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Dürr Group Modernizes Human Resources Management with Oracle Cloud Solutions

The renowned machine and plant manufacturer digitizes processes with the help of Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM and bundles the essential HR processes in one platform in the future.
December 1, 2021
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

The Dürr Group, a leading global machinery and plant engineering company, is driving forward the digitalization of its HR processes and is using Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM)to modernize its HR management. By opting for the comprehensive system solution from a single source, the company is setting the course for digitizing previously manual processes and further optimizing all processes, saving costs and transforming all global software operations. Oracle will not only accompany the Dürr Group's digitization process with the provision of its system solution. In the evaluation process, the Dürr Group also decided to rely on the company's extensive experience and to use its expertise as an implementation partner.

The Dürr Group, headquartered in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, is one of the world's leading machinery and plant manufacturers with strong expertise in the fields of automation and digitalization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient and resource-saving manufacturing processes in various industries. The Dürr Group supplies industries such as the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, as well as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and woodworking. In 2020, it generated sales of € 3.32 billion. The company employs 17,000 people and has 121 sites in 33 countries. This year Dürr celebrates its 125th anniversary.

The new HR platform creates transparency across Dürr's Group-wide HR processes and helps to further standardize them. In addition to improvements in the reporting and analysis of HR data, the main aim is to enable employees to address personnel matters with the help of self-services.

"The introduction of a new, Group-wide HR platform is an important milestone for the entire HR organization of the Dürr Group and opens up many new possibilities for more efficient and intuitive HR work for us", explains Klaus Achtelik, CHRO of the Dürr Group. "By opting for Oracle Cloud HCM, we as an HR division are making an important contribution to the central strategy element 'digital@DÜRR' and are also flanking the transformation in our own division. With Oracle Cloud HCM, we are relying on a modern and at the same time very powerful product, from which we also expect additional innovative strength in the future."

Reliability and flexibility for HR processes 4.0

In order to unify its formerly heterogeneous HR IT landscape on the basis of the Oracle Cloud HCM platform solution, the Dürr Group is pursuing a so-called "OneDürrGroup" strategy. Decisive for the choice of Oracle Cloud HCM was, among other things, the far-reaching integration and the continuous further development of the cloud platform. The system is characterized by a flexible architecture and handling, thanks to which users can react faster to changes in their highly dynamic environment.

"With Oracle Cloud HCM we rely on a homogeneous platform, this applies in particular to the business and technical functionalities."Konrad Westphal, Senior Manager Strategic IT at Dürr, emphasizes. The goal was to systematically align the implementation with user requirements right from the start. The invitation to tender was therefore followed by a series of intensive demo and deep-dive workshops starting in September 2020.

"We were convinced by the fact that the user frontend and technical backend are all of a piece. This offers great advantages for our approximately 17,000 employees worldwide as users of the platform, but also for our HR departments in particular. From Dürr IT's point of view, it was also important to be able to integrate the new software solution securely and stably into our existing backend systems. We operate these both on-premises and in the cloud as an SaaS solution." says Konrad Westphal.

In the exploration and evaluation phase of the project, Oracle already scored points with the decision-makers with high consulting competence and with its decades of experience in the implementation of large-scale projects. This tipped the scales in favor of Oracle as the Dürr Group's implementation partner.

"We are delighted that the Dürr Group has chosen not only our solution but also us as an implementation partner. We support the customer in partnership in the digital transformation of its entire HR processes in the cloud environment", comments Volker Rosendahl, Vice President & Country Leader Cloud Applications Oracle Germany. "Through Oracle Cloud HCM, the customer is strategically well positioned to meet the requirements of tomorrow's efficient HR management."

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