WFC Upgrade FAQ: Your Top Questions Answered

Toni Birdsong — Oct 2019

With all browsers dropping Flash support in late 2020, just about every Kronos Workforce Central (WFC) customer is either planning for, or is in the thick of, a system upgrade right now. So, here's a helpful list of the Most Frequently Asked Questions that address the platform's latest upgrades.

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3 Ways to Cultivate a Change Mindset in Your Organization

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

Does your company have a change mindset? If not, according to the pace of today’s marketplace, you are falling behind. Cloud migration, rapid software development, and the evolution of AI mean that introducing workplace change is no longer an annual task but an ever-present, overlapping part of every workforce.

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

Jenna Ryckman — Nov 2015

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?

Bryan deSilva — Oct 2013

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?

Amy Doughten — Aug 2013

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?

Bryan deSilva — Aug 2013

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

Myron Oakes — Nov 2012

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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