A world leader in specialty chemicals, the Clariant Group wanted to harmonize the HR information systems of its numerous divisions and subsidiaries on 5 continents. This case study particularly concerns Clariant France and its 1,200 employees.

Challenge

The challenges of this project were technical – meet the client’s requirement to have as many applications as possible in SAP – as well as human – federate the HR teams and create transparency in the payroll and administration systems.

Following a series of mergers involving a number of companies, the Clariant group in France – a world leader in specialty chemicals - wanted to harmonize the HR information systems of its numerous divisions and subsidiaries on 5 continents. Therefore, they decided that SAP HR would be the single system for all countries, and particularly the HR, time management and payroll modules. 

Solution

NGA's consultants worked in close collaboration with a group of Payroll and Time Management specialists from Clariant France, whose main responsibility was to discuss and validate each step of the project.

Clariant chose NGA Human Resources to carry out this project, which included the implementation and harmonization of the Time Management, HR Development and Payroll Management modules across all entities. The project aimed at having a common database for all sites around the world, and at facilitating information exchange between the various entities.

Result

“We have built a relationship of trust with NGA HR, with whom we have worked for more than 7 years. Throughout all projects that we have carried out together, we have been able to count on the HR expertise and the understanding of our needs offered by the NGA experts.”

Christine Laval - Vice HR Manager, Clariant 

Throughout the project, NGA Human Resources contributed its SAP expertise and project methodology by segmenting the tasks and by providing expert consulting services.

As a result, the Payroll, HR Development and Time Management modules of Clariant’s establishments in France were harmonized, and the productivity of HR at a global level as well as the reporting possibilities were significantly improved.