Over 20 Years of Expertise in SAP Implementation and Consulting
Munich, November 15, 2022: The digital solutions, consulting and software house valantic continues its growth course and strengthens its SAP expertise through the merger with the SAP consultancy ComSol AG. ComSol AG helps companies implement holistic business transformations based on S/4HANA – from the design of competitively differentiating business processes to implementation and subsequent operation (application management). In doing so, its consulting and product portfolio is tailored precisely to the needs of retail and consumer goods companies.
As a well-established SAP consultancy, ComSol offers SAP implementation and consulting, development and support services, SAP licenses, project management and in-house training – all from a single source. By using industry-tested business processes (“industry best practices”) based on S/4HANA and above and beyond the actual ERP system itself, customers not only benefit from shorter implementation times, but also from the ensuing positive effects of standardization, harmonization, and automation of their business processes.
ComSol’s long-standing customer base includes the international consumer electronics retailer MediaMarkt-Saturn, the wholesaler Lekkerland, which supplies goods to more than 50,000 gas stations and kiosks, and the tradition-steeped, family-run Swiss retailer OTTO’S. In recent years, ComSol has demonstrated its high service and quality pledge through a large number of successful projects – including the introduction of the ComSol Check-out App (KassenApp) at the AL-KO Kober Group to meet the legal requirements for cash registers in regard to fiscalization and receipt specifications. ComSol was also behind the S/4HANA go-live at Sherpa Outdoor – the first implementation of its kind at a Swiss retailer.
ComSol’s service portfolio essentially covers the following areas:
- Projects & Consulting combines the services transformation/migration to the SAP business platform S/4HANA, including development and implementation, management consulting, quality assurance and process optimization.
- The AMS, Services & Support division includes the services Application Management Services (AMS), KPI monitoring, performance optimization and provider management.
- The Software Licensing/Reselling business unit includes the software reselling of SAP solutions for the retail sector as well as various proprietary ComSol SAP add-ons, such as the ComSol Check-out App (KassenApp), LRM Analyzer and EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) ScannerApp.
Bernd Hellgardt, ComSol AG CEO and a pioneer of innovative SAP applications in retail, laid the foundation for ComSol AG back in 1999, along with colleagues from today’s ComSol management team. Together with his colleague and COO Frank Bösche, he remains in charge of SAP consulting to the present day.
With its scalable project methodology csMethodology agile, ComSol guarantees its customers professional project management and successful project completion, on time and in budget. ComSol AG has been distinguished with the title “SAP Partner Center of Expertise”.
“Retail and consumer goods companies are among valantic’s most important customers. By joining forces with ComSol AG, we can offer our multi-national and upper midmarket customers even more comprehensive support on the path to digital transformation – from defining their digitalization strategy and designing their customer journey to implementing state-of-the-art SAP systems,” says Holger von Daniels, founder and CEO at valantic.
Karsten Ötschmann, member of the valantic Group management board and head of the SAP business division, adds: “valantic’s SAP Services unit stands for securing our customers’ future viability and successfully establishing new, data-driven business models through technology-based business transformation. The addition of ComSol AG now boosts our headcount to over 850 employees in this field – making us one of Europe’s most influential SAP consulting and implementation houses.”
“We’re greatly looking forward to working with our new colleagues and partners at valantic. valantic’s vision, its way of thinking, and the personal touch in how it works with employees perfectly match our own values. Our marked expertise in Retail & Wholesale will help strengthen valantic’s already very successful SAP division and, together, we’ll be able to serve and advise our customers even more successfully in the future,” stresses Bernd Hellgardt, founder and CEO at ComSol.