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Famous Last Words or "Extreme Kronos Testing"

Jeff Millard — Jul 2010

“Most people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan”. This quote is attributed to John L Beckly who also founded the Economics Press, the purveyors of “Bits and Pieces”. You know, those little motivational booklets that have inspiring quotes and stories from all sorts of famous people. One of the famously quoted famous people was Werner Von Braun who said “One test is worth one thousand expert opinions”.  Yet unpublished, until now, is my engineer-father’s line “If I thought it would actually work I wouldn’t need to test it”. (He used this often when his customers grimaced about the cost of testing something he was building for them… it generally didn’t make them feel better but his stuff always worked the first time in the field.)

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Join our Kronos Training Zen Webinar

Dwain Lambrigger — Jul 2010

Over the last several months, there have been a lot of blogs and a white paper discussing our Training Zen philosophy, basically, the importance of creating a customized training solution for your Kronos Workforce Timekeeper implementation. As a means to get the word out we are previewing a webinar to discuss Training Zen, and what it can do for your implementation. 

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You are our Kronos Workforce Trainer! Congratulations...I Think

Dwain Lambrigger — Jul 2010

We have spent a lot of time talking about the things that make Improv's Training Zen different from the standard approach to a Kronos training implementation. One specific aspect is the importance of employee input, and the use of employee experience in training development. A good way to incorporate employees into the training plan is to use them as trainers.

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Kronos passwords on the loose?

Bryan deSilva — Jul 2010

One of the things that we're finding in almost every Kronos Timekeeper Implementation Audit we perform is that some, if not all of the default passwords are still in place. This is even the case with hosted systems! I'm not one of those security freaks who suggest locking down systems until they are close to unusable, however, there is no excuse for not managing system passwords during an implementation or upgrade of Kronos software.

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FLSA Compliance and Overtime Pay; Is Kronos getting it right but your payroll system wrong?

Jeff Millard — Jul 2010

There is an old joke about a salesperson, an engineer, and a factory worker all showing up at a photocopier at the same time. Each argues that since their job is the most important that they should be allowed to go first. The salesperson argues "Nothing happens until someone sells something and no one gets paid if there are no sales". The factory worker responds with his own argument "But you would have nothing to sell if I didn't build it so no one gets paid unless I can get my work done". The engineer then jumps in "But you would have nothing to build unless I designed it so I should go first". At this point, a clerk from payroll walks up to the copier and says "Excuse me... I need to make copies so you all can get paid" and the three immediately step aside and clear a path to the copier.

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Kronos Totalization and the old Callable Totalizer continued...

Bryan deSilva — Jul 2010

OK. Per our Kronos Totalizer advisor and occasional blog poster DG, as of 5.2 there is no longer any such thing as a Callable Totalizer Engine. The so-called Callable Totalizer (CT) was an artifact of the Smalltalk implementation of the totalizer in 5.1 and earlier. From 5.2 onwards, all on-the-fly totalization goes through the same (multithreaded) totalizer servlet stuff.

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