About UKG Ready

Designed for small businesses where everyone wears multiple hats, UKG Ready is the all-in-one HR solution that guides and empowers your people to make their day-to-day easier. From HR and payroll to talent and time, we’re the partner in your corner rooting for your success and giving you the tools, support, and time needed to focus on growth and making a difference.


Key benefits of UKG Ready

  • Integrate HR, time and attendance, payroll, and more for a single employee record — and real-time updates for informed business decisions in the moment.

  • Get a streamlined single employee record shared across all applications with UKG Ready.

  • Unified dashboards, reporting, and workflow for the entire workforce.

  • The solution is cloud-based, meaning the organization stays up to date at all times.

  • UKG Ready offers mobile applications (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) which are included free of charge.

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    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for all employee information enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy in your day-to-day​.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Payroll - Pay your people quickly, simply, and correctly so you can deliver the perfect paycheck every time.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamline time tracking with consistent, fair rules across your organization.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Talent - Obtain all the tools to source, engage, develop and grow your people all in one place.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Analytics - Get proactive, practical, and trusted guidance automatically — that helps you help your people.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-size benefits to match your organization and people.
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    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® HR - A single solution for all employee information enables comprehensive people analytics and room for HR strategy in your day-to-day​.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Payroll - Pay your people quickly, simply, and correctly so you can deliver the perfect paycheck every time.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Time & Attendance - Streamline time tracking with consistent, fair rules across your organization.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Talent - Obtain all the tools to source, engage, develop and grow your people all in one place.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Analytics - Get proactive, practical, and trusted guidance automatically — that helps you help your people.
    UKG Ready Software - UKG Ready® Benefits - Right-size benefits to match your organization and people.

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    JEFF
    JEFF
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Kronos for Workplace Scheduling

    Reviewed on 06/03/2020

    My regular work for the last year or so has recorded my hours and wages via clocking in with my...

    My regular work for the last year or so has recorded my hours and wages via clocking in with my badge on the Kronos system. I have learned to utilize it for all I can. I see my previous work info before payroll is done and can view future schedules and current numbers and earnings. I work for a terrific and large company and Kronos has been a decent timecard tool.

    Pros

    I have had a regular job that uses this system to clock in and clock out employees.But the device has so much more that allows us to see specifics-specifics related to current pay periods, previous and future. I can see my schedule on the little box and it's really a simplified tool.

    Cons

    I am on the fence on dislikes. My biggest is likely just what happens but I have had times that I did clock in and it did strange things.An example was an evening that meal break button led to clocking out for the shift.Random but troublesome because our version is not designed to allow management to alter or adjust our needs or problems directly through the system. Qe have to use a paper log for HR or Payroll. So smooth yet missing an easy touch.

    Jana
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    • Industry: Mental Health Care
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Kronos

    Reviewed on 21/01/2020

    Overall I have had a great experience with Kronos. I love the learning feature. I have only had...

    Overall I have had a great experience with Kronos. I love the learning feature. I have only had issues with the new interface.

    Pros

    I love the ease of clocking in and out. The phone app is great especially with being able to clock in or out even when you are off line. Love the tracking feature also for the phone app. I also like the reporting module. It is very versatile and I can make reports for individuals exact likes, wants and needs.

    Cons

    I do not like the new interface at all. It takes longer to get to everything. I feel like I have at least 2 to 3 more clicks of the mouse to get anywhere I need to go. Also the time card seems more messy and harder for the employees to read.

    Alternatives Considered

    Paylocity

    Reasons for Choosing UKG Ready

    Kronos bought them out and they were our best option

    Reasons for Switching to UKG Ready

    The size and capabilities that were offered
    Stacy
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    New Workforce Ready User

    Reviewed on 31/01/2017

    We have been implementing Workforce Ready since August of 2016. We are doing a phased implementatio...

