Bekaert, the global leader in steel wire transformation and coating, wanted to effectively manage its over 30,000-strong global workforce.
The Belgium-based major’s legacy human resources (HR) system was highly customized and complex, with several sources of people data hampering global reporting. The system also could not support Bekaert HR’s goal of building an organizational culture that upholds continuous learning and nurtures leadership.
In keeping with Bekaert's philosophy of ‘Better Together’, the firm’s HR division partnered with TCS to step up skills, build new capabilities, and nurture a leadership culture.
To realize its HR transformation goals, Bekaert implemented the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution, a cloud-based information system. As a strategic partner, TCS designed and deployed data migration from SAP’s enterprise resource planning (SAP ERP) system and other data sources into a consistent global data layer on SuccessFactors Employee Central. Reverse interfacing of HR data from SuccessFactors back to SAP ERP enabled Bekaert to go live with Employee Central, ensuring continuity of operations.
TCS helped Bekaert reduce the overheads of transactional tasks by unifying, automating, and digitalizing global HR systems.
The solution enabled a seamless transition, with minimal disruption to business operations.
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