September Fall Special Edition 2021

apsolut Group – Delivering Advanced Processes and Solutions That Ranges From SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass to SAP S/4HANA.


Cloud computing has radically altered the landscape of today’s network environments. Whereas organizations once confined their data and computing operations to private, often onsite data centers, virtualization and the spread of multiple service platforms have made it possible for assets and activities to be located in public clouds that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Further, the changes in data usage and data demands from end users and applications, have made demands on businesses and their IT infrastructures that have required solutions that meet varying needs, including those that require the kind of scalability provided by public clouds, but still need the security of a private cloud for critical and sensitive data. For companies that want to maximize the benefits of both public and private cloud environments, hybrid cloud deployments offer tremendous advantages. Versatile hybrid clouds are fast becoming a popular solution for organizations looking to adopt creative solutions for their IT and computing needs.

apsolut Group is one such firm that offers SAP and SAP Ariba partner for on-premise, cloud, and hybrid procurement solutions. Its expertise ranges from SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass to SAP S/4HANA. The company has quickly established a reputation as a pioneer in SAP-based eProcurement, since its inception in 2005. It is also a SAP Gold Partner, multi-awarded SAP Ariba MEE Partner of the Year, development innovation partner of SAP and solution partner of United VARs, the global alliance of top-rated SAP solution providers.

Next-Generation SAP Services Offered

SAP S/4HANA Management: The move to SAP S/4HANA confronts you as a decision-maker with a major challenge – the transformation of your current ERP landscape into the ERP world of the Next Gen. To stick to the term transformation: Even in times before the transition to SAP S/4HANA, there were major release upgrade projects in which its customers from a wide variety of industries relied on apsolut's expertise. Many companies have invested in their IT infrastructure in recent years. The path to the Next Gen ERP world mentioned above can now be unsettling. Its business experts will lead you into the SAP S/4HANA ERP world. No matter whether you want to build on an existing system or develop it from scratch. With us, you can face the requirements around the digitalization of your company calmly.

SAP Ariba: apsolut is not only known as a pioneer in SAP-based eProcurement. They were also one of the first European consulting firms to connect their customers to the Ariba Cloud. Medium-sized companies and multinational corporations, public authorities, automotive manufacturers, banks, and high-tech companies all rely on their cloud expertise. For this reason, SAP SE has confirmed this expertise on several occasions, among other things by awarding us several 'SAP Ariba Partner of the Year' awards for the Central and Eastern European region. Its customers also value us as a bridge builder and gap-closer.

SAP SRM Services: With SAP's Supplier Relationship Management, companies can map all processes in Procurement and Supplier Management. In many places, the end of support for the dated SAP system is already being postulated in 2025. However, it is a fact that a considerable number of purchasing organizations that use SAP still rely on SRM. apsolut has gained in-depth experience in SRM projects since its foundation in 2005. Today, they use this wealth of experience primarily to optimize the performance of existing systems through its support services and to advise the customers on the transformation to a modern purchasing architecture using SAP Ariba & SAP S/4HANA solutions.

The Formidable Leader

Thomas Herbst is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of apsolut Group. Thomas Herbst founded apsolut GmbH together with Tim Kollmeier in spring 2005. Both knew each other from a previous employer and initially focused the company on the topic of eProcurement, based on SAP Supplier Relationship Management. With the expansion of the company and the opening of further international companies, the apsolut portfolio has expanded and since 2012 also includes cloud solutions from SAP subsidiary SAP Ariba and since 2017 the SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management division.

Thomas Herbst holds a degree in industrial engineering and studied at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. During his early career he concentrated as a consultant at Hewlett-Packard on the optimization of SAP-based procurement processes and later took over responsibility for the entire SAP SRM consulting division of Heiler Software AG.

“We are moving up from SAP Silver Partner to SAP Gold Partner and successfully defending our title of SAP Ariba MEE Partner of the Year.”