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

About GP Strategies

GP Strategies SuccessFactors EMEA Practice has completed more than 900 SAP SuccessFactors projects in more than 80 countries worldwide during the last 17 years. We are covering all major industries and we provide continued operational support and maintenance for more than 90 companies. We are an SAP Gold Partner, and we have been awarded SAP Recognized Expertise in all SAP SuccessFactors areas. Together with our customers, we have won 13 Quality Awards in four years.  Contact us if you need guidance on how to get the most out of your SuccessFactors solution.