Mechel Wins 1C: Project of The Year Contest
Moscow, Russia – 21 September 2020 – Mechel PAO (MOEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that the company’s project of digitalizing human resources management became a winner in the 1C: Project of the Year contest.
Mechel’s project entitled “Computerization of HR accounting and payroll calculation for Mechel Group’s companies within the united data system 1C: Payroll and HR” was acknowledged best in the nomination for “Salary, Personnel Management and HR Accounting”. Mechel PAO requisitioned the project, which was executed by the Group’s subsidiary Mechel-InfoTech.
The project was launched in January 2018 and completed in January 2020. It covered 10 regions of the company’s footprint and more than 60 of Mechel’s facilities. The project aimed to introduce a uniform system for HR accounting and payroll calculation processes as well as reduce costs of technical maintenance by abandoning the practice of using a medley of different software.
Before the unified data system was launched, Mechel’s enterprises used approximately 30 software programs for human resources management. The company conducted large-scale work of transferring historical data from data systems used earlier. As part of the unification process, Mechel-InfoTech experts had to take into account the territorial distribution of various facilities and different activities of each enterprise. The project’s implementation resulted in a so-called seamless integration with the corporate system 1C: Accounting, which enabled the company to make receiving and sending reference information and personnel-related documents automatic. This helped reduce labor costs and improve the speed of data circulation. The project also resulted in a significant reduction of paperwork.
The new system ensured HR accounting and payroll for Mechel’s 60,000 personnel. A centralized support service, which can promptly handle incoming requests and react to arising needs, was created to help users.
“We implemented the largest project on the basis of the 1C: Payroll and HR. Today Mechel’s mining, steel, trade, power and logistics enterprises all work in a unified configuration. As the system was being formed, we took into account not only the laws that are the same for all, but also norms of every industry involved, as they were applicable to certain personnel categories. Despite the project’s scale, the deadlines were very tight, but our IT team handled it successfully,” Mechel PAO’s IT Director Valery Dyachenko said.
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Mechel is an international mining and steel company. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.
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