staff at a minimum knowing we can rely on the cooperation between the Workday and the ADP SmartCompliance system. I think the only way I would not think SmartCompliance would be helpful would be with a very small company that would prefer to fully outsource their payroll process.
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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 SmartCompliance
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.1

Human Resource Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Kronos Workforce Ready
3.9
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5

Performance Management

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • ADP SmartCompliance is great in that it provides all the reporting and info that you need in one spot and in an organized manner.
  • I like that ADP SmartCompliance allows you to upload agency notices and track the process of where it is at.
  • ADP allows the user to update tax rates an new states easily and quickly.
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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

  • It would be great to have How To guides more easily accessible. (maybe within the sections that they pertain to). For example, a how-to guide on how to add a new state to the within the set up the screen.
  • I think that being able to download the quarterly tax filings that ADP filed on our behalf are missing. We do not know what was submitted directly to the agencies.
  • A built-in Quarter end / Year end checklist or workflow that is directly in ADP SC would be great. Currently, I reference a spreadsheet that is outside of ADP SC to ensure that I have checked the necessary reports and reconciled. If this could be a step by step task (with the due dates) within ADP SC and if you could mark it complete within the system instead of having to scan and fax the sign off sheet for the quarter... that would be great and would help keep me on track.
  • Reminders within ADP SC that would let me know when it was time to submit my Monthly file for Illinois would be great. I currently have a calendar reminder to remind me to send the monthly integration file.
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  • We would like to see better support. We ended up configuring it as needed even though we were trying to work with the KWR implementation team to get configuration done, we were not able to supply all the needed items in a timely manner so we ended up doing it ourselves as we had to pull information from our payroll team of 3 with 99 years combined experience - could have used some help with change management!
  • They have added a middleware tool that will allow us to submit and process files more efficiently, we are just implementing this but are excited to see some improvement as to the way the data is moved and secured.
  • I'd like to see more engagement from Kronos when implementing and I do not think we use their support as we feel we are strong in understanding what we have and how it is configured, however if we lose our support person in HRIS who is the main admin, we will be looking to Kronos for guidance and I'm not sure they would know how to give it since we did the configuration and made all the interfaces on our own.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
Based on 1 answer
I use ADP more often than anyone in our company, and it has saved a great deal of time, money, and effort in payroll tax.
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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 SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 2 answers
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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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

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
The account managers have too many clients to give great customer service all the time. I had to complain to get better customer service
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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
I like the tracking system that documents all questions and responses. The timing of response is generally pretty good - within a day, but if there is something critical to processing a payroll that day - be ready to make executive decisions to "guess" and fix it later. So far most of our support issues have resulted in "a glitch in the program that will be escalated" or a workaround to force accurate calculations, but [support is] unable to explain why certain errors/changes occurred.
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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance8.2
Based on 1 answer
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Kronos Workforce Ready10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is far superior
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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

  • ADP has helped me get a better understanding of the quarterly tax process and I have been able to increase my knowledge in the tax filing.
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  • Kronos Workforce Ready has helped tremendously with data exporting for recording into the general ledger. The data files are easily manipulated to accommodate changes required to accurately report expenses by department. There are several reports available to validate the expenses and insure the accuracy of the data before it is posted.
  • The reporting is used by the cost accounting group to assist the department heads with managing the labor required to complete the manufacturing process and assess the profitability of certain products based on labor costs. It is also helpful with projecting labor costs and accurately quoting prices for new products.
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Pricing Details

ADP SmartCompliance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

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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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