"Our goal is a clear and straightforward work schedule," explains Uwe Wälde. The Training Manager at IMS Gear and his 14 employees wanted a clear picture of when and where which trainees could be found at any given time. No easy task – the automotive supplier employs 160 German-speaking trainees who cover around 250 different areas and departments during their three years of training. Four fifths of them are trained in industrial-technical occupations. The company also wanted to be able to store evaluations, report portfolios and certificates all in the same database. Further requirements included enabling the instructors to enter data themselves and the trainees to keep track of their work schedule a year in advance. All of this, of course, with different access rights in order to ensure data security. In other words, extremely complex.