The project started with a proof of concept which demonstrated the art of the possible, showing what is achievable with the Mendix development platform and the agile methodology. The proof of concept was presented to a team of internal IT and HR professionals and a series of extra user stories (or requirements) were captured.
We then moved to a 6-week project which consisted of:
The solution enables 10,000 of Clark’s UK and Ireland employees to access their payslips, P60s and P11Ds, as and when they need to.
They can select to see any payslip, P60 and P11D from their employment at Clarks. No data is held in the application and requests are sent to the SAP payroll system to generate the necessary forms. These forms are then sent to the application which displays them through the chosen device. In addition, the solution handles bulk on boarding of new employees, messaging and a host of administration functions.
The solution was rolled out ahead of schedule due to the simplicity and ease of use.
Before the application was implemented, approximately 170,000 documents were printed and posted every year by the HR team, which was an expensive activity in terms of printing, postage and HR staff time.
The application has enabled employees to access this information on a self-service basis, having eliminated the need to print and post the documents.
As a result of the applications success, employee engagement has increased and requests to develop the application further have been planned. This will include further HR documents such as pension information and more self-service functionality.