UKG Ready Review

UKG Ready
Lowell, MA/Weston, FL
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UKG Ready At A Glance

Good: Flexible pay rules engine that suits a business' unique needs, mobile app for employee self service, Paycheck Analysis feature for reporting on total payroll expenses.
Bad: While payroll functionality isn't available globally, UKG Ready has a partnership with a few countries.
Bottom Line: Cloud-based payroll module that helps ease the administrative burden of payroll processing and distribution.

Product 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 of 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.



Payroll Process – Payroll prep checklist and quick links, gross to net, real-time payroll processing, direct deposits, pay stub printing/distribution, and a garnishment deduction wizard, to name a few.

Reporting – Change history reporting, Excel native reports, integrated report writer, data visualization, dashboarding capabilities

Payroll Services –  UKG Ready handles the tedious and complex post-payroll processing tasks, such as check printing and distribution, employee direct deposit, tax filing and payment and garnishment disbursement.

Benefits Administration –  Benefits features include benefits and insurance management, COBRA administration, leave request management, total compensation statement, workers’ compensation and Affordable Care Act Form 1094-C.

Payroll on Mobile – Employees can track pay, set up direct deposit and view tax forms (W-2 or 1099) at their convenience via a mobile device.

Target Market

UKG Ready is used in various industries, including health care, state and local government, education, distribution, retail, financial services and manufacturing.

The UKG Ready HR and Payroll solutions serve many subdivisions of larger enterprise companies, managing 100 to 10,000 employee pools.

We’ve listed 10 customers below:

  • YMCA
  • Aker
  • Advanced Home Care
  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Prairie State Generating
  • Aztec Shops
  • LindenGrove
  • Washington County School District
  • Kansas Heart Hospital
  • Wexford Health Services

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The UKG Ready team facilitates a smooth implementation through every phase, partnering with the client to design a plan that leverages its Time to Value Deployment Model and reflects the organization’s size, industry, and specific business needs. It’ll also outline the client’s contributions to the project’s success, allowing them to manage expectations within the organization. Finally, UKG Ready incorporate quality checkpoints to ensure the client’s ongoing satisfaction and minimize schedule delays.

The UKG Ready Onboarding program provides step-by-step training, tools, and resources that helps customers to prepare for deployment through when they go-live by guiding them through each phase of its onboarding process.

After the software goes live, UKG Ready’s goals is to keep clients updated on the latest enhancements, increase user adoption and maximize their return on investment. UKG Ready has several programs, including:

  • Its quarterly What’s New, What’s Next webinars that feature information on the latest product upgrades
  • Best practices webinars that provide guidance on streamlining new features of UKG Ready
  • Regional user groups where users can exchange ideas and information with local peers and product specialists
  • The UKG Works annual conference where nearly 2,000 clients, industry thought leaders and solution experts come together to network and learn about best practices and new UKG Ready technology
  • The UKG Ready Customer Advisory Board (CAB), composed of a group of nominated UKG Ready customers across all industries.

Customer Service & Support

UKG Ready’s award-winning Support Services provides the answers and assistance its clients need, complementing the client’s existing resources and continually expanding the value they receive from their system. Support Services are available to help every area of the organization achieve optimal software and hardware productivity and peak performance for improved bottom-line results.

The UKG Ready Community has a plethora of support resources and services. End users can get support from fellow users and the UKG Ready experts in the UKG Ready Community. The UKG Ready Community offers a knowledge base of articles and product documentation, the ability to ask questions and get answers from UKG Ready staff and other users, getting alerts and notifications, a support ticket system and more.

If clients still have questions after they’ve explored the Community self-service options, they can reach out to UKG Ready’s support team.


UKG doesn’t publicly release its pricing information. Please contact the vendor directly for a price quote.


While payroll functionality isn’t available globally, UKG Ready has a partnership with a few countries.


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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.

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