SWITZERLAND – In an effort to achieve greater performance efficiency, Swiss technology group Bühler AG has announced plans of renewing the core systems of its corporate management and migrating its existing R/3 applications to the latest SAP technology SAP S/4HANA.

According to a statement from Bühler, the migration is in the context of Bühler’s comprehensive digitization strategy and will go live in about one and a half years.

The migration will start with the company’s own Bühler Insights industry platform with a wide range of digital services.

It will then be extended to the myBühler e-commerce solution, and eventually to the virtualization of customer communication with the Bühler Virtual World.

The drastically simplified data architecture and the inherent intelligence of SAP S/4HANA promises a new level of efficiency and transparency in the use of the systems, says Bühler.

“We want to significantly improve our processes worldwide and thus increase the performance of our company,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler

“In order to activate the new possibilities of digital applications including artificial intelligence and machine learning for corporate control, we are now migrating to SAP S/4HANA.”

Stefan Scheiber – CEO of Bühler

He further noted that the new system will help the swiss technology group “activate the new possibilities of digital applications including artificial intelligence and machine learning for corporate control”

Bühler has been using SAP for four decades now having introduced the first applications of the Walldorf-based market leader for business software as early as the late 1970s.

The company adopted the R/3 in 1998 and claims that after 20 years, the system had now reached the end of its life cycle.

According to Scheiber, the company was now “deliberately investing in an anticyclical manner during the pandemic to keep it fit for the future.”

“With increased automation of transactions, SAP S/4HANA enables us to increase the reliability and efficiency of Bühler’s core processes and to create the prerequisites for proactive, forward-looking corporate management with intelligent analysis methods,” says Jan Gilg, President SAP S/4HANA. 

. “SAP is a central technology partner for us, and we are looking forward to this complex and promising project with high expectations,” says Manfred Goetz, CIO at Bühler.

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