As a large German SAP consulting and implementation company, we focus on the world of SAP in the blog category “SAP services.” From topics such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) with SAP S/4HANA to customer relationship management (CRM) with SAP C/4HANA and logistics and warehouse processes with SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP), on through to extended warehouse management (EWM) and transportation management (SAP TM) – this is where you’ll find exciting insights and helpful practical tips. And we can’t overlook the topics financial processes with SAP Finance, human capital management with SAP HCM, and analytics and controlling with SAP Analytics.
An important milestone in S/4HANA transformation projects is the migration of the master data. Our expert, Andreas Lisson, presents five steps that companies can take to prepare optimally for the migration of their master data.
It has been a few weeks since we last updated you on the latest innovations in SAP Datasphere. Consequently, the time has come to take another look at the most exciting changes. We will focus on what we believe are the most important and exciting innovations implemented in the Data Fabric, including the topics of data integration, data modeling, and data cataloging.
More and more companies are accelerating application development and process optimization with low-code solutions such as SAP Build. This SAP Business Technology Platform component enables users to create apps without programming skills.
SAP extensions made easy with the SAP Application Extension Methodology! On the one hand, the methodology outlines a tried-and-tested standard procedure; on the other hand, it facilitates the selection of the required concepts and technologies.
Since the rebranding in March 2023 from SAP Data Warehouse Cloud to SAP Datasphere, there have been numerous updates. In this blog post, we present the most important and exciting innovations in the area of data integration, data modeling and business modeling.
More speed and quality for SAP S/4HANA transformations: Process mining simplifies and accelerates SAP Activate projects. The tool-assisted methodology offers benefits in every implementation phase – and beyond.
SAP Datawarehouse Cloud underwent a transformation, now known as SAP Datasphere. Discover the exciting changes and advancements!
In an interview, Christopher Reger reports on his path to becoming an SAP consultant through his dual study of business informatics. In the process, he provides us with exciting insights into his ongoing projects in the retail sector and tells us about his position with the volunteer fire department.
How satisfied are companies with SAP, the cloud, the Business Technology Platform, and S/4HANA? valantic’s current SAP S/4HANA study 2023 sheds significant light on investment intentions, the business benefits achieved, and smoldering pain points of the SAP community in German-speaking Europe.
The transformation along the value chain makes companies more resilient and sustainable. With RISE with SAP and SAP's digital supply chain portfolio, they will be positioned for the future.
SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is the technological foundation for companies’ agility, innovation, and future readiness. With the expertise of our valantic SAP BTP Factory team we enable our customers to realize their full potential.
Managing day-to-day business and digital transformation at the same time – with valantic’s SAP Application Management Services (AMS), customers benefit from efficient system operation and have the freedom to advance digitalization with SAP S/4HANA.
In international S/4HANA transformations companies can use templates for the SAP rollout to scale the standardization and harmonization of their global processes, assuming that they take to heart 3 crucial principles.
In the jungle of marketing technologies, customer data platforms play a major role. One of them is SAP CDC. We asked the expert and MarTech consultant Sascha 5 questions about the tool. What can it do, for who is it suitable and what are its limits?
Digitalization is not an end in itself, but creates added value, and fosters innovation and growth. At the Customer Focus Days SAP 2022, experts explained how they are shaping the transformation from a company and consulting perspective.
In this interview, our commerce expert Michael Bungert answers questions about headless commerce. Michael specializes in SAP Commerce projects at valantic. In addition to technical management, he helps clients define their requirements and design their e-commerce processes.
The more information you have about a customer, the more personalized you can create the customer experience. But how can a customized customer experience be reconciled with the GDPR? Daniel Tiatco explains this in his blog.
A brownfield conversion to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud using RISE with SAP enables a step-by-step digital transformation. Companies save time and resources, retain their proven processes, and can selectively exploit optimization potential.
