There’s a reason why Ralph Lauren is included on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 list of the top 50 most admired companies in the world. As a business that invests a lot of effort and capital in supporting its people, the organization truly considers its employees to be its most important resource. Because of the caring corporate environment at Ralph Lauren, the company’s employees are happy, loyal, more productive, and in turn, make the business profitable. A major reason the company is able to retain its employees and bring in cost savings is because it provides the tools and technology that ensure a happy workforce, such as dashboards, self-service capabilities, and mobile solutions.
The business went live with a dual implementation of SAP ERP Financials and SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) in 2011. So far, of the available human resources (HR) functionality, Ralph Lauren is using personnel administration and organizational management in the US and Canada; and rolling out time management for employees to track and approve vacation schedules. The next phase of the SAP implementation focuses on the rest of the SAP ERP suite, including logistics, manufacturing, and sales.