Chemetall switches to SuccessFactors

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(PresseBox) (Heidelberg, ) Because of the numerous technical demands placed upon it as a supplier of specialty chemicals with a focus on metals, plastics and glass for sectors such as automobile, aircraft and general manufacturing, Chemetall GmbH is required to undertake a comprehensive training program. With support from tts the Frankfurt am Main-based company migrated its entire training management to the Success Factors Learning Management System (LMS). Until the end of 2014 invitations, course information, attendee lists and approval processes were created manually in Word or Excel files and archived in paper form. Today, Chemetall can deposit all of the relevant documents centrally in the LMS.

Greater efficiency with minimal effort

The migration succeeded in next to no time. "Thanks to the professional consultancy from tts we were able to complete the project in just three months and stayed well within the anticipated budget," reported Jessica Hufnagel, who is in charge of personnel development at Chemetall. In this short timeframe and with a manpower resource effort of just three employees the chemicals company could move all courses, seminars and workshops into the system.

Since all employees have their own personal profile, the system is able to assign the relevant training courses automatically. Managers can, for example, access their departments' digital learning histories with a mouse click. With 3,000 training attendances per year (of which 2,000 concern legally prescribed mandatory training) this leads on the one hand to greater transparency, and on the other hand simplifies archiving, as some proofs of participation and certificates must be retained on file for 30 years.

With the new LMS Chemetall has implemented a highly employee-oriented education process. An additional benefit is that the company not only saves on manpower and material, but also storage space. The new system is reliable, transparent and therefore an efficient and up-to-date solution to corporate training management.

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About Chemetall

As a specialist for technological and system solutions in surface technology Chemetell GmbH has for more than 30 years offered its customers tailored solutions for the cleaning, sealing, corrosion protection and treatment of metal surfaces. The globally active company has its headquarters at Frankfurt am Main and employs 2100 people in 40 subsidiaries and production centers. In 2013 the company had worldwide revenues of € 592 million.


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