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Kronos Workforce Ready

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Likelihood to Recommend

Kronos Workforce Ready

Administration and accounting for employees to input their hours. As long as an employee can have the training, then they can go in and input their hours. However, Kronos can be slow and it can be confusing without the training needed to input the hours. Otherwise, once you have the training it's very self-explanatory
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Replicon

It is perfect for inputing time sheets, time offs and expenses. It is hosted on the cloud, so accessible from anywhere, and even from mobile. It should nonetheless do just that, as it is not suited to track the work that you are doing or details about it. It is completely useless in that case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Replicon
Employee demographic data
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Replicon
Employment history
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon
Job profiles and administration
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Replicon
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Replicon
Organizational charting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon
Organization and location management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Replicon
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Replicon

Payroll Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon
Pay calculation
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Replicon
Support for external payroll vendors
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Replicon
Benefit plan administration
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Replicon
Direct deposit files
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Replicon
Salary revision and increment management
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Replicon

Leave and Attendance Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Replicon
Approval workflow
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Replicon
Balance details
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Replicon
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Replicon

Employee Self Service

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Replicon
View and generate pay and benefit information
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Replicon
Update personal information
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Replicon
View company policy documentation
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Replicon
View job history
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Replicon

Asset Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Replicon
Tracking of all physical assets
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
Replicon

HR Reporting

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Replicon
Report builder
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Replicon
Pre-built reports
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Replicon

Onboarding

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon
New hire portal
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Replicon
Manager tracking tools
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon

Performance and Goals

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Replicon
Individual goal setting
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Replicon
Performance tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Replicon

Performance Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon
Performance plans
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Replicon
Performance improvement plans
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Replicon
Review status tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Replicon
Review reminders
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Replicon
Multiple review frequency
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Replicon

Succession Planning

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Replicon
Create succession plans/pools
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Replicon

Recruiting / ATS

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Replicon
Job Requisition Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Replicon
Company Website Posting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Replicon
Publish to Social Media
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Replicon
Job Search Site Posting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Replicon
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Replicon
Applicant Tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Replicon
Notifications and Alerts
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Replicon

Project Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.9
Task Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
6.0
Resource Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.0
Gantt Charts
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.3
Scheduling
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.0
Document Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.3
Email integration
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.3
Mobile Access
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
10.0

Professional Services Automation

Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
8.8
Quotes/estimates
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
7.0
Invoicing
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
9.0
Project & financial reporting
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Kronos Workforce Ready
Replicon
10.0

Pros

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • The hardware is the industry best--we never hear any complaints about the card swipe machines or their usage
  • Easy synchronization with other software platforms like Nortel, NICE WFM and many more
  • User facing portal is simple to use and lets everyone keep up to date on their usage and accruals
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Replicon

  • Many of our staff members work on multiple projects. Replicon PSM is ideal for managers to track all staff hours just by running a simple report.
  • It's so easy use & maintain.
  • Support team is really impressive, seem to know their product.
  • Reporting is a breeze.
Rose Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Replicon

  • Though the technical support staff are always very nice, sometimes they don't seem to understand exactly what the issue is based on our explanation. There have been several times when I've ended up solving the issue on my own without their assistance, despite numerous emails and phone calls. Could be a language barrier issue, perhaps they could receive more training in how companies are actually using the software on a daily basis.
  • Employee time sheets have to be approved by project managers and supervisors prior to my final approval. However, when viewing the time sheets in list form, there is no way for me to tell whether a time sheet has been approved by everyone else. I have to manually open each one and hover over the approver link. It would be helpful if there was a column in the list showing which approvers still need to approve it.
  • There have been a few times when time sheets were accidentally deleted by approvers. In order to retrieve them, we've had to contact Replicon support and have a backup instance of the information created. It would be great if perhaps there was some sort of archive or recently deleted section that could be accessed right away without having to go through Replicon support, a folder or something that would hold on to recently deleted files for a few days or a week just in case they needed to be retrieved.
  • Some of our projects have more than one project manager. Replicon currently allows for co-managers to be assigned to a project, but this status does not seem to include that co-manager in the approval of time sheets and expenses. We have had to manually create an approval path to include that second manager. It would be nice if co-managers would automatically be included in those approval paths.
Meredith Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 8.9
Based on 3 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

Replicon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Kronos is one of the most complex systems I have used. I have not used any other payroll systems before, but it seems like there are always 10 different ways to do the same thing in Kronos. Luckily, Kronos has amazing customer support. When you are dealing with something like payroll you always want to be 100% sure you are doing it right. So things like setting up deductions, third party vendors, etc. is actually pretty easy to do but it's nice to have customer support to verify.
Tiffany Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Replicon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 6.7
Based on 5 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

Replicon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.5
Based on 52 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

Replicon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Kronos Workforce Ready

We selected Kronos Workforce Ready as it was priced right for what we intended on using it for. We selected them also because we have been using Kronos Workforce Central for manufacturing and it seemed like the right thing to do for consistency in processes for timekeeping. It was a bit of a long implementation but there was a lot of change management for all users, managers, and payroll as well as reporting needs and file transfer requirements from our source system. KWR is well known and we have a good relationship with them as a vendor. We are continuing to look at how to upgrade our Kronos Workforce Central application to make life easier on the manufacturing clerks and hoping to provide them with some new functionality in the process.
Dawn Solomon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Replicon

We used to track time on JIRA on the tickets. This was good enough for time tracking, but didn't integrate efficiently with accounting software, so accountants had to replicate manually the data from JIRA to their software in order to bill clients. Using Replicon made things much easier for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • Kronos Workforce Ready has had a very positive impact on our organization. We set up notices that go to the managers to alert them if an employee shows up late for work or comes in late after lunch. It also alerts the manager if an employee is approaching overtime hours. This has helped our bottom line greatly.
  • Kronos Workforce Ready has reduced the number of payroll errors and increased productivity by having the timekeeping module flow directly into the payroll module. We used to have them hand send in paper time sheets which we had to key into the old payroll system. That took a lot of time and there was ample opportunity for mistakes.
Kristina Gonzales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Replicon

  • Improvement in tracking employee hours & time off.
  • Improvement in assigning employee to projects.
  • Improvement for the account managers to track what is happening to their projects.
Rose Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kronos Workforce Ready

General

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

Replicon

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Replicon
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.9
Replicon

Usability

Kronos Workforce Ready
5.0
Replicon

Performance

Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
Replicon

Support

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Replicon

Implementation

Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
Replicon

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