Upgrading to Kronos Version 8.0? You Need to Ask these Questions....

Mar 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Are you beginning to plan for your upgrade? Before starting the process of upgrading Workforce Central, it is important to analyze the condition your organization's most valuable resource: your workforce. Workforce Management software can be the ultimate tool for creating a strategy for maintaining and nurturing a healthy and engaged workforce. Combining the best of both worlds, WFM software can help foster an environment that allows employees to feel both valued and inspired. The process of building a compelling environment for all employee demographics involves using the data gained from WFM software to “operationalize” employee engagement. Each employee has his/her own unique set of needs and expectations. Kronos Workforce Central allows organizations to begin to transform their workforce's unique needs into actionable strategies to increase overall employee engagement. Since every workforce is different, it is important to consider your specific needs before investing in WFM software. Many organizations are considering upgrading to Kronos Version 8.0. Here are three questions to ask when deciding if it is the right time to bring Version 8.0 to your workforce.

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How to safely invest in Workforce Management Software

Mar 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Workforce Management software is a big investment. With so much on the line, it is crucial that organizations spend a significant amount of time determining how much they should spend on the correct software for their organizational needs. There are many things to consider before making a decision, including: such as scalability, budget, whether you’re buying more software than you need, how the new workforce management software solution will be implemented, etc. Dan Buckhout, a seasoned business management professional and strategic leader at 70kft, spoke on the mistakes organizations make when purchasing Workforce Management software. “The decision about which solution is the best for your workforce is a matter of value, not cost. A lower cost option that doesn’t perform a key function as well as a higher cost option may cause operating inefficiencies that cost your organization far more over time than the initial outlay.” Recent studies revealed that over a quarter of software deployed by organizations is unused or rarely used.  Organizations often do not have processes in place to accurately manage and utilize software assets. If software is not implemented or utilized properly, it can cost organizations hundreds and thousands of dollars. How can you prevent lost or wasted resources?

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Key Benefits of Integrating Kronos

Mar 10, 2017 11:30:00 AM

The average for IT spending per employee, across all other industries (excluding government and education), is just under $9.9 thousand. At the other end of the scale, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spends over $187.5 thousand per employee. With organizations spending this much on software, it is crucial to create a strategic way for each application to work together as a cooperative system. Workforce management software, specifically, cannot exist in a silo; it needs to exchange data with multiple other systems. Kronos Workforce Integration Manager, also known as WIM, streamlines the process of data sharing between a Kronos application and outside systems. Payroll, HR, and Enterprise Resource Planning systems are just a few of the third party systems that can communicate with Kronos applications. The task of integrating your Kronos application with multiple third-party systems can seem daunting and complex, but can prove to be a completely worthwhile investment. Here are three key reasons why your organization would benefit from integration:

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3 Major Signs that it is Time to Upgrade to Kronos WFC Version 8.0

Mar 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the biggest questions organizations face when dealing with Kronos Workforce Central is: how do we know when it is time to upgrade? Some of the biggest reasons organizations choose to upgrade include legislative and compliance updates, increased functionality, and the sunset factor. The key is being able to evaluate your application within the context of your organizational goals to determine if it is the right timing for an upgrade. Here are 3 major signs that is it time to upgrade to Kronos WFC Version 8.0:

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The Top 3 Reasons to Work with a Kronos Services Partner

Feb 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM

It is time for your organization to upgrade. Beyond the regular considerations, such as version, strategy, goals, and alignment, you must also consider who you will work with to complete your Kronos project. While some organizations have the internal staff, bandwidth, and knowledge required to complete a project in-house, most organizations require outside help. The process of choosing whom to partner with can be a challenging endeavor. However, there are clear benefits to working with a Kronos Services Partner. Initial conversations will reveal if your organization is compatible with the processes of the services partner in questions. The getting-to-know-you phase should answer questions like, Was the statement of work detailed, and gave you confidence that your requirements were heard and understood? Were your calls returned quickly? Were you provided the information you needed in a timely fashion or were there delays? Was the presentation focused more on you and your company’s requirements or in selling a service? If desired, were you given the opportunity to speak with an applications consultant? These are all questions to ask that will reveal whether or not that particular Service Partner will be a good fit for your organization and Kronos Project. Beyond those specific questions, there are three main benefits associated with working with a Kronos Services Partner:

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Most companies use less than 50% of Kronos workforce management software functionality. How much utilization do you have?

Would you benefit from a process that helps your organization verify your Kronos configuration and associated processes to ensure you are making the most of your Kronos application?

Learn more or download The Case for Gap Analysis.

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Companies invest substantial labor and financial resources to deploy workforce management software Why do so many projects fail?

Do you know the best practices - and the pitfalls to watch for - to deliver a successful project?

Our white paper, Successful WFM Strategies, explores effective steps you can take to deliver a successful project.

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Are you thinking about upgrading? There are different ways to approach an upgrade. Learn more, or download our Ready to Upgrade checklist, to explore your options.

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