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5 Reasons to Upgrade to Workforce Central 7

Posted by Neil Shah on Dec 30, 2013 2:22:44 PM

Upgrade to Workforce Central 7Here comes the New Year! A time for new goals, new budgets, new priorities, and new vacation days!

Along with all of the other changes listed above, another change that your organization may be considering is an to upgrade to Kronos Workforce Central 7.

To all of you questioning whether or not to make the jump, we’ve listed the Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Workforce Central 7.

Legislative and Compliance Issues

This is unique to each company, but one thing to consider is whether or not your organization will remain in compliance with any previous version of Workforce Central. The latest Workforce Central upgrade is completely up-to-date on all current legislative issues, including the Affordable Care Act.

Affordable Care Act

The looming day has come. It’s 2014, and the new year brings with it Obamacare. It seems no one is completely sure whether or not it will be a boom or a bust but, regardless, Workforce Central 7 is here to help. Kronos has designed the latest upgrade to continually monitor the mix of full-time and part-time status of employees. It will also help you with the look-back period and ensure you are in compliance with the new laws.

Easier Navigation and Alerts

As consumers, we are beginning to expect a certain level of usability in the applications we use on a daily basis, and Kronos has responded in kind. The new navigation in Workforce Central 7 has a much easier navigation that is designed to be mobile-friendly as well. They also added new priority notifications for both the employer and employee, making it easier for everyone to stay up-to-date.

Scheduling Upgrades

Obviously one of the most important functions of workforce management, scheduling was made a high priority in the upgrade. The scheduling feature is now much more flexible for both managers and employees. The list of enhanced features everything from the ability to track proficiency and availability of employees, to schedule the right staffing mix. It also highlights an improved calendar view for employees to enter shift preferences and a shift-swapping feature that requires less management involvement.

Analytics and Reporting

The market has been repeatedly asking for better reports and analytics, and Workforce Central 7 is answering. Workforce Analytics now has predefined reports that are customizable to meet the needs of each individual customer. It also allows you to track new metrics and key performance indicators through timekeeping information. This will help organizations gain insight that will show performance against your specific targets and help you better manage projections.

Every January brings with it many ambitions, goals and changes to individuals and organizations. On your list of accomplishments for 2014, we suggest adding an upgrade to Workforce Central to that list!

Topics: Kronos Workforce Central