The Park selects SAP to achieve optimized Human Resource Management

The Park becomes the first company in the Indian hospitality sector to go-live on SAP

IndiaThe Park Group of Hotels announced that it has gone live on SAP ERP – Human Capital Management (HCM) solution in its quest to optimize Human Resource Management and bring about standardization and integration across the organization. The solution was implemented by TCS across The Park units in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Vizag. With this, The Park becomes the first company in the Indian hospitality sector to go-live on SAP.

SAP was selected to provide a flexible and reliable HCM solution for managing and improving the range of transactional, tactical, and strategic processes associated with human resources. Through the implementation the organization aims at enabling HR systems and processes to add value to the overall business strategy and prepare for the challenges of a fast-growing and expanding organization.

The challenges faced by The Park Hotels before deploying SAP solutions included an archaic system with lack of real time benefits and in need of consistency and integration across the organization. Following the SAP Implementation, The Park has derived business benefits like standardized and uniform HR system and processes, improved planning & decision making through real-time reporting mechanisms, increased efficiency through process automation and enhanced employee engagement levels through automation and interactive self service convenience.

“As an organization, we are witnessing remarkable growth every year and the importance of having a best-in-class system to complement this growth and prepare for the challenges cannot be overstated. Our people are our key strength and pivotal to our success. Hence, amalgamating our HR knowledge and functions with our business process and strategy through SAP has helped us to maximize our human resources potential. SAP solutions have enabled us in managing change and getting people and processes together on a common platform” said Mr. Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, The Park Hotels.

“The hospitality industry in India is increasingly leveraging information technology to improve operational efficiencies and sharpen its competitive edge. We are delighted to support The Park with our industry-leading human capital management solutions and provide the tools necessary to manage their most important asset — their people,” said Mr. Ranjan Das, President & CEO, SAP Indian Subcontinent. ”We look forward to work closely with The Park on their business transformation journey.”

About The Park Hotels

The Park Hotels is a unique collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels in India. The Park is present in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi and Visakhapatnam and have recently acquired land in Hyderabad for a 280 room hotel scheduled to be ready by end 2008. Pioneers of the boutique hotel concept in India, the hotels are a part of the Apeejay Surrendra Group. The Park in Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and Kolkata are a part of the Design Hotels ™. Design Hotels Inc. represents and markets its international collection of design-oriented city hotels and exceptional leisure resorts. Member hotels need to distinguish themselves through innovative interior design and architecture, uncomplicated service, a sense for creative details and a distinct identity.

The preferred address for many corporate and leisure travelers, The Park is the natural choice for anyone looking for a luxurious downtown location with easy access to key commercial and leisure districts and their award winning dining and entertainment options provide excitement.

The first hotel in The Park collection opened on November 1, 1967 with 150 rooms on the fashionable Park Street in Kolkata. The ever-evolving street lends its name and character to the company. The following year a beautiful beachside hotel The Park, Visakhapatnam became the group’s second hotel and the first deluxe hotel of Andhra Pradesh. The Park, New Delhi was launched in November 1987, in the heart of the Capital on Parliament Street with 224 rooms. The Park, Bangalore, an urban retreat, with 109 rooms opened its doors in 2000 in the Silicon City of India. The Park, Chennai, an urban haven of 215 rooms, on Anna Salai – the heart of the business district of Tamil Nadu’s vibrant capital, opened in May 2002. In February 2007 we opened in Navi Mumbai.

The Park has remained contemporary throughout the 40 years of operation, bringing in fresh concepts and learning from the world over.