Fantastic projects, great customers – a look behind the scenes
Many years of experience paired with satisfied customers are the best of references. Well-known companies, including 28 of the DAX 40 corporations, place their trust in products, solutions and services from valantic.
Below we have prepared a selection of interesting case studies.
Because capacity planning was time-consuming, Ottobock implemented sales & operations planning software, which enabled this orthopedic technology company to increase its productivity.
Hermann Waldner GmbH & Co. KG specializes in the production of completely automatic filling and sealing machines and the appropriate packaging systems. When the company adopted SAP S/4HANA, its planning processes were further optimized. The wayRTS APS software that Waldner is using has now been expanded to include the wayPRO component for project planning and cross-project planning transparency.
Burgis wanted to make all sales-relevant control KPIs available intuitively and clearly. The experts from valantic supported the introduction of the SAP Analytics Cloud and adapted the solution to the grocer's specific reporting requirements. This was followed by coaching of the administrators and training of the key users in the independent creation of reports and dashboards.
How do customers get to their destination even faster? The electrical wholesaler Sonepar Suisse and valantic tackled this question. The focus was on two topics: Different aspects of digital commerce and productivity. The challenge of optimal user guidance was accepted – and mastered with flying colors.
As a leading supplier of high-quality cookware, AMC brings good taste to every kitchen. valantic implemented a lean and powerful SAP Service Cloud for the premium supplier. A cloud-based ticketing system provides an improved overview and makes workflows more efficient and productive.
Coop City is the second largest department store chain in Switzerland and known for its excellent shopping experience. To further optimize this experience in the future, an online store was launched in cooperation with valantic – based on the existing Coop Shop platforms, using SAP Commerce.
Sign up once – and experience the whole V-Zug world: This was the joint mission of valantic and the Swiss manufacturer of household appliances. The remarkable result: a central CIAM platform for outstanding customer experiences, based on the SAP Customer Data Cloud.
ivoclar vivadent is a family-run, global manufacturer of dental materials. The Liechtenstein-based dental company approached valantic with the following challenge: bringing together content, commerce and community on one digital platform. The jointly developed solution significantly improves the customer experience. What’s more, it was fully integrated into the existing IT infrastructure, allowing for intelligent automation.
SGL Carbon, a technology-based and global leader in the development and manufacture of carbon-based solutions, is working with valantic to optimize its material master data management across plants for global efficiency, quality and cost gains. With the implementation of the fully SAP-integrated MDC as the central control unit, a globally harmonised creation of materials is guaranteed.
Cyber attack: INTARGIA provides support in the event of a disaster thanks to its many years of experience in the field of IT security, particularly in the areas of Breach Coaching and crisis management. From the analysis of the incident, the joint creation of a high-performance emergency plan to the commissioning of all IT systems and the creation of a new basis for the future infrastructure.
Styria is a popular vacation destination in Austria. Nature, culture or culinary delights: Each of the eleven regions offers unique experiences for every taste. In order to digitally present their numerous facets, a decision was made to consolidate all content on one website – with valantic as the implementation partner.
Walter Bösch GmbH is Austria’s market leader for HVAC technology. Efficient heating, a pleasant indoor climate and fresh indoor air – all this is possible with solutions by bösch. What was missing until now was a state-of-the-art website to present bösch’s sustainable products.
SIMPLON has been active in the bike industry for more than 60 years. The bike manufacturer stands for innovative high-end bikes with sophisticated technologies and incomparable design. With smart features and an aesthetic look and feel, the website is an eye-catcher as well. In online matters, SIMPLON relies on the expertise of valantic.
The Swiss purchasing cooperative ESA continuously works on the further development of its online store. To ensure that new features do not cause errors in the system, regular tests are required. Since manual testing is very time-consuming, automated E2E regression tests were implemented in collaboration with the valantic team, successfully reducing testing effort.
The SCHÜTZ Group, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality transport packaging, harmonized its financial and controlling systems in the run-up to the SAP S/4HANA migration. In the process, the company introduced the new general ledger and asset accounting, among other things. Following the successful completion of this international preliminary project, SCHÜTZ is also ideally positioned for further growth.
Hardware and software products, installations, service contracts, and consumables: Quotes at Bizerba SE & Co. KG can be quite complex. How practical would it be to have a tool that combines all items in a single interface? That's exactly what Bizerba thought. The idea of Solution Quotes - a solution implemented with SAP CPQ that creates a single, clear, and individual quote document at the touch of a button - arose in cooperation with valantic.
