Structuring the Workforce with Ingentis and SAP
Today’s employment landscape is dotted with challenges. Talent shortages, changing expectations and mental health crises have led to an unprecedented exodus of resources. Managing recruitment, and addressing why people are quitting against the backdrop of hybrid working and the demands of Diversity & Inclusion has become a very real challenge for organizations of all sizes. For C-Suites, the ability to visualize the structure of the organization, test theories for how talent might be better deployed, or compare structures and resourcing to best practice benchmarks, is lacking, which serves to severely hamper their decision-making. Ingentis has worked to bring a holistic solution to address these myriad challenges.
This blog provides a quick snapshot of Ingentis org.manager and why this SAP endorsed app* is relevant for customers to build the workforce needed for today’s times and was originally posted by Markus Eckl, Global Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnering at Ingentis here.
Drawing from more than 25 years of experience in organizational charting and HR data visualization, Ingentis used SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) to build an add-on application for the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution. The SAP endorsed app — Ingentis org.manager for SAP SuccessFactors solutions — pulls data directly from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and visualizes it in various forms. Ingentis org.manager for SAP SuccessFactors transforms the once-static organization chart into a dynamic business tool that delivers the insights and support needed to meet these challenges. This also helps for maintaining essential control and flexibility over how your organization’s talent is deployed. The solution surfaces current information from SAP SuccessFactors and other data sources and enables scenario modeling to assess the impact of potential organizational changes. It also visualizes data in the form of advanced org charts (includes a plethora of key metrics along the structure) but also in dashboards or graphs. Depending on what aspects a customer wants to focus on, the solution can help with Diversity&Inclusion, Talent and Succession Management, Organizational Design, Open Headcount Management, and many more (find an overview of the use cases here).
Watch this video to understand how easy it is to model new org structures based on your SAP SuccessFactors data. You can also easily move people and departments by drag & drop and collaborate with colleagues on a simulation. KPIs are displayed within the org chart to monitor the impact of changes.
Workforce insights and cost reduction to customers
Hartmann Group a leading European provider of system solutions for medicine and healthcare with more than 11,000 employees wanted a holistic overview of its global workforce. By visualizing all employees worldwide in one comprehensive org chart with Ingentis’ solution, the company was able to increase transparency across their business. With customers in more than 140 countries, Beaulieu International Group, a market-leading manufacturer of raw chemical materials, semifinished engineered products, and floor coverings had a need for varying data visualizations and functionality depending on the target group. Ingentis enabled in-depth insights into staffing structures, with KPIs directly accessible from the org charts, and offered different views and functionalities to specific user groups based on their job role and line of business.
The results experienced by SAP customers when integrating Ingentis org.manager with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central also speak for themselves. According to a survey conducted by Ingentis and SAP, the add-on can lower the cost of strategic resource planning by up to 20%.
Charting diversity in the workplace
Diversity in the workplace helps companies reflect the communities they serve and plays a most critical role for customer-facing roles; it is well documented how the retail sector will focus on staffing a diverse workforce that models the community they directly service to foster inclusion. Diversity has many facets including race, ethnicity, gender, people with disability, and veteran status to name a few, which lead to differing educational backgrounds, personality types, cultural references, and experiences. With this solution, we help organizations, among other things, measure and report on the diversity and inclusion supported across an entire organization, including the ability to identify those departments that are top performers when it comes to diversity as well as those departments lagging the most in promoting an inclusive workplace.
Shared culture of helping customers with SAP
Ingentis has worked with SAP for over twenty years, in a partnership rooted in a shared culture of helping our customers tackle their pain points to deliver success. Ingentis org.manager for SAP SuccessFactors was one of the first five products in the HR space to receive the SAP endorsed app status, a status that gives customers the essential confidence that the solution has been thoroughly assessed and ratified by SAP. This brings us a unique credibility in our operating space. Our relationship with SAP also means we are able to evolve what we offer to suit the specific needs of our joint clients. For instance, today having a diversity and inclusion program in place is one of the key drivers of success for organizations. For those serving the federal government, there are further regulations and mandates that are to be followed when it comes to diversity and compliance in the workplace.
Organizations need to be able to surface a full range of HR data from corporate systems, visualize it dynamically through dashboards based on existing organizational representations and structures, and model alternative scenarios through those same structures.
Ingentis is currently focused on creating a ‘time to value’ for clients which are as short as possible. Together with SAP we will build solutions that can be delivered within a matter of hours. This is made possible by our being able to leverage the joint capability of our Ingentis solution and the SAP systems. Don’t forget to check this solution at the SAP store
*SAP endorsed apps are a category of solutions from SAP’s partner ecosystem to help customers become best-run, intelligent enterprises. Endorsed apps complement and extend SAP products and are meant to deliver value with desired outcomes – quickly, easily, and with support from SAP. The solutions are tested and premium certified by SAP with added security, in-depth testing and measurements against benchmark results. SAP Endorsed Apps can be identified by their unique gold and black logo.