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Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example
My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point

kronos shortcoming  About Retail Personas? While Kronos and RedPrairie have being using “personas” for years, both retail-centric WFM vendors have recently respectively engaged Projekt202 and Gomoll Research + Design , interaction and visual design and research agencies to help them take a fresh approach. With help from these third-party experts (who have a number of ex- Apple employees), the two vendors have identified several critical personas, such as site manager, field manager, corporate power user, employee Read More...
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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

kronos shortcoming  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...
Kronos Launches Workforce Tablet
During the KronosWorks conference in Las Vegas, Kronos introduced Workforce Tablet, a new app designed for the Apple iPad. The solution—available in the Apple

kronos shortcoming  real-time access  to the Kronos Workforce Central suite. The list of key features mentioned in the press release (i.e., analytics, geosensing, scheduling, staffing,  and time card approvals) indicates that the app is intended for users in management positions. Mr. Bill Bartow, vice president of global product management at Kronos, points out: By providing managers with tablet access to their workforce management solution anywhere at any time, we enable them to effectively manage in the moment using Read More...
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact
Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly,

kronos shortcoming  CRS Business Computers , Kronos Incorporated , Retail Technologies , MICRO Systems (formerly Datavantage ), Radiant Systems , Workbrain , 360 Commerce , Tomax Technologies and Triversity , in addition the above-mentioned broader solution set providers such as NSB Retail Systems, Retek and SAP. Further, JDA's current Collaborative Solutions compete primarily with products from SAS, Evant, AC Nielsen Corporation, i2 Technologies , Manugistics , Information Resources , and Synchra Systems . But, as the Read More...
Renault-Nissan Selects Kronos for Workforce Productivity in India
Kronos seems to be reaping the benefits from its geographic expansion into India and China. Reportedly, Renault-Nissan Automotive India evaluated lots of local

kronos shortcoming  Nissan Selects Kronos for Workforce Productivity in India Kronos seems to be reaping the benefits from its geographic expansion into India and China. Reportedly, Renault-Nissan Automotive India evaluated lots of local time and attendance (T&A) vendors, but none of them fit the automaker's automation requirements. Kronos was selected for its ability to offer a complete solution including full automation of the punch-to-pay process, real-time workforce visibility, and employee engagement Read More...
Latest Release of Kronos Workforce Ready, Replete with Enhancements
Kronos has announced the latest release of its cloud-based Kronos Workforce Ready workforce management (WFM) suite for small and midsize businesses (SMBs

kronos shortcoming  Release of Kronos Workforce Ready, Replete with Enhancements Kronos has announced the latest release of its cloud-based Kronos Workforce Ready workforce management (WFM) suite for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Workforce Ready came from Kronos’ late 2012 acquisition of SaaShr , and the SMB cloud business at Kronos has been on a tear of late, being a $22 million business (not much compared to Kronos’ $1 billion total revenues, but impressive for a business that’s less than two years old). 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

kronos shortcoming  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

kronos shortcoming  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...
Kronos
Kronos Incorporated helps organizations handle workforce-related problems. The company has implemented thousands of solutions, globally, for a wide variety of

kronos shortcoming  Kronos Incorporated helps organizations handle workforce-related problems. The company has implemented thousands of solutions, globally, for a wide variety of business types and sizes. The company touts its high level of customer satisfaction. Kronos is based in Massachusetts, USA, and was founded in 1977. Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

kronos shortcoming  before adding i2, while Kronos has had many good moves in that regard, and arguably Oracle as well. And RedPrairie and JDA’s merger is not necessarily a “roll-up” merger a la Infor -- there really isn’t very much overlap in products other than the obvious aforementioned transportation management system (TMS). Both companies have considerable experience in acquisitions and mergers while maintaining both innovation and healthy profit margins. By all means, this is a much bigger merger but these are 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

kronos shortcoming  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...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of September 3, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSIndustrial lubricants manufacturer IRMCO selects ProcessPro Premier ERP softwareIndustry tags: manufacturing

kronos shortcoming  expenses management functionalities. While Kronos and Workday will certainly compete on occasion, they will also partner in complex environments where Workday's T&A product just isn't a good fit. As a new ERP for service industries provider focused on competing with Oracle and SAP, Workday appears to have other fish to fry. In fact, the company's S1 report (pre-IPO) indicates that, despite doing the things right architecturally from scratch, a whopping 37 percent of revenue is currently being invested Read More...
Accu-Time Systems Releases TimeCom
Accu-Time Systems (ATS), a subsidiary of Amano USA Holdings, Inc., recently released TimeCom, a time-clock and cloud-based integration middleware solution. The

kronos shortcoming  ATS’ main competitors are Kronos and ZK Software . Kronos offers a complete WFM software application suite/hardware solution, whereas the ATS solutions are easily adaptable to other software that include WFM or T&A modules, and thus can function as a complement to competitor solutions like JDA Software and Workforce Software . As for ATS' other main competition, price sensitivity and quality are paramount factors in deals versus ZK Software. Currently, the TimeCom solution is validated by Workday and Read More...
Kronos to Introduce Enterprise Social Networking in Its Workforce Management Solution
Kronos was not in a rush to jump onto the social/collaboration wagon when a lot of other big players in the enterprise software market were doing it. In other

kronos shortcoming  Its Workforce Management Solution Kronos was not in a rush to jump onto the social/collaboration wagon when a lot of other big players in the enterprise software market were doing it. In other words, Kronos chose not to deliver social for the sake of social. But it had good reason—the industries that it serves, such as health care, manufacturing, and public sector, are not exactly early adopters of hipster technologies. At KronosWorks 2013, taking place in Orlando, Florida, the vendor announced that in Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3Industry tags: Distribution

kronos shortcoming  Commerce Cloud Press release Kronos acquires SMART Industry tags: Cross-industry Kronos continues its M&A activity (its second this year) with the acquisition of UK-based SMART Computer Holdings and Spanish affiliate SMART Human Logistics (a provider of workforce management solution). Kronos is working quite aggressively to strengthen its presence in some key European markets. —Sherry Fox, TEC HR Analyst TEC profile for Kronos Press release IBM acquires Varicent to expand its Analytics portfolio Read More...

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