BigTime Software vs. UKG Ready

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BigTime Software
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
BigTime IQ is time and expense tracking software from Chicago-based BigTime Software.
$20
User per Month
UKG Ready
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.N/A
Pricing
BigTime SoftwareUKG Ready
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$20
User per Month
Advanced
$35
User per Month
Premier
$45
User per Month
Projector
$60
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BigTime SoftwareUKG Ready
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BigTime SoftwareUKG Ready
Considered Both Products
BigTime Software
Chose BigTime Software
BigTime allows more detailed breakdowns by project than this software (though I used Kronos several years ago).
UKG Ready

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BigTime SoftwareUKG Ready
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.7
181 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.7157 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.5153 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.0153 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6143 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.2115 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.2136 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.8112 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.2
178 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6166 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.6103 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.9127 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.9131 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.1122 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.8
164 Ratings
4% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.1149 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5156 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7133 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.2
169 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.4149 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6156 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0129 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.0132 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.4
61 Ratings
7% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.461 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.5
176 Ratings
2% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.4169 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.6170 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.3
116 Ratings
10% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.3114 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.391 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.3
65 Ratings
12% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.358 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.364 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
6.9
82 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.973 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.068 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.473 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings5.976 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.162 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
5.5
23 Ratings
36% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.522 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
BigTime Software
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
6.8
90 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings6.876 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.875 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings5.853 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.956 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.657 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.178 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.683 Ratings
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User Ratings
BigTime SoftwareUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(32 ratings)
8.1
(205 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(4 ratings)
7.3
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(3 ratings)
7.5
(87 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.1
(73 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.6
(2 ratings)
6.1
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(60 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BigTime SoftwareUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
BigTime Software
I'd like to start by saying, I rarely give 10's on anything, almost always 9's, the main reason for my 10 rating is the support I've received from this team/company. BigTime Software has been well suited for our company b/c it's giving a window into the project budget and time frames to our Project Managers to proactively manage their projects and look for areas to improve and celebrate with support staff. I would say efficiency in time management. BigTime Software is not an accounting software and I love that about it. We were looking for a tool for staff to manage their projects and stay on budget and track time and generate invoices all in one place and we've found that with BigTime Software.
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UKG
It's amazing for providing data to a location; especially when that data hasn't been available to get before. The reporting ability is phenomenal; some more tutorials on how to get that data out of the system would be wonderful. The user experience is really good - it is something that almost any level of user can easily access and comprehend. It seems to meet users where they are from an intuitive level.
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Pros
BigTime Software
  • I like the functionality of being able to make payments electronically and the amount of banks and payment methods that are available.
  • Another very useful feature of this tool is that the system allows to set a parameter to perform automatic invoices.
  • I also really like the amount of templates that this tool has. Since it allows us to make customizable reports to our clients.
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UKG
  • I find timesheets to be easy to use and provide good details for employees and employers.
  • I love how customizable the dashboard is. This is a time saver for someone working in HR.
  • The payroll process was easy to learn. The steps are simple to follow, and changes can be made to the pay statements with ease.
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Cons
BigTime Software
  • For some types of projects, we are unable to use BigTime's invoicing feature. It would be nice if we could further customize invoices to fit our needs. We still have to use Quickbooks to complete certain invoices.
  • Being able to create Purchase Orders in BigTime would be extremely useful to us. We currently use Quickbooks for this.
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UKG
  • I would like to see the balances for PTO described and grouped differently. Employees continue to be confused with the "Projected balances" section. Maybe this can be worded one way for the users and another for the admins.
  • The Passwords to access the system, plus the need for a verification code, is a huge pain point for our deskless workers. We have a lot of frustration around accessing the system to clock in and out, request time off, etc. The increase in user adoption is a struggle.
