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Likelihood to Recommend

Sparkrock

Altus Dynamics CRM is a fabulous tool that meets our needs. Where we identify gaps, we can quickly and easily configure the system to meet those needs. Altus Dynamics as a partner were excellent at helping us get the system set up initially to meet our needs, though the lack of function specific training meant that we had to ensure resources on our end to learn through some trial and error at times. That said, Dynamics CRM resources are bountiful on the internet through community forums and groups and questions can often be solved within minutes of searching for the item.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro

We use secondary jobs for many of our employees. I wish there was a way to track the effective dates for rate changes on secondary jobs in the job history. Many of our employees work multiple jobs in different programs across our organization and get paid different rates. When these rates change we have no way to track this in UKG with effective dates. We also have issues when an employee is rehired, the secondary jobs does not update with the new effective date and rates that are set for these jobs.
Victoria Tourangeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sparkrock
7.7
UKG Pro
8.2
Pay calculation
Sparkrock
7.4
UKG Pro
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Sparkrock
7.3
UKG Pro
8.0
Direct deposit files
Sparkrock
8.9
UKG Pro
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Sparkrock
7.4
UKG Pro
8.2
Reimbursement management
Sparkrock
7.4
UKG Pro
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.1

Customization

Sparkrock
3.6
UKG Pro
API for custom integration
Sparkrock
2.7
UKG Pro
Plug-ins
Sparkrock
4.5
UKG Pro

Security

Sparkrock
7.2
UKG Pro
Single sign-on capability
Sparkrock
7.1
UKG Pro
Role-based user permissions
Sparkrock
7.2
UKG Pro

Reporting & Analytics

Sparkrock
7.1
UKG Pro
Dashboards
Sparkrock
7.1
UKG Pro
Standard reports
Sparkrock
6.6
UKG Pro
Custom reports
Sparkrock
7.4
UKG Pro

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sparkrock
7.8
UKG Pro
Accounts payable
Sparkrock
8.9
UKG Pro
Accounts receivable
Sparkrock
7.8
UKG Pro

Inventory Management

Sparkrock
7.3
UKG Pro
Inventory tracking
Sparkrock
7.3
UKG Pro

Human Resource Management

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.9
Employee demographic data
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.6
Employment history
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7
Job profiles and administration
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.9
Organizational charting
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.1
Organization and location management
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.5
Approval workflow
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6
Balance details
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.2

Employee Self Service

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.7
Update personal information
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.9
View company policy documentation
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.1
Employee recognition
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6
View job history
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.4

Asset Management

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
6.4

HR Reporting

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.4
Report builder
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6
Pre-built reports
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.0

Onboarding

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.5
New hire portal
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.6
Manager tracking tools
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.4

Performance and Goals

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.3
Individual goal setting
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.2
Performance tracking
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7

Performance Management

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6
Performance plans
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6
Performance improvement plans
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.3
Review status tracking
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.0
Review reminders
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.4
Multiple review frequency
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7

Succession Planning

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.2
Create succession plans/pools
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.0
Candidate ranking
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.5
Candidate search
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.4
Candidate development
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.1

Recruiting / ATS

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7
Job Requisition Management
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7
Company Website Posting
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.4
Publish to Social Media
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6
Job Search Site Posting
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
6.9
Applicant Tracking
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6

Pros

Sparkrock

  • Integrates finance with payroll. Many solutions still run these as separate functions and this was one of the deciding factors for King's when purchasing Microsoft NAV in 2005.
  • Altus has added an employee web app that seamlessly connects the outside 'users' to the information they require.
  • HR position management has taken the many details of an employee in this environment and allowed each position to be tracked individually.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro

  • Reports: Easy to create, store and run for managers.
  • Employee Data: Easy for employees to make updates to personal information and to find applicable data relevant to them.
  • Benefits management: Easy open enrollment features, data feeds with benefit carriers run smoothly, ease of use for employees to see what benefits they currently have.
Bobbi Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sparkrock

  • Building in additional training support for end users as part of an implementation or upgrade.
  • Sharing of best practices amongst like minded organizations and creating system and or reporting standardizations where possible.
  • It would be great to see a "cashless schools" module as part of the product which integrates into the financial system!
Alecia Lantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro

  • Taxes - I have struggled in this area from the beginning. Even though I do see improvements over the last two years, there is still room for improvement. Locating QVR and receiving multiple emails when it is ready. Look forward to the fall 2021 release on payment services.
  • Cases opened are sometimes not addressed as quickly as I would like to see. Again, this could be related to a lot of my cases are about tax errors, or notices from agencies.
  • BI reports - I used to be able to search and find the reports I want to run, now they do not seem to show up in the search tool. Making more difficult to locate.
Cristal Eads | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sparkrock

