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Rexel, SuccessFactors and Arago: a trusting relationship for over 10 years

Rexel's challenge

harmonise the whole HR processes of the group through a global and integrated HRIS

The Rexel Group digitalizes its HR processes with the SAP SuccessFactors suite implemented by Arago, to optimize its administrative efficiency, the quality of HR services and the experience for 26,000 employees in more than 21 countries. We have been involved in scaled and successful projects for over 10 years.

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solutions used

as a full suite SAP SuccessFactors products was the best solution to answer Rexel Group's challenges

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

This cloud-based HR management system provides you with a central repository for employee data, streamlines your HR processes and allows you to manage your workforce more efficiently.

SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals

You can manage and track employee goals and performance effectively, which ensures alignment with organisational objectives and boosts employee involvement and productivity.

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

This solution makes it simple to streamline and optimise your recruitment processes, from job posting and candidate sourcing to applicant tracking and onboarding.

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding

This will streamline your employee onboarding process, provide a seamless and personalised experience for new staff, ensure compliance and encourage early involvement and productivity.

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation

This gives you a simple way to manage employee compensation programmes as well as ensuring fairness and alignment with business objectives.

SAP SuccessFactors Succession Planning

Identify and develop internal talent, enabling your employees to plan actively for future leadership needs, minimise risks associated with key employee turnover and ensure a smooth transition of critical roles.

SAP SuccessFactors Learning

This allows you to deliver personalised learning experiences, develop your employees’ skills and track their progress as well as promoting their continuous personal growth.

SAP Success­Factors became the unique HRIS solution for the group

context & goals

As a global electrical supplies distributor corporation, Rexel Group supplies tailor-made electrical equipment and services to all professionals involved in the construction, maintenance, renovation, and development of all kinds of buildings and infrastructure.


The SuccessFactors projects began  with Rexel USA, with a progressive rollout in Europe, LATAM and APAC.

Rexel launched a program of harmonization of the group, based on the definition of standards. The first step was the transformation of human resources in order to streamline processes and functioning of the organization.

SAP SuccessFactors became the unique HRIS solution for the group.

Gradually, with the support of Arago, Rexel implemented new modules and deployed new countries in Europe and Worldwide.

The Employee Central Core HR implementation project started after a pre-project/audit phase. COVID crisis and lockdown was a complex time to go through. The project was stopped, restarted, on hold, slowed down then restarted full speed. Global EC template is live in France (5000 employees + 1000 externals), Belgium (800) and Germany (1300) and in the USA (6000).

Arago was in charge of developing the many interfaces and of all the data conversion from payroll systems and other sources.


  • Harmonization and alignment of HR processes within the group
  • Deployment at the subsidiaries own pace
  • Progressive adoption of a unique solution with a high level of end users satisfaction
  • A common language shared within the group
  • Optimizing the use of the SAP SuccessFactors in a context of transformation

Arago looks after our system, our business challenges and our transformation goals

Deborah Cooper, Group HRIS Manager