In the Value Creation category, Zebra Technologies CZ won the prize for its Innovation App, which is used to create a global innovation hub that enables good ideas to be implemented faster and easier in an efficient way. Bringing together individual ideas and developers has reduced information silos and isolated efforts and globalised the approach to innovation within Zebra Technologies CZ.
The project has had a positive impact on all GBS finance staff across regions and other business units, including the company’s executive management.
The application currently contains more than 400 suggestions for improving financial efficiency, 40% of which have already been implemented as new solutions, resulting in annual savings of more than 12,000 man-hours. A further 80 ideas are being addressed with an expected savings of 8,000 hours. These savings have enabled the GBS team to refocus its activities, refocus on more complex, higher value-added tasks and take on a more global role in financial management. The project also resulted in increased employee engagement and an overall positive response across the company.