Cleveland State University Uses Kronos® to Control Labor Costs
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20, 2010 — To eliminate inefficiencies around managing overtime and controlling labor costs, Cleveland State University is using workforce management solutions from Kronos® Incorporated.
- Prior to implementing Kronos, Cleveland State University faced an array of complex workforce management issues. The university maintains a workforce of approximately 2,000 employees, but throughout the year, that number increases to as many as 5,000. Students make up the majority of the workforce and they work in different locations at various pay rates and often hold multiple jobs.
- The university's legacy paper-based timekeeping system was proving to be inefficient to tackle the challenges and led to inaccurate pay, inconsistent policy enforcements, and mismanaged overtime.
- Cleveland State University selected the Kronos time and attendance solution, which completely automated the process to help the university control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve productivity. Real-time visibility into labor information gives supervisors more control over labor data, and subsequently prevents costly mistakes such as unnecessary overtime. Kronos also eliminated personal interpretation of policies such as sick time accruals and lunch breaks.
- Additionally, Ohio with its many tax jurisdictions, presented a unique challenge for the university as faculty who teach in different cities are subject to different tax codes. Through automatic application of pay rules, Kronos helped resolve this issue and improve accuracy in payroll.
- Cleveland State University utilizes the Kronos multiple jobs allocation tool, which helps record students working multiple jobs accurately.
- Through seamless integration with the university's ERP system, Kronos further extends the value of the ERP investment with accurate and expedited labor data that goes into the system. Time and attendance data entry now requires only five minutes with Kronos as opposed to three days with the legacy system. And employees who were dedicated to entering the data manually are now performing more high level functions.
- Miro Humer, senior business analyst, Cleveland State University
"Visibility and accuracy were lacking in our legacy paper-based timekeeping system and the executives wanted more control over overtime. We needed a solution to automate the process and Kronos was the best choice as the timekeeping module provided by our ERP provider required costly customization to meet our unique needs. Kronos, on the other hand, integrates with the ERP system, and helps us enforce policies uniformly and manage budgets effectively."
- Christine Carmichael, director of public sector marketing, Kronos
"Managing labor expenses -- approximately 80 percent of a higher institution’s operating costs -- is becoming increasingly important. By gaining visibility and control over labor data, colleges and universities can save anywhere between one to five percent of payroll. Also, like Cleveland State University, these institutions can achieve other critical efficiencies through complete automation of workforce processes such as reducing administrative time and minimizing compliance risk."
- About Cleveland State University
- Kronos made this announcement from the annual CUPA-HR conference and expo taking place this week in New Orleans.
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 60 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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