Amista chooses SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition as the core of their growth strategy

Case cover Amista




Antwerp, Belgium

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About our client

Not a customer case this time, but our own internal project! As a recognized SAP partner, Amista has always been convinced of the numerous benefits that SAP S/4HANA offers. Driven by an ambitious growth strategy, we sought to optimize our ERP system. The logical choice was SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition.

Streamlining operations for seamless growth

Before transitioning, our ERP landscape was fragmented. As Amista, we embarked on a mission to simplify data reporting and consolidation, centralize data, streamline processes, and establish a uniform workflow across our organization. SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition, a modern SaaS platform, emerged as the ideal solution, perfectly meeting our needs and aligning with our ambitious growth plans. With this new system implemented, we will seamlessly integrate future acquisitions into our operations.


Prior to the transition, Amista’s ERP landscape was fragmented, hindering data reporting, consolidation, and process streamlining. We aimed to simplify data management, centralize processes, and implement uniform workflows across the organization.

Why SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition?

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition offers a full native cloud solution, providing flexibility and hypermodernity. It allows for a full company structure with financial consolidation.

Main reasons and benefits:

  • Reduction of workload for the finance department, enabling focus on output.
  • Native cloud foundation eliminates the need for server investments.
  • SAP’s continuous investment ensures future-proofing.
  • Multi-company setup facilitates real-time consolidation and reporting.
  • Regular upgrades keep the system at the forefront of innovation.
  • Daily usage enhances expertise and market positioning.
Amista project team

How did we do it?

Given the quality of our offerings at Amista, we’ve opted to leverage and seamlessly integrate them with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. Our team has managed to bring a fully new ERP live within three months. How did we do it? We started from the standard best practices offered by SAP and by applying the ‘SAP Activate Methodology‘. The Baseline Activation Service enabled us to quickly establish the foundation and proceed with further steps such as configuration, training, and integrating our applications using the BTP platform.

To streamline the processing, approval, and archival of Purchase Invoices, we’ll implement Recomatics, our proprietary solution for Intelligent Document Processing. Additionally, for personnel planning and time tracking, we’ll employ the Amista Planning tool, which, with some modifications, can be scaled across the organization.

First and foremost, the implementation has significantly alleviated the current and future workload of the finance department. Since then, our employees can primarily focus on output rather than manual data entry. Additionally, the native cloud infrastructure ensures that the system is platform-independent and accessible via a web browser, leading to more efficient implementation, upgrade, and growth processes.

Karin Savooy, CFO at Amista

Operational efficiency and growth

Amista aims for rapid growth, supported by robust operations and procedures, recognizing the importance of professionalism and efficiency. The implementation of S/4HANA, utilizing SAP’s native cloud solution, provides a solid IT infrastructure. This enables us to expand our business operations effortlessly, add more users, and enhance functionalities without being hindered by infrastructure limitations.

Positive impact

All branches will be integrated within S/4HANA, resulting in streamlined business processes, elimination of silos, and increased efficiency. Additionally, repetitive tasks and workflows will be automated, allowing employees to focus on value creation. The centralization of data also positively impacts customer service, leading to higher customer satisfaction and retention. Despite the initial investment, the transition will yield long-term savings through reduced error margins and more efficient resource utilization.

While most employees will only notice minor differences in time registration and planning, the finance department will experience significant benefits. For them, the migration from nine separate systems to an integrated platform represents a substantial improvement. The shorter reporting cycle also allows them to spend more time on in-depth analyses.


The implementation of S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition has led to improved operational efficiency and cost savings. This not only aids in achieving our growth ambitions but also strengthens our competitive position.

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