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    SAP S/4HANA Implementation

    at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    About Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of the 20 largest universities in Germany and among the most renowned institutions of higher learning worldwide. It was targeted for supplementary funding as part of Germany’s excellence strategy in 2019, having already been nominated as a “University of Excellence” as part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative in 2012. With over 40,000 students (including the Charité research hospital), 460 professorships, and an annual budget of around 500 million euros (including third-party resources), HU Berlin is one of Germany’s leading universities, with broad national and international recognition.

    Scheer doesn't shy away from a challenge

    With "humboldt gemeinsam" to maintain excellence on the road to SAP SAP S/4HANA

    By implementing SAP as an integrated standard software solution, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin plans to optimize its administrative processes to support its scientific excellence. Both central administration and the individual faculties see the need to optimize the administration of cross-departmental processes, simplify the provisioning of control-relevant information and data, and improve data quality.

    Unique scope of SAP services to digitalize administration and faculties at HU Berlin

    By 2023, the university and its implementation partner Scheer will create a standardized, integrated SAP landscape for the administration of finances, personnel, and facilities, as well as for procurement and reporting. The first big step has already been taken: HU Berlin began productive use of the new SAP landscape in January 2021

    Why partner with Scheer?

    With more than 30 years of experience with SAP solutions, Scheer is the ideal partner for the digital transformation of educational and research institutions. As a leading full-service provider for SAP-based resource management, campus management, and learning management, Scheer supports higher education and research processes from design to realization and operation – as a one-stop shop.

    “We are happy to have recruited Scheer for this project. They were very understanding of the interests and needs of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.”

    – Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler, Vice-President for Budget, Personnel and Technology | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    How HU Berlin benefits from Scheer

    In the SAP project “humboldt gemeinsam”, the processes of the university’s administration and faculties are being digitalized, with the aim of increasing data security and quality, creating faster and – above all – more transparent process flows, and improving controllability.

    Employees can improve the quality of their work and their efficiency. This leads to greater work satisfaction – not only among administration employees, but also in the research area, which is supported by lean, service-centric administration processes.

    In sum, HU Berlin benefits from the following improvements:

    • Structuring and simplification of the administration of cross-departmental processes
    • Standardized, transparent processes
    • Time savings in process handling
    • Simplified provisioning of control-relevant information and data
    • Improvement in data quality through the integration of data from different areas
    • Avoidance of multiple entry of data and unnecessary media disruptions

    Further information

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Cutting-edge Global Research in the Digital Age

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