Two years later: Leveraging Intelligent Automation™ to modernize and manage SAP systems across the landscape

September 12. 2019 –Mannheim, Germany – It is time to provide an update on how smartShift Technologies’ Intelligent Automation platform™ is supporting BMW to automate the digital transformation and management of BMW’s global portfolio of ERP systems.

To remember, smartShift provides BMW with a Service Level Agreement where any SAP custom repository can be refactored using 1.000+ automation algorithms with guaranteed quality levels, and delivery within 2 weeks. Use cases include:

  • Compatibility and performance optimization for SAP systems based on SAP HANA
  • Compatibility with SAP S/4HANA
  • System Consolidation and Carve-outs
  • Simplification of redundant or unused code
  • Compliance with rigorous security, performance and stability coding standards

The adoption of smartShift’s Intelligent Automation platform™ has been exceptional. Since the start of the collaboration, smartShift has completed more than 45 successful projects, including 20+ S/4HANA Analysis and Transformation projects, 10+ Upgrades and many Template, Code Retirement and Code Security projects across altogether 24 SAP landscapes. More than 45.000 unused ABAP objects with more than 6,9 Mio. Lines of obsolete Code have been decommissioned from BMW’s SAP systems. The first systems are live on SAP S/4HANA and smartShift is helping to build the new Logistics template for harmonized production processes around the world.

When asked about the collaboration, Arndt Hoffmann, General Manager EMEA and Client Partner of smartShift Technologies for BMW commented “It is an absolute highlight to work for a world-class organization like BMW in such an agile and fast-moving environment, and it is great to see, how our Intelligent Automation™ accelerates and de-risks many digital initiatives. We look forward to the next update in two years!”

About smartShift Technologies

smartShift Technologies helps companies master their digital transformation faster. With intelligent automation™, we enable rapid and risk-free change. Whether mainframe or cloud migrations, switching to SAP HANA,  S/4HANA or the digitalization of internal business processes, our AI-supported intelligent automation™ services deliver system transformations with unparalleled speed and quality while minimizing risk and cost. The automation tools used are based on the experience smartShift has gained with its software-related services in over 1.000 projects worldwide.

Founded in 2002 in Mannheim, smartShift employs more than 190 people in Mannheim, Munich, Boston and Bangalore.

Further information is available at

Contact: Arndt Hoffmann, +49(0)160 9623 5711 or