Templates - the key to a unified enterprise 

Are your business processes not standardized or only insufficiently standardized? Are there too many approaches and strategies for a redesign, which also appear confusing?

the future systems to allow flexible adaptations? Additionally, should the implementation of new templates be cost-effective and timely?

Phases and difficulties of template management

Template Management allows customers to manage their company through a wide variety of SAP installations, even across large distances. With the help of work packages, in which several standardized processes are bundled, the workflows within the organization are coordinated. The creation and maintenance of these (so-called) templates often requires a lot of consulting. 

The first hurdles are template architecture and tailoring. Legal, technical and operational circumstances as well as the integration into existing templates of the same system rail are only a part of the framework conditions to be considered. 

During the subsequent realization, the question of the project method and the correct structuring of the development and test phase usually arises.

The decisions to be made with regard to release strategy and change management are similarly complex. The project method used to create release scopes and the organization of the recording, evaluation and implementation of the change request are crucial for successful template management.

The goal of the following rollout is to keep the project risk, costs and project duration as low as possible through the appropriate strategy.

Essential here are problems such as: Can or must there be a cross-site rollout? Will this be done in service steps or by "big bang"? Are there constraints with regard to system availability? How will users be involved and supported in the rollout? Who is responsible for planning and monitoring the cutover?

Finally, the locations, time zones, languages, critical processes, support levels and user groups that need to be taken into account must be clarified prior to application management. In addition, topics such as the possibility of outsourcing or partial outsourcing to nearshoring and offshoring as well as the establishment of on-call services must also be clarified.

With the support of abat consultants you can master these challenges

We have many years of experience in the area of SAP template development, both in blueprint, realization and in rollout and application management. We advise our customers not only on purely SAP-specific issues, but also on strategic decisions and their implementation throughout the entire lifecycle.

Our Success Stories

Nutrilo

Nutrilo is part of the international PHW Group and sells its products in more than 65 countries. Due to strong growth, Nutrilo decided in 2018 to significantly expand its storage space by building a new warehouse, replacing the existing legacy system with SAP EWM, and introducing a completely new system for production. Two additional production plants and an external warehouse in Cuxhaven were…

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Josera

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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Weidmüller

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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PFERD

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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Steinbeis

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

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

Yi

SAP Developer
China

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.

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SAP Consultant
China

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

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Consultant
Bremen

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.

Tim

Senior SAP Developer
Bremen

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.

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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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Henrik Lienstromberg
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