Kronos enhances cloud workforce management suite

Kronos Incorporated, a provider of workforce management software and services, has announced a series of enhancements to its cloud workforce management suite for small and midsize businesses, or SMBs.

According to the company, the Kronos Workforce Ready suite enables SMBs to stay competitive by providing an enterprise-class human resources, payroll, and time and attendance platform in the cloud, for simplified access to and management of real-time employee data.

Enhancements to Workforce Ready include: improved employee self-service features that enable employees to view schedules, review punches, make and display time-off requests, and display pay statements all on the revolutionary Kronos InTouch time clock; and enhanced mobile capabilities including more flexible geo-fencing capabilities that enable organizations to be more precise about the location where employees punch in and out from a mobile device, and the ability to review and approve timecards from a mobile device.

In addition, the enhancements to Workforce Ready include: New overtime pay calculation settings that provide more detailed information and allow for better planning; additional pay rules including expanded holiday hours and guaranteed hours per week; support for French language (joins support for Spanish and English); and capitalizing on its hosted multi-tenant architecture, Workforce Ready uses a simple SaaS-based pricing approach.

Mark Ellis, general manager, small business, Kronos, said, "The latest updates to Workforce Ready are designed to help small and midsize businesses more effectively manage their workforces. Enhanced employee self-service, more mobile capabilities, and the ability to use out-of-the-box functionality for more specialized needs are highlights of this release. These Workforce Ready enhancements will give organizations an even greater competitive advantage. We are thrilled to see there is such an appetite in the market for our solution and expect that sales will continue to rise."