Kronos Workforce Central Software


 

Kronos Workforce Central is a complete set of human resource and workforce management applications including Kronos HRMS, payroll, time and attendance, absence management, scheduling and more. Thousands of companies and millions of users in more than 60 countries use Kronos software every day to manage their most important resource—their employees. In fact, the system is in place at more than half of Fortune 1,000 organizations. 

Workforce planning features, along with the Kronos timekeeping system, give managers insight into labor demands, worker availability and scheduling across the organization. Using Kronos' advanced scheduler, users can balance available resources with workload requirements. The user interface, the Kronos Navigator, includes one-click access to frequently used features and a customizable employee self-service portal.

Kronos' suite of fully integrated applications is 100 percent Web-based, whether you opt for on-premise licensed installation, managed services or a hosted solution. The system's flexibility of deployment means it will meet your business needs, both now and in the future. 

Kronos' pricing options are flexible, and the system is suitable for organizations of all sizes. They also offer a variety of educational, training, implementation and system optimization services.

 

Kronos Workforce Central - Workforce management dashboard
 
  • Kronos Workforce Central - Workforce management dashboard
    Workforce management dashboard
  • Kronos Workforce Central - Benefit open enrollment
    Benefit open enrollment
  • Kronos Workforce Central - HR employee position
    HR employee position
  • Kronos Workforce Central - Manage by exception
    Manage by exception
  • Kronos Workforce Central - Manager self-service
    Manager self-service
  • Kronos Workforce Central - Taliorable workforce
    Taliorable workforce
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

70 Reviews of Kronos Workforce Central

 
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from Komputer Professional Services, Inc.
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Been involved with Kronos software since 1991

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Have been involved with implementing of Kronos at numerous Manufacturing Facilities. I found a high level of Quality of Design and rarely did we ever have bug issues with the software or with interfacing data to other systems. The technical staff has always been very helpful and when questions came up as to transferring data to General Ledger systems.

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Stability and Innovation

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Can't really come up with any cons. The only thing that I can think would be more directed to the users of the system. I have been using Kronos software since 1991 at various locations. They could improve the training of user sites by improvement of training the trainers that provide training support at the user level or nontechnical level.

Advice to Others

Plan and Fully Commit to any Project or do not start that project. Commit resources for a successful implementation

 
 

from Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Easy user interface. Easy to approve. Quick to load and process

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Fast, easy to use

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The PTO box is quirky. Have to hit enter and then approve.

Advice to Others

Easy and reliable. Never down.

 
 

from Home Health
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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I have seen this product used widely in a variety of settings. Our company has used it for many years and it does an excellent job for us.

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If you need a versatile time keeping software that will integrate into several other systems, this is a good choice.

 
 

from Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Kronos Super simple to use and easy to manage

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Worked with kronos for both approving my time and my employee's time. We have been using it with HCA since i can remember! Always simple to use the support is great and almost always see minimal downtime with it.

Pros

Integrates with our SSO

Cons

Wished that you could set an auto approve for Salary employees

 
 

from HCA Healthcare
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Kronos is one of the main systems I am in and out of everyday. I use it to clock my time, as well as keeping up to date with my PTO. For what it is intended for, it gets the job done. The user-interface could be a bit more friendly and it when you start a new pay period it does not default to it until all of the prior is approved so that can cause some confusion. Overall I like Kronos better than other time clock software i have used in the past.

 
 

from Amazon
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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Amazon recently migrated to this product, and its been a nightmare ever since. Its extremely slow; and needs a remote connection over RDP to a Windows machine instead of being web based. This seems so much like the 1990s. The user interface is non-intuitive, and takes a ton of training to figure out to how apply for leave and how to approve a leave.

Pros

* Tons of features

Cons

* Sluggish and slow
* 90s UI
* needs Windows remote desktop instead of we based
* Poor UI

Advice to Others

Don't bother

 
 

from FR Medical Center
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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Kronos is a great tool that I use everyday. It is easy to use, easy to understand, and does the job it was intended to do. I have not yet needed to perform any troubleshooting, though I would assume that aspect would be just as simple.

 
 

from Hcrmc
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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I LOVED the old Kronos. It was perfect. It was fast and functional and allowed me to do my work efficiently and quickly. Kronos 8 is a nightmare. It is slow, laggy, inconsistent and makes my work take twice as long! It is not because it's hard to understand, I GET it, it's because it is so so so slow and always lags behind my speed. It is very frustrating and makes me really regret we made the change.

Pros

Easy to use
Has everything you need to be a scheduler and payroll clerk.

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Slow
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Looks pretty but isn't functional
Will affect your efficiency

Advice to Others

If you have the option, get an earlier version, NOT the 8.. it is very frustrating.

