Darwinbox vs. UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 7.9 out of 10
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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 Workforce Central (discontinued)
Score 6.5 out of 10
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UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central) was a suite of HR Management offerings targeted mainly at enterprise customers with larger-scale and more complex HR and workforce management issues. The product is discontinued.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxUKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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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 Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Ratings
Employee demographic data5.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.6.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.3
2 Ratings
3% above category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Pay calculation8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.02 Ratings00 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 Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Approval workflow9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.02 Ratings00 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 Workforce Central (discontinued)
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View and generate pay and benefit information8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.9
2 Ratings
2% above category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.7
1 Ratings
1% above category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Report builder8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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New hire portal8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.01 Ratings00 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 Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.4
1 Ratings
7% below category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Ratings
Performance plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
7.3
1 Ratings
8% below category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
6.9
1 Ratings
12% below category average
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Job Requisition Management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Jolt
Jolt
Score 9.5 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 7.3 out of 10
Calabrio Teleopti WFM
Calabrio Teleopti WFM
Score 7.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
DarwinboxUKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
6.7
(38 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxUKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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This product was marketed to us as a school and several schools in our area use the program. However, the implementation team we were set-up with had limited school experience and we are still working on the best way to do some of the timekeeping issues where I know that could have been handled better. That being said from a payroll and reporting side it has been great to capture so much data (at times almost too much) and have the system do automatic allocations of salaries and general ledger reports. The reporting takes some getting used to, but overall I've been able to run reports to see and track just about anything I want. Our employees also love the self service compared to our previous products where they can make W4, direct deposit and other updates on their own without having to get HR involved.
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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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  • I personally feel like timekeeping is very well thought out and has some powerful tools built in. There is a bit of a learning curve but with strategically placed SMEs we were able to get the use and functionality we needed out of the system.
  • Workforce planning has been crucial in planning operational support in our retail and customer service centers. It is also editable and modifiable as needed.
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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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  • Reporting - some of the reports' names do not coincide with the data that is pulled from the system
  • System errors - the system crashes regularly on us with no real explanation why
  • Punch accuracy - sometimes the punches from the timeclocks do not feed into the system
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Likelihood to Renew
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
Now that the system is installed and operational, the "pain is gone"...therefore we see no reason to change to a different application. There is no functionality that is missing from the system that would drive us to consider another solution at this time. Maintenance support from Kronos is sufficient and updates occur regularly.
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Support Rating
Darwinbox
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Discontinued Products
Having no experience with Kronos prior to using it in March 2016, their customer service team taught me how to use it the right way after my initial training at work. I am well-versed in data analysis using Excel and Access primarily, so once I discovered that Kronos had a reporting feature built in, I've used the feature quite a few times to help our properties evaluate their production costs and make good labor decisions. I give Kronos a 10 because once a person takes the time to learn how to use the software, they'll realize that Kronos is far more effective than most, and gives users more ways to access their information where and when they want to.
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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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Discontinued Products
Kronos and Dayforce are the two timekeeping systems I’ve worked with in recent years. Kronos feels a little more comprehensive and is my primary timekeeping tool both for myself as well as my staff. Kronos is a great tool for a wide range of shifts, working locations, and pay codes. In this context, I would pick Kronos over Dayforce. On the opposite side, Dayforce is extremely user-friendly and has a “cleaner” user interface if that is a contributing factor for anyone. Also, for managers who oversee large teams (30-50 team members) then Dayforce is a bit more simple to approve time cards, hours, and leave. Kronos is a bit clunky with all the clicks, and managing large teams of hourly employees would be a huge time suck to go in to review/approve all.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Kronos is much more expensive than the previous systems we were using, so at this point the ROI is negative. The idea is that it will allow us to scale and grow the company more easily so time will tell if that is the case.
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