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ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is my company's PEO. Being an HR department of one, the support I received from the was worth its weight in gold. They have so many resources already in place that I was able to make use of instead of researching and creating myself. One part of having them as a PEO that I wasn't a fan of, was the limitations we had in choosing our benefit carriers. They had contracts with two health carriers to choose from. So if we weren't happy with rates, there was only so much room to negotiate, at the carriers knew that.
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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 TotalSource
8.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.9
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.0

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.5
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.6
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.1
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.2
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.9
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.8

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Pros

  • The prebuilt reports were excellent
  • TotalSource came with the Employee Service Center support - the best part of TS
  • The software integrated with our time keeping system which made payroll a little easier
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  • Easy to access in the sense that it simply takes a click of a button.
  • Comprehensible meaning that it is not difficult to understand how the system works as long as you have someone explain it to you.
  • Easy to use in the sense that it's not hard to remember how to use it. It's easy to explore.
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Cons

  • While the prebuilt reports were great, I would have to contact TS in order to get a custom report. This only happened a few times because like I said, they had a variety of prebuilt reports that fit my needs
  • iReports was implemented and it became more difficult to find employee paystubs and find YTD pay
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  • More training necessary to use it because you do need at least half an hour for someone to explain it to you.
  • Slow in the sense that it takes a long time for it to load.
  • Difficult to complete in the sense that there's a lot of things you have to double check in order for it to go through properly.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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

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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

Paychex is probably the worst system I have used. It's not intuitive at all and is lacking in so many key areas of a good HRIS. I think UltiPro is a system that stacks up against ADP TotalSource the best. But again, ADP TotalSource will be what I choose because of their customer service for not just me but our employees. Their support is second to none!
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Kronos definitely beats out the competition in terms of user-friendly features and simple "it works" functionality. We tried using several other payroll suites including Paychex and found they were lacking in a number of areas especially in terms of user interface. Our employees literally groan when they remember using these older systems, they absolutely love Kronos in comparison.
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Return on Investment

  • It has helped us to keep track of various financial information for employees and this has helped our HR department.
  • We were trying to find a system that was more user-friendly and many people are able to use this pretty easily.
  • We found more cost effective methods to do absence management and goal setting because this system was too expensive and cumbersome for us.
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  • Overtime for Salary Non-Exempt members is easier to track. They no longer have to fill out a time card on a piece of paper where things can be mis-interpreted or transposed.
  • Salaried members as well as non-exempt members are using it 100% and we receive reminders from payroll to submit our time sheets after reviewing them making the entire approval process paperless! We are finally using a system that we can easily run reports from and utilize the outputs for files to upload which means less manual errors.
  • We are no longer paying our managers to review a paper time sheet then compare it to their notifications on their calendar then walk it to the administrative assistant so they can double check compared to the group calendar then they manually walked it up to the third floor for processing. This helped relieve manual tasks for all members and definitely allowed to increase staff productivity.
  • We are using this system to report and approve FMLA and STD and record it properly allowing the medical center on site to systematically track timing and make sure appropriate paperwork is filled out in a timely manner.
  • Payroll had to make some changes but they adapted quickly, they were trained and we are working with the system admin as a team partnering with Kronos and Global Information Services. They have their reports immediately, no waiting for sales areas to report their hours, etc.
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ADP TotalSource

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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