 
 

from Auburn University
Specialty: Education & academic institutions
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Kronos does the job!

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I have been working at my current establishment for three years and we use KRONOS to monitor everything! This system gives a detailed account of all the hours you have worked and calculates the pay. It gives you an almost accurate amount for your hours (actual pay may differ by cents) but otherwise it's an accurate account of your pay.

Pros

Timecard is definitely a pro and allows you to see when you have blocked in or out.

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The system runs VERY slow most of the time. I wouldn't log in if I have somewhere to be in ten minutes.

Advice to Others

I would suggest to this all employees and businesses.

 
 

from Waukegan Public Library
Specialty: Public Sector
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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Kronos hit all of our objectives for selecting a time keeping software. For us, ease of use was most important. Second was the reputation of the vendor. Kronos is known world wide. What we forgot to ask during our software selection process was about implementation; who would be on the team, how long would it take, etc. What we've found is you get very junior people on your team, which can create a lot of problems during both the testing and implementation phase. The problem solving on issues and follow up has not been satisfactory. You're a small fish in a very big pond.

Pros

We were just looking for a time keeping platform, and this fit the bill. We're a small library, so didn't need a lot of bells and whistles. We also liked that if we needed to add additional functions like payroll and HR in the future, we would have a system that could add these features at a later time.

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If you are a small company, you don't get the best talent from Kronos on your team. They are international, so sometimes there are cultural barriers as well. Our experience wasn't so much that as it was having very junior developers who had to fix issues multiple times, and even created some new ones. Implementation is taking forever.

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We didn't ask enough questions regarding implementation when we were selecting a software. This is an important step-don't miss it!

 
 

from Lion
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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In order for system to work the in house support must fully understand the companies policies and proceedures

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if installed correctly it can make scheduling almost effortless

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typically in house support does not have knowledge of company policies and procedure and therefore take shortcuts which affect the efficiencies that the program has to offer

Advice to Others

Configure correctly the first time

 
 

from TMX Finance
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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I have worked with Kronos for over 2 years and enjoy the ease of entering pay codes and reviewing employees' time cards.

 
 

from Casey's
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I felt using Kronos was helpful and easy. It made scheduling much easier and less time consuming.

 
 

from So laced kicks
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Kronos is very efficient and has very few glitches. Support can be spotty

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All team members find it easy to use

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from Berry Plastics
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Sometimes this software can be time consuming. If a user has not been trained adequately, it can be very confusing to learn.

Pros

Does have a help guide.

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When an EE misses a punch, it takes awhile to fix mistakes.

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Get as much training as you can.

 
 

from St. Mary's Hospital
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

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I like the different options you get from WFC, and the reports to be able to pull information.

Likes Least

Certain things are difficult to use, and the support is often hard o get he correct answer and solution the first time. As a hospital we some specialty items for timecards and such and some things are not able to work how we need them.

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I would make sure the set up is done correctly and you ask lots of questions to your implementation team before committing.

 
 

from Lap Corp
Specialty: Manufacturing

Web site requires java

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Interface is clean and users can see their time card totals.

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Website requires Java on the client. Causes a lot of support issues. Has very specific browser settings to handle the cached data.

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Make sure that the workstations have the required I.E. Settings and if Java is required for your end users.

 
 

from Allied services
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

Great timekeeper / challenging scheduling

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Timekeeper functions are the best feature. Hr not integrated well with payroll

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Scheduling. Cumbersome. Search for available shifts lacking

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Buy for time tracking. Evaluate internet options for integ ate solutions. May not be for less than 1000 employees.

 
 

from Lake Michigan Credit Union
Specialty: Banking

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In my organization, we use Kronos as our HRIS system. The best function within Kronos is the timekeeping system, which has allowed us to completely get rid of hand written timecards. Within the timekeeping system, we have also utilized several of the add-on features such as delegate authority allowing managers to delegate their employee's timecards to other managers within their departments when that manager is out of the office or on vacation for approval.

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Having used Kronos for several years now, my biggest complaints is that the system overall is not very appealing to the eye. In recent updates, Kronos has tried to make the appearance a little bit better such as the new tile look for the employee homepage, but this is an area that I believe the system still could use many improvements. Overall, the system is good, but at times the appearance, titles for different functions, etc. could be greatly improved.

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Be sure to ask about pricing for service package updates. When Kronos does version updates to the system, organizations are required to pay each time they want to get the latest and greatest package.

 
 

from Lake Michigan Credit Union
Specialty: Banking

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Easy to navigate. Every widget, tile, tab, etc. is very accessible and easy to understand.

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At times it glitches and you have to take a few steps out of Kronos to fix it but that maybe due to our computers.

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Don't get overwhelmed by all the information engulfed in the system. It is very easy to navigate once you learn your way around.

 
 
 
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