SuccessStory: Kemira

SuccessStory: Kemira establish one Global HCM solution supporting global business needs

Implementing the full SuccessFactors talent suite to align and unify processes in ONE global HCM solution to support Kemira’s presence in over 30 countries was well prepared, and successfully executed and delivered by GP Strategies.

The Project

Kemira HR consists of Global HR and Regional HR. The Global HR team is accountable for developing global processes and policies in co-operation with regional HR. Processes for reward, talent development, recruitment, and other global Human Capital processes are managed  by the global HR team. Region and local HR is accountable for implementing the processes, including data management, in their respective regions.

Kemira has been working with SuccessFactors Employee Profile and Goal & Performance Management modules since 2012. Kemira wanted to implement the remaining parts of the SuccessFactors Talent Suite which consists of:

  • SuccessFactors Learning

  • SuccessFactors Recruitment

  • SuccessFactors Compensation

  • SuccessFactors Talent Management

The solution

Kemira conducted a RFP process and GP Strategies was chosen as implementation partner. Besides being responsible for the implementation of the modules mentioned above, GP Strategies was also asked to optimize and improve the processes from the already implemented modules.


The project has been successfully implemented on time and budget, and has been an important accelerator in helping Kemira to achieve the key project benefits:

  • Unified end-to-end HR process based on best practices

  • Improved efficiency and clarity

  • Access to and re-use of information and knowledge sharing

  • Measuring and developing the processes

  • Compliance with local and global regulations, management systems, etc.

Since SuccessFactors already was known to the organisation, the change impact on the organisation was limited.

By leveraging the comprehensive expertise in global roll-outs from GP Strategies’ many international clients, GP Strategies helped Kemira with

  • Successfully implementing the SuccessFactors modules in scope

  • Optimizing current processes across the SuccessFactors platform

“GP Strategies helped Kemira establish a seamless integration between the already implemented processes and the new processes and modules (Compensation, Talent Management, Recruiting and Learning), establishing a true global HCM solution, to support the future business needs of Kemira.” 

 – Paula Salonen, VP, HR Processes and Organizational Development

About Kemira

Kemira is a global water chemistry company serving customers in water-intensive industries. Turnover is over two billion euro. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Kemira offers water quality and quantity management improving customers’ energy, water, and raw material efficiency. Kemira’s goal is to be a leading water chemistry company. Kemira operates in almost 40 countries and employed approx. 5000 people.

About GP Strategies

GP Strategies SuccessFactors Practice has completed more than 1000 SAP SuccessFactors projects in more than 100 countries worldwide throughout the past 18 years. Our 225 consultants are covering all major industries and provide continued operational support and maintenance for more than 125 companies. We are an SAP Gold Partner, and we have been awarded SAP Recognized Expertise in all SAP SuccessFactors areas. Entering the SAP Hall of Fame, we received the Partner Excellence Award in 2020 and 2021. Working 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.