BrightHR vs. UKG Workforce Central

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightHR
Score 8.8 out of 10
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British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal advice.
$4.50
UKG Workforce Central
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Kronos Workforce Central is a suite of HR Management offerings targeted mainly at enterprise customers with larger-scale and more complex HR and workforce management issues. Workforce Central provides capabilities for managing time and attendance, payroll, HR, and other labor management functions.N/A
Pricing
BrightHRUKG Workforce Central
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightHRUKG Workforce Central
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsPrices start at £4.50 (per employee/per month)Contact sales for pricing information at 1 (800)-225-1561.
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BrightHRUKG Workforce Central
Top Pros
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Features
BrightHRUKG Workforce Central
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
-
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Employment history8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
-
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Pay calculation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.6
12 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
-
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Approval workflow8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.3
13 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
-
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View and generate pay and benefit information8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.513 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.513 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
9.0
1 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
-
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Pre-built reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightHR
8.0
1 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
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Review reminders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
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BrightHR
7.0
1 Ratings
UKG Workforce Central
-
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Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
BrightHRUKG Workforce Central
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(15 ratings)
8.0
(38 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(14 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightHRUKG Workforce Central
Likelihood to Recommend
BrightHR
For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
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UKG
This product was marketed to us as a school and several schools in our area use the program. However, the implementation team we were set-up with had limited school experience and we are still working on the best way to do some of the timekeeping issues where I know that could have been handled better. That being said from a payroll and reporting side it has been great to capture so much data (at times almost too much) and have the system do automatic allocations of salaries and general ledger reports. The reporting takes some getting used to, but overall I've been able to run reports to see and track just about anything I want. Our employees also love the self service compared to our previous products where they can make W4, direct deposit and other updates on their own without having to get HR involved.
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Pros
BrightHR
  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
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UKG
  • I personally feel like timekeeping is very well thought out and has some powerful tools built in. There is a bit of a learning curve but with strategically placed SMEs we were able to get the use and functionality we needed out of the system.
  • Workforce planning has been crucial in planning operational support in our retail and customer service centers. It is also editable and modifiable as needed.
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Cons
BrightHR
  • Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers.
  • Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time.
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UKG
  • Reporting - some of the reports' names do not coincide with the data that is pulled from the system
  • System errors - the system crashes regularly on us with no real explanation why
  • Punch accuracy - sometimes the punches from the timeclocks do not feed into the system
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Likelihood to Renew
BrightHR
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UKG
Now that the system is installed and operational, the "pain is gone"...therefore we see no reason to change to a different application. There is no functionality that is missing from the system that would drive us to consider another solution at this time. Maintenance support from Kronos is sufficient and updates occur regularly.
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Support Rating
BrightHR
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UKG
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
BrightHR
I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office. Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
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UKG
Kronos and Dayforce are the two timekeeping systems I’ve worked with in recent years. Kronos feels a little more comprehensive and is my primary timekeeping tool both for myself as well as my staff. Kronos is a great tool for a wide range of shifts, working locations, and pay codes. In this context, I would pick Kronos over Dayforce. On the opposite side, Dayforce is extremely user-friendly and has a “cleaner” user interface if that is a contributing factor for anyone. Also, for managers who oversee large teams (30-50 team members) then Dayforce is a bit more simple to approve time cards, hours, and leave. Kronos is a bit clunky with all the clicks, and managing large teams of hourly employees would be a huge time suck to go in to review/approve all.
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Return on Investment
BrightHR
  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
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UKG
  • Kronos is much more expensive than the previous systems we were using, so at this point the ROI is negative. The idea is that it will allow us to scale and grow the company more easily so time will tell if that is the case.
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