Niklas Bjorkman wrote: Firstly I agree with your conclusion. NewSQL takes the best of the traditional databases and NoSQL databases to combine the benefits of both worlds. I do not agree that NewSQL vendors focus on giving scale-out features to transactional data. The NewSQL market is focusing on giving true ACID support combined with extreme performance, stepping away from the traditional relational structures in databases. A lot of developers appreciate the ease of accessing data using SQL and I think we will see more and more databases supporting standard SQL.
As you said - NewSQL databases often maintain the...
KronosWorks™ — Kronos
Incorporated today revealed the latest workforce applications
available for the Kronos InTouch™ time clock. The latest workforce
applications are available via the Kronos
InTouch App Platform, the industry’s first and only application
platform dedicated to improving the productivity of the frontline
With the InTouch App Platform, Kronos partners, customers, and
third-party developers can easily create and share unique workforce
applications for the award-winning InTouch time clock, which uses a
touch screen, graphical interface, and cloud-ready architecture to
deliver an unprecedented level of personalization.
Kronos offers an InTouch software developer kit to allow developers to
write their own workforce applications in the device’s web browser
The latest InTouch workforce applications include:
Wayfinder – Helps employees easily find their way to their
work location, using floor plan maps and layouts available on the
InTouch device. Employees, especially those within a large,
multi-building complex or that need to report to different
locations within their work day or work week, use the Wayfinder
application to quickly pinpoint a designated work station or
identify the location of their manager or team. Developed by
Axsium Group, a workforce management consultant.
EnrollMe – Gives employees the ability to join their
employer’s healthcare plan during the open enrollment period using
the InTouch device, eliminating the need for time-consuming forms
for each employee. The EnrollMe application gives employees easy
access to information that allows them to compare and contrast
plan options and guides them through the process to ensure a
simple and seamless open enrollment. Developed by The WFC Group, a
workforce management implementation consultant.
Employee Survey – Allows an employer to host a survey to
solicit and capture employee feedback such as finding out who will
attend the company picnic or surveying employees about their
benefit options. The Employee Survey application boosts employee
engagement, increases worker satisfaction, and makes a more
productive work environment. Developed by Kronos.
Other popular workforce applications for the InTouch App Platform
include Quick Charge, which provides the ability to order lunch
from the company cafeteria, for delivery or pick-up. Payment for lunch
can be deducted directly from the worker’s paycheck, making ordering
lunch a quick and painless, cash-free transaction. Developed by MM
Hayes, developer and vendor of workforce management solutions.
Customers interested in taking advantage of these breakthrough
applications should contact the developer or partner directly.
Bill Bartow, vice president, global product management, Kronos “Our
open and secure InTouch App platform taps the creative minds of
customers, partners, and third-party developers to develop even more
unique and innovative uses for our time clock which is built for the
modern workforce. Submit a time-off request. Check the weather or
traffic. Order lunch from the cafeteria. Reserve a conference room.
With the InTouch App Platform, the possibilities are endless.”
Bob Clements, senior vice president, Axsium Group “With
InTouch and the Apps Platform, the time clock is so much more than a
device that collects labor data. It can be a company-wide workforce
management system, a bulletin board, a GPS system, an instant
notification and messaging tool, and information kiosk all rolled into
Neil Shah, chief executive officer, The WFC Group “Kronos
is leading the way in innovating and reshaping the way organizations
interact with their workforce management system. This application
exchange is helping Kronos customers bring their workforce
productivity to a whole new level.”
This announcement was made from KronosWorks, the world’s largest
workforce information exchange. KronosWorks is taking place this week
in Las Vegas.
See live updates and join the conversation by using #KronosWorks12 on Twitter.
Take a look at the lighter side of workforce management in our Time
Well Spent cartoons.
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 www.kronos.com.
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