Schütz Paves the Way to SAP S/4HANA and Further Growth

“When choosing valantic and SNP as partners for this complex S/4HANA preliminary project, comprehensive technical knowledge and expertise were important to us to ensure the knowledge transfer between IT and other specialist departments. This has paid off in the course ofthe project.” - Maik Grass, Project Manager at Schütz

At a glance

The Challenge

For many years, Schütz has consistently relied on a globally standardized SAP system. Currently, the company uses SAP ERP ECC 6.08 and the migration to SAP S/4HANA is on the company’s agenda. The integration of new locations into the central SAP landscape is also planned. In order to reduce the complexity of the upcoming migration to SAP S/4HANA, Schütz has decided to run a preliminary project for the system harmonization in the areas Finance and Controlling.

With the introduction of the New General Ledger and New Asset Accounting, the merge of controlling areas and the introduction of the group currency in FI/CO, Schütz has ambitious work packages. These had to be implemented within a limited time frame due to upcoming international SAP rollout projects.

The Benefits

  • International system harmonization in the areas Finance and Controlling in preparation for the SAP S/4HANA migration
  • Central project control: IT and technical expertise from a single source
  • Introduction of parallel accounting for all Schützcompanies worldwide
  • Pragmatic project implementation, almost entirely remote
  • Rollout in Mexico benefits from project experience gained in the areas of Finance and Controlling
  • FI/CO harmonization lays the foundation for further global standardization, process optimization and automation

The Solution

As a consulting and implementation partner, Schütz relied on experts from valantic and SNP. SNP was responsible for the core of the project: the data transformation and the migration to the new applications. The extensive work packages included a preliminary study, concept development, implementation, key user training and test phase as well as the migration, go-live and hypercare support. Change Management including communication with various national companies was also part of the project scope. The data migration was carried out by SNP using the BLUEFIELD™ approach, which allowed for implementation within the current fiscal year.

28 national companies with various specific requirements were involved simultaneously in the project. Both the coordination and the implementation were performed almost entirely remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team achieved all project goals, with positive effects already showing for all departments involved.

Key Facts

Project Type

Migration and system harmonization in preparation for SAP S/4HANA


Introduction of the New General Ledger, introduction of New Asset Accounting, harmonization in controlling (controlling  area harmonization), introduction of a group currency in FI-CO, optimization in reporting (SEM- BCS), introduction of parallel accounting with the German Commercial Code (HGB) as the leading accounting standard for all companies worldwide.

SNP Products

CrystalBridge®–Th eData Transformation Platform

About Our Partnership with valantic

With SNPs BLUEFIELD™ approach – powered by CrystalBridge® – the partners valantic and SNP significantly reduce time and costs for migrations to SAP S/4HANA. Valantic’s industry expertise combined with SNP’s intelligent software solutions draws on the full optimization potential of an S/4HANA transformation – where suitable and beneficial.





Data records in Finance

Approx. 750 million


Countries involved



Partners involved

valantic, SNP





Controlling areas

Reduced from 28 to one

About Schütz

The Schütz Group is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality transport packaging such as intermediate bulk containers (IBC) or plastic and steel drums. The family-owned company with headquarters in Selters, Germany, and its four business areas Energy Systems, Packaging Systems, Industrial Services and Composites holds leading positions in the respective markets. For its customers, it offers system solutions that are tailored to the relevant supply chain and puts special emphasis on sustainability. Currently, Schütz has more than 7,000 employees at 54 locations around the globe. In the fiscal year 2021, the group generated revenues of more than EUR 2.5 billion.



Selters, Germany



EUR 2.5 billion (2021)



Metal and plastics processing


Number of employees