Ventana Research Names Kronos the Top “Hot” Workforce Management Vendor

Kronos Incorporated today announced that Ventana Research named Kronos the top “Hot” vendor in workforce management in its Value Index for Workforce Management. In addition, the latest version of the Kronos Workforce Central® suite of workforce management applications ranked the top product in Ventana Research’s Value Index.

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The Value Index for Workforce Management is an analytic representation of Ventana Research’s assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements for software that enables and supports workforce management.

The Value Index uses a framework that evaluates application vendors and their products in seven categories of requirements. Five are product related: Usability, Manageability, Reliability, Capability, and Adaptability; and two quantify the customer assurance issues of vendor validation and total cost of ownership and return on investment.

Ventana Research scored the Kronos Workforce Central suite in the top spot because of many areas, including:

  • Capability – because of Kronos’ strengths in time and attendance and employee scheduling; its application-specific support with dashboards that show users information aggregated from all parts of the application as well as embedded analytics; its industry-specific applications such as its role-based task management application for the retail industry; and its mobile application that includes features for users and managers
  • Reliability – because of Kronos’ strong architecture and scalability
  • Validation – because of Kronos’ long commitment to workforce management and the number and variety of its clients
  • In addition to high scores in product-related categories, Kronos also scored at the top in the customer assurance category: total cost of ownership and return on investment.

Kronos Workforce Central suite applications assessed for this report include time and attendance, absence management, employee scheduling, labor activities, and labor analytics, as well as mobile and tablet applications.

Aron Ain, chief executive officer, Kronos “When we released Workforce Central 7, we delivered the world’s most innovative and intuitive workforce management solution. Ventana Research’s Value Index is a fantastic testament to the ease of use and deep functionality within Workforce Central. With the social networking and collaboration capabilities that we recently added, we are providing yet another innovative option to help reduce employee turnover and cost, improve productivity, deliver a better customer experience, and recognize employees for their impact on business performance.”

Stephan Millard, vice president and research director, Ventana Research “We congratulate Kronos for its rating in the Value Index for its high rating reliability, capability, and validation categories. The Kronos Workforce Central suite (version 7) automates workforce management and has innovated through its next-generation capabilities including analytics, mobility, and business collaboration.”

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at