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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

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 Central

Kronos Workforce Central is well-suited for large organizations seeking a simplified time-recording system or are trying to get away from manual timesheets being submitted. Larger organizations would see a greater return on investment while using this system. It is less appropriate for smaller organizations with fewer employees, as the cost of the system likely would be greater than the investment of the system.
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Pros

  • Flexibility in configuration
  • Ease of use
  • Reporting capabilities
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  • Reporting - reports run quickly once scheduled
  • Time editing - it is quite simple to edit someone's time when necessary
  • Accruals - Kronos correctly calculates our employees' vacation and PTO accruals 99% of the time
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Cons

  • International configuration
  • Payroll export is a little cumbersome
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  • While it is a pro that the system allows us to do all we need on the timekeeping front, the con is that it requires SMEs to ensure our workforce knows how to do it effectively.
  • The requesting of time off through the calendar/schedule could use some work. It's not intuitive for most of our workforce (regardless if they are retail associates or software engineers) and we frequently run into issues. Our SMEs and guides are able to sort out most issues.
  • I am not a fan of Kronos using FLASH and I find the system to be slow.
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Kronos Workforce Central5.0
Based on 11 answers
I would renew usage if I were in a decision making position.
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Kronos Workforce Central9.4
Based on 2 answers
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

Ascentis Timekeeper is superior in it's ability in its configuration of highly complex organizational policies.
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I did not select WFC, I was Tier II support for the company I worked for.
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Return on Investment

  • Clear insight into the ins and outs of the workforce
  • Workforce planning and analysis
  • Extensive reporting
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  • Increased employee efficiency. This includes management and staff.
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Ascentis Timekeeper

Pricing Details

Ascentis Timekeeper

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

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.