Syngenta AG is a world leader in crop protection. It has more than 25,000 employees across the world and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Syngenta’s APAC division approached e-days by way of a formal leave management tender for Asia Pacific sites.
Syngenta was using manual processes for maintaining leave records and entitlements. As a result, HR was spending a great deal of time processing leave records and updating employee leave balances. There was no real-time data on employee leave and the process for requests and approvals was very slow. There were also issues with data accuracy – with missing and duplicate leave forms being submitted.
In addition, the country-specific rules for leave entitlement accruals were not always being followed correctly, creating an unknown financial liability. Syngenta wanted a centralised leave solution to eliminate these issues.
e-days were awarded the tender and the rollout was initially completed across India, Philippines, Korea, and Singapore. The e-days team worked with Syngenta to ensure country-specific templates were created within e-days to match the legislative requirements in each country. This involved detailed mapping of all country rules including Singapore’s specific entitlement accruals for employees with children.
An interface connection was established between e-days and Syngenta’s HR System, to ensure consistency between systems for company departmental structures, users, reporting lines and groupings. Employees were also provided with Single-Sign-on access, and HR / Payroll teams were provided with detailed absence data reporting.
A standardised and compliant approach for leave entitlement and leave tracking was quickly established for all APAC employees. Employees and managers provided positive feedback on how easy e-days is to use, with their leave dashboards accessible from anywhere.
HR/Payroll teams immediately benefitted from statutory reporting by location, with a new confidence level as to the accuracy of the absence data. All the efficiency problems associated with the previous manual leave management processes were completely removed and Syngenta continued their e-days rollout across other APAC countries.
HR and Payroll teams immediately benefitted from statutory reporting by location, with a new confidence level as to the accuracy of the absence data.
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"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