The "Kronos Guy" Blog

Kronos Analytics in Higher Education: Interpreting the Data

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM


Kronos Analytics is proving to be a game changer in multiple different industries.The Kronos Reporting and Analytics functions of version 8 are more visually compelling and full of actionable insight. The new layout implements improved navigation to allow for easy accessibility of data. There are integrated features from MicroStrategy’s 9.4.1 platform, along with geospatial visualization. It is no longer enough to simply see a dashboard with predictive analytics; the new analytics feature is prescriptive, responding to violations and situations by sending alerts and changing schedules accordingly, without any input of a manager. Time and cost effective, prescriptive analytics allow managers to focus on tasks beyond labor analytics. All these features and more are revolutionizing the way Higher Education collects and interprets big data.

There are three main types of data collected in the field of Higher Ed. 

1. Financial: Data on how and where financial resources are being used. 

2. Student: Data revealing the success rate of students within a university. 

3. Workforce: Data revealing trends within the university's workforce. 

Universities and colleges need to ensure that each individual type of data does not exist in a silo. It is crucial that all three types of information be brought together to create a bigger picture. Starting on a high level with the big picture and then drilling into the details to find the cause is the best method for identifying trends and solutions within the data. The analytics dashboards allow users to identify resource allocation problems. The shareable infographic below depicts how Kronos Analytics in Higher Education can help universities and colleges use big data to make successful workforce decisions. 

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The Global Workforce: Workforce Central 8.0.11 & Global Deployment

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 16, 2016 10:03:40 AM

Technology continues to make the world a smaller place. Global change is forcing organizations to rethink the way that they manage their workforce. Demographic upheaval and the ever-accelerating rate of change are just two of the global challenges organizations are facing. The Global workforce is encountering a digital transformation.

 Technology, strategy and services are all necessary components to empowering the global workforce.

 Organizations everywhere are shifting to a digital mind-set, changing the way that employees interact within the workplace. More than ever, the workforce is becoming mobile.

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Tags: Kronos Version 8.0, Global Deployement

Workforce Management Tools: WFC Version 8.0 Industry Capabilities

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 9, 2016 9:43:17 AM

Workforce Central 8 is the most rapidly adopted product released by Kronos Inc. in the entire history of the company. As a single complete workforce management solution, WFC Version 8.0 is designed to be the ultimate tool to help organizations manage their workforce in order to meet corporate goals, no matter the industry. The release of Workforce Central Version 8.0.11 brought multiple changes to the application’s industry capabilities, including forecasting, fatigue management, grant/project tracking, etc. These new WFC version 8.0.11 industry capabilities are changing the way organizations engage with their workforce. Here are some of the best updates to industry capabilities released with v8:

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Kronos Workforce Central Version 8.0.11: The Updated User Experience

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 2, 2016 9:07:49 AM

Kronos recently released Workforce Central Version 8.0.11. 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 enhancements. Over the next few weeks, we are going to highlight the latest advancements.

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ALERT: 4500 Terminal End of Sale – Devices and Options Discontinued

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 Kronos Inc. announced the End-of-Sale for the 4500 Time Clock Terminal and all new orders for related options. By December 30th, 2016 Kronos will no longer accept new orders for the series 4500 Time Clock terminals.

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Compliance Strategies for 2016 FLSA Requirements: Are you Ready?

Posted by Amy Doughten on Aug 19, 2016 8:45:09 AM

 The Department of Labor updated overtime regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) this year. These regulations change the overtime eligibility threshold for workers paid over $47,476 annually and expands overtime protection to over 4 million workers. These new regulations take effect December 1, 2016.

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The Workforce Olympics: Building the Best Kronos Project Team

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 12, 2016 8:40:32 AM


The 2016 Summer Olympics has brought the best athletes from across the globe together for the world’s biggest sporting spectacle. So far, the United States has dominated the XXXI Olympic Games, leading the way with 38 Olympic medals; 16 of which are gold medals. The power of highly trained and highly motivated athletes cannot be denied. Building a strong and effective team is the first step towards getting gold, or in the world of Workforce Management, having a successful implementation or upgrade. Similar to choosing members of a sporting team, there are multiple key roles to fill with the right teammates when planning for an implementation or upgrade and building a Kronos project team.

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Implementation Strategies: Kronos Project Time Management Tips

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Aug 5, 2016 8:51:19 AM

Each month, Google receives over 111 million searches on the subject of Time Management. Time is the most precious and limited resource that is available, especially within an enterprise Kronos project. Coordinating a large Kronos implementation or upgrade is a complex and often time-consuming endeavor. However, there are key Kronos project time management strategies designed to reduce the risk of missing the final deadline. When planning your next Kronos project timeline, consider the following:

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How to Plan for Training when Upgrading to Kronos Version 8.0

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jul 29, 2016 11:30:00 AM


Kronos Workforce Central Version 8.0 is the ultimate Workforce Management tool, allowing organizations to create and execute strategies that maintain and nurture 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. However, upgrading an application without properly equipping users often produces less than desirable results. 

The 4th Annual IT Adoption Insight Report found, because of lack of user-adoption for new software, companies are experiencing productivity losses of 17%: the equivalent of giving everyone on staff every Friday off. At 17%, the economic value of user losses outweighs 100% of many IT budgets. Creating company wide end user adoption of Kronos software is a critical factor for productivity and increased ROI. How can a company ensure that user adoption in your new Kronos application is achieved throughout the organization? The answer is: Kronos Training.

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Upgrading to the Cloud with Workforce Central Version 8.0

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Jul 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Workforce Management is upgrading to the Cloud. 

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. 

The 2016 Global HR Transformation Survey indicates that 42 percent of organizations will adopt a cloud-based HR system to replace their current one.

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, migrating to the Cloud can be costly and time consuming if not executed properly.

The new Workforce Central Version 8.0 enhancements are encouraging organizations to upgrade. Once an organization decides to upgrade, the next step is to determine if it will be an on-premise upgrade or if you will move your application into the Kronos Cloud.

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Tags: Kronos Version 8.0, Kronos Cloud