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case study

Creative Media Network: Solving complex local compliance

CMG approached edays for a system that could cope with the complex and unique holiday and absence rules in the Netherlands.

How edays transformed the way we approach absence.

Global deployment

Saved time & admin

Full workforce visibility

Auto leave calculations

With edays, our company can now easily and effectively manage planned and unplanned absences along with other leave. It’s been working great for us.

edays personal dashboard feature


Creative Media Network is a digital creative agency based in Haarlem in the Netherlands. Their clients include the likes of large multinational organizations such as L’Oreal & Bidfood Group. They initially approached edays for a system that could cope with the complex and unique holiday and absence rules in the Netherlands.

Since implementing the system, they have both saved time for HR and significantly boosted the productivity of the department, giving them more time to focus on more value-added tasks.

Absence trends illustration

The Challenge

Due to the complex nature of holiday rules in the Netherlands, the planned absence is near impossible to manage on outdated paper and spreadsheet-based processes.

Workers are required to take their holiday allowance within six months after the year they were accrued. If a holiday is not taken the allowances are deleted and no compensation is offered.

edays dashboard feature

The Solution

Creative Media Network joined edays as Nefli B.V. before acquiring a separate organization and merging the two companies into one edays system, under the umbrella of Creative Media Network.

edays was able to merge Nefli’s existing system with the new Creative Media Network system, whilst also upgrading them to the latest version of the software at the same time.

With regards to the complex holiday rules in the Netherlands, edays enabled administrators to log in and make bulk deletions to employee records on the six-month expiry date, saving a great deal of time in the process.

time sheet system

The Impact

As with many of the organization’s edays help with absence management, the immediate impact came from time-saving, and subsequently productivity increasing by replacing time-consuming manual processes.

Creative Media Networks employees are now empowered to request their own holidays online and have constant visibility over their allowances through edays self-service functionality.

The visibility provided also means managers can send automated prompts for employees to use up their holidays when they’re approaching the 6-month limit mentioned previously.