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Deep Dive into abat
abat is an international SAP service provider and product provider that optimizes business processes and supports them with their own solutions. The focus is on the automotive and discrete manufacturing and logistics sectors. The company advises on all phases of IT service management - from aligning IT with business processes, development, implementation and maintenance of standard solutions. For the control of production processes in manufacturing, the experts developed the software PLUS based on SAP. In addition, abat offers holistic advice in the area of sustainability management. For the sports software SAP Sports One, abat is currently the only launch partner of SAP SE.
The company was founded in 1998. Today abat, with more than 600 employees worldwide, generates a turnover of more than 56 million Euros per year.
Abat's customers include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Qoros and Volkswagen, ThyssenKrupp, Deutsche Post Worldnet, DHL and SV Werder Bremen. In Germany, abat is represented in Bremen, Munich, St. Ingbert, Walldorf and Wolfsburg. For better on-site support, the company has offices in the US, Mexico, and Belarus. abat is development partner of SAP SE in the SAP partner Edge Program for Application Development. In its size class, abat 2017 was again honored by Top Job as one of the best employers in Germany.
Automotive Division: abat is one of the leading SAP service providers in the automotive industry. The company offers SAP solutions along the entire value chain, from vehicle development to procurement, production, and logistics to after-sales. The secret of success: efficient SAP processes, customer-specific add-ons, and MES PLUS - combined with state-of-the-art project control methods and holistic industry knowledge. abat is an SAP Services Partner and has SAP Recognized Expertise for Automotive in Germany.
Logistics Division: Abat offers logisticians and logistics service providers solutions for optimizing the supply chain. These include intralogistics (SAP WM or EWM, SAP ERP) as well as transportation management (SAP TM). abat develops roadmap and template approaches as well as customer-specific add-ons such as the xPick data glasses solution. With a solid project and program management abat ensures that budgets and schedules are met.
SAP Sports One: abat is currently the only launch partner for the sports software SAP Sports One. The solution, which has been specially developed for sports, helps football clubs to achieve long-term success. abat accompanies professional and amateur teams during the introduction of the software - starting with the strategy, through implementation and integration into the IT environment of a club, right through to optimization and maintenance.
Sustainability Management: As an SAP service provider, abat combines its IT and process expertise in automotive, discrete manufacturing and logistics with sustainability know-how. This combination is a great advantage because, especially in complex environments, the effects of digitization are strongly related to the requirements of sustainability. abat focuses on four core areas: strategic sustainability management, sustainability reporting, material flow management and certification preparation and support. As one of the few SAP service providers in Germany, abat advises on holistic sustainability management.
SAP Consulting and Automotive Solutions
abat stands for undisputed competence in the automotive industry and is awarded SAP Service Partner with the SAP Recognized Expertise "Automotive". Thus, SAP certifies us with special know-how and experience in the industry as well as in SAP solutions.
Our system and process know-how in automotive engineering and vehicle development enable us to quickly grasp operational and system-technical conditions, to compare them with the possibilities of the SAP system and to develop optimal overall solutions for our customers.
The Founding Members
Gyde Wortmann, Co-founder, and board: In addition to customer projects, Gyde Wortmann is responsible for finance for the company. The computer scientist worked in various management positions at VW gedas GmbH until the founding of the company. She managed various international SAP projects with a focus on accounting. Among other things, she was responsible for the development and rollout of the "Standardization of the Accounting of Subsidiaries of Volkswagen AG" (START). Prior to that, she worked as a Business Analyst at LSI Logic Products GmbH until 1992.
Ronald Wermann, Co-founder, and board: Ronald Wermann is responsible for the development of the business division logistics as well as for sales and marketing of abat. The data processing salesman worked until the company foundation as area and sales manager for SAP at the VW GEDAS GmbH. Previously, he worked as Regional Software Manager and in various other management positions at Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme and Nixdorf Computer AG and as head of a Hamburg software house.
Holger Pralle, Co-founder, and board: Holger Pralle is responsible for major customers in the automotive sector and for the development of abat's Minsk site in Belarus. The graduate engineer for electrical engineering and the graduate industrial engineer was responsible for various management functions at VW GEDAS GmbH until the company was founded. There he was responsible for numerous international SAP projects. Previously, he worked in various positions at LSI Logic Products GmbH.