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Likelihood to Recommend

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

I have used many different HRIS systems and UKG Ready is a fairly robust tool. What sets UKG apart for us is their core values align with our own. We love their employee culture and know that trickles down to how we are supported as users of their software. We also appreciate the constant upgrade and really taking user feedback into account.
Sara Tilkens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Paylocity
7.1
UKG Ready
7.4
Employee demographic data
Paylocity
7.0
UKG Ready
8.6
Employment history
Paylocity
7.2
UKG Ready
7.6
Job profiles and administration
Paylocity
8.2
UKG Ready
7.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Paylocity
7.3
UKG Ready
7.2
Organizational charting
Paylocity
6.4
UKG Ready
6.7
Organization and location management
Paylocity
6.5
UKG Ready
6.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Paylocity
7.1
UKG Ready
7.4

Payroll Management

Paylocity
7.2
UKG Ready
8.0
Pay calculation
Paylocity
7.1
UKG Ready
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Paylocity
6.3
UKG Ready
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Paylocity
6.7
UKG Ready
7.9
Benefit plan administration
Paylocity
7.6
UKG Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Paylocity
7.2
UKG Ready
7.4
Reimbursement management
Paylocity
7.4
UKG Ready

Leave and Attendance Management

Paylocity
7.4
UKG Ready
7.5
Approval workflow
Paylocity
7.8
UKG Ready
7.7
Balance details
Paylocity
7.1
UKG Ready
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Paylocity
7.3
UKG Ready
7.4

Employee Self Service

Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
8.3
Update personal information
Paylocity
9.0
UKG Ready
8.4
View company policy documentation
Paylocity
7.6
UKG Ready
7.8
Employee recognition
Paylocity
7.6
UKG Ready
View job history
Paylocity
7.8
UKG Ready
7.5

Asset Management

Paylocity
8.2
UKG Ready
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Paylocity
8.2
UKG Ready
7.1

HR Reporting

Paylocity
6.7
UKG Ready
7.6
Report builder
Paylocity
7.6
UKG Ready
7.6
Pre-built reports
Paylocity
6.9
UKG Ready
7.6
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Paylocity
5.6
UKG Ready

Onboarding

Paylocity
7.5
UKG Ready
6.9
New hire portal
Paylocity
7.0
UKG Ready
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
6.8

Performance and Goals

Paylocity
7.9
UKG Ready
6.5
Corporate goal setting
Paylocity
7.6
UKG Ready
Individual goal setting
Paylocity
8.2
UKG Ready
6.6
Line-of sight-visibility
Paylocity
7.7
UKG Ready
Performance tracking
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
6.5

Performance Management

Paylocity
7.9
UKG Ready
7.1
Performance plans
Paylocity
7.4
UKG Ready
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Paylocity
8.1
UKG Ready
6.9
Review status tracking
Paylocity
7.7
UKG Ready
7.3
Review reminders
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Paylocity
8.3
UKG Ready
6.9

Succession Planning

Paylocity
7.5
UKG Ready
5.7
Create succession plans/pools
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
5.7
Candidate ranking
Paylocity
7.4
UKG Ready
Candidate search
Paylocity
7.5
UKG Ready
Candidate development
Paylocity
7.2
UKG Ready

Recruiting / ATS

Paylocity
7.4
UKG Ready
6.8
Job Requisition Management
Paylocity
7.4
UKG Ready
7.0
Company Website Posting
Paylocity
7.5
UKG Ready
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Paylocity
6.7
UKG Ready
6.1
Job Search Site Posting
Paylocity
8.1
UKG Ready
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
6.6
Applicant Tracking
Paylocity
7.8
UKG Ready
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
Paylocity
6.1
UKG Ready
7.4

Pros

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • It's pretty complex and if one thing is missing it can quickly throw something off. Something as simple as a new position or a pay code can throw off everything if entered incorrectly. There are so many steps associated with these things it can easily be missed.
  • The HR processes seem to be pretty lengthy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 11 answers
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
Mike Tynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.9
Based on 43 answers
Somethings are very easy to do, however somethings are very clunky. For many things such as time change requests and approvals it would be nice to see the timesheet as you are making the request rather than having to remember what was on there. It does require a general technical base that some of our bus and custodial staff do not have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.3
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

Performance

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 2 answers
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
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

Support Rating

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.0
Based on 28 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.7
Based on 123 answers
The support received varies. In most instances, I have been contacted same day by support to get the issue resolved, but there was one instance where I was not contacted for over a week and then when I was finally contacted, the assistance received was lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Paylocity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.0
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

Online Training

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.3
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

Implementation Rating

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.6
Based on 11 answers
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. The integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
Troy Valenzuela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Paylocity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.3
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

Return on Investment

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready
  • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the WFR Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
  • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG does.
  • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
  • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
  • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
Jennifer O'Brien | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

UKG Ready

General

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

UKG Ready Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Paylocity
5.8
UKG Ready
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Paylocity
9.2
UKG Ready
9.0

Usability

Paylocity
8.0
UKG Ready
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Paylocity
9.0
UKG Ready
9.3

Performance

Paylocity
5.0
UKG Ready
9.0

Support Rating

Paylocity
7.0
UKG Ready
7.7

In-Person Training

Paylocity
UKG Ready
7.0

Online Training

Paylocity
10.0
UKG Ready
8.3

Implementation Rating

Paylocity
10.0
UKG Ready
6.6

Scalability

Paylocity
UKG Ready
9.3

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