MTS Systems Corporation

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Without a trusted partner like itelligence, it would have taken us far longer to achieve implementation success. itelligence kept us focused on the end result and led with best practices throughout the project.

Cindy Omann, HRMS Manager, MTS Systems Corporation

Measurement. Accuracy. Certainty. These concepts allow engineers in research, product development and manufacturing to turn mere ideas into tangible, working results. MTS Systems Corporation is dedicated to making this transformation faster, easier and more successful.

Since 1966, MTS Systems Corporation has worked side-by-side with engineers in a wide range of industries to solve complex challenges. Today, Their high-performance testing and sensing solutions are deployed around the world, enabling precise control of forces and motions as well as real-time feedback that optimizes performance.

Challenges and Benefits


  • Disparate systems supporting talent management processes
  • No integration between on-premise and cloud HCM solutions
  • HR data reporting lacked a holistic global enterprise view
  • Global training needed to be simplified and consolidated


  • Single, integrated hybrid solution providing global collaboration, insight and reporting
  • Increased HRIS operational efficiencies
  • Decreased operational costs
  • Complete view of global talent for leadership planning


  • SuccessFactors Platform
  • SuccessFactors Performance & Goals
  • SuccessFactors Compensation
  • SuccessFactors Recruiting Management
  • SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing
  • SuccessFactors Onboarding
  • SuccessFactors Learning
  • SuccessFactors Calibration (Performance)

MTS Systems Corporation , Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

MTS deploys SuccessFactors to view, plan and leverage talent globally

About the Project

In 2013 it was clear MTS needed a unified talent management solution that would be able to connect HR processes supported through multiple systems and also seamlessly integrate with the organization’s SAP ERP HCM (SAP HCM) on-premise solution. This technology decision was viewed as critical to supporting MTS’ top business objectives, which included creating a single repository for the business to review talent across the global organization, creating a “ready now” leadership pipeline, and meeting future organizational growth. MTS chose to deploy the SuccessFactors Talent Management suite to build a hybrid, best-of-breed solution for HR and talent needs, with itelligence leading the company through this dynamic HR transformation.

Addressing Global Talent and Business Requirements

Through the benefits provided by its cloud-based SuccessFactors platform, MTS now has a single, integrated solution that aligns the company’s business strategy and global workforce. MTS simplified its global training operations by consolidating multiple systems into one easy-to-use SuccessFactors Learning Management solution (LMS), benefitting 80 percent of all employees. By leveraging LMS, MTS is now able to track training compliance and ISO International Standards. Authorized users can easily see which employees have completed required trainings and verify, for example, that Board of Directors members and external partners have comple Similarly, the company has shifted from using a standalone performance management system and handling compensation through cumbersome spreadsheets in favor of SuccessFactors Compensation solution and Performance & Goals, which was bolstered with eight language packs to support MTS’ global team. With SuccessFactors Recruiting Execution, MTS now executes full-cycle recruiting processes. Requisitions are created and approved globally through a single, integrated system, further supporting global alignment as well as streamlining recruiting and onboarding processes.

According to Omann, employees in all locations benefit from access to the same tools. Managers across all MTS locations now use an intuitive dashboard to review up-to-date org charts, performance and business reports. Most importantly, the solution supports their mobile workforce enabling anytime, anywhere access to information.

Driving Ongoing Value

Having already realized many benefits from its cloud-based SuccessFactors solutions, MTS is looking ahead to address future needs such as integrating strong analytics, succession management, career development and planning, plus updates to the existing solutions. “SuccessFactors met our business needs in the various areas of talent management and gave us the ability to utilize one suite of tools,” said Omann. “From a partner perspective, we continue to leverage itelligence as our trusted advisor because they care about our objectives and strive to assist us in transcending our business goals.”

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