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Kronos Workforce Ready

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Ascentis Timekeeper

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Ascentis Timekeeper

Ascentis Timekeeper is very well suited for organizations with highly complex configurations. Less useful for very small organizations.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo

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

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Employment history
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Organizational charting
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Organization and location management
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5

Payroll Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Pay calculation
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.6
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Approval workflow
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Balance details
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Employee Self Service

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Update personal information
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
View company policy documentation
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
View job history
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Asset Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4

HR Reporting

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Report builder
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Pre-built reports
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8

Onboarding

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
New hire portal
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Performance and Goals

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.0
Individual goal setting
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
3.7
Performance tracking
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2

Performance Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.9
Performance plans
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.5
Review status tracking
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.6
Review reminders
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.4
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.1

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • Flexibility in configuration
  • Ease of use
  • Reporting capabilities
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
  • The implementation was done with a team approach and fairly organized and logical method. It was up and running in a fairly timely manner - about 3 to 4 months.
  • Time sheets are detailed and agree directly to actual payment even though we integrate the data and actual pay is done by a different software.
  • All employees have access to view their data and be self sufficient to request time off and review and request timesheet changes.
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Cons

  • International configuration
  • Payroll export is a little cumbersome
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
  • 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

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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

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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
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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Alternatives Considered

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
Simplex Heritage was the time card system that we utilized prior to implementing Kronos Workforce Ready. The system was generally reliable but we did see several times that the machines broke down and required a visit by a Simplex technician to fix it. Service was not generally available in a timely manner. If one of our Kronos clocks has a issue (none have so far) employees could simply clock in on a different clock on our network. The Simplex system had very limited capabilities and almost non-existing reporting ability. The Kronos system was much more robust in capabilities and new features and enhancements can be downloaded to the clocks. As a result, they are somewhat future proof.
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Return on Investment

  • Clear insight into the ins and outs of the workforce
  • Workforce planning and analysis
  • Extensive reporting
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
  • With automated time reports, managers are able to see where they stand on potential overtime hours that could generate by employees
  • Payroll processes are streamlined speeding up the whole process from start to end - it used to take nearly 8 hours to process payroll on a different system, and now it is possible in just a few hours (which includes timesheet reviews, audits, etc.)
  • Being a web based system, it has lightened the load of work for our in-house IT department and they are able to spend their time working on other things instead of the payroll system.
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Ascentis Timekeeper

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Free Trial
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Entry-level set up fee?
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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
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