If the conversations we had at KronosWorks last month are any indication, interest in Kronos Workforce Dimension is growing. Over the course of two years since the platform's launch, Kronos has continued to build on the platform's offerings, including technology partner integrations and quality-of-life improvements.
Throughout this year's KronosWorks event, one of the biggest concerns we heard was what upgrade options are still on the table for businesses preparing to catch up. Even with all the buzz around Workforce Dimensions, it's worth reminding everyone that Kronos is also making huge strides with its other trusted offerings like Workforce Central.
The IBM iSeries servers (formerly AS/400) have long been trusted by mid-sized businesses for their heavy computing capabilities. Their endurance can largely be attributed to IBM's support for past compatibility with each new version of the software and operating system they release.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's KronosWorks another special experience. Connecting with so many like-minded professionals is the reason we look forward to this event every year. Changing workforce management systems is no small task, but there comes a time when sticking to an outdated or ill-fitting workforce management solution does more harm than good.
For all the buzz about the great potential of the growing "gig economy," the new free-market evolution of temp employment characterized by freelance contractors and flexible work, recent developments have helped highlight the uncertain future as legislation continues to catch up
By now, the "Cloud" is a well-established and often preferred model for business software solutions — workforce management included. As advantages of the Cloud have become clearer, many uncertainties that may have prevented businesses from adopting this model in its early stages have also been settled. While early migrators are already reaping its benefits, it's certainly not too late for businesses awaiting a confident verdict on cloud efficiency.
The Cloud is alive and well in 2017 - and that should come as no surprise. We included the increasing normality of Cloud adoption in our workforce predictions for the new year without any hesitation, and new data about 2016 only strengthens our position. We're well versed in the ROI cloud-based systems like Kronos Workforce Central can provide (especially as a proud accredited partner), and these benefits have businesses of all sizes acclimating to the idea of change.
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Whether your business is testing a workforce management replacement or adding to an existing one, a pilot program is an excellent way to optimize a configuration to meet your needs. Ultimately, a pilot program should help iron out any kinks in a chosen solution before scaling, but there are a couple key things to keep in mind that should help guide early program decisions.
Technology is an ever-changing tool, and with 2017 around the corner, we always like to take some time to understand the trends in the new year. Our expectation for workforce management trends in 2017 reflects the intersection of changing technology and the human touch.
Last week we blogged about what we were up to at KronosWorks 2016. Besides giving away a $1,000 Southwest Airlines gift card, hosting a happy hour event, and our experts meeting with hundreds of attendees, we also had a few key takeaways from the conference.