News: ASA Masters Service Delivery with Quintiq Planning Software

February 21, 2012 - ASA Student, the Dutch employment agency for university students, improves its services with a tailor-made Quintiq planning system.

In order to assure the growth and professionalism of the organization, ASA went looking for a partner that could provide them with planning software capable of handling real-time and competency-based workforce planning. The main goal for ASA to acquire such a sophisticated system is to secure its position as the largest job provider for university students and young professionals. After a thorough selection process, ASA chose Quintiq to provide them with a new planning system.

Planning large groups of students for short or long projects is a very complex business. With their short personal planning horizons and ever-changing college rosters it is essential that a planning system is able to adapt to these characteristics. Besides that, ASA attaches great importance to the delivery of high quality services to their clients, achieved by dispatching the right person to the right job at the right time. Being able to plan according to individual competencies was one of the major requirements in the decision to choose Quintiq; the Quintiq Workforce Planning Solution offers the ability to plan students according to their individual competencies, preferences and experience. This allows ASA to create a real-time best match between customer and student.

News: ASA > Katinka Habermehl > Dassault Systèmes®

Katinka Habermehl, Managing Director of ASA, comments: "Ideally, we want our planning to be efficient and flexible, assigning students to part time jobs that match their preferences and personal development. Besides that, we want to be able to offer our customers a flexible pool of high quality employees with competencies and work related experience that match our clients' businesses. With the Quintiq Workforce Planning Solution, our wishes are granted, and with this innovation we are able to make significant improvement to our service quality and our position as market leader."

Arjeen Heeres > Chief Operating Officer at Quintiq > Dassault Systèmes®

Arjen Heeres, COO of Quintiq, adds: "The implementation of the tailor-made Quintiq Workforce Planning Solution went really smoothly, thanks to the excellent collaboration between Quintiq and the ASA team. Because the key users of ASA were closely involved during the whole implementation process, yet another successful Quintiq project has been delivered: a project with a short delivery cycle, an optimal implementation, and a unique return on investment time!"

About ASA: the talent accelerators

For 40 years, ASA has been the number-one employment agency when it comes to mediating for part time jobs, internships and entry-level positions for university students and young professionals. ASA is the bridge between business and highly educated young talent, thus helping young people and businesses to grow. This is done by facilitating companies in building a base of flexible quality personnel; advising them on how to keep young talent inspired; and, enabling them to benefit fully from the talent pool.

ASA increases the talents of highly educated students and recent graduates. During university they are able to discover their talents via fun part time jobs. Later in their university careers they develop these talents, via temporary jobs that are related to their courses of study. Following graduation, ASA support students in finding the right job and the right company, which has an optimal fit to their study and personal competencies. Thanks to that, fresh graduates can fully utilize the competencies they have discovered and developed during their study.

ASA has more than 30 branches, which are located in all major student cities and colleges/universities. ASA has a database containing more than 45 percent of the university students in the Netherlands.

ASA consists of 2 divisions:

  • ASA Student: Bachelor and Master Students for (study related) temporary jobs
  • ASA Young Professionals: Young professionals with a Bachelor or Masters degree and up to 3 years of working experience, available via recruitment, detaching and temporary employment

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About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.