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Likelihood to Recommend

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

Kronos Workforce Central is well-suited for large organizations seeking a simplified time-recording system or are trying to get away from manual timesheets being submitted. Larger organizations would see a greater return on investment while using this system. It is less appropriate for smaller organizations with fewer employees, as the cost of the system likely would be greater than the investment of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.4
Employee demographic data
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.3
Employment history
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.2
Job profiles and administration
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Organizational charting
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.2
Organization and location management
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
6.4

Payroll Management

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Balance details
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Update personal information
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.2
View job history
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
5.8

Asset Management

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.6
Report builder
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2
Pre-built reports
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2

Onboarding

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
New hire portal
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
6.4

Performance Management

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Performance plans
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3
Review reminders
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.6
Candidate search
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.6
Candidate development
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.6

Recruiting / ATS

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
3.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
1.9
Applicant Tracking
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
2.3
Notifications and Alerts
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
2.0

Pros

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

  • I personally feel like timekeeping is very well thought out and has some powerful tools built in. There is a bit of a learning curve but with strategically placed SMEs we were able to get the use and functionality we needed out of the system.
  • Workforce planning has been crucial in planning operational support in our retail and customer service centers. It is also editable and modifiable as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

  • Kronos can take a simple task and make it overly complicated. This is the problem when the program is so incredibly robust.
  • All of the tax withholding and filing was handled autonomously by our previous payroll company. We had little knowledge of what they were doing. With Kronos, we are required to provide filing schedules, specific EIN for each locality, etc. This is something we would have preferred not to concern ourselves with and was much easier on us when the previous company was handling.
  • Kronos seems to be geared toward large organizations with a payroll department, accounting department, HR department, etc. Our company is small and has only one employee in each of those roles. As such, Kronos can be a real burden on that one employee to do a lot of work that should be handled by a team of people, especially in the implementation phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central) 5.0
Based on 11 answers
Now that the system is installed and operational, the "pain is gone"...therefore we see no reason to change to a different application. There is no functionality that is missing from the system that would drive us to consider another solution at this time. Maintenance support from Kronos is sufficient and updates occur regularly.
Spencer Hamons, MSOL, CHCIO | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central) 8.0
Based on 15 answers
Having no experience with Kronos prior to using it in March 2016, their customer service team taught me how to use it the right way after my initial training at work. I am well-versed in data analysis using Excel and Access primarily, so once I discovered that Kronos had a reporting feature built in, I've used the feature quite a few times to help our properties evaluate their production costs and make good labor decisions. I give Kronos a 10 because once a person takes the time to learn how to use the software, they'll realize that Kronos is far more effective than most, and gives users more ways to access their information where and when they want to.
Juan Osegueda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 3 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Vista

Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vista

Vista 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

Kronos and Dayforce are the two timekeeping systems I’ve worked with in recent years. Kronos feels a little more comprehensive and is my primary timekeeping tool both for myself as well as my staff. Kronos is a great tool for a wide range of shifts, working locations, and pay codes. In this context, I would pick Kronos over Dayforce. On the opposite side, Dayforce is extremely user-friendly and has a “cleaner” user interface if that is a contributing factor for anyone. Also, for managers who oversee large teams (30-50 team members) then Dayforce is a bit more simple to approve time cards, hours, and leave. Kronos is a bit clunky with all the clicks, and managing large teams of hourly employees would be a huge time suck to go in to review/approve all.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
Cody Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

  • Workforce Central has allowed the University to manage compliance at a higher level with the consistent application of rules.
  • Workforce Central has allowed insight into the time collection process at the University with a granular audit trail.
  • Support for the Workforce Central system requires a partnership between campus IT and the functional (payroll) employees. The system cannot be installed and forgotten and must be actively managed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

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Vista

Pricing Details

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)

General

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

Vista

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
7.9
Vista
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
5.0
Vista
9.1

Usability

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
9.5

Performance

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
10.0

Support Rating

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
8.0
Vista
8.2

Online Training

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
8.0
Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central)
Vista
7.3

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