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Score 8.1 out of 100

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Bamboo

If you value integration over cost, Bamboo is clearly the way to go. It offers tight integration to the rest of the Atlassian suite, and when you need traceability from issue to build, Atlassian is the right way to go. However, if you find yourself needing to save on costs, you may consider taking an approach of rolling your own build system with open source alternatives, such as Jenkins, if you don't [mind] putting in a little extra elbow grease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready is easily accessible - I love that it's web based. No need to use the VPN network. This really helps managers when they are on vacation, but need to do work. It's also helpful for employees to have a streamlined view between the desktop at work and at home. The system in my opinion is pretty user friendly. I love the audit trails - it really helps you keep track of possible errors and find information that may have accidentally been deleted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Employee demographic data
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Employment history
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Job profiles and administration
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Organizational charting
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.6
Organization and location management
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3

Payroll Management

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Pay calculation
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Direct deposit files
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Approval workflow
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Balance details
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6

Employee Self Service

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Update personal information
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
View company policy documentation
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
View job history
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6

Asset Management

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5

HR Reporting

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Report builder
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Pre-built reports
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6

Onboarding

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
New hire portal
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2

Performance and Goals

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Individual goal setting
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Performance tracking
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9

Performance Management

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Performance plans
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Performance improvement plans
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Review status tracking
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Review reminders
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Multiple review frequency
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9

Succession Planning

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.5
Create succession plans/pools
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.5

Recruiting / ATS

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.7
Job Requisition Management
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Company Website Posting
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9
Publish to Social Media
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.9
Job Search Site Posting
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.7
Applicant Tracking
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1

Pros

Bamboo

  • Levels of granularity. Organization has many projects that have many build plans that have many jobs that have many tasks, etc. And branch builds allow source control branches to be built separately.
  • Versatility. I can use bamboo to manage my Java, node, or .NET build plans. I can use it to spin up Windows or Linux build agents, or install it on a Mac to build there as well.
  • Bamboo integrates with other Atlassian products like Bitbucket, Stash, JIRA, etc. If a company commits to the entire Atlassian stack then work can be tracked through the whole development lifecycle which is really useful.
Erik Bean | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • Employee information. It is very helpful to be able to pull up one screen and see all the demographics. Also very easy to report on.
  • Time keeping. Access is great from employees to managers to HR. We can edit if someone needs to change time and push it through for them. Although we don't like to do this, I like to have the option. Very easy to see historical time as well.
  • Performance management. The tools set up is great even though we had some hiccups. I like the fact that we can build the tool to what our organization needs and have a few different ones for different populations. We did not use the merit increase tool as this was our first time doing online performance management but I'd like to use that feature this year.
  • Historical records. I appreciate when an employee leaves our organization that all the information remains for me to see, it doesn't just wipe them out of our system and make it more difficult to find. It's the same as pulling up an active employee which is easy.
  • Yearly training. I like that we can track when an employee took New Hire Training or other training that we offer. I think there is a better way for us to utilize this but we just haven't gotten around to it. Ideally, I'd love that when someone is a year old, that particular employee gets an automatic email. I haven't even looked into it, but perhaps that feature is already there.
Jennifer Colangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bamboo

  • Extremely hard barrier to entry for non-backend developers
  • Blackbox makes it hard to customize functionality
  • The inability to add features without breaking core functionality
  • No cloud solution
  • Tasks cannot be put in if/else statements
  • No clear right way to form build plans
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • While reporting is fairly robust it can be somewhat limited in that you cannot filter off custom fields and custom fields with what should be basic formulas can be hard to write.
  • Screens are limited to 200 lines where it would be more helpful to be able to see a complete list (ideally at least 500 to 1,000) rather than exporting to view a list.
  • The time clock can only personalized to a relatively small extent. It would be nice to have custom views, ability to change color schemes, etc.
  • Sometimes it takes multiple reports to complete a task. It would be nice if in addition to adding custom columns there could be custom subtotals that could be done on more than one column within the same report.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
Based on 9 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

Bamboo

Bamboo 6.5
Based on 2 answers
Bamboo was fairly easy to navigate but in the end it always felt as if it was developed as a bolt-on and not a true group up user interface. There were multiple ways to get to everything and the path was never the same. So it was difficult for users to really get a feel of how to use the application.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.0
Based on 23 answers
The usability would be better if there weren't constant changes. For example, changes were made to the Employee Information screen. Now instead of having everything presented in a clean, concise manner on approximately one screen, it is all boxier and bigger and involves a lot of scrolling. The same change has been made to the timesheet as well. The only saving grace is that there is a way to toggle back to the original view. Hopefully the toggle option remains because the new look did not go over well with our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.1
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

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.6
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

Bamboo

Bamboo 7.8
Based on 14 answers
Atlassian support is also great for all its offerings including Bamboo. However, we feel that Bamboo does not get as much love as some of their more popular offerings such as Jira and Confluence, and it sometimes takes a bit longer for issues and feature requests to get addressed in comparison.
Patrick Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.9
Based on 121 answers
The Kronos support staff is great! They are all very knowledgeable, are thorough when explaining or showing me how to fix something and very friendly to speak with over the phone. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 was because there are times when I just want to pick up the phone and ask a quick question but I have to start a case instead. The online help has been very useful because a lot of times I can find the answer to my question on my own
Sarah Eigel, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 5.8
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

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.1
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

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 6.3
Based on 8 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

Bamboo

Bamboo's ability to integrate with Bitbucket and Jira (the other two key systems we use) pretty much sealed the deal on our decision to choose Bamboo over other alternatives. Being able to map every build result back to the relevant code changes and Jira issues are just too valuable for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

Kronos definitely beats out the competition in terms of user-friendly features and simple "it works" functionality. We tried using several other payroll suites including Paychex and found they were lacking in a number of areas especially in terms of user interface. Our employees literally groan when they remember using these older systems, they absolutely love Kronos in comparison.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Bamboo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.1
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

Bamboo

  • It helped us achieve the Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration goals for our applications, a huge milestone that saved a lot of time for developers in making the builds and deployments and saved time for QA in running the automated tests.
  • Helped with DevOps: we moved the formal approval from the email to the system and allowed the approver to actually push the button for the production deployments.
  • Biggest positive impact of using Bamboo is that it improved our response time to customers and increased the frequency of our deliveries to them.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • Managers have easy access to people/hours/earnings to better manage budgets - once we implement Scheduler, we'll take it to the next level.
  • Managers and employees can self-serve in ways not possible before - we eliminated 95% of paper processes during our implementation.
Ann Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bamboo

General

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bamboo
8.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0

Usability

Bamboo
6.5
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.1

Performance

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6

Support Rating

Bamboo
7.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9

In-Person Training

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.8

Online Training

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1

Implementation Rating

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.3

Scalability

Bamboo
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.1

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