Update March 2023: Yannic Strickfaden has now moved on to new career paths. We wish him good luck and fun with his new challenges. We have the permission to continue using this interview article, which we are happy to do. Yannic Strickfaden, Consultant in Controlling at valantic, started as a Junior Consultant in May 2020 […]
With RISE with SAP and SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud, companies enjoy the benefits of two worlds when it comes to digitization: They receive proven on-premises functionalities as well as the added value of service-oriented software usage.
Tim Lipgens, Consultant S/4HANA Finance, provides exciting insights into valantic’s SAP trainee program and tells us how and when he started working on challenging controlling projects.
The valantic SAP S/4HANA Study 2022 revealed exciting trends: 95% of respondents want to switch to the new software. A brownfield migration is the favorite. Many are interested in process mining, but further clarification is still needed for RISE with SAP.
Process mining allows business processes to be analyzed efficiently, across systems. The insights help companies reduce complexity in their SAP transformation projects and achieve optimal results.
David Boros is a Cologne native who started as a SAP Logistics trainee at valantic in September 2021. Today, he is a junior consultant on the DSC (Digital Supply Chain) team, and he tells us why he recommends the valantic trainee program and what he particularly liked about it.
SAP Condition Contract Management (SAP CCM, formerly SAP CCS) simplifies the maintenance and settlement of rebate agreements with customers and suppliers. The tool reduces the effort needed to manage complex contracts.
SAP BW/4HANA or SAP Data Warehouse Cloud or even a combination of both solutions?
The new SAP Credit Management in SAP S/4HANA bundles the full spectrum of credit management tasks in a single solution. Users can anticipate and minimize default risks with Documented Credit Decisions.
The Fiori app Manage Prices – Sales expedites the maintenance of condition records and bulk prices which reduces the workload of sales staff. The app is included in the SAP S/4HANA standard and is ready for use in an instant.
valantic’s 2022 survey on the market development of SAP S/4HANA is now under way. The survey serves as the basis for the annual study that valantic is now conducting for the fifth time in a row. This year’s survey focuses on the cloud and RISE with SAP offering.
RISE with SAP lets industrial enterprises progress with their digitization programs without the need for upfront investments. Combined with the support of SAP partners such as valantic, the Business Transformation as a Service portfolio becomes a highly attractive option for SMEs.
SAP uses embedded analytics to deliver standard reporting in the S/4HANA environment, but working with embedded analytics presents companies with new challenges. This blog explains why the information systems of the ERP Central Component (ECC) can no longer be compared with the apps in Fiori, and which conditions must be fulfilled to use them effectively.
SAP Group Reporting stands for a new era of consolidation: Whereas consolidated financial statements used to be prepared in processes running on dedicated systems, this can now be done directly, in real time, in the operational ERP with immediate access to all necessary voucher data.
Marcel Deichmann takes us on his personal technology journey through the SAP world towards the SAP S/4HANA Cloud and tells us what cloud enthusiasts can expect at valantic.
How is the marketing platform Emarsys recently acquired by SAP different from the SAP Marketing Cloud already in the SAP portfolio?
Claudia Jost has worked for valantic since 2018 and implements large S/4HANA projects as an SAP consultant in the area of purchasing and master data. In the interview, she gives us insight into the SAP consultant's world, talks about efficient implementation of SAP S/4HANA projects, the challenges of being a consultant, and explains what she likes about valantic as an employer.
SAP Customer Data Cloud is designed to collect and merge customer identities, preferences, and consents across multiple contact points. We talked with valantic expert Tim Baumgart about what exactly is behind this, what the advantages are, and what differences there are between it and the SAP Customer Data Platform (CDP).
Antonia Demleitner tells us why, as a mathematician, she took the leap into SAP consulting at valantic and she gives us an overview of her tasks as an SAP TM consultant on projects.
SAP Commerce Cloud is the promising foundation for your e-commerce platform. But what are the concrete benefits of this solution? When is it worth migrating to the cloud and how does this work in detail? Markus Scheffknecht of valantic CEC Schweiz told us all this in an interview.
