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Aladtec

3 Ratings

Kronos Workforce Central

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74 Ratings

Aladtec

3 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

Kronos Workforce Central

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Score 6.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aladtec

While most of my Aladtec experience is with public safety agencies, I cannot imagine an industry or service that would not benefit from an Aladtec system. Affordable, reliable, efficient and user-friendly - Aladtec offers a product that most companies simply can only dream about.
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Kronos Workforce Central

Kronos seems to be well suited to a large company with large administrative staff. For a smaller company, you are better off getting a payroll company that handles things instead of being expected to maintain certain systems yourself.
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Pros

  • Real-time, all the time! Because of the no-delay "in the cloud" database any updates or changes to the schedule are instant. No one can see incorrect versions of the work schedule.
  • Excellent customer support. From the first call, the staff at Aladtec has been very friendly, helpful and always receptive. If we have a need for additional functionality, they want to know how they can help. Frequently this results in system upgrades - FREE - and often features are added we never would have thought about.
  • Custom and comprehensive. I have worked in several places who use Aladtec. While each looks similar and is easy to navigate and use, the differences in each service are reflected in the Aladtec product. I genuinely believe Aladtec can be applied successfully in any organization.
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  • Time and Attendance integration is exceptional, whether using time clocks on online clocking capabilities at off-site locations that lack physical time clocks
  • The ability to track details from an HR perspective, such as educational requirements (and expirations), immunization status, etc was well built
  • Security is very granular, so you can give certain users access to certain pieces of the application, while maintaining security in other areas.
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Cons

  • The only item we would like to see is an online training module for our EMS staff. Being able to upload training items and quizzes for our staff to do under their user accounts would be a huge asset for our department and others. Similar to the Moodle training software.
  • No other issues to note.
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  • Workforce Central supervisors interact with the system using a web browser. Advanced time card options require the client PC to use the Java Runtime Environment (Java). Kronos has struggled over the years to keep up with the Java updates and at times, this has been a source of frustration for our campus supervisors. Java related issues include very slow system response times and in some instances, a failure to access the system completely. In fairness, many vendors have also struggled with Java updates. Preferably, vendors would move away from the Java requirement.
  • On a University campus, student employees often have multiple jobs. These part-time jobs are in various departments with different funding sources and supervisors. The Workforce Central product historically did not work well for employees with multiple jobs. Kronos has begun to offer new software enhancements that are designed to address this issue, but the updates are an additional cost and not included in the base Workforce Central product.
  • While the Workforce Central solution contains many standard reports, adding custom reports is not easy and requires billable support from Kronos.
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Kronos Workforce Central5.0
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We have a sizable investment in this program. We are hard pressed to find another app that provides what we need at a price that would justify leaving Kronos.
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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

We have not done a lot of research on other products, so we really can't compare. We have been very happy with Aladtec for the past 13 years. Their customer service, knowledgeable staff, affordable pricing, and progressive nature for customer satisfaction has kept us happy. Aladtec provides the staffing management solutions we want, so we have had no reason to shop around.
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I have not been involved in the product selection process.
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Return on Investment

  • Less time spent on scheduling. More time on staff management and operations.
  • Affordable solution to scheduling and staff notifications. Very cheap compared to other similar vendors.
  • Streamlined operations for our department by using this software and database. Staff can access what they need anytime they want by computer or cell phone.
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  • Workforce Central has allowed the University to manage compliance at a higher level with the consistent application of rules.
  • Workforce Central has allowed insight into the time collection process at the University with a granular audit trail.
  • Support for the Workforce Central system requires a partnership between campus IT and the functional (payroll) employees. The system cannot be installed and forgotten and must be actively managed.
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Pricing Details

Aladtec

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Aladtec is an annual subscription based on the number of people the customer has using the system, so it's fairly priced for any size organization.

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.