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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
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TimeForce

TimeForce is a versatile system, but is is better suited for the US environment. And with flexibility comes responsibility: should you go for a more customized setup, it may be hard to maintain it, both as get quality recommendations from Infinisource's on how to fix problems.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
TimeForce
Employee demographic data
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
TimeForce
Employment history
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
TimeForce
Job profiles and administration
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
TimeForce
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
TimeForce
Organizational charting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
TimeForce
Organization and location management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
TimeForce
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.4
TimeForce

Payroll Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
TimeForce
Pay calculation
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
TimeForce
Support for external payroll vendors
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
TimeForce
Benefit plan administration
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
TimeForce
Direct deposit files
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
TimeForce
Salary revision and increment management
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
TimeForce

Leave and Attendance Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
TimeForce
Approval workflow
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
TimeForce
Balance details
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
TimeForce
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.6
TimeForce

Employee Self Service

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
TimeForce
View and generate pay and benefit information
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
TimeForce
Update personal information
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
TimeForce
View company policy documentation
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
TimeForce
View job history
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
TimeForce

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
TimeForce
Report builder
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
TimeForce
Pre-built reports
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
TimeForce

Onboarding

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
TimeForce
New hire portal
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
TimeForce
Manager tracking tools
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
TimeForce

Performance and Goals

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
TimeForce
Individual goal setting
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
TimeForce
Performance tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
TimeForce

Performance Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
TimeForce
Performance plans
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
TimeForce
Performance improvement plans
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
TimeForce
Review status tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
TimeForce
Review reminders
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
TimeForce
Multiple review frequency
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
TimeForce

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
TimeForce
Job Requisition Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
TimeForce
Company Website Posting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
TimeForce
Publish to Social Media
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
TimeForce
Job Search Site Posting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
TimeForce
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
TimeForce
Applicant Tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
TimeForce
Notifications and Alerts
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
TimeForce

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
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TimeForce

  • As I mentioned previously, it provides the ability for everyone to check their available time through their portal whenever they would like. Other systems I have used, employees would have to request a report for their available time / time used.
  • The layout is very streamlined and easy to navigate. When training new employees on the system, I don't spend more than 5 minutes with them and they are able to accurately login and navigate on their own.
  • The MyScreen tab is very useful. It has most everything you need to track on the same tab without having to print reports. Being able to see everyone that is currently clocked in is very beneficial. Other systems you would have to print a report to get this information.
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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.
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TimeForce

  • Too much functionality for more basic usage. So many bells and whistles that implementing basic time and PTO tracking was more complicated than should be since everything was highly integrated.
  • PTO tracking was a little tricky. Had to manually go in an accrue PTO for employees after every pay period. Instances of PTO requests going through twice, perhaps by employee error, but not being able to easily clear out without deleting entire accrual and starting from scratch.
  • Reports did not come out cleanly. Could view them nicely within TimeForce but once exported to Excel they would lose all formatting and sometimes lose certain data columns.
  • Employee profiles needed to be set up in two different places with repeated data. Was tricky and not intuitive.
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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.
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TimeForce

TimeForce 8.0
Based on 11 answers
The system works, period. QQest support is extremely knowledgeable of their product. In the very few times I have contacted them (mostly for updates) I allow them to remote in and the problem is fixed or the application is upgraded within the hour.I have not run into any errors with the system, it has performed bug-free (at-least to the user) for the entire six years that I have managed the system. The only issues that we encountered and needed support where in the event of a software upgrade.One thing I might consider a negative is the cost of the Microsoft SQL Server product needed at your cost in order to run the TimeForce software (if localized). Currently we are considered using the hosted solution at our next upgrade point.We don't have to renew until we are ready to upgrade, but we always have support available which is nice.
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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.
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TimeForce

TimeForce 7.9
Based on 3 answers
I have found as the administrator it is very cumbersome for most individuals to use and it is not very intuitive. An individual that is not technologically advanced will have difficulty using as well as those that are lazy and just do not want to learn to do it. The manuals they give you are not helpful for the web-based program. I had to create my own with pictures for most individuals to understand the system.
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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.
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TimeForce

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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.
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TimeForce

TimeForce 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Most of my issues can not be handled by the chat so I have to call in and usually I am on the phone for an hour or two and my problem does not always get resolved immediately or I have to wait for the next update to get resolved. When there is an update the wait time is even worse because it never fails they do an update to fix one problem and another one arises.
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Implementation

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

TimeForce

TimeForce 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The system was very cumbersome setting up as well as time consuming. There were times I just wanted to walk away and sometimes I did have to get up and walk away for a break and come back with a fresh perspective. The setup took me over a period of two to three months getting it to serve the purposes that we needed it two. I am very intuitive when it comes to computer software however getting all the right buttons checked in order for it to do what I needed didn't always work.
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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.
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TimeForce

We haven't used any other time keeping software. Prior to having TimeForce we were using a paper time card for part time employees and an excel spreadsheet for full time employees. It's nice to have a software that is more modern in this age of technology
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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.
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TimeForce

  • TimeForce increased visibility to the actual hours our employees work. The implementation helped us to reevaluate our HR policies to account for the business needs.
  • Before TF we used Excel spreadsheets, so implementing the system freed up some HR time and increased managers' responsibility for keeping track of employee hours.
  • Disconnecting time clocks and post-update issues are our biggest pain point, setting out management to start looking around for an alternative system. As customizable as TF is, this cannot offset the reliability problems.
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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

TimeForce

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
TimeForce
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.9
TimeForce
8.0

Usability

Kronos Workforce Ready
5.0
TimeForce
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Kronos Workforce Ready
TimeForce
10.0

Performance

Kronos Workforce Ready
6.7
TimeForce

Support

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
TimeForce
5.0

Implementation

Kronos Workforce Ready
10.0
TimeForce
8.0

Scalability

Kronos Workforce Ready
TimeForce
8.0

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