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KronosWorks 2010: Of Next-Gen User Experience & Workforce Mobility
Given our shared presence in the Boston metro area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with Kronos Incorporated in the past, but this fall was my very

kronos ngui  contacts and interactions with Kronos Incorporated in the past, but this fall was my very first attendance of the vendor’s  annual user conference: KronosWorks 2010 . That attendance was a worthwhile use of my time and a great learning experience about the company and its customers. As some  background, here is Ventana Research ’s report from the previous conference, KronosWorks 2009 . Kronos is the global leader in workforce management (WFM) solutions that enable organizations to control labor

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KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

kronos ngui  user conference ), attending Kronos Inc. ’s 2011 user conference was worthwhile nonetheless. Kronos knows full well that its customers’ (labor) time is money, and the company specializes in workforce management (WFM) software, which ensures that a company’s employees complete their assigned jobs and receive pay and benefits accordingly. The company introduced the first microprocessor-controlled time clock in 1979. Today, it employs 3,200 people worldwide, and its proprietary hardware business (time Read More

Talking to (and Learning from) a Retail Store Execution Software Leader - Part 1


My recent post (Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores talked about how much attention (and IT investment) retailers pay to their merchandize planning and supply chain optimization processes as compared to their store-level task execution, even though this is where “the rubber meets the road.” I concluded my post with the fact that there are dozens of

kronos ngui  wider competition, such as Kronos , SAP, Oracle, JDA Software, Opterus, Tomax Corporation, RedPrairie Corporation, Natural Insight, WorkPlace Systems, Infor Workbrain, CyberShift , etc. It will certainly take some time for the WFM platform to become as mature as its Task Management counterpart. For the first time in its history, Reflexis took on US$6 million in debt funding in 2010, to sustain its expansion and pay off the acquisition of Enfortrust. Since its inception, the company has been deliberatly Read More

Solving Enterprise Problems: The Fully-integrated Solution of IQMS


Though superficially, IQMS, a small, quiet ERP provider, may be similar to its competitors, by offering fully-integrated applications and services that are typically expected from larger tier one vendors, IQMS has truly differentiated itself in the market.

kronos ngui  with the likes of Kronos . It also minimizes time required for labor data input. The product generates payroll timecards or output file for external payroll systems (since native integration with the IQ Payroll module is available only in the US). It also generates more accurate job costing information by allowing labor tracking to specific tasks. The module provides links to labor reporting for production reporting or job costing in JobShopIQ , IQ Project manager , or IQ Preventive Maintenance modules, Read More

Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Six: Challenges and User Recommendations


While we believe that the Deltek’s strategy to shore up its current install base and to target new related markets has been sound, one should never discount fierce competition given the market for enterprise application software has become a highly competitive and rapidly changing field.

kronos ngui  offered by vendors including Kronos , ADP , Ceridian and Oracle. Its front-office applications face competition from well-known companies such as Siebel Systems and Goldmine Software Corporation in addition to the aforementioned ERP competitors that have lately espoused their CRM applications. Many of the above competitors have significantly greater resources such as financial, technical, and marketing, than Deltek, and, since experiencing a deceleration in their core business, these companies have Read More

ADP and Kronos Help Customers Adapt to the Affordable Care Act


In an effort to help organizations tackle the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ADP has launched a Health Care Reform section on ADP.com while Kronos has released an eBook, Navigating the Affordable Care Act: An Employer’s Guide to Managing Costs and Compliance in an ACA World. New challenges presented by the ACA may affect the following: payroll processing

kronos ngui  and Kronos Help Customers Adapt to the Affordable Care Act In an effort to help organizations tackle the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ADP has launched a Health Care Reform section on ADP.com while Kronos has released an eBook,  Navigating the Affordable Care Act: An Employer’s Guide to Managing Costs and Compliance in an ACA World . New challenges presented by the ACA may affect the following: payroll processing summary of benefits disclosures time and attendance tracking Read More

Taking Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 1


What TEC’s recent in-depth article Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor hinted, my attendance of Inforum 2012 in late April confirmed. Namely, Infor started out as a traditional acquirer and market consolidator, but that is old news now. The re-energized vendor has recently moved on to a new chapter of innovation and industry

kronos ngui  established players such as Kronos and RedPrairi e. New product enhancements were few and far between and the vendor focused on the low hanging fruit of keeping existing customers as best as possible. New named Workbrain customers had also not been a frequent occurrence for years. Occasionally, Infor’s sales folks would run across a new logo ERP deal that required HR capabilities. The strategy was to push any discussion to a “phase two” (meaning “likely never”) as the IBM System i -based HR Read More

transavia.com Selects Kronos AD OPT for Crew Rostering


One of the lesser talked about business divisions of Kronos Inc. is Montreal, Canada–based AD OPT, a provider of crew planning optimization solutions for the airline industry, which Kronos acquired in 2004. The company has been in this space for more than 25 years and its core focus is to deliver customized solutions for the tricky task of flight crew planning and scheduling for airlines whose aim

kronos ngui  com Selects Kronos AD OPT for Crew Rostering One of the lesser talked about business divisions of Kronos Inc. is Montreal, Canada–based AD OPT , a provider of crew planning optimization solutions for the airline industry, which Kronos acquired in 2004. The company has been in this space for more than 25 years and its core focus is to deliver customized solutions for the tricky task of flight crew planning and scheduling for airlines whose aim is to increase operational efficiency. Most Read More

Workforce Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?


