Darwinbox vs. UKG Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Darwinbox headquartered in Hyderabad offers an end-to-end HRMS software provide core HR functionality (e.g. employee data management), support for recruitment and onboarding, payroll management, time & attendance tracking, as well as comprehensive talent management and employee engagement features.N/A
UKG Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
UKG delivers cloud-based HCM solutions including UKG Pro that help businesses simplify payroll computations, accelerate talent acquisition, manage time and attendance, and support proactive, strategic talent management on a global level.N/A
Pricing
DarwinboxUKG Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxUKG Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DarwinboxUKG Pro
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.0
2 Ratings
11% below category average
UKG Pro
8.3
802 Ratings
6% above category average
Employee demographic data5.92 Ratings8.7730 Ratings
Employment history6.92 Ratings8.7761 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.02 Ratings8.6732 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.92 Ratings8.3720 Ratings
Organizational charting7.02 Ratings7.7642 Ratings
Organization and location management7.02 Ratings8.2655 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.1516 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.3
2 Ratings
3% above category average
UKG Pro
8.6
745 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation8.92 Ratings9.0708 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.92 Ratings8.2335 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.02 Ratings8.8230 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings8.1642 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.02 Ratings8.8572 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.02 Ratings8.057 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.3701 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
UKG Pro
8.4
562 Ratings
4% above category average
Approval workflow9.02 Ratings8.8503 Ratings
Balance details9.02 Ratings8.4528 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings8.1433 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.2
2 Ratings
12% below category average
UKG Pro
8.5
797 Ratings
5% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.02 Ratings8.8768 Ratings
Update personal information7.02 Ratings8.9775 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.02 Ratings8.5564 Ratings
Employee recognition7.02 Ratings7.4287 Ratings
View job history7.02 Ratings8.9758 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
UKG Pro
8.5
189 Ratings
9% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.92 Ratings8.5189 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.7
1 Ratings
2% above category average
UKG Pro
7.7
733 Ratings
2% above category average
Report builder8.01 Ratings7.7713 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.01 Ratings7.9723 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings7.5494 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
UKG Pro
8.6
556 Ratings
8% above category average
New hire portal8.01 Ratings8.6553 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.01 Ratings8.6444 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.8
1 Ratings
4% below category average
UKG Pro
7.9
376 Ratings
3% below category average
Corporate goal setting7.01 Ratings8.1292 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings7.7358 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings7.8250 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings7.8332 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.4
1 Ratings
7% below category average
UKG Pro
8.1
464 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance plans8.01 Ratings7.8414 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings7.7325 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings8.3435 Ratings
Review reminders6.01 Ratings8.3396 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings8.3336 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.3
1 Ratings
8% below category average
UKG Pro
8.4
187 Ratings
6% above category average
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings8.5155 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings8.3164 Ratings
Candidate search7.01 Ratings8.4163 Ratings
Candidate development7.01 Ratings8.4152 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
6.9
1 Ratings
12% below category average
UKG Pro
8.5
456 Ratings
9% above category average
Job Requisition Management6.01 Ratings8.8434 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings9.1422 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.01 Ratings8.7333 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings8.8390 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings7.1323 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.01 Ratings8.6421 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings8.3388 Ratings
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User Ratings
DarwinboxUKG Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
8.3
(927 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(194 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(188 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(74 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(331 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.8
(492 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(87 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(202 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(86 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(76 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(65 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(93 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(55 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(48 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxUKG Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
Darwinbox
Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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UKG
UKG did well when we had issues with employees working for both agencies. We called the Rapid Response Team, and they fixed those issues on their back end. Another example is with the Amended W-2 form; they gave us instructions to do it ourselves, but it was not working, and need to make phone calls to get help.
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Pros
Darwinbox
  • Easy to use and navigate.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Covers all HR needs in one software.
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UKG
  • UKG has an amazing support team to reach out to if assistance is needed
  • All add-ons of UKG Pro integrate seamlessly making it a powerful software program
  • UKG Pro is very configurable to meet the specific needs of companies
  • It is easy to use and navigate
  • The mobile app is loved by all employees and provides on-demand access
  • The Ultimate Community is amazing!! On-demand information on all products and how they are used. Connect with other companies that use UKG Pro and learn from each other.
  • The Learning Centre is also amazing!! Learning right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
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Cons
Darwinbox
  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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UKG
  • As UKG is aware, the support for customers needs some improvement. As the recent changes to the staffing/support hierarchy take effect, I hope to see some relief to the current frustrations.
  • As the UKG Pro products evolve, they need to become more integrated and less segmented. Having to purchase multiple products that then need to coordinate for processing leads to issues.
  • As users, we have a lot of options for self-service and customization, but some simple fixes still require assistance from UKG support. Give us the power to help ourselves whenever possible.
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Likelihood to Renew
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
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Usability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
Mobile App: Really easy to use and its nice to have an HR software that actually has an mobile application to be able to enter time and to take care of everything with. Web App: The system is relatively easy to use with maybe a little training at the beginning if you have used another system. But the site is really easy to use and a lot better having everything under one roof
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Reliability and Availability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
I've found Ultipro to be completely reliable. Outages are typically planned to occur on weekends and only once did I have connections issues connecting Citrix to the server where our environment was housed, but within the hour connection was restored. I think that's a pretty good track record, considering I've used the suite daily for over three years. Especially when processing payroll--say the internet goes down in the middle of you performing a task... Ultipro is able to recognize that a connection error occurred and quickly restores the process that was running, avoiding lost productivity.
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Performance
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
Normally UKG Pro loads quickly. We had been having major issues with reports running in a timely manner but recently they broke out our virtual server to another instance where is wasn't sharing resources and that seems to have helped reporting run more efficiently.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
Support is quick to respond and helpful when you don't understand how to use or implement their response. They are great at following up and checking in as well as escalating cases when they are more urgent and need more attention.
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In-Person Training
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
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Online Training
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
Most of the online training was very generic (to be expected) but we had specific requirements for configuration that could have been better addressed with more individual sessions earlier on from our project team. However, we did finally begin booking training sessions with our implementation team which were recorded, and so provided additional information for how to correctly configure and test the system.
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Implementation Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
Make sure you have all of your tax account information with all the states you are registered in available and that you are knowledgeable about the filing status, frequency, etc. We had some unique challenges with our state unemployment tax set up that I was not aware of and needed to be addressed prior to going live. Working with the state unemployment office can be a challenge.
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Alternatives Considered
Darwinbox
Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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UKG
My experience with HRIS systems is limited to UKG Pro. It is the only HRIS I have worked with. I have worked with other systems that perform the tasks of some of its models and have found that when used with the various modules the overall experience with UKG is great. The ability to have all of the modules on the same platform makes the integration between UKG Pro and the modules great!
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Scalability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
UKG
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Return on Investment
Darwinbox
  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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UKG
  • We have increased our HR activities to 85% through UKG. OSHA and Leave need to be pulled in
  • Reduced from a 1000 pieces of pay statements to @ 10 per pay roll through Direct deposit and cash pay cards.
  • Onboarding signoffs have improved audit records for signed job descriptions, i-9 forms, hand book sign off and policy sign off
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ScreenShots

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UKG Pro Screenshots

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