Introduction: Aberdeen Asset Management PLC is an international investment management group operating in many countries of the world and controlling investments that total over £100 billion. The company is independent and is completely focused on fund management, where it operates in line with its own values of solid investments, research and risk monitoring. The company has teams of investment specialists based in all of its local markets and their expertise spans equities, fixed income investments and property.
The Challenge: The staff at Aberdeen Asset Management increased from 780 to 1128 following the acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management. The employees are spread across the globe, between offices in London, Aberdeen, Philadelphia and the Far East. The existing HR system had been used alongside several separate, standalone Lotus Notes databases. Entering new data to these was causing too much manual data entry work, and the reporting capability was limited. It was clear that the company needed a new HR system. Keep reading