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valantic puts corporate processes into practice along the entire value creation chain
Intelligent end-to-end processes along the entire value creation chain are the basis for a successful company. As SAP Gold Partner, SAP Cloud Focus Partner, and SAP Extended Business Member, valantic optimizes all business processes. From the development of SAP strategy to implementation, operation of SAP systems and license sales, our SAP consultants and developers support several hundred well-known customers. And they’ve been doing this for more than 30 years.
Our SAP Services customers include numerous DAX 30 companies and leading medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, including Bardusch, BASF, Bizerba, Ehrmann, Fuchs Petrolub, Hero, Hochland, Lindt, Melitta, Playmobil, Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale (RWZ), Rehau, Schleich, Siemens Mobility, Springer Nature, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, Toyota, Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, and many more.
Our customers’ customers are always the focus during the implementation of our comprehensive SAP services. Thanks to our holistic approach, companies receive a comprehensive end-to-end process that places the focus on our customers’ entire production and supply chain and their customers’ customer journey.
With digitalization and globalization, products are becoming more similar, markets more transparent, and prices are increasingly being determined by competition. The customer experience is becoming more important. Therefore, it is important for companies to focus consistently on their customers and integrate all processes end-to-end. From A to Z. Innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) support the processes. The perfect customer experience can only be created if the company constantly focuses on customers and integrates all processes end-to-end.
SAP has designed its whole solution portfolio for the intelligent enterprise. But what does this actually mean? Companies’ intelligence no longer lies solely with employees; instead, it lies in the technology and networking of all processes along the entire value creation chain. Networks, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML), and predictive analytics are just a few of the keywords here. However, the step from digital company to intelligent enterprise is only taken if customers are the focus of all flows. The bread and butter of the intelligent company is ensuring that the customer journey can be recorded and mapped comprehensively. With SAP solutions and valantic’s consulting and implementation experience, companies become intelligent enterprises thanks to continuously and intelligently networked processes.
A SAP strategy created for the long term secures a company’s future. At the same time, it should be be possible to adjust the IT infrastructure quickly to new market requirements. As a digitalization partner, valantic develops a SAP strategy attuned to the company goals an implements this strategy together with the customer. In the process, we create an overall concept including management consulting, business process consulting, and appropriate project management methods for the SAP implementation. This also includes reliable change management: In customer-specific workshops, we train the project group, management, and end users.
The added value of networked end-to-end processes with SAP S/4HANA is high in many areas: Real-time information and an easy search function regardless of format ensure quick results. The browser-based SAP Fiori user interface enables access to SAP from a variety of devices, including notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. Machine learning provides new, completely automated processes. What was previously spread across several systems now works directly in the standard system. Thanks to the HANA database, the memory requirement is reduced by up to 90% as compared to operation with an SAP R/3 or ECC system. SAP S/4HANA can also be operated in the cloud as Software as a Service (SaaS). In this variant as ERP complete solution with an extensive range of standard processes, there are no additional costs for maintenance and operation in the SAP S/4HANA cloud.
For the transformation to SAP S/4HANA, there are essentially three approaches: a complete new implementation (greenfileld), conversion of the existing SAP system (brownfield) or a transformation with a mix & match of greenfield and brownfield. Once the right approach has been selected, agile methods are especially appropriate for the implementation of SAP S/4HANA projects.
valantic has developed project simplification for agile project management in clear partial steps especially for S/4HANA projects. Here, customers and valantic consultants can monitor project progress at all times and take measures to counteract possible fluctuations early on. A theoretical blueprint phase is no longer required. Instead, the project team works directly in the S/4HANA system even during the analysis phase. With the first release, there is a go-live with the most important basic processes.
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The SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a complete ERP solution that is offered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The focus here is on using the software with standardized business processes. SAP handles the operation of the software so the company can concentrate entirely on its core competencies. In contrast to classic on-premise solutions, no large one-time investment is required for the S/4HANA Cloud. Instead, users pay a monthly fee to SAP, which covers operation and support.
Flexibility, speed, transparency, efficiency, and process mastery – production and supply chains are becoming more challenging for companies. Continuous end-to-end processes also play a central role here.
