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Attribute Ratings

  • HotSchedules is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • UKG Dimensions is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

1.1

HotSchedules

11%
167 Ratings
8.4

UKG Dimensions

84%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

HotSchedules

91%
2 Ratings

UKG Dimensions

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

HotSchedules

89%
12 Ratings
7.8

UKG Dimensions

78%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

HotSchedules

89%
8 Ratings
7.0

UKG Dimensions

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

HotSchedules and Fourth

For small to medium-sized companies HotSchedules works great when business is very static. If you are simply using HotSchedules for a schedule writing tool, it is phenomenal. However, it does miss the mark as a labor control software. Needs more controls to keep managers aware of spending versus historical sales data.
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UKG

UKG Dimensions will work well with a company size of [fewer] than 10,000 employees. Once you hit over 10K, you start to notice that batch jobs will time out, clocks will perform slower or become unresponsive requiring manual restarts and the employee demographic will take hours to complete. Will the vendor has on their roadmap to increase the performance of the product, it is not at that point.
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Pros

HotSchedules and Fourth

  • Communication is so simple on HotSchedules. Whether it is communicating a new schedule release, or a quick note about tonight's shift we as managers are able to easily communicate and know that it will reach our team through text notifications, or email notifications.
  • The Meal Break planning tool is very useful in being able to help our floor leaders clearly understand and plan for what breaks are needed throughout the shift. This allows them to come up with a strategic game plan quickly and spend more time with our guests.
  • Shift Swaps and Releases are so seamless. This is our favorite tool as it makes helping our team cover shifts extremely easy and painless. On the flip side it also makes staff who want more hours be able to find what is available in real time.
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UKG

  • rule analysis- the rule analysis in this product is much cleaner and easy to follow compared to WFC
  • The level of granularity on FAPs is very helpful for configuring access compared to other platforms
  • UI is very easy to follow and intuitive
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Cons

HotSchedules and Fourth

  • Clocking In and out can be a little slow. It takes longer to clock in then our previous method. Before we just had a card you swiped and it would clock you in. Took 2 seconds. Now with the Hotschdules method we use it take 30 seconds or so. Not a huge issue but it can add up if you have one computer and a line of employees waiting to clock in.
  • Time Cards. It does not allow you to view someones current time until the "punch" has ended. If the manager would like to check what time the employee clocked in/out from lunch they have to wait until the employee has clocked out for the day before the record is generated. As a shift lead you may send and employee to lunch but forget to note what time you sent them. Awhile passes and you feel like they should be back by now, so you want to go in and see what time they left for lunch but it does not show you that punch record because the employee is still "clocked in" they are just on their "Meal Break"
  • The ability to customize the restrictions for Clocking in and out. You can set it up so that employees can only clock in from a specific location, however if you have a manager who is allowed to work from home they would not be able to clock in without being at the same location as set in the software. It would be nice to see it able to be customized per user.
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UKG

  • You got to have a solution for employees with multiple jobs
  • Need to allow customers to easily access your integration technology
  • Your business structure is too restrictive and making the application far less flexible
  • Your professional service team needs a lot of improvement, especially in the execution part
  • Need to have a proven and working interface for business structure automation.
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Pricing Details

HotSchedules

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    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    UKG Dimensions

    Starting Price

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    UKG Dimensions editions and modules pricing
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

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      Contact

      Likelihood to Renew

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      Ease of use, efficiently creating and posting staff schedules.
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      UKG

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      6 Years of Experience provides me the insight on the upgrades and changes that HotSchedules has done to improve the experience of its users. There are so many features that we still have not started or used to the fullest, but we believe that we are currently getting a strong value out of the money that is paid for this product.
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      UKG

      UKG Dimensions is very user-friendly from an employee and supervisor standpoint. It is very robust on an admin level and can get complicated; however, you can do so many things with it that is outweighs the complexity. The security for UKG Dimensions needs to be revamped however. It is very cumbersome and not user-friendly.
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      Support Rating

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      On rare occasions a phone call has been required to find the solution to a problem, the HotSchedules response staff have been helpful, courteous, and genuinely seem to care for their clients and take pride in what they do. The consistent development and fine tuning of the platform, interface, and mobile environment shows that this is not a program full of people who rest on their laurels.
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      UKG

      • Kronos Workforce Dimensions a new product, and it has a lot of scope for improvement, with future releases. One of the best tools to perform time tracking.
      • Their support team is very knowledgeable, and their SLA's are pretty tight. Any query raised would be addressed in a few hours.
      • Timeclock configuration can be complicated; however, their support team knows the processes and guidelines.
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      Alternatives Considered

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      I have not used any other Scheduling software for employees. As a campground manager in the summer season, we are using campground master for reservations. it is very similar in process to employee scheduling. the ability to the user of that program to set up their own parameters for time and reservations is something that would benefit the employee scheduling software.
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      UKG

      UKG Dimensions provides an enterprise-wide integrated suite for timekeeping, staff scheduling, and clocks. We were an existing Workforce Central customer for timekeeping only and were interested in providing holistic experience between staff scheduling and timekeeping. In addition, [UKG] Dimensions established a great foundation for transitioning our organization from departmental focused scheduling solutions to enterprise.
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      Return on Investment

      HotSchedules and Fourth

      • Saving time on scheduling means our managers can focus more on guest experience, managing the floor and other areas that contribute to the success of our business.
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      UKG

      • It is neutral. We enjoy having somewhat of a seamless system between HR, PR, and timekeeping.
      • When a person uses the Reset Password link, the system sends the user an email with a link to set their password. Then when the person logs in with their new password, the system forces the user to change their password a second time. This second password change is unnecessary and creates confusion.
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