Benefits and Insights

Why use Kronos Workforce Central?

Key differentiators & advantages of Kronos Workforce Central

  • Through one completely automated solution, these integrated components are configurable, not custom, meaning fewer discrepancies and errors, seamless implementations, and one easily maintainable solution. 
  • Through self-service applications that provide high-quality information, managers and employees become engaged and empowered with flexible, anytime access to personalized data from any preferred PC, terminal, or mobile device. 
  • Through easy-to-own and easy-to-use reporting and analytics, managers and executives have instant access and visibility to standardized and accurate data, alerts and dashboards, and comprehensive analysis and trends of day-to-day activities. 
  • Through a sleek and modern yet intuitive user interface, in-depth functionality and out-of-the-box simplicity are finally together as one. 
Cost of Ownership

Cost Structure for Kronos Workforce Central Suite:

License/Subscription Cost


  • Provides traditional, managed and hosted licenses
  • License fee includes an upfront fee to own the software and other IP (Intellectual Property) for a fixed term, along with installation, customization and integration costs


  • Pricing is per user per month fee + upfront cost for customization
  • Core technical upgrade is included in the subscription cost
Maintenance Cost
  • On-Premise: An additional cost over and above the upfront cost has to be paid for ongoing support and maintenance
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Upgrades and add-ons are managed directly in the cloud at no extra cost
Installation/Implementation Cost Included in the one-time set-up fees charged for both Kronos on-premise and cloud-based solution
Customization Cost Will vary depending on the modules selected and the level of customization required
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost Dependent on amount of data to be migrated, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system
Training Cost None
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-Premise: Annual recurring fees to be paid over and above the upfront cost for annual renewal, upgrades and on-going support
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Recurring monthly fee is charged at the beginning of each month which typically includes maintenance, monitoring, upgrades, training and support
Pricing Details
Product Name Description Price/Details
Subscription Cost What is the cost of the software? Ranges from $5,000 to $1,000,000
Deployment Options What options are available for product deployment?
  • On-Premise
  • Cloud-based/SaaS
Pricing Model What is the pricing model?
  • Licensing model
  • Subscription-based
Minimum Commitment Entry-level set-up fee is a prerequisite Minimum annual commitment is required for purchase
Custom Quote Is there an option of requesting custom quote? Available
Free Trial Does the vendor provide a free trial option? No
Product Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:

  • Kronos runs on Java and the programming language requires frequent updates to run properly
  • Does not allow users to fix scheduled pay-roll dates
  • Does not offer an intuitive UI making it difficult for users to navigate the system
  • Does not provide ease of use. Even a simple task such as applying for or pulling reports requires users to be fully trained on the system
  • There is no option to avail free trial of the product

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