Beutlhauser – consistent transformation to become an intelligent enterprise
In 2017, the Beutlhauser Group started a comprehensive transformation. The starting point was a program to transform corporate culture, streamlining the organization and its processes as a prerequisite for a successful IT transformation project. All processes were harmonized across more than 20 company locations. In 2019, a project was launched to implement a tailored industry solution based on SAP S/4HANA. Targets include not only “classic” ERP areas such as finance and controlling, sales and materials management, but various industry and cloud solutions were also envisaged to drive digitalization of the core business.
Beutlhauser has been working successfully with the new solutions since August 2021.
The Beutlhauser Group offers a wide range of industries high-quality analogue and digital solutions in order to be able to professionally cover as many requirements as possible in the process chains of their customers. Our main suppliers include the premium manufacturers Liebherr construction machinery, Linde industrial trucks and Mercedes-Benz Unimog.
1,400 employees at 28 locations provide the absolutely crucial added value for customers: personal, competent, fast and solution-oriented. Exactly what neither artificial intelligence nor algorithms can do.
With innovation and creativity at all levels of the company, Beutlhauser is driving corporate culture transformation at all levels, as well as digital transformation of complex business processes.
“The consistent transformation to becoming an intelligent enterprise leads to efficient and transparent processes as well as satisfied employees and customers, which supports our growth course.”
Oliver Sowa, Managing Director, Beutlhauser Gruppe
Business challenges and opportunities
Why SAP S/4HANA, proaxia VSS, and Industry Cloud Solutions?
A single integrated platform
Business benefits realized through the transformation
Beutlhauser transformed the complex IT and process landscape into an intelligent enterprise for vehicle retail, thereby benefiting from new technologies that allow flexible adaption to future market requirements.
Industrialization of service with proaxia Vehicle Sales and Service (VSS)
Beutlhauser deploys 350 service technicians who provide services such as repairs, maintenance, spare parts supply and other services around the clock.
All processes related to repairs, maintenance, workshop and spare parts logistics are implemented with proaxia VSS. The integrated dealer management system based on SAP S/4HANA creates digitalized and automated end-to-end processes for maximum efficiency.
proaxia Vehicle Sales and Service (VSS)
proaxia VSS is a complete integrated solution for the comprehensive support of business processes in automotive sales and service, based on SAP S/4HANA.
proaxia VSS is developed under the Co-innovated with SAP program, thus meeting the same quality standards as an original SAP product. proaxia VSS is already SAP Premium Certified, and it is part of the SAP Automotive Industry Cloud. The common strategy followed by SAP and proaxia and a mutually agreed roadmap ensure ongoing innovation for vehicle dealers and service providers.
Solution support is guaranteed via the SAP support infrastructure.
Joining forces with our partner FIS
proaxia, as general contractor and owner of the VSS solution, partnered with FIS Informationssysteme und Consulting GmbH in the project.
FIS is one of the leading value-added SAP resellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. As subcontractor FIS was responsible for implementation of financial accounting, controlling, human capital management and interface middleware.
proaxia was responsible for implementation of all logistics processes.