Customer Snapshot: Overview
Helping millions of children in 50 countries reach their potential
€722 million (budget FY2014)
Number of Employees
Surrey, United Kingdom
Line of Business
SAP Best Practices, SAP ERP Financials, SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), SAP SuccessFactors
Customer Snapshot: History
Who’s There for the Children?
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago, and is one of the oldest and largest child welfare organizations in the world. What started as one man helping a child who became orphaned from a war, has expanded over the decades into a global web of people passionate about their mission to support children in dire need.
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
Plan has taken a very strategic approach to succeed in their multi-pronged mission, and identified key areas of greatest impact.
To be transparent and efficient with detailed reports for donors, unified with global financial and HR processes, and optimized for faster response to humanitarian crises.
Those alone are ambitious, and aside from the growing demand for almost countless youth initiatives worldwide. But promise to transform Plan’s capacity to help even more children.
Providing comprehensive reports to major donors is an ongoing requirement for Plan to meet in order to keep the funds flowing. In the past, Plan had to manually build reports from disparate systems that were incompatible. This caused inaccuracies and was very slow, hampering both the ability to meet donors’ demands, and the ability to act quickly enough in any capacity in a humanitarian crisis situation.
For just one example, consider that Plan has youth employment initiatives in over 41 countries, which takes an immense amount logistical planning, special talent recruiting, project funding, and data management. Without the right solutions, efficiently growing these and many other youth initiatives seemed like an idealistic complex moving target.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
Better Business: Benefits
The faster Plan can move and manage a highly skilled set of employees, the better they can serve the youth of their mission. With SAP SuccessFactors, they’re able to simplify many of the complexities in the Plan organization. They now have real-time status, at a glance, on any position vacancy in the organization as well as all recruiting and performance issues.
Better Business: Run Simple
SAP solutions provide Plan a holistic view of what they do, making the management of programs across 70 countries a lot simpler.