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KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

sales force automation products for telephone industry  Kronos’ revenues, but Kronos’ sales force is aware of only their highly contested deals with other ADP products, hence some resentment. A couple of prospects at KronosWorks 2011 told me that they were down to the two vendors Kronos and Ultimate Software in their selection of an integrated HR/Payroll and T&A solution. (Ultimate partners with Infor Workbrain and NOVAtime for T&A and WFM capabilities.) Other notable competitors include Empower Software and WorkForce Software .   Time Clocks Remain

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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