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

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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The Third Option for Upgrading Kronos to Version 8

Nov 24, 2014 12:05:00 PM

In the last post we talked about the main two Kronos upgrade options discussed at Kronosworks last week. There are good reasons to upgrade now and good reasons to wait for Kronos v8. Now I'd like to suggest that in many organizations the safest and most successful path to upgrade is...

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Should I upgrade Kronos WFC now or wait for Kronos version 8?

Nov 19, 2014 2:30:00 PM

Kronos 8: Wait or Upgrade Now?

I cannot tell you how many times I was asked this question. In our booth, in the halls, at breakfast, everywhere! It seems that organizations are eager to be free of Java but aren't sure if they should wait that long to upgrade. Common themes were:

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News from Kronos®: Kronos Technical Advisory and Upcoming Service Pack Release

Jun 30, 2014 11:08:00 AM

As a reminder, Kronos released a technical advisory on 6/24/14 for Workforce Central® Suite v7.0. It's not a huge change; it simply changes the name of Workforce Operations Planner to Workforce Budgeting. This does NOT affect product functionality, but does change the user interface, and user documentation. The name change will be updated in the online help for Workforce Central beginning with version 8. If you can't find your Operations Planner - try changing your search to Workforce Budgeting. 

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Kronos and the Mandatory Java Update: Does it Affect You?

Jan 2, 2014 5:51:00 PM

Java 7 update 51 (January, 2014) will include two security changes that will affect many Kronos® customers. Will it affect you and how? Must you perform this mandatory update?

Oracle released Security Alert CVE-2012-0422 to address two vulnerabilities affecting Java in web browsers.  The security vulnerabilities only affect Oracle Java 7 versions. Oracle is recommending that the updates in this Security Alert be applied as soon as possible. This to avoid the possibility of unknown attackers entry into your computer systems through malicious browser applets.  In response to this upcoming update, Kronos issued a technical advisory titled: "Workforce Central and JRE 1.7 – Mandatory Action Required."  What does this mean for Kronos users and your Java Runtime Environment?

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

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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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