Informa are a leading international event, intelligence and scholarly research group first formed in 1998.
Over the years their business has grown through various acquisitions to be in the industry-leading position it’s in today. To support this growth, they have gradually increased their headcount to over 5,000 employees around the world, making them one of the largest events businesses in the world.
Prior to e-days, Informa was managing their absence processes in a variety of ways, but none could meet their robust requirements. This was due to Informa’s very complex organisation structure, consisting of multiple legal entities across different countries with many different employment contracts due to acquisitions.
As a result of the organisation complexity and multiple employment contracts, different Informa employees had different holiday allowances and absence rules. Making it extremely hard to manage manually. On top of this, the system was required to have a seamless integration with their core HRIS, SAP.
This resulted in Informa adopting various HR systems, each of which were ultimately unable to meet expectations and delivered an overall unsatisfactory experience for management and employees.
As a result of these bad experiences, Informa chose to approach e-days through a formal request for proposal (RFP) containing a long list of localised requirements for different countries. The RFP also contained key focus areas on ease of use, flexible configuration and an integration with SAP.
The overall aim of the project was to implement a global absence management system that could cater to their complex organisational structure, whilst delivering a seamless HRIS integration.
After various meetings, Informa recognised e-days as the best fit for their bespoke requirements and the system was rolled out to all Informa’s 5,000 employees at once. As a result, e-days successfully implemented a tailored global absence management system within 4 months, astonishingly quick.
e-days and Informa now enjoy a great partnership, stemming from the excellent project management from both parties, ensuring a smooth implementation process.
Ultimately, e-days provided Informa with an easy to use global absence management system with a seamless integration with SAP. The impact was so positive, Informa has acted as a reference for e-days when other enterprise organisations have approached us for a global absence management solution.