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Score 9.7 out of 100
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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 Central

Kronos Workforce Central is well-suited for large organizations seeking a simplified time-recording system or are trying to get away from manual timesheets being submitted. Larger organizations would see a greater return on investment while using this system. It is less appropriate for smaller organizations with fewer employees, as the cost of the system likely would be greater than the investment of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Central

  • 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.
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 Central

  • Kronos can take a simple task and make it overly complicated. This is the problem when the program is so incredibly robust.
  • All of the tax withholding and filing was handled autonomously by our previous payroll company. We had little knowledge of what they were doing. With Kronos, we are required to provide filing schedules, specific EIN for each locality, etc. This is something we would have preferred not to concern ourselves with and was much easier on us when the previous company was handling.
  • Kronos seems to be geared toward large organizations with a payroll department, accounting department, HR department, etc. Our company is small and has only one employee in each of those roles. As such, Kronos can be a real burden on that one employee to do a lot of work that should be handled by a team of people, especially in the implementation phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deputy

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Kronos Workforce Central

Kronos Workforce Central 5.0
Based on 11 answers
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.
Spencer Hamons, MSOL, CHCIO | 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 Central

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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 Central

Kronos Workforce Central 8.2
Based on 8 answers
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.
Juan Osegueda | 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 Central

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.
John Pavarini | 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 Central

  • Workforce Central has allowed the University to manage compliance at a higher level with the consistent application of rules.
  • Workforce Central has allowed insight into the time collection process at the University with a granular audit trail.
  • Support for the Workforce Central system requires a partnership between campus IT and the functional (payroll) employees. The system cannot be installed and forgotten and must be actively managed.
Anonymous | 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 Central

General

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

Kronos Workforce Central Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Contact sales for pricing information at 1 (800)-225-1561.

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