Kronos Record Manager Setup & Troubleshooting

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

We've written a few articles over the past year about Change Management and Kronos Workforce Record Manager. I've just posted a white paper and accompanying Slideshare presentation about things to think about during setup and how to troubleshoot issues that commonly arise. I hope this helps some of you out there who are pulling your hair out!

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How to run Kronos Workforce Record Manager LATER

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

If you choose to wait a year or so before starting to use Workforce Record Manager, there will be a significant backlog of data that has not been copied to the archive database. To attack this backlog, it is recommended that you first understand how much data you have over various time periods. A good approximation of this can be obtained by going to your database's query tool and running some date relative queries of a key table, the TIMESHEETITEM table. For example, a query like:

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How to run Kronos Workforce Record Manager - Hurry, do it NOW!

Bryan deSilva — Nov 2009

Best Practice Alert: Run Kronos Workforce Record Manager (WRM) on its own application server, not on the production application server. This minimizes the impact WRM has on the performance of the production system. It also allows maintenance of the archive database to be performed outside of the Kronos production system's tight maintenance window.

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When to use Kronos Workforce Record Manager

Bryan deSilva — Oct 2009

Under the best scenario, you might start using Workforce Record Manager (WRM) right away to copy locked payroll data to the archive database. And each time payroll is processed another pay period would be copied to the archive. No data is removed from the production database until much later on. The goal is to keep Kronos Workforce Central product data your users are likely to need to access within the production database. User access to the archive database should be limited and infrequent.

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Why use Kronos Workforce Record Manager?

Bryan deSilva — Oct 2009

So you have bought a license for the Workforce Record Manager software. You know Kronos Record Manager will archive the data created when using the various Workforce Central products, for example, Workforce Timekeeper and Workforce Scheduler, but why, when, and how should it be used? This will be the topic of several blog entries over the next week or so.

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Kronos WFC Change Control Best Practices - details

Bryan deSilva — Aug 2009

So with those best practice concepts under our belt, let's get into the details of our 5 step process.

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WHEN can that Kronos config change be moved?

Bryan deSilva — Aug 2009

Over the last few months we've spent a lot of blog time talking about the how, why and what to move configuration data from one environment to another in Kronos WFC. There needs to be more conversation about the WHEN to do it.

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