Newsbyte: SAP Celebrates 1,000 Cloud HCM Customers Milestone in EMEA

October 27, 2015

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SAP NEWSBYTE — Oct. 27, 2015 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has reached a significant milestone of 1,000 cloud-based human capital management (HCM) customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The announcement was made at HR Tech World Congress, held October 27–28 in Paris.

A number of European companies, including Heineken and ThyssenKrupp, have recently selected leading SAP® SuccessFactors® HCM solutions to drive better workforce results. More than 400 of these 1,000 customers selected SAP SuccessFactors Learning, and more than 300 chose SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. SAP is the clear choice for European customers as they seek new and innovative ways to manage and optimize their talent.

Leading global companies are recognizing the importance of human resources as a priority and are choosing cloud-based technology to build a workforce with the skills to meet future business objectives. The following companies have chosen SAP SuccessFactors solutions in their industries to optimize their workforce with cloud-based HCM software:

  • Bertelsmann, an international media, services and education company that operates in 50 countries around the world, is regarded as a top employer in Germany and internationally. Bertelsmann chose the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, including SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, for its 118,000 employees to build a single, unified, state-of-the-art HR system. This will enable the company to simplify and streamline HR processes and to improve HR efficiency and effectiveness, empowering Bertelsmann to achieve its strategic goals with regard to digital transformation and growth.
  • Computacenter, Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, selected the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, including SAP SuccessFactors Learning and SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, to standardize and simplify global HR processes and align employees with the business strategy. The UK-based company helps organizations maximize productivity and the business value of IT, and the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite will help Computacenter reduce complexity, increase productivity, and meet current and future business needs.
  • Rostelecom, one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe, selected the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, including SAP SuccessFactors Learning and SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, to drive standardization, build a unified HCM system and simplify HCM processes across the organization. Rostelecom is a recognized technological leader in innovative solutions, and the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite will enable the company to build a committed, competitive and productive workforce.
  • Telkom, a leading communications services provider in South Africa, selected the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, including SAP SuccessFactors Learning and SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, to simplify and automate HR processes, build a culture of compliance and create an accurate picture of the workforce. By choosing SAP SuccessFactors solutions, Telkom will be able to transform HR and communicate the company strategy and values to its 18,400 employees while staying compliant, reducing costs, increasing productivity and driving operational efficiencies.

“Building a strong team and keeping your employees engaged across the business is critical to success today,” said Mike Ettling, president, SuccessFactors, an SAP company. “Expectations are different — people increasingly demand solutions that support connectivity and mobility and that are easy to use. Recognized as a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites* for the third consecutive year, we meet these needs. Our ambition of providing leading global solutions is validated when top European companies, that do business around the world, select us as a partner.”


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