New Konica Minolta Partnership Will Support Safer Workplaces During COVID-19 Pandemic

Konica Minolta and Kronos Announce Strategic Alliance

Partnership Will Support Safer Workplaces During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ramsey, NJ, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced a strategic alliance with Kronos Incorporated (Kronos) to support safer return to work initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations that jointly deploy Konica Minolta’s intelligent security solutions and Workforce Dimensions from Kronos will benefit from streamlined and automated reporting and record keeping associated with COVID-19 access control and contact tracing protocols.

As employees increasingly set high expectations for workplace safety, Konica Minolta and Kronos’ partnership will support mutual customers with essential operations that must remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic or those with essential employees who must be present at a physical workplace to perform their duties and responsibilities.

“It’s easy for organizations to say that employee safety and wellbeing is a top priority, but it’s much harder to live up to that promise on an everyday basis without advanced technology and integrated workstreams,” said Sam Errigo, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development. “By leveraging intelligent solutions to observe and automate these vital processes, employees can have a higher degree of confidence every day they are in the workplace.”

This technology collaboration will initially be available in the U.S. and Canada, where more and more states and provinces are executing reopening strategies. Konica Minolta and Kronos will aid organizations with return to work procedures that align with recommended health guidelines to mitigate exposure risks. This includes routine wellness questionnaires for all employees and visitors and daily temperature checks, which can be completed with Konica Minolta thermal imaging solutions.

Workforce Dimensions will then automate employee case files and record keeping, reducing the administrative burden associated with these important but repetitive manual wellness checks. By ensuring accurate documentation to support access control, contact tracing, or leave management protocols, human resources leaders and people managers can enhance workplace safety while still focusing on employee engagement and productivity.

“COVID-19 is challenging organizational resilience in new and untested ways,” said Mike May, Senior Director, Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner Network, Kronos. “The extensibility of Workforce Dimensions allows Kronos and our technology partners to focus on the rapid development of innovative solution extensions and business-critical integrations in direct response to changing workplace needs.”

The Kronos Marketplace provides a broad range of solution extensions and product integrations that support organizations during COVID-19, including contactless workplace solutions, financial wellness applications, collaboration and shift-fill tools, and learning and leave management. Kronos, which will become UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) on Oct. 1, merged with Ultimate Software on April 1, 2020, to become one of the largest cloud companies in the world focused on human capital management and workforce management.

With a shared focus on the future workplace, Kronos and Konica Minolta will collaborate on additional opportunities to enhance the employee experience, beginning with the extension of this integration to Kronos Workforce Ready and Kronos Workforce Central later in 2020.

To learn more, go to Konica Minolta’s Return to Work solution on the Kronos Marketplace.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for thirteen consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for eight consecutive years has spent three years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations — including half of the Fortune 1000® — and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Kronos merged with Ultimate Software on April 1, 2020, to create one of the world’s most innovative HCM and workforce management companies. Visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.

About Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software is a leading global provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions, with more than 51 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, as well as HR service delivery solutions. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 6,000 professionals. To learn more, visit www.ultimatesoftware.com. Ultimate Software: People First.

© 2020 Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software. All rights reserved. Kronos and the Kronos logo are registered trademarks and Workforce Innovation That Works is a trademark of Kronos Incorporated or a related company. See a complete list of Kronos trademarks. UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks, if any, are property of their respective owners.

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Maggie Grande
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
551-500-2659
mgrande@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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