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Kronos launches service to expedite customer migration to the Kronos Cloud

With expertise built on managing more than 14,000 customers in the Kronos Cloud, Kronos Incorporated today announced a Cloud Readiness assessment service to help new and existing customers maximise the value of migrating a workforce management solution to the Kronos Cloud through a customised and comprehensive review of their systems, services, and policies.

  •  Decision makers in HR, operations, IT, and finance recognise the benefits of deploying in the cloud – faster implementation; geographic distribution; availability of up-to-date software; reduced burden on internal IT staff; and the ability to leverage vendor expertise to manage, scale, and upgrade applications – yet few organisations have the in-house resources to complete a comprehensive audit of internal systems and processes to build a cloud migration plan that keeps the project on time and within budget.
  • While IHS Technology predicts that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will be a main driver in growing the global workforce management market by almost $1.5 billion from 2013 to 20181, Gartner research indicates, through 2017, the number of organisations using external providers to deliver cloud-related services will rise to 91 percent2 to mitigate cost and security risks as well as to meet business goals and desired outcomes.
  • Leveraging Kronos’ deep expertise acquired from deploying thousands of customers in the Kronos Cloud – which includes the migration of hundreds of existing on-premise customers to the Kronos Cloud, such as Charleston County School District, St. Mary’s Hospital, and The Co-operative Group (U.K.) – the Kronos Cloud Readiness assessment provides new and existing customers with a customised, comprehensive review of their systems, services, and policies to lay the groundwork for an efficient, effective, and low-risk upgrade to the Kronos Cloud.
  • Kronos Cloud Readiness provides advanced diagnostic services that are customised for the customer’s specific needs and their environment in three stages to optimise cloud migration from pre-planning to post-implementation:
    • Inventory of time clocks, applications, interfaces, reports, and authentication protocols;
      Evaluate architecture and network topology, key application and system configurations, database performance, customer developed interfaces and reports, and workstation requirements; and
      Improve record retention settings, global policy settings, database settings, and other industry best practice recommendations, and change control processes.
      Customers that leverage Kronos Cloud Readiness will have access to critical information and customised consultation services on often overlooked aspects of a cloud rollout while gaining several key benefits, such as:
    • Detailed and customised “cloud readiness” executive dashboard to help build a cloud-ready environment of technical, business, and functional best practices;
    • Reduction of organisational risk through an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the functional and technical aspects of the cloud migration process;
    • Optimised workforce management solution performance and system availability, leading to accelerated adoption and rapid return on investment with ability to implement workforce management goals faster across the entire organisation; and
    • Best migration plan while freeing IT staff to focus other business-critical needs.
    • Kronos workforce management solutions help organisations control labour costs, minimise compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Organisations that have selected or migrated from on-premise deployments to the Kronos Cloud can more effectively support their corporate strategy with flexibility to manage their workforces while achieving a faster return on investment.

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