For WACKER, it is crucial to focus on its customers and optimize all contact points at all times. Therefore, it is clear what this German chemical company aims to do in the future: Move from a shop that works to a platform that users love. To realize this vision, the existing system environment must be transformed – and become a modern digital experience. But how can this transformation succeed? Thanks to efficient cooperation with valantic and using the basis of SAP Commerce Cloud.
INTARGIA – a valantic company developed a uniform, practical, enterprise-wide customer typology for all of Mainzer Stadtwerke’s group companies to strengthen customer centricity and exploit existing synergies. Thanks to the uniform, cross-company view of its customers, Mainzer Stadtwerke is now well on its way to further strengthening customer centricity and customer satisfaction.
Visana Group's business objective was to increase the productivity of its sales force and the company as a whole. However, the old IBM Cognos analytics solution could not fully meet Visana's performance requirements to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. valantic therefore worked with Visana to select the MicroStrategy analytics platform. The sales staff are very satisfied with the new solution.
As a long-time SAP user, the Berlin-Brandenburg Medical Service (MD BB) had implemented SAP R/3 in finance and human resources with a hosting provider. The MD BB's requirements for the SAP system have changed significantly over the years. Together with valantic, new ways and approaches were developed for the daily work. The old SAP R/3 was replaced and migrated to the new SAP platform S/4HANA.
SEEPEX GmbH is modernizing production planning together with the supply chain experts from valantic. By optimizing supply chain processes and implementing the advanced planning & scheduling (APS) software wayRTS at the company headquarters in Bottrop, the company has already reduced throughput and delivery times and increased planning quality significantly.
STARK Deutschland GmbH, a member of the Danish STARK Group of companies, is a leading supplier of building materials. As part of its strategic realignment, the company's entire IT infrastructure plus 5,000 clients was removed from Saint-Gobain's central IT platform in eleven months and almost entirely replaced.
Grenzebach serves the global markets of the glass and construction materials industries as well as interlogistics with custom-tailored automation solutions. Together with valantic, the company implemented a location and function-spanning planning solution for networked control of all value-creation processes.
valantic’s SAP add-on, MDC Master Data Cockpit, now enables the Südzucker Group, one of the world’s largest food producers, to establish transparent, end-to-end processes for creating and maintaining its material master data across several companies, while simultaneously reducing throughput times and significantly cutting IT overheads.
CALIDA works with valantic to develop a business and self-service oriented, scalable, and end-to-end integrated analysis and planning solution with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson.
The Swiss Federal Railways rely on networked planning in real time and the simulation capability of the cloud-based Anaplan solution. Together with valantic, SBB modeled the previous financial planning in Anaplan in a coaching process.
HG COMMERCIALE blazes the path toward digital transformation – and valantic is there to assist with this. The aim of the new, integrated commerce and corporate platform is to set a benchmark for B2B online trading in the construction industry.
Cheese producer Hochland is migrating from SAP R/3 to S/4HANA. The company opted for a greenfield approach and is achieving very good results with its flexible, pragmatic project methodology.
Supported by valantic's Supply Chain Excellence team, BBC Cellpack Technology has optimized its logistics and value creation processes. New, transparent multi-plant planning facilitates the handling of stock transfer orders, optimizes stocks, and increases delivery reliability. The technological basis for this is waySuite for Sales & Operations Planning.
Emmi (CH) implemented a new data warehouse architecture in a very short time and optimized reporting and analysis based on MicroStrategy.
The Swiss insurance company Sympany introduces a new data warehouse (DWH) in record time and during ongoing operations and optimizes the reports in IBM Cognos Analytics - with the help of valantic.
Spaeter is always working on optimizing customer experience – among other ways, in cooperation with valantic. The company’s latest successful project is a pick-up shop with 24/7 access, augmented reality navigation, and self check-out.
A central digital platform with uniform customer experience for B2B and B2C customers across all locations and brands worldwide – that was the big challenge for Vileda, a brand of Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions GmbH.
The Swiss traditional company Hero was established in 1886 and employs approximately 4300 people in 16 countries. The blue label with the white writing is a classic among Swiss brands and stands for “making fresh food tasty and long-lasting.” In Switzerland, the brand is also known for products that last a long time, ones that are especially suitable for gastronomy operations. Various other brands such as Schwartau and Corny belong to the Hero Group.
Based on the business intelligence solution IBM Cognos BI, valantic develops a finance monitor for the Ministry of the German-Speaking Community in Belgium. Thanks to this online tool, current budget figures – income, expenditures, liabilities, etc. – can be viewed at any time and from around the world. This way, the government wants to provide the German-speaking community with maximum transparency for its citizens.
