SuccessStory: Gist

SuccessStory: Gist digitally transforms HR to keep focus on customers


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.

Watch this video on how Gist is growing with better HR in the cloud.


  • 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 GP Strategies covers the following HCM areas and processes:

  • SuccessFactors Employee Central

  • SuccessFactors Performance & Goal Management

  • SuccessFactors Succession

  • SuccessFactors Compensation

  • SuccessFactors Variable Pay


  • 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