Design Thinking

Creativity instead of monotony

Have you or your employees ever been dissatisfied with a newly implemented IT solution?

Are you unsure how best to find solutions to your IT challenges?
Or would you like to be more innovative, but don't know how?

Be creative and focus on the user

In addition to intelligent technologies such as machine learning and the Internet of Things, the SAP Intelligent Technologies portfolio also includes a new method for finding solutions: Design Thinking.

A Design Thinking workshop always takes place in a relaxed atmosphere and creative environment.

We are happy to provide appropriately designed rooms in our house. There, the participants can give free rein to their thoughts.

Design thinking involves working in multi-disciplinary teams.
This means that not only decision-makers participate in the workshops, but also representatives from the specialist departments are involved from the very beginning. In an iterative process, we first familiarize ourselves with your problem and then enter into a brainstorming session together with you. Criticism of other workshop participants' ideas is absolutely taboo during this session. Afterwards, we discuss your ideas, sort them into clusters and decide on the favorites.

In a short time, we then develop a first prototype to make the favored ideas more tangible. We start with so-called low fidelity mockups. Participants are provided with pens, paper and sticky notes for an initial rough visualization of the ideas. The mockups serve our UI developers as a basis for a first prototype, so that the workshop participants can see their ideas on a mobile device or desktop and check their suitability a short time later. Often, changes are still made to the prototype. And that's absolutely fine, because that's the only way to find the best solution.

abat helps you to become innovative

abat is happy to conduct design thinking workshops with you in order to jointly develop innovative solutions for your challenges. We would be happy to invite you to our premises for this purpose, but workshops on site at your premises are also possible.

Our Success Stories


What began as Josera in 1941 is now one of Germany's largest producers of feed for livestock and pets - Erbacher the food family. Strong growth presented the company with significant challenges. Business processes were changed because transportation could no longer be handled in an efficient sequence. As a result, the company implemented SAP Solution Manager as a central control tool for all SAP…

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Short interview about the SAP ERP implementation and warehouse redesign at Weidmüller Mexico in Puebla. One of the challenges of the project was the incompatibility of the old warehouse layout with the current SAP requirements. abat changed the warehouse layout for more efficient processes and transparency. Key improvements included optimized goods receiving, storage, picking and shipping, as well…

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B.A.U.M. e.V.

The B.A.U.M. e.V. network faced significant challenges: It lacked a clear strategy for digitizing processes and a system coordinator to integrate the various trades. In addition, the existing CRM solution was not compatible with the newly created Digital B.A.U.M. platform, and there were no certified standard interfaces. What was needed was a future-proof solution that could be used without…

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Effective communication is often the key to project success. As a family business with more than 200 years of tradition, the PFERD brand has made communication and trust an important part of its core values. This success story of an S/4HANA migration at the Mexican site describes the challenge and the successful cooperation between abat and PFERD during the project phase and beyond.

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Since the beginning of the 2000s, Steinbeis has been mapping its business processes with a very sophisticated SAP ERP system that is tailored in detail to its own requirements. Due to the announced end of maintenance, the system will have to be replaced in the medium term. A key objective is to map more processes than before using standard processes. Using a fit-gap analysis, the abat experts…

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Salzgitter AG

In 2018, the Salzgitter Group started to migrate its entire ERP infrastructure to SAP S/4HANA. In the course of this group-wide transformation project, a separate project was to standardize, optimize and automate the merchandise management processes for the procurement of input materials from an affiliated company across all participating group companies. In eleven workshops, abat developed the…

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DESMA supports the shoe industry with innovative production solutions for Industry 4.0, highly automated machines, excellent know-how and comprehensive support. However, continuous innovation is only possible if the company optimizes its internal processes. The discontinuation of support for SAP R/3 was therefore a reason for DESMA to take care of a changeover at an early stage. Thanks to abat,…

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Imperial Logistics

Integrated Warehouse and Transportation with SAP S/4HANA

Greenfield implementation of a logistics template in the chemical industry. Imperial Logistics is a pioneer in the use of embedded EWM and TM integration in S/4HANA on Release 1709.

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SAS Automotive Systems

e-Accounting meets the requirements of the Mexican tax authorities

German companies based in Mexico must also adapt their e-accounting to the legal requirements of the Mexican tax authority SAT - and provide information on their key financial figures.

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Our customers in the area of consult


SAP Developer

What I find most attractive working at abat is the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We are coworkers as well as friends. I can ask any question and always receive constructive feedback. Moreover, it is highly encouraged to try new things, which helps broaden the horizon for me and the company alike.


SAP Consultant

I truly enjoy working at abat. The flexible working environment and professional colleagues have made my experience here exceptional. The culture of collaboration and willingness to offer help has allowed me to develop my skills in SAP. Overall, I feel grateful to be a part of such a supportive and dynamic team



I like working at abat because there is a very pleasant, appreciative working atmosphere here with a lot of freedom. There is a lot of trust, so you also have the freedom to try out something new - but if it doesn't work out, there is also the necessary support. That's how I've learned so much! In addition, if you have problems while working in the home office, you can often quickly find colleagues who are happy to help you out via teams.


Senior SAP Developer

At abat, thanks to the great variety of projects, I have the opportunity to constantly expand my horizons and thus always be prepared for upcoming challenges.


Working student
St. Ingbert

WORK-LIFE-BALANCE is very important at abat. Thanks to flexible working hours and a great team, you can combine work and university very well.

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Contact our Design Thinking experts

Henrik Lienstromberg
Executive Director
+49 421 430460