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Score 9.7 out of 100

Kronos Workforce Ready

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Deputy

Deputy is very well suited to clocking in for remote work, as employees can just use their phone. A clock in terminal is available to use, but we don't use that. Phone clocking in may not be the best option for sites with more limited oversight.
Christopher Cantrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kronos Workforce Ready

There are a lot of ways that WFR has streamlined the payroll process for us. The reports module is fantastic, in that it can be modified to any information you need to track. The ease of use is just not there. The set up portion should include assistance to guide professionals through step by step instruction for key issues that may arise or changes that may need to be made in the future. The online videos just were not what we were capable of completing at the time. They are long and drawn out, making them too time consuming for a busy HR department
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Employee demographic data
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Employment history
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Job profiles and administration
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Organizational charting
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Organization and location management
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8

Payroll Management

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Pay calculation
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Support for external payroll vendors
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Approval workflow
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Balance details
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Employee Self Service

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Update personal information
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
View company policy documentation
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
View job history
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9

Asset Management

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6

HR Reporting

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Report builder
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Pre-built reports
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Onboarding

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
New hire portal
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Manager tracking tools
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7

Performance and Goals

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Individual goal setting
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Performance tracking
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Performance Management

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Performance plans
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Review status tracking
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Review reminders
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4

Succession Planning

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2

Recruiting / ATS

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Job Requisition Management
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Company Website Posting
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Publish to Social Media
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Job Search Site Posting
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Applicant Tracking
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Notifications and Alerts
Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

Pros

Deputy

  • Easy timesheet entry and submittal
  • Easy export to payroll provider
  • Easy to copy and paste shifts when scheduling
  • Easy for employees to swap shifts or claim open shifts
Sander Kallshian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • Easy to access in the sense that it simply takes a click of a button.
  • Comprehensible meaning that it is not difficult to understand how the system works as long as you have someone explain it to you.
  • Easy to use in the sense that it's not hard to remember how to use it. It's easy to explore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Deputy

  • Removing an employee can be made easier. When shifts are scheduled for that employee it will make you manually delete all of the future shifts versus just opening them all.
  • Customer service is terrible, when there is an issue you might not hear back for awhile if at all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 9.0
Based on 6 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

Deputy

Deputy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Timesheet tools often don't have the best usability for an outsider. Deputy bucks that trend. Everything is clean and simple in layout, and functionality is easy to identify. You don't have to waste too much time trying to find the tools you need.
Christopher Cantrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.0
Based on 6 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

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 9.0
Based on 2 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

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 8.5
Based on 7 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

Deputy

Deputy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Deputy support is quick and responsive. We honestly haven't needed to reach out to their support much at all, but their live chat has been great in rare instances where we need some help.
Christopher Cantrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.5
Based on 52 answers
Kronos support is great in the ability for a representative to take our needs seriously and respond with care, however, there are times when the need for support was time sensitive (for payroll processing purposes) and the response rate caused us hiccups in our timeline. Our company also has many customized options to our package and company build and at times things were miscommunicated in regards to the builds - this was only in the beginning though and has since been great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 5.5
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

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

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

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.0
Based on 3 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

Deputy

Deputy allows for a more personalized user experience than Kronos. Notifies workers of their personal schedule for the following weeks (input by a manager). It allows users to view the work schedule of others on their team for that day, which can enable shift-swapping requests more easily.
Daniel Sale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos definitely beats out the competition in terms of user-friendly features and simple "it works" functionality. We tried using several other payroll suites including Paychex and found they were lacking in a number of areas especially in terms of user interface. Our employees literally groan when they remember using these older systems, they absolutely love Kronos in comparison.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Deputy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kronos Workforce Ready

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

Deputy

  • Reduced payroll processing time greatly
  • Reduced need for manager editing of timesheets because employees can do it themselves before submittal.
  • Reduced confusion about shifts and schedule changes
Sander Kallshian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • Overtime for Salary Non-Exempt members is easier to track. They no longer have to fill out a time card on a piece of paper where things can be mis-interpreted or transposed.
  • Salaried members as well as non-exempt members are using it 100% and we receive reminders from payroll to submit our time sheets after reviewing them making the entire approval process paperless! We are finally using a system that we can easily run reports from and utilize the outputs for files to upload which means less manual errors.
  • We are no longer paying our managers to review a paper time sheet then compare it to their notifications on their calendar then walk it to the administrative assistant so they can double check compared to the group calendar then they manually walked it up to the third floor for processing. This helped relieve manual tasks for all members and definitely allowed to increase staff productivity.
  • We are using this system to report and approve FMLA and STD and record it properly allowing the medical center on site to systematically track timing and make sure appropriate paperwork is filled out in a timely manner.
  • Payroll had to make some changes but they adapted quickly, they were trained and we are working with the system admin as a team partnering with Kronos and Global Information Services. They have their reports immediately, no waiting for sales areas to report their hours, etc.
Dawn Solomon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Deputy

General

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

Deputy Editions & Modules

Edition
Scheduling Only$11
Scheduling, Time and Attendance$31
Enterprise$81
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Kronos Workforce Ready

General

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

Kronos Workforce Ready Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deputy
9.9
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0

Usability

Deputy
9.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0

Performance

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5

Support Rating

Deputy
10.0
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5

In-Person Training

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
5.5

Online Training

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0

Implementation Rating

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0

Scalability

Deputy
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0

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