Denmark’s largest retail group, Dansk Supermarked Group, which employs almost 47,000 staff and operates more than 1,400 stores throughout Europe including Netto stores in the UK, has selected the Kronos Workforce Central solution deployed in the Kronos Cloud for its automated workforce management solution across the organisation.
Dansk Supermarked Group operates two of Denmark’s key retail stores: føtex supermarkets and Bilka hypermarkets and the SaaS agreement will initially see the organisation migrate its existing on-premise solution, currently managing 25,000 employees at its Bilka and føtex chains, to the Kronos Cloud.
By replacing its on-premise system, Dansk aims to standardise employee timekeeping and planning across the sites to significantly its reduce labour costs, increase productivity, and improve employee engagement.
Alan Jensen, chief information officer, Dansk Supermarked Group explained the reasoning behind choosing Kronos. “When we were looking for a suitable workforce management solution to replace our existing system, we selected Kronos, as the company offered the right combination of retail, services, and cloud experience to meet our needs. The more modern solution will deliver cost savings to the business, but, more importantly, the flexibility to grow as our business requirements demand. This made Kronos the ideal vendor for us at Dansk.”
When the solution is fully operational Dansk plans to focus further on store optimisation by introducing new functionality such as forecasting, scheduling, employee self-service, and mobile solutions to enable its associates and store managers to benefit from modern, feature-rich applications that will help to attract, engage, and retain retail associates.