Preliminary Study - Re-establish processes, address transformation management, and IT design

A major advantage of implementing SAP S/4HANA as a digital core is that it allows companies to use the latest technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, and other emerging IT technologies. The use of cloud-based solutions is becoming increasingly popular and has taken hold alongside on-premise solutions. However, determining which approach is ideal for a enterprise should be considered on an individual basis. This is by no means a purely IT topic. It is essential that topics such as process governance and the creation of an initial change management action plan to ensure maximum buy-in from employees right from the start through transparency and targeted communication are essential.

So what is the path to these processes?  Eliminate complex system networks and integrate them into SAP?  Truncate old “process braids” in logistics rebuild them in a greenfield approach? Secureestablished internal financial processes as part of a brownfield approach? Keeping some processes while rethinking others is not conceivable without integration capability, future viability checks of the system landscapeaccounting for dependencies between systems, and minimizing changeover risks. As such, many customers opt for a gradual changeover, for example by organizational unit or process cluster. So it's a matter of "How and by what means do I want to execute the strategy?"

How can we support you with the transition to SAP S/4HANA by establishing new processes, transformation management as well as the development of an IT concept?

abat supports individual consulting within the scope of a pre-project (extended Discovery phase after Activate) to identify the individual building blocks. This is done with the right tools and methods, e.g. value checks or a system deep dive based on state-of-the-art processes preconfigured in a prototype system. This allows a validation of the gut feelings. An SAP S/4HANA evaluation matrix can be used to systematically record the pros and cons of all stakeholders. With this, facts can be quantifiably compared and a reliable roadmap can be created.

Did we pique your interest? We are happy to show you the possibilities and potential in a tailored approach for your company.

With abat AG, we were able to develop our S/4 roadmap in a short time with a clear picture of the next necessary steps as well as the opportunities with S/4HANA - despite working remotely, across several international locations, during the pandemic.

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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

Our SMARTsolution

Conversion Accelerator

The abat S/4HANA Conversion Accelerator bundles our knowledge of existing SAP systems as well as our experience and tools from numerous S/4HANA conversion projects.

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Our transformationCOMPASS

7 important answers for a smooth transformation.
What you should know about your SAP S/4HANA conversion in any case. Use our free transformationCOMPASS to get the first important clues about your transformation project.

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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.

Xu

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

Vivien

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.

Sophie

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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Kathrin Kronberg
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Henrik Lienstromberg
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