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Score 8.3 out of 100

UKG Ready

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay

In all honestly I don’t know a situation where Ceridian Powerpay would not be appropriate to use. I have used it at a company with 12 employees, and at a company with 100 employees. The system works great regardless of company size and the benefits significantly outweigh any (if any) negatives.
I only have experience with the system in the hospitality industry but it covered all our needs and more that I can only imagine that would apply to other industries as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

I feel UKG Ready is for a larger business that wants the customization and is ever-changing. There are many reports and options that will help a larger business plus numbers, etc.. I honestly feel like smaller business, 25 or less, really wouldn't benefits much from this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
UKG Ready
8.1
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
UKG Ready
8.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
UKG Ready
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
UKG Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
UKG Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
UKG Ready
7.4
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
UKG Ready
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.8

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.3
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
8.5
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.5
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.1
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.5
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.5
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.6
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.4

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
8.2
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
8.4
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.7
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.5

Asset Management

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.1

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.6
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.7
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.6

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.9
New hire portal
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.9
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.0

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.5
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.6
Performance tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.5

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.8
Performance plans
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.5
Review status tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.9
Review reminders
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.3
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.6

Succession Planning

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.2
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.2

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.8
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.8
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
5.8
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.2
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.6
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
7.1

Pros

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Ceridian Powerpay simplifies the payroll process, very little manual work involved during each payroll run.
  • Ceridian Powerpay is mostly an intuitive interface with easy to understand workflows to allow for multiple users to be able to use the system if required.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | 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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Would be great if you could search for specific ROEs in the system rather than having to go into each individual pay period package to locate - especially when there may be 10+ ROEs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Customer support. I do not like the idea of not being able to call someone with a quick question without adding a case. Waiting for someone to call you back is not helpful at all. Chat line is mostly off-line
  • SMA is relatively new to Kronos's Platform. I really felt like we were not fully trained on the system. We were not able to train our staff well either. I would really like to see short clip videos that we are able to share with new employees. I don't have time to read long documents which I find is a lot of what is on the training portal.
Sheila Toney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG 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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.0
Based on 23 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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG 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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.7
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

Ceridian Powerpay

Ceridian Powerpay 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Generally, Ceridian Powerpay support is strong, with the edge given to the telephone staff, which is prompt and always helpful. When I have had to reach out via telephone, I am greeted quickly and provided with a quick resolution to my issue. The email support leaves a bit to be desired, though, as my experience with change requests result in long waits for confirmation and completion, with some instances not even being given a resolution to an issue without requiring additional follow-up. I shouldn’t have to stay on top of the support in addition to providing the details needed, and it should just get done.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.0
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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG 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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.2
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

Ceridian Powerpay

Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG 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

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG 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

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is cost-effective for our organization as we do not require a more robust solution—it fits our needs well without breaking the bank.
  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is mostly intuitive, easy to use, and as a result, easy to train team members in. This allows for additional coverage for the payroll system should the key user not be available or require assistance.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG 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

Ceridian Powerpay

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
UKG Ready
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
9.0

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
9.1

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
8.7

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
UKG Ready
7.9

In-Person Training

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.0

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
8.1

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
6.2

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay
UKG Ready
9.1

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