Three of the really big processes in SAP are:
If the goods always arrive promptly at the customer’s, supply chain and logistics processes at the company are set up optimally. Required for this is a transparent network of end-to-end processes for procurement, order processing, production, logistics, and warehouse management. valantic offers companies integrated SAP software solutions for the continuous digitalization of business processes: from strategy development to the implementation of state-of-the-art supply chain management and logistics solutions.
Our SAP services and products in the supply chain management & logistics sector:
SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) fulfills all of modern companies’ requirements for standard software for integrated Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). With SAP IBP, users can create a generally valid plan with sales forecasts, inventory targets, marketing and financial plans, they can react to market events in real time and adjust the supply chain. Thanks to dashboards and evaluations, the end-to-end processes, capacity and production planning can be made more transparent and efficient and aligned optimally to customers’ needs. SAP IBP thus unites a wide variety of functionalities to support an integrated planning process in an application that relies on a consistent data model and is cloud-based and real-time-capable with in-memory technology.Learn more
The warehouse management system SAP EWM is an integral part of the supply chain execution platform (SAP SCE) and is used to optimize all warehouse structures and processes. This includes the handling and monitoring of goods receipt processes, warehouse and operation management, and the management of outgoing goods processes. As an integrated application, SAP EWM can be used with other modules, for example SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and the SAP Logistics Business Network (SAP LBN) for comprehensive control of the supply chain. Learn more
SAP add-ons are used everywhere where the standard is too complicated or time-consuming or where relevant functions are simply not available. valantic add-ons for SAP EWM expand the standard to include sensible, practically proven functionalities that can close functional gaps. Learn more
The cloud-based SAP planning tool Warehouse Insights (WI) takes over the analysis, visualization and optimization of warehouse operations in real time. Algorithms create the warehouse layout for SAP WI, calculate the relevant KPIs, simulate optimization scenarios and monitor warehouse processes. Detailed insights into the warehouse activities are possible, deviations can be detected immediately, so that active and controlling intervention in the warehouse activities are possible and warehouse operations can be optimized in real time. SAP WI is used as a supplement to SAP Extended Warehouse Management. Its easy integration and broad industry deployment helps companies to reduce warehouse costs and increase efficiency. Learn More
Companies’ requirements for transport logistics are clear: great flexibility and speed, punctuality, efficiency, transparency, and process mastery. To map and support all transport processes from planning, consolidation, optimization, on through to execution requires an intelligent solution such as SAP Transportation Management (TM). SAP TM addresses the requirements of logistics service providers, shippers, transport companies, and transporting industry. Learn more
As a component of the SAP Supply Chain Network (SCN) Platform, SAP Logistics Business Network operates as a cloud-based enterprise network for logistics. With SAP LBN, companies can connect easily and very efficiently, tender for orders, check invoices or work together on predefined milestones and freight tenders. The advantage is obvious, because companies and business partners* exchange logistics data along the entire value chain easily and efficiently with each other on this platform and can thus save costs and time. Learn more
SAP MFS (Material Flow System) provides efficient material flow and automation technology for warehousing processes. It makes control of technical and intralogistics systems (e.g. conveyor technology, rack access equipment, shuttles, warehouse lifts, and driverless transport systems) much more efficient. With SAP MFS, warehouse and conveyor technology and automatic warehouses can be integrated directly into SAP and controlled in real time. SAP’s material flow system is a component of SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) and thus the integrated system for warehouse management, as well as warehouse and material flow control. Learn more
The customer’s journey is no longer a straight line; instead, it includes many different touchpoints. The increased number of touchpoints between company and customers requires new approaches for design of the customer experience. We optimize our customers’ customer journey across all channels and touchpoints. This creates a consistent experience in each phase of the journey: from initial contact to purchase to follow-up. This especially pays off for brand and customer loyalty.
To achieve this, it is necessary to operate a customer experience management platform which, based on customers’ needs, can always provide relevant content at the right time on the right channel. SAP Customer Experience (formerly SAP C/4HANA) focuses squarely on customers. The networking and processing of customer-related activities by SAP Customer Experience allows personalized addressing and end-to-end processes at the same time.
