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Workforce Central® v5 helps organizations maximize value of employee relationships by aligning complex workforces with changing work and business goals. It automates manual processes such as developing, deploying, tracking, and rewarding employees. Software facilitates employee self-service capabilities such as verifying accrual data at badge terminals. Users can schedule employees according to preferences, increasing employee statisfaction while meeting corporate initiatives.

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Kronos Customers Declare Workforce Central 5 ''Ready To Go''

Customer recommendations become a reality in comprehensive collection of workforce automation and optimization tools

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2004-- Based on rousing feedback from customers, Kronos(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON) today concluded beta testing of its Workforce Central(R) 5 suite.

Workforce Central(R), the industry's most widely adopted suite of human resources, payroll, scheduling, and time and labor solutions, is already recognized for helping thousands of organizations achieve an enterprise-wide view of their entire workforce.

Workforce Central 5, with its innovative new applications in the areas of scheduling and time and labor, as well as enhancements in the areas of human resources and payroll, helps organizations maximize the value of every employee relationship by aligning complex workforces with ever-changing work and business goals.

"Every day managers staff, develop, deploy, track, and reward employees -- all necessary daily tasks which can be cumbersome for an organization," said Jim Kizielewicz, Kronos vice president of marketing and corporate strategy. "Workforce Central 5 automates these often manual processes, empowers managers with tools to optimize the workforce and engages employees by making them part of the process. Customer feedback regarding the power of Workforce Central 5 has been extremely valuable and positive."

A cross-section of customers representing a broad range of industries assisted in the development of Workforce Central 5, both as members of Kronos' customer advisory board and as early adopters of the suite. These customers played an integral role in helping design a solution that significantly improves workforce productivity and satisfaction.

"We understand that customers have high expectations with an IT investment and do not want to experience less than perfect results. By participating in the Workforce Central 5 customer advisory board (CAB), we were able to influence the direction and development of the suite," said Suzette Reid, project manager at the University of Utah Health Sciences. "It has been rewarding to work with a software vendor that really listens. Our recommendations are a reality in the Workforce Central suite."

"We experienced significant results with a previous version of Workforce Central including major reductions in the payroll process and increased employee self-service capabilities enabling employees to verify accrual data at badge terminals. The Kronos solution enabled us to optimize our workforce from management to operations. Upgrading to Workforce Central 5 is a natural decision for us," said John Meersman, IT director at National Frozen Foods, an early adopter of Workforce Central 5. "We are excited about the new business benefits Workforce Central 5 will deliver including the functionality which will allow us to schedule our employees according to their individual preferences. It's a great tool for increasing employee satisfaction while helping us to meet our corporate initiatives."

For more details regarding the powerful new applications and enhanced functionality in Workforce Central 5, see Kronos' Oct. 20 press release, "Kronos unveils Workforce Central 5 at KronosWorks conference" at:

For more information regarding Kronos solutions call (800) 225-1561.

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated is a single-source provider of human resources, payroll, scheduling, and time and labor solutions. Kronos' best-in-class Employee Relationship Management solution enables organizations to reduce costs and increase productivity, put real-time information in the hands of decision makers, align employee performance with organizational objectives, and improve employee satisfaction. More than 40,000 organizations trust Kronos to solve their employee-centric business challenges. Learn more at

Kronos, Workforce Central, and the Kronos logo are registered trademarks of Kronos Incorporated or a related company. All other product and company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Kronos Incorporated

Michele Glorie, 978-947-2855

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