Full service from abat around SAP HANA

What does HANA technology entail in the context of S/4HANA or SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA??

With SAP HANA, SAP offers a forward-looking platform for carrying out integrated business processes with much more transparency, flexibilitly and agility –  without system breaks and in real time. In a new in-memory appliance consisting of hardware and software, data is stored on the much faster RAM instead of on a hard disk.

HANA technology can be deployed both in the cloud and on-premise. Your existing ERP processes can be executed more efficiently on a HANA database. The HANA database is a prerequisite for the use of SAP S/4HANA and is required at the latest when switching to S/4HANA (brownfield/greenfield).

What does the use of HANA technology offer you in the context of S/4HANA or SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA?

As the amount of complex data (Big Data) is ever increasing, flexible,  secure and user-friendly processes are needed to process and evaluate company data.

With the deployment of S/4HANA, the analytical information system (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) have been merged.

This means that an additional BW system can become obsolete, as evaluations can access the data source directly in real time, creating new ways of making decisions. There is also the possibility of optimizing performance-intensive processes such as batch runs, material requirements planning (MRP), etc., in order to be able to respond even better to current market changes.

How can abat help you get started with HANA technology?

abat supports you with individual consulting in order to check the prerequisites for the introduction and potentials in your in-house process flows. In addition, abat accompanies you from the beginning with the introduction strategy and implementation of the optimal solution for you, up to the support and further development of your processes.

We are happy to support you with the following questions and implementation topics:

  • Development of a suitable strategy and IT architecture for you
    • Whether operated in the cloud or on-premise 
  • System consolidations and development of a roadmap  
  • Upcoming decisions on HANA investments in the context of a business case
  • Upgrade and migration of your existing SAP ERP components and applications to SAP HANA, incl. support in the selection of suitable hardware
  • Optimizations of the BW applications on HANA as well as performance optimizations 
  • Development of customer-specific applications on the HANA database 
  • Optimizations of ABAP source code in relation to the HANA conversion

We would be happy to show you the possibilities and potential in a demo scenario tailored to your processes.

Our Success Stories

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.


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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.


Internal Service

Through abat, I have been able to develop personally and get to know the practice better. I always have the opportunity to learn new and exciting things, through which I constantly grow beyond myself.

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Contact our SAP HANA experts

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