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UKG Ready

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UKG Ready Overview

UKG Ready™ is a flexible and seamless HR solution that provides a connected people experience to easily manage the entire employee journey, from a single solution. Designed for flexibility and ease of use, UKG Ready combines the power of HR, talent, payroll, 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. The UKG Ready mobile app provides a modern and familiar consumer-grade experience which allows users to manage and complete common tasks on-the-go using any mobile device.

Built from a merger that created one of the largest global cloud companies, UKG™ (Ultimate Kronos Group) is a leading provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions that help organizations drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, and make work a more connected experience for everyone. At UKG, our purpose is people. Our love for all things HR and workforce management is matched only by our people-centered culture. Together, we’re committed to inspiring workforces and businesses around the world, helping to pave the way forward for our people, customers, and industry.

How Can UKG Ready Help Your Company?

UKG Ready software can help your company modernize and simplify the way that employee information is obtained, stored, and used. UKG Ready’s Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model delivers on-demand services per employee, per month (PEPM). Mobile accessibility is provided at no additional charge via the UKG Ready Mobile application, available for Apple® iPhone®, Windows Mobile, and Android® platforms.

Make HR Management More Convenient

The UKG Ready Mobile Solution allows employees and managers to view schedules, timesheets, and time off balances while on the go. Employees can even request time off within seconds and check to see whether the time was approved using the app. Managers can view a listing of employees, approve time off requests, and view reports while working out in the field using the app.

Improve Recruitment and Job Satisfaction

UKG Ready makes the recruitment process easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Managers can post job ads, sort through a number of applications quickly, and keep track of applicant information throughout the recruitment process. For applicants, applying can be conveniently done using online tools. After applicants have moved through the hiring process to become employees, they will already be familiar with the UKG Ready experience. The software can be used for onboarding and benefits administration, so employees can get to know the company and what is being offered without feeling rushed. UKG Ready software also allows a continuous focus on employee development, with performance management and goal setting tools that make it easy for managers to provide consistent feedback.

Better Reporting and Visibility

Managers and employers have easy access up-to-the minute data from the entire organization. The information is organized into easy-to-read reports that can be viewed in dashboards — pulled from a single database — so that decisions can be made based on facts and figures. These features can help bring greater consistency to organizations with multiple locations, as data from all units is easily viewable in one convenient place.

Improve Compliance

While many HRMS software solutions assist with compliance readiness, UKG Ready takes it a step further with the UKG ACA Manager. The Affordable Care Act and surrounding compliance requirements are intricate, the ACA Manager helps to simplify those items to help manage compliance risks and avoid financial consequences. The UKG Ready ACA Manager allows managers to view and make changes to benefit information for employees with differing scheduling needs, providing assistance and information to manage compliance requirements with benefit offerings and reporting.

Main Benefits
  • 70 years of experience from two leaders in HR solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos
  • An award-winning workplace culture that puts people first, so we can better help our customers do the same
  • Proven, intuitive, modular solution designed to grow as your business grows
  • Ability to interface with third-party software
  • Implementation methodology provides customers with a step-by-step process from project initiation to deployment and training
  • Gives users complete control over payroll services for tax filing, garnishment processing, and distribution of checks and payroll documentation, in-house or outsourced. (U.S. only)
  • Ability to add complimentary apps such as E-verify and background checks via the UKG Ready Marketplace. (U.S. only)


Main Features
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Personnel Tracking (Core HR)
  • Benefits Administration
  • Employee Self-Service
  • Learning Management
  • Payroll
  • Performance Review
  • Time & Attendance
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