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Score 6.6 out of 100

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS

Great for a mid-size company, great for OFCCP documentation, multiple users friendly. Might be a challenge in a larger environment where there is a more built out, streamlined process in place unless there was a specialist to set it up exactly to the needs of the organization and the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

This product really has few peers in the SMB market for time and labor. The product was developed by SaasHR in Branchburg, NJ, purchased by Kronos in 2012, and acquired via a merger with Ultimate in 2020. The bones of the original product have stood the test of time and the incredible R&D at UKG just keeps improving it.
Steve Usarzewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature ATS
8.3
UKG Ready
6.8
Job Requisition Management
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
7.0
Company Website Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
6.1
Job Search Site Posting
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
6.9
Customized Application Form
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
Resume Management
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature ATS
8.0
UKG Ready
6.6
Candidate Search
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
Applicant Tracking
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
6.8
Collaboration
Avature ATS
7.0
UKG Ready
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature ATS
3.0
UKG Ready
Email Templates
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
User Permissions
Avature ATS
9.0
UKG Ready
Notifications and Alerts
Avature ATS
8.0
UKG Ready
7.4
Reporting
Avature ATS
8.0
UKG Ready

Human Resource Management

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.5
Employee demographic data
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.5
Employment history
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6
Job profiles and administration
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.3
Organizational charting
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.8
Organization and location management
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.3

Payroll Management

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.0
Pay calculation
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.9
Direct deposit files
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6
Approval workflow
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.7
Balance details
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.5

Employee Self Service

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.4
Update personal information
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.5
View company policy documentation
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.8
View job history
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6

Asset Management

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.2

HR Reporting

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6
Report builder
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6
Pre-built reports
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.6

Onboarding

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.0
New hire portal
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.9

Performance and Goals

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.7
Individual goal setting
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.7
Performance tracking
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.6

Performance Management

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.2
Performance plans
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.1
Performance improvement plans
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.9
Review status tracking
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.3
Review reminders
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.9

Succession Planning

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
5.9
Create succession plans/pools
Avature ATS
UKG Ready
5.9

Pros

Avature ATS

  • Search capabilities - ability to pipeline top talent.
  • Communication with hiring managers in the hiring manager portal - resumes/notes don't get lost in email and are always accessible to anyone involved in the hiring process.
  • Ability to customize - we've been able to change work flows for different needs, and different business groups as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avature ATS

  • Easily over-engineered. While it's great to be able to customize, there are times where there are too many choices.
  • Would like to see it integrate better with our HRIS system.
  • Still a lot of manual steps in the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • It's pretty complex and if one thing is missing it can quickly throw something off. Something as simple as a new position or a pay code can throw off everything if entered incorrectly. There are so many steps associated with these things it can easily be missed.
  • The HR processes seem to be pretty lengthy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.9
Based on 10 answers
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
Mike Tynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.9
Based on 26 answers
Somethings are very easy to do, however somethings are very clunky. For many things such as time change requests and approvals it would be nice to see the timesheet as you are making the request rather than having to remember what was on there. It does require a general technical base that some of our bus and custodial staff do not have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
Based on 4 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.8
Based on 14 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.
Mary Quade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.9
Based on 121 answers
The support received varies. In most instances, I have been contacted same day by support to get the issue resolved, but there was one instance where I was not contacted for over a week and then when I was finally contacted, the assistance received was lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.5
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.7
Based on 10 answers
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature ATS

Avature is much better than OpenHire! OpenHire didn't give us the ability to share resumes or notes through the system and was very complicated to keep track of candidates that applied to multiple jobs or duplicate candidates. Was also very archaic in the interfacing and usability. Avature gave us many more options to customize our system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. The integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
Troy Valenzuela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avature ATS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avature ATS

  • Ability to be more efficient in hiring, leading to faster hire times
  • Easier to keep clean data for OFCCP or AAP audits
  • Spend a lot of time altering or changing workflows/process/manually moving things along
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready
  • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the WFR Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
  • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG does.
  • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
  • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
  • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
Jennifer O'Brien | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avature ATS

General

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

UKG Ready

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature ATS
8.0
UKG Ready
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.9

Usability

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
9.2

Performance

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.8

Support Rating

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
7.9

In-Person Training

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.5

Online Training

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
8.2

Implementation Rating

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
6.7

Scalability

Avature ATS
UKG Ready
9.2

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