Long-term SAP support for HR process reliability for Continental

Sabris deployed SAP HCM for the Continental group in the Czech Republic, ensuring reliable HR processes through professional implementation, support, and long-term development.

Realization 2014 - 2024

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Customer profile

Founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany, Continental AG is now one of the world's leading automotive suppliers with more than 240,000 employees in 59 countries. It employs more than 16,000 people in the Czech Republic and is headquartered in Jičín. Production facilities are located in Adršpach, Brandýs nad Labem, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Jičín, Meclov, Ostrava, Otrokovice, Trutnov and, since 2014, in the research and development centre with global operations in Ostrava.

In cooperation with Sabris, we implemented a large-scale IT project to implement SAP HR modules for the entire Continental Group of companies in the Czech Republic. In practice, this meant deploying the functionality for more than 12,000 employees. During the project we appreciated especially the professional approach and helpfulness of the whole team.

Sven Schneidereit

Head of HCM, Continental AG

Baseline and project objectives

The problem was the inconsistent system environment for processing the personnel and payroll agenda in a group of plants in the Czech Republic. It was necessary to unify key processes across plants while maintaining the necessary local specifics of the solution. It was necessary to build a stable and reliable support system to ensure the operation of HCM systems and the continuous development of HCM systems, operational structure changes and HR processes in the group.

Benefits

  • A single platform within the Continental Group for the joint solution and development of the HR and payroll agenda
  • Seamless operation of HCM systems across the Group, provided by Sabris specialists who have a deep understanding of the environment, issues and processes
  • Increased efficiency through better control and operational management of processes within the Group and at individual sites
  • Expansion of in-house expertise through the transfer of know-how from Sabris consultants

Solution

Sabris implemented SAP HCM systems for new Continental Group plants using various local payroll systems. The first stage included plants in Brandýs nad Labem, Adršpach, Trutnov, Jičín, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm and, as part of the unification of the payroll system on the SAP HCM platform, Barum Otrokovice, CTS, AZ Czech, Conti Tech and others. Continental appreciated the cooperation with Sabris in particular for its expertise and very good communication, thanks to which all implementations were carried out according to plan, on time and without complications. 

Sabris implemented the setup of the time and attendance system in SAP, the so-called positive time and attendance. In the other plants, the connection to various external time and attendance systems, according to the specific needs of the customer. 

Sabris provides long-term support for the Continental Group plants so that the correct functionality of the HCM system is ensured despite the differences and specifics of the internal processes set up within the individual companies. The result is the gradual centralization and unification of processes across plants and the connection to third-party systems used by individual plants. At the same time, the connection to the Group's global systems is underway. 

Sabris was also significantly involved in the Vitesco spin-off project. At the same time, it has become the main partner for the primary support of this new company.

Used technologies

  • SAP HCM implementation
  • Time management in SAP HCM
  • SAP HCM Support
  • SAP BC Support
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