MDR is Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, the broadcaster for the tri-state area of Saxony, Saxony Anhalt, and Thuringia in Central Germany. MDR is a long-standing client with contracts initially signed in 2005. MDR uses the CEITON system for resource scheduling across a wide range of regular television and radio programming and special events, including the Winter Olympics 2010, and more recently, social media.
MDR has a complex set of business rules for determining TOIL, bonus payments, overtime, etc. across various work agreements, and the CEITON system is used to allocate user working times to these various categories. These working times are the basis of salary payments for the employee resources. There are also deep integrations, including an SAP front end integration where the relevant information is not only passed to SAP: the appropriate form from SAP is brought into the CEITON workflow so the user does not need to exit the application and log into another.
In early 2021, MDR also started deploying our module for mobile time tracking. Previously, MDR resources tracked their times using an external legacy system that interfaced with the CEITON system. Isabelle Reuschel, Head of Production Coordination, MDR Leipzig:
„We decided to adopt the CEITON module for digital time tracking because we already use the CEITON planning module. This means we now no longer need an interface between two different products. The system significantly reduces administrative work for us, and all documentation is done electronically. As the module also works on mobile devices, activity logging has become a lot easier for those of our employees who are often away on business or who have been working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic started.”