RAMSEY, Isle of Man, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Please refer to relevant legal information at the end of the document IBS Group, a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces that IBS IT Services, a member of IBS Group, has launched an HR Management System (HRMS) for Mail.Ru Group based on a solution by SAP. The information system contains data on over 2,000 employees in the Mail.Ru Group's offices nationwide. The potential automation system was launched within tight deadlines and had to include a deployment tool for an employee self-service portal with broad functions (vacation and business trip applications, access to personal data stored by the company, etc.). The preparatory stage of the project took a mere two months. Simultaneously, IBS IT Services was handling data migration and reworked its standard SAP-based solution to meet individual needs of Mail.Ru Group. "Having studied the market, we realised that none of the vendors could offer us a standard HR management automation solution to match our needs exactly," comments Veronica Gedgafova, HR Director of Mail.Ru Group."Therefore, we had to choose a partner whose standard system would be the best available match for our requirements and customisable to our business processes, with adequate IT and HR expertise, industry insight, and high standards of automation processes. IBS Group has proved to be our best choice, and its standard solution was reworked to meet our requirements in consultation with our own HR, finance and IT teams." The implemented project ensures effective staff movement management and compliance with all the personnel record and payroll regulations, as well as financial (or management) accounting rules. Sergey Matsotsky, Senior Vice President of IBS Group, commented on the project by saying: "We are proud to have proved the competitive advantages of our company by showcasing our competences and the benefits of using IBS solutions that we developed drawing on our expertise of large-scale HR management automation projects. Working with Mail.Ru Group was an exciting experience because our partner was dedicated to putting this complex project across and ready for the challenges posed by the tight deadlines we had to meet and the broad functionality of the system deployed. We consider it a fine example of how IT projects implementation within reasonable timeframes and with quantifiable results is made possible today through the joint efforts of a competent client and a qualified developer." The system will subsequently be enhanced by providing the management realtime access through a dedicated portal to employee data, such as payroll costs per each business unit, training, holidays, business trip schedules, hiring plans, candidate profiles, etc.