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UKGProduct Overview

  1. About UKG
  2. Pros of UKG
  3. Cons of UKG
  4. Breakdown of core features

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UKG product overview

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) is a global provider of human capital management, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions. The company comes from a successful merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world. UKG believes organizations succeed when they focus on their people. Its products Pro, Dimensions, and Ready help tens of thousands of organizations across geographies and in every industry. These solutions drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, streamline the payroll process, and help make work a better, more connected experience for everyone.

For UKG, their purpose is people. The company has more than 12,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. It has earned numerous awards for its culture, products, and services.

Pros of UKG

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  • People-centered solution: UKG™ is focused on helping companies keep their employees productive, connected, and happy. It is a suite of HR and workforce management solutions that deliver global workforce experiences reflecting the connection between life and work today. With these solutions, insights are deeper, work is easier, and interactions are more meaningful. UKG helps create breakthrough outcomes for businesses everywhere and the people that move them forward.

Cons of UKG

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  • WFM functionality: Some users would like to see additional functionality, especially reporting, in workforce management (WFM) features. They wish for a more intuitive setup that requires fewer clicks.

Breakdown of core features

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Powerful global HCM

UKG Pro provides an HCM suite that lets you drive people-focused results. You can transform your business with a connected global workforce experience delivered through resilient and mindful HR technology that extends across payroll, talent, service delivery, and surveys.

Global workforce management

The UKG Dimensions suite helps meet both today’s and tomorrow’s business challenges by bringing industry-first, intelligent technologies to managing your most valuable resource: your people. It is a workforce solution built on an intelligent platform that provides operational insights to empower your people, which are the greatest driver of success.

Flexible HR

Manage the entire employee journey from a single solution. UKG Ready offers human resources management, workforce management, and payroll management in a single, unified platform for the entire workforce. Get the functionality of HR, talent, payroll, and timekeeping to deliver a personalized, people-centered experience.

Alternatives to UKG

Learn more about other human resources software by exploring the following products, or review specific types of HR Software including applicant tracking software, cloud based HR software, employee engagement tools or time clock software.

1 Paycor

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Processing routine HR tasks by hand and entering data in multiple systems can be time consuming and risky. That’s why leaders depend on Paycor for a modern, adaptable, and unified system for all things HR. From engaging employee self-service, mobile push notifications and company updates to unlimited workflows, reminders, and notifications, Paycor‘s HR software helps you get out of the weeds so you can focus on bigger priorities like attracting, retaining and developing employees.

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2 JazzHR

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See why over 8,500 small and growing businesses trust JazzHR to find their next great hire. Try JazzHR commitment-free for 21 days (no credit card required!) and instantly access crowd favorite tools like one-click job posting to dozens of free and premium job boards, pre-screening questions with auto-reject features, integrations with all of the HR tools you need like Zoom video interviewing, and much more. Post your first job for free today.

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3 Rippling

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Rippling is the first way for businesses to manage all of their HR, IT, and Finance — payroll, benefits, computers, apps, corporate cards, expenses, and more — in one unified workforce platform. By connecting every business system to one source of truth for employee data, businesses can automate all of the manual work they normally need to do to make employee changes.

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(Last updated on 01/26/2022 by Jose delos Santos)

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