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APS

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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Score 7.3 out of 101

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APS

They are more suited to growing, nimble companies. They are soon adding employee approval to time cards and checkin by facial recognition. Additions and changes to improve functionality might not work for a very large company like GE.
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Kronos Workforce Ready

We have several jobs or rigs running at a time and we need to know how much labor is used on each job. We set up the timekeeping module with an extra field such that as each field employee clocks in, he has to choose the number for the job that he is on. When we run the general ledger report, it sorts the employee pay by jobs so that we know exactly how much our labor cost is for each job
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

APS
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Employment history
APS
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
8.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Organization and location management
APS
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5

Payroll Management

APS
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
APS
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Benefit plan administration
APS
8.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
APS
9.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Salary revision and increment management
APS
8.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Approval workflow
APS
9.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Balance details
APS
8.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Employee Self Service

APS
8.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
9.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Update personal information
APS
9.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
View company policy documentation
APS
8.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Employee recognition
APS
7.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
View job history
APS
8.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Asset Management

APS
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4

HR Reporting

APS
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Report builder
APS
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Pre-built reports
APS
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Kronos Workforce Ready

Onboarding

APS
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
New hire portal
APS
9.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Manager tracking tools
APS
8.7
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.0
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Kronos Workforce Ready
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
3.7
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.9
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.4
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.1

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Kronos Workforce Ready

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.8
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.2
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6

Pros

  • The customer service with APS has been exceptional.
  • The transition from another payroll provider to APS Online was seamless.
  • The actual processing of the payroll was easy.
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  • Kronos Workforce Ready implementation was amazing. They assign a team to you that consists of a leader and one expert per module that you are purchasing. They send you spreadsheets and questionnaires to start so they can get an idea of what you want. They ask questions and customize each module to set it up in a way that will be most beneficial to you and your organization.
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Cons

  • A suggestion would be within the payroll module - it does not automatically calculate the hourly rate for a salaried employee. The calculation must be done manually and entered into the system.
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  • The implementation team, especially those involved in creating exports to third party vendors, could be better dedicated. The exports that were created for us failed before implementation was over, and are still not operating correctly even though the product has been running for over a year.
  • The onboarding application could work as described. Certain interfaces within the onboarding piece of the application, like a mass hire approval, or approval for different steps within a workflow do not work. Our company has yet to be able to use this piece that we have been paying for over a year although the Global Support Team continues to tell as the application developers are testing this piece and they will have a solution soon.
  • The project management team could respond to issues with their warranted level of seriousness. Our project manager was replaced halfway through the implementation as the project was 6 months overdue. The second project manager didn't respond to issues that were business critical in a timely manner. Our team's daily work was doubled due to these lack of responses.
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Likelihood to Renew

APS9.7
Based on 6 answers
We just moved to APS Online and are happy so far.
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Kronos Workforce Ready1.6
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

APS9.5
Based on 4 answers
Very well streamlined, easy to understand, very intuitive
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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

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Performance

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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

APS9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
This is a nice system and does more than most full featured HR systems. However, you will often find yourself fighting the system because of strange restrictions on where data can flow.
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In-Person Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Online Training

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Implementation

APS8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Kronos Workforce Ready10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

We were previously with ADP and while the functionality improved when we moved to the Workforce Now version, we still wanted an improved and more economical solution for integrating payroll and HR with benefits management. APS Online offers that.
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Initially, we decided with WFR over Paycor as we had Kronos' time and attendance module in WFC. Kronos does a great job of managing time and attendance but an absolute horrible job of anything else. Were we to know this before we made the selection we would have chosen Paycor
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Scalability

APS9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Return on Investment

  • The change to APS Online will decrease the time spent preparing and processing payroll. The most important improvement will be the integration with the payroll and HR modules - this will save a tremendous amount of redundant work.
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  • I'm still new to Kronos, so I can't really speak about these things.
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Pricing Details

APS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Our Payroll solution is offered as a standalone service, but additional solutions must be used in conjunction with our Payroll solution. This ensures the best possible user experience for our customers.

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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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