Today’s manufacturers must be able to promptly cater to customer fluctuations in demand and maintain profitability. With agile workforces, companies have a real-time supply chain and produce/deliver only what is required at the best possible cost. Learn about the challenges facing manufacturing companies, as well as the benefits of implementing a workforce managing system that offers automated workforce scheduling and optimization.

kronos ngui  vendors include those for Kronos in retail (see related article ), RedPrairie in retail stores and distribution centers (DCs), and ClickSoftware in varied field service environments (see related article ).  These vendors’ customers have seen drastic improvements in operational efficiencies, including reduced labor costs, and a more efficient and agile workforce that can respond to fluctuations in demand. But the benefits can go beyond tangible cost savings to include intangible or “soft” benefits, Read More

Workday and salesforce.com Cement Their Partnership


Unveiled at the recent Dreamforce 2013 mega conference, Salesforce1 Customer Platform is the new social, mobile, and cloud customer platform built for “the Internet of Customers”—where every company can connect with Salesforce1’s customers, employees, and partners through next-generation devices, apps, and smart products. Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, recently announced plans to launch Workday on the Salesforce1 AppExchange. Get the details.

kronos ngui  management partners, such as Kronos and Saba Software , e.g., by developing own time & attendance (T&A), expense management, recruitment, and perhaps even learning management solutions, salesforce.com has not only acquired some solutions for its ecosystem, but also caused consternation by not acquiring some competing solutions (e.g., Marketo and Silverpop after the ExactTarget acquisition).   But in this case, salesforce.com is not likely to get into the back-office realm of Workday and, vice versa, as Read More

Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated workforce management (WFM) suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and assign work in their production and distribution facilities and in retail stores. Concrete examples of commercially available products included those from Kronos and RedPrairie Corporation, given those two vendors’ notable

kronos ngui  products included those from Kronos and RedPrairie Corporation , given those two vendors’ notable recent moves in the WFM field. While Part 1 explained the data collection, time and attendance (T&A), activities, and absence management modules  of WFM (and their importance), Part 2 focused on the forecasting and scheduling, reporting and analytics, and talent management parts of WFM . The final part of this blog series will analyze the retail sector’s particular WFM requirements and some vendors’ Read More

TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESU.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing services Cloud computing "HP was selected by the U.S Army to provide the Department of Defense and other agencies with cloud computing services. This contract includes private cloud services as well as mobile and data center management. This is an important step for HP and cloud computing providers in order to

kronos ngui  public school system select Kronos A good move for the Salem city government and school system due to Kronos’ proven leadership in the public sector. Choosing Kronos’ workforce management solution will help minimize payroll processing errors and time required for processing,  while at the same time reducing their current paper processes. —Sherry Fox, TEC HCM Analyst TEC profile for Kronos Workforce Suite Press release Hellmann Worldwide selects RedPrairie warehouse and parcel management systems Read More

Taking Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by expressing the “New Infor” sentiments (backed up with concrete examples and rationale) following my recent attendance of Inforum 2012. Then the article provided some historical background and described the lineage of the products that currently form the Infor10 HCM portfolio. The article also detailed some technical and organizational issues on both the

kronos ngui  Workday, SuccessFactors , and Kronos , and the prospective customer would still need Enwisen’s service delivery in some instances. Now, in addition to Lawson HRMS, there are still several legacy HR and/or payroll products, some of which are even on mainframe, such as: Infinium HR—now Infor10 HCM Infinium , might still be occasionally sold to new customers that like IBM System i Masterpiece/HR —stemming all the way back from Computer Associates (CA) Smartstream (from the Geac Computer Read More

SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation iVantage 5.0 for Human Resources Certification Report


SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation’s human resource information system (HRIS), iVantage 5.0, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

kronos ngui  be handled by NOVAtime, Kronos, and ADP ETime. In 2010, SPECTRUM will be adding its own time and attendance module—removing the need to work with third-party support. Integration Options Import and export of data (e.g., time and attendance information) is handled though iVantage Link. Reporting Options Employee metrics and the ability to produce reports (such as staff headcount, HR budgeting, turnover trends analysis, etc.) are fully supported out of the box. The report scheduling feature allows users Read More

SAP Seeking Cloud Success via SuccessFactors Buy


The 2011 holiday shopping season seems to have arrived a bit sooner for SAP, who forked out US$3.4 billion for SuccessFactors during the first weekend of December 2011 (see SAP’s official press release). Another curiosity of the acquisition is that it took place on Saturday, which hasn’t prevented bloggers and twitterers from swiftly contributing with their off-the-cuff opinions.

kronos ngui  solutions from Workday, ADP, Kronos, Ultimate Software , or Insperity (a provider of managed HTM services and advisories), tight integration or even owning an HCM system seems less critical and more of a nice-to-have feature. Conclusions (for Now) In a nutshell, SAP’s move and price tag might smell of some desperation, but I applaud bold moves versus complacency – particularly when the company has hoards of cash, and where failure (in the worst-case scenario) won’t really tank its business. For its Read More