For many businesses, their most important assets are their people. According to a number of recent surveys, a major skills shortage and an ability to recruit people is putting significant pressure on Irish businesses. HR leaders are battling with recruitment, talent management and executing business strategy, and are often constrained by inflexible and inadequate HR and analytics systems. Developing, engaging and retaining employees in a highly competitive market is becoming a critical success factor.

At BearingPoint we help companies to run their businesses in a better and more profitable way. BearingPoint has a long history of helping HR leaders to transform their businesses in a way that mitigates risk and builds strong relationships. As a trusted partner we help companies to take advantage of new technology and implement leading edge HCM processes to deliver real business benefit. We have 30 years of ERP experience and over 15 years of Human Capital Management (HCM) experience. Our HR expertise includes designing fit-for-purpose organisational structures and business processes and implementing and running HR business systems that enable HR functions to proactively support business objectives.

Many organisations are looking to improve and automate their HR processes using modern, cloud-based systems that appeal to a contemporary and mobile workforce and BearingPoint is no different. With a large and growing number of employees (4,000 people across 20 countries) and ambitious growth targets to achieve, we needed new HR processes. We selected SAP SuccessFactors, a globally leading HR and talent management solution to help us meet our goals.

Let us introduce you to SAP SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors HCM Suite is a market-leading application that delivers a complete set of talent management solutions, plus robust workforce analytics and planning with a next generation core HR solution that improves executive insight and decision making. It helps ensure you have the right people with the right skills doing the right work.

If you are facing any of the following challenges, SuccessFactors can help you.

•    It is taking too long to attract and hire the most suitable staff
•    Recruitment activities are reactive not proactive
•    It takes too long for new hires to contribute and become productive
•    Top performers are leaving because they are not being rewarded appropriately
•    Succession planning is very ineffective and it is not possible to put learning and development actions in place
•    Business targets are not effectively cascaded throughout the organisation
•    Your people don’t have the right skills to meet demands of the market and deliver competitively
•    Staff aren’t as effective as they could be and collaboration isn’t as effective as it should be
•    The skills and competencies of your workforce are not aligned with critical business needs
•    You need to make sound people decisions in order to grow your business, but can’t do so in a timely manner because data is fragmented across your organisation

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite

Offered as a cloud solution to enterprise and small and mid-size companies, you get:

Business Results: Get the answers you need to align your workforce with your strategy and get your people working on the right things; optimise performance across your organisation as you bring the right people on board and accelerate results with the insights you need to run your business better.
Engaged and motivated employees: The intuitive user interface means people use the system thereby enabling your business to increase growth, efficiency, productivity and profit.
Certainty: Have certainty regarding your investment - 16 of the past 16 industry analyst reports rank SAP-SuccessFactors as a leader across all strategic HCM functions. It is the solution of choice with superior technology, broader offering and extensibility. 
Time to Value: With the fast and easy configuration process and using the built-in learning environment, your company can be up and running in a matter of weeks, with the fastest time to value and lower total cost of ownership. SuccessFactors is fully localised for Irish and UK markets.
Comprehensiveness: Have a service that delivers the most comprehensive, world class HCM solution out of the box, with predefined integration points to maximise business agility and reduce cost, risk and time to value. It is a flexible, scalable and fully integrated HCM management solution built specifically for SMEs and multinational subsidiaries. It combines all the advantages of modern business applications with minimal demands on IT resources. It also supports multiple mobile devices.
Affordability: You can conserve your capital by eliminating the up-front IT infrastructure, equipment, and support costs associated with other HCM tools. Fixed price implementation and monthly subscription fees are determined up front.
Adaptability: Best practice processes are provided covering all your key HCM functions: Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance and goal setting, Compensation, Succession and Development, Learning, Workforce Planning, Workforce Analytics and Reporting. It is open - so you can connect as necessary; scalable – allowing you to scale as you grow; extensible - you add functions when you need them. 
Security: SAP’s state-of-the-art data centres are certified to international standards for security and compliance and comply with EU data protection legislation. Complete 24x7 support part of the service.

SAP SuccessFactors Modules

SAP SuccessFators is comprised of a number of integrated modules. You can start with any one of them and build out according to the priority of your specific challenges.

Employee Central

Comprehensive organisational management, personnel administration, payroll and help desk functionality. Strategically-minded HR and IT teams have realised that a user-friendly core HR solution is the key to accurate employee data. Capturing employee, organisational and talent data within a single solution delivers better results, faster. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central delivers core HR for diverse and global workforces. This cloud-based human resource information system (HRIS) can help you automate HR processes, ensure compliance, and build meaningful relationships with employees, contractors, and contingent workers. It comprises: employee self-services, organisational management, time tracking and attendance and global benefits administration.

Employee Central Payroll

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll is a revolutionary combination of proven technology, latest innovations, and service delivery in a solution that represents the next generation of global payroll process automation. With SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, you automate and accelerate processing, reduce risk, and simplify payroll management.

Time and Attendance

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Time Management is for organisations that need global absence management capabilities with support for time tracking and overtime calculations. If you have a more complex environment, SAP Time Management by Kronos supports workforce scheduling, time tracking for hourly workers, and advanced leave management capabilities, such as military service time.


Transform recruiting into a continuous, strategic part of your talent strategy with the only end-to-end recruiting solution that helps you attract, engage and select better candidates and then measure the results.


By guiding hiring managers, empowering new hires and connecting onboarding to other key talent management activities, SuccessFactors makes onboard­ing a strategic process that improves job satisfaction, time to productivity and first year retention.

Performance and Goals

Communicate strategy, create meaningful individual goals across the organisation and focus employees on what matters, while enabling executives to monitor goal progress in real-time. Then reward, measure and tie employee performance to business results, streamline the performance appraisal process and enable meaningful feedback.


Pay your people based on achievement, establish a pay-for-performance culture – retain top talent and increase productivity across the organisation. Calibration drives better compensation decisions and objective ratings.

Succession and Development

Anticipate and plan for staffing changes and assure the readiness of employee talent at all levels. Align learning activities with compe­tency gaps to arm your workforce for current and future needs. Improve motivation with continuous develop­ment and career planning.


Develop a comprehensive learning strategy with a complete learning management solution (LMS) that enables you to manage, develop and deploy instructor-led, formal and social online training. Our Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution eliminates your need to manage the infrastructure, bandwidth and delivery, management, security and updates for all of your e-learning programs. 

Workforce Planning

Leverage in-depth workforce information and benchmarks to assess readiness to execute strategies, forecast the impact of business decisions, mitigate risk and take action.

Workforce Analytics and Reporting

Deliver actionable, quantitative insights to your business leaders with a powerful combination of talent and business data that produces information. Creates a catalyst for positive change in the business.


Improve employee productivity and teamwork by combining collaboration, communication and content-creation tools with a private social network for your organisation. Jam’s remarkably simple video and screen capture lets everyone share his or her expertise – even right from a mobile device.

Have a look at a short video for each of the above modules.

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SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite
  • SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite

    SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite

  • Employee Central

    Employee Central

  • Recruiting


  • Onboarding


  • Performance & Goals

    Performance & Goals

  • Compensation


  • Succession & Development

    Succession & Development

  • Learning


  • Workforce Planning

    Workforce Planning

  • Workforce Analytics & Reporting

    Workforce Analytics & Reporting

  • SAP Jam

    SAP Jam

  • SuccessFactors Delivered by BearingPoint Brochure
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