Case Study

Full transparency for Rauch Fruchtsäfte's global HR controlling with PeoplePLAN

Rauch Fruchtsäfte

Rauch Fruchtsäfte is a leading international producer of fruit juices and other soft drinks headquartered in Austria. The family-owned company was founded in 1919 as a small trading house for agricultural products and today operates in more than 100 countries worldwide and is a sponsor of Formula 1.

  • Around 2,400 employees worldwide
  • Active in more than 100 countries
Initial situation

Before the project began, international workforce planning for Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the USA was mainly based on Excel spreadsheets and SAP HCM. However, this process was very time-consuming as it required extensive preparation, implementation and post-processing. Due to increasingly flexible requirements during the planning phase, this manual process reached its limits.

Particularly in the case of short-term strategy adjustments, it was difficult to carry out workforce planning on time.

Project goals

Overall, the implementation of the system should contribute to better control of workforce costs, increased efficiency in the planning process, and well-founded workforce decisions based on real-time data.

Rauch Fruchtsäfte defined the following project goals:

  • Creation of transparency about HR costs
  • Identification of causes for cost fluctuations and increases
  • Harmonization of the overall planning process
  • Faster turnaround times for planning
  • More effective workforce planning by better assessing staffing needs and deploying the right resources
  • Better decision making through important information on workforce costs and the impact of workforce decisions
  • Cost optimization by reducing the cost of overtime or the number of employees per department or project
Implementation of the project

The project was implemented in a short timeframe of three months. The project team was made up of employees from the CO and HR departments. The project process was pragmatic and fast in order to achieve the goal within the given timeframe.

Close cooperation and clear responsibilities within the team promoted efficiency and ensured that the project was implemented in a targeted manner and within the schedule. Regular coordination and testing helped to keep the overall goal in view and ensured that the project was successfully implemented at every stage.

Results and benefits

At Rauch Fruchtsäfte, the new workforce planning system has led to greater transparency and efficiency in HR work. By implementing PeoplePLAN, the company has been able to automate and standardize processes, saving both time and money in planning.

In addition, workforce costs and budgets can now be planned and managed more accurately. As a result, resources can be better deployed and reliable long-term personnel decisions can also be made.

“Within only 3 months, we implemented an integrated workforce planning solution together with CubeServ, which means that personnel controlling can now plan very easily – and in a very short time.”

  • Karin Grabherr, Controlling

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