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PROMOS consult supports Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH in implementing a new IT system

PROMOS consult, the specialist for software solutions in the real estate industry, has extensively updated the ERP system at BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH (BIM) and upgraded it to the latest ERP version, SAP® S/4 HANA.

In addition, PROMOS supported BIM with implementation on new hardware. Thanks to the update, the federal state-owned company, which manages around 4,500 properties in and around Berlin, benefits from faster execution times and new accounting functions. The entire IT upgrade, including test phases and employee training, was completed within four months.

“Innovative companies recognise the potential of an IT upgrade at an early stage. We are pleased to have found in Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH a long-term partner who is always open to significant increases in efficiency like those provided by the new SAP® S/4 HANA,” says Jens Kramer, CEO of PROMOS consult. The S/4 HANA release that came out in 2015 is the fourth generation of the SAP® Business Suite. Its key elements are the HANA in-memory database (which has been enhanced with additional functions), the updated, browser-oriented user interface Fiori as well as functional Fiori applications such as Simple Finance. “An IT system upgrade is a major system change that affects all of our 450 employees. With its many years of project and market experience, the PROMOS team ensured swift technical execution and smooth implementation in everyday working life,” explains Heiko Kropp, team leader for system management at BIM.

A three-system landscape was used to provide the new ERP without any data losses or complications. PROMOS initially transferred the entire system to a test area that functioned as an experimental platform parallel to the ongoing ERP system. During two-week test phases, any errors that arose could be resolved without affecting operating processes. Before the go-live, an additional system was installed to provide quality assurance. The live ERP thus has two different backup copies (sandboxes) in the background. The three-system landscape will also be used as the operational framework for system updates in the future. As part of the update, the PROMOS.GT solution library, with its individual elements, was also upgraded to the latest version, which has been adapted to S/4 HANA.

PROMOS has been working as an IT consultant for BIM for a number of years. Most recently, PROMOS supervised the integration of the previously independent Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin into BIM’s ERP landscape. In this process, the non-SAP software used by Liegenschaftsfonds was integrated into BIM’s SAP®-based system.

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