Land O' Lakes: Yes, a 25% boost in Kronos User Adoption is Possible

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

Learn how Improv helped Land O' Lakes cut payroll exports from 39 to 8 and boost user adoption by 25%.

Have you ever started a project in an ordinary way — with the usual kickoff and discovery meetings — but soon realized you were working on something very special? That's how we feel about a project we recently completed for our client Land O' Lakes. 

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Implementing Kronos? Here are 5 Keys to Successful Change Management

Toni Birdsong — Nov 2018

Controlling your labor costs. Minimizing your compliance risk. Improving your productivity. If you're a manager, these goals are top of mind when it comes to implementing or upgrading a Workforce Management (WFM) platform. But what you may not be focused on during this major internal change is the emotional undercurrent among employees in response to that change.  

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Are You a Good Candidate for Kronos’ Dimensions?

Toni Birdsong — Oct 2018

There’s a lot to be excited about in workforce management technology. There are faster, smarter, more profitable tools being released into the marketplace every day and Kronos Dimensions is leading that pack. So, it’s easy to get excited and want to migrate as fast as possible.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Kronos Consultant

Jenna Ryckman — Sep 2016

Kronos implementations and upgrades are challenging. A recent study by Oxford University revealed that 74% of software projects are challenged or unsuccessful. Similarly, a study by Mercer Consulting found that 80% of software projects cost more then they return. With these types of statistics floating around, it is easy to understand why organizations get uneasy when the time comes to implement or upgrade their WFM software.

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What your Kronos Consultant Wishes you Knew About your WFM Project

Jenna Ryckman — Oct 2015

Software projects are challenging. A recent study by Oxford University revealed that 74% of software projects are challenged or unsuccessful. Similarly, a study by Mercer Consulting found that 80% of software projects cost more then they return. With these types of statistics floating around, it is easy to understand why organizations get uneasy when the time comes to implement or upgrade their WFM software. Working with an outside consulting firm can be a great way to avoid becoming a statistic. When a consultant takes on a project, the ultimate goal is to make sure your Kronos application is giving your organization the highest ROI possible. At times, reaching that simple end goal can become very complicated for the consultant because the organization does not understand the steps they need to take to help ensure a successful project. So, to help make things a little easier on you and your Kronos consultant, here are the five things your Kronos consultant wishes you knew about your WFM project:

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The Top Three Reasons to Work with an Outside Kronos Consultant

Jenna Ryckman — Sep 2015

 

Once an organization decides to upgrade or implement a Kronos application, the next big decision is who they will work with to complete the project. There are three main parties necessary for the process of creating and executing a successful implementation strategy. First is the vendor. It is important to keep the vendor involved as they have the necessary resources and expertise of their product. Within the organization itself, it is crucial to have a team of people who have the talent and skills needed to complete the project successfully. Beyond the vendor and the internal stakeholders/talent, an organization should consider bringing an outside Kronos consultant into the project. Here are the top three reasons why working with an outside Kronos consultant is a crucial part of a Workforce Management project.

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