How Kronos’ cloud migration makes for a better business

Kronos CEO Aron Ain discusses how the company is successfully moving to the cloud. Ain talks about how the migration has led to new analytics capabilities, is improving profits, helps customers run their businesses better and more.

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Software companies don’t survive – thrive, in fact – for nearly 40 years without a strong aptitude for change. Kronos launched in the late 1970s with the first microprocessor-based time clock. In the decades since, the Chelmsford, Mass.-based company has become the leader in workforce management applications, navigating a rapidly changing technology landscape and the transition from startup to public company back to a private entity now generating more than a billion dollars in revenue annually.

Today, Kronos is successfully evolving to the cloud – an adaptation that has tripped up other packaged software firms. In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Kronos’s Aron Ain talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about the keys to navigating that cloud migration, including the decision to transition from owing and running cloud data centers to hosting Kronos products with third-parties. Ain discussed how the collective intelligence gleaned by operating in the cloud is helping Kronos customers run their businesses better, and how new analytics capabilities are improving profits and productivity, and making lives better for employees.

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