Over 25 Years’ Expertise in Rail, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Food & Retail
Munich, March 17, 2023: The digital solutions, consulting and software house valantic is continuing its growth course and welcomes the SAP consultancy Orianda Solutions AG as its latest family member. Orianda, which is headquartered in Tägerwilen on Lake Constance in Switzerland, has proven expertise in strategic consulting and the technical implementation of intelligent SAP asset management solutions for asset-intensive sectors such as rail, pharmaceutical/medical technology and consumer goods. Long-standing customers of Orianda include the Swiss Federal Railways SBB (SBB AG), the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), BLS AG and the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), as well as Bachem, the world-leading technology company for peptides.
Orianda Solutions AG is one of the leading SAP Asset Management consultancies in the DACH region and combines end-to-end Asset Lifecycle Management processes with technological expertise and in-depth industry know-how. More than 100 Orianda experts advise and support customers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria in a wide range of asset-intensive industries, and generate strategic competitive advantages for them.
Orianda looks back on almost 23 years as a strategic partner of Swiss Federal Railways SBB (SBB AG), where it has helped it manage its assets using SAP. Impeccably dovetailed, IT-assisted maintenance has made SBB AG Europe’s leading rail operator in terms of reliability and punctuality. Various factors contribute to this, including unsurpassed asset availability and knowledge of the condition of every asset over its entire life cycle.
The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) save time and money through sustainable asset lifecycle management. With almost a quarter of ÖBB’s staff set to retire in the coming years, Orianda is assisting ÖBB with optimized resource planning and process digitalization to help master this challenge.
Orianda’s consultants are also active in the food and pharmaceutical industries, where the technical systems used in complex production processes come under close scrutiny to ensure that food remains wholesome, and medicines safe to use. These industries in particular are under enormous pressure to meet ever stricter legal guidelines and continually increasing market expectations. Auditability and transparency require knowledge of a plant’s status over its entire life cycle, and Orianda helps its customers achieve this and maximize the economic potential of their assets.
Orianda’s service portfolio ranges from status quo analyses, IT architecture and conception to implementing and commissioning complex, intelligent asset management solutions. This encompasses configuration, data migration and front-end development, including mobile solutions, as well as testing, go-live and staff training.
Orianda Solutions AG was founded in 1998 by Ewald Rehm, who continues to manage the family-run company with passion, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is assisted by René Balser as COO and a large, qualified management team. Besides its headquarters in Switzerland, Orianda also has two subsidiaries – in Germany and Austria.
“With Orianda, valantic has gained one of the DACH region’s top consultancies for SAP Asset Management as its latest family member. Together, we can offer our customers a holistic SAP portfolio for their digital transformation, and further improve their competitiveness with intelligent end-to-end processes along the entire value chain. Our merger with Orianda offers us entirely new opportunities with asset-intensive companies in the rail, pharmaceutical, discrete manufacturing, food & retail sectors in Switzerland,” says Karsten Ötschmann, Managing Director and Partner at valantic.
“Being No. 1 in what we do is the common aspiration of Orianda and valantic. We want to implement digitalization projects to perfection and boost the strategic competitiveness of our customers… Precisely how we see valantic. They strive to be – or become – market leaders in each of their specialist areas. This perfectly fits our own aspirations and fundamentally enhances our customers’ options. No longer will they have to choose from multiple providers: They can now enjoy unparalleled quality from a single source. We’re very excited about working with our new colleagues in the valantic family,” says Ewald Rehm, founder and CEO at Orianda.