Global Companies Transform HR With SAP

Cirque du Soleil, Continental AG and NTT DATA Leverage Cloud Solutions from SuccessFactors to Build and Manage the Workforce of Tomorrow Today

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Oct. 8, 2014 — Successful companies recognize that attracting and engaging today’s talent — and ensuring access to tomorrow’s talent — requires robust, fluid, end-to-end human capital management (HCM) solutions. And an increasing number are turning to SuccessFactors, an SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) company, to do it. Leveraging the company’s market-leading cloud-based HCM solutions, innovative organizations around the world are developing and executing workforce strategies that enable them to drive their business today and gain advantages tomorrow.

Cirque du Soleil®, a Canadian company known around the world for its bold acts and artistic entertainment, needed to equip its employees with integrated solutions that could easily be accessed from the road using mobile devices. And for that the company turned to SuccessFactors. “Our business requires constant mass moving of our employees from country to country with varying requirements,” said Bernard Hébert, vice president of Information and Business Systems at Cirque du Soleil. “And with help from solutions such as SuccessFactors Employee Central and SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics, Cirque du Soleil can effectively manage these issues anytime, anywhere, from any device.”

Like many companies, Continental AG, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and tire producers, used to manage its talent processes using multiple systems. This made it difficult to view and effectively manage employee data. So the company, true to its innovative roots, opted to move things to the cloud. As an innovator paving the way for a modern automotive future, “we selected SuccessFactors Performance & Goals and SuccessFactors Succession & Development solutions to consolidate our many disparate talent systems into one global talent management system that could be easily accessed and integrated with other business functions,” said Shayne Ingersoll, head of HR Technology at Continental AG.

Global IT services firm NTT DATA, Inc. recognizes the cost savings and workforce effectiveness that cloud solutions can deliver, and has purchased the SuccessFactors HCM Suite, including the SAP® Jam™ social software platform, SuccessFactors Employee Central, SuccessFactors Onboarding and SuccessFactors Learning. The company will use the solutions to help deliver measurable outcomes. “By moving to the cloud with SuccessFactors, we plan to reduce operational costs while providing our employees with a complete suite of engaging workforce productivity applications,” said Dean Williams, executive vice president of Human Capital at NTT DATA, Inc. “This is key to our focus on delivering professional services better, faster and smarter.”

“What these customers’ HR technology strategies demonstrate is the need for flexibility, mobility and simplification — all hallmarks of HR in the cloud,” said Mike Ettling, president, HR Line of Business at SuccessFactors, an SAP company. “By providing end-to-end solutions, our customers can solve their most critical need today with just one product or move completely to the cloud with the SuccessFactors HCM Suite. And we believe that our positioning as a leader in the newly released The Forrester Wave™: SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, Q4 2014 report from Forrester Research, Inc. proves that Employee Central, along with our already market-leading talent management suite, is not just a system of record, but a system of engagement. Our focus is on products that allow our customers to connect all their people — full-time and contingent — to their business goals with the most beautiful, easy-to-use applications in the industry. It’s exciting to see this incredible momentum.”

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