Sony Pictures Entertainment is an American entertainment company that produces and distributes motion pictures, TV programs and recorded music.
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.
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 are very helpful and quick to respond – to date we have been very impressed!
e-days was rolled out to Sony Pictures 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 setup 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.Download PDF
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 on employees and manager’s following company absence policies and the online visibility of absence data meant that employees, teams and projects groups could plan projects efficiently.
HR and Payroll teams immediately benefitted from statutory reporting by location, with a new confidence level as to the accuracy of the absence data.
Internal Willis Towers Watson teams are able to use the e-days reporting tools to feed important employee data into their core data analytics platform to achieve intelligent, multi-faceted employee data analysis
Internal stakeholders at Sony received superb user feedback and Sony reported 100% employee adoption of the new system.
"We find the e-days system excellent and very user friendly. I'm the master user in the HR team and have found it to be a great system."
"Setting up e-days was really simple. Staff were really engaged with the system and they saw the benefit straight away."
"The feedback from the team has been excellent. The e-days employee directory has totally changed how we work." - Director
"e-days gives us more nuanced decision making aimed at supporting our employees’ health and wellbeing." - Head of HR & Facilities
"e-days has enabled us to follow processes more rigorously and a big benefit is the visibility of absence throughout the organisation." - Financial Controller
"I was given the time I needed to trial e-days with regular contact to check on how I was progressing yet. I was never once pressurised into signing up" - Practice Manager
"e-days provides a quick and reliable system. Allows employees single sign on access and we don’t have difficulties with the system ever being down." - HR Analyst
"Gone are the paper forms, inaccurate reporting and confusing hours spent rummaging through paper trails." - Operations Manager
"e-days is a cost-effective solution, simple to set up and administer and very user friendly." - HR Manager
"e-days have a super reactive support team and the application is frequently updated based on customer experience." - IT Manager
"e-days has made the job of managing absence easier. It has cut down on time and reduced the amount of emails." - Divisional Service Manager
"e-days makes the entire absence management process more efficient from booking holidays to keeping check on allowances." - IT Manager
"Thanks to the implementation of e-days we now have a paperless absence booking system which is easy to use." - HR Manager
"e-days has made annual leave and TOIL management significantly easier for both team members and managers." - Data Manager
"With e-days our company can now easily and effectively manage planned & unplanned absences along with other leave." - Support Manager
"Our users find it very easy to use and our managers find it easy to approve & keep track of absences in their department." - Head of HR & Facilities