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UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

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Likelihood to Recommend

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

There are a lot of ways that WFR has streamlined the payroll process for us. The reports module is fantastic, in that it can be modified to any information you need to track. The ease of use is just not there. The set up portion should include assistance to guide professionals through step by step instruction for key issues that may arise or changes that may need to be made in the future. The online videos just were not what we were capable of completing at the time. They are long and drawn out, making them too time consuming for a busy HR department
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

It is best suited for companies that want their HR function streamlined and automated. It's also suited for companies that want their employees to engage more and collaborate on the same platform.
Kumar Gaurav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
Employee demographic data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Employment history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Job profiles and administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Vibe HCM
10.0
Organizational charting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Organization and location management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Vibe HCM
10.0

Payroll Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Pay calculation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Vibe HCM
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Vibe HCM
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Vibe HCM
Benefit plan administration
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Direct deposit files
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Reimbursement management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Approval workflow
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Vibe HCM
10.0
Balance details
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Vibe HCM
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2
Vibe HCM
10.0

Employee Self Service

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Vibe HCM
10.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Update personal information
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
View company policy documentation
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Vibe HCM
10.0
View job history
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Vibe HCM
10.0
Employee recognition
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0

Asset Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Vibe HCM
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
Vibe HCM
10.0

HR Reporting

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Report builder
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Pre-built reports
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Vibe HCM
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0

Onboarding

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Vibe HCM
10.0
New hire portal
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Manager tracking tools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Vibe HCM
10.0

Performance and Goals

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
Individual goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
Performance tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
Corporate goal setting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0
Line-of sight-visibility
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0

Performance Management

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Performance plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Performance improvement plans
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Review status tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0
Review reminders
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0
Multiple review frequency
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Vibe HCM
10.0

Succession Planning

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Vibe HCM
10.0
Create succession plans/pools
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Vibe HCM
10.0
Candidate ranking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0
Candidate search
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0
Candidate development
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Vibe HCM
10.0

Recruiting / ATS

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Vibe HCM
10.0
Job Requisition Management
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Vibe HCM
10.0
Company Website Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Vibe HCM
10.0
Publish to Social Media
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Vibe HCM
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.8
Vibe HCM
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9
Vibe HCM
10.0
Applicant Tracking
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Vibe HCM
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
10.0

Pros

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • Easy to access in the sense that it simply takes a click of a button.
  • Comprehensible meaning that it is not difficult to understand how the system works as long as you have someone explain it to you.
  • Easy to use in the sense that it's not hard to remember how to use it. It's easy to explore.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

  • Vibe HCM is highly configurable. That flexibility is extremely useful.
  • The portal pages create a friendly user experience that aids in adoption.
  • Vibe takes action on change requests and enhancements quickly.
  • The number of employee self-service options allow for easy colleague use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • The tax piece of Kronos was the one thing that has made me slightly regret my decision to use Kronos. We have 7 EINs so we have a lot of taxes to file on a quarterly basis. The BSI system we have to use (which is a third party) is terrible. We have had nothing but problems with it. BSI has some agreement with Kronos that doesn't allow us to speak directly with BSI and it's extremely frustrating. We are on our 5th quarter of filing using the BSI system and are still having issues. This is not much of an automated process and the BSI system seems so far behind Kronos' technology. It's not user-friendly and has definitely caused a lot of issues. If there was one thing I would change about Kronos it would be the tax filing portion. Maybe if we didn't have to use BSI it would be different. The systems I have used in the past have processed our quarterly taxes for us so this was a big change for me.
  • I do not like that the system allows employees to request vacation time that they may not have available. Employees can request time off even if they don't have any vacation available and if their supervisor approves it, it populates in their timecard. I have caught several employees with negative vacation balances in the system. I think it should not allow them to request this time off if they don't have a current balance in the system.
  • When you terminate an employee, their benefits don't automatically terminate. You have to go into each active benefit and put the termination date in or your reports won't be correct. This should be something that automatically occurs once you terminate that employee.
Sarah Eigel, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

