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News Release

Kronos Breaks Down Barriers to Mobile Workforce Management
Released: 18th November 2013
Publisher: Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated today announced significant enhancements to its award-winning mobile and tablet applications, providing employees and managers the peace of mind that comes from knowing their workforce management solution is available wherever and whenever they need it.  

Kronos mobile applications – available on both smartphone and tablet devices – make it easier for managers and employees to complete a wide range of workforce-related tasks from their location and mobile device, improving organisational productivity, efficiency, and agility.

The latest version of Kronos® Mobile™ and Kronos Tablet™ provide:

Improved Productivity – Kronos workforce management solutions can now be accessed in more locations than ever, including environments without Wi-Fi or a mobile signal. Whether the manager or employee is in a remote location or a building blocking external signals, offline capabilities help prevent productivity losses and compromised data accuracy caused by network connectivity. 

Increased Agility and Risk Mitigation – Employees and managers can now be notified via alerts to their mobile device when urgent or time-sensitive labour management issues occur regardless of their location, avoiding costly disruptions and shortening response times.

Location-Aware Workforce Management – Kronos mobile products incorporate powerful geo-fencing capabilities that enable customers to define work locations and configure system rules to enforce business policies and ensure accurate data.

Ease of Use Enhancements – Staying up-to-date with the latest mobile operating systems, users can expect the same intuitive and crisp user experience with Kronos mobile workforce solutions.

In addition, Kronos tablet application now provides managers the ability to capture and share an annotated screen image, making it easier to share urgent information in a timely manner. Employers can also benefit from enhanced scheduling functionality, as managers now have the ability to see employee availability for work.

Mollie Lombardi, vice president and principle analyst, Human Capital Management, Aberdeen Group comments; “Mobile solutions are all about delivering information to the point of decision. As mobile devices in the form of smart phones – and increasingly in tablets – have become ubiquitous in our business life, it’s great to see solutions that deliver useful information to those who need it no matter what the device, working conditions, or availability of wireless connectivity.”

Bill Bartow, vice president, global product management, Kronos added; “Broader accessibility and connectivity make mobile workforce management possible for many new organisations that would benefit from tapping into today’s always-connected workforce. Mobile devices are uniquely equipped to give employees the ability to respond to urgent events or unforeseen operational disruptions since most people keep them within reach. Our latest mobile solutions deliver measurable financial results. Managing in the moment has never been easier.”

Thousands of Kronos customers are already completing workforce management tasks on the go using Kronos mobile solutions. Kronos Mobile is available via iPhone®, Android™, and BlackBerry®. Kronos Tablet is available on the Apple® iPad®. With the exception of geo-fencing capabilities, which will be available in December, all enhancements discussed here are currently available.

Crystal Woods, human resources division head, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department concludes, “Our employees are spread across a wide geography of more than 53,000 square miles, including remote areas that have difficulty accessing a wireless signal. The ability to capture the activities and equipment usage of these employees as they move from site to site throughout the day demands a sophisticated workforce management solution. Moreover, we must closely safeguard the integrity of our workforce data to ensure accuracy in the federal reimbursement process.”

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About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organisations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labour costs, minimise compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.  Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labour analytics applications at www.kronos.co.uk. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.

Organisations that are interested in purchasing Kronos products and services should base their decision solely on what is currently available. Unreleased products, services, or functionality referenced in this document and other publicly available materials, including public statements on kronos.co.uk, are not a promise of fulfillment and may not be delivered as promised or at all. 


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