With its core brand BRUNNEN, the Schneider Group is one of Europe’s largest paper processing companies. Founded in Heilbronn in 1877, the family-owned company produces millions of exercise books, calendars, pads, business books and notebooks as well as gift wrap paper at its German and one Swiss location every year. The company, which employs around 830 people, generated sales of more than 130 million Euros in 2018.
The starting point – high manual effort
The IT department at the Schneider Group consists of about 20 employees working centrally from Heilbronn. One of the team’s less popular but necessary tasks is the creation of users in the Active Directory (AD). In addition, there are constant changes due to staff leaving the company, name changes, and new roles or locations, which make maintaining the AD very timeconsuming.