December often feels like the busiest month of the year. There are decorations to put up, holiday parties to attend, Christmas shopping to complete, gifts to wrap, people to see, places to go. You know the drill – using time wisely is key to smooth sailing. So, instead of going straight home and watching the Netflix original movie A Christmas Prince for the third time this evening, what I really should do is first stop by Target for more paper so that I can finish wrapping while I watch the movie. The moral of the story is that time is limited, and how we fill it largely influences the result we’re working to achieve.


Using time efficiently is close to our hearts at Kronos. We want to make sure customers are getting rapid time to value and successfully achieving their desired business outcomes. There’s a method to our madness, and it’s called Kronos ParagonTM.

Paragon is our proven deployment methodology. It combines innovation, deep domain knowledge, best-practice expertise, and nearly 40 years of experience working with customers to support business goals and accelerate return on investment. In fact, Paragon has led to 50% faster time-to-value on global workforce management deployments. And one automotive manufacturer in Mexico was able to eliminate early-in punches for $185,000 in overtime savings – that’s pretty awesome.

But I’m not the only one who thinks highly of Paragon and of the Kronos Services team’s innovative efforts to enable customer outcomes. Here’s what customers are saying!

“I was a little apprehensive due to the level of change we were going to experience, since it had been so long since we had upgraded, but everything was coordinated and executed perfectly. The result could not have been more seamless. Many thanks to each of you at Kronos!  When I am doing another upgrade I will surely be at ease with Kronos and Paragon.” – Sr Financial Systems Analyst, Healthcare Customer

“We established an aggressive timeline for implementing Workforce Central as our timekeeping and absence management system. Kronos' systematic project planning, driven by Kronos Paragon, helped us successfully navigate the many critical milestones necessary for a comprehensive and timely company-wide rollout at our corporate offices, regional offices, and 206 service center locations across 12 states. Kronos' customer-focused approach gave our project team the information, confidence, and support we needed and was vital to ensuring we were able to meet our go-live goals.” – VP HR, Retail Customer

“Kronos continues to leverage its extensive experience in complex workforce management implementations, guiding organizations with their Paragon implementation methodology. This helps us complete deployments quicker to begin realizing a return on investment sooner, lowering overall total cost of ownership.” – VP HR, Talent and Learning Services Customer

Paragon took us all the way to the finals for the TSIA Star Awards, a program recognizing excellence and innovation in technology services. Judges commented on how impressive it is that Paragon links Services and Sales to provide a seamless experience for customers and guide them down the best path to achieving their business outcomes. The comments even revealed that it was one of the best applications ever submitted. Go Kronos!

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017