Harnessing the Power of Advanced Org Charting for HR Decision-Making

Enabling HR leaders to visualize and optimize their workforce effectively.

In the world of Human Resources, the ability to make strategic, data-driven decisions is crucial for organizational success. With advancements in technology, HR professionals now have powerful tools at their disposal to transform raw data into actionable insights. Among these tools, advanced org (or organizational) charting stands out as a game-changer, enabling HR leaders to visualize and optimize their workforce effectively.

The Evolution of Organizational Charting

Traditional organizational charts were static diagrams that simply depicted the hierarchy within a company. While useful for understanding reporting lines, these charts offered limited strategic value. Today, advanced organizational charting tools like Ingentis org.manager have revolutionized the purpose of org charting by integrating with HR systems like SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, providing a dynamic and interactive view of the organization. These modern org charts do much more than display employee names and titles; they encapsulate a wealth of information that can drive strategic decision-making.

Turning Data into Insights with Organizational Chart Analysis

One of the key advantages of creating organizational charts with Ingentis org.manager is its ability to turn complex data sets into easily interpretable visual representations. Here’s how these org charting tools can transform your HR strategy:

  • Identifying Skills Gaps and Opportunities: By mapping out the skills and competencies of your workforce, Ingentis org.manager helps identify areas that require development or hiring. This insight is critical for targeted recruitment and training programs.

  • Enhancing Succession Planning: Effective succession planning requires a deep understanding of the current talent landscape and future leadership needs. Ingentis org.manager provides visibility into potential successors, helping to prepare for seamless transitions.

  • Optimizing Workforce Structure: Organizational charts can reveal inefficiencies and redundancies in the workforce. This visibility allows HR leaders to restructure teams and roles to improve efficiency and productivity.

The Role of Workforce Analytics

Integrating workforce analytics with org charting software like Ingentis org.manager allows HR professionals to dive deeper into data-driven insights. Workforce analytics provides a comprehensive analysis of employee data, enabling better workforce planning and analytics. By leveraging these insights, HR can make more informed decisions about total workforce management, from recruitment and retention to performance management and succession planning.

Real-World Impact: Automated, Real-Time Org Charting

Nu Skin, a global beauty and wellness company, wanted to bring an end to the time-consuming and never-ending task of manually drawing org charts in PowerPoint, and move on to fully automated org chart creation based on HR data from SAP. With Ingentisorg.manager, HR staff, managers, and employees can now retrieve up-to-date information from the company’s organigram in real-time. Thanks to its ease of use, the org chart’s two unique views are accessed daily for individual research as well as for HR meetings.

Advanced Org Charting Software for Large Companies

While being able to grow is something companies usually desire and are proud of, it also adds complexity to organizational structures and processes. CGI, one of the largest IT and business consulting service firms in the world with offices in more than 40 countries, is more than familiar with this phenomenon. Nevertheless, it is crucial for the company to have a consistent way of managing their operations around the globe and, thus, prevent the creation of multiple different approaches. To do so, a clear visibility and understanding of the organizational model is necessary. This is where Ingentis org.manager comes in. Org chart software supports the company in making sure the CGI model is an integral part in every new market or any newly merged company. By providing transparency and consequently enabling leaders to identify where they can prioritize their focus, org charting helps ensure that leaders leverage full value from their business.

Preparing for the Future

As organizations grow and evolve, so do their HR needs. The purpose oforg charting is not just about understanding the present but also about preparing for the future. Ingentis org.manager can model different scenarios, helping HR leaders anticipate organizational changes and plan accordingly. For instance, if a key employee is expected to retire, org charts can highlight potential successors and their readiness, ensuring continuity in leadership.

To delve deeper into the strategic benefits of advanced organizational charting, we invite you to watch our on-demand webinar, "From Data to Decisions: Leveraging Advanced Organizational Charting for Strategic HR." This webinar covers practical insights and live demonstrations on how to harness the power of Ingentis org.manager effectively.


In an era where data is king, the ability to convert data into strategic insights is a defining factor for HR success. Ingentis org.manager, combined with workforce analytics, empowers HR leaders to make informed decisions that drive organizational growth and efficiency. Don’t miss the chance to elevate your HR strategy—reach out to learn how advanced organizational charting can transform your decision-making process.

Erik Ebert

About the author

Erik Ebert is a Senior Director at Effective People and heads up the Compensation & Benefits team.

With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry, he has supported organizations across industries, implementing digital transformation strategies to improve performance. Erik holds 7 SAP SuccessFactors professional certificates and also serves as an SAP SuccessFactors Confidant, advising the SAP HR cloud team on market development and innovation.

Erik has a vast knowledge of analytics and HR, including Core HR, Competency Management, Talent Management, Compensation, Bonus Programmes, Recruitment and Workforce Analytics.

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