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Migrating From UKG Workforce Central to UKG Dimensions?

Michael Turner - Director of Strategic Initiatives
Posted by Michael Turner - Director of Strategic Initiatives on Oct 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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UKG Dimensions (formerly Kronos Workforce Dimensions) has drawn increasing interest over the past year as many Workforce Central users are finally considering to make this leap. No doubt, new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 response these last several months have created a pressure test for businesses across all sectors. Leaders of these businesses are drawn to the idea of implementing adaptable, mobile-friendly workplace solutions for their new working realities. Dimensions fit that bill.

We recommend keeping a few crucial points in mind when considering a migration from Workforce Central to Dimensions.

Data Transfer Is Largely Optimized

That has got to be a huge relief to hear! Even at launch, Dimensions offered impressive compatibility for transferring data directly from Workforce Central. Often, just the thought of transferring the entirety of an enterprise's data between solutions is a massive inhibitor to making this big leap! UKG has put in the groundwork to minimize manual data migration efforts between Workforce Central and Dimensions. One less reason to be hesitant.

Still Plan for an Adjustment Period

As with any migration between solutions, you and your employees will need some time to understand your new digital environment. Dimensions is designed to be intuitive by drawing on mobile-first best practices, and this should help lend some initial familiarity to features and functions. Still, the change between interfaces, replacement of specific modules, and beefed-up capabilities of others—often made possible by newer automation, machine learning, and AI integrations—will require some getting used to. 

Proper preparation before migration and ample training and support post-migration can all help expedite your team's successful adoption—and keep your adjustment period minimal. This is a large part of what we do to help our partners successfully complete their migrations by working with teams upfront to set important expectations and then bringing them all onboard through platform training once their implementation is complete.

Now Is a Great Time to Adopt Dimensions

As we near the end of 2020, so to draws the end of the Adobe Flash plugin. Dimensions offers a distinct advantage by being engineered from the start without Flash integration, simplifying some of IT's struggles in trying to phase out these soon-to-be-obsolete features across their entire enterprise—at least as far as their workforce management solution is concerned.

Not only has Dimensions made significant strides since its launch in 2017, but UKG has a roadmap planned for the platform's future. UKG will share insights into this roadmap next month at the first UKG Works conference (previously KronosWorks). This year's fully digital format offers free registration for anyone with a UKG solution ID so that you can join the roadmap session, network with solution pros, and more, all from the safety and comfort of your office or home. 

Eager for a 1-on-1 conversation about what migrating Dimensions would look like for you? Schedule a consultation with one of The Workforce Consulting Group’s implementation specialists today!

Topics: Workforce Management, UKG, Dimensions

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