Brewer invests £1.4m in SAP software to standardise HR

Scottish & Newcastle is set to revolutionise its global HR processes with software provider SAP and service provider Pecaso, in a deal estimated to be worth £1.4m.

The brewing group, which produces Fosters and Kronenbourg lagers, had separate HR functions in operations at several locations across the globe. HR processes differ greatly from country to country, which made the collation of the most basic HR information, such as head-count, difficult.

The aim of the HR project is to create a common global process, underpinned by SAP technology, which will standardise processes, provide accurate data in a single system and use management information about HR trends to optimise business performance.

The focus of the initial project, which comprises the HR operations in eight countries, is on improving workforce process management and personal development areas.

Norma Hogg, head of HR IS, said: “It is essential for Scottish & Newcastle to develop the type of people management environment that is expected of a FTSE 100 company.

“Standardising global HR practices supported by the right technology will help us to achieve our corporate strategic objectives of brand growth, total innovation and efficient operations.”

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