    We have been implementing Workforce Ready since August of 2016. We are doing a phased implementation of all the modules, so the process is still ongoing. Considering that we're still rather new to the system, we are starting to get more comfortable with the product. We've been on many other similar products with competitors and had issues, which caused us to look for other solutions after a few years. This time we really tried to search for a product that we felt would be flexible, allow for modifications, and grow with us, so that we did not have to go through another implementation in another 3 years. Our evaluation process was lengthy, but we are still finding out a few surprises as we've gone through implementation. How things are presented during the sales process, while technically correct, don't necessarily work as we wished them to. The system is very customizable, though. Our implementation team has been great about working through any issues and helping us try and find solutions if there are items we do not like. However, there are some things that we have found that are not able to be changed that were disappointing.

    Pros

    It's still a work in process but we have found many things that we do like about Workforce Ready:
    1. Customization - This system offers you the ability to customize your screens down to the individual level, as well as creating customized screens for other types of users. So if you want your Managers to log in and see a Timekeeping dashboard with graphs, and your Employee to log in and see employee related actions, and your Benefits Administrator to see a Benefits screen, you can set that up as defaults. Then each person can also customize their screens if they like and save them.
    2. Reporting - if you need list style reports then this system offers one of the best reporting tools for easily building and customizing reports. Almost every screen is considered a "report" and you can add and delete columns as needed and then save that for later use, or even make it your default screen. Almost every screen is able to be exported in a variety of formats as well. You can also schedule reports to run automatically, as well as have them e-mailed automatically to Managers, etc. on a routine basis.
    3. Notifications - This system offers the ability to automatically send e-mail notifications, reports, etc. for disciplinary actions, attendance tracking, reviews and other items. This is very helpful for our Managers and keeps them up to date on their to-do list.
    4. Tools - Workforce Ready does have its own learning system, and they also offer many webinars, customer groups, KronosWorks, and customer sites that allow you to connect with one another if you have similar questions or problems.
    5. Modules All Accessible from One Log-in - This was important to us as our other systems required us to log-in multiple times if we were trying to get into the Applicant module or Timekeeping. This is all easily found under one log-in. Very easy and timesaving.

    Cons

    As we go through the implementation process there have been a few surprises and disappointments:
    1. Reporting - Yes, this is a Pro as far as customization and easy list reporting, but I do wish they had a more complex reporting tool available as well. If you want to have subtotals, grand totals, averages, grouped reports, add in formulas, etc. it is not easy to do in the reporting tool itself and you may have to export the list report out and finish building out the report in Excel or Word to get it how you really need it to be.
    2. No Point-In-Time Reporting - This seems like it would be a given, but as we found out after the fact, we cannot do point in time reports. I feel like this is something we would have asked during our evaluation of the product, but again almost all products offer this now so perhaps we made a wrong assumption.
    3. System Needs "Polished" - We knew going in that this product did not look as "user-friendly" as some of the other products. We felt like the flexibility of the system made up for it. However, as we are setting up our onboarding, our applicant site, and reviews we are starting to see the drawbacks in this. If you have users who are not as comfortable on a computer, this lack of "polish" and user-friendliness can make it difficult for them to understand the processes, and how to get through the screens. We also do not have the ability to customize the applicant website as much as we would like to help draw in applicants.
    4. General Ledger - We came from another provider who did have a great General Ledger product, and this one was definitely a step back. Also, if your GL is tied in with your jobs you do have to have two separate lists in this system - the GL is not linked with the Jobs list in HR. So if someone changes position we have to update it in two places in order to keep the GL correct. This also comes into play if we add new jobs into the system - we have to update two lists. We also had to separate out our overtime into two pay codes since we have the overtime premium going to a different GL code. In our old system, they could have one pay code separated into two GL codes. We did not discover this until after we went live and so our associates started out seeing it one way on their check, and then another way, so it was very confusing for them.
    5. On-site Training- This was contracted out to a partner of Kronos. It was not what we expected at all for the price we paid. You are better off to use the items built into the system or do it yourself.
    6. Security - Yes, security is a pro, but some of the security set-ups in this system do make it very difficult and frustrating for our associates and applicants to get into the system on a regular basis which is a con. The system will automatically lock out any associate or applicant that does not log in every 14 days. However, the system tends to lock out every new user as well the first time they try to log-in. This is annoying and can make it difficult for those on off-shifts, as they have to contact us to get unlocked and then try logging in again within 24 hours. In addition, it does require you to enter a code if you're getting in on a new computer. It does have the option to check a box and only enter the code every 30 days, but that only applies to that specific computer and sometimes will not work depending on your cookie setting. Since most of our associates work in the plant, they only get on the system to print out check stubs every other week. They have to enter a code almost every time they log on to our public computers. This code has to be sent to their designated phone number or e-mail and cannot be easily changed to another number or e-mail. So if they forget their phone, or don't have their e-mail password with them, it can really make it difficult to get logged on, leading to frustration for them and a negative outlook on the system.

