Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) is today announcing it is fundamentally modernizing its human resources management, digitalizing most of its HR processes and transferring them to Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). In the future, all HR topics will be accessible via a central access point for employees, managers and HR staff. Digitalisation is a key tenet of Deutsche Bahn’s corporate strategy, “Strong Rail”.
By transitioning to cloud-based software, employees will be able to handle personnel issues much more simply and easily. The new system’s user-friendliness is geared towards the expectations of a generation of employees whose everyday life is characterised by smartphone apps and digital services. Oracle Cloud HCM will enable the majority of HR processes to be mapped digitally in future.
Deutsche Bahn’s Chief Human Resources Officer Martin Seiler said: “The decision to implement a new comprehensive HR IT system is a milestone in our digitalisation. By migrating to Oracle Cloud HCM, we are laying the technological foundation for more efficient and more intuitive HR processes. In doing so, we are also flanking the transformation of Deutsche Bahn.”
“We are delighted that Deutsche Bahn AG has chosen our solution and is working with us to transfer a very important core process to a modern cloud environment”, said Stefanie Kemp, Country Leader, Oracle Germany. “With Oracle Cloud HCM, Deutsche Bahn AG is ideally positioned for the future of the HR department.”
The new platform will be used in all 18 of Deutsche Bahn’s business units in Germany, which will impact more than 210,000 employees, 100,000 pensioners, and many external staff.
Among other things, the scalability of the cloud solution was a key factor in selecting Oracle Cloud HCM. The system offers a high degree of flexibility, so teams can react more quickly to the constantly changing requirements of a highly dynamic environment. Additionally, the new platform allows HR managers, employees, and executives to use all digital HR services on mobile devices. They can access them at any time, from anywhere. This intuitive user interface was another key reason for choosing Oracle Cloud HCM. With the Oracle Cloud HCM, Deutsche Bahn wants to enable its employees to easily and conveniently perform everyday HR processes regardless of their location.
Oracle’s ‘Software-as-a-Service’ HR product now offers Deutsche Bahn’s HR department and employees the advantages that come with a cloud solution. This includes more flexibility and stronger IT resilience, as cloud-based systems require a significantly shorter deployment time for data under high load and fail less frequently than previous on-premises solutions.