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KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

add additional work buttons  WFM tasks, which can add up to big productivity gains. However, Kronos Mobile must overcome IT department hurdles to enhance its use: security and how to ensure that companies are not paying for employees' private use of mobile devices.   Other Noteworthy Product Releases Kronos Workforce Talent Acquisition Version 8.8 and Version 9 of the selection and hiring solution reflect Kronos' continued commitment to providing customers with a unified hourly and salaried, role-based solution to meet their

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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