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UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

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Paycor

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Likelihood to Recommend

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

Paycor is well suited for small to mid-sized businesses where their HR needs are standard and simple. Paycor is less appropriate for organizations that have more complex or robust HR needs: comprehensive performance management and succession planning, more flexibility for the types of employees (PT, FT, Temp), and a PTO system that can match our process. We had to rewrite some parts of our PTO process because Paycor's system could not match it, whereas our previous provider could.
Tiffany Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
8.5
Employee demographic data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Paycor
9.0
Employment history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Paycor
9.0
Job profiles and administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Paycor
8.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Paycor
9.0
Organizational charting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Paycor
6.2
Organization and location management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Paycor
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Paycor
9.2

Payroll Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Paycor
8.5
Pay calculation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Paycor
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Paycor
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Paycor
7.6
Benefit plan administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Paycor
8.8
Direct deposit files
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Paycor
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Paycor
9.3
Reimbursement management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Paycor
7.3
Approval workflow
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Paycor
7.8
Balance details
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Paycor
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Paycor
7.0

Employee Self Service

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Paycor
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Paycor
8.3
Update personal information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Paycor
8.7
View company policy documentation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Paycor
7.8
View job history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Paycor
8.3
Employee recognition
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Paycor
8.4

Asset Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Paycor
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Paycor
9.1

HR Reporting

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Paycor
6.3
Report builder
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Paycor
7.0
Pre-built reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Paycor
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Paycor
5.3

Onboarding

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Paycor
8.3
New hire portal
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Paycor
8.6

Performance and Goals

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
7.8
Individual goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
7.9
Performance tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
7.7
Corporate goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Paycor
7.3
Line-of sight-visibility
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Paycor
8.3

Performance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Paycor
8.0
Performance plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Paycor
7.6
Performance improvement plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Paycor
7.7
Review status tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Paycor
8.7
Review reminders
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
8.8
Multiple review frequency
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Paycor
7.2

Succession Planning

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Paycor
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Paycor
Candidate search
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Paycor
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Paycor
8.7
Company Website Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Paycor
9.3
Publish to Social Media
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Paycor
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Paycor
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9
Paycor
9.3
Applicant Tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Paycor
9.4
Notifications and Alerts
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
8.3

Pros

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

  • The integration between time and attendance and payroll processing is very seamless and easy to use. Once time is approved and verified, it is very quick and easy to run payroll.
  • Creating import files from each pay run to the GL is very quick and easy. All the GL mapping is done in Paycor and is easy to maintain and update as needed.
  • Reporting is fairly robust; once a user becomes familiar with the various data fields, creating custom reports is not overly difficult to do.
Nancy Flippin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

  • The functionality of the time clock could be improved as there are times when adjustments to time are difficult, especially when adjusting from one day to the next in the event an employee "rolls" over past midnight.
  • When using the dashboard in TOD and reviewing exceptions, it is difficult to maneuver from one day to the next with having to go back to dashboard. This functionality could be improved by allowing the user to simply select the next page which should show all exceptions.
  • The Transfer at time of day, period block transfer, and reallocate hours functions are confusing. This could be tightened up a bit and allowing multiple revisions within the same selection would be helpful.
Shawn Compton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

Paycor 6.1
Based on 8 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
Cyndi Rooks, PHR, HCS, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

Paycor 6.0
Based on 147 answers
Overall usability is solid and consistent for both direct users in HR and the occasional users by staff. My rating is less than a 10 due to the challenges with using the performance review portal of the system with its lack of customizable capabilities. Also, while there is a good variety of standard reports, the reporting module is often out of service and the use of the program to create your own custom reports is not user friendly
Michelle Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
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

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.5
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

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.5
Based on 104 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

Paycor

Paycor 9.1
Based on 85 answers
Paycor usually can come up with an answer, but I don't like that we have had so many different people. The information for reaching out is helpfully posted on your home page when you log in, though. Definite points there. Paycor wants you to be able to get help, but the person helping just can vary.
Dan Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.0
Based on 6 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

Paycor

Paycor 6.5
Based on 19 answers
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
Susan Dudek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

I have used ADP in the past, and it felt like I was nothing more than a part of an account to them. With Paycor, I know they recognize me as a person, a part of a company.
Shirley Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

UKG Ready (formerly 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

Paycor

  • Due to the many webinars, overall improvement for HR has taken place.
  • Knowledge of world-wide changes, state changes, do's and don'ts are extremely helpful in web trainings.
  • Paycor has kept track of every during challenges our agency faces from time to time.
Marsha Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

General

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

Paycor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Paycor
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Paycor
6.1

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Paycor
6.0

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Paycor

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Paycor

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Paycor
9.1

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.5
Paycor

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Paycor

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Paycor
6.5

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Paycor

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