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ADP TotalSource

ADP Totalsource is well suited for any size company. It is a functional warehouse of information and is especially handy for an HR department and a great investment. It should eliminate employees coming to you all the time with questions about their pay or other financial questions. It is also great if you are someone that switches from one company to another often because it will store all of your information for you. If you do not know about the privacy setting, that could be an issue because then others could view your personal financial information. I would not recommend purchasing if your company is incredibly small depending on how profitable your company and what industry you are in.
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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

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Kronos Workforce Central
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Kronos Workforce Central
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Kronos Workforce Central
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Kronos Workforce Central
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Kronos Workforce Central
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Kronos Workforce Central
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Kronos Workforce Central

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Kronos Workforce Central
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
Kronos Workforce Central
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Kronos Workforce Central
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Kronos Workforce Central
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Kronos Workforce Central

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Kronos Workforce Central
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.6
Kronos Workforce Central
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Kronos Workforce Central
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Kronos Workforce Central
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Kronos Workforce Central
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Kronos Workforce Central

Pros

  • It does a great job of keeping track of all your pay at various other jobs that also use ADP TotalSource. You can easily log in and verify any information that you might need to check on.
  • The privacy feature is really great so that only you can see documents with financial information on them.
  • The app is also really handy and easily accessible. You can pull up anything in a pinch if you don't have access to your work computer at the same time that you need to look up something.
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  • As a full service hospital there can be demands of staff to respond to high census or staffing shortages. Kronos has offered great utilization in floating hours between units and departments, identifying direct or indirect patient care hours, and ultimately offering analytics to clinical and operational leaders. This ability to specifically move hours while at work is exceptional for reporting and planning purposes across the organization.
  • The self-managed and leader managed options of an employee’s time card is of huge benefit. As a 24/7 hour operation it is critical that each individual is accountable for their own timekeeping. Kronos allows each employee to manage and submit adjustment, updates, and changes while at work without having to have their manager do it for them. The proceeding approval/acceptance process with these changes is well established and easy to authenticate.
  • The ability to access and navigate the user interface is very friendly and forgiving. Other systems can be quite cumbersome and hard to navigate, update, and easily change, but Kronos is pretty straight forward both for users and administrators. This ability to easily orient new team members and managers has been a great benefit to the organization.
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Cons

  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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  • Training required to use the product effectively, not simple at first
  • Dependent on Java, frequent updates to Java necessary to continue using the Kronos platform
  • Reporting tools are extensive and solid, though some reports can only be extracted in PDF, not in the more usable Excel format. How Kronos determines which can be extracted in Excel vs. PDF, I can't tell.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Kronos Workforce Central5.0
Based on 11 answers
I am personally not a huge fan of Kronos Workforce Central. It crashes on me too often, and it runs slowly. It is not a quick program to use at all. Once it actually starts working, it is simple to use, but it is not one that you can use if you need information promptly.
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Support

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Kronos Workforce Central9.4
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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

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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Other than Kronos, I've only used Oracle PeopleSoft HCM for time and attendance. In comparing the two, I find that Kronos is far more high-end and busy and complicated, whereas PeopleSoft is simpler and to the point. With Kronos, there is some refining to do to it to get the time tracking tools to appear simpler, but once you customize it to your needs, it works real well. Again, the key to ensuring that the suite works well for you is to spend time with your Kronos representative who will scale the software to work as you intend it to
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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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  • The application has made documenting employee hours and overtime calculation user friendly. The experience in using the timeclock and PC has been a positive experience for staff.
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Pricing Details

ADP TotalSource

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.