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UKG Pro

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sparkrock ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

9.4

Sparkrock

94%
8.5

UKG Pro

85%
Sparkrock ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
659 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
600 Ratings

Direct deposit files

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
653 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
534 Ratings

Reimbursement management

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
57 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
305 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
184 Ratings

Customization

10.0

Sparkrock

100%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

9.5

Sparkrock

95%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.0

Sparkrock

90%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.8

Sparkrock

88%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Global Financial Support

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Localizations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.3

Sparkrock

93%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automatic reordering

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

9.6

Sparkrock

96%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Collections

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

9.4

Sparkrock

94%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Costing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost Capture

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Capital Project Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

9.3

Sparkrock

93%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spending Control

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Procurement

9.6

Sparkrock

96%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Authoring

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract History

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Repository

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

9.3

Sparkrock

93%

UKG Pro

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Sparkrock ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
678 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
705 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
681 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
670 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
593 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
606 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
479 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

UKG Pro

78%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
469 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
491 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
404 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

UKG Pro

86%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
717 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
720 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
515 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
262 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
704 Ratings

Asset Management

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

UKG Pro

72%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
177 Ratings

HR Reporting

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

UKG Pro

72%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
661 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
673 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
457 Ratings

Onboarding

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

UKG Pro

82%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
505 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
407 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

UKG Pro

77%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
262 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
325 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
228 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
304 Ratings

Performance Management

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
374 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
294 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
396 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
360 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
302 Ratings

Succession Planning

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

UKG Pro

74%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
138 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
145 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
143 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
136 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

Sparkrock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
402 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
385 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
306 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
358 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
297 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
386 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
359 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sparkrock is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • UKG Pro is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Sparkrock

90%
9 Ratings
8.4

UKG Pro

84%
869 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Sparkrock

91%
1 Rating
9.8

UKG Pro

98%
190 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating
7.8

UKG Pro

78%
164 Ratings

Availability

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

UKG Pro

93%
130 Ratings

Performance

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

UKG Pro

84%
480 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Sparkrock

90%
1 Rating
8.2

UKG Pro

82%
782 Ratings

In-Person Training

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

UKG Pro

99%
85 Ratings

Online Training

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

UKG Pro

85%
198 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

UKG Pro

88%
153 Ratings

Configurability

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

UKG Pro

86%
75 Ratings

Ease of integration

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
64 Ratings

Product Scalability

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

UKG Pro

91%
91 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

UKG Pro

89%
54 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Sparkrock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

UKG Pro

90%
47 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sparkrock

For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
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UKG

UKG is pretty well-rounded. There are some problems/lack of functionality, but it is very useful and helpful in other aspects. I mainly use the Recruiting Gateway and Onboarding Gateway. I wish there was more abilities for the hiring managers and other managers who are allowed to view posts/candidates. They can not view the presence tab, which is where documents the applicant attached are held and where documents that are uploaded by our Recruitment team are also uploaded. Since managers can't view this, it makes it difficult for them to see the whole picture and requires us to manually send them to the managers if needed. Also - the formatting in the Notes section under each applicant should have more format abilities. It all blends together in one big paragraph instead of allowing bullet points/tabs/etc.
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Pros

Sparkrock

  • Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need.
  • Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs.
  • Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions.
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UKG

  • Streamline payroll and tax payments
  • BI reports and analytics - via scheduled delivery
  • Consolidating all employee data on a user-friendly platform for easy navigation and administration
  • Products are holistic, and all geared towards helping HR and companies manage their teams and team members
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Cons

Sparkrock

  • Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade.
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UKG

  • Onboarding - being able to really reach a new hire in the days before their start date, with the information that they may need ahead of time or on day 1
  • Proxy for the HR Team - HR usually gets requests from employees that it would be helpful if there was the ability to proxy in the system as that employee to see the exact errors or questions that arise, instead of asking for screenshots and having to hold meetings to see the employee's screen
  • Support - has been lacking recently compared to what it was. Most of the representatives are really knowledgeable, however, their ability to react to your service ticket in a timely manner leads to many escalations. In the past, we have been able to get quicker service and not miss SLAs, however recently we have noticed more slipping in response times.
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Pricing Details

Sparkrock

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sparkrock editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required $50,000

    Additional Details

    UKG Pro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    UKG Pro 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

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      Likelihood to Renew

      Sparkrock

      We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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      UKG

      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
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      Usability

      Sparkrock

      Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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      UKG

      There is a lot of functionality that we still have not been able to take advantage of due to getting our system up and running. Customer Service is a little strained at the moment due to the recent M&A's. I expect that things will get better in due time as we become more familiar with the system and customer service improves.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Sparkrock

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      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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      Performance

      Sparkrock

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      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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      Support Rating

      Sparkrock

      Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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      UKG

      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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      In-Person Training

      Sparkrock

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      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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      Online Training

      Sparkrock

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      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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      Implementation Rating

      Sparkrock

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      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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      Alternatives Considered

      Sparkrock

      • Real-time data that is available at our fingertips
      • Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time
      • Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration
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      UKG

      UKG Pro won hands-down. The flexibility, the family feel of the partnership, the customer support model, the reporting, the scalability, and the custom-programming needs of company-specific items were all much better than the competitors. The cost comparison also came in either close to or less than the others so the cost/benefit FAR outweighed the competitors.
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      Scalability

      Return on Investment

      Sparkrock

      • As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization.
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      UKG

      • UKG has many great features that help streamline our processes and help us to better manage our time. We are excited to be adding the case management and file management this year and our hope is this will benefit all departments.
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