noventum HR Planning at consulting expert Drees & Sommer

The most valuable resource of a consulting company is its staff. Taking as close a look as possible at its own human resources today and in the future is therefore also a component of success. Drees & Sommer has now expanded and improved its system landscape with noventum HR Planning powered by CoPlanner.

With the system, which has been live since January 2021, it is now possible to forecast FTE development to the day on the basis of employee master data and planned assumptions. This information is available to various stakeholders in the company in different perspectives (company, locations, teams, etc.). In addition, the system can be used to create well-founded personnel cost planning at any time.

Personnel planning for approx. 4000 employees worldwide

Drees & Sommer is the innovative partner for consulting, planning, construction and operation. As a leading European consulting, planning and project management company, the company has been supporting private and public clients and investors in all matters relating to real estate and infrastructure for 50 years. In interdisciplinary teams, around 4000 employees at 46 locations worldwide support clients from a wide range of sectors.

Drees & Sommer company

State-of-the-art planning for HR controlling in demand

As in most companies, sound personnel cost planning at Drees & Sommer can only be achieved through the cooperation of many responsible parties. Even before the introduction of HR planning, the HR Business Partners at Drees & Sommer were responsible for providing a well-founded outlook of all personnel movements. Previously, these were maintained on an Excel basis with a great deal of manual effort and condensed daily or prepared for various report recipients. Colleagues in the finance department used this as a basis for their regular personnel cost forecast.

A reorganisation finally gave reason to replace this process with a software-based solution in order to reduce manual effort, simplify access to information and finally also to bundle responsibility for process and result.

The new HR forecasting system should integrate as well as possible with the HR management solution SAP SuccessFactors, which now combines almost all HR-relevant information. The goal was to create a standard for workforce planning and personnel cost planning that would fit the requirements and yet be flexible enough to easily map possible additional customer needs.

"CoPlanner is an ideal addition to our system landscape and an important further building block in our digital path to HR. Through the direct connection to SuccessFactors Employee Central, we avoid data redundancies and have found a future-proof approach." (Simon Wied, Head of HR Systems & Digital Transformation Drees & Sommer)

Read the full project report on nc360°, the news portal of noventum consulting GmbH:

  • Strong partner sought
  • Map workforce developments transparently and flexibly
  • HR Planning: integrated and transparent for a better forecast
  • Automate and harmonise cost planning and forecasting
  • With teamwork to a better result
Über die noventum consulting GmbH

noventum consulting GmbH is an international IT management consultancy.

Founded in 1996 in Münster, today noventum is represented in Münster and Düsseldorf with more than 100 employees. An independent noventum partner company works in Luxembourg.

The managing partner is Uwe Rotermund.

noventum consulting supports its customers in their IT challenges and in their efforts for a modern corporate culture.

Customers are predominantly DAX companies as well as medium-sized companies and organizations with a large IT infrastructure.

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