OSTP Finland Oy Ab is part of the OSTP group. Before 2013, OSTP was part of Outokumpu, so back then we were using Outokumpu systems. When we separated, a clear need to acquire our own information systems arose, of which the HR system was the most important, says OSTP’s Site HR Manager, Ulla Kauppi.
“The emphasis in choosing a new HR system was in its suitability for a company of this exact size and the possibility to extend the system to the group’s other sections”, says Kauppi. “Another important point was user-friendliness and the possibility to tailor the system to our own needs. We were also looking for a comprehensive solution that could be used as HR master data. We chose Sympa HR because we felt the system matches our needs exactly – the ease of use and the cloud service were especially attractive. At that moment, Sympa HR was also the most cost-effective solution available.
The most important goals for the system were that it had to be user-friendly, comprehensive and, naturally, cost-effective. At a practical level, the goal is to integrate as many processes as possible into one system. At the moment, Sympa HR has been fairly widely implemented: personal, employment and payroll information, employment contracts and work certificates, vacations and absences, job descriptions, preparation for performance reviews and the actual reviews, evaluation of expertise, training, training enrolment, work permits (e.g. work safety certificates, hot work certificates, forklift certificates), working equipment (e.g. computers, phones, access rights), exit interviews and the early support model discussion form. The aim is to include recruitment as well, and I’m sure we can think of a lot more uses for Sympa HR.”