As the number of customers increased, so did the number of authority requests at Netcom Kassel. Hence the desire for a more efficient solution arose. With this in mind, Netcom Kassel decided on the BREKO TK compliance platform.
The leading Belgian asset manager has recognised the need of implementing the new ISO 20022 protocols at an early stage in order to avoid later pressure and to be duly prepared for the future. valantic supported the asset manager with the implementation of X-Gen. The generic workflow and message engine X-Gen allows fast adaptation and enables automated processes in the financial industry. As a result processes can be adapted, automated and automated faster, more securely and efficiently.
Mosca GmbH of Waldbrunn, Germany, is an international machinery and equipment. The company had licenses for the IBM Cognos program for several years without exploiting the strengths of the data warehouse system. Mosca turned to valantic to finally get the program “up and running.” valantic worked with Mosca to build a central data warehouse and uniform reporting platform for the areas of sales and service, HR, controlling, warehouse and logistics, purchasing, manufacturing, and production.
Krefeld thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe GmbH acts as a processing specialist for steel and aluminum, and also as a supplier to the automotive industry. It is therefore subject to major fluctuations in demand and high price and competitive pressure. With the support of valantic, the company implemented the cloud solution SAP IBP for integrated, partially automated sales, purchasing and disposition planning to increase efficiency potential.
Peter Jensen is a wholesaler of sanitary and building technology products. In cooperation with valantic’s BA specialists, Peter Jensen introduced IBM Cognos Business Analytics. Thanks to the introduction of a database solution in addition to the new CRM system, it is now possible to link and evaluate not just information from the CRM system, but also from the materials management system. This way, all required business data is aggregated centrally and it can be called up at any time.
Česká spořitelna is the largest commercial bank in the Czech Republic. It is a subsidiary of the Erste Group, which has more than 16 million customers in seven countries, making it one of the largest banking groups in Central and Eastern Europe. valantic implemented the instant payment platform RTPE for the customer Česká spořitelna in order to give the customer the opportunity to make payments in real time.
As one of the leading companies worldwide, Thermoplan produces high quality fully automatic coffee machines for the professional sector. Thermoplan's customers include Starbucks and Nespresso, for example. Thermoplan maintains a global network of 5,000 service technicians. valantic has developed the myThermoplan communication platform for global communication for Thermoplan’s service and sales partners.
The musical instrument manufacturers Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH and Sonor GmbH commissioned valantic with the introduction of the Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solution wayRTS (Real Time Simulation). Both of these longtime manufacturers of harmonicas, percussion instruments, and Orff instruments now have much more agile, cross-plant demand and production planning with maximum transparency along the entire value-creation chain.
B2B sectors such as the steel and metal trade are currently undergoing rapid digital transformation. stürmsfs AG, from Goldach, is one of the trailblazers and has been present in the online metal trade for several years already. Now, the company wants to take the next step by freshening up and modernising both the website and the shop.
STOLL, a german manufacturer of flat knitting machines is an integrative link between high-performance technology in the development sector and the manufacturing of flat knitting machines on the one hand and an innovative partner and developer in the fashion & technology sector on the other.
RWZ must manage approximately 2000 user applications in SAP each year due to employee hiring, departures, and position and department changes. The individual requirements of its 13 areas of operations, multiple people involved in the application process, and processes that evolved over time made hiring new employees time-consuming. The cooperative wanted a slim solution that could make the existing process less error-prone, speed it up, and ensure transparency throughout.
As an international, growth-oriented company, Müller focuses on a diverse product range and a focus on the respective markets. The constant introduction of new, country-specific products also involves a high level of material maintenance in the SAP system. In order to be able to continue to react flexibly and quickly, the desire for an SAP-supported solution for a significantly simplified and accelerated SAP master data maintenance grew.
The company Lorenz-Snack-World is a growth-oriented European branded goods company with an international orientation. In order to make workflows more flexible and optimize material maintenance processes, Lorenz Snack-World was looking for a solution that was fully integrated into SAP. The decision was made for the Master Data Cockpit from valantic.
Studies have shown that the customer usually decides on a product only at the point of sale. Therefore, the products must be positioned appealingly in the supermarket and there must always be sufficient quantities on hand. For only optimized product lines generate more sales. To ensure this, COSTA employees check the point of sale offerings on a regular basis.
SFS, the Swiss supplier of tools, screws, and hardware is entering the next digital generation with its new onlineshop made by valantic. And it is therefore pursuing a customer-oriented and future-oriented vision, namely “everything for the customer.” With more than 200 000 items, the platform offers everything that you need in a mechanical workshop, in the industry, a carpenter’s workshop or on a construction site.
