• Entitlement calculation
  • Holiday management
  • Sickness tracking
  • Return to work tools
  • Outlook integration
  • Team calendars
  • Workday Integration
  • Single-sign-on


Sony Pictures Entertainment is an American entertainment company that produces and distributes motion pictures, TV programs, and recorded music. Sony Pictures were using paper and spreadsheets to up manage and track absence and after being recommended to e-days by Sony Music, they decided to take a trial.

e-days was rolled out quickly to ensure the go-live date was synchronised with Sony Pictures new holiday calendar year. Sony Pictures now use e-days online platform which includes online return to work forms, one click accurate data reporting, Outlook calendar integration, as well as holiday and sickness management.

e-days has helped us to streamline and effectively monitor absences within the company. The site is easy to use, colourful and intuitive.

The support team is very helpful and quick to respond – to date we have been very impressed!

Head of Compensation & Benefits
Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Challenge

Sony Pictures approached e-days following a recommendation from Sony Music, another e-days client. Sony Pictures was using a global HR solution (Workday) and a global Payroll solution (ADP), but neither system was able to deliver Sony’s global leave and absence management requirements.

As a result, the company had been using paper and spreadsheets to manage and track leave/absence and this was making the process manual, slow and inaccurate. In addition, Sony was experiencing workforce planning issues due to poor visibility over planned and unplanned employee absences.

Sony also required seamless integration with their core HR system – Workday, with a data output also available for its global payroll system to complete the data flow.

The Solution

e-days was rolled out to Sony Pictures across 19 countries rapidly to hit a very tight go-live deadline that synchronized with their new holiday calendar year. Sony employees benefited immediately from fully-automated leave management, with their approved absences automatically displaying in their MS Outlook calendars.

Sony’s e-days system was set up with online return-to-work notifications and e-forms to help managers and HR proactively manage absence accordingly to the company policies. Team, department and project views were created to ensure workforce management and planning teams were able to correctly scheduled projects based on important visible absence data.

The integration with Workday allowed all employee/manager reporting lines, and employee transitions and leavers to automatically update within e-days – keeping both systems in complete harmonisation.

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The Impact

e-days meets the brief. Sony’s payroll team was able to replace their complex data collection and collation systems with one-click accurate absence data reporting through e-days.

HR experienced a huge improvement in productivity following company absence policies and the online visibility of absence data meant that employees, teams and project groups could plan projects efficiently.

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