Schaeffler, the global automotive and industrial supplier based in herzogenaurach, and SAP, the international market leader for business software, announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership on tuesday. This is primarily aimed at further advancing the development of IT application systems and thus the digital transformation of schaeffler.
According to a statement from schaeffler, the focus is on current and future projects for the implementation of SAP solutions and their integration into the overall IT architecture. The aim is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the company in order to prepare the IT landscape for the future. In addition, the partnership is intended to ensure the earliest possible exchange of strategies and developments and thus the most standard-compliant use possible of SAP solutions and IT innovations.
This strategic partnership is intended to span different areas and levels in both companies to ensure that a comprehensive common understanding of strategies, processes and solutions is developed. Based on a close strategic exchange between the top management, the most important fields of action are to be identified and addressed, and intersections in the technology roadmap of both companies are to be identified.
In addition to this exchange, the strategic partnership aims to introduce modern SAP solutions that optimize schaeffler business processes. Daniel holz, managing director of sap germany: "schaeffler is a company with outstanding expertise in the automotive industry and in other industry sectors with impressive innovative strength. Within the framework of this strategic partnership, the aim is to achieve the most standardized use of SAP solutions possible to better support the company's goals through a continuous exchange on strategy and developments. With our partnership, we can create the necessary framework for this and support selected initiatives with high priority for both sides."
For schaeffler CEO klaus rosenfeld, the areas of e-mobility, industry 4.0 and digitization "core components of our corporate strategy. Through our strategic partnership with SAP, one of the world's leading providers of business software, we are continuing to implement our strategy in a consistent manner. Within the framework of the partnership, we benefit above all from SAP's expertise and high level of innovation. This will enable us to make our processes more efficient and thus respond even better to the needs of our customers".