The "Kronos Guy" Blog

A Checklist for KronosWorks 2015

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Oct 2, 2015 9:08:46 AM

KronosWorks, the annual Kronos customer conference, is only 43 days away! November 15th-18th thousands of people will meet at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas for networking, training, and the opportunity to have a great time with Kronos customers from all different industries. Planning for a big event like KronosWorks can be stressful, so we have put together a checklist to help make sure you don't forget to bring everything you will need for KronosWorks 2015! 

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Kronos Releases Workforce Central Suite Version 8.0.3 Service Pack

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 28, 2015 11:05:00 AM

On September 18th, Kronos released the Workforce Central Suite 8.0.3 service pack. The release notes include product compatibility information, installation instructions, information about documentation updates and corrections, as well as descriptions of the issues that were resolved with this release. The service pack deals with the following:

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Kronos and Windows 10: WFC v8 Incompatible with Microsoft Edge

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 18, 2015 11:30:00 AM

On July 29th, Microsoft released the long awaited Windows version 10 upgrade. The upgrade is free for the first year and available to Windows 7 and 8.1 system users. When Windows 10 was originally released, Kronos Engineering found no issues working with the two systems. However, further testing revealed issues related to the compatibility of Windows 10 and WFC Version 8.0.

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Tags: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 10 Upgrade

The Top Three Reasons to Work with an Outside Kronos Consultant

Posted by Jenna Ryckman on Sep 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Once an organization decides to upgrade or implement a Kronos application, the next big decision is who they will work with to complete the project. There are three main parties necessary for the process of creating and executing a successful implementation strategy. First is the vendor. It is important to keep the vendor involved as they have the necessary resources and expertise of their product. Within the organization itself, it is crucial to have a team of people who have the talent and skills needed to complete the project successfully. Beyond the vendor and the internal stakeholders/talent, an organization should consider bringing an outside Kronos consultant into the project. Here are the top three reasons why working with an outside Kronos consultant is a crucial part of a Workforce Management project.

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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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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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Tags: Kronos Mobile