SAP SuccessFactors and Kronos have announced a global reseller agreement where SAP SuccessFactors will sell Kronos’ Workforce Dimensions solution as the SAP Time Management application by Kronos.
Here I will outline SAP SuccessFactors’ time and attendance strategy, explain the reasoning behind the partnership and how it fits in the overall SAP SuccessFactors portfolio, and describe some of the details behind the solution, such as how it seamlessly connects to SAP SuccessFactors and how the various options are available to address specific business problems.
SAP SuccessFactors’ strategy for time and attendance management is to deliver solutions that support the needs of the workforce in organizations of all sizes and in all industries around the globe. More specifically, we are working not only to ensure time and payroll accuracy, but improved work-life balance for your people, with advanced, innovative features that simplify and expedite time and attendance management as a part of an intelligent enterprise.
In delivering this strategy, our product investment and development objectives are to ensure that our customers will be successful, both today and tomorrow. This means that we will continue to invest and develop the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Time Management application to support and grow our existing user base of more than 1.7 million users globally and invest in partnerships with leaders in workforce management, such as Kronos, that help us accelerate and deliver innovative key solutions.
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management (HCM) solutions. Thirty-five thousand organizations in more than 100 countries – including approximately 4,000 large enterprise customers and more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos applications that are purpose-built for their industry to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and deliver a world-class employee experience. SAP and Kronos share the same view that the future of work belongs to intelligent enterprises that leverage technology to create, innovate, and deliver great outcomes for their employees and customers.
Bringing together two global industry leaders, pooling our vast resources, and creating new ideas will enable us to deliver innovation and value to enterprises around the world. Our customers in industries such as, but not limited to, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, banking, higher education, and government, with hourly paid workers and/or with highly unionized workforces will benefit from connected and localized HR processes and an engaging employee experience across workforce management, core HR, talent management, and payroll.
Kronos recently launched Workforce Dimensions, which is highly regarded by Gartner* and IDC** as the future workforce management platform. Workforce Dimensions is uniquely positioned to support our strategy because it is a native cloud platform and it is built to support all worker types, regardless of their rules and regulations, for large enterprises around the world. Workforce Dimensions has been built from the ground up for unprecedented levels of operational insight and workforce processes.
Workforce Dimensions is unique in the following aspects:
Your entire workforce benefits from personal, role-based experiences across all devices resulting in:
Your bottom line benefits through reduced risk using workforce management best-practices, because of:
Firstly, the user interface integrates seamlessly with SAP to create a uniform user experience. Secondly, everything required for integration is made available via the API layer of the Kronos D5 platform, which is the foundation of Workforce Dimensions and is accessible to partners, developers, and customers.
Integrations are seamless and automated, meaning that:
This benefits your organization by removing silos through a flexible, connected platform with:
SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Time Management is for organizations that need global absence management capabilities with support for time tracking and overtime calculations.
If you have a more complex environment, SAP Time Management by Kronos supports workforce scheduling, time tracking for hourly workers, and advanced leave management capabilities, such as military service time.
Start exploring the benefits of this partnership for your organization on the Time and Attendance Management area of sap.com, contact your SAP SuccessFactors account representative, or contact me directly.
Paul Meredith is director of Solution Management for SAP SuccessFactors