Now We Have Kronos, It's Payroll Time - Part II

Dwain Lambrigger — Feb 2012

Last we spoke, we were discussing how Kronos Workforce Timekeeper affects the payroll process.  Well, we got half way there. Follow along as we finish our trip. 

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Payroll Sign Off in Kronos Timekeeper

Dwain Lambrigger — Feb 2012

Once a pay period has closed, the payroll process begins. Basically, the payroll process incorporates preparing the time collected in Kronos Workforce Timekeeper, reviewing and validating that data, then sending it over to your payroll system. Your payroll system then processes the data and does many things, the most important of which is to provide pay checks or direct deposits to employees.

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Where were you when the page was blank?

Jeff Millard — May 2011

My father used to ask his young engineer recruits “Where were you when the page was blank?” when they complained about the design of something existing that they had to interface too. On the face of it the question implies they should have spoken up much earlier. The subtext, however, was usually that since the design often pre-dated the young engineer’s birth he or she may not yet have sufficient seniority to be disparaging other’s designs. It also reminded people that the original designers designed to the original requirements not to what came along years later with new concepts, methods, tools, or technologies in the mix. So basically if you weren’t in the room when all those requirements were being discovered and decided upon then you probably have no basis to comment. Until my father’s engineers learned this they weren’t invited to anymore design discussions.

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The Software Swamp

Bryan deSilva — Sep 2010

Last fall, I decided to take a walk to clear my head between battles with some software that was frustrating me. My walk took me through some public parkland and an adjacent golf course. Part of the golf course has been closed for a few years due to drainage problems caused by seepage from a deteriorating dam. The dam was rebuilt in the past year. The fairway grass looked much shorter than last year indicating that it had been mowed sometime this summer (last year it was a few feet tall in places), and recent months had been fairly dry so I decided to take a shortcut down one of the fairways. Well, it wasn't a shortcut. I ended up zigzagging my way down the fairway in search of the high spots as much of the fairway was boggy. Which is comparable to how I felt when I was getting frustrated by the software a few moments earlier.

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The Kronos Transaction Assistant (cont)

Myron Oakes — Sep 2010

If you have ever weeped or gnashed your teeth over the Kronos Transaction Assistant, then perhaps we can assist with at least the weeping part (see your dentist about the gnashing). There are two Kronos database tables that contain all the information that you need to know about errors that are displayed on Transaction assistant. These tables are FAILEDXMLDATA and FAILEDXMLBODY. And here’s a query that will pull all person-level data out:

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