The "Kronos Guy" Blog

The Key to a Successful Kronos Implementation Audit

Posted by Bryan deSilva on Aug 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM


How much would you be willing to pay for peace of mind?

Organization’s around the globe pay millions of dollars every year to purchase or supplement the applications that provide support and peace of mind. In 2015, worldwide IT spending is set to total at 3.8 trillion dollars, increasing by 2.4% from last year. Organizations worldwide spent $335 billion dollars last year on software alone!

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 The Top 8 Reasons to Attend KronosWorks 2015

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It is almost that time of year again. There are only three months, (92 days, but who is counting...) until KronosWorks 2015: the world’s largest workforce management information exchange. Kronos is promising their biggest year yet, with over 1,800 attendees, 120+ sessions, and unlimited opportunities for networking, learning and collaboration! If you are still unconvinced about whether or not you should attend, in honor of Kronos Version 8.0 we are counting down the top eight reasons to attend Kronos Works 2015. 

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Getting to Know You: Coffee with Improvizations' Marketing Specialist

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It is amazing what you can learn about a person when you really take the time to get to know them. Often, people will introduce themselves or begin a conversation by asking what the other person does for a living. Of course, our profession is a big and important part of our life, but it doesn't define who we are as individuals. I believe who we are is defined by more then what we call our job. Our identity is wrapped around what we are most passionate about in life. For some, it is a hobby or sport. For others it is a significant other or being part of a family. For me, it is music.

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Tags: Improvizations Team

Kronos Upgrade Paths: How to Upgrade from WFC Version 5.2 or 6.2

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jul 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM


With the long-awaited release of Kronos Version 8.0, many organizations are starting to consider upgrading. Version 8.0 brings with it the risk of older versions “Sunsetting,”specifically for organizations running Kronos WFC version 5.2 or WFC Version 6.2. The question becomes how to best upgrade from version 5.2 or 6.2 to Version 8.0. There is an upgrade path available for organizations needing to move from Version 5-6 to Version 8.0. However, creating a direct upgrade path from version 5.2 or 6 may not be the best option for your organization. Here are a few key considerations when making the decision to upgrade from Version 5.2-6.2 to Version 8.0.

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Tags: Upgrades, Kronos Upgrade

Microsoft Releases Windows 10: The Impact on Workforce Central Users

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jul 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Over the last couple months, Microsoft has heavily promoted the release of Windows 10. The upgrade is free for the first year and available to Windows 7 and 8.1 system users. Windows is a client-side OS, running on desktop, laptop, and mobile forms. The official release date for the upgrade is July 29th.  Workforce Central users may be affected by this upgrade as some Kronos versions do not support Windows 10.

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Tags: WFC, Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 10 Upgrade

Going Mobile: The Best Mobile Features of Kronos Version 8

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jul 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM


The way people work is changing. Instead of the traditional never-leave-my-cubicle workday, a mobile workforce is now the norm for many organizations. In fact, 3 out of 5 employees say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive. With employees becoming more on the go than ever, mobile technology is becoming a necessity for an organization’s survival.

67 percent of SMBs now view mobile solutions and services as “critical” to their businesses. [Click to Tweet this] 

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Is it time to start planning for WFC Version 8.0? [Infographic]

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jul 2, 2015 11:30:00 AM

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Workforce Central Version 8: Getting your Head in The Cloud

Posted by Amy Doughten on Jun 25, 2015 3:35:21 PM


 WFC is moving to the Cloud. In fact, 83% of net new additions of Workforce Central are now in the Cloud. Cloud-based workforce management applications create easier access and management of real-time employee data, while providing enterprise class HR, time, and attendance platforms. It seems like everywhere you look technical blogs and IT consultants are encouraging small and mid-size businesses to consider moving to the Cloud. However, a migration to the Cloud can be costly, time consuming, and disappointing if not executed properly. With the release of Kronos Version 8.0, many organizations are considering, not just an on-premise upgrade, but upgrading into the Kronos Cloud. How can you determine if it will be beneficial to your organization to move to the cloud?

 Here are some key questions to consider before deciding if moving to the Kronos Cloud is a wise investment for your company.


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Kronos Version 8: Magic Number 8

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jun 19, 2015 7:55:00 AM


The moment we've all been waiting for: Kronos recently debuted Workforce Central Version 8 with a webinar entitled, “Workforce Central 8: Managing without Limits.” The new and improved platform boasts optimized user experience, enhanced industry capabilities and Global Deployments, as well as intuitive and accessible reporting and analytics. Kronos introduced over 500 new features between versions 7.0 and 7.07 and Version 8.0 contains all those and many more.

In this blog post, we are highlighting the top eight new Version 8.0 features that we are most excited about. Which new features will have the biggest positive affect on your company?

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Tags: Kronos Upgrade, Kronos Version 8.0

Upgrading to Kronos WFC 8: Questions, Themes, and some Commentary

Posted by Amy Doughten on Jun 12, 2015 7:44:00 AM


 I just returned from the Kronos Partnership Summit. Yes, I got to see Kronos version 8! (How jealous are you, dear readers?)

Kronos is referring to the release of version 8 as a Product Event - a release of a product that is so special it has the potential to become a game-changer for its users. In this case, I think the hype is true. Just about everyone is excited, but in all the excitement, I'm consistently hearing a few themes and some questions. We're even seeing questions and discussions over on Kronos-fans! I'd love to get a conversation started - won't you join me?

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Tags: Kronos Version 8.0