Core HR vs. UKG Ready

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Core HR
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Core HR provides users with the ability to access employee information anywhere via the cloud. Users can also track and analyze employee pay and performance across the entire workforce.N/A
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
Core HRUKG Ready
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Core HRUKG Ready
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredRequired
Additional Details
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Features
Core HRUKG Ready
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
17% above category average
UKG Ready
7.7
180 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data9.03 Ratings8.7156 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings7.5152 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.53 Ratings7.9152 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.03 Ratings7.6142 Ratings
Organizational charting9.03 Ratings7.1114 Ratings
Organization and location management9.03 Ratings7.2135 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.53 Ratings7.7111 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
UKG Ready
8.1
177 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings8.6165 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.02 Ratings7.5103 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings7.967 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.53 Ratings7.8126 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.93 Ratings8.9130 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.03 Ratings8.1121 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.9
3 Ratings
10% above category average
UKG Ready
7.7
163 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings8.1148 Ratings
Balance details7.63 Ratings7.5155 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings7.7132 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
12% above category average
UKG Ready
8.2
168 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.62 Ratings8.3148 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings8.6155 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.52 Ratings7.9128 Ratings
Employee recognition9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.03 Ratings8.0131 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
UKG Ready
8.4
61 Ratings
8% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets9.02 Ratings8.461 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
UKG Ready
7.4
175 Ratings
3% below category average
Report builder9.53 Ratings7.4168 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.03 Ratings7.5169 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
15% above category average
UKG Ready
7.3
115 Ratings
10% below category average
New hire portal9.03 Ratings7.3113 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.53 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
2 Ratings
14% above category average
UKG Ready
7.3
65 Ratings
11% below category average
Corporate goal setting9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.02 Ratings7.358 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.02 Ratings7.364 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.7
3 Ratings
9% above category average
UKG Ready
6.9
82 Ratings
14% below category average
Performance plans7.53 Ratings6.973 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.53 Ratings7.068 Ratings
Review status tracking9.53 Ratings7.473 Ratings
Review reminders9.03 Ratings6.076 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.92 Ratings7.062 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
UKG Ready
5.5
23 Ratings
36% below category average
Create succession plans/pools8.42 Ratings6.422 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.52 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Candidate search7.52 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Candidate development9.52 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
17% above category average
UKG Ready
6.7
89 Ratings
15% below category average
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings6.875 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.02 Ratings6.874 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings5.752 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.52 Ratings6.855 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.42 Ratings6.557 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.53 Ratings7.077 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings7.682 Ratings
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Core HRUKG Ready
Small Businesses
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Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Core HRUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.1
(204 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(86 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(73 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(60 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
Core HRUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
HR Cloud
Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
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UKG
UKG Ready is a great time keeping system, it is user friendly and employees that do use the application, do not have many complaints. Its the access and maneuvering around the application to get to where they need to go, or find what they are looking for or accessing the application that is the issue. Once they find the location on where they need to be in order to submit the request, it is quick and easy. We are finding that we are utilizing resources to sit with these employees even after providing in person or virtual training to help navigate to what they want to do.
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Pros
HR Cloud
  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
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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
HR Cloud
  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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UKG
  • System is very complicated, which is a plus because it can handle almost any situation but difficult to learn
  • There are often several ways to complete a task and it isn't always clear the most efficient route to follow
  • Reporting can be clumsy to customize
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Likelihood to Renew
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
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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
HR Cloud
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
HR Cloud
  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
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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

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.