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UKG Ready

UKG Ready


What is UKG Ready?

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.

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UKG Ready Review

10 out of 10
June 28, 2024
We use UKG Ready for HRIS, Payroll, Onboarding, I9, Payroll Taxes, storing credentialing information for NPs and PAs. It's also a great …
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TrustRadius Insights

Users have found value in utilizing UKG Ready for a range of HR tasks, such as overseeing employee data, setting goals, assigning tasks, …
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UKG Ready review

10 out of 10
February 26, 2024
We use UKG Ready for payroll, compliance training, recording and distribution of our monthly safety meetings. All policy and handbook …
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Popular Features

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  • Employee demographic data (163)
  • Pay calculation (173)
  • Pre-built reports (176)
  • Report builder (175)

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What is UKG Ready?

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is UKG Ready?

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready® is an HR solution that guides users through their day-to-day HR activities. Capabilities span from HR and payroll to talent and time.

UKG Ready Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

UKG Ready Screenshots

Screenshot of UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for employee information that enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Payroll - Facilitates pay that is quick, simple, and correct.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamlines time tracking with consistent, fair rules.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Talent - Tools to source, engage, develop and grow people.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Analytics - Offers proactive, practical, and guidance.Screenshot of UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-sizes benefits to match the organization and its people.

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UKG Ready Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAustralia, Canada, UK, Belgium, Mexico, Netherlands, France
Supported LanguagesEnglish (US &UK), French (Canada & France), Spanish, and Dutch

Frequently Asked Questions

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The most common users of UKG Ready are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have found value in utilizing UKG Ready for a range of HR tasks, such as overseeing employee data, setting goals, assigning tasks, and managing time off requests. The software has proven beneficial for streamlining payroll processing, conducting compliance training, recording safety meetings, reviewing policies, and obtaining policy acknowledgments. Customers have taken advantage of the all-in-one feature set of UKG Ready to enhance various HR functions, including recruiting, onboarding, timekeeping, payroll processing, benefits administration, and performance management. Additionally, the system has facilitated time card management, employee notifications, benefits administration, and onboarding processes effectively. The software has also been instrumental in tracking employee schedules, managing PTO accruals, monitoring clock-in/out times, and calculating leave balances to aid in efficient employee management and timekeeping practices.

Ease of Use and Customization: Users have appreciated the user-friendly interface and customization options for timesheets, making it easier to provide detailed information for both employees and employers. This design allows for seamless navigation and tailored settings to meet individual preferences.

Dashboard Customization: Many reviewers found the customizable dashboard feature to be a significant time-saver, especially beneficial for HR professionals who use the system frequently. This personalized layout enhances productivity by displaying relevant information at a glance, improving workflow efficiency.

Reporting Capabilities: The standout feature of robust reporting capabilities allows users to easily create, modify, filter data, and export reports based on their specific needs. With the ability to generate comprehensive reports, users can make informed decisions and track key metrics.

Setup Complexity: Users have found setting up the system to be complex and time-consuming, often requiring assistance from an implementation specialist.

Customer Service Challenges: Some users have faced difficulties with customer service, experiencing delays in responses and finding it challenging to get help without an assigned contact person for their account. Submitting tickets for support has resulted in slow resolution times, impacting user satisfaction.

User Interface Issues: Reviewers have noted that the user interface lacks user-friendliness, with reports of lagging, making tasks difficult to complete. Some users have felt that this the sluggish performance of the interface hinders productivity and creates a frustrating experience for users.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We were down to Ultimate and Kronos when we chose Kronos; we chose it because of the timekeeping system, but Ultimate was a close second with a lot of functionality we really liked. I was very happy when they merged.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Very well. It is the most user-friendly system. The level of customer support from UKG is helpful. Having many options to engage support is helpful, like the ERM and the Krew Manager. Reporting can be made less complex, but once you learn it, it is not so bad.
October 25, 2023

UKG Workforce works fine

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
UKG is great for reporting and for having a pleasant UI. I find that Paylocity has a lot more innovation, but sometimes its reach exceeds its grasp when it comes to implementation of those features. ADP is bog standard, and it works pretty well, but there's little interest in looking good, which matters a lot when it comes to the wide variety of users the systems need to handle.
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