Gist Digitally Transforms HR to Keep Focus on Customers

Witness Gist's journey from traditional SAP ERP HCM to a cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors solution, focusing on customer-centric HR practices.


Gist is a transportation company with 5.000 employees in 26 countries. They are working with customers to deliver innovative solutions and transform supply chains, with a proven track record spanning more than 50 years. Deploying industry-leading expertise in global supply chains, They create competitive advantage for our customers by bringing end-to-end visibility and implementation, along with environmental benefits. To meet its five-year plan for global expansion, Gist moved from its on-premise SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution to SAP SuccessFactors solutions.


  • Prepare for significant increases in employee numbers and global locations over the next five years by migrating from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors solutions in the cloud.

  • Provide best-in-class HR tools from operative to CEO level without significant increases in overhead.

The Project

The SuccessFactors solution delivered by Effective People covers the following HCM areas and processes:


  • Visibility into the entire employee base as well as into individual skills and development within the company

  • Faster, more informed HR decisions due to better data quality

  • Greater engagement, flexibility, and ownership with self-service HR tools that are accessible around the clock

  • Enhanced efficiency across the workforce, with less paperwork and increased system integration

“The logistics business changes very quickly. To remain a customer’s top choice, you have to deliver new solutions and cover new locations right away. This means being fast to onboard an existing workforce or bring in a new one.”
Carl McIver IT Business Manager, Gist Limited
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About Effective People

Effective People has completed more than 1000 SAP SuccessFactors projects in more than 100 countries worldwide throughout the past 18 years. Our 250 consultants are covering all major industries and provide continued operational support and maintenance for more than 150 companies. We are an SAP Gold Partner, and we have been awarded Expert status in SAPs new competency framework. Entering the SAP Hall of Fame, we received the Partner Excellence Award in 2020 and 2021. Working together with our customers, we have won 13 Quality Awards in four years. Contact us if you need guidance on how to get the most out of your SuccessFactors solution.

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