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LINPAC will use the system to help it develop and promote talent on a global basis

LINPAC, a £1.1 billion global business with core activities in packaging and materials handling, has chosen Cezanne’s suite of HR software to enable it to more effectively manage and develop their employees across five continents.

Cezanne’s products were selected for their combination of administrative and strategic HR functionality, easy-to-use self service, and for the system’s ability to support different currencies and languages (including non-Western character sets, such as Greek and Russian). LINPAC expects the new software to increase the efficiency of their HR management processes, as well as provide a single source of data to support HR decisions across the organisation.

According to Jacki Sanderson, HR Manager at LINPAC; “Cezanne’s software matched our requirements. With over 9,000 staff around the world, it’s important that we have excellent HR management systems that help manage both people and performance to provide opportunities for staff development and improve succession planning.”

LINPAC has chosen to implement a number of the key modules in the Cezanne suite. Cezanne People supplies core administrative functionality, providing a comprehensive database of employee information and making it easier to manage absences, such as sickness and holidays, as well as track positions and other organisational data. The system holds competencies for both employees and positions and provides advanced graphical reporting, so that development and career opportunities for staff can be easily identified across the group.

The company will use Cezanne Performance to enable managers to carry out appraisals on-line, replacing the current paper intensive approach. Cezanne’s software is built around a configurable workflow engine. With performance management this means appraisal activities and reminders can be automatically routed to the right people at the right time, improving administrative efficiency and helping to ensure deadlines are met and up to date information on employee’s performance, skills and development needs is available.

Cezanne Succession & Career will be used by the company to capture the skills, talents and aspirations of personnel, enabling careers to be tracked and managed and a more extensive approach to succession planning being implemented. Cezanne’s organisation charting tool, HRCharter, will provide management information and allow employees across the organisation to access up-to-date org charts and contact information.

LINPAC encourages its local business units to take operational responsibility, so that they can react swiftly to changing market conditions and customer needs. That means self-service functionality and fast easy access to data is critical.

Jacki Sanderson explained; “The self-service feature will provide staff and management with better access to information, which will improve both processes and save time. Cezanne’s web based software will enable us to collaborate easily across business divisions and functions worldwide. Its support for Unicode text means it can truly be used globally. It enables us to quickly answer questions like “Who have we got that can?.....”

Julie Windsor, Director of Operations UK & Benelux at Cezanne Software said. “For companies like LINPAC with large numbers of employees worldwide, Cezanne provides a single, centralised system to enable it to understand and better manage its most important and valuable resource – people. This benefits both individual employees and organisation.”

Notes to Editors:

About LINPAC

LINPAC Group is a £1.1billion global business with core activities in packaging and materials handling. Today the company employs over 9,000 people across five continents. The company’s worldwide presence ensures a consistent level of quality and supply, no matter where customers are based.

The Group comprises a number of divisions, each operating as a separate business centre, focussed on specific process technologies, products and markets.

LINPAC was established in 1959 as a paper packaging company in Lincolnshire, England serving local fresh food producers. Building on its core expertise in key process technologies – and engaging the skills and imagination of our employees –the company has grown into a £1 billion plus enterprise, supplying a wide variety of markets across the world.

For more information please visit: www.linpac.com

About Cezanne Software

Cezanne Software is a leading supplier of software systems for human capital management and compensation planning with customers across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

The company’s integrated suite of applications include systems for people management, succession & career planning, employee performance management, survey, training & development, recruitment, salary analysis, pay review and budgeting, and reflect many years’ experience of working with clients, independent consultants and academics at the forefront of best practice in talent and compensation management.

Cezanne Software’s focus is to provide flexible, people-centred solutions that improve the day-to-day execution of business strategies, help drive critical employee performance and reward processes and enable companies to achieve and sustain a competitive talent advantage.

In June 2006, Cezanne Software merged with long-standing partner HRM Software. The combined company is now branded under the Cezanne Software name.

For more information, please visit www.cezannesw.com

Editors Contacts:

Sue Lingard
Cezanne Software Ltd
Marketing Director
Tel: 020 7202 9300
Fax: 020 7202 9321
Email:sue.lingard@cezannesw.com

Andreina West
PR Artistry Ltd
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Fax: 01491 638866
Email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk







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