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SIMULATES A & P - decision support system for competitiveness with quality of life: studies and simulations of absenteeism and presenteeism in companies


The SIMULA A & P offers an innovative solution in People Analytics for evaluation, simulation and reduction of absenteeism and presenteeism impacts (A & P) in active organizations in Brazil and abroad. Several surveys reveal the extent of this market segment, in which US companies spend $ 14 billion / year, with 86% of them point to the People Analytics as a priority for investment; this market will be boosted in the coming years by several drivers. The characteristics of SIMULA A & P make a product with competitive advantages against competitors, since it enables predictive analytics based on complex statistical algorithms are developed by people with low level of analytical skills, dominant profile of HR professionals. Most of SIMULA A & P competitors is in the US, with only one company in Brazil. The results in the first six months of the phase 1 exceeded all technological, business and market expectations: it was evidenced that the SIMULA A & P integrates innovatively technologies in the areas of computer science, statistics and organizational engineering, resulting in a differentiated product is at the frontier of technological innovation in the international market. Despite the short time, the Integrare already has several academic and business partnerships. Of these, four Brazilian international institutions and four companies formalized their financial commitment, support and / or interest in the SIMULA A & P project, documented in Annexes 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B. The details of the technological and commercial results obtained in Phase 1 are detailed in the "Progress Report" and in its three annexes, and the executable prototype version of SIMULA A & P is available for access. The overall objective of Phase 2 is to develop the final version of SIMULA A & P, this being broken down into seven specific objectives. To achieve these objectives are defined seven groups of R & D activities, in line with the state of the art in their fields of knowledge and the guidelines for inclusion of Integrare in their markets. The main scientific challenge of Phase 2 refers to the modeling and simulation of human and organizational variables and their multiple interactions. The main technical challenge is to integrate knowledge in the areas of statistics, management and IT, enabling the final version of SIMULA A & P, which will allow assess financial impacts and provide subsidies to reduce A & P and associated problems, providing conditions for: improving the operating performance of the company; reduce the A & P costs; improve the quality of working life, with impacts on workers' health; minimize negative externalities, reducing labor conflicts and contributing to improvements in public and private health systems. The team, consisting of six full-time and two part-time people, is multidisciplinary, balanced and well suited to the purposes of this project, integrating skills of the three key areas of knowledge, and merging academic experience with market experience. The responsible researcher has solid experience in R & D obtained in IT projects developed in large companies, as well as researcher. He is fully able to coordinate this project, as evidenced by the significant results obtained in Phase 1.This project will bring significant results both for overcoming scientific and technological challenges in the areas of management for sustainability, statistical modeling and support human capital management systems, such as to enable significant business opportunities in local and international markets. Therefore, it will contribute to the technical and scientific development, leading to a range of organizations a methodology that enables the model of triple bottom line sustainability proposed by Elkington. (AU)

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