UCB Brings HR to the Cloud with SAP® SuccessFactors® Solutions

October 24, 2018

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AMSTERDAM — SAP SE today announced that global biopharmaceutical company UCB has implemented cloud-based SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions for human capital management (HCM) to help facilitate an intelligent, digital working environment. With the solutions rolled out to 7,500 employees across 35 countries, UCB can focus on its people and deliver the consumer-grade experiences they expect at work while taking data privacy regulations into account. The announcement was made at the UNLEASH event in Amsterdam taking place October 23–24 at the RAI Amsterdam.

“Given the exponential growth of technology in people’s day-to-day life, expectations from our people when they come to work are constantly increasing,” said Alain Labouverie, head of Talent Analytics & Technology at UCB. “At UCB we are committed to creating the right conditions at work so that people are engaged to achieve our end goal, which is to create value for our patients. To get there, we need to keep up with the pace of change and provide consumer-grade talent solutions that are simple to use, easy to access and intelligent. We need our people to be agile and able to quickly adapt their focus to where their impact is maximized. This is heavily dependent on our capacity to free up time by generating efficiencies. Automation is a key enabler, augmenting what our people can do, so that they can deliver on what is truly human.”

Like many organizations, UCB faced a fragmented HR systems landscape. To improve the speed and quality of critical business decisions, UCB knew it needed accurate and actionable insights across its pool of talent. With the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding, SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals, SAP SuccessFactors Learning and SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development solutions now live around the world, the company is 100 percent in the cloud and mobile enabled. Migrating to one system of record in the cloud has brought all UCB’s people data in one place, enabling the company to better understand and nurture its talent across the globe and match employees’ individual aspirations with company priorities.

With their powerful analytics capabilities, SAP SuccessFactors solutions provide UCB with high-quality data coupled with statistical modeling that makes that data meaningful. With accurate people data at their fingertips, managers and HR business partners can make more intelligent workforce decisions, and employees can take control of their career development using self-service capabilities available on all types of devices.

“If organizations do not put people first, they will be left behind,” SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb said. “Leading companies like UCB recognize the importance of using technology to augment what their people can do so they can focus on, and deliver, higher impact results. We are excited to partner with UCB to help provide an enhanced employee experience with learning and development opportunities, while also ensuring employee data is protected across operations in cloud solutions from SAP.”

SAP SuccessFactors solutions help bring organizations’ purpose to life and put more meaning into people’s work, creating an engaged workforce that improves both performance and profit. The HCM solutions help customers use intelligence to strengthen engagement across the entire workforce, deliver new, meaningful workplace experiences and join a community defining the future of work. The industry-leading SAP SuccessFactors solutions help more than 6,600 customers around the world turn purpose into performance.


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