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UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

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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

SAP ERP

SAP is an extremely integrated system. Not all companies are ready for this. Many are so used to having systems that require a lot of batch processing, giving kind of an extra cushion to allow for errors or mistakes. SAP is a live system, meaning that when you commit or transact something, it triggers the integration among all modules that touch whatever the transaction is for. An example is allowing SAP to generate purchasing documents based on the scheduled demand for production. Say someone puts in a work order and by mistake, fat fingers an extra zero on the desired quantity. This may cause SAP to purchase WAY more raw materials than you need. This is a great feature, but it can also come back to hurt you if not controlled properly.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
SAP ERP
7.4
Pay calculation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
SAP ERP
5.0
Support for external payroll vendors
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
SAP ERP
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
SAP ERP
Benefit plan administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
SAP ERP
7.7
Direct deposit files
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
SAP ERP
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
SAP ERP
8.0
Reimbursement management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
SAP ERP
Approval workflow
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
SAP ERP
Balance details
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
SAP ERP
Annual carry-forward and encashment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
SAP ERP

Employee Self Service

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
SAP ERP
View and generate pay and benefit information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
SAP ERP
Update personal information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
SAP ERP
View company policy documentation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
SAP ERP
View job history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
SAP ERP

Asset Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
SAP ERP
Tracking of all physical assets
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
SAP ERP

HR Reporting

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
SAP ERP
Report builder
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
SAP ERP
Pre-built reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
SAP ERP

Onboarding

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
SAP ERP
New hire portal
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
SAP ERP
Manager tracking tools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
SAP ERP

Performance and Goals

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
SAP ERP
Individual goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
SAP ERP
Performance tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
SAP ERP

Performance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
SAP ERP
Performance plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
SAP ERP
Performance improvement plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
SAP ERP
Review status tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
SAP ERP
Review reminders
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
SAP ERP
Multiple review frequency
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
SAP ERP

Succession Planning

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
SAP ERP
Create succession plans/pools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
SAP ERP

Recruiting / ATS

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

Customization

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.2
API for custom integration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.3
Plug-ins
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.2

Security

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.9
Single sign-on capability
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.6
Role-based user permissions
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
9.2

Reporting & Analytics

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
6.8
Dashboards
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
6.2
Standard reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.2
Custom reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
6.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.4
Accounts payable
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.6
Accounts receivable
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.2

Inventory Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.3
Inventory tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.9
Automatic reordering
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.7
Location management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.2
Manufacturing module
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.4

Order Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.4
Pricing
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
8.0
Order entry
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.9
Credit card processing
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
5.9
Cost of goods sold
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
SAP ERP
7.7

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

SAP ERP

  • Integration of functions within the organization (example: warehouse releasing and inventory management with finance costing and logistics)
  • Security features are on point. Clear segregation of duties can be achieved by assigning access rights based on least privilege principle
  • Can be easily learned.
  • Roles assigned to users can be customized.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | 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

SAP ERP

  • High cost of licensing, implementation & maintenance.
  • It gets complex when companies try to implement their existing business processes to Standard SAP provided business processes if it differs.
  • It is not for small/medium size businesses
  • The complete implementation process may take several years. Usually, companies take core modules of SAP ERP & implement those first.
Anonymous | 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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
Todd Bellamy | 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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once you learn how to use SAP ERP, it becomes a powerful tool for analysis and inventory management.
Anonymous | 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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP ERP

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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP ERP

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

SAP ERP

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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

SAP ERP

SAP was found to be better suited for the manufacturing nature of our organization's business and provides robust process integrations across production, supply chain, order management, material master and inventory management. Although the user experience aspect was less than desirable, the business process consolidation outweighed this shortcoming. The cost of implementation and maintenance was higher for SAP.
Anonymous | 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

SAP ERP

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

SAP ERP

  • The Coca-Cola bottlers use a multi-tenant environment, and that helps their bottom line as they share a single instance.
  • Integration back to sales enables the Bottles to be more efficient and saves costs that relate to integration to 3rd party sales applications.
  • Reduces the number of 3rd party applications, which saves on operating costs.
Domenic Vetro | 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

SAP ERP

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
SAP ERP
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
SAP ERP
8.6

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
SAP ERP
8.0

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
SAP ERP
10.0

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
SAP ERP

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
SAP ERP
3.0

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.5
SAP ERP

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
SAP ERP

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
SAP ERP
3.0

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
SAP ERP

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