Customer Use Case

"Being data driven is important to us. Our team is responsible for empowering over 2,000 recruiting experts with the right data at the right time. Pentaho has partnered with us to make that happen."

Rahul Ganorkar, Senior IT Director, Randstad

Randstad

Randstad USA is a division of Holding NV and the world’s second largest’ HR service provider.

Business Challenges

  • Employees were having a hard time quickly creating reports as data was spread across a number of disparate systems. They felt like data was flying around everywhere and a centralized process was needed to manage their data.
  • It was difficult to blend and standardize data from a number of different data sources: PeopleSoft, Microsoft, MongoDB plus many other data sources
  • Reports were static and time consuming to modify. Any changes would require a resource intensive development cycle involving multiple teams and timelines

Business Case

  • The professional recruiting industry is a fast-paced, challenging environment where recruiters need to embrace data more than ever to employ a precision approach to recruiting and hiring
  • Randstad needed to create a 360-degree view of their data to enable their employees with self-service reporting
  • Employees only had access to nightly reporting that did not provide them with the right level of detail to do their jobs

Value Added

  • Enhanced business and IT collaboration by providing over 2,000 employees with self-service data access. Now, the entire company shares a common set of goals, metrics and KPIs
  • Improved operational efficiency as processing time for nightly refreshes decreased from 8 hours to 2 hours, facilitating hourly intraday metric reporting
  • Enhanced the user experience from static PDF/text reports to meaningful charts on a dashboard with drilldown capabilities
  • Optimized existing data infrastructure and paved the way towards Big Data technologies

Why Pentaho

  • Pentaho’s modern, future-proof architecture for seamless integration and connectivity to all data sources
  • With no prior experience of Pentaho, the Randstad IT Team became self-sufficient in a short timeframe with the help of Pentaho Services
  • Comprehensive, end-to-end big data integration and analytics platform
  • Intuitive, customizable web-based interactive reporting for business users