Workforce Ready - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 06, 2021

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Kronos Workforce Ready has some competing softwares in the human capital industry, and some of them are Workday HCM, Paylocity, and Ceridian Dayforce. Here are how these softwares compare in essential sections:
  • Functionality: Kronos Workforce Ready has features like Talent acquisition, HR, Performance Management, Compensation Management, Accruals, Timekeeping, etc. Compared to its alternatives, Workday HCM has the student feature missing in Kronos Workforce Ready, Paylocity, and Workday HCM lacks the Leave Manager feature available in Kronos Workforce Ready and Ceridian Dayforce.
  • Customers/Industries: Kronos Workforce Ready focuses on the following industries; Health Systems, Manufacturing, Retail, State and Local Government, Distribution, Higher Education, Contract Services, Banking, and Police/Corrections. Compared with its alternatives, Workday HCM focuses on Communications, Education, Energy and Resources, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Nonprofit, Professional and Business Services, Public Sector, Retail, and Technology. Paylocity focuses on Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Nonprofit and Education, Restaurants and Hospitality, Retail and Wholesale, Technology and Professional Services, Transportation and Logistics. Ceridian Dayforce focuses on Retail & Hospitality, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial Services, Public Sector, Professional & Business Services, and Sports Entertainment.
  • Cost: Kronos Workforce Ready and its alternatives do not have their license pricing information public. However, the software is cost-rated 1/5 by ITQlick HCM software experts (where 1 is low-cost, and 5 is high-cost), and its cost rating indicates that it is a low-cost HCM software compared to its alternatives.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Kronos Workforce Ready and its alternatives are all cloud-based HCM systems.
  • Support: Kronos Workforce Ready and Paylocity do not have the 24/7 (Live Rep) support option but have email/help desk, FAQs/forum, a knowledge base, Phone support, and Chat, while Dayforce HCM does not have the knowledge base support channel.

2021's Top Workforce Ready Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Workforce Ready that are worth checking out: Namely for SMBs, Workday for large size business, BambooHR for growing companies, and Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
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Kronos
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
32
Review
Best for SMBs
Namely
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$15 per employee/month
Functionality
22
Review
Best for Enterprise
Workday
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$100 per user/year
Functionality
3
Growing
BambooHR
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
27
Free version
Infor
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
3
Review

1. Namely - Best for SMBs

Namely is an alternative Human Resources software, Namely installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Namely, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Namely is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Namely offers 22 main features). compare head to head: Namely Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

2. Workday - Best for Large Business

Workday is an alternative Human Resources software, Workday installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Workday, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Workday is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Workday offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Workday Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

3. BambooHR - Best for Growing Companies

BambooHR is an alternative Human Resources software, BambooHR installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BambooHR, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

BambooHR is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BambooHR offers 27 main features). compare head to head: BambooHR Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

4. Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite is an alternative Human Resources software, Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Infor offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

5. TribeHR

TribeHR is an alternative Human Resources software, TribeHR installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TribeHR, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

TribeHR is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TribeHR offers 23 main features). compare head to head: TribeHR Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

6. Kronos Workforce Central

Kronos Workforce Central is an alternative Human Resources software, Kronos Workforce Central installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Kronos Workforce Central, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Kronos Workforce Central is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Kronos offers 30 main features). compare head to head: Kronos Workforce Central Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

7. SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is an alternative Human Resources software, SuccessFactors cloud, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SuccessFactors, with a pricing score of 7.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

SuccessFactors is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SuccessFactors offers 35 main features). compare head to head: SuccessFactors Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

8. Paycor Recruiting

Paycor Recruiting is an alternative Human Resources software, Paycor Recruiting installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Paycor Recruiting, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Paycor Recruiting is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Paycor offers 13 main features). compare head to head: Paycor Recruiting Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

9. Zenefits

Zenefits is an alternative Human Resources software, Zenefits installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Zenefits is considered same cost to implement ($8 per employee/month) as Kronos Workforce Ready, both with a pricing score of 2.

Zenefits is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Zenefits offers 31 main features). compare head to head: Zenefits Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

10. Epicor HCM

Epicor HCM is an alternative Human Resources software, Epicor HCM installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Epicor HCM, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Epicor HCM is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Epicor offers 26 main features). compare head to head: Epicor HCM Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

11. Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM is an alternative Human Resources software, Vibe HCM installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Vibe HCM, with a pricing score of 7 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Vibe HCM is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vibe offers 28 main features). compare head to head: Vibe HCM Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

12. Dayforce HCM

Dayforce HCM is an alternative Human Resources software, Dayforce HCM installed on-premises or used cloud based, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Dayforce HCM, with a pricing score of 8.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Dayforce HCM is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Dayforce offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Dayforce HCM Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

13. Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS is an alternative Human Resources software, Sage HRMS installed on-premises, Kronos Workforce Ready can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Sage HRMS, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Kronos Workforce Ready with a score of 2.

Sage HRMS is rated 3.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sage offers 25 main features). compare head to head: Sage HRMS Vs Kronos Workforce Ready

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.