UKG Ready

UKG Ready

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Overview

What is UKG Ready?

UKG Ready™ is presented as a flexible and seamless HR solution that provides a connected people experience to easily manage the entire employee journey, from a single solution. Designed for flexibility and ease of use, UKG Ready combines HR, talent,...

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UKG Ready Review

9 out of 10
August 08, 2022
We use UKG Ready for 7 EINS in a skilled nursing facility/personal care setting and use the Payroll, HR, ACA, TLM modules. We are …
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UKG at a Glance

7 out of 10
April 14, 2022
We are a partner and utilize UKG to process their payrolls, HR functions, and TLM functions. We implement and train clients as well as …
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Popular Features

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  • Employee demographic data (132)
    8.5
    85%
  • Pay calculation (137)
    8.2
    82%
  • Report builder (140)
    7.5
    75%
  • Pre-built reports (140)
    7.3
    73%

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What is UKG Ready?

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Product Demos

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Features

Human Resource Management

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

7.4Avg 8.0

Payroll Management

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

7.7Avg 8.1

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.

7.3Avg 8.2

Employee Self Service

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

7.7Avg 8.2

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.

7.4Avg 7.9

HR Reporting

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

7.4Avg 7.7

Onboarding

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.

6.2Avg 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.

6.5Avg 8.2

Performance Management

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

7.4Avg 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.

5.5Avg 7.9

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.

7Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is UKG Ready?

UKG Ready™ is presented as a flexible and seamless HR solution that provides a connected people experience to easily manage the entire employee journey, from a single solution. Designed for flexibility and ease of use, UKG Ready combines HR, talent, payroll, and time to deliver a personalized, people-centered experience that aims to cut out busy work, increases efficiency, and helps users maintain compliance.


UKG Ready features a single employee record shared across all its applications. All employee data is maintained in a single database, which provides a single source of truth with common reporting, dashboards, and robust workflows. Data is updated in real-time, so managers can make decisions based on the latest, most accurate information. The UKG Ready mobile app provides a modern and familiar consumer-grade experience which allows users to manage and complete common tasks on-the-go using any mobile device.

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

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

Additional Features

  • Supported: Employee Scheduling Provides automated Kronos tools and high-quality information needed to create schedules that align staffing requirements with budget, skills, and demand.

UKG Ready Screenshots

Screenshot of Onboarding
Deliver a Consistent and Engaging Onboarding ExperienceScreenshot of Benefits Management
Benefits Covered from Start to FinishScreenshot of Payroll
Control Costs and Compliance Risks while Improving EfficiencyScreenshot of Talent Acquisition Dashboard with Mobile AppScreenshot of Consistent and Engaging OnboardingScreenshot of Performance ManagementScreenshot of Benefits ManagementScreenshot of Accurate Time & AttendanceScreenshot of Payroll: The Perfect Paycheck Every Time

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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

ADP Workforce Now, Ceridian Dayforce, and WorkForce Suite are common alternatives for UKG Ready.

Reviewers rate Employee demographic data highest, with a score of 8.5.

