MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Kronos Incorporated announced this week at the National Retail Federation's Annual
Convention Expo in New York an accelerated rate of retailers around the
world are deploying its workforce management solutions to improve brand
value and profitability. Many of these retailers have chosen to deploy
Kronos solutions in the Kronos Cloud as a way to speed implementation
time, resulting in faster return on investment.
Kronos Cloud deployments enable retailers to achieve rapid return on
investment through quicker, easier implementations, as well as high
levels of competitive differentiation through improved efficiency and
reduced costs. Deploying in the Kronos Cloud also frees up IT resources
for other functions, as IT no longer needs to focus on software
upgrades, legislative updates, or changes to existing configuration.
Ultimately, through faster implementation of applications and lower
total cost of software ownership, deploying in the Kronos Cloud helps
create a more streamlined and simplified operational environment,
allowing retailers to focus on providing a superior customer
Leading retailers have chosen to deploy in the Kronos Cloud, including: Katz Group Pharmacies Inc. with more than 420 convenient Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus locations across Central and Western Canada; Best Buy, a world-leading multinational consumer electronics corporation; Family Dollar, a leading discount chain of variety stores; Jos. A. Bank, a leading retailer of men's clothing; and PUMA, a multinational corporation that produces athletic and casual footwear
as well as sportswear.
In addition to cloud computing, Kronos continues to aggressively invest
in its suite of retail-specific solutions, making them easier and more
cost effective for retailers to own. As a result, hundreds of retailers
around the world optimize their workforce management practices with
Kronos to deliver the experience that their consumers not only expect
but demand. These retailers include some of the world's most
recognizable brands such as: Coach, a leading luxury leather goods brand; Dick's Sporting Goods, a retail leader in sporting goods; Forever 21, a specialty retailer of clothing and accessories; Neiman Marcus Group, owner of the luxury specialty department store Neiman Marcus; Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world; and The Container Store, a retail chain that specializes in storage and organization solutions.
Alex Torres, human resources director, Best Buy Mexico "We selected Kronos for two main reasons. First, Kronos has the longest
record of helping retailers around the world successfully optimize
their workforce management processes. Second, Kronos offers solutions
that are highly intuitive and innovative. We don't know of another
workforce management vendor that matches Kronos in innovation,
functionality, and ease of use."
Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR, talent and learning strategies,
"Delivering applications in the cloud will be a key driver for the human
capital management market in the years to come and will help this
industry remain strong in most parts of the world. Cloud
implementations will lead to lower total cost of ownership, an
opportunity to optimize scarce resources, and can also help modernize
applications for improved usability."
Liz Moughan, director, retail and hospitality practice group Kronos
"Stakes are rising in retail. The market is more competitive than ever
and consumers demand an excellent shopping experience. And retailers
want technology vendors to help them focus more on their core business
of selling. This ease-of-use and ease-of-ownership factor is of
paramount importance today and we remain committed to offering our
customers the flexibility they need in how they want to purchase,
deploy, and maintain the Kronos solution. The demand we're experiencing
in our cloud solution will only grow as retailers fully realize the
power of optimizing operations, reducing costs, and improving
efficiency with cloud - all of which enable them to invest back in
their core business."
Kronos made this announcement from the National Retail Federation's
(NRF) 103rd Annual Convention and Expo being in held in New York from Jan. 12-15.
Kronos is exhibiting in booth #2939.
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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 labor analytics applications at www.kronos.ca. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™.
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