Sparkrock 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
Phyllis Fidler | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 9.3
Based on 183 answers
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
Bailey Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.8
Based on 104 answers
Ultipro is by far the very best HCM solution that I've used, and I don't mind acting as a point of contact to anyone that might be interested in hearing from an actual user about my experiences with the suite. Ultipro can pretty much handle anything that you throw at it, while ensuring that what you throw at it is compliant with federal and state regulations. It really is quite simple to use and only gets easier to use the more you use it obviously. I would encourage anyone that is having issues with the suite to partner with their customer success manager to tackle anything that is at any point problematic.
Juan Osegueda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 9.0
Based on 123 answers
In the 3+ years that we've been live in UltiPro, I believe the core HR/Payroll module went down one time. I don't recall how long it was down for, possibly an hour or two, but thankfully it was not during a payroll week for us so it did not impact us significantly. Other than that, there are some minor outages every once in a while with the Recruiting application, but the communication when those outages occur is very good so you always get status updates.
Jack Klott, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 8.3
Based on 456 answers
Pages usually load quickly, once in a while there's an intermittent connectivity issue, but an email notification is sent and it's resolved quickly. Reports complete in a timely manner, even if leveraging the UKG support team to build. Haven't noticed any other integrations being slowed down. We do consistently have reports in the queue to build, and that is why we still have to do [a] double entry with our legacy system until they are replaced.
Megan Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 7.6
Based on 760 answers
As I've stated earlier, the support I receive from UKG Pro is world class. I've worked with other vendors in the past, and they simply don't compare. I have had the pleasure of working with, and getting to know, several "Ulti-Peeps" over the years. I've also worked with great ERM's as well!
Joy Driscoll | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 9.2
Based on 81 answers
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.
Rachel Russ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 7.7
Based on 189 answers
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.
Judy Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 7.5
Based on 147 answers
UltiPro made it very easy to implement. I implemented UltiPro on my own (as we were short-handed), in addition to my other duties, and was able to stay on track with our original implementation timeline. The process is laid out in a very detailed method. This was by far the most thorough and easiest implementation that I have been through
Staci Drilling,SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sparkrock

We came from a product that was specific to our industry. It was old, tired and did not do many of the things the Altus Dynamics solution does. The only other product that we seriously considered was Microsoft Dynamics GP, however our finance team felt that product was too light for our needs and growth
Shaun Sinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro

UKG has excellent customer service and is a comprehensive tool that is easy for the end-users and admins. From the administrative side, it is less clunky and does not need a bunch of add-ons to get the job done the way you need it because it is built into the platform.
Sarah Cooper Truchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sparkrock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UKG Pro

UKG Pro 9.1
Based on 82 answers
Ultipro has great scalability overall. The core functionality of Ultipro allows for easy replication, while also providing room for customization that is often required during acquisitions/additions of new business units. The only drawback in scalability, is that by design, Ultipro requires knowledgeable end users and internal resources to execute. Although Ultipro provides immense support and service to its customers in all organizational phases, without the proper internal development, scalability could be hampered. At the same time, this is what I personally love about the product; the ability to work within a DIY environment during expansion while still having access to subject matter experts when needed.
Daniel Eagen, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sparkrock

  • In some cases the system has helped bring efficiencies to our world. The workflow capabilities of Dynamics CRM are extremely functional and helpful.
  • The learning curve can be challenging for some. Those that are overwhelmed by technology in general can struggle with understanding how the system works and where to find what they need.
Malcolm McAuley | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Pro

  • From a cost/time perspective, it has allowed our small HR department of 10 to manage all HR functions for the entire organization without adding additional staff. We can work more efficiently using the same tool and manage all HR activities through the UKG Pro platform.
  • Streamline different department functions: payroll, HR, employee communications all through one tool.
  • Positive impact with more employees working from home, supervisors ability to approve/deny schedule requests through time management in and outside of the office has been beneficial to approve and accommodate employee schedule changes.
Theresa Amaturo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sparkrock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$50,000*

* per installation

UKG Pro

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sparkrock
7.9
UKG Pro
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Sparkrock
9.1
UKG Pro
9.3

Usability

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
9.0

Performance

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.6

In-Person Training

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
9.2

Online Training

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.7

Implementation Rating

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
7.5

Scalability

Sparkrock
UKG Pro
9.1

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