CloudPay vs. UKG Ready

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudPay
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
CloudPay is a payroll management tool designed specifically for organizations that have an international workforce. They offer payroll automation services, an earned wage access platform as well as global treasury services to ensure any employee no matter their location gets the money they have earned.N/A
UKG Ready
Score 8.0 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
CloudPayUKG Ready
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudPayUKG Ready
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
CloudPayUKG Ready
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.7
187 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.7163 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.5158 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.0159 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6149 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.2121 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.2142 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.8118 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.2
185 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6173 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.6109 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.975 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.9133 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.9137 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.2128 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.8
169 Ratings
4% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.1154 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5161 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7138 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.3
175 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.4155 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6162 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.0135 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.1138 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.4
64 Ratings
7% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.464 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.5
182 Ratings
2% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.5175 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.6176 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.3
122 Ratings
10% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.3120 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.397 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.3
69 Ratings
12% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.362 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.368 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
6.9
87 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.978 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.073 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.578 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings5.981 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.167 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.5
26 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.625 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
6.8
94 Ratings
14% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings6.880 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.979 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings5.857 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.960 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.661 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.182 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.787 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloudPayUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.1
(212 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(94 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(73 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(66 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 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
CloudPayUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudPay
In my organization, we have replaced all paperwork with this software, for the case of payroll, treasury, or on-demand payment. And from the backend, we have requested to enhance the feature like deductions and reimbursements. So in this way, it comes as a single tool to automate the whole payroll process. Which can be accessed, stored, update, and monitored from anywhere. So the whole organization and communications seem just to be a click away. Since we have switched to the cloud pay for payroll management, a lot of finance things are still there which need to be integrated with this system to make everything intact and altogether but cloud pay, as of now, do not have room to accommodate, and that's an issue to us, as a manager. So it's a request and suggestion as well to consider other finance-related things and try to fit in the same application, I know it's a big ask, but can be tried.
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UKG
UKG representatives are comprehensive in their work and communication. They listen to what you need and verify with you at every step. We required fields set up expressly for our funds and funders and had multiple accounts. They were able to set this up as needed.
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Pros
CloudPay
  • Global Payroll Basic
  • Earned Wage Access
  • Global Treasury Service
  • Payroll Efficiency Index
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UKG
  • When you open a ticket, they research and test the answer before they contact you so they know it will work for you. There's no troubleshooting on the phone. All the work was done beforehand.
  • They are super knowledgeable and supportive. They are a pleasure to work with.
  • They are way ahead of the game when it comes to technology and innovation.
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Cons
CloudPay
  • Fees
  • Tech support
  • Size restraints
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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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
UKG
I put 8 for usability because for some people it may be difficult to use if they are not tech savvy. There are a ton of options and building out your own workflows could be confusing if you do not know what you are doing. However, UKG always provides great learning material and support to aid and teach you.
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Reliability and Availability
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
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
CloudPay
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
CloudPay
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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
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
CloudPay
It allows the feature of flexible payment methods to complete of the payment of termination and the payment to be process on time which is recognized worldwide. The card payment process time is 3 days faster than the normal bank payment process, and you can stop easily. It integrates your payment procedures with a global cash flow solution that ensures the timely payments to regulate authorities like your employees, local authorities or to the third parties.
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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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
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
CloudPay
  • The positive impact is, a lot of manual work is automated now, which is saving a lot of time and man-hours.
  • Requests and demands can be accessed, monitored, and raised anytime from anywhere. So a lot of dependencies have been resolved.
  • Human resources and all finance is been integrated which is resulting in less work at the desk.
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UKG
  • This is basic, but we finally know how many employees we have! It sounds ridiculous, but prior to UKG Ready we were on a payroll system that's reports were only as accurate as the last payroll cycle, so they were always 2 weeks behind and static. UKG Ready allows for realtime, daily reporting of information.
  • We are able to get salary data for our various locations to be able to compare them to each other, as well as across our "competitors" and external competition.
  • The data provided allows us to be able to understand the trends at individual locations including attrition, advancement, raise information, and other data points that we haven't historically done comparisons on
  • We can see the demographic and geographical information for our employees and the benefits that they elect
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ScreenShots

CloudPay Screenshots

Screenshot of A screenshot of the Calendar tool within CloudPay that keeps track of all of payroll activities across all locations.

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.