Automotive processes

SAP Consulting and Solutions for the Automotive Industry

abat stands for undisputed expertise in the automotive industry and is an SAP Service Partner with the SAP Recognized Expertise "Automotive" award. With this, SAP certifies us special know-how and experience in the industry as well as in SAP solutions.

Our knowledge of systems and processes in the automotive industry and in vehicle development enables us to quickly grasp operational and system-related conditions, compare them with the possibilities of the SAP system, and develop optimal overall solutions for our customers.

We speak the language of our customers

Change is a constant in business today and competitive pressure is constantly increasing. Customers expect better products and services at shorter intervals and with an increasing variety of models. Only companies that succeed in optimally designing their logistics chains along the value chain can successfully meet this challenge.

We design customized strategies and solutions using SAP that optimize your entire IT landscape. Open communication and consistent cost-performance transparency are a matter of importance for us.
Examples of successful automotive projects can be found here: Broschure Automotive.

Our range of services

  • Consulting and development of solutions from the product creation process to production.
  • Specialists in PLM (Product Life-Cycle Management), especially in the environment of iPPE and PVS.
  • Control of the logistic supply of plants.
  • Establishment and monitoring of international templates.
  • Application management services for international systems.
  • Integration of SAP solutions in complex, heterogeneous customer landscapes.
  • MES solution PLUS as a unique alternative and supplement to SAP production control.

Process consulting automotive

Companies that want to ensure their lasting success must also continuously adapt their information structures to changes in the market. The goal is to create information interfaces that help processes run even more smoothly. Whether it is a matter of achieving low inventories with high delivery readiness, or short throughput times with high capacity utilization - our consultants will provide you with competent and expert support at all times.

In the focus of our actions: The customer

Neutrality and competence in process analysis ensure the high acceptance of our consultants by our customers. Credibility, thorough analysis of processes and the gift of conveying knowledge ensure the success of our projects.

What we can do for you

In order to always be able to provide you with a suitable project proposal, we determine your personal requirements very precisely in advance with regard to resources, budget, schedule and project data. We then work out an individual offer. Open communication and consistent cost-performance transparency are important to us.

Our Success Stories


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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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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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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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 automotive industry


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.


Senior SAP Developer

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.


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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Contact our Automotive experts

Henrik Lienstromberg
Executive Director
+49 421 430460