Evonik Industries replaced its previous audit tool with the Centric ICS tools for SAP HCM. Since going live in March 2018, the responsible HR team has been auditing more than 24,000 payroll cases (actives) per month using Centric's add ons. As a result, the payroll check is now largely automated, with no system discontinuities or manual intermediate steps. What is most important for Evonik Industries, however, is the significantly increased security and transparency. While the previous audit tool contained 173 internally developed audit rules that had grown over the years, the number of audit rules applied in Centric ICS has now more than quadrupled.
Flexibility through professional standard software
The ability to further develop and adapt the set of rules they used was a key reason for HR managers to switch to Centric. The previous, custom-developed solution was too inflexible in this area and often required external programming effort when changes were made. In response, HR Services Germany division seized on a company-wide quality offensive as an opportunity to look for specialized testing tools on the market.
Centric was able to score points in the selection process as a certified SAP partner. With their comprehensive set of rules included out of the box, Centric tools also proved to be a leading standard solution for SAP HCM. The user-friendly operation and easy customization of the checking rules also convinced the HR experts in charge.
Visible increase in data quality
It was clear to the project team that, in addition to the core ICS tools PLK and PLX, the Centric Master Data Audit Program (MADAP PA/OM) should also be implemented right from the start. The regular monitoring of HR master data with MADAP quickly showed visible results as planned: The number of detected errors decreased with each monthly audit and correction run, so that tangible added value could be achieved after a short time thanks to the increased data quality.