Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) is Germany's national public television broadcaster and one of Europe’s largest broadcasters. It has 3,600 employees, an equal number of freelancers, 900 types of production resources, and 30,000 stocked items at the ZDF broadcasting center in Mainz and 17 other sites in Germany.

Around 170 ZDF planners use the Quintiq system for the short- and long-term scheduling of staff in real-time – taking into account employee skills, internal contracts, legal requirements, holiday plans, individual preferences, and time accounts.

The broadcaster also optimizes production resource planning with Quintiq. The solution is seamlessly embedded within the ZDF infrastructure and integrated with around 10 different systems, including SAP R/3 via online interfaces.
After evaluating several alternatives for production handling, we decided for the Quintiq solution. It will help us optimize our use of resources, achieve significant cost reductions and performance improvements, and give us cross department transparency. Good integration capabilities and ease of maintenance are also important advantages of the Quintiq software.
Dr. Andreas Bereczky,
Production Director,