UKG Review 2021: Alternatives, Pricing, Features

Phil Strazzulla, HR Tech Expert
January 25, 2021

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As a merger from two leading companies in HR solutions, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) builds on 70 years of experience in People tech with their UKG Pro HR solution.

What's Inside

UKG Review

Focused on core HR management, UKG Pro is still simply one of the most well-known and used HCM suites out there. Their solution has been tested throughout the years and built out to the point where they have modules for just about everything you could imagine: payroll, benefits management, onboarding, time-tracking, and countless other HR functions.

UKG Customers

Tesla, Marriott, Yamaha, Aramark, Puma

UKG Stats

  • 96% customer retention rate
  • Average $3.88 return on each dollar invested

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Key UKG Features

UKG Pro's features include:

  • Payroll
  • Benefits administration
  • Open enrollment and life events
  • Time & attendance
  • Scheduling
  • Tax management
  • Talent management

UKG Implementation

Implementing UKG Pro can take up to a few months for large organizations.

UKG Customer Success

UKG Key Integrations

While their integrations are limited, UKG Pro does have API capabilities.

What to be aware of

UKG Pro offers many solutions under one umbrella, so it's not the best fit if you're looking for only a handful of specific use cases.

UKG Pricing

UKG does not reveal the price of UKG Pro on its website, although research has shown that licenses tend to start at $600.00 per year for every 5 users.

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