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Score 7.7 out of 100

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    UKG Ready

    74%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    133 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    130 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    128 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    120 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    95 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    115 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    95 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Sapling 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%
    138 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%
    48 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    107 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    109 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    101 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    UKG Ready

    74%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    123 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    130 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    111 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    UKG Ready

    78%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 4/4 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    125 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    130 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    105 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    109 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    UKG Ready

    73%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    53 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    UKG Ready

    74%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    140 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    140 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.3

    UKG Ready

    63%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    91 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    72 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    UKG Ready

    64%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    46 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    52 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    UKG Ready

    73%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    61 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    56 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    61 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    63 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    49 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.4

    UKG Ready

    54%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    19 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    UKG Ready

    70%
    UKG Ready ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    61 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    60 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    44 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    44 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    48 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    64 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    68 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Sapling HR is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating
    • UKG Ready is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.2

    Sapling HR

    72%
    6 Ratings
    7.8

    UKG Ready

    78%
    173 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Sapling HR

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.3

    UKG Ready

    93%
    13 Ratings

    Usability

    7.8

    Sapling HR

    78%
    2 Ratings
    7.6

    UKG Ready

    76%
    52 Ratings

    Availability

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    UKG Ready

    95%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    UKG Ready

    93%
    14 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Sapling HR

    70%
    4 Ratings
    7.5

    UKG Ready

    75%
    125 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    UKG Ready

    78%
    2 Ratings

    Online Training

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    UKG Ready

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Sapling HR

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.2

    UKG Ready

    72%
    12 Ratings

    Configurability

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.4

    UKG Ready

    24%
    3 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9

    UKG Ready

    69%
    33 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    UKG Ready

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    UKG Ready

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Sapling HR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    UKG Ready

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Sapling

    It's a good space to have a high level overview of the organization (especially Org view). Places for improvement include extra levels of complexity when you need to click on the person and you are navigated to the pop-up that is hard to use and only one pop up can be used at a time. I wish there wasn't so much of clicking in and clicking out.
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    UKG

    UKG Ready offers a solid full-suite solution at a reasonable price that addresses our growing company's needs. The platform is very user-friendly, and their mobile app was well received throughout our workforce. They offer robust reporting capability throughout the portals, which makes it easy to report on. My sales rep was quick to address my needs, and their implementation team is very hands on and easy to work with. We recently rolled UKG Ready out to our company, and the adaption rate of our employees to grasp clocking in and out and navigating the system was exceptional. All in all, from an ROI perspective, I am very pleased with my choice in partnering with UKG and feel this solution will carry us for many years of anticipated growth ahead.
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    Pros

    Sapling

    • Very customizable. Very easy to create new workflows and tasks to meet the unique needs of your organization.
    • The system is easy to navigate, so minimal training is needed for users.
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    UKG

    • Reporting
    • Consistency of UI across each different area of the program, makes learning easier.
    • Support has been effective, quick, and they actually teach you HOW to do things so you don't need to ask for help the next time! The recaps that support provides after walking you through anything (for me this was building shift incentives) are extremely helpful.
    • Communication and training about updates.
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    Cons

    Sapling

    • Deeper data management/review - dashboard experience could be better and deeper
    • Ability to drill into reports within the tool- right now it takes you out to a sheet to view
    • Org planning/org chart sharing
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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

    Sapling HR

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sapling HR editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

        Sapling

        It is hard to rip out and replace systems and Sapling is doing what we need
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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

        Sapling

        To use this system you need to buy several add-ons. If add-ons do not fit your business model you will have to access platforms from different companies. The system is not easy to use for onboarding. Candidates cannot change and update settings. To use the system a person must click in the correct spots. If not it leads you someplace else. Then you have to start clicking all over again.
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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

        Sapling

        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

        Sapling

        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

        Sapling

        Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
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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

        Sapling

        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

        Sapling

        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

        Sapling

        If you have someone internally that can run it that definitely helps!
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        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

        Sapling

        Sapling [HR] was our first and only HR automation platform. We ran a trial campaign with them and did not compare them to other vendors.
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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

        Sapling

        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

        Sapling

        • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
        • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
        • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
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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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