Review of Kronos Workforce Ready

March, 2013

Rating: 4/5

In word, Kronos Workforce Ready is solid. I recommend Workforce Ready for small and medium businesses, especially those who are looking for a strong workforce management solution, or deal with many hourly workers.

Kronos Workforce Ready’s strength is in workforce management, and also includes Time & Attendance, Scheduling, Absence Management, Payroll, HR, Hiring, and Labor Analytics.

Before you choose Kronos Workforce Ready, here are the key things you need to know.

First, Kronos have a strong history in workforce management - time and attendance, scheduling, absence management - and Workforce Ready is no exception. The solution does have broader HR, recruitment and analytics functionality, which is where Kronos is improving at the moment.

Second, I recommend you trial the user interface to see how it works. Some customers have reported that the web interface for Kronos Workforce Ready is a little difficult to use. I recommend you trial it for yourself - including the mobile apps - and make up your own mind.

Finally, security is good, but we’d like to see independent certification. Kronos host Workforce Ready in high-quality, high-security Savvis data centers. Kronos also employ dedicated security staff, and appear to have good security practices. However, we would like to see certification or independent audits against relevant security standards - like ISO27001. Kronos do meet SSAE 16 SOC1/SOC2, which is an indicator of good corporate controls.

For businesses up to 1,000 or so employees, looking for a workforce management solution, or if you have many hourly workers, I recommend you put Kronos Workforce Ready on your shortlist.

The Sales Pitch

With Workforce Ready, you get enterprise-class power at a price you can afford.

Fully Integrated with a single database and single employee record shared across all its applications. All with a common user interface, database, and workflow.

Modular. Need only one app ‘ like time and attendance? No problem. Buy what you require today. Then add more when you’re ready.

Real-time Information. This is dynamic, real-time information ‘ not legacy-latent data. With deep-dive analysis you can make decisions based on facts, not guesswork.

Cloud-based. It’s a SaaS-based solution so Kronos manages it for you. No headaches getting up and running. No more worrying about IT resources. And no more costly software updates.

Easy Mobile Access. On the go. Out of the office. Just access the Workforce Ready mobile app and make decisions whenever you need to.

Loaded with Value. Bundled per-employee-per-month (PEPM) fees mean no surprises. You pay only for what you use. And as we continue to invest in the technology, you reap the benefits.


Human Capital Management: recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning, time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, payroll, and more.

Tech Information
Service Name
Workforce Ready
Parent Company
SSAE16 SOC1/SOC2, EU Safe Harbor
Major Outages
None reported
Launch Date
Not Disclosed
Customer Community, Telephone, Online, Email
Mobile Devices
Yes, Android App, iPhone App, iPad App, BlackBerry App
Head Office
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See also: Human Resources , Full HR Suite , HR Management , Payroll , Recruitment , Talent Management , Time and Attendance