A large refrigeration manufacturer based in the Southeast used Kronos Workforce Central as its primary time management software, allowing it to track employee actions involving hourly time and attendance. However, their Kronos system was outdated and didn’t provide the specific functions the company needed. To add these functions, the client engaged Surety Systems to assess and upgrade the systems at its Iowa and Georgia locations.
This project was implemented over several months and involved both in-person assessments by the project consultant as well as remote training and project delegation. Each location required an individualized approach for its upgrade. The project consultant decided that a phased software rollout would be necessary to help overall project visibility, maintain company organization and flow, and allow for a smooth transition throughout the process.
After upgrading each location’s software, the project consultant found a unique way to provide value and functionality to the Iowa location. Rather than having the client pay for the Workforce Activities module, the consultant presented an alternative solution that provided the same functionality at no additional cost. This creative solution, coupled with the unique one-to-one training approach used by the consultant, was a large part of the overall value provided to the client which would save them nearly $60,000 in software, licenses, and implementation costs.
At the end of the project, the new functionalities at both client locations were able to reduce the cost of materials, necessary manpower, and labor. The new modules installed provided a significant boost to client efficiency and administrative communication.