The abat Accelerators open up new opportunities for you in competition

During project implementation and the actual migration to S/4HANA, the focus is on topics such as data transfer, configuration and establishment of new processes, and the transfer of existing SAP ECC solutions. With a brownfield approach, incorporation of familiar and optimized processes makes it possible to transfer them together with all data to SAP S/4HANA, while selectively adapting and improving specific processes. In contrast, processes that provide a boost in innovation, have been reengineered, or better standardized make more sense to be introduced as part of a greenfield strategy.

The greenfield approach to migration to SAP S/4HANA means a complete redesign of a company's SAP processes and workflows.

This offers several advantages. Companies that have accumulated many complex workflows and heavily customized code from many years of utilizing SAP, a Greenfield can be a fresh start. Here, the use of SAP is reengineered to reduce complexity and start future-proofing tomorrow's business.

A greenfield approach, which can be performed on-premise or in the cloud, allows users to define migration objects in advance. However, the main advantage is that the transformation starts with a new system, which provides the flexibility to drive issues such as standardization and simplification along with the migration itself.

At abat, we use SAP Activate and best practice processes provided by SAP and extend this methodology with our own abat Accelerators:

  • Demo systems from day 1 with enhanced best practice processes to close identified gaps with customizing,
  • Out-of-the-box process documentation, e.g. process master list,
  • Innovation modules that can be connected plug&play, etc.

Our abat Accelerators enable you to standardize your processes and systems step by step in all phases of the implementation project, while activating innovation potential.

A hybrid approach can accelerate the runtime of a greenfield implementation. Increased organizational and structural changes are to be expected here. With the help of suitable tools and standardized methods, e.g., the use of

SAP best practices, the Data Migration Cockpit, the "Process Discovery for SAP S/4HANA Transformation," or the "SAP Custom Code Conversion," the changeover will succeed smoothly. The only question is therefore which is the most efficient way to achieve the goal.

Our Success Stories

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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Europe
Markus Fischer
Solution Architekt
+49 421 430460
China
Henrik Lienstromberg
Executive Director
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