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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade

kronos shortcoming  software New Look selects Kronos for European stores Industry tags: WFM, Retail The retailer will use Kronos’ Time and Attendance (T&A), forecasting, and workforce scheduling products for 16,000 employees, both FTEs and part-times. The company has been using Kronos T&A for 1,000 employees in its distribution centers since 1997, so this is an extension of Kronos. T&A was largely a manual process prior to selecting Kronos. Scheduling was handled by Rota Manager, New Look’s in-house–developed

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Kronos Offers Cloud Workforce Management for the Little Guy


Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management (WFM) solutions in the cloud, is preparing for its KronosWorks 2012 conference early next week, and continues to fire on all cylinders. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries—including more than half of the Fortune 1000—use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

kronos shortcoming  of the Fortune 1000—use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. During the recently held 15th annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Kronos announced a series of enhancements to its fast-selling cloud WFM suite for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), dubbed Kronos Workforce Ready. In March 2012, Kronos announced that it had  acquired SaaShr.com , which gave it a well-established network of payroll service bureaus, human resources 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 shortcoming  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

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 new solution aims to allow any enterprise resource planning (ERP) or workforce management (WFM) application suite to collect employee time and attendance (T&A) data around the clock with minimal administration.

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

Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


Lawson has yet to show that its strategy and technology can "travel abroad," especially to Europe where it needs to put down some deep roots if it is to fulfill its global ambitions. A measly portion of its total revenues comes from sales outside of the US-a proportion that has been static for the past several years. On the other hand, it may point out how successful the company has become in the US in the past decade. What is puzzling is why that success has remained local.

kronos shortcoming  ADP , Ceridian , Kronos , Ultimate Software , etc.), single-industry software vendors (e.g., Retek , i2 Technologies , JDA , NSB Retail Systems , etc., in the retail sector) and those companies that offer a specific solution that directly competes with a portion of its more comprehensive product offering. Also, the functional gaps are narrowing by the day, as in the case of teaming up of Infinium (now part of SSA Global) and McKesson to provide a strong health care solution). The technology is also Read More

UK’s Rail Selects Capgemini to Implement ClickSoftware’s Workforce Rostering


The UK's Network Rail selects Capgemini UK plc to implement ClickSoftware's workforce management (WFM) and rostering system. Get the details in the P.J.'s write-up.

kronos shortcoming  from the likes of Kronos is quite fierce. Read More

Workforce Analytics - A Blend of Business Intelligence and Human Resources


In a previous blog post, I described how artificial intelligence (AI) can help human resources (HR) in the recruiting process. It is interesting to note that almost half of the people who took our poll would use AI—but not extensively. Besides being used for recruiting purposes, AI is used more and more in workforce management. By combining business intelligence (BI) with HR processes, business

kronos shortcoming  are HR vendors ( Kronos , Mercer , etc.) that offer workforce analytics, and BI vendors ( IBM , Oracle , etc.) that created modules or versions of their products for this niche. No matter which vendor is offering workforce analytics, it is still used in midsized companies or large corporations. What Can Workforce Analytics Bring to Your Company? If you are a HR manager in a company that employs thousands of people, one of your main concerns should be reporting and analytics. Workforce analytics can help Read More

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


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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

GE Healthcare to Marry Industrial Internet with Workforce Management


GE Healthcare announced that it has agreed to acquire API Healthcare, a healthcare workforce management (WFM) software and analytics solutions provider. API Healthcare is not only a healthcare-specific vendor focused on WFM solutions, but also the architect of the Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE)—a solution that facilitates the sharing of workforce data across the entire continuum of care.

kronos shortcoming  surprise. Some might remember Kronos ’ 2011 attempt to acquire API Healthcare, which was blocked by the Department of Justice (DoJ) due to antitrust issues (i.e., a near monopolistic situation in the healthcare WFM industry). The parties decided not to challenge the DoJ, and Kronos later acquired OptiLink . The acquisition by GE validates the importance of WFM as a critical component in addressing today’s healthcare challenges.   Improving operational efficiencies is critical for healthcare Read More

Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 2


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 shortcoming  products included those from Kronos and RedPrairie Corporation , given those two vendors’ notable recent moves in the WFM field. While Part 1 detailed the  data collection ,  time and attendance (T&A),  labor activities, and  absence  management modules of WFM (and their respective importance), Part 2 will focus on the forecasting and scheduling, reporting and analytics, and  talent management  parts of WFM. Forecasting and Scheduling applications are all about deploying the right personnel Read More

Genesco Selects Kronos for Hiring


Kronos’ talent management products (from the Unicru acquisitions) are not necessarily bestsellers in comparison to their workforce management (WFM) counterparts, but they can still contribute with some customer wins. Most recently, Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer of footwear, headwear, and sports apparel and accessories, has launched the Kronos hiring solution to help recruit

kronos shortcoming  Selects Kronos for Hiring Kronos ’ talent management products (from the Unicru acquisitions) are not necessarily bestsellers in  comparison to their workforce management (WFM) counterparts , but they can still contribute with some customer wins. Most recently, Genesco Inc. , a Nashville-based specialty retailer of footwear, headwear, and sports apparel and accessories, has  launched the Kronos hiring solution to help recruit, hire, and onboard top-notch employees. With more than 2,400 retail Read More

The Human Capital Management Market-Hot, but also Overpopulated?


Many human capital management (HCM) vendors try to cover most of the bases through broader product suites. While there have been noticeable consolidation moves in the market, which vendors will eventually dominate cannot be exactly stated at this time.

kronos shortcoming  and attendance (T&A), where Kronos rules. One should again note that T&A is a segment of broader strategic workforce/talent/human capital management suites, that in most definitions includes at its core the HR, payroll, and benefits modules, which have lately been bolstered with self-service for employees and managers, and similar intuitive applications like a centralized workforce portal that conducts on-boarding and other pertinent functions. Additional applications might include recruitment and Read More

Wireless Palm VII ~ Look Ma No Hands!


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012


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One of the major announcements at the KronosWorks 2013 conference was about the transformative change coming to Kronos Workforce Analytics at the end of 2013. By leveraging Microstrategy Visual Insight, Kronos intends to put the power of workforce data analytics into the hands of the managers who can immediately act on it by leveraging data visualization and exploration tools. The introduction

kronos shortcoming  transformative change coming to Kronos Workforce Analytics at the end of 2013. By leveraging Microstrategy Visual Insight , Kronos intends to put the power of workforce data analytics into the hands of the managers who can immediately act on it by leveraging data visualization and exploration tools. The introduction of data visualization and exploration capabilities allows users to find meaning in raw data (including external data feeds) faster, helping to transform critical workforce data into Read More