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

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Kronos Workforce Ready for all of our employees. Everyone either swipes at a clock or punches in on a computer/phone/tablet. WFR tracks time towards grants, contractual employee hours per pay period, enforces time off for benefited employees and ensures we are in compliance with regulations. WFR is the 3rd version of Kronos we have been on in my 17 years at WCPS.
  • Flexible to our employee diversity.
  • Easy to use from an employees view.
  • Takes away back end system issues by being in the cloud.
  • Being in a shared environment, customization is not allowed.
  • Somewhat slow at times because of browser technology (compared to WFC we had on-site).
  • Implementation CANNOT be rushed through.
Be prepared to make your business processes match what WFR does & not vice versa. WFR is capable of handling nearly everything we can throw at it with some tweaks to our processes. Some things can be kind of customized but the days of paying for it the way you want it are gone, which does save you when it is time to upgrade versions/releases.
Human Resource Management (7)
12.857142857142858%
1.3
Employee demographic data
90%
9.0
Employment history
N/A
N/A
Job profiles and administration
N/A
N/A
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
N/A
N/A
Organizational charting
N/A
N/A
Organization and location management
N/A
N/A
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (6)
30%
3.0
Pay calculation
90%
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
90%
9.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
N/A
N/A
Benefit plan administration
N/A
N/A
Direct deposit files
N/A
N/A
Salary revision and increment management
N/A
N/A
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
53.33333333333333%
5.3
Approval workflow
80%
8.0
Balance details
80%
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
N/A
N/A
Employee Self Service (4)
N/A
N/A
View and generate pay and benefit information
N/A
N/A
Update personal information
N/A
N/A
View job history
N/A
N/A
View company policy documentation
N/A
N/A
Asset Management (1)
N/A
N/A
Tracking of all physical assets
N/A
N/A
HR Reporting (2)
N/A
N/A
Report builder
N/A
N/A
Pre-built reports
N/A
N/A
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
N/A
N/A
Performance plans
N/A
N/A
Performance improvement plans
N/A
N/A
Review status tracking
N/A
N/A
Review reminders
N/A
N/A
Multiple review frequency
N/A
N/A
Succession Planning (1)
N/A
N/A
Create succession plans/pools
N/A
N/A
Onboarding (2)
N/A
N/A
New hire portal
N/A
N/A
Manager tracking tools
N/A
N/A
Performance and Goals (2)
N/A
N/A
Individual goal setting
N/A
N/A
Performance tracking
N/A
N/A
Recruiting / ATS (7)
N/A
N/A
Job Requisition Management
N/A
N/A
Company Website Posting
N/A
N/A
Publish to Social Media
N/A
N/A
Job Search Site Posting
N/A
N/A
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
N/A
N/A
Applicant Tracking
N/A
N/A
Notifications and Alerts
N/A
N/A
  • Put punching in the hand/pocket of every employee we have. No time clocks necessary. No add on pricing to let every employee use mobile.
  • Helped our managers be able to manage from home/off-site.
  • Exporting ANY REPORT to Excel is a great break through for managers.
TOTALLY head-n-shoulders above the competition. This is why we are on our 3rd version of Kronos & don't plan on moving anytime soon. Customer support (KGS) is fast, professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. The documentation of the product is incredible. Online training resources are VAST.
We have 4 different types of employees and each is very unique in how we track their time. WFR was able to handle each one remarkably. The level of detail in which you can customize pay rules, work flows, time off requests, etc. is handled well. The user interface is simple for all levels of users.
WFR has everything I need (and more) to do my job easily. Kronos has really listened to the user community and made the program intuitive for users and administrators. Adding/removing fields from screens (reports) is super easy. Making mass changes to employees is awesome. We have numerous data imports and exports getting data from our other systems. WFR is very integrate-able which helps keep information synced across multiple systems.
The Kronos user community can answer questions w/o having to go to support. Very helpful & willing to share knowledge. Training classes offered during our transition were helpful and well lead. WFR internal documentation is very detailed and clearly laid out with nice visuals and step-by-step instructions. The Kronosworks conference was the best conference I've ever attended. First-hand access to product line managers and industry experts was amazing.
3750
We are a K12. Our users range from the Superintendent, teachers, office staff, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, substitutes, IT, HR, Payroll.
2
Me (programmer/analyst) and the Payroll manager support, setup, implement, process pay, etc. in WFR. It is very busy at peak pay & approval times each month.
  • Paying hourly staff
  • Tracking time off for benefited staff
  • Paying substitutes
  • Transferring the above 3 to our ERP system
  • Connecting our bus tracking system (Zonar) to WFR. Drivers punch on the bus software & those punches are imported directly into WFR.
  • Importing substitute working days from Absence Management into WFR
  • Importing leave balances that are calculated in our ERP into WFR
  • Importing teacher time off from Absence Management into WFR
  • LOA module for FMLA compliance
  • Tracking hours worked to Grant Funds
  • Allowing ALL staff to punch with mobile & enforcing geo-fencing
WFR has been able to meet our regular functionality and our special cases within the "out of the box" product. Thus far it is great!
