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apsolut was the first IT service provider in Germany to specialize entirely in the implementation of SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM and SAP SLC) and SAP Ariba procurement solutions. It was the first IT provider in Germany to specialize in the use of the SAP procurement solution. apsolut was established in 2005 by ERP experts, Thomas Herbst and Tim Kollmeier, and has grown to a company of more than 120 employees within 10 years and operates from offices around the world in addition to its headquarters in Germany. Both founders brought with them extensive SAP SRM experience to the new company from their long careers as consultants for reputable IT providers.
More than 200 internationally renowned customers have already reaped the benefits of the support provided when optimizing their operative and strategic procurement processes with SAP SRM and the accompanying APPsolut Solution Add-ons. Due to its wealth of specialist skills and knowledge and the successful completion of countless joint customer projects, apsolut was included in the SAP SRM Special Expertise Programme (SEP) as a certified partner in 2010. SAP recognizes the exceptional experience and quality of partners for defined business areas with the SEP. apsolut was one of the first SAP Ariba Global Strategic Service Partners in Germany since 2013. Close partnerships have also been developed with Ernst & Young GmbH, informatica Corporation and Poet AG, amongst others.
Apsolut contributes its cross-departmental and cross-module best practice know-how to provide its customers with answers to company-specific requirements. Whether you want to connect your on-premise processes with the SAP Cloud or the Ariba Network or integrate third-party systems - apsolut will find a solution.The company supports you within the scope of an international 24/7 service in all phases of the lifecycle - from conception and implementation to productive implementation and rollout.
apsolut analyzes how innovations can be optimally integrated into an existing solution as part of system screening and comprehensive infrastructure consulting.At the end of this phase, a detailed concept is drawn up as a blueprint for implementation.
If you have your own development team in your company, apsolutwill gladly support you with itsexpert knowledge. As part of its coaching approach, the company examines all individual tasks with your colleagues and creates comprehensive application knowledge.
IT Service Management – this means professional IT service management that apsolut offers to meet the customers’ requirements using a suitable combination of people, processes and information technology.
ITIL-certified & maximum flexibility - this applies to apsolut’s whole support team, internationally. For its customers, this means: proved and established procedures, solid project management and, above all, the best possible service. ITIL is a process-oriented collection of best practices that helps to optimize the efficiency and quality of its services.
Solution Management Services
At apsolut, service always means thinking a step ahead. That’s why it offers value-adding services. These flexible service blocks can be arranged according to the company’s needs.
apsolut has specialists not only in the familiar ABAP environment, but also for SAP PI/PO, SAP Ariba CIG and SAP CPI. The company dares to make one assertion: “we know solutions that you haven't even thought about yet. For example, the use of Adobe Interactive Forms or the interaction between the SAP Ariba Cloud and your SAP ERP system through the use of web services and APIs.”
Testimonials of success
“Matthias Schneider's SLC project team supported us extraordinarily well both in the pre-project phase and in the implementation phase and helped to create this success!” - Andreas Klusacek, Global Process Head Source-to-Pay, Rehau AG & Co. KG
“Even though SAP Ariba Snap was new territory for everyone involved, I always had the feeling that the apsolut team would bring us safely into the cloud.” - Marcus Abel, Global Purchasing Manager NPM, Carcoustics Shared Services GmbH
“Thanks to apsolut's expertise, the SAP SRM upgrade and the UI5 implementation were completed on time and on budget. We are very satisfied with the cooperation with apsolut and with the flawless progress of the project.” - AnnabellTraub, Project Manager, ZOLLERN GmbH & Co. KG
“With the help of SAP SLC, we can now manage our suppliers more efficiently and in a more targeted manner, and information can be viewed more easily in the central supplier portfolio. apsolut, as an experienced consulting partner, was always at our side and was able to best implement our requirements.” - Bernd Schnittker, Internal Project Manager in purchasing, August Storck KG
“After an intensive selection of suppliers, it became clear during the course of the project and in the aftercare that we found the right partner in the team of apsolut GmbH. A high level of expertise and a very good understanding of processes as well as a pleasant working atmosphere made this project implementation by apsolut a real success.” - Thomas Menzel, Purchasing Manager, Kraftverkehr Nagel GmbH & Co. KG
Knowing the Leader behind the Success
Thomas Herbst, Managing Director & Founder
Thomas Herbst founded apsolut GmbH in spring 2005 together with Tim Kollmeier. 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 national 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.