UKG Ready

UKG Ready

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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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  • Employee demographic data (132)
  • Pay calculation (137)
  • Report builder (140)
  • Pre-built reports (140)

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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…

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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


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

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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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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Time & Attendance - Easy for workforce to use especially with the mobile app.
  • Payroll Processing - Offers step by step navigation to process payroll seamlessly.
  • Reporting Features - Ability to filter data easily and reporting feature is strong.
  • Implementation Teams - They are a true partner in this process and are detailed, professional, organized, and easy to work with.
  • Customer Service - By the click of a button, I can open a case or chat request, and UKG is very prompt in reaching back out to me. If it is regarding payroll processing, the response time is almost immediate.
  • Talent/Recruiting Portal - The application process can use improvement throughout, especially their resume parsing feature.
  • LMS Portal - This is a somewhat new feature inside UKG Ready, so may need more time to build and develop here.
November 12, 2022

UKG Ready

Michele Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Customizable
  • Love the drill down actions
  • customized reports are great
  • UKG support is great
  • UKG support group is great as well
  • We are a railroad so we need customized reports and do not fit in with regular payrolls that use regular SS and Medicare
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Biometric time entry, avoids buddy punching and time theft
  • Dashboard experience to quickly see birthdays and anniversaries of employees
  • In depth reports showing department and position
  • Employee lead personal and payroll changes, no second entry
  • Having an employee reset their own password if they forget or get locked out vs having to call the admin
John Racine SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Functionality, in particular, is very strong. I was able to completely customize my performance reviews, including content and approvals.
  • Applications can be customized. For example, we had a stretch where we needed a high number of applicants, so we [were quickly enabled] to apply, which provided a measured increase in applicants.
  • The data storage provided is good. Though we are still converting to more digital documents, we have been able to convert paper documents into eDocs and have them stored inside UKG Ready.
  • I would appreciate it if they could add geofencing via a tighter radius or even better, with coordinates for mobile clock-in.
  • I would like it if they could allow custom document security access to be programed via the Customs Form creation and not have to enter each and every security profile to update.
August 08, 2022

UKG Ready Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Relaying information to users.
  • Fairly easy to use.
  • I can see all employees in one database.
  • New enhancements have made some tasks easier to complete.
  • Pay calcs can be a bit overwhelming. I would like to see them a bit more streamlined.
  • "New" looks is not user-friending for smaller monitors. Having to scroll right or left to find an action button can be time consuming.
  • Sometime the amount of information on new releases is a bit overwhelming.
  • Would like to see "effective dating" for GL settings (the same as for pay calcs).
Lexi Papastamos, aPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Reporting
  • Consistency of UI across each different area of the program, makes learning easier.
  • Support has been effective, quick, and they actually teach you HOW to do things so you don't need to ask for help the next time! The recaps that support provides after walking you through anything (for me this was building shift incentives) are extremely helpful.
  • Communication and training about updates.
  • A better review of community ideas that have hit high points threshold. When we go out searching for a solution and see an idea that would solve the solution and it has 500-1,000 points from 2 years ago, it's sad.
  • Adjust the last remaining report screens that don't match the updated UI so it's consistent across all.
  • Allow dashboard layouts to be reset without adjusting managers' customizations of their dashboards.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Stores timesheets and punches
  • Holds employee records
  • I feel that the navigation overall isn't smooth or user friendly. There seems to be lots of layered lists.
  • It seems that the permissions are complicated as our admin with those powers struggles to adjust them.
  • I think that it's just visually unappealing
February 21, 2022

UKG when you are ready!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Reporting is great as it easily lets you develop add hoc reports
  • Layout of the screen is great
  • Connection to other users in the Kronos Community
  • Workflow process for recruitment could be smoother
November 30, 2021

Time Clocks

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Responds quickly
  • Contact in multiple ways
  • Resolves issues
  • Billing issues and contacting me back on those
Erin M Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Managing accruals
  • Tracking employees extra duty time
  • Exempt hours (check in with auto-population of hours)
  • Ease of access to reporting for employees
  • Detailed accrual history for employees
  • Employee reminders (submit timesheet, exceptions)
  • Specific calendar management for employee start/end dates (school employees don't work 12 months)
  • Allow for a rule to auto-submit timesheets with no schedule and no hours
November 18, 2021

UKG Ready Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Time and attendance
  • Recruiting and onboarding
  • Scheduling
  • Better connectivity between different modules - For example, when adding positions, it's a manual step to add matching skills and scheduled cost centers for scheduling.
  • Certification tracking - The basics are covered, but there are many nuances that become challenging to handle.
  • Position Management - Our organization's employees often have multiple positions at different pay rates. Again, the basics are covered, but there are so many ways this area could be enhanced.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Payroll processing
  • Managing employee data and reporting
  • Usability for employees and managers
  • Mobile platform
  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
November 17, 2021

UKG Ready Helps Us Be Us!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Everything is a report.
  • Data is easily read.
  • I have access to it anywhere.
  • It helps simplify daily tasks.
  • I cannot really get an "accruals as of specific date".
  • Certain fields are only available in specific reports, so we have to combine information often.
  • I would like to see when changes were made to configurations, [as] an audit trail for profiles.
November 17, 2021

UKG Ready Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Onboarding and implementation
  • Continued system and function development
  • Intuitive and professional-looking GUI for all users
  • Post-implementation tech support - sometimes slow to respond
  • Simpler, more concise communication of system upgrades
  • Synchronization with Office 365 calendar (employee time offs)
November 15, 2021

UKG Ready Pros & Cons

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Reporting easy to use
  • Tracking accruals
  • Timekeeping
  • Payroll processing is very clunky!
  • The timesheets pay category is not in any order.
  • Personally, I should not have to click back many multiple times while reviewing timesheets.
  • Please fix and revert back the UI. In my opinion, the new UI is NOT USER-FRIENDLY and it is MORE TIME CONSUMING!!!!
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The customer service staff is very friendly.
  • The UKG Ready community allows me to find answers on my own.
  • I would appreciate more timeliness of support tickets, specifically for script-related issues.
  • I would like it if it could provide a detailed education on how to make the most of the systems available.
  • Updates that should be included are at an additional cost.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Importing data/time
  • Personnel Activity Reporting (PAR) without creating additional work for staff
  • Allows for employee self service functionality
  • I would the ability to have comments/notes available on accrual imports.
  • I would like to have a base setup for smaller agencies and then allow for expansion/revision from the base product instead of building from the ground up.
November 15, 2021

UKG Ready After 4 Years

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Reporting - We are impressed with the reports we can create and use.
  • The payroll side of things always runs smoothly.
  • We like the ease of building our own workflows and checklists.
  • We have concerns about our secondary jobs history, ad reporting, and accurate history.
  • We would like an easier way to manage job descriptions; currently, we build custom forms, but it is a lot of management.
  • Currently, we are unable to use an HR action on primary codes because they are tied to the rate table and require us to do manual input.
  • I would like to use the performance module, but it will not allow us to assign more than one review to staff. We have a majority of staff that works in more than one position.
  • Our staff feels that the advanced scheduler is too complicated and resists using it to schedule staff.
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