No
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Product Features - Mobile application for all employees, Single Sign On, LOA module, cloud hosting.
We saw a demo & immediately knew it would work for our district. No other applications were considered because we already had a relationship with Kronos.
  • Implemented in-house
  • Third-party professional services
Sability
Yes
Current system analysis/exploration
Discussion of what we are attempting to accomplish
Module setup by vendor
User testing/reporting issues
Pre-go live test
Go live
Post go live follow up
Product Technical Account Manager transition
Change management was minimal
A few processes were updated due to the way WFR works. We used the migration as "the reason" to make changes to procedures that were old or just wrong.
  • Lack of testing by our end users.
  • Time to document step by step procedures.
  • Lack of access to the implementation consultant after go live.
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.
  • Online training
  • in-person training
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.
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.
The system is very intuitive if you use many web applications. There is a VAST library of learning materials & videos available for self paced learning.
WFR is extremely configurable. From imports to exports, how punches are interrupted, how to calculate time, pay rules, time off requests are good but could use more personal customization.
No, we followed the implementation teams guidelines.
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface
With the help of the product specialist we customized the user dashboard with lots of helpful information and almost a 1-stop-shop ability to do everything from one screen. Thus far is has been very helpful to our end users.
No - the product does not support adding custom code
We were able to configure reports to our specifications. Most fields are accessible & you can create a custom field (needed help of the consultant).
No
We have recently upgraded to WFR. The implementation process was well managed. During our conversion from the implementation team to KGS we had a 4 week window of time where we met with a Kronos product support person who specifically reviewed all the key areas of WFR to ensure we were comfortable with the product & how the setup works. It was a very good transition.
  • New User Interface (UI) is very customizable and displays the employees information clearly.
  • Data imports are easy to find documentation for. Import just about anything in the system.
  • Exporting data from ANY report is incredibly easy. Accountants & Managers LOVE this feature.
  • Automated/scheduled imports take some help to setup.
  • Sometimes the amount of customization in the security setup can be overwhelming to know what setting will do what.
Yes
Mobile app interface is identical to the web browser interface. This is a brilliant concept. It allows users to NOT HAVE TO learn 2 ways to use the system. Makes users feel comfortable to use Kronos on any platform.
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.
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.
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.
We have noticed only a few slow page loading issues while being live on WFR. Most pages load as fast or faster than our in-house hosted systems.
  • PowerSchool BusinessPlus (ERP)
  • Absence Management (Frontline)
With our ERP system we upload employee information, hourly employee tasks, & track work to non-paid tasks (like maintenance jobs). From Absence Management (substitute system) we import daily absences & substitute job information. If you can get the data into a .csv format, WFR can import it.
  • No additional integrations planned at this time.
No additional integrations planned at this time.
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
We worked with our integration consultant to setup several imports & exports. Any report can be exported to .csv or .xls so if you can make the screen look like you want, you just made a basic export. Our school district easily setup Single Sign on with WFR. We employed Kronos serves to write an API integration with a 3rd party system.
Pretty easy to setup an import. WFR provides easy to understand (very detailed) templates you can review before setting up the import file.
Definitely work with KGS or a consultant before attempting an import interface. Since this is hosted, rolling back the database is out of the question.
Kronos was very attentive of our need to reduce cost unless it came with a solution that gave us more. Moving to WFR reduced our in house servers while gaining functionality / modules. Sales was quick to answer all our questions. They connected us with several other K12's to hear how they were using WFR.
Our sales rep left after we signed. Then we were bounced between 2-3 others before our area rep was hired. The process was OK, but not ideal. Since then our rep has been attentive but not pushy....maybe a little less active in the process than I'd liked. We didn't get exactly what we were sold/demo'd. The implementation team has done their best to make it work.
I was not involved in the contract signing.
Try to get full access to a test environment to play around with how your situations will work on WFR. Speak to several references, try to find ones in your state so you know they are dealing with the same type workforce / problems / issues on a day to day basis.
Yes
No problems that we are aware of. Some minor changes to the dashboard layout that we didn't anticipate. There was a lot of information on the Kronos Community site but I didn't have time to review everything.
  • Not sure. The product seems relatively the same.
  • Again, not sure.
No
No
February 28, 2020

