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Laurens Spethmann Holding AG & Co. KG
Controlling/Information Technology Department

Industry: Food
Headquarters: Seevetal

Initial Situation

The family-owned company LSH (Laurens Spethmann Holding) unites well-known brands of the food industry from the business segments “Bars”, “Sweeteners”, “Cereals” and “Tea”, in the latter segment the traditional company is the third largest manufacturer in Europe.

An existing reporting landscape based on a Microsoft SQL Server was to be replaced with the help of SAP technology due to the future SAP strategy. The existing sales planning solution was also to be replaced by a new application.


Design of a future-proof landscape for company-wide reporting and planning solutions. Introduction of standard reporting in the areas of finance, controlling and sales, as well as implementation of a new sales planning solution.


  • SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA (Data Warehouse Technologie)
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platfom 4.2 (environment for collaboration and the provision of reporting and planning applications)
  • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for Microsoft Office (frontend for the use of the applications)
  • SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (implementation of sales planning)

Services and technologies used

  • Agile project implementation
  • With the proven technology based on SAP BW integrated planning, sales planning was developed
  • Based on SAP's best practices and cimt's experience, standard reporting was implemented in the areas of finance, controlling and sales in the SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA.


  • Provision of a central reporting and planning infrastructure
  • Replace existing, difficult-to-maintain reports with flexible reports based on best practices in the areas of finance, controlling, sales and purchasing
  • Improve end-user satisfaction through extensive analysis capabilities and modern Excel-based reporting and planning interfaces
  • Technical connection and integration of the BI legacy system
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