    Response from UKG

    Hello Stacy,

    Thank you for your thorough feedback, we really appreciate the time you took to outline your experiences both positive and what needs to be improved. We are currently underway in two user experience projects and I think your input would be extremely valuable. Would you have time to speak with us further about your experiences? If so, please email me at [email protected] – I look forward to hearing from you.

    All the best,
    Holly Bouffard
    Workforce Ready Community Manager

    Bruce
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Flexibility to Customize According to Your Needs

    Reviewed on 16/08/2019

    We are using time-sheet entry notes for our users to document their activities with customers. ...

    We are using time-sheet entry notes for our users to document their activities with customers. These notes in turn make their way onto our billing statements to our customers . This saves countless hours of work for our billing department.

    Pros

    Workforce Ready is a very robust time and labor application that can integrate seamlessly with your payroll solution. The granular configuration options allow the administrator and/or implementation team to set up their timekeeping solution according to their individual needs. Moreover, by mixing and matching profiles within the different areas of configuration, one can fine tune options by departments or individual employees if necessary.

    Cons

    Perhaps it is unavoidable but with the extreme level of flexibility comes also an extensive admin interface that could take a good amount of time to fully grasp. An administrators with years of experience could easily expect to still be learning new and better ways to complete tasks.

    Alternatives Considered

    Paychex Flex

    Reasons for Switching to UKG Ready

    Primarily experience. I have worked with this team for many years and am very familiar with the emphasis they put on customer service. Just today, there was a brief (90 minutes) outage caused by a DNS problem. As soon as it was reported to me, I knew that I could log in to the customer service portal and immediately be informed with all available information about the problem as well as when the next update would occur. These folks run a tight ship.
    Deon
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Workforce Ready - an upgrade?

    Reviewed on 16/08/2019

    Workforce Ready was supposed to be an upgrade from the previous Kronos platform. The feature set...

    Workforce Ready was supposed to be an upgrade from the previous Kronos platform. The feature set was less than what we had before. As much as this was hyped as an upgrade. Unfortunately, this was not the case.

    Pros

    Cloud-based and zero on-premises footprint.

    Cons

    Some processes are convoluted.
    Not intuitive.

    Alternatives Considered

    Workday Financial Management

    Reasons for Choosing UKG Ready

    We were convinced that this would be better for our organization and that the feature set was richer.

    Reasons for Switching to UKG Ready

    Even though we already own the Workday module, the feature set and ease of integration that was promised to us, appeared better for our organization.
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    UKG Ready FAQs

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    UKG Ready offers the following pricing plans:

    • Free Trial: Not Available

    UKG Ready has the following typical customers:

    201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    UKG Ready supports the following languages:

    Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

    UKG Ready supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    UKG Ready integrates with the following applications:

    HireRight, LinkedIn for Business, Microsoft Dynamic 365 CRM (JourneyTEAM - Reseller), Orange Tree, PayActiv, Sterling, SurePayroll, WayUp, Workday HCM, eQuest

    UKG Ready offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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