TDS, a one-stop provider of IT outsourcing and HR services, has been awarded a key contract by Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of branded consumer goods. From 1 January 2011, TDS will be responsible for all payroll-related tasks for 7,200 employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (TDS already has a successful track record working with Unilever in Austria). In addition, TDS will implement and operate a new SAP HCM system, including an integrated time management solution. The SAP software will be run from TDS’ data centres in Germany - a transfer of employees is part of the agreement.
Increasing demand for HR BPO
“We are pleased to have successfully broadened our partnership with Unilever. Our new colleagues will bring a wealth of experience to our team, and we welcome them on board,” said Thomas Eggert, joint managing director of TDS’ HR Services and Solutions. More and more businesses are turning to HR business-process outsourcing (BPO). One of the key reasons is the increasing complexity of pay agreements and legislation. TDS is Germany’s market leader in HR BPO, processing more than 750,000 payroll transactions every month.
About TDS AG
TDS provides a comprehensive range of IT services, including SAP-related offerings, to mid-sized enterprises and major corporations. In addition, TDS offers software, outsourcing and related services for human resource management.
A particular focus is SAP consulting, application hosting and application management. The portfolio also includes industry-specific SAP solutions, e.g. for the process industry, as well as the cosmetics and food and drink sectors. As an outsourcer, TDS provides tailored answers to specific customer needs, and end-to-end management of entire IT infrastructures.
In the HR space, TDS can assume complete responsibility for all processes associated with managing staff. TDS is Germany’s market leader in HR business-process outsourcing (BPO), handling over 750,000 payroll transactions every month. A further million payroll transactions are processed by companies deploying TDS Personal HR software.
Currently, TDS employs around 1,200 staff at some 20 sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In fiscal 2008/2009, the company posted revenues of approximately 132 million euros. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, TDS is traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange (ISIN DE0005085609 and DE0008164286). TDS has been a member of the Fujitsu Group, one of the world’s leading IT players, since 2007.
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Date: 18 February, 2010