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What’s your Kronos plan? Keep the Future in Mind for Maximum Success

Posted by Neil Shah on Jul 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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Congratulations, you’ve implemented Kronos workforce management software! Your system is in place, but what is your long-term plan? How does and will it fit into the overall strategy for your company? If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions, now is the time to step back and evaluate how Kronos can work for your business now, and for years into the future.

Many of our clients purchase Kronos because they’ve just “had it” with their antiquated tracking system, or to put out a fire in their department. You may have done the same, but never considered Kronos’ entire potential when you made such a big decision.

Developing a Plan

If you don’t have a plan for how you want to see Kronos working in your company in the next 3, 5, even 7 years, our experts at The WFC Group can help you develop one to ensure success and that you’re using the software to its fullest potential.  

The first thing we recommend doing is putting together a wish list of everything you hope to get out of the system, and assign a budget to each of those desired outcomes. Need some inspiration? Our clients most often include the following on their wish list:

You may have even more ideas – make sure to add everything to the list and put them in order of importance. What are you top goals now? What can wait until the future? Make sure to also prioritize items that take the least effort and most impact – these should always float to the top of the list.

How We Can Help

Our implementation experts can strategize and help you develop a plan for the coming years that will meet your company goals. We will also want to talk with you about any Kronos upgrades you may be planning for the future so that as you develop your plan, you can implement systems at smart times that take advantage previous upgrades you’ve completed.  

More often than not, we suggest changes in the order of your wish list, as we are able to show you which tasks will make others easier or less expensive to implement down the line.

Whatever you decide to tackle first, and whatever your long-term strategy looks like, the ultimate goal is to make that plan today. Accomplishing this will save you money and implementation headaches along the way, which will only increase user and employee buy-in, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase ROI.

So what’s your plan? Have you written it down yet? If you aren’t sure where to start, contact us and we can work with you to ensure your long-term Kronos strategy is set up for success.

Topics: Kronos, Workforce Management