Kronos and Flash: What Should Workforce Central Customers Know and Do?

While this isnt a brand-new problem– Adobe revealed that it was killing Flash in July 2017– it is something that has actually flown under the radar for lots of companies.

At the end of 2020, Adobe will no longer support the product, and neither will major Internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox). This means any software application or websites that needs the Flash plugin will not work or open in an internet browser.

Kronos users in healthcare have a lot to believe about today, from contact tracing to worker attestation to keeping terminals sanitized.

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Nevertheless, theres another concern that should be top of mind for many customers on Workforce Central: Flash.

Should You Upgrade Workforce Central?

Contact Healthcare IT Leaders today and we can help you figure out the finest course forward if its time for your organization to migrate to Workforce Central 8.1.6. As an incentive to help you make the migration with room to spare, call us by June 30 for a reduced rate.

Here are a few things you require to know.

Youll require to preserve older versions of your Internet web browser in order to support Flash if youre unable to make the switch to v8.1.6 in time. This is not recommended, as it raises security vulnerabilities and software compatibility problems.

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For Kronos clients who havent prepared for completion of life for Flash, now is the time to act. Some older variations of Workforce Central are Flash-dependent and need upgrades to guarantee that they continue to run smoothly in 2021 and beyond.

Customers on Workforce Central versions 6.2, 6.3, 7.0, and 8.0 are affected by the end of assistance for the Flash plugin and will need to take additional actions to prepare. These consumers require to install the latest service release– v8.1.6– to end up being completely Flash-free. As v8.1.3 is not the most updated version of Workforce Central, customers must update to v8.1.6.

Customers on Workforce Dimensions are all set. Measurements leverages HTML5 and not Flash.
Customers on Workforce Central v8.1.6 are also all set. Variation 8.1.6 was released in December 2019 and is 100% Flash-free.
Clients on Workforce Central v8.1.3 need to run an occasion called Convert Flash to HTML. This will convert any remaining Flash performance within Workforce Central to HTML.
Consumers on Workforce Central versions 6.2, 6.3, 7.0, and 8.0 are impacted by the end of support for the Flash plugin and will require to take additional actions to prepare. These clients need to set up the most recent service release– v8.1.6– to become entirely Flash-free. As v8.1.3 is not the most current variation of Workforce Central, consumers should update to v8.1.6.
An upgrade to Workforce Dimensions is not advised at this time if youre on an older variation of Workforce Central. It takes numerous months to plan, configure, handle, and test this implementation, and a job is unlikely to be finished by Jan. 1, 2021.
The Upgrade Central page for Workforce Central provides a high-level summary of the move to v8.1.6.

Dont wait up until the eleventh hour to resolve the end of Flash. Workforce Central 8.1 is a significant version release in and of itself– it should be installed on a different server– and it requires time to make sure that all widgets currently running Flash are moved appropriately.