|[April 02, 2012]
City Government and Public School System of Salem, Virginia Select Kronos for Cost Savings and Efficiencies
CHELMSFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
The city government and public school system of Salem, Va. selected a
comprehensive workforce management solution from Kronos
Incorporated to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and
improve productivity. As a single, integrated system serving both public
sector entities, Kronos (News - Alert) will help save significant amounts of time as
well as create budgetary savings.
The Salem city government and school system selected time
and attendance, absence
and payroll, and mobile
applications from Kronos to automate and standardize processes.
Kronos was chosen because of its leadership in the public sector;
ability to fill gaps in critical areas such as payroll to help save
dollars; and comprehensive product offering. Replacing a combination
of manual and legacy systems, Kronos will be used by all departments
of the city and across all six schools in the school system.
For added efficiency and cost savings, the Salem city government and
school system share payroll and HR resources, and the two entities
needed a system with superior integration capabilities such as Kronos
to support this joint process. After a thorough evaluation of
competing solutions including those offered by ERP vendors, the city
and school system realized that Kronos could best meet all of its
complex workforce management needs.
Just by minimizing payroll errors alone, Kronos may generate
additional budget savings since payroll represents $35 million of
these entities' operational expenses. The savings achieved will be
used to further enhance citizen and educational services.
Other benefits of Kronos inclue reduction of time required to
complete payroll processing through elimination of paper processes.
Supervisors will no longer have to sort through hundreds of paper
leave forms. With Kronos, the entire leave seeking and granting
process will be automated. Additionally, Kronos will enable the city
and school system to analyze trends in employee absences to help
control associated costs.
Kronos will also help track part-time and remote employee time
accurately through automation of complex pay rules associated with a
diverse employee population and mobile applications. Finally, the city
and school system will be able to comply with federal, state, and
other labor law regulations more accurately with Kronos.
Angela Sellers, director of technology systems, City of Salem
far, we have been receiving payroll and HR reports after the fact and
it is not productive. With Kronos, we will be able to take preemptive
action through real-time data and stop costly labor-related errors.
The advanced Kronos solutions including mobile applications will help
us make more informed workforce decisions and further support the
delivery of superior citizen service, which is our primary focus."
Michael Crew, software project manager (and previously school
director of business), Salem Public Schools
the schools, we needed to manage varying schedules more accurately and
we had outgrown our legacy system and its limited capabilities. As a
market leader, Kronos will offer us the most advanced solutions to
address this issue and our other workforce management issues. The
superior integration capability of Kronos will also help us to be cost
effective and efficient, as we will have access to real-time and
historical data of all city and school employees in one system."
Christine Carmichael, director of public sector practice group,
"Salem boasts a high-performing city government and
school system, which are strong examples of public sector
organizations that are working smarter and more efficiently to provide
superior citizen services and education institutions. We are pleased
to support Salem's initiatives through our in-depth understanding of
public sector implementations."
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that
enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk,
and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations
in 80 countries - including more than half of the Fortune 1000®
- use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and
payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. To learn how Kronos
uniquely delivers complete automation and high-quality information in an
easy-to-use solution, visit www.kronos.com.
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