Composable makes it possible: A breathing organizational concept for a volatile business world

What does a company need in terms of IT? Usually, the answer was ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning. The software scores above all with its promise of integration. However, in order to master the risk of change in an increasingly fast-moving business world, support for a new, entrepreneurial way of thinking is called for. The black box has done its duty. It must become transparent - to stay with the metaphor - in order to give the inherent process structures flexibility and the ability to change.

The new guiding principle for companies is called "composable". In other words: Flexibility is added to efficiency. This idea must also be reflected in enterprise architectures and processes. They must offer the scope to be able to flexibly take up and implement new process considerations or requirements in the context of external events. The guidelines for designing the building blocks of an application landscape are therefore modularity, autonomy, orchestration and discovery.

In short, the future of ERP is called composable ERP.

More precisely: process-driven, composable ERP, as exemplified by SAP with S/4HANA and the Business Technology Platform (BTP). Consistent semantics and a uniform data model - basically the basis of ERP integration strength - are promoted across the breadth of all (application) solutions and building blocks, regardless of where, how and by whom they are provided.

Based on the overall process and value chain, many an ERP system will in future be responsible for a smaller process section than before, so that in return a company gains in adaptability and flexibility.

With such a strategy, CIOs will create - and more than that - significantly shape the required business transformation to a more powerful, more adaptable enterprise organization.

The result is a breathing organizational concept with a modular basic structure that creates the freedom to reorganize and realign processes at any time depending on internal and external conditions.

Our Success Stories

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.

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.

Tina

Internal Service
Bremen

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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