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Ascentis Timekeeper

Ascentis Timekeeper is very well suited for organizations with highly complex configurations. Less useful for very small organizations.
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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 Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Employee demographic data
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Employment history
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Organizational charting
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Organization and location management
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.7

Payroll Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Pay calculation
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
Direct deposit files
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.2
Performance plans
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.2
Review status tracking
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.0
Review reminders
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis Timekeeper
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.9

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • Flexibility in configuration
  • Ease of use
  • Reporting capabilities
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
  • Easy to access in the sense that it simply takes a click of a button.
  • Comprehensible meaning that it is not difficult to understand how the system works as long as you have someone explain it to you.
  • Easy to use in the sense that it's not hard to remember how to use it. It's easy to explore.
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Cons

  • International configuration
  • Payroll export is a little cumbersome
Karen Halladay SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CTM profile photo
  • 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 Ready1.5
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
We did not get much support when we were trying to implement. We felt like we were the only company with requirements for both Canada and the US and this seemed odd to us because North America is the most common place it was implemented. We found there was no integration with our source system so this made us have to create files so we can update members by position and make sure the right managers are in place for each group. We were not able to produce the requirements in a timely manner and we were not treated respectfully by the project manager from Kronos at the time
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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
We selected Kronos Workforce Ready as it was priced right for what we intended on using it for. We selected them also because we have been using Kronos Workforce Central for manufacturing and it seemed like the right thing to do for consistency in processes for timekeeping. It was a bit of a long implementation but there was a lot of change management for all users, managers, and payroll as well as reporting needs and file transfer requirements from our source system. KWR is well known and we have a good relationship with them as a vendor. We are continuing to look at how to upgrade our Kronos Workforce Central application to make life easier on the manufacturing clerks and hoping to provide them with some new functionality in the process.
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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
  • Kronos Workforce Ready has helped tremendously with data exporting for recording into the general ledger. The data files are easily manipulated to accommodate changes required to accurately report expenses by department. There are several reports available to validate the expenses and insure the accuracy of the data before it is posted.
  • The reporting is used by the cost accounting group to assist the department heads with managing the labor required to complete the manufacturing process and assess the profitability of certain products based on labor costs. It is also helpful with projecting labor costs and accurately quoting prices for new products.
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Ascentis Timekeeper

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