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Forever 21 Selects Kronos for Global Workforce Management
Kronos Inc., a provider of workforce management (WFM) software, keeps on posting great results due to growth in cloud deployments and brand new customer wins

clothing and clothing accessories stores  a specialty retailer of clothing and accessories,  selected Kronos as its global WFM solution  to address multinational needs and standardize its brand experience delivery across the world. Forever 21 will use Kronos time and attendance (T&A) and forecasting and scheduling solutions across 500 stores in Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. The retailer is rapidly expanding, and more than 40,000 Forever 21 retail associates around the

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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