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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage HR ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning
  • UKG Ready ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Leave and Attendance Management, HR Reporting, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

8.4

Sage HR

84%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
Sage HR ranks higher in 5/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
132 Ratings

Employment history

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
7.7
77%
129 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.1
91%
6 Ratings
7.7
77%
127 Ratings

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
6.5
65%
94 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
7.2
72%
114 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
94 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
119 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

6.6

Sage HR

66%
7.3

UKG Ready

73%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

6.3
63%
8 Ratings
7.5
75%
122 Ratings

Balance details

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
7.4
74%
129 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

6.2
62%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
111 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.9

Sage HR

89%
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
124 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
8.1
81%
129 Ratings

View company policy documentation

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
7.6
76%
104 Ratings

Employee recognition

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

9.1
91%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
108 Ratings

Asset Management

9.1

Sage HR

91%
7.3

UKG Ready

73%
Sage HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
52 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.1

Sage HR

61%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/3 features

Report builder

6.1
61%
7 Ratings
7.5
75%
139 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.1
61%
7 Ratings
7.3
73%
139 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Sage HR

80%
6.3

UKG Ready

63%
Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
6.5
65%
90 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
6.1
61%
72 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

Sage HR

81%
6.4

UKG Ready

64%
Sage HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
6.3
63%
46 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
6.5
65%
52 Ratings

Performance Management

8.1

Sage HR

81%
7.3

UKG Ready

73%
Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
61 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
56 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
61 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
63 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
6.9
69%
49 Ratings

Succession Planning

9.1

Sage HR

91%
5.4

UKG Ready

54%
Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

Create succession plans/pools

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
5.4
54%
19 Ratings

Candidate development

9.1
91%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Sage HR

65%
7.0

UKG Ready

70%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
60 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
60 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
43 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
47 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
63 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
67 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
44 Ratings

Payroll Management

Sage HR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

UKG Ready

77%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
137 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
85 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
47 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
106 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
108 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
101 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage HR is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • UKG Ready is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

Sage HR

72%
9 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
172 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

UKG Ready

93%
13 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Sage HR

91%
1 Rating
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
51 Ratings

Availability

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

UKG Ready

93%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Sage HR

91%
9 Ratings
7.5

UKG Ready

75%
125 Ratings

In-Person Training

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

UKG Ready

80%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

UKG Ready

72%
12 Ratings

Configurability

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
2.5

UKG Ready

25%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

UKG Ready

69%
32 Ratings

Product Scalability

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

UKG Ready

80%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

UKG Ready

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage

Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
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UKG

UKG Ready is well suited for multi-location companies that are in jurisdictions as it provides a great platform for company-wide communication while also still having very clear options for location-based customizations that are required legally. I would say that it's been extremely effective for us as a company that has grown from ~400 employees when we implemented to over 500 in the past year, and it's been instrumental in giving us the ability to grow. I think UKG Ready is not well suited for small companies that have fewer than 50 employees due to the high PEPM cost.
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Pros

Sage

  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
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UKG

  • 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.
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Cons

Sage

  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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UKG

  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
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Pricing Details

Sage HR

Starting Price

$5.5 per month

Editions & Modules

Sage HR editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Leave Management$5.501
Performance Management$3.002
Shift Scheduling$3.003
Timesheets$3.004
Expenses Management$1.505
Recruitment$200.006

Footnotes

  1. per user, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user, per month
  4. per user, per month
  5. per user, per month
  6. per user, per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

The modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required

UKG Ready

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

UKG Ready editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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
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    Usability

    Sage

    My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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    UKG

    The improvements have made some of my previous challenges easier...the new layout definitely makes it easier and you can toggle between different views. Some of the new features in recruitment have made things easier for our hiring managers...they really seem to like these features.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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.
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    Performance

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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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    Support Rating

    Sage

    Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
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    UKG

    If I was only rating support itself that would be a 10. Every support case I have entered has been addressed efficiently and with the desired result. On the implementation and transition to support there were multiple issues that those doing the implementation or transition could not answer or workflows and various settings left undone only to be discovered later. We implemented 3 different modules and the expertise we got for each one varied widely.
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    In-Person Training

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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.
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    Online Training

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Sage

    For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
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    UKG

    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, like UKG Ready, when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. UKG Ready's 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.
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    Scalability

    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    UKG

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Sage

    • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
    • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
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    UKG

    • 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 UKG Ready 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 Ready 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.
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