The platform includes the following SAP products:
The quantities of data arising from digitalization are becoming ever larger and more confusing. Modern SAP Analytics solutions help companies structure and analyze these giant quantities of data.
valantic helps customers with more than just the tools. Users should be able to analyze and make decisions using a solid database. valantic examines the complete life cycle of the data: generation, integration, modeling, and analysis. But also storage, protection, archiving, and deletion.
We are convinced that the critical success factor in analytics projects is the interplay of all participants; data management and the analytics methodology have to be optimally suited for the data and the user’s needs. The tools only provide support.
Our focus is on the strategic products SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud. Of course we also support proven tools such as SAP BW on HANA, SAP Lumira, and SAP Data Services. Furthermore, we also rely on native data warehouses with SAP HANA, the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, and SAP Data Intelligence. We use these to help customers develop self-service analytics, stronger data integration, and predictive analytics.
valantic designs the transformation in finance and IT. At the interface between financial function and IT, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries master current challenges in accounting, controlling, planning, treasury, and closing.
SAP S/4HANA plays an important role here: sound decisions based on figures, data, and facts. Flexible reporting and an efficient interface between finance and IT are crucial competitive factors for companies. We optimize finance value flows through all relevant company areas, so that CFOs can get a clear view of financial and controlling data.
Our team has extensive expertise in finance, accounting, and regulation, paired with a deep understanding of IT processes and methods. Together with a strong scientific partnership with its own market and trend studies, this is the basis valantic uses to realize successful SAP Finance and S/4HANA projects.
We formulate custom-tailored SAP Finance strategies, optimize finance processes, and implement the IT/finance transformation in S/4HANA. We accompany customers through all phases of a project and with our team of experienced project management and PMO specialists, we ensure effective project controlling, on through to the handling of larger transformation and change projects with numerous stakeholders.
HR 4.0: Transformation to the HR department of the future
The SAP HC world is undergoing massive digital and process changes thanks to the conversion to S/4HANA and new cloud products. Companies expect that the digital transformation will create space and time for what matters most, thus providing an important basis for future challenges in the HR world. For the HR department plays a key role in the story of a company’s success.
The challenge for HR departments is to strike an optimal balance between using state-of-the-art technologies and digital processes and in the process, providing optimal services for their own employees. Adherence to legal, wage, and operational requirements and data protection is obligatory and with the digital transformation it should be possible to complete the digital transformation in the HR department with foreseeable, fair, and transparent costs.
We help companies develop holistic HR consulting (processes, strategy, systems, and management) for the reorientation of their HR functions. We think new and digitally – for future-oriented HR work.
We map all facets of an SAP HCM HR management project reliably and professionally. These include
Administration, support, maintenance & service, as well as the implementation of all necessary legal, wage, and operational requirements of the SAP HCM system.
As part of application management, we offer service management, maintenance & service, release management, payroll control, 2nd level support, role and authorization management, interface management, and change request management.
Digitalize HR processes & documents end-to-end
Multifaceted changes present new challenges for HR work: The digital transformation, artificial intelligence and people analytics, the skilled labor shortage, and demographic change will determine the future of the working world. The challenge of daily HR work is to attune state-of-the-art HR management and administrative tasks, data, HR systems, and processes of daily operation perfectly to one another and integrate them optimally.
The challenging task is to achieve a perfect balance between using state-of-the-art technologies, optimized processes, and providing transparent services for a company’s own employees, on through to identifying the optimal use of data to establish the company’s future in the long term. The fulfillment of legal, wage, and operational requirements and adherence to data protection are not a requirement, but a matter of course – if possible at foreseeable, fair, and transparent costs.
The HCM-INSIDE product family HCM FRAME, HCM TIME, HCM PAYSLIP, HCM PUBLISHER, and HCM SCHICHTPLANER helps users with the digitalization and reorientation of HR business processes (ESS/MSS) in the area of
in order to simplify and further automate these.
The best addition to and expansion of SAP time management – we increase the benefit of the SAP HCM system! From entry of and application for presence and absences, overtime, rebookings and access, on through to the approval and creation of evaluations and proof of time worked to ESS/MSS scenarios; HCM INSIDE TIME offers workflow-based, transparent, efficient processes. The synchronous data interface to SAP Time Management (PT) provides a view of all SAP time management data in real time and ensures data exchange between cloud and OnPremise systems, such as SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, CornerStone, etc.