Vitakraft has been using SAP to control its pet food business at its eight sales units across Europe. Because the information is handled by a central SAP system, the implementation of an international, uniform authorization concept was also necessary. valantic provided the company with an SAP-integrated solution that can implement an individual authorization concept in compliance with regulations and significantly reduce the daily administrative effort for role maintenance.
Service technicians depend on being able to get the right material to the right place as quickly as possible. For this, they need an online platform that is easy to use and where you can get to the product you need quickly. The role-based navigation leads the person placing the order directly to the desired item and features a slimmer check-out. Depending on availability, the appropriate part is delivered the next day or even on the same day by courier.
AOK Niedersachsen is the tenth-largest health insurance company in Germany. In Germany, companies that provide statutory health insurance are subject to a high degree of state regulation. For this reason, it is crucial for AOK Niedersachsen to stay agile and continuously boost overall corporate performance. Supported by IBM Business Partner valantic the company implemented a comprehensive database and a flexible BI system that supports planning, reporting, analysis and forecasting.
Evotec AG is a research-based biotechnical company. It relies on the precise planning of business and research projects. valantic supported the company during the implementation of a new information structure for planning, analysis and reporting with IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. Now that Evotec uses these solutions, it is able to reliably plan and analyze the business development as well as generate simulations and forecasts.
The Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller (UTM), based in Luxembourg, is a family owned food company. The Unternehmensgruppe turned to valantic to integrate the SAP environment of the subsidiary Homann Feinkost GmbH at its six German locations efficiently, with predictable costs, and on the planned schedule into its own SAP system environment. They created a common system basis, which can be used later for additional optimizations and process harmonization.
With the “SIRIUSProducts” Siemens AG Digital Factory Control Products offer central components for industrial switching technology. After projects for internal material flow and inventory optimization, the focus was on the question “How can distribution logistics be made more efficient?”
Uelzena is one of the leading suppliers and innovative problem-solvers in the contract manufacturing and dairy products industries. With the introduction of valantic’s master data management solution Master Data Cockpit (MDC), Uelzena optimized its company-wide processes for item creation with automated workflows and clearly-defined responsibilities for the maintenance of various field functions.
Stürmsfs AG, based in Goldach (Switzerland), is a company trading with steel, metal and alternative materials. These are products that cannot be marketed as easily in a Webshop. The existing Webshop had to be reworked. Thanks to to stürmsfs’s power of innovation and valantic’s expertise, the result was a future-oriented shop solution that guides the customer step-by-step through the entire order process.
The valantic customer Mesago is a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt and counts approximately 2700 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors each year. The company wanted a system that fulfills the requirements of modern customer data management and offers channel-independent, personalized communication. valantic’s result was an all-around view of the customer, thanks to the complete reinstallation of SAP CRM, SAP ERP, and SAP BW, and the additional connection of third-party applications.
Aryzta Food Europe is a globally-active food producer that has grown enormously in an organic manner. Its customers include large companies, as well as local bakeries, hotels, retail outlets, and food services. When it was searching for a mobile CRM technology that the sales force could always access, even offline, the company encountered valantic. valantic assisted Aryzta with the installation and start-up of a hybrid CRM scenario.
With coop@home, you can order products easily from home or on the road and have them delivered right to your door. As Coop’s E commerce partner, valantic in partnership with cxpartners London was responsible for the development and redesign of coop@home. Based on the SAP Commerce Cloud, valantic completely refreshed the online shop coop@home both technically and visually. With the relaunch, buying food can be handled more intuitively, easily, and faster.
Sortimo International GmbH is a leading manufacturer of vehicle equipment and mobile transport solutions. With the introduction of the Master Data Cockpit (MDC) from valantic, Sortimo is further expanding its market position and can also realize major orders at short notice with special requests of the desired quality at any time.
RWZ is the third largest of the main cooperatives active in agricultural trade in Germany. Around 2,800 employees work at over 220 locations throughout Germany. It is active for over 150 member cooperatives, 40,000 farmers, winegrowers and horticulturists as well as thousands of commercial and hundreds of thousands of private customers. Around 600 employees from various sales groups and RWZ divisions work with SAP CRM.
Telefonica now uses a valantic solution to manage the customer database in a structured and centralized manner in accordance with data protection.
For the Nuremberg energy supplier N-ERGIE AG, valantic has implemented a tariff calculator with CRM as part of an individual development. The result is a JEE application in an IBM WebSphere Portal environment.
Misurio AG designs and develops the cloud-based IoT platform energyON to make energy systems from energy providers more flexible. valantic supported the project with advice and development.