  • It would be great to have UKG Pro and UKG Ready in one application on the mobile app; having access to areas to simply punch in and out for your daily shift is counterintuitive.
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Likelihood to Renew
BigTime Software
Its been a huge help in saving time and making billing more efficient. Would like to see the product grow and be able to continue to use it.
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UKG
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
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Usability
BigTime Software
Overall most areas of the software are easy to use. I tend to spend a lot of time in analytics and reports. Those are not as user friendly, in my opinion, and could use some improvements. I think it just takes time to get familiar with where items are stored in the program and what changes affect what.
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UKG
For the average user they do not struggle. We do have a handful of users who struggle using their own smartphones, and of course, they struggle with any technology. However, we do not let this sway us from helping them learn. Managers have found the system easy to navigate once fully trained.
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Reliability and Availability
BigTime Software
BigTime is available 99% of the time. At times there are bugs, but most are resolved quickly
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UKG
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.
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Performance
BigTime Software
have not noticed a slow integration issue using QBO
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UKG
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 Rating
BigTime Software
The support is amazing! They are always available through the chat interface in the program. Each support person has fully answered my questions the first time. I have had a positive experience with each inquiry. It is very important to me that I am able to get instant access to help so that I can make the most of the software and all of its capabilities.
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UKG
If I was only rating support itself that would be a 10. Every support case I have entered has been addressed efficiently and with the desired result. On the implementation and transition to support there were multiple issues that those doing the implementation or transition could not answer or workflows and various settings left undone only to be discovered later. We implemented 3 different modules and the expertise we got for each one varied widely.
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In-Person Training
BigTime Software
No answers on this topic
UKG
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.
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Online Training
BigTime Software
No answers on this topic
UKG
Pretty good online training, you have many how to options and can watch them several times. It can be hard at times to dig through the amount of data online but can usually find what you are looking for. Also you can download documentation for setting up the profiles and policies.
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Implementation Rating
BigTime Software
I touched on this briefly, in another survey section, but my implementation manager, Kevin, was exceptional. The actual implementation process took 3 months, not 1 before I was comfortable rolling it out to staff. We also had to wait/schedule time and coordinate for our custom xml. invoice to be generated and in a place we felt comfortable sending it out to clients. In the end I was very satisfied, but during the first few months it was challenging.
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UKG
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.
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Alternatives Considered
BigTime Software
I liked the client management, but it didn't do time tracking, billing or syncing with quickbooks. It was too robust for my needs. I tried it for the client management and thought I might use it along with bigtime, but it was too cumbersome and would involve too much double entry. And it didn't track time or bill which are necessary functions
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UKG
UKG is great for reporting and for having a pleasant UI. I find that Paylocity has a lot more innovation, but sometimes its reach exceeds its grasp when it comes to implementation of those features. ADP is bog standard, and it works pretty well, but there's little interest in looking good, which matters a lot when it comes to the wide variety of users the systems need to handle.
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Scalability
BigTime Software
The product is useful for faster billing and efficient timesheet logs. I do like the report features however there are many options and can be overwhelming for the user. It is most helpful to set up reports speaking to an agent to ensure the right fields are set, etc.
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UKG
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.
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Return on Investment
BigTime Software
  • Before BigTime, we were using Excel to track everything, creating invoices, and run reports. Getting on BigTime has saved us tons of time and effort which equates to dollars saved on labor.
  • From a legal standpoint, BigTime has allowed us to be organized and prepared in the event we would need to present financial details to anyone.
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UKG
  • Ability to manage all HR activities within one platform
  • Built in Workflows make approval process seamless
  • UKG Ready offers a solid solution and ROI on our investment
  • Easy to navigate Time & Attendance into Payroll, making processing seamless
  • Great customer service offering several methods to contact UKG for support, fast to reply and offer a solution to the issue
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ScreenShots

BigTime Software Screenshots

Screenshot of BigTime Wallet provides clients with a personalized experience to pay on time from anywhere, in one click.Screenshot of A big-picture view into operational insights to make adjustments to how resources are managed.Screenshot of Real-time, actionable insights for professional services firms.Screenshot of The platform is designed to work within existing workflows and software stack, acting as a single source of truth for data.Screenshot of BigTime's invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy exacting customer needs.

UKG Ready Screenshots

Screenshot of UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for employee information that enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Payroll - Facilitates pay that is quick, simple, and correct.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamlines time tracking with consistent, fair rules.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Talent - Tools to source, engage, develop and grow people.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Analytics - Offers proactive, practical, and guidance.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-sizes benefits to match the organization and its people.