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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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Workday HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Workday HCM
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Workday HCM
Benefit plan administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Workday HCM
8.4
Direct deposit files
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Workday HCM
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Workday HCM
7.9
Reimbursement management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Workday HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Workday HCM
9.1
Balance details
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Workday HCM
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Workday HCM
8.5

Employee Self Service

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Workday HCM
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Workday HCM
8.7
View company policy documentation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Workday HCM
9.0
View job history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee recognition
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
7.9

Asset Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Workday HCM
8.2

HR Reporting

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Workday HCM
7.5
Report builder
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Workday HCM
7.7
Pre-built reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
7.1

Onboarding

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Workday HCM
9.0
New hire portal
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Workday HCM
9.2
Manager tracking tools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Workday HCM
8.9

Performance and Goals

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Workday HCM
8.3
Individual goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
8.5
Line-of sight-visibility
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
8.0

Performance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Workday HCM
8.2
Performance improvement plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Workday HCM
9.0

Succession Planning

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Workday HCM
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate ranking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
8.8
Candidate search
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
9.2
Candidate development
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Workday HCM
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Publish to Social Media
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Workday HCM
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Workday HCM
7.9

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

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.9
Based on 12 answers
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
Amanda Easton | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 10 answers
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.3
Based on 44 answers
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
Linda Buckley | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 25 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Workday HCM

  • Gave us almost 4 hours per HR rep back on new hire day 1. We have a start date every 4 weeks and the manual entry of paperwork that was able to be eliminated with Workday has allowed us to put more HR reps in the classroom to aid with more important day 1 tasks.
  • Simplified search - the backend information is now housed in a simple database that allows me to pull with employee first or last name, or user ID.
  • We paid more for this solution, but we've seen a 33% increase in employee interaction since doing so.
Zach Wasson | 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

Workday HCM

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
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Workday HCM
8.9

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Workday HCM
8.3

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.5
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Workday HCM
10.0

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