Hochtief AG: Implementation of global Purchasing Control

Starting point

  • The customer wanted European-wide purchasing reporting and world-wide spend reporting
  • Relevant purchasing data was scattered over 10 SAP Clients and 4 miscellaneous ERP-Systems with SAP-BW 7.0


  • Analysis / Harmonisation of local purchasing processes
  • Analysis of the requirements through workshops / interviews
  • Conception of KPIs and the reporting dashboards
  • Technical implementation of the solution with SAP BW 7.0
  • Key-User Training
  • Supporting activities for data cleansing
  • After-Go-Live Support and application management


  • Implementation of an integrated purchasing control
  • Control and performance review of the Purchasing strategy
  • Essentially improved supplier management (Utilisation rate, liabilities, payment terms)
  • Improved position during negotiations with suppliers
  • Transparency of potential and actual savings
  • Transparency of purchasing processes and costs