HR Innovation Award: Zucchetti among the finalists at Zukunft Personal Europe

During the exhibition dedicated to the technological innovations for HCM, Zucchetti will try to win in the "HR Software & Hardware - Grownup" category thanks to the application of AI to the scheduling of employee work shifts

Zucchetti will take part in Zukunft Personal Europe (Halle 3.2 stand B01), the German reference exhibition for technological innovation applied to personnel management processes, that is taking place in Cologne from 11th to 13th September 2018 where it will showcase its offer of HR solutions dedicated to the international market.

The distinctive elements that made Zucchetti the unquestioned Italian leader for HR management and administration are the completeness of its offer and the excellence of its solutions that have been very appreciated abroad too. Moreover, all applications are natively integrated with each other, saving customers money and time usually wasted in ineffective system integration projects.

During the event, the leading Italian software house will focus on its workforce management solutions, thanks to which it arrived among the three finalists at the HR Innovation Award in the “HR Software & Hardware - Grownup” category. A jury of experts will award the IT companies that introduced on the market highly innovative products that are relevant for the HR sector.

Specifically, Zucchetti will be running for the award with ZScheduling, the software designed to improve the planning and scheduling of activities and work shifts, and ZForecast that allows companies to forecast the right size of resources needed thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence.

Both solutions have already been chosen by relevant customers such as Cigierre, the Italian leader in the development and management of thematic restaurants with famous brands such as Old Wild West and Wiener House. For Cigierre, that manages over 300 points of sale in Italy, Belgium, France and Switzerland, an effective personnel management represents a crucial competitive factor: thanks to the integrated implementation of the above mentioned solutions, in fact, Cigierre succeeded in reaching a relevant competitive advantage.

The algorithm, on which the ZForecast software is based, in fact, analyses the work flow and, by combining historical data, it allows the optimized planning of shifts according to the estimated needs, with punctual forecasts in any situation and a self-learning capacity that makes it more and more accurate. Shifts are therefore inserted in the ZScheduling software that, in a workflow logic, enables all actors and corporate departments involved in the process to have access in real time to all the information needed to perform their activities.

“Human resources are a strategic asset for any company – stated Dirk Schwindling, CEO of Zucchetti Gmbh – therefore the HR function needs to become the centre of the digital transformation. Zucchetti created a software and services offer for personnel management that is really able to increase employee productivity, at the same time improving staff’s satisfaction thanks to technological tools that drastically reduce critical organizational issues and simplify daily tasks to let employees free to express their potential. In particular, our workforce management solutions have favourably impressed the organizers of the HR Innovation Award, who decided to include us among the finalists.
We are convinced that this new HR administration, management and organizational model, already chosen by 28 000 customers, will be enthusiastically received by all German companies that will come and visit us at Zukunft Personal Europe”.