Kronos(R) announces availability of Kronos iSeries Central 5.1; Latest version includes new scheduling functionality and compliance capabilities.CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Kronos(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON KRON Knowledge Representation Oriented Nets ) today announced the latest version of its Kronos iSeries Central suite of workforce management Workforce Management (WFM) encompasses all the responsibilities for maintaining a productive and happy workforce. Sometimes referred to as HRMS systems, or even the larger ERP systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP). There are many software vendors within this space. applications. Kronos iSeries Central automates key business functions, engages employees, and optimizes the workforce, providing organizations with a strategic competitive advantage. The highly scalable solution is used by more than 4,000 organizations that run on the IBM eServer This article is about the IBM family of computer servers. For the open access electronic text archive, see EServer.org.
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"The Kronos iSeries Central suite provides a reliable, scalable platform for organizations that need to optimize workforce deployment," said Barry Moore, vice president of Kronos' iSeries division. "The added scheduling functionality and compliance capabilities in the latest version are designed to help our iSeries users more effectively and efficiently manage their workforce and ultimately deliver a competitive advantage."
Optimizing workforce performance with scheduling solutions
Kronos iSeries Central continues to demonstrate Kronos' leadership position in employee scheduling solutions. Kronos iSeries Central customers now benefit with advanced scheduling solutions that provide managers with visibility into the workforce, ensuring efficient deployment of resources. With the scheduling solution, managers are able to optimize workforce performance, control labor costs, increase productivity, and improve employee satisfaction.
Employees also benefit with visibility into schedule postings and the ability to have input on their scheduling availability, improving employee satisfaction and retention. The scheduling functionality in the Kronos iSeries Central suite optimizes the use of in-house staff and minimizes the need for contingent labor and overtime, resulting in reduced labor costs. Employee preferences are considered when creating schedules, which reduces absences and turnover. The solution also consistently enforces scheduling policies, which minimizes employee grievances.
Helping address compliance regulations
New functionality available in the Kronos iSeries Central suite helps organizations meet compliance regulations. The solution provides configuration tools to enable archiving and record retention. Organizations benefit with comprehensive auditing capabilities, which assist in meeting Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.
"With 190,000 employees, 184 hospitals, and 82 outpatient surgery centers in 22 states, creating policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental to ensure compliance throughout the organization is critical," said Richard Tarpey, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. - Time and Attendance systems manager of HCA HCA,
n.pr See acid, hydroxycitric. Inc. "The Kronos iSeries Central suite helped us set up internal controls to comply with increased regulation. The solution enabled us to coordinate audit trails for our time and labor information, which created an efficient process to meet compliance regulations."
Kronos iSeries Central 5.1 is generally available. For more information regarding Kronos solutions call (800) 225-1561.
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos Incorporated is the most trusted name in workforce management. Kronos helps organizations staff, develop, deploy, track, and reward their workforce, resulting in reduced costs, increased productivity, better decision-making, improved employee satisfaction, and alignment with organizational objectives. More than 20 million people use a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos' high-impact enterprise solutions at www.kronos.com.
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