Airbus has begun a two-year project to develop a new human resources (HR) management system.
The project, with services partner Arinso International, will be implemented over 2003 and 2004.
Arinso will link a new SAP HR backbone system to the employee and manager self-service system to cover 46,000 Airbus workers across France, the UK, Germany and Spain.
Last year Airbus implemented the strategic enterprise management capability of SAP as the foundation of its corporate finance integration.
It also deployed an integrated legal, management and performance information supply chain and HR backbone.
The new HR system will increase the quality of processes delivered by the HR departments and reduce costs, according to the company.
Jörg Rischke, vice president of HR at Airbus Deutschland, is convinced that this project comes at the right time for the group.
"Apart from specific calculated savings, the real benefits will come from better decisions based on consistent data, increased speed and quality of HR processes, employee motivation and mobility through more transparency," he said.
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