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AgileOne AccelerationVMS

2 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Ready

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154 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AgileOne AccelerationVMS

With so many agencies submitting candidates and only a few being reviewed at a time the chance of a candidate making it to a review and in front of a hiring manager is low.
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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

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

Payroll Management

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Benefit plan administration
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4

HR Reporting

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Report builder
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Pre-built reports
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1

Onboarding

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
New hire portal
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Manager tracking tools
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3

Performance and Goals

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2
Individual goal setting
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.0
Performance tracking
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5

Performance Management

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.1
Performance plans
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7
Review status tracking
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.9
Review reminders
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Multiple review frequency
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.4

Recruiting / ATS

AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Job Requisition Management
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Company Website Posting
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Publish to Social Media
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Applicant Tracking
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
AgileOne AccelerationVMS
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Pros

  • Centralized location
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  • The notification portion of Kronos is amazing. It completely automates the process of running anniversary and birthday reports and instead you spend a short amount of time (only once) setting up who gets the notifications and what they say and the system then does the rest for you. You can have the notifications sent to a particular person or each employee's managers. I used to have to run monthly reports and figure out who had anniversaries and when they had them and then keep track and manually notify each supervisor. Kronos has taken that and completely automated it.
  • The reports in Kronos are completely customizable. There are a large number of canned reports but within each of those reports, you have the ability to easily add or remove additional data. You can then save those reports and make them company wide or only for your use. If a manager then runs that report, only the employees who are assigned to that particular manager will show up on the reports.
  • I have used several other HRIS systems in my career and Kronos' reporting functions are by far the best and easiest to use that I have come across.
  • The workflow process is great. If you aren't sure how to set up a particular workflow, Kronos support will walk you through it. It's great how you have so many options of what happens during the HR Action or Payroll Action processes. The one we use the most, across the entire organization, is our workflow for vacation requests. Prior to Kronos, we had paper forms that the employee completed, then the manager signed, then they were sent to HR who had to keep track of them and process them during payroll. Now, the employee requests it online, the manager receives and e-mail that the employee requested time off, the manager approves or denies and then the employee receives e-mail notification of the approval or denial. Employees can see their balances which was not the case before we started using Kronos. Everything is automated and doesn't need my attention.
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Cons

  • There are so many other agencies submitting candidates it is hard to make a placement
  • Only a few candidates are reviewed at a time and sent to the hiring managers
  • Lack of feedback
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  • The tax piece of Kronos was the one thing that has made me slightly regret my decision to use Kronos. We have 7 EINs so we have a lot of taxes to file on a quarterly basis. The BSI system we have to use (which is a third party) is terrible. We have had nothing but problems with it. BSI has some agreement with Kronos that doesn't allow us to speak directly with BSI and it's extremely frustrating. We are on our 5th quarter of filing using the BSI system and are still having issues. This is not much of an automated process and the BSI system seems so far behind Kronos' technology. It's not user-friendly and has definitely caused a lot of issues. If there was one thing I would change about Kronos it would be the tax filing portion. Maybe if we didn't have to use BSI it would be different. The systems I have used in the past have processed our quarterly taxes for us so this was a big change for me.
  • I do not like that the system allows employees to request vacation time that they may not have available. Employees can request time off even if they don't have any vacation available and if their supervisor approves it, it populates in their timecard. I have caught several employees with negative vacation balances in the system. I think it should not allow them to request this time off if they don't have a current balance in the system.
  • When you terminate an employee, their benefits don't automatically terminate. You have to go into each active benefit and put the termination date in or your reports won't be correct. This should be something that automatically occurs once you terminate that employee.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Kronos Workforce Ready1.7
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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 Ready6.4
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

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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
The Kronos support staff is great! They are all very knowledgeable, are thorough when explaining or showing me how to fix something and very friendly to speak with over the phone. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 was because there are times when I just want to pick up the phone and ask a quick question but I have to start a case instead. The online help has been very useful because a lot of times I can find the answer to my question on my own
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Alternatives Considered

We have made several placements through Fieldglass - not sure how their review process differs from Agile-1
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One of my main concerns was having the ability to continue to use our current AS400 system for job costing and timekeeping and not having our employees have to punch on 2 different systems. Kronos was able to import time directly from our system to their system, without me having to do anything. Paylocity also allowed for this but they used a third party so it wasn't in-house. Kronos was also able to create custom GL reports that were exactly the format our system needed in order to automatically import the GL reports each pay period. Prior to that, we were manually entering this information. I have used both ADP and Paylocity in the past and do not like the reporting portion of ADP. It is very difficult to create a report. Paylocity has more canned reports than Kronos but it's also difficult to create your own report. Kronos has an awesome reporting system
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Return on Investment

  • Have not made a placement through Agile-1 yet
  • Lack of feedback leaves us wondering why our candidate was not a fit
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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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AgileOne AccelerationVMS

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Free Trial
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Kronos Workforce Ready

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