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What’s Your Plan B when Kronos Workforce Central Stops Working?

December 3, 2013
antique timecards

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“Coffee Continuity” was an alternate title for this post. It’s a play off of Oracle’s “Java” and “Business Continuity.” Get it? Occasionally I wonder if some of the things that beautifully connect in my mess of neurons are met with puzzled, “What the heck is that guy talking about?” I know that’s often my mom’s reaction… Anyway, the Business Continuity Institute defines the practice as “just common sense.” OK, that’s a little vague, so the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) gets more specific:

“The capability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident. (Source: ISO 22301:2012)”

Hmmm… Services… Like paying your people? Yeah, like that. This is my third post warning anyone who’s reading about this:

If your organization is using Workforce Central (WFC) versions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 7.0 on Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7, YOU MUST install a service pack or a patch, or they’ll stop working after January 14, 2014…

For you Kronos customers, here’s the Technical Advisory describing the issue, and the fixes.

Speaking of business continuity, we are proactively contacting all Workforce Central cloud customers to schedule service pack installation by Kronos cloud support teams. All 500+ customer systems in the Workforce Central cloud will have required service packs installed by Kronos prior to January 14, 2014.

This may be something that has to wait until the first of the year, but you’ve got to take action. Well, Plan B could be to just order a bunch of vintage time cards…

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