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viastore SYSTEMS and SAP logistics expert prismat enter into close strategic partnership

Joining to Form an SAP Premium General Contractor in Intralogistics

23.11.2017

Enter into close strategic partnership (from left): viastore COO Detlef Ganz, prismat Managing Directors Fin Geldmacher and Lars Gregor, and viastore CEO Philipp Hahn-Woernle.

International intralogistics system integrator viastore SYSTEMS, headquartered in Stuttgart, and Dortmund-based SAP logistics expert prismat have entered into a close strategic partnership, thus forming a large SAP Premium General Contractor in intralogistics. The two companies announced this at a press conference in Stuttgart in late November.

“Digitization is the basis of logistics and production,” says viastore CEO, Philipp Hahn-Woernle, explaining the reasons for this move. “Software is the heart of all processes and automation systems. It is the basis for transparency, flexibility, quality, and intuitive working.” Two software technologies have become established on the international market: SAP solutions such as Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) with a connection to SAP ERP, S/4HANA, and SAP Fiori, together with the portfolio around SAP Leonardo on the one hand, and expert software such as viadat, which maps complete process solutions in the field of Industry 4.0, on the other. In this environment, both viastore SOFTWARE with its core product viadat and prismat with its expertise in SAP logistics solutions have grown significantly. The viastore group employs more than 520 staff. Over 130 employees of prismat GmbH design and implement SAP solutions for logistics, covering a number of different industries and systems. With over 25 years of project experience, the focus of prismat is on the standard-related implementation in line with the SAP strategy.

viastore SYSTEMS and prismat have entered into the close strategic partnership to make the benefits of both worlds available to operators of automated material flow and logistics system. Hahn-Woernle: “In this way, viastore SYSTEMS, as an international system integrator, can now offer two absolutely outstanding systems in intralogistics: premium general contractor solutions with SAP in cooperation with prismat, and premium general contractor solutions involving viadat in cooperation with viastore SOFTWARE. This combination of process expertise, modern systems technology, and the option to select any of the two globally leading software solutions for networked and automated material flows in logistics and industrial production from a single source is unique in the market.”

This partnership allows prismat GmbH to enlarge its portfolio with the elements of plant engineering, control technology and retrofit. “Thus, we can even better satisfy the demands of existing customers in these fields, and act as their central partner for intralogistics,” says Managing Director Fin Geldmacher. “Moreover, the partnership strengthens the advancement of our Stuttgart branch office,“ adds Lars Gregor, also Managing Director at prismat.

Connecting automated warehouse systems to control and management software forms the basis for modern intralogistics processes, thus securing decisive competitive advantages for companies in commerce and industry. The partnership between viastore SYSTEMS and prismat means that the total package of modern warehouse systems using the expert software viadat as well as integrated warehouse systems featuring sustainably configured SAP solutions will both be made available to the market. In the future, viastore SOFTWARE GmbH will focus even more strongly on sales, implementation, and support of viadat solutions.

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