Dr. Maximilian John gives us insights into the challenges of an SAP Commerce project and describes what he does in his role as Technical Lead.
What is SAP Spartacus, and what does moving to the progressive web app mean? Fabian Saccilotto of valantic CEC Switzerland knows best about PWAs!
What does headless commerce mean, and where are headless e-commerce solutions used? Simon Hamm from valantic CEC Deutschland knows all that and more.
Sascha Jäger shows us in the interview how he, as Team lead HCM Software Engineering, is working with his team to overcome the challenges of digitalizing his customers’ HR processes and how he has a lot of fun at the same time.
Kirsten Nachtmann reports in the interview about her hiring at valantic, which came about due to her Master's thesis, and her start as SAP BI consultant in Hamburg.
Ines Schilling, SAP HCM Consultant, has been a part of the valantic team for three months. In the interview, she provides some insight into how, even without an IT background, she found her way in the IT world quickly thanks to efficient onboarding.
In the “Tips & tricks for customer experience with SAP” rubric, we provide some helpful practical tips. The third part deals with so-called chain structures in the SAP Sales Cloud. These help to map complex sales channels – also directly in the standard system.
After her traineeship, Ayse Bilgi, 27, started as a Junior Consultant SAP SD at valantic in 2020. She tells us about her experiences during the trainee program and provides some insight into her tasks as a Junior SAP Consultant.
Over the last three years, in which valantic has conducted its expert survey on the topic of SAP S/4HANA, the reasons for a migration to S/4HANA have remained very stable. In the 2021 SAP S/4HANA expert survey, it’s clear what companies currently think is important for a transformation.
valantic was ranked third among the most popular and renowned SAP consulting firms in Germany, against strong competition. This is the result of a study conducted by management and economic research establishment Institut für Management und Wirtschaftsforschung (IMWF) in conjunction with Computerwoche.
The SAP Diamond Initiative awards are presented for excellence and outstanding services. Kai Kronauer explains valantic’s secret to success and what these awards mean to him.
The study "Corona resets IT priorities" by valantic and techconsult examined the impact of Corona on 218 German companies at the end of 2020.
The conversion to a new CRM system brings new opportunities, but also some challenges. How can data be transferred from Microsoft Dynamics on-premise to the SAP Sales Cloud most easily?
Felix Marx, Managing Consultant at valantic, provides insight into the challenges of an international S/4HANA project for a customer in the food industry. He also tells us how he, as sub-project manager, successfully implements the agile valantic project methodology for the SAP Finance area.
Companies want to update their individual SAP strategy, automate business processes, implement new digital business models, and make their IT flexible and more agile. The valantic Customer Focus Day SAP showed them how they can do these things successfully and what the catalysts are.
Nils Meißner is Project Manager SAP S/4HANA and has been with valantic since April 2019. In the interview, he gives us insight into the SAP project world, talks about the challenges of project business, and explains what he likes about valantic as an employer.
With the introduction of the statutory regulation on electronic invoices ( e-invoices) in public administration, digitalization in finance and accounting is being further promoted. But what exactly is the e-invoice regulation about?
Sales at Bizerba needed a tool to create complex quotations that unites all these dimensions in a single interface. At the same time, the company wanted to provide its customers with a clear quotation document for a custom-tailored solution at the touch of a button. This is where the idea for Solution Quotes came from.
Michael Bader is Managing Consultant in the Mannheim location and has been with valantic CEC Deutschland since 2005. He tells us in the interview why a close customer relationship is important and what he's especially proud of.
The digital transformation in companies is progressing more and more. But the future belongs to customers and lies in the intelligence to provide them with the most perfect customer experience possible. With the customer at the center of attention, the path to the Intelligent Enterprise is thus marked out and indispensable. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be increasingly in demand.
The future belongs to the customers. After all, they are the ones who pay in the end and increase the turnover of a company. In order for this to happen, the buyer or prospective buyer must feel absolutely comfortable with the service and product in each of his buying cycles. How does a company manage to provide its customers with a perfect buying and repurchasing experience?
