The ease and simplicity of using the wfm cloud

It’s like renting an apartment with all the amenities, security and maintenance ‘taken care of’.

It’s always available, wherever and whenever you need it…

It’s simple. NO costly kit. NO huge IT bills.

Easy to Procure

By taking your workforce management to the Cloud, you remove the need for much of your cumbersome IT infrastructure (and the Capex costs that come with it).

Need extra capacity? It’s there at the click of a mouse. Keep it as long as you need it, switch it off when you don’t. No extra expense and no wasted capacity…

It’s simple. NO costly kit. NO huge IT bills.

Let us show you around

See what it runs on, how it works, and how your system is secured.

You don’t have to take our word for it, our systems are constantly monitored, reviewed, and vetted by independent experts and regulators.

It’s simple. NO costly kit. NO huge IT bills.

Unparalleled Agility and Adaptability

When new opportunities come along, you need to be ready and nimble to stay ahead. We’ll help you achieve that agility. If you require swift integration of business units, different locations, differing needs, the Cloud’s adaptability is perfect. Combined with almost zero capital investment equals very little risk and minimal expense.

It’s simple. NO costly kit. NO huge IT bills.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CLOUD IN WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT?

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NOTHING

You are firmly in the majority. ‘The Cloud’ is one of those terms that is around us all the time but few people really understand what it is all about, especially when applied to workforce management.

Essentially, the Cloud is computing capacity that you can access over the internet. Instead of having all the computing power on your desktop, laptop or other device, you access vast computing capacity provided by massive networks of  IT infrastructure held by cloud computing providers such as Microsoft, who use powerful servers in data centres around the world.

The benefits are enormous, with all computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software and more now all accessible via the internet without you having to keep the IT infrastructure.  This often means companies can massively reduce both capital and ongoing IT costs, as well as having an IT flexibility they have never imagined before.

In workforce management, the Cloud is potentially a game-changer. It allows workforce management to not just be an add-on for your business but an integral part of it. It removes infrastructure and its associated costs (eg storage, cooling, technicians), it allows for growth, it is an agile service that responds to the changing needs of your business from hour to hour, day to day, season to season and location to location.

A LITTLE

The Cloud, as you probably know, is massive computing capacity that you can access over the internet. The benefits are enormous, with all computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software and more all accessible via the internet without you having to keep the IT infrastructure.  This often means companies can massively reduce both capital and ongoing IT costs, as well as having an IT flexibility they have never imagined before.

Access to the cloud means instant access to file data, applications, email etc wherever you and your employees are. This enables great flexibility, speed of operation, opportunities for collaboration and also security of data.

In workforce management, the Cloud is potentially a game-changer. It allows workforce management to not just be an add-on for your business but an integral part of it. It removes infrastructure and its associated costs (eg storage, cooling, technicians), it allows for growth, it is an agile service that responds to the changing needs of your business from hour to hour, day to day, season to season and location to location. Suddenly workforce management stops being all about technology and infrastructure but it becomes a very human interaction, smoothing the pathways of communication between all parties.

A REASONABLE AMOUNT

So, you know how the Cloud works and what amazing IT capacity it puts right at your fingertips without a huge investment in infrastructure. Key advantages of the Cloud to businesses in general? Cost, Speed, Scale, Productivity, Performance, Reliability, Security.

How about the advantages of the Cloud for workforce management?

Let’s pick out just one of the key advantages: agility. Workforce management is by its very nature a fast-moving environment but it can easily be slowed down by the need for huge amounts of IT equipment, the space to keep it, the upkeep, energy and security demands. Adding or removing capacity is a major project in itself. Conversely, by taking it to the Cloud, you remove the need for much of this cumbersome infrastructure and if you want extra capacity, it’s simply there at the click of a mouse. Keep it as long as you need it, switch it off when you don’t.

QUITE A LOT

So, you know how the Cloud works and what amazing IT capacity it puts right at your fingertips without a huge investment in infrastructure. Key advantages of the Cloud to businesses in general? Cost, Speed, Scale, Productivity, Performance, Reliability, Security.

We’ve chosen Microsoft Azure because we believe it is comfortably the best, most flexible, most practical Cloud solution for our business and for workforce management. Our software was developed with Microsoft technologies, meaning that the Microsoft Azure Cloud is the very best fit – and keeps your licensing costs down.

When it comes to using the Cloud for workforce management, this is the next fundamental shift in the sector. The gains in productivity, agility, security and RoI will set you apart from your competitors. With never-ending capacity at the click of a mouse, you pay for what you need, when you need it. This is workforce management for a new generation.

CALL ME BILL GATES

OK, so you taught Bill all he knows. We’re not going to tell you what you’re already familiar with, so we suggest you move straight on to ‘What Crown Cloud means for your business’ to see what we do that makes us stand out from the crowd.

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About Crown

Every day over 400,000 people use a Crown workforce management system. Among the medium-to-large organisations, both public and private sector, using Crown are: BAE Systems, Royal Mail, Aston Martin, Interserve, Unilever, Greater Manchester Police and many local authorities.

Our software streamlines every aspect of workforce management encompassing HR, time and attendance, workforce scheduling, activity management and workforce analytics. It is designed to help you transform your organisation: improving efficiency, productivity, service and employee engagement, as well as minimising risks and reducing costs.

Our mission is to provide our customers with the very best systems to optimise the investment they make in their workforce.

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