Kronos Workforce Ready Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kronos Workforce Ready Reviews

Kronos Workforce Ready

One platform. One interface. One employee record.

4.11/5 (57 reviews)
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Built entirely for the cloud, Workforce Ready gives customers flexibility to choose the features needed today with the opportunity to grow in the future. Specific features of the suite include:

• Time and Attendance – Streamlines time tracking by automating the collection of time and attendance information, and enforces pay and work rules by knowing who is doing what, when, and why.

• Scheduling – Controls labor costs by reducing overstaffing and understaffing as well as avoiding costly overtime. Allows dynamic on-the-fly scheduling to easily change schedules as needed while complying with organization-specific policies.

• Absence Management – Reduces compliance risk around absence-related policies and accruals, including federal, state, and company leave requirements. Every employee’s eligibility for paid and unpaid leave is authenticated based on vacation time, sick time, and organization-specific criteria.

• Human Resources – A comprehensive, end-to-end HR solution that keeps employees, managers, and HR administrators up to date and compliant. Provides secure management of employee records and robust performance and asset management tools.

• Hiring – Applicant tracking, screening, and on-boarding accelerates employee recruitment and hiring.

• Labor Analytics – Provides diagnostic views of key labor metrics and point-and-click reporting that identifies areas for cost savings, innovation, and growth.

• Mobile – The power to access Workforce Ready when and where you want. Employees can view schedules, request time off, and view their pay statements. Managers can approve timecards, manage exceptions, and find replacement workers quickly and effectively.
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Kronos Workforce Ready Reviews (57)

Most positive review

 Good Timkeeping System

We have used Kronos at NYC Transit for over 15 years to capture timkeeping data for annual (non-hourly) employees. We are in the process of an upgrade to the next version.

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Reviewed 21st of April, 2016 by Chief, Labor Analysis

Most critical review

 It is helpful

Takes a while to get used to, there are some tips and hints to use to help you along the way. Have used a number of different technology platforms and find this one to be in line with many years others. You can really build on it once it's being utalized.

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Reviewed 22nd of April, 2016 by Human Resources & Recruiting

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Kronos Workforce Ready Category Leaders

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Kronos Workforce Ready Screenshots (5)

Kronos Workforce Ready screenshot: Timeoff RequestKronos Workforce Ready screenshot: Personnel ManagementKronos Workforce Ready screenshot: Pay Period by EmployeeKronos Workforce Ready screenshot: Current TimesheetKronos Workforce Ready screenshot: Applicant Tracking

Specifications

Intended Users
Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Kronos Workforce Ready Pricing

Pricing model: Subscription

Contact sales for a price quote. Workforce Ready is modular so prices vary based on the modules you use. Bundled per-employee-per-month (PEPM) fees mean no surprises. You pay only for what you use. And as we continue to invest in the technology, you reap the benefits.

Competitors Pricing

BenefitMall - PayFocus

Pricing model: Subscription

Workplace Mobile

Starting from: $1.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

Nortek People Management

Starting from: $75.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

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Key Features of Kronos Workforce Ready

  • Applicant Management
  • Year End Processing
  • Personnel Administration
  • General Ledger Processing
  • Benefits Administration
  • Time and Attendance Management
  • Training Administration
  • Time Data Collection (time clock/biometric/web entry/mobile)
  • Performance and Compensation Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Self Service (employee/manager/mobile)
  • Absence, Leave and Benefits Tracking
  • Payroll - Gross to Net
  • Robust Worklfow Engine
  • Tax Filing/Payment Services
  • Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Direct Deposits
  • Pay Stub Printing/Distribution

Benefits

Fully Integrated. HR. Timekeeping. Scheduling. Payroll. Hiring. And more. All with a common user interface, database, and workflow.

Modular. Need only one app — like time and attendance? No problem. Buy what you require today. Then add more when you're ready.

Real-time Information. This is dynamic, real-time information — not legacy-latent data. With deep-dive analysis you can make decisions based on facts, not guesswork.

Cloud-based. It's a SaaS-based solution so Kronos manages it for you. No headaches getting up and running. No more worrying about IT resources. And no more costly software updates.

Easy Access. On the go. Out of the office. Just access the Workforce Ready mobile app and make decisions whenever you need to.

Loaded with Value. Bundled per-employee-per-month (PEPM) fees mean no surprises. You pay only for what you use. And as we continue to invest in the technology, you reap the benefits.

