Likelihood to Recommend
I'm honestly not sure why my company chose to use Small Improvements. We used
before for the all the same use cases I mentioned here. The employee performance review feature
be a bit better in Small Improvements, but the goal-setting tool and the 1:1 tool are very weak. I may not have benefitted yet from all the features that Small Improvements have to offer, but so far it looks like a pretty basic HR tool with much better alternatives out there. If it's cheaper than the competition, that might be the only argument to go with it.
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Overall, UKG Pro has been a worthwhile investment for our company. It fits our current needs and has the functionality to continue to improve our business processes, given the time to learn and implement new pieces. I wish we could be on one system only (instead of Pro and Workforce Management for the time), but I've been told with our company size, that would not be wise. I hope future developments and releases will allow all customers to have a unified experience.
Read full review Pros Take shared or private notes tied to each week's 1-1 meeting Remind each other of open action items until they are checked off Manage the performance review cycle Read full review UKG has an amazing support team to reach out to if assistance is needed All add-ons of UKG Pro integrate seamlessly making it a powerful software program UKG Pro is very configurable to meet the specific needs of companies It is easy to use and navigate The mobile app is loved by all employees and provides on-demand access The Ultimate Community is amazing!! On-demand information on all products and how they are used. Connect with other companies that use UKG Pro and learn from each other. The Learning Centre is also amazing!! Learning right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. Read full review Cons Interface can be cluttered at times There isn't a lot of help or knowledge readily available when first using the tool Read full review Unable to process Promotions as part of the Compensation Management merit process Unable to view configuration tables in the Benefits Administration (PlanSource) system Difficulty in configuring security for managers who require visibility to more than one Org Level hierarchy in UKG Pro Platform configuration fields are difficult to add to queries and do not interface to other modules/systems Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
Read full review Usability Mobile App: Really easy to use and its nice to have an HR software that actually has an mobile application to be able to enter time and to take care of everything with. Web App: The system is relatively easy to use with maybe a little training at the beginning if you have used another system. But the site is really easy to use and a lot better having everything under one roof Read full review Reliability and Availability
I've found Ultipro to be completely reliable. Outages are typically planned to occur on weekends and only once did I have connections issues connecting Citrix to the server where our environment was housed, but within the hour connection was restored. I think that's a pretty good track record, considering I've used the suite daily for over three years. Especially when processing payroll--say the internet goes down in the middle of you performing a task... Ultipro is able to recognize that a connection error occurred and quickly restores the process that was running, avoiding lost productivity.
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Normally UKG Pro loads quickly. We had been having major issues with reports running in a timely manner but recently they broke out our virtual server to another instance where is wasn't sharing resources and that seems to have helped reporting run more efficiently.
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I never had to contact their support so far. There's no "N/A" option so I'm going with a neutral "5".
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Support is quick to respond and helpful when you don't understand how to use or implement their response. They are great at following up and checking in as well as escalating cases when they are more urgent and need more attention.
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I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
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I love that it's free and flexible. Some of it could have a little more hands-on and have trainers that can answer different scenarios. If the trainer has not been a user, they may not always be able to relate. In most cases they do a great job at answering questions.
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Make sure you have all of your tax account information with all the states you are registered in available and that you are knowledgeable about the filing status, frequency, etc. We had some unique challenges with our state unemployment tax set up that I was not aware of and needed to be addressed prior to going live. Working with the state unemployment office can be a challenge.
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was able to link in with core OKRs whereas from my memory, Small Improvements didn't support this goal setting and tracking framework. While it was good for sentiment and management frameworks, it was unable to connect with the greater company vision as well as
- that was the reason that we moved.
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My experience with HRIS systems is limited to UKG Pro. It is the only HRIS I have worked with. I have worked with other systems that perform the tasks of some of its models and have found that when used with the various modules the overall experience with UKG is great. The ability to have all of the modules on the same platform makes the integration between UKG Pro and the modules great!
Read full review Scalability Read full review Return on Investment It helped keep my goals on track, both in documentation and email updates. It helped free up my manager's bandwidth to focus on other tasks. Read full review We have increased our HR activities to 85% through UKG. OSHA and Leave need to be pulled in Reduced from a 1000 pieces of pay statements to @ 10 per pay roll through Direct deposit and cash pay cards. Onboarding signoffs have improved audit records for signed job descriptions, i-9 forms, hand book sign off and policy sign off Read full review ScreenShots Small Improvements Screenshots