Discover the Details: 5 Crucial Details for a Successful WFC Upgrade (Part 2)

Nov 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM


Last week, we shared part one of our two-part series: Discovering the Details: 5 Crucial Details for a Successful WFC Upgrade.

We discussed the importance of dedication to the details of a WFM project. Kronos can be a complex project for any IT department; for example, modules have different installation procedures, care must be taken to ensure the application and web servers have the correct bandwidth and are running compatible software versions, and individual user workstations may need to be adjusted for browser compatibility. Within the organization itself, there may be exempt and non-exempt employees, multiple payrolls, union rules, scheduling issues or OSHA incident tracking requirements. Additionally, most Kronos projects require participation from a blended team of decision makers including HR, Finance, IT, Payroll, Internal Audit, etc., not to mention a very diverse mix of end-users! All of these different factors create potential for implementation mistakes or mishaps. With so many diverse requirements to manage, it is crucial to make sure that no detail is neglected throughout the entire WFM project. Designating a serious Project Manager, creating project teams, and proper documentation were the first three crucial implementation details we discussed last week. The last two major details necessary for a successful implementation or upgrade are the Test Environment and Change Management. 

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Is this Kronos Timekeeper build (implementation, change, upgrade) good enough?

Oct 21, 2013 12:59:00 PM

I'm often asked when a team should move new features into Production. Or, how do you know that a Kronos configuration is "good enough"? This is a simple question that deserves a simple answer. I answer the question with a question. "Is it right?"

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Is it time to start planning to upgrade to Kronos WFC 7.0?

Aug 20, 2013 3:07:00 PM

Is it time to start planning to upgrade to Kronos WFC 7.0?

With the release of Workforce Central 7 comes the question of whether or not to upgrade. For some companies, an upgrade will be vital to keep legislative and compliance-related updates current. For others, the new functionality contained in 7 will streamline workflow and make things like budgeting, forecasting, and scheduling faster and more efficient.

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Kronos Implementation Best Practices?

Aug 13, 2013 8:06:00 PM

A Fantastic Kronos Interview Question

A prospective client, with whom we recently interviewed, asked us a direct but rather broad question. “How are you with implementing Kronos ‘Best Practices’?  This is a fantastic question within a question if you think about it.  Just as one could debate what practices in Workforce Management (WFM) have truly been shown to be best, how does one measure the implementation side of the equation?  Would best practices that were partially implemented and adopted be better than merely good ones that were seamlessly rolled out and embraced?  Again, we weren’t asked what we thought were best practices or if we could show them to his organization; he asked how good we were we at implementing them.

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Thinking Outside the Box: Using Kronos to Track Sales Revenue

Nov 8, 2012 2:08:00 PM

When a lot of smart people get together, you always run the risk that someone will have a right-brain thought. You know – the creative side, where the cool stuff comes from, much of which is impractical and crazy, but some of which would be great if we could figure out how to do it.

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Balancing Communication For Workforce Central Project Success

Nov 7, 2012 7:34:00 AM

You have done it!  You have just kicked off your latest Workforce Central project.  As a Kronos Implementation team member, you know that you have a lot of knowledge and information that you need to transfer to the client.  As a client project team member, you want to know as much as you can about the new software and how to get the most out of it that you can and show a good ROI.

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WFM Implementation Success: Time is $$

Sep 6, 2012 12:53:00 PM

Let’s face it; nobody wants to “work”. Unless you find an occupation that you enjoy every working day; then it doesn’t seem like “work”, but more a part of your lifestyle and something you can take pride in. So what does that have to do with Improvizations or Kronos?

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

Would you benefit from a process that helps your organization verify your Kronos configuration and associated processes to ensure you are making the most of your Kronos application?

Learn more or download The Case for Gap Analysis.

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Companies invest substantial labor and financial resources to deploy workforce management software Why do so many projects fail?

Do you know the best practices - and the pitfalls to watch for - to deliver a successful project?

Our white paper, Successful WFM Strategies, explores effective steps you can take to deliver a successful project.

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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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