Even if SAP gives its customers more time to migrate to the new SAP S/4HANA product generation, the undertaking remains a major challenge. But it is also true that the impending changeover also offers numerous opportunities.
One of the top speakers at valantic's Customer Focus Day SAP 2020 is the SAP Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - SAP Germany Glenn González. As here in this short interview he talks less about technology, but rather about the mindset that must precede the technology.
In the era of Corona, more people than ever are working from their home offices. With the SAP HCM add-on “Newsticker Portal,” valantic is helping its customers effectively communicate company information, recommendations for action, employer confirmations, and much more to their own employees.
SAP has a lot of Customer Relationship Management solutions in its portfolio. Very traditional SAP CRM on-premise or the cloud-based SAP C/4HANA. We will show you another alternative with SAP S/4HANA OP: Customer Management.
After completing her traineeship in summer 2019, Corinna Sahan started as Junior SAP Consultant QM at valantic. She tells us about her experiences as a trainee and her tasks as Junior SAP Consultant.
Learn in valantic's current S/4HANA Sudy how companies in all industries are currently evaluating SAP S/4HANA and what current trends can be detected.
Interview with Uli Müller, Managing Director LINKIT Consulting – a valantic company, about controlling questions in connection with SAP S/4HANA.
In the current crisis, the concern is to secure liquidity quickly and effectively and to reduce ongoing costs. Our technical article shows how this works in four steps with the SAP Analytics Cloud.
Interview with Thomas Latajka, Managing Director valantic ERP Services, about innovations in procurement processes with SAP S/4HANA.
Tatjana Kilb decided to join valantic in October 2017 after a personal interview. In her role as Business Analyst, she provides insight into the SAP Customer Experience project world and she explains why everybody is working together at valantic.
The expanded and redesigned SAP solution SAP ICMR (Intercompany Matching and Reconciliation) represents an all-around modernization of the intercompany process and provides significant improvements.
Many people in charge are asking the question whether they should shift essential platforms such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to the cloud. In this interview, SAP expert Marcel Deichmann of the ERP specialist valantic explains what is behind ERP systems in the cloud and for which users solutions such as the SAP S/4HANA cloud are best suited.
Simon Wolter, Managing Consultant, reports about his specialization in SAP S/4HANA Finance, and what exciting challenges have to be confronted.
The current Covid-19 pandemic has turned the lives of companies and employees upside down, posing special challenges for HR departments. However, many SAP systems are not equipped for this. Our tips will show you how companies should handle these challenges.
Thomas Pongratz, Managing Consultant at valantic, on the fast-moving nature of information technology, the challenges arising from this, and why he especially appreciates the team spirit and hands-on mentality at valantic.
We are now in the future, in the year 2025. You're the CFO, sitting in your office, going over the manuscript for your upcoming farewell speech once again. In just a few minutes, you’ll face your employees one last time. Will you tell a tale of success or are you leaving your company because you failed miserably at digitalization?
Interview with Fabian Stocker, Vice President Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP) at valantic Supply Chain Excellence, about working as a consultant at valantic.
SAP has recently extended the deadline for upgrading to the S/4HANA Business Suite. Companies now have until the end of 2027 – or for a surcharge, until 2030 – for the migration. We spoke with Thomas Latajka about the burden on companies and why you shouldn't just sit back and relax.
With our showcase, valantic connects processes along the value chain, using chatbots and IoT – with ease and at high speed.
With the Easy Spares Marketplace™, SIEMENS is taking another step toward digitalization.
In Orlando, SAP announced that with the introduction of the SAP C/4HANA Suite, it will revolutionize CRM. CRM will become CX (Customer Experience) and the focus will be more clearly on the customer.
SAP S/4HANA Deep Dive Workshop by valantic: A clear overview of new features relevant for you including an individual roadmap with concrete recommendations for action.
With the help of valantic, Heller, a globally-active machine builder, digitalized its entire trade show campaign in just three months for the leading AMB trade show in Stuttgart.