SOUTH SAN FRANCISCOSAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that L’OCCITANE Group, the natural ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being producer, has deployed SAP SuccessFactors solutions for human capital management (HCM) to help drive its digital HR transformation across the globe.

By implementing the SAP SuccessFactors solutions, L’OCCITANE has achieved an HR platform that is consistent across the globe and provides better insight throughout its retail operations and improved standardization and efficiency of its HR processes across the group. With reduced administration of core HR processes and a unified, best-in-class user experience for employees, L’OCCITANE Group is now better equipped to attract and retain top talent.

“We chose SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help us simplify and streamline our HR operations,” said Xavier Meulemans, director of Total Rewards and HRIS at L’OCCITANE International. “As a global company committed to growth, effectively attracting and engaging a diverse workforce are paramount to our continued success. With SAP SuccessFactors solutions, we’re equipped to better manage a flexible and changing workforce across different geographies and cultures, while also increasing transparency and efficiency. We’re proud to partner with SAP as we innovate in HR and put people at the center of our digital transformation.”

One of the key HR challenges for the group is aligning different organizational areas within one global structure. With the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solutions deployed internationally, L’OCCITANE’s store employees, managers, HR and corporate office all benefit from having direct access to employee data for better insights and decision-making. Furthermore, all candidates now have access to the same streamlined, easy-to-use application process that is consistent across the globe.

“The retail industry is one of the most competitive industries around,” SAP SuccessFactors* President Greg Tomb said. “L’OCCITANE Group recognizes that investing in a differentiated and digitalized experience for employees today is a strong investment in the company’s future. We’re excited to partner with this leading natural cosmetics group to tell its story about how its people are at the center of its digital business transformation, and how SAP SuccessFactors solutions uniquely support the company’s objectives. Seeing how an industry leader like L’OCCITANE is addressing the realities of today’s global business imperatives can help others better understand what people-focused transformation can look like for their organizations. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and to the success that we hope it will continue to bring.”

L’OCCITANE Group is a leading global producer and retailer, and one of thousands of international organizations using SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help drive their digital HR strategies and turn purpose into performance. As companies look to transform HR to meet the demands of an increasingly global and digital workforce, they are embracing SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help optimize HR processes and enhance the employee experience. With data centers around the world, SAP provides businesses with the tools needed to deliver a unified employee experience across borders while also helping to address local and regional regulations.

For more information, visit the SAP SuccessFactors website and the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @SuccessFactors and @sapnews.

About L’OCCITANE Group

The L’OCCITANE Group is a leading natural ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being producer and retailer with 3,000 retail outlets in 90 countries. A global leader in the premium beauty market, the group offers high-quality products that are produced using cutting-edge technology and natural and traceable ingredients that respect the environment. The L’OCCITANE Group has four brands: L’OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Erborian and L’OCCITANE au Brésil.

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