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Ascentis Payroll

Ascentis Payroll is well suited for small companies where there is minimal audit/review that needs to happen. The system is something that has to be audited regularly. Also may be a good solution for an organization that has a well versed Payroll MANAGER, versus a Payroll Administrator that may require some guidance.
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Kronos Workforce Ready

Administration and accounting for employees to input their hours. As long as an employee can have the training, then they can go in and input their hours. However, Kronos can be slow and it can be confusing without the training needed to input the hours. Otherwise, once you have the training it's very self-explanatory
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Employment history
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Organizational charting
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Organization and location management
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7

Payroll Management

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Pay calculation
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Approval workflow
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Balance details
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Update personal information
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
View job history
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6

Asset Management

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

HR Reporting

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.8
Report builder
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.6

Onboarding

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
New hire portal
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.3
Performance tracking
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Performance Management

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.1
Performance plans
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.2
Review status tracking
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Review reminders
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.9

Succession Planning

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Company Website Posting
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis Payroll
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8

Pros

  • Creating Manual Checks: this system is very easy to create a manual check on an emergency/as needed basis.
  • Canned reports: good selection to choose from
  • Easy to load reports from timekeeper to ensure accurate processing
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  • The hardware is the industry best--we never hear any complaints about the card swipe machines or their usage
  • Easy synchronization with other software platforms like Nortel, NICE WFM and many more
  • User facing portal is simple to use and lets everyone keep up to date on their usage and accruals
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Cons

  • Custom reports: not user friendly or intuitive and have to call support every time and they are not the most trained to be able to assist
  • Taxes: A lot of back and forth with the Tax team and they make the ownership on the employer without providing much support
  • Not all items flow from Ascentis HR to Ascentis Payroll so there are many duplicate manual additions to record.
  • All updates have to be entered into HR before it flows to Payroll system. If update made in Payroll system, it will not flow over to HR system.
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  • The Kronos Workforce Ready mobile app could use some improvements. About half of our hourly employees are in the field and may or may not have a computer with them, so we allow them to use the mobile app for clocking in and out on their phones. It seems that the majority of the missing punches were caused by a glitch in the mobile app.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Kronos Workforce Ready1.5
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

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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 Ready6.5
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

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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
In general Kronos customer service is great. The response time is minimal for critical issues. The staff is knowledgeable about the product and can usually resolve the issue quickly.
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Alternatives Considered

Paychex worked a lot easier and their representatives knew the system in and out. Any issues were easily resolved and if a solution required time, they would always find a way to help the customer versus having the customer try to figure out what a solution is. This can be rather frustrating when you are an administrator and are not the subject matter expert
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We evaluated Ceridian HCM Dayforce prior to implementing Kronos. In fact we were a Ceridian customer. The cost of the implementation was almost five times the cost for Kronos. We believed at the time of evaluation and it has proven true that Kronos is more innovative and keeps their product more current than Ceridian. The customer service is superior to anything we experienced with Ceridian.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: One seamless solution that pulls in time and attendance for quick processing
  • Negative: Multiple audit of system and information processed through
  • Negative: taxes-- must have knowledge of payroll taxes, their "experts" are not always helpful
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  • Cheaper system, but requires more training, more knowledgeable IT staff, and more knowledgeable admins
  • Helps with OT spend
  • Importing the previous payroll and matching it to Kronos calculations was a nightmare
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Ascentis Payroll

Pricing Details

Ascentis Payroll

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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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