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UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR

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UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

The platform is ideal for companies that have complex payroll issues, human resources needs, and performance management storage all in one place. It is ideal for companies that like to have a single sign on for all of their software packages, and eases the burden of having to keep paper files.
Kristine Kratschmer, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PCC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Employee demographic data
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Employment history
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Job profiles and administration
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Organizational charting
Core HR
5.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Organization and location management
Core HR
7.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3

Payroll Management

Core HR
8.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Pay calculation
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Core HR
7.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Direct deposit files
Core HR
10.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Reimbursement management
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Support for external payroll vendors
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Core HR
7.7
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Approval workflow
Core HR
7.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Balance details
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2

Employee Self Service

Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Update personal information
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Employee recognition
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
View job history
Core HR
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
View company policy documentation
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0

HR Reporting

Core HR
10.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Report builder
Core HR
10.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Pre-built reports
Core HR
10.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7

Onboarding

Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
New hire portal
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Manager tracking tools
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5

Performance Management

Core HR
7.5
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Performance plans
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Performance improvement plans
Core HR
6.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Review status tracking
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Review reminders
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Multiple review frequency
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

Core HR
7.7
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Core HR
7.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Applicant Tracking
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Notifications and Alerts
Core HR
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Company Website Posting
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Publish to Social Media
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.7
Job Search Site Posting
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9

Asset Management

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3

Performance and Goals

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Individual goal setting
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Performance tracking
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3

Succession Planning

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0

Pros

Core HR

  • Core HR manages our PTO well. It allows users to access their accruals and requests.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • The hardware is the industry best--we never hear any complaints about the card swipe machines or their usage
  • Easy synchronization with other software platforms like Nortel, NICE WFM and many more
  • User facing portal is simple to use and lets everyone keep up to date on their usage and accruals
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Core HR

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • The tax piece of Kronos was the one thing that has made me slightly regret my decision to use Kronos. We have 7 EINs so we have a lot of taxes to file on a quarterly basis. The BSI system we have to use (which is a third party) is terrible. We have had nothing but problems with it. BSI has some agreement with Kronos that doesn't allow us to speak directly with BSI and it's extremely frustrating. We are on our 5th quarter of filing using the BSI system and are still having issues. This is not much of an automated process and the BSI system seems so far behind Kronos' technology. It's not user-friendly and has definitely caused a lot of issues. If there was one thing I would change about Kronos it would be the tax filing portion. Maybe if we didn't have to use BSI it would be different. The systems I have used in the past have processed our quarterly taxes for us so this was a big change for me.
  • I do not like that the system allows employees to request vacation time that they may not have available. Employees can request time off even if they don't have any vacation available and if their supervisor approves it, it populates in their timecard. I have caught several employees with negative vacation balances in the system. I think it should not allow them to request this time off if they don't have a current balance in the system.
  • When you terminate an employee, their benefits don't automatically terminate. You have to go into each active benefit and put the termination date in or your reports won't be correct. This should be something that automatically occurs once you terminate that employee.
Sarah Eigel, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.8
Based on 8 answers
We have begun looking for other vendors to supply this products need as Kronos WFR cannot deliver the suite of applications which it should with this product.*6/5/17 Edit - We started the new year with a new application. WFR proved to be unable to correct the errors within the application. We are much happier with the new application as we can use it effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.9
Based on 15 answers
WFR is very customizable. Only a few things are off limits....surprisingly the most basic screen, the employee time sheet, IS NOT able to be changed. Almost every screen/report users can add/remove fields. Menu setup is fairly easy with the exception multiple versions of a report CANNOT be directly linked to. They are supposed to be updating this in a future release but at the moment it is cumbersome for users to switch to different versions of the report.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
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 (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.5
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 (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.9
Based on 113 answers
We did not get much support when we were trying to implement. We felt like we were the only company with requirements for both Canada and the US and this seemed odd to us because North America is the most common place it was implemented. We found there was no integration with our source system so this made us have to create files so we can update members by position and make sure the right managers are in place for each group. We were not able to produce the requirements in a timely manner and we were not treated respectfully by the project manager from Kronos at the time
Dawn Solomon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 5.6
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 (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.0
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 (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.2
Based on 7 answers
DO NOT attempt to go live too quickly. Sales sold us on 100 days from contract signing was doable. We postponed go live 3 times because everything was not ready. We did not have enough time document the new functionality & train end users. Almost 3 months later we are still working through export issues, minor setup issues, adequate time for system admins to get comfortable with the system.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Core HR

Core HR is not as robust and does not allow the same functionality but does provide similar functionality based on the size of our organization.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

In comparison to the previous payroll system, Kronos is 150% better in user friendliness, time tracking, data exporting and updates for changes as implemented. There are webinars scheduled by Kronos to make the users aware of changes and improvements to the system and technical support to assist with issues as they arise. The old system had technical support but they made the changes that were needed and took time to make those changes. By contrast, Kronos technical support walks us through the process to make the changes and empowers us to make the changes adhoc.
Towanna Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
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

  • Still to new to determine.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • Kronos Workforce Ready has had a very positive impact on our organization. We set up notices that go to the managers to alert them if an employee shows up late for work or comes in late after lunch. It also alerts the manager if an employee is approaching overtime hours. This has helped our bottom line greatly.
  • Kronos Workforce Ready has reduced the number of payroll errors and increased productivity by having the timekeeping module flow directly into the payroll module. We used to have them hand send in paper time sheets which we had to key into the old payroll system. That took a lot of time and there was ample opportunity for mistakes.
Kristina Gonzales | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Core HR

General

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR
7.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.8

Usability

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0

Performance

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5

Support Rating

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9

In-Person Training

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.6

Online Training

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0

Implementation Rating

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2

Scalability

Core HR
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0

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