Homebase vs. UKG Ready

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Homebase
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Homebase in San Francisco offers restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and retailers their employee scheduling and time tracking tools with scheduling optimization and team messaging for coordinating shifts; service includes a free time tracking app.
$14
per month
UKG Ready
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.N/A
Pricing
HomebaseUKG Ready
Editions & Modules
Essentials
$14
per month
Plus
$35
per month
All-in-one
$70
per month
Basic
Free
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HomebaseUKG Ready
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
HomebaseUKG Ready
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.7
180 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.7156 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.5152 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.9152 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6142 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1114 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.2135 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.7111 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.1
177 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.6165 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.5103 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.967 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.8126 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.9130 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.1121 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.7
163 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.1148 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5155 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7132 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.2
168 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.3148 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6155 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.9128 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.0131 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
8.4
61 Ratings
8% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.461 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.4
175 Ratings
3% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.4168 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.5169 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.3
115 Ratings
10% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.3113 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.390 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
7.3
65 Ratings
11% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.358 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.364 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
6.9
82 Ratings
14% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings6.973 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.068 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.473 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.076 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.062 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
5.5
23 Ratings
36% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.422 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Homebase
-
Ratings
UKG Ready
6.7
89 Ratings
15% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings6.875 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings6.874 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings5.752 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.855 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings6.557 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.077 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.682 Ratings
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User Ratings
HomebaseUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(204 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(86 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(73 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(60 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
HomebaseUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
Homebase
I loved using Homebase! The best feature, by far, is scheduling in shifts! It really could not be easier! For restaurants and bars it is the easiest and best software! Using the payroll feature can be very easy! The only downfall is trying to separate scheduled worked hours and overtime. The layout is simple and easy to navigate. The only real con I can think of is that lag.
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UKG
UKG Ready is a great time keeping system, it is user friendly and employees that do use the application, do not have many complaints. Its the access and maneuvering around the application to get to where they need to go, or find what they are looking for or accessing the application that is the issue. Once they find the location on where they need to be in order to submit the request, it is quick and easy. We are finding that we are utilizing resources to sit with these employees even after providing in person or virtual training to help navigate to what they want to do.
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Pros
Homebase
  • Homebase provides an easy way to schedule employees. Their scheduling platform is extremely user-friendly and easy to edit once the schedule is made.
  • Homebase makes it easy for employees to switch schedules on their own, a manager just simply has to approve rather than physically rescheduling both employees, this is great for any small retail business or restaurant with many hourly employees.
  • Homebase makes it easy to adjust hours that have been incorrectly clocked or clockouts that have been missed.
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UKG
  • I find timesheets to be easy to use and provide good details for employees and employers.
  • I love how customizable the dashboard is. This is a time saver for someone working in HR.
  • The payroll process was easy to learn. The steps are simple to follow, and changes can be made to the pay statements with ease.
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Cons
Homebase
  • Notifications could be more punctual
  • Employees should be able to pick up shifts outside of their scheduled times! Right now managers need to do it.
  • Importing hours on QBO payroll could use attention. Doesn't separate normal hours from overtime.
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UKG
  • System is very complicated, which is a plus because it can handle almost any situation but difficult to learn
  • There are often several ways to complete a task and it isn't always clear the most efficient route to follow
  • Reporting can be clumsy to customize
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Likelihood to Renew
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
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Usability
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
For the average user they do not struggle. We do have a handful of users who struggle using their own smartphones, and of course, they struggle with any technology. However, we do not let this sway us from helping them learn. Managers have found the system easy to navigate once fully trained.
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Reliability and Availability
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
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.
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Performance
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
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.
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Support Rating
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
If I was only rating support itself that would be a 10. Every support case I have entered has been addressed efficiently and with the desired result. On the implementation and transition to support there were multiple issues that those doing the implementation or transition could not answer or workflows and various settings left undone only to be discovered later. We implemented 3 different modules and the expertise we got for each one varied widely.
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In-Person Training
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
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.
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Online Training
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
Pretty good online training, you have many how to options and can watch them several times. It can be hard at times to dig through the amount of data online but can usually find what you are looking for. Also you can download documentation for setting up the profiles and policies.
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Implementation Rating
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
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Alternatives Considered
Homebase
Homebase is simpler to use. Easier to navigate and is much cheaper than other alternatives! We had trouble when I worked as they were harder to reach our ROI. Deputy was too expensive and it was the reason we decided on Homebase! Employees also find it easy to use on their end!
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UKG
UKG is great for reporting and for having a pleasant UI. I find that Paylocity has a lot more innovation, but sometimes its reach exceeds its grasp when it comes to implementation of those features. ADP is bog standard, and it works pretty well, but there's little interest in looking good, which matters a lot when it comes to the wide variety of users the systems need to handle.
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Scalability
Homebase
No answers on this topic
UKG
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.
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Return on Investment
Homebase
  • Homebase has made the day to day management of employees easier, freeing up time for management to work on other things that help secure customer satisfaction.
  • It has also made payroll easier since it's implementation and allowed for fewer mistakes than the previous manual method, leading to less monetary mistakes and happier employees.
  • Homebase has made monitoring hours and overtime, as well as completion of internship and volunteer hours, much easier to monitor, leading to less confusion and more satisfied volunteers, interns, and payroll managers
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UKG
  • Ability to manage all HR activities within one platform
  • Built in Workflows make approval process seamless
  • UKG Ready offers a solid solution and ROI on our investment
  • Easy to navigate Time & Attendance into Payroll, making processing seamless
  • Great customer service offering several methods to contact UKG for support, fast to reply and offer a solution to the issue
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ScreenShots

UKG Ready Screenshots

Screenshot of UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for employee information that enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Payroll - Facilitates pay that is quick, simple, and correct.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamlines time tracking with consistent, fair rules.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Talent - Tools to source, engage, develop and grow people.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Analytics - Offers proactive, practical, and guidance.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-sizes benefits to match the organization and its people.