  • Any areas of opportunity are discussed and addressed. They are incredibly open to suggestions and have an overall attitude of continuous improvement. No possibility goes unexplored.
Cassidy Bowman-Prideaux | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We have begun looking for other vendors to supply this products need as Kronos WFR cannot deliver the suite of applications which it should with this product.*6/5/17 Edit - We started the new year with a new application. WFR proved to be unable to correct the errors within the application. We are much happier with the new application as we can use it effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.0
Based on 6 answers
WFR is very customizable. Only a few things are off limits....surprisingly the most basic screen, the employee time sheet, IS NOT able to be changed. Almost every screen/report users can add/remove fields. Menu setup is fairly easy with the exception multiple versions of a report CANNOT be directly linked to. They are supposed to be updating this in a future release but at the moment it is cumbersome for users to switch to different versions of the report.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It works just as advertised! Not always the case with solutions. Flexible and configurable!
Jeff Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
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

Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.5
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

Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
World class service and support! Second to none!
Jeff Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.5
Based on 104 answers
Kronos support is great in the ability for a representative to take our needs seriously and respond with care, however, there are times when the need for support was time sensitive (for payroll processing purposes) and the response rate caused us hiccups in our timeline. Our company also has many customized options to our package and company build and at times things were miscommunicated in regards to the builds - this was only in the beginning though and has since been great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer support team is responsive and always available for solving technical or implementation issues that may arise from clients.
Kumar Gaurav | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 5.6
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

Vibe HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.0
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

Vibe HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.0
Based on 6 answers
DO NOT attempt to go live too quickly. Sales sold us on 100 days from contract signing was doable. We postponed go live 3 times because everything was not ready. We did not have enough time document the new functionality & train end users. Almost 3 months later we are still working through export issues, minor setup issues, adequate time for system admins to get comfortable with the system.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

Kronos definitely beats out the competition in terms of user-friendly features and simple "it works" functionality. We tried using several other payroll suites including Paychex and found they were lacking in a number of areas especially in terms of user interface. Our employees literally groan when they remember using these older systems, they absolutely love Kronos in comparison.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

We selected Vibe HCM about 2 1/2 years ago because they approached communication and the interaction between the employer and the employee so differently. It was a combination of connection and transaction. You have a system that meets the business need and functionality but that connects with your employee in such a fresh non-corporate way. It's not just about automating a process but building an environment that surrounds those daily business transactions that looks and feels how we interact on the web and social media. It totally transforms not only the user experience but the employers as well. It makes us think a little bit more about the touch points we have with our employees and how we want those to look/feel and resonate.
Shannon Kirk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
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

Vibe HCM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • Overtime for Salary Non-Exempt members is easier to track. They no longer have to fill out a time card on a piece of paper where things can be mis-interpreted or transposed.
  • Salaried members as well as non-exempt members are using it 100% and we receive reminders from payroll to submit our time sheets after reviewing them making the entire approval process paperless! We are finally using a system that we can easily run reports from and utilize the outputs for files to upload which means less manual errors.
  • We are no longer paying our managers to review a paper time sheet then compare it to their notifications on their calendar then walk it to the administrative assistant so they can double check compared to the group calendar then they manually walked it up to the third floor for processing. This helped relieve manual tasks for all members and definitely allowed to increase staff productivity.
  • We are using this system to report and approve FMLA and STD and record it properly allowing the medical center on site to systematically track timing and make sure appropriate paperwork is filled out in a timely manner.
  • Payroll had to make some changes but they adapted quickly, they were trained and we are working with the system admin as a team partnering with Kronos and Global Information Services. They have their reports immediately, no waiting for sales areas to report their hours, etc.
Dawn Solomon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vibe HCM

  • Vibe HCM has been providing Zions Bancorporation with range of tools that fully encompass all areas of HR Operations. We have found that these tools have made our business process more efficient.
Dennis Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

General

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Vibe HCM

General

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

Vibe HCM Editions & Modules

Edition
Vibe HCM Suite1
Vibe HCM ERP Connector
Vibe HCM Payroll Connector
Vibe Onboarding
Vibe Social Intranet
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
We offer our products as a comprehensive suite, or on a modular basis as our clients' needs, priorities and budgets dictate. Our clients do not need to do a full "rip and replace" of current systems that are working to deploy Vibe HCM. We can seamlessly integrate with existing technologies, providing a highly engaging "one-stop-shop" / unification platform.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Vibe HCM
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Vibe HCM

Usability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Vibe HCM
9.1

Reliability and Availability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Vibe HCM
9.1

Performance

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Vibe HCM
9.1

Support Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Vibe HCM
9.0

In-Person Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.6
Vibe HCM

Online Training

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Vibe HCM

Implementation Rating

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Vibe HCM
9.1

Scalability

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Vibe HCM

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