Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HRMS
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.N/A
UKG Ready
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.N/A
Pricing
Sage HRMSUKG Ready
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRMSUKG Ready
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
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Sage HRMSUKG Ready
Considered Both Products
Sage HRMS

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UKG Ready
Chose UKG Ready
I reviewed over 11 similar platforms and picked UKG Ready 2x at different companies due to 2 factors - 1) There is a full suite available. Some platforms only offer benefits or HR and not payroll. This impacts our employee experience as well as makes it more difficult to …
Chose UKG Ready
HRMS was very old and limited in what it could do. We chose Kronos to get better reports and loved the idea of a user portal. Paycor was a product we almost chose but it lacked the payroll that we desired. Their HR portion looked very good though. We wanted an all-around good …
Chose UKG Ready
If we needed to update one check in a pay run, we would have to recalculate the entire payroll. In UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready), we are able to calculate one check when necessary. PTO is calculated on a per state/pay type basis automatically. We are able to enter …
Chose UKG Ready
We felt Kronos fit our organization better.
Chose UKG Ready
Sage is very manual compared to Kronos, and the reporting features are limited, but Sage is also a good tool for medium and small business. I used Sage in a small company, and it was a good asset. Microsoft Excel now can be used with multiple users and is wonderful for small …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRMSUKG Ready
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
5.6
9 Ratings
34% below category average
UKG Ready
7.3
161 Ratings
8% below category average
Employee demographic data8.18 Ratings8.6139 Ratings
Employment history8.09 Ratings7.6136 Ratings
Job profiles and administration1.99 Ratings7.5134 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.79 Ratings7.3125 Ratings
Organizational charting6.04 Ratings6.799 Ratings
Organization and location management6.06 Ratings6.8120 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)1.77 Ratings6.699 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
4.9
7 Ratings
49% below category average
UKG Ready
7.6
156 Ratings
7% below category average
Pay calculation6.27 Ratings8.6145 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors4.14 Ratings7.091 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.82 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Benefit plan administration2.26 Ratings6.4111 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.07 Ratings8.4114 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management3.26 Ratings7.2104 Ratings
Reimbursement management3.67 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
1.6
7 Ratings
134% below category average
UKG Ready
7.3
143 Ratings
11% below category average
Approval workflow1.96 Ratings7.2129 Ratings
Balance details1.97 Ratings7.3136 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.16 Ratings7.5117 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
4.1
8 Ratings
66% below category average
UKG Ready
7.5
148 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information4.48 Ratings7.4131 Ratings
Update personal information4.67 Ratings8.2136 Ratings
View company policy documentation1.26 Ratings7.2111 Ratings
Employee recognition6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history4.15 Ratings7.2115 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
2 Ratings
13% below category average
UKG Ready
7.6
54 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.02 Ratings7.654 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
3.9
8 Ratings
65% below category average
UKG Ready
6.5
156 Ratings
16% below category average
Report builder2.07 Ratings6.7149 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.68 Ratings6.4151 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.0
4 Ratings
13% below category average
UKG Ready
7.0
99 Ratings
13% below category average
New hire portal7.04 Ratings7.297 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.03 Ratings6.878 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.3
2 Ratings
12% below category average
UKG Ready
7.0
56 Ratings
16% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.02 Ratings6.549 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking6.02 Ratings7.556 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.8
5 Ratings
3% below category average
UKG Ready
6.9
74 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance plans9.03 Ratings7.166 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.03 Ratings7.161 Ratings
Review status tracking7.03 Ratings7.267 Ratings
Review reminders8.04 Ratings7.370 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.03 Ratings5.955 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
8.5
1 Ratings
7% above category average
UKG Ready
4.1
21 Ratings
63% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings5.521 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.01 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Candidate search8.01 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings1.81 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HRMS
7.6
3 Ratings
2% below category average
UKG Ready
5.8
76 Ratings
29% below category average
Job Requisition Management5.02 Ratings6.762 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.23 Ratings6.262 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.01 Ratings4.344 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings5.745 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.01 Ratings5.849 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.02 Ratings5.265 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings6.670 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Sage HRMSUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
1.8
(10 ratings)
7.9
(182 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(63 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(125 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(12 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
2.3
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(43 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage HRMSUKG Ready
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management
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UKG
WFR is a fair stand-alone HCM product for a small company. It has the capabilities to support HR, timekeeping, scheduling, and leave/absence management. No issues to report with the interface between WFR & UKG Payroll. People Analytics does not support WFR. Running reports require consolidating information from both platforms.
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Pros
Sage
  • Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance.
  • Ability to make changes easily.
  • Organizing info in the employee record.
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UKG
  • Time & Attendance - Easy for workforce to use especially with the mobile app.
  • Payroll Processing - Offers step by step navigation to process payroll seamlessly.
  • Reporting Features - Ability to filter data easily and reporting feature is strong.
  • Implementation Teams - They are a true partner in this process and are detailed, professional, organized, and easy to work with.
  • Customer Service - By the click of a button, I can open a case or chat request, and UKG is very prompt in reaching back out to me. If it is regarding payroll processing, the response time is almost immediate.
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Cons
Sage
  • We changed our chart of accounts. The system does not allow you to change the numbering format, so we had to start over with new databases.
  • The tax return portion of the software does not file local taxes. We would definitely like to see this functionality in the future.
  • The payroll piece does not handle complicated move up and move downs for union pay. This could definitely be improved upon.
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UKG
  • Payroll Export- more compliance in data export validity on missing exported hours
  • 2nd Jobs reporting and allocation
  • Adjusted timesheet ability for closed pay periods is a must for future time period
  • punch requests, the ability to find where these punches are
  • Terms: a definite need to remove populated holiday and vacation hours, without rehiring the employee, find the entry, than term the employee again.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
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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
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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
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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
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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
Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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UKG
UKG has exceeded all expectations, and we selected UKG Ready because of the robust growth opportunities it provided to our company in terms of improving efficiency and processes. Additionally, we were excited about UKG's different support model that has been proven to be extremely effective despite the scary concept of not having someone assigned to our account. The specialized support is something that no other company offered.
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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
  • there can be a high ROI when processing payroll in house compared to outsourced. Not to mention the flexibility you gain.
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UKG
  • With our previous third-party payroll provider, payroll processing was a 6-8 hour day. With the UKG Ready/UKG Telestaff combination, the process is completed in under 4 hours on a regular basis.
  • Cloud hosting comes at a cost, but we have found that having the convenience of 24-hour support is a welcome offset to in-house IT, onsite hosting, and hardware management. UKG Ready's cloud hosting services are constantly updating software and feature redundant operations for records management.
  • As an organization whose HR department is completely in-house, the UKG Ready platform saves HR time on a daily basis with multiple aspects of their day-to-day processes. All services from onboarding to offboarding and all components in between are available on UKG Ready.
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ScreenShots

UKG Ready Screenshots

Screenshot of UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for employee information that enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Payroll - Facilitates pay that is quick, simple, and correct.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamlines time tracking with consistent, fair rules.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Talent - Tools to source, engage, develop and grow people.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Analytics - Offers proactive, practical, and guidance.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-sizes benefits to match the organization and its people.