i/Con implements SAP HCM in China

Starting point of the project

The multinational operating concern defined global integration processes that has to incorporate and accommodate local and legal requirements. Decentralized China-controlled Personnel Management, and the resulting problems of data-storage as well as manual manipulation of data should be addressed and resolved. The existing personnel Management processes were unstructured and lacked transparency. Compensation structures and payroll calculation were not comparable.

Large sections of the payroll calculations were manually performed and very timeconsuming. The diverse interfaces used in the legacy software resulted in a huge support overhead. The existing processes were analyzed and optimized. The focus was on harmonizing and standardization of the processes subject to the complex local and legal challenges.

Goal of the project

Design and Implemnetation of SAP HR/Payroll for China for two production locations.

Challenge in the project

Allignment and automization of different HCM processes.

Solution for the customer

Implementation of a solution for China in a global HCM system

Implementation of the solution

Together with our longterm partner EPI-USE we decided to rapidly establish a protoype to present the solution as fast as possible to gain acceptance for the application and to reduce the cost of documentation and training. Parts of the transformation was achieved through the use of the agile project management SCRUM. Through consequent use of local-language capable resources it was possible to address in details all aspects and achieve a high level of satisfaction and trust with the client. Through the good teamwork onsite and the project team in Germany the project was successfully delivered in-time and within-budget. For the project the following HCM modules were implemented;

  • Payroll
  • Time Management
  • Extension of basic Personnel Data
  • Extension of Organisation Management
  • Reporting
  • Integration with the Finance System

Project management

The project management was successfully carried out with the Scrum approach model by Joyce Ong and David Ferreira in China as well as Christoph Werner in Germany.