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UKG Ready

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Homebase

Homebase is well suited for small business owners and startups who need to track employee hours more efficiently, and who desire for their employees to be able to directly compliment each other, or have more control over the ability to trade shifts. It is less appropriate for larger businesses that have multiple departments, or businesses with few departments and employees who may be scheduled in more than one department.
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

I feel UKG Ready is for a larger business that wants the customization and is ever-changing. There are many reports and options that will help a larger business plus numbers, etc.. I honestly feel like smaller business, 25 or less, really wouldn't benefits much from this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Homebase
UKG Ready
7.3
Employee demographic data
Homebase
UKG Ready
8.5
Employment history
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.5
Job profiles and administration
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.1
Organizational charting
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Organization and location management
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.1

Payroll Management

Homebase
UKG Ready
8.1
Pay calculation
Homebase
UKG Ready
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Homebase
UKG Ready
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
Homebase
UKG Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

Homebase
UKG Ready
7.5
Approval workflow
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.6
Balance details
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.3

Employee Self Service

Homebase
UKG Ready
7.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Homebase
UKG Ready
8.2
Update personal information
Homebase
UKG Ready
8.4
View company policy documentation
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.7
View job history
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.4

Asset Management

Homebase
UKG Ready
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.1

HR Reporting

Homebase
UKG Ready
7.6
Report builder
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.7
Pre-built reports
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.6

Onboarding

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.9
New hire portal
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.9
Manager tracking tools
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.0

Performance and Goals

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Individual goal setting
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Performance tracking
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.4

Performance Management

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.8
Performance plans
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.7
Performance improvement plans
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Review status tracking
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.9
Review reminders
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.3
Multiple review frequency
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.6

Succession Planning

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.1
Create succession plans/pools
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.1

Recruiting / ATS

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.8
Company Website Posting
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.8
Publish to Social Media
Homebase
UKG Ready
5.8
Job Search Site Posting
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.2
Applicant Tracking
Homebase
UKG Ready
6.5
Notifications and Alerts
Homebase
UKG Ready
7.1

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.
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Homebase

  • The messaging features in Homebase are not consistent across the platform. In the app you can mass message everyone, however using the website you cannot, at least not at the price point that we are using.
  • The roles for employees and how to navigate them can be confusing especially when trying to schedule one employee in two different departments.
  • The separation of departments is a bit rigid and makes it difficult for universal employees to be scheduled easily.
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Customer support. I do not like the idea of not being able to call someone with a quick question without adding a case. Waiting for someone to call you back is not helpful at all. Chat line is mostly off-line
  • SMA is relatively new to Kronos's Platform. I really felt like we were not fully trained on the system. We were not able to train our staff well either. I would really like to see short clip videos that we are able to share with new employees. I don't have time to read long documents which I find is a lot of what is on the training portal.
Sheila Toney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 9 answers
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
Mike Tynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.0
Based on 23 answers
Somethings are very easy to do, however somethings are very clunky. For many things such as time change requests and approvals it would be nice to see the timesheet as you are making the request rather than having to remember what was on there. It does require a general technical base that some of our bus and custodial staff do not have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
Based on 4 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

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.7
Based on 14 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

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.9
Based on 121 answers
The support received varies. In most instances, I have been contacted same day by support to get the issue resolved, but there was one instance where I was not contacted for over a week and then when I was finally contacted, the assistance received was lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.2
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

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.2
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

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.2
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Homebase

No answers on this topic

UKG 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

Homebase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
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

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
Amy DiMouro | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Managers have easy access to people/hours/earnings to better manage budgets - once we implement Scheduler, we'll take it to the next level.
  • Managers and employees can self-serve in ways not possible before - we eliminated 95% of paper processes during our implementation.
Ann Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Homebase

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Homebase Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Essentials$142
Plus$352
All-in-one$702
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

UKG Ready

General

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

UKG Ready Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Homebase
8.0
UKG Ready
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Homebase
UKG Ready
9.0

Usability

Homebase
UKG Ready
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Homebase
UKG Ready
9.2

Performance

Homebase
UKG Ready
8.7

Support Rating

Homebase
UKG Ready
7.9

In-Person Training

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.2

Online Training

Homebase
UKG Ready
8.2

Implementation Rating

Homebase
UKG Ready
6.2

Scalability

Homebase
UKG Ready
9.2

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