Kronos Updates Mobile Applications for Workforce Management

— October 04, 2011

Kronos International has announced the newest version of its mobile applications for workforce management.
The Kronos Workforce Mobile applications are available as native apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry. A JavaME version is also available for feature phones.
According to the company, key enhancements in the latest version of the Kronos Workforce Mobile applications include the following:
  • MobileViews -- Most organizations have developed unique self-service processes for the most frequently performed tasks -- for example, viewing a holiday schedule. With MobileViews, organizations can leverage Kronos-designed MobileViews or write their own customer applications and have them added to the Kronos mobile solution, providing an individualized, high-value experience to end users.
  • Labor Detail -- Employees now have the option to select from a list of personalized labor levels to indicate which role they’re performing, and can also complete pay code and job transfers via their mobile device. Labor Detail functionality allows organizations to capture more detailed information about an employee’s activity, helping to ensure that they’re properly compensated and that costs are appropriately allocated.
  • Barcode Scanning -- Workforce Mobile now offers the capability to scan barcodes, eliminating time spent type in work order numbers or activity levels. By implementing Workforce Mobile with barcode scanning, organizations can eliminate the need for fixed mount barcode scanning devices and complex kiosk-based data collection stations in multiple locations around the workplace.
  • Visibility and Data Control -- From improved content and filtering and easier timecard approvals to an improved schedule that includes pay codes, Workforce Mobile now makes it easier for managers response for large groups of employees to manage them easily and effectively within the application. Improvements have also been made in GPS data collection and session timeout controls.
“Mobile technology continues to transform the way we communicate and do business,” Bill Bartow, vice president of global product management at Kronos, said in a statement. “Our latest version of Workforce Mobile is even easier to use and provides more access to the information our users want.”
The latest version of the Kronos Workforce Mobile applications will be available later this month in Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Dutch, French and Spanish.


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