Data cleansing at ICL Ladenburg paves way for S/4HANA migration

ICL Ladenburg (BK Giulini)

The Challenge

ICL Ladenburg had carried out multiple carve-outs and restructuring measures in recent years. However, the affected data was not deleted in the SAP ERP system, which meant that in the meantime approx. 25% of the data set was no longer needed. To make the system agile enough to make adjustments once again, the application data that was no longer required as well as the associated customizing now needed to be removed from the system. The organizational units to be deleted consisted mainly of entire company codes and only occasionally of organizational units below the company codes.

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The Solution and benefits

The data cleansing was performed using the transformation scenario "Company Code Deletion" of the SAP Landscape Transformation (LT) product. The project steps included two test migrations, the second of which was a go-live simulation, and the go-live. The result was that the relevant company codes were deleted consistently and completely according to customer requirements, including their organizational units as well as all related master data, transaction data and customizing data.

  • The selected method involved significantly lower costs
  • Very short project duration due to lack of manual programming work
  • Data cleansing serves as a preparatory measure for the planned S/4HANA migration

Key facts

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    Project scope

    Company code deletion in SAP ECC 6.0 

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    Five months

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    Five hours

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Thanks to SNP software, project security and transparency were ensured and all the relevant information was provided centrally for everyone involved in the project.

Christine Klampt-Ehret

Lead of Business Applications GER/AU

About ICL Ladenburg

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The ICL Group is a global manufacturer of mineral-based products used in food, engineering materials and plant nutrition. As a successful chemical company, ICL generates revenues of approximately USD 5.3 billion and employs about 11,000 people worldwide, with more than 1,000 of them based in Germany and Austria.

At the location BK Giulini GmbH in Ladenburg, Germany, about 450 employees work to develop, produce and sell additives for coatings and paints, for the cosmetics and construction industries, and for the production of high-quality food products in the food industry.

ICL Ladenburg (BK Giulini GmbH) was founded in 1967 by Benckiser and Hoechst under the name Benckiser Knapsack. In 1990, the company was operated as a fully owned subsidiary of Hoechst as BK Ladenburg GmbH and was eventually sold to the ICL Group in 1996. After the merge with Giulini Chemie in 1987 to form BK Giulini Chemie GmbH & Co. OHG, the company was renamed to the current legal entity BK Giulini GmbH in 2003. Since 2013, the plant has been operating under the name ICL Ladenburg.



Ladenburg, Germany



Approx. 1,100 (Germany and Austria)



Specialty chemicals (fertilizers, food)