Payroll Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Being used throughout our organization.
  • Electronic time keep has streamlined the payroll process for our organization.
  • Applicant tracking and on-boarding has had positive results.
  • A more universal reports system. Not all available fields are in all reports.
Payroll processing has been a new experience for us. It has its ups and downs.
Human Resource Management (7)
67.14285714285714%
6.7
Employee demographic data
80%
8.0
Employment history
80%
8.0
Job profiles and administration
80%
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
80%
8.0
Organizational charting
70%
7.0
Organization and location management
80%
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (5)
76%
7.6
Pay calculation
80%
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
80%
8.0
Benefit plan administration
70%
7.0
Direct deposit files
80%
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
70%
7.0
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
73.33333333333333%
7.3
Approval workflow
80%
8.0
Balance details
70%
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
70%
7.0
Employee Self Service (4)
80%
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
90%
9.0
Update personal information
80%
8.0
View job history
80%
8.0
View company policy documentation
70%
7.0
Asset Management (1)
70%
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
70%
7.0
HR Reporting (2)
70%
7.0
Report builder
70%
7.0
Pre-built reports
70%
7.0
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
N/A
N/A
Performance plans
N/A
N/A
Performance improvement plans
N/A
N/A
Review status tracking
N/A
N/A
Review reminders
N/A
N/A
Multiple review frequency
N/A
N/A
Succession Planning (1)
N/A
N/A
Create succession plans/pools
N/A
N/A
Onboarding (2)
80%
8.0
New hire portal
80%
8.0
Manager tracking tools
80%
8.0
Performance and Goals (2)
N/A
N/A
Individual goal setting
N/A
N/A
Performance tracking
N/A
N/A
Recruiting / ATS (7)
67.14285714285714%
6.7
Job Requisition Management
80%
8.0
Company Website Posting
80%
8.0
Publish to Social Media
80%
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
80%
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
N/A
N/A
Applicant Tracking
80%
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
70%
7.0
  • I don't have any information to answer this question.
We felt Kronos fit our organization better.
A solid 8, at times higher, and other times lower on the scale.
From a payroll perspective, Kronos has completely changed my job and streamlined our payroll process.
I wish there was more human contact with the quick training. The majority of my questions can't be answered by searching the community. I find the community is lacking in that respect.
From employees clocking time to our CEO managing employees, our entire company uses Kronos Workforce Ready.
5
Basically our HR Team. Although all of our branches have staff champions to assist with some functions.
  • Payroll
  • Onboarding
  • Human Capital Management
  • Streamlining payroll
  • Electronic onboarding
  • Managers have access to employee pay rates, PTO, etc.
  • Online Benefit Enrollment
  • FMLA and Personnel Leave Tracking
  • Work Scheduling
We're only a year into our contract but it has been a good change for our organization. If Kronos keeps in front of the competitors and offers a bigger and better product I believe we will continue with Kronos.
Yes
Sage ABRA Suite
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Usability and price.
Not sure that we would at this point.
  • Implemented in-house
Yes
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled
  • Certain earnings codes set up incorrectly that paid our employees incorrectly
  • Not always being on the same page with our implementation specialist
  • Having to repeatedly submit the same reports over the course of a year and the custom reports that were to be created by Kronos were not created.
Overall we made it through....but looking back there are many things that could've made the implementation smoother.
  • Online training
Not applicable.
Sometimes hard to understand without the human touch! Overall we got enough training to get us started. A lot we had to learn through trial and error.
Not applicable as we did online training. After the online training most of what we learned is through trial and error self training.
I'm not familiar in this area.
Sorry I do not
Yes - we have added extensive custom code
Many custom payroll and benefit codes.
None
Yes
No, it is not resolved in a timely matter.
When we first started with Kronos some of our year end fringe reporting was new to Kronos and they worked with us to come up with a solution that would work for us.
  • Payroll Processing
  • Reporting
  • Benefits Enrollment
  • Some on boarding features
  • Payroll corrections
  • I-9 auditing
  • ACA Reporting
Overall it works well for us but there are areas such as ACA reporting that are still very manual to our organization.
None that I know of.
  • Daxko
Not sure.
  • File import/export
It wasn't an easy process.
None
Very personable and knowledgeable.
Still have a relationship.
I'm not familiar with this
None
  • NA
  • NA
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