Extendable. The Kronos Marketplace gives you the ability to leverage additional third party, best-in-class products and services, such as e-Verify, background checks, and so much more.

Alternatives to Kronos Workforce Ready

Tony Tucker

IT Analyst

28/03/2017

Pros

Very easy to use. User interface is comfortable. The reporting is easy. Essentially every screen you view is a report and you can export it to just about any format you need. It covers all the bases for HRIS and Payroll software.

Cons

As a SAAS product it's not always easy to get to the hidden data you want. If I had access to the database we could get everything we want to report on and create our own reports and dashboards.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brittney West

Review

13/03/2017

I'm pretty new to the HR Software world but i do think there are good and bad features about Kronos. Overall, the staff is very helpful when it comes to questions on the system. I do think the look is a little bulky and there are a lot of fields to navigate through. I haven't used the Kronos Community too much yet but did attend KronosWorks and think there's potential for the software to improve on customization.

Pros

I really like the search feature within the software and also that you can make every screen a different report but switching out columns, etc.

Cons

Least is also the reporting tool and not being able to run reports for a specific point in time. It's also difficult to set filters and add totals within the report. I'd also like to see the onboarding improve in appearance.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
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Melinda Cargile

A whole new world

13/03/2017

We recently transitioned from a finance-based database to Kronos for the timekeeping and HR reporting features. As a multi-EIN company, we needed all of our data under one "roof", and Kronos WFR has provided just that. We quickly realized the benefits of this robust system and decided to not only adopt TLM and HR, but Recruiting, Benefits, Payroll, Compensation, Accruals, and some of the Marketplace add-on features. This software will enable us to streamline processes and share a single platform across dozens of locations in different states.

Pros

Customization, Reporting, Employee Self-Service, time saving, process streamlining.

Cons

Some challenges with integrating with external payroll platform (Great Plains). Resolved by purchasing the WFR Payroll module, which proved much more flexible and time saving for our payroll department.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Paulette Myers

Implementation for small government utility

10/03/2017

Kronos is a great product, but it is a very complex system that requires experienced module leads for the build out and implementation of the product. We wasted four months with inexperienced module leads and had to start all over again from scratch. Once we had experienced module leads we made a lot of progress, but those leads still had very little time for us because they were assigned too many customers. We implemented HR, Timesheets and Payroll, which is a pretty complex implementation. If we had only implemented one of the modules, it would not have been as difficult.

Pros

Kronos has a number of features that work well for our business. We use a lot of work orders for our plant and we were able to import work orders each day and create a search for employees to find them in their timesheets. The integrated system works well once it is set up properly. We have eliminated a number of manual processes with this system. Reporting is very easy to use and our end users are very happy with their ability to create reports.

Cons

The biggest issue with Kronos is the virtual implementation and lack of time that the Kronos implementation team has for each customer. Kronos module leads have too many customers to support, so you only have a few hours of their time each week for the build out. If you have any complexity with your timesheets and payroll, you will need to have experienced module leads. Our implementation took twice as long as planned because we started with inexperienced leads.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Lindsay Mattes

Big Company Technology - Small Family Feel

10/03/2017

As a new user of Kronos - I have been impressed with the value placed on customer service and community support. Workforce Ready is a newer platform and as with all changes, there are a few glitches; however, the tech support and responsiveness makes you feel as though the system issues are minor and worth it. Every single time we call for assistance, the experience is helpful rather than stressful. Product wise - I love the cloud technology and the community features. One of my favorite features is the export option. When first using the product I kept looking for where to "Run Reports" for basic info - when I realized I could manipulate the columns and then just export the data I was looking at I was thrilled. It isn't complicated, doesn't require that I run a bunch of numbers - I just pick what I want to know at that moment & export the file. Then I can easily sort/filter the excel data as needed. I also appreciate the ability to search by multiple details - other platforms require the last name only, but WFR let's me search by multiple features - including the exact name or "starts with". I still have a lot to learn about the system and am anxious for the upgrades and suggestions to be implemented (like the ability to click back/forth between pages as you move through a file without having to go back to the home page); however, I'm pleased with the product and love the relationship - so as long as the focus stays on technological advances, combined with stellar customer service - Kronos will get my vote at the executive table.

