Aspect Workforce Management

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Aspect Workforce Management

I would say Aspect is less appropriate with smaller businesses or businesses with a smaller amount of clients. Aspect is really useful if you have a lot of customers and employees as you have to schedule the employee breaks and time off around the business needs. A lot of smaller businesses don't need that ability since they might not have the demanding customers like a lot of larger companies would have.
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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

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4

HR Reporting

Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Report builder
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8
Pre-built reports
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.8

Onboarding

Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
New hire portal
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Manager tracking tools
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Performance and Goals

Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.0
Individual goal setting
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
3.7
Performance tracking
Aspect Workforce Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
4.2

Performance Management

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • easy and quick to use- you don't have to waste hours explaining how to use WFM with your employees
  • reliable- multiple employees can be making changes and testing staffing changes without the site crashing
  • easy to balance employee scheduling with your business needs
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  • The notification portion of Kronos is amazing. It completely automates the process of running anniversary and birthday reports and instead you spend a short amount of time (only once) setting up who gets the notifications and what they say and the system then does the rest for you. You can have the notifications sent to a particular person or each employee's managers. I used to have to run monthly reports and figure out who had anniversaries and when they had them and then keep track and manually notify each supervisor. Kronos has taken that and completely automated it.
  • The reports in Kronos are completely customizable. There are a large number of canned reports but within each of those reports, you have the ability to easily add or remove additional data. You can then save those reports and make them company wide or only for your use. If a manager then runs that report, only the employees who are assigned to that particular manager will show up on the reports.
  • I have used several other HRIS systems in my career and Kronos' reporting functions are by far the best and easiest to use that I have come across.
  • The workflow process is great. If you aren't sure how to set up a particular workflow, Kronos support will walk you through it. It's great how you have so many options of what happens during the HR Action or Payroll Action processes. The one we use the most, across the entire organization, is our workflow for vacation requests. Prior to Kronos, we had paper forms that the employee completed, then the manager signed, then they were sent to HR who had to keep track of them and process them during payroll. Now, the employee requests it online, the manager receives and e-mail that the employee requested time off, the manager approves or denies and then the employee receives e-mail notification of the approval or denial. Employees can see their balances which was not the case before we started using Kronos. Everything is automated and doesn't need my attention.
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Cons

  • Some of the features can be difficult for a new user to learn. Once they have them down, the software functions wonderfully; however, the learning curve can be high.
  • While RTA is a great tool to utilize, the look has not changed in a long time. It has an 'old-school' software appearance that does not match the core system.
  • When dealing with huge sets of data (for example, changing schedules for an entire year for many agents), the software can hang for quite a while. While this is not a frequent occurence and can happen with any application, it can be frustrating for some users.
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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

Aspect Workforce Management8.5
Based on 6 answers
Aspect as a tool and as a company are both great. Working with the Aspect team, will make you feel like you are their most important and only customer. They admit when they are at fault and are willing to offer any assistance they can. We obtained many tools from Aspect as a respected and valued customer.
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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

Aspect Workforce Management8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once the initial set up of the software is complete and/or you are familiar with the software, it is easy to use and runs like a dream. However, if you are unfamiliar with the software or have used a competitor's product, some features can seem difficult to learn or get used to.
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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

Aspect Workforce Management8.0
Based on 1 answer
I was impressed with the support I received. There were never any long delays when I had issues and the representatives that I worked with were always patient and eager to fully understand not only my problem but our business processes surrounding the problem.
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Kronos Workforce Ready7.6
Based on 52 answers
The support provided by Kronos Workforce Ready is great. Anytime that I have had a question about the system or if there was a technical glitch going on, the support team was always right there to answer my questions in a timely manner. There are a lot of pieces that go into making up Kronos Workforce Ready and the technological team did a great job in doing this.
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Implementation

Aspect Workforce Management9.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation of the software was not difficult but it was tedious for us due to the fact that our processes had not kept up with the times and we had to make a large number of process changes along with setting up the software.
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Kronos Workforce Ready10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

This was the first and only scheduling software that I had any experience with. I was not involved in the selection process, only the implementation and on going support.
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I've never worked with a dedicated HRIS system before, so I can't really rate it against others. I come from a medical office background and we always just used our Patient Management system that had a small HR feature. I like having it as a stand-alone HRIS system and not have to use another system that has been adapted for HR.
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Return on Investment

  • Staffing cost
  • Identifying gaps in the day, using intra-days to map out and foresee trouble areas and plan for them
  • Cross functioning teams, using the tools this application has to help manage different LOB's
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  • We are able to import new hire data from our ATS, eliminating 90% of the manual entry into the system. We also import all payroll data from our POS, thus eliminating 95% of manual entry into the system.
  • We've been wanting to go to electronic performance appraisals, but there wasn't a way the employee could sign the form. I understand there's been some enhancements, so we'll look at it again. If we can get this implemented, it will prevent a great deal of entry currently done in HR.
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Pricing Details

Aspect Workforce Management

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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