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Score 9.6 out of 100

UKG Ready

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Core HR ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

9.3

Core HR

93%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
130 Ratings

Employment history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
126 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
124 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
116 Ratings

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
93 Ratings

Organization and location management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
113 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
92 Ratings

Payroll Management

9.4

Core HR

94%
7.9

UKG Ready

79%
Core HR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
135 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
82 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
44 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
103 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
104 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
99 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.8

Core HR

88%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
120 Ratings

Balance details

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
127 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
110 Ratings

Employee Self Service

9.2

Core HR

92%
7.9

UKG Ready

79%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
121 Ratings

Update personal information

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
126 Ratings

View company policy documentation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
103 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
105 Ratings

Asset Management

9.0

Core HR

90%
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
Core HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
51 Ratings

HR Reporting

9.0

Core HR

90%
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
136 Ratings

Pre-built reports

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
136 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

9.3

Core HR

93%
6.7

UKG Ready

67%
Core HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
89 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
71 Ratings

Performance and Goals

9.4

Core HR

94%
6.4

UKG Ready

64%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
45 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
51 Ratings

Performance Management

8.7

Core HR

87%
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
Core HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
60 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
55 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
60 Ratings

Review reminders

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
62 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
48 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Core HR

85%
5.3

UKG Ready

53%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
5.3
53%
18 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

9.2

Core HR

92%
7.0

UKG Ready

70%
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
59 Ratings

Company Website Posting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
59 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
43 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
42 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.8
68%
46 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
62 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
66 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Core HR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Core HR

95%
3 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
169 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

UKG Ready

90%
11 Ratings

Usability

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
47 Ratings

Availability

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

UKG Ready

92%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
123 Ratings

In-Person Training

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

UKG Ready

85%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

UKG Ready

67%
11 Ratings

Product Scalability

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR

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.
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready is well suited for multi-location companies that are in jurisdictions as it provides a great platform for company-wide communication while also still having very clear options for location-based customizations that are required legally. I would say that it's been extremely effective for us as a company that has grown from ~400 employees when we implemented to over 500 in the past year, and it's been instrumental in giving us the ability to grow. I think UKG Ready is not well suited for small companies that have fewer than 50 employees due to the high PEPM cost.
Lexi Papastamos, aPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Core HR

  • 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.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
Sara Tilkens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Core HR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

UKG Ready

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 11 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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.8
Based on 47 answers
The improvements have made some of my previous challenges easier...the new layout definitely makes it easier and you can toggle between different views. Some of the new features in recruitment have made things easier for our hiring managers...they really seem to like these features.
Sandy Weiland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.5
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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.6
Based on 123 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.6
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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.5
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

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.7
Based on 11 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

Core HR

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
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products, like UKG Ready, when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. UKG Ready's integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
Troy Valenzuela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.5
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

Core HR

  • 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.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready.
  • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the UKG Ready Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
  • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG Ready does.
  • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
  • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days, which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely, we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
  • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
Jennifer O'Brien | TrustRadius Reviewer

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