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The Top 3 Reasons to Work with a Kronos Services Partner

Jenna Ryckman — Feb 2017

It is time for your organization to upgrade. Beyond the regular considerations, such as version, strategy, goals, and alignment, you must also consider who you will work with to complete your Kronos project. While some organizations have the internal staff, bandwidth, and knowledge required to complete a project in-house, most organizations require outside help. The process of choosing whom to partner with can be a challenging endeavor. However, there are clear benefits to working with a Kronos Services Partner. Initial conversations will reveal if your organization is compatible with the processes of the services partner in questions. The getting-to-know-you phase should answer questions like, Was the statement of work detailed, and gave you confidence that your requirements were heard and understood? Were your calls returned quickly? Were you provided the information you needed in a timely fashion or were there delays? Was the presentation focused more on you and your company’s requirements or in selling a service? If desired, were you given the opportunity to speak with an applications consultant? These are all questions to ask that will reveal whether or not that particular Service Partner will be a good fit for your organization and Kronos Project. Beyond those specific questions, there are three main benefits associated with working with a Kronos Services Partner:

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Do You need a Gap Analysis before your Kronos Version 8.0 Upgrade?

Jenna Ryckman — Feb 2017

When it comes to conducting a Gap Analysis, timing really is everything. One of the most beneficial strategies for conducting a Gap Analysis is to execute the process before an upgrade or before implementing new functionality. If your organization is not experiencing the benefits or ROI that you expected, or if you are simply ready for a Kronos Version 8.0 upgrade, a Gap Analysis is the best way to identify if and where configuration gaps or weaknesses exist in your Kronos application’s configuration, interfaces, or user adoption.

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Why Upgrading to the Kronos Cloud could be your best Decision in 2017

Jenna Ryckman — Feb 2017

The shift to the Cloud is growing. The number of companies moving some or all of their enterprise workloads to public or private Clouds increased substantially from 2015 to 2016, jumping from 58 percent to 71 percent.The year 2017 is proving to be a second wave of growth for public Cloud and private Cloud services. Organizations are looking to increase their computing resources in order to better serve customers. In a recent report, Forrester Research published a study indicating that 38 percent of 1,000-plus North American and European enterprise infrastructure technology decision-makers said that they are building private clouds, with 32 percent procuring public cloud services and the remainder planning to implement some form of cloud technology in the next 12 months. Here are the top 5 reasons why upgrading to the Kronos Cloud could be the best decision in 2017 for your organization. 

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