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.

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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)


    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise


    Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 9 others

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 1 others

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription


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    Total features of UKG Ready: 176

    • 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 Management
    • 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
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Visualization
    • 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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    • 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 2019/05/30


    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.


    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.

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    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Reports are not conducive to data dumps

    Reviewed on 2020/01/30

    I would say medium satisfied. Not overly impressed.

    I would say medium satisfied. Not overly impressed.


    Easy to click on fields desired to report on


    A participant's information does not show up all on one line. Making it difficult to use in Excel.
    The PTO request is not intuitive and I waste time doing a request. This should be a much simpler process as all employees do these.
    I don't like the report resetting all the time while I am using it. Should stay where I was at.
    Better Dep[t tools, like Pay History should be a canned report.
    Should be able to go back and pull pay rates and headcount by specifying date, so system would have to know what pay rate was in effect at date selected.

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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    New Workforce Ready User

    Reviewed on 2017/01/31

    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.


    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.


    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

    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10


    Reviewed on 2022/11/28


    I like most that on the home screen it has various links available to click in regards to the company. For example all of the holidays listed for the year


    I don't like that the features on the mobile app are limited.

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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    UKG review.

    Reviewed on 2022/11/20

    My overall experience is great with UKG. All the amazing features are there in UKG. It is easy to...

    My overall experience is great with UKG. All the amazing features are there in UKG. It is easy to user and user friendly. And it is one the best tool for payroll management, leave management and HR management. We can write details goals and managers can review on it. We can clock the time in UKG and maintain the employee personal data.


    This software is easy to use and user friendly. And almost all the features are available for payroll management, leave management and HR management. The best part is that we can use this software for appraisal as well wherein employee performance assessment, goal setting and ratings can declare into this.


    Some features are missing wrt. time management and need some improvement on this. Rest all are good.

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    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

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

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