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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.8
Employee demographic data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Employment history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Job profiles and administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Organizational charting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Organization and location management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0

Payroll Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Benefit plan administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.7
Approval workflow
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Balance details
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Employee Self Service

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Update personal information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
View company policy documentation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
2.0
View job history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Asset Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0

HR Reporting

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.7
Report builder
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Pre-built reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
1.0

Onboarding

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.5
New hire portal
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Manager tracking tools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Performance and Goals

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Individual goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance improvement plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review status tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review reminders
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Multiple review frequency
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Succession Planning

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Create succession plans/pools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Recruiting / ATS

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.9
Job Requisition Management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Company Website Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Publish to Social Media
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.0
Applicant Tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Notifications and Alerts
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • HR Services. StratEx provides you a dedicated HR Services Account Manager. This person not only knows the intricacies of the HR software, but also supports all HR functions within the organization. Our StratEx HR Services Manager stays up-to-date on all laws and governmental guidance and provides support across our multi-location workforce.
  • Sales Experience. We sat through several proposals and demos from lots of companies (including the big players, like ADP, Ultimate, and Ceridian) and all of them were just completely useless. We often left with more questions than we had and we could get no answers--just the same corporate jargon. StratEx offered a different experience. A quick introductory call before we even started looking, and a low-pressure, friendly conversation where they really discovered who we are as a company and then proposed how they could meet our needs.
  • Software support. From the very beginning, the software support was out of this world. During implementation, I could pick up the phone and call one of two people who I had started building a relationship with. They knew me, our account, our practices --- everything. They waited until I told them I was ready to move to General Support. General Support isn't a bad thing! Our dedicated team of two specialized in implementation and they were released to go work on the next client. General Support is a dedicated group of three or four people who also know me and our practices. They are available when I need them to support any issues or changes that come up. StratEx's support is fantastic.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • I would like to see the reporting features expanded more. I can build custom reports, but I would love to be able to extract any data point I want to create reports I need.
  • Passive benefit enrollment. Currently, their system doesn't support the ability for employees to remain passively enrolled through each benefit enrollment period. Each year, every employee has to go into the system and re-enroll in benefit elections/deferrals. This isn't complicated for our company and requires extra work on our end.
  • I would like to see social functions built into the site. The site is already a platform many employees are in all the time, so instead of us looking for an intra-net or employee site provider, we could simply use StratEx if the option were available.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • Financial Savings. The costs of StratEx is based on company population and active employees. This saved us a lot of dollars we were able to invest elsewhere in the company. The idea of "we'll grow with you" is modeled here as StratEx's simple cost structure does, in fact, grow as you grow, so the expense for StratEx is relative.
  • The soft savings is also a big ROI. The amount of productivity recovered by bringing an HR system in-house gives us control and easy access. Further, the software is intuitive and user-friendly, which saves so much time.
  • The HR Support services also are an added layer or counsel and guidance on the many HR laws that surround companies these days.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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