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Likelihood to Recommend

Sapling HR

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.
Sergi Sparks | 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

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

Payroll Management

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.0
Pay calculation
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.9
Benefit plan administration
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.8
Direct deposit files
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.5
Approval workflow
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.7
Balance details
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.4

Employee Self Service

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.3
Update personal information
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.4
View company policy documentation
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.8
View job history
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.5

Asset Management

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.1

HR Reporting

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.6
Report builder
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.6
Pre-built reports
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.6

Onboarding

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.9
New hire portal
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.8

Performance and Goals

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.5
Individual goal setting
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.6
Performance tracking
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.5

Performance Management

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.1
Performance plans
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.9
Review status tracking
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.3
Review reminders
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.9

Succession Planning

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
5.7
Create succession plans/pools
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
5.7

Recruiting / ATS

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.8
Job Requisition Management
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.0
Company Website Posting
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.0
Publish to Social Media
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.1
Job Search Site Posting
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.6
Applicant Tracking
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
6.8
Notifications and Alerts
Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.4

Pros

Sapling HR

  • 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.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

  • 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
Adrienne Barnard | 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

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is hard to rip out and replace systems and Sapling is doing what we need
Adrienne Barnard | 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

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 7.3
Based on 2 answers
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.
Michelle Thornton | 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

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 6.9
Based on 4 answers
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.
Danny Eng | 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

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
If you have someone internally that can run it that definitely helps!
Adrienne Barnard | 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

Sapling HR

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.
Anonymous | 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

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

  • 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.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

General

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

UKG Ready

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sapling HR
6.7
UKG Ready
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Sapling HR
10.0
UKG Ready
9.0

Usability

Sapling HR
7.3
UKG Ready
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
9.3

Performance

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
9.0

Support Rating

Sapling HR
6.9
UKG Ready
7.7

In-Person Training

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
7.0

Online Training

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
8.3

Implementation Rating

Sapling HR
9.0
UKG Ready
6.6

Scalability

Sapling HR
UKG Ready
9.3

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