Benefits of HCM INSIDE at a glance:
Currently, companies are still using paper-based processes, which in many company areas (e.g. purchasing, logistics, HR, etc.) are characterized by a lot of manual administrative effort (process and systems) and media breaks. Paper-based processes and their manual data takeover, e.g. in the SAP HCM system, generate enormous administrative and process costs for companies. HCM Frame helps reduce administrative and process costs significantly.
Benefits of HCM FRAME at a glance:
HCM PAYSLIP digitalizes company-wide salary documents and makes these available to employees in compliance with the GDPR. Employees have access to all relevant salary documents online at all times, and also additional documents such as their cafeteria bills – regardless of when and where.
With HCM PAYSLIP, the company can make many standard salary documents available digitally, such as employees’ pay stubs, tax payment certification, and data collection and transmission reports. On request, additional documents can be incorporated, such as employer certification, proof of time worked or cafeteria bills.
Benefits of HCM PAYSLIP at a glance:
In case of technical questions, but also for HR-specific control processes, we are happy to make German or English-speaking technicians available for 1st, 2nd or 3rd level support via telephone, e-mail or ticket system. Here, we address all important processes, beginning with classic support to interface management, release and test support, on through to HR services.
The SAP standard doesn’t fit? We can develop custom-tailored solutions for you. With our experienced team, we can create add-ons for these areas:
In addition, we develop complex interfaces, connections for SaaS solutions, ABAP webservices, Fiori, and UX 5, and we implement the use of business logic outside of the SAP ERP system by calling external webservices.
Companies constantly have to worry about adhering to their compliance requirements. For this, SAP authorizations have to be assigned so that the company’s security is not compromised. Important building blocks for protecting the company’s own systems and data are efficient SAP authorization management and a custom-tailored SAP authorization concept. However, implementing compliance specifications is a complex matter and brings a lot of challenges: Legal requirements change, employee change, and even the company’s SAP processes change. With our SAP solutions for GRC and Security, companies fulfill all current legal requirements at all times. Thanks to simplified process design, there is greater transparency and significantly reduced administrative effort – up to 40% less.
We work with you to advise you and develop your SAP authorization concept. Learn more here
Clean master data is essential for making sound entrepreneurial decisions. The quality-oriented management of this data is indispensable given the constantly increasing mountains of data. Our idea: If the master data management is automated and workflow-controlled, this simplifies data management and reduces the sources of errors. Data quality improves significantly.
Our fully integrated SAP add-on MDC Master Data Cockpit reduces the time required for master data maintenance by up to 40%. With the MDC Process Cockpit, all master data change processes are simplified and structured with flexible workflows in SAP – so they are transparent and efficient for all participants and so throughput times are much shorter.
Various industries’ requirements for their SAP systems are becoming more complex and individual. Precisely due to new digitalization trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT), it is increasingly important to be familiar with the requirements of specific industries and to establish special expertise. Thanks to our many years’ industry experience, we have succeeded in establishing a broad basis of customers true to SAP service.
valantic’s core competencies are extensive SAP expertise, among others in the food & beverage; chemistry and pharma; process industry; automobile; services; finance; retail; consumer goods; and steel, machine & facility construction sectors.
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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. Learn more
For us, excellence is when the customer says “wow.” We listen, we watch, and we use our understanding, curiosity, and passion to understand the reasons for things.
valantic always provides a contact person for each customer, regardless of which areas our agile teams come from. This person can make decisions about everything relevant to the project quickly.
We offer the flexibility, quality, and management attention that normally only come from small providers. At the same time, we offer the size, range of services, and financial security that customers need for large projects.
valantic offers a team of excellent IT specialists, managers, and entrepreneurs. Our cooperation is characterized by trust, responsibility, and respect.
Does fairness slow down progress toward a goal? We believe just the opposite. We obligate ourselves to a culture of fairness with regard to our colleagues, our customers, our capital providers, and our environment.