About UKG Ready

UKG Ready combines the power of HR, talent, payroll, scheduling, and time to deliver a personalized, people-centered experience that cuts out busy work, increases efficiency, and helps you 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. And it’s all available anytime, anywhere, on any device with a modern look and feel so you can easily meet the needs of your organization and your people.

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) delivers HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions to drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, and create a more connected experience for everyone.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland , China, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German , Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of UKG Ready: 175

    • ACA Reporting
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Action Management
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Appointment Scheduling
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assessment Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Auto Scheduler
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Availability Management
    • Background Screening
    • Benchmarking
    • Benefits Dashboard
    • Benefits Management
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Biometric Recognition
    • Biometrics
    • Budget Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • COBRA Administration
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Candidate Management
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Career Development
    • Certification Tracking
    • Check Printing
    • Clock In/Out
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Compensation Management
    • Compensation Plan Modeling
    • Competency Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contractor Management
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Data Visualisation
    • Direct Deposit
    • Document Management
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Management
    • Email Marketing
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Benefits Administration
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Recognition Software
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Engagement Tracking
    • FMLA Administration
    • Facility Scheduling
    • Feedback Management
    • Float Pool Management
    • For Accountants
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting/Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • HSA/FSA Administration
    • Health Insurance Administration
    • Individual Development Plans
    • Internal Chat Integration
    • Internal HR
    • Interview Management
    • Interview Scheduling
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Job Posting
    • Job Requisition
    • Job Scheduling
    • Jobs Board
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Labor Management
    • Leave Policy Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Market Data Analysis
    • Messaging
    • Messaging/Shift Dispatching
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-State
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Benefits Enrollment
    • Online Booking
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Scheduling
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Provider Management
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Punch card
    • Question Library
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real-time Scheduling
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recruiting Firms
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reference Checking
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Scheduling
    • Resume Parsing
    • Resume Search
    • Resume Storage
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Scheduling
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shift Scheduling
    • Shift Swapping
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Tracking
    • Social Media Integration
    • Succession Management
    • Succession Planning
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Task Management
    • Tax Compliance
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Clock
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Variable Workforce
    • Visual Analytics
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Web-based Deployment
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5
    (811)
    Value for Money
    3.9/5
    Features
    4.0/5
    Ease of Use
    4.0/5
    Customer Support
    4.0/5

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    Garrett
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Time stops for no man, but we can keep track of it!

    Reviewed on 30/5/2019

    Pros

    Kronos is easy to use and the customer service is great to work with. With Kronos, you can keep track of payroll, absence, accrued time off, and everything "time" related all within a single program. This has been a major time saver when compared to our old system.

    Cons

    I have had issues with Kronos going down here and there; but that is to be expected. Major downside to this is playing catch-up.

    Deon
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Workforce Ready - an upgrade?

    Reviewed on 16/8/2019

    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.
    Susan
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    • Industry: Medical Practice
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Less than satisfied

    Reviewed on 30/5/2017

    We implemented and went live 1/1/2017 with Time and Attendance and Scheduler. The Scheduler had so...

    We implemented and went live 1/1/2017 with Time and Attendance and Scheduler. The Scheduler had so many features missing on 1/1/17, we had to postpone implementation until the 4/1/17 release date. Every time we ask a functionality question, the answer is "That's a good idea, maybe we can incorporate that in a later release." Not necessarily a good response, when someone is paying you to use software and your question is something you said it could do in the demo. The 3 months worth of credit for our billing I have yet to see applied to our account.

    And there are the time clocks, well 5 months in and I am working on getting my third one to see if it will work correctly. First one we bought was compatible with barcodes. We purchased barcodes from a Kronos recommended supplier to fine out they were not compatible with the new clocks. When told we should have sent them in to be tested, I had the response "but we bought them where you told us to buy them." Then, we sent our proximity badges in for evaluation to change from a barcode scanner clock to a proximity badge scanner. Almost a month to get the test results that they worked with the clock, another month to get a correct order form to sign, then 3 weeks to ship to us all to find out Kronos ordered us the incorrect time clock reader. So I am almost 3 months into a process that has been a huge waste of my teams time.

    We use a small portion of this product and will think twice before we ever expand it.

    Pros

    I like the core of the product line, the Time and Attendance module. It is easy to use and the self service is easy for employees to understand. Our consulting team doing the implementation has been great to work with.

    Cons

    Customer Service with this product has been huge disappointment. Tech Support has been even worse. And don't plan to get a response on anything unless you contact them with a follow-up.

    Response from Holly

    Hello Susan,

    Thank you for your candid feedback. I apologize for the experience you have had thus far with the Workforce Ready solution. I have escalated your feedback to the appropriate stakeholders, and I welcome you to contact me directly so that we can speak further about what you would like to see in the product and submit these ideas to our product management team, as well as help resolve the issues you have been experiencing with our time clocks and support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at [email protected]

    All the best,
    Holly Bouffard
    Community Manager, Workforce Ready

    Imran
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Enterprise Workforce Managment

    Reviewed on 27/10/2022

    Excellent software for a big organization with distributed workforce.

    Excellent software for a big organization with distributed workforce.

    Pros

    Workforce management, integration was not easy however its an enterprise product.

    Cons

    internal security details should be more open and available

    Ashley
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great functionality

    Reviewed on 9/8/2019

    Pros

    From an admin perspective, I love the reporting functionality, automated emails, and general navigation. This may change a bit with the new user interface, but overall it is intuitive and easy to use. Customization and capabilities are great.

    Cons

    The occasional bugs that happen with SAAS.

    Alternatives Considered

    Paylocity

    Reasons for Choosing UKG Ready

    Timekeeping functionality, specifically that it works offline.

    Switched From

    ADP Workforce Now
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    UKG Ready FAQs

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    UKG Ready offers the following pricing plans:

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    Contact sales for a price quote. UKG Ready is modular so prices vary based on the modules required.

    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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