Pros

PEOPLE! Software is available and mostly similar - we have a lot of choices in HRIS/Payroll systems, so how you treat your customers is the most important factor in being better. Kronos has this in spades!!

Cons

Benefit plan set up isn't ideal - I need to be able to put in an effective date AND an enrollment date, as they are not the same thing. If my employees don't elect their benefits before the "waiting period" the "New Enrollment" radio button disappears. An employee's waiting period and eligibility dates do not match their election period. I'd like the opportunity to select the different options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Penny Hulka

Ease of Going Paperless

10/03/2017

Kronos Workforce Ready has lead us in the direction we have been wanting to go with reducing the amount of paper we process in HR and Payroll daily and allowed us to have more efficient, instant communication with our employees. We are utilizing the Onboarding process. We allow employees to make demographic changes and view their payroll data, such as pay statements, as a self-service option. We are beginning the benefits enrollment which will automatically add the payroll deductions to payroll. Our payroll processing has been reduced from 3 days to 1 day. Chasing down lost paperwork that was sent through the mail is no longer an issue. We have recently completed the integration with Workforce Central's Timekeeper.

Pros

Kronos has taken us to the next level in service that we were looking for. It is very easy to use for creating your own reports and importing data. We couldn't be more pleased with how they helped us work through our custom profit sharing allocation.

Cons

There are often updates that we are waiting for to continue what we would like to accomplish with the Kronos software. Although it automates several of our paper process and gave us efficiencies, there are now processes that we need to track manually and audit by hand. The third party tax software is more time-consuming than before. We were breaking ground with integrating the Workforce Central Timekeeper with Workforce Ready. We chose Workforce Central over Workforce Ready Time Labor Management due to the complexity of our work force. If you can use one system, I would recommend Workforce Ready.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Michael Schmorleitz

Highly configurable immature Human Capital Management system with poor customer support due to hyper growth

08/03/2017

Overall the experience has been awful. I came on board after a very bad implementation. The support, training, and responsiveness have been so poor that for the first time in my life, I received a poor annual review. Everything to the way the product was sold (no, you don't need and HRIS person), to sucktastic implementation team, to thousands of settings and a counter-intuitive interface. We can't get rid of Kronos WFR because senior management doesn't choose to believe it's the fault of horrible implementation and support, so we are moving toward the next best thing, move from a direct client to a service that configure the system and runs the back end of payroll.

Pros

Highly configurable. If we had support and all parts of the configuration reviewed with a fine-tooth comb, it may be possible to even like the system. The ability to have a "living W2" and "living pay statement" is pretty awesome, as are many other features. Too back Kronos does care enough to spend the time to make sure their customers are as success as they are.

Cons

See "Your Review" above. Poor support is the primary problem. Many open tickets for weeks on end. Horrible implementation. We use almost every module...maybe that was the problem. Maybe only time and labor and payroll are truly out of beta.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
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Camille Matragrano

Mitsukoshi Reveiw

07/03/2017

Customer service is very helpful and will always walk you through something if you don't understand.

Pros

Doing reports are very easy Working through the system is easy You always listen to our suggestions Good Customer Service

Cons

There is still a lot of the system I don't understand. I tried to go to the My Learning and there are items that I want to learn about that I don't see there. Alot of issues with Advanced Scheduler

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Kevin Black

WFR Review

07/03/2017

Overall we have been happy moving from Workforce Central to Workforce Ready

Pros

Easy to use for admin as well as employees. Self service is very easy to implement Allows employees to review pay statements and print, W2's, review time sheets, request time off, and review their profile Security functions for data access has a variety to set up multiples levels for managers to view employees. Reporting is great, easy to use and create your own reports Ability to have HR, Payroll, T&A, Leave, Benefits, Recruitment and more hosted by Kronos in the cloud No more legislative updates, version updates or consulting fees to do updates. All updates are done for you. Once you understand the configurations of policies it is easy to make adjustments. Tech support is always helpful to make any changes.

Cons

Some features still need development for attendance and leave especially. Functional and can use effectively but could use improvement.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Paul Mantell

Y of Greater Boston

07/03/2017

Great Product. Implementation was challenging but overall we are very happy with the product. It's easy now 2-3 years later to see what we could have done better, but focusing on having a great implementation will help the managers acclimate quickly.

Pros

Reporting & HRIS functionality! Timekeeping and payroll.

Cons

scheduling.. although they are working on this

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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