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Remy®

Remy International is a fast-paced environment where employees provide best-in-class service to customers across the globe. They needed a solution to unify HR and create a common repository for global employee data.

Remy

BACKGROUND

Remy International traces its roots to 1896, when brothers Frank and Perry Remy developed the Remy Magneto to power the first vehicles.  Today, Remy is the leading global manufacturer and remanufacturer of automotive parts such as starters, alternators, and hybrid motors.  They are based in Indiana and have global operations across four continents and 11 countries.  We Start the World & Keep It Running™ is not just a tagline but a company goal – long-standing partnerships allow Remy to stay ahead of customer needs and develop more innovative products and services within the automotive industry.

The Challenge

Remy International is a fast-paced environment where employees provide best-in-class service and communications to customers across the globe.  They needed a solution to unify internal HR processes and create a common repository for global employee data.  The country-specific HR solutions yielded fragmented and incomplete information. Initially, PeopleSoft was chosen as the solution to meet these needs.  Budget constraints and the need for too many customizations made a global implementation of PeopleSoft virtually impossible.  After several attempts to implement PeopleSoft successfully, Remy looked elsewhere for a more innovative solution to unify the worker population.

The Solution

In Workday’s SaaS model, Remy found the configuration methods to be better suited to its dynamic global needs.  We worked with Remy’s team to deploy various Workday functionalities in multiple phases including Workday Core HCM, Absence, Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, Performance, and Integration Development.  The initial implementation phase included the US, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and Hungary.  Subsequent phased implementations included Tunisia, UK, Korea and China.

The Result

In addition to hitting their goals and streamlining global data, Remy has benefitted from unintended results such as quicker, easier upgrades and the ability to add-on additional functionality in a more efficient, streamlined manner than previously experienced with PeopleSoft.

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PROJECT RECAP

Industry

Manufacturing

Employee Count

6,000 employees

Scope

Workday HCM including Absence, Benefits, Compensation, and Payroll

Services

Full deployment including Conversion, Integrations, Reporting, Training

Live on Workday Since

2011

Length of Project

8 Months

BEFORE WORKDAY

  • Several failed PeopleSoft implementations 
  • Only 20% of worker population used legacy system
  • Expensive legacy system maintenance
  • Fragmented information across global entities
  • Too much customization required to meet global needs

AFTER WORKDAY

  • Replaced PeopleSoft and country-specific HR solutions with global Workday solution
  • Nimble system allows workers to do their jobs faster
  • Lowered cost of ownership overall
  • Upgrades and add-on functionality easier to manage and require little effort from resources

The Collaborative Experience

“Workday delivers an easy to deploy HR system that supports a standardized global approach to streamlining our processes and provides a carefree atmosphere in terms of system upgrades and maintenance.”

Toby Hahn, Director of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS

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Remy International

Remy International is a fast-paced environment where employees provide best-in-class service to customers across the globe. They needed a solution to unify HR and create a common repository for global employee data.

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