Across continents – Barry Callebaut

Highlights at a glance

  • Global workforce management in the cloud
  • Integration with SAP SuccessFactors
  • Greater transparency for employees and management
  • ´Global pre-configuration of all standards for rapid go-live
  • Self services create a consistent employee experience

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Headquartered in Zurich, Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. Barry Callebaut masters every step along the value chain, from sourcing and processing cocoa beans through to producing the most exquisite chocolates. The business employs over 12,000 people and runs 60 production sites worldwide. As part of a digitalization project, Barry Callebaut is planning to optimize for growth by standardizing its HR IT system landscape around the world. A global project of this scale calls for strong partners. For its workforce management, the company has opted for the cloud-based ATOSS Enterprise Solution, integrated into the SAP SuccessFactors HR system. Project goals include standardized time and attendance management across sites and countries, automation of manual processes, implementation of interfaces with local payroll systems, improvement of KPI reporting and greater transparency for the management team. It is also aimed at satisfying the user experience for everyone involved.

We’ve placed our trust in ATOSS as we see globally harmonized time and attendance management as a key cornerstone of our digital HR transformation program.

Steven Vandamme

Due to the international scope of the work, a team of ATOSS experts comprising 20 consultants from three countries has been deployed, led by a project architect. Barry Callebaut has also made a dedicated team of staff available for this challenging task. Project implementation is following agile principles and – in light of the coronavirus pandemic – is being managed remotely. Preconfiguring all standard requirements globally and producing a blueprint for localization are ensuring that the ambitious timetable is being adhered to. The rollout of the first wave including five countries in Europe is already complete. All employees are now recording their working time digitally, using terminals supplied by our partner dormakaba. To increase employee satisfaction they are now involved in working time management processes via the Staff Center. The software monitors country-specific laws and regulations automatically. The integration of more factories and offices in Europe, America and Africa into the solution is planned as a second wave for mid-2021. We are delighted to be accompanying Barry Callebaut on its journey toward a harmonized approach to digital workforce management – across continents.

Source: ATOSS CUSTOMER Barry Callebaut / ATOSS Annual Report 2020

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