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ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings

Kronos Workforce Ready

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154 Ratings

ADP Vantage HCM

89 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Ready

Top Rated
154 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP Vantage HCM

I think it all depends on what the client is looking for. I mean we have been using Vantage for the last 6 years and it has come a long way from where it started. The nice thing is we have been able to grow with it and configure things to how we need them to be for our business. So each business needs are going to be different and ADP Vantage can keep up with those needs.
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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

Human Resource Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Employee demographic data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Employment history
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Job profiles and administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Vantage HCM
5.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Organizational charting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7
Organization and location management
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8

Payroll Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Vantage HCM
7.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Reimbursement management
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Approval workflow
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Balance details
ADP Vantage HCM
7.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1

Employee Self Service

ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Update personal information
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
View company policy documentation
ADP Vantage HCM
6.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Employee recognition
ADP Vantage HCM
7.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
View job history
ADP Vantage HCM
7.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Asset Management

ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Vantage HCM
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4

HR Reporting

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Report builder
ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Pre-built reports
ADP Vantage HCM
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Kronos Workforce Ready

Onboarding

ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
New hire portal
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Manager tracking tools
ADP Vantage HCM
6.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3

Performance and Goals

ADP Vantage HCM
7.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2
Corporate goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
Individual goal setting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Vantage HCM
7.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
Performance tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5

Performance Management

ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Performance plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7
Review status tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
6.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.9
Review reminders
ADP Vantage HCM
6.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Multiple review frequency
ADP Vantage HCM
6.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.4

Succession Planning

ADP Vantage HCM
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Vantage HCM
9.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
Candidate ranking
ADP Vantage HCM
7.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
Candidate search
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
Candidate development
ADP Vantage HCM
5.7
Kronos Workforce Ready

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Vantage HCM
6.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Job Requisition Management
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Company Website Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Publish to Social Media
ADP Vantage HCM
6.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Vantage HCM
6.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Vantage HCM
6.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Applicant Tracking
ADP Vantage HCM
5.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Vantage HCM
5.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Pros

  • ADP Vantage is great because all the data is in one location, there is no exporting or importing employee data. For employees this is also a benefit as it's one place to go for everything they need, to record time, update tax withholding, setup direct deposit, update contact information etc.
  • I absolutely love the report writing, especially the new tools that ADP has introduced such as the "Field Grabber". It makes it so easy to create and run a quick report as needed. Even our least experienced users have commented how easy it has become to use reporting in ADP.
  • The New User Experience, (MyADP) although is new and not yet completely rolled, out will be a great benefit for employees and for managers who have 5 or less direct reports. The design is so user friendly where there are no instructions needed.
  • Its so easy to manage the user access, and make changes as you need it. The security gives you lots of flexibility. Just today I had a Practitioner who was going to take over the responsibility of a second location's payroll. To give her the correct access to the second location took less than 2 minutes to set up and apply to her profile.
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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

  • There is currently a bug or defect with the calendar popup and it requires a duplicated click to request off.
  • The monthly time off calendar can be improved visually. Need an easier way to see a big picture for the employee.
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  • The accrual module is probably the weakest area and unlike their original product, Kronos Works, that did the job well. Currently Kronos Workforce Ready (WFR) cannot provide future accrual estimates easily for employees to project time off available for a future date. This is extremely frustrating when we have to manually explain and calculate their potential time available for specific dates.
  • The accrual module generates inaccurate reports of accrual liability. A known glitch that I wish they would fix already is that automatically scheduled reports seem to produce different (wrong) balances versus running the same report manually. Very hard to duplicate accurate results when the timing has to be EXACTLY run on the same day/same time.
  • Inability for employees to request punch corrections (add in punches) and have the system automatically insert time in chronological order makes the self-service feature to correct timesheets almost unusable. The system should just be able to MODIFY or ADD and if add is selected, insert the time punch automatically in the right sequence. Because of this flaw, managers still have to manually correct time punches based on requests and move punches individually to come out with accurate end of day totals.
  • Lack of security in the mobile access to limit the ability to punch when doing a department transfer. HUGE flaw that makes the mobile access unusable for us. No current way to allow access to at least view and request time off and accrual balances without allowing potential fraudulant punching. The mobile access is ALL or NOTHING feature.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
I have no renewal decision power, but it seems that the system does what it is meant to do for the 750 employees that it supports.
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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 Vantage HCM5.2
Based on 5 answers
Not on Vantage yet
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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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Reliability and Availability

ADP Vantage HCM6.4
Based on 1 answer
The system tends to act up/glitch on payroll processing days.
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Performance

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it works very well, except the occasional glitching which causes delays in processing.
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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 Vantage HCM7.2
Based on 6 answers
Our support team staff are great! They are in constant communication with us, and follow-up timely on our SRs
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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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Online Training

ADP Vantage HCM5.9
Based on 3 answers
A lot of set ups vary from company to company so parts of our training we found it difficult to relate it to our processes. They have TONS of training modules available and a streamlined process for what you should complete and when. Would have been helpful to have onsite training for how much one pays for the system.
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No answers yet
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Implementation

ADP Vantage HCM5.5
Based on 5 answers
Still not implemented
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Kronos Workforce Ready10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

We have had ADP for over 18 years. Our parent company wanted all their dealers to go onto the Vantage system, it improved all of our processes. There are less human errors and a lot of the information is put in by the employee.
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Timesheets are infinitely more accurate in WFR. The first basic requirement of a timesheet should be to reflect completely what is paid on a given paycheck period. The timesheet has to be simple enough for all employees to be able to view and see how the pay from the time system matches to the pay in their paycheck whether it's calculated using the same software or if integrated with another payroll software. Kronos Workforce Ready does this well.
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Scalability

ADP Vantage HCM8.2
Based on 1 answer
Ability to adapt to large amounts of data.
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No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • So far this product is not what we were looking for in a product. We had one that worked well and worked for us. Being put on a product that is not fully functioning for what we need and being told that it basically is what it is and we need to learn to deal with the new product is not the best customer experience. I am hoping that through enhancements that this product lives up to promise that was made when we were told we were moving to it.
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  • Ability to generate OT reports and monitor OT more timely.
  • Has reduced payroll errors as long as timesheets are checked prior to processing.
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Pricing Details

ADP Vantage HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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.

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