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In 2007 two prominent SAP specialists, Sven Grasse and Michael Fuhrmann, joined forces to found GF-Partners, a consultancy specialising in SAP BI solutions.
Internationally active we apply our specialist expertise and constant passion in developing bespoke SAP BI solutions for our customers.
In close cooperation with them and with the SAP SE development centre, we design and emplace trail-blazing implementations, efficient end-to-end solutions and complete SAP BI strategies, and in this way achieve long-term sustainability.
Our motto is: “No such thing as ‘no can do’!” You’ll see that our benchmarks speak for themselves!
For this I vouche with my name.
Your Sven Grasse
GF-Partners is partner and “preferred supplier” of SAP in the area of Business Intelligence. Additionally is GF-Partners part of the german SAP user group DSAG and active in the area of IBM Cognos / TM1 in order to complete its Business Intelligence portfolio.
The constantly growing range of offers from service providers and software solutions in the SAP BI area is increasingly difficult for companies to follow due to the complexity of the market. Complex corporate working processes and associated requirements will become even more extensive in the future. It is easy to lose sight of the big picture.
Developments in the SAP BI area that focus on tool sets in particular are becoming increasingly important in implementing all SAP BI tools and options across platforms to boost results. Based on this, it is even more essential that we know today what tomorrow will bring. We have learned this through experience as a long-standing partner to the SAP BI development department. Only those who understand business in the present will be able to master the demands of the future.
Our individual SAP BI solutions will help you better understand your company and pinpoint its complex structures, and will actively prepare you for the difficult decisions ahead. We will help you take advantage of and expand on SAP BI in all its far-reaching aspects. We will support you over the long term in making the right decisions and, above all, in getting the results you want. We clear the way for an optimised SAP BI solution for our clients and have the right answer for your questions.
GF-Partners grows continuosly and has currently world-wide 20 employees. We would like to introduce some of them. You want to be part of the team? Here you can get to our job offerings
GF-Partners has worked together successfully with many international companies. We are used to high demands and challenging requirements. Our references speak for themselves:
Development and implementation of data-models in IBM Cognos TM1 in order to support planning and reporting processes. The front-end interaction for the end-users was done in MS Excel with integrated forms and reports.
GF-Partners concentrated on the implementation of BPC at Bosch. This was a big challenge, but due to the strong expertise also in this area, GF-Partners was able to succeed here once again. This project acts as one the reference projects in the area of BPC together with SAP.
GF-Partners was evaluating the current MAP solution at Clarks. A transparent and strong review with the direct aim of implementing improvements lead to a challenging project.
The long term experience was very well appreciated and respected. The improvement proposals as well as the first implementations especially in the context of “best preactice” implementations, could completely convince Clarks.
GF-Partners works closely together with ECCO in the area of Merchandise & Assortment Planning (MAP). The first version is launchned successfully and was in use by the end-users world-wide in order to fill their stores with the respective articles. The planning application covers a wide range from budget planning to assortment planning.
The intuitive usability, the high performance and flexibility were reasons that could convince the users. This is being stressed by a joined attendance at the SAPSA Impuls conference in Stockholm with the topic “Integrated Planning”. Have a look at our Events section to get som impressions.
Gf-Partners had been engaged by Ericsson in the role of a “Trusted Advisor”. Gf-Partners has reviewed the existing implementation and not only fine tuned, but extended the current solution in order to be enhanced for user-experience, performance and functionality.
Gf-Partners looks forward to a new phase of development with Ericson and help realize their new requirements.
In cooperation with the SAP BI Integrated Planning product management team, GF-Partners implemented a rolling forecasting planning solution for a leading food company based on SAP NetWeaver 7.X.
The highly complex requirements, and the need for a very dynamic planning model, resulted in the selection of BI Integrated Planning as the planning tool of choice.
The Excel user-interface and the functionalities provided by SAP software were judged to be the most appropriate combination to meet the expectations of the end-users.
GF-Partners lead the design approach as well the execution. The cooperation with SAP lead to a very flexible and easy to use application for the end-users.
A long established cooperation lead to a “Trusted Advisor” role for GF-Partners at Alcan. We fulfill our role by performing reviews, conceptual approaches and optimizations of existing applications. This role needs a high trust level and strong Know-How skills, which we are able to demonstrate over and over again.
Thanks to our acknowledged experience and high know-how skills are we mostly active at Straumann for special topics like optimizations of existing applications and solutions. Additionally are we performing reviews and showing new concepts in order to continously provide a stable and sustainable system. Those concept approaches and advises based on our reviews are mostly also executed by us as the quick-wins are highly appreciated.
GF-Partners develops a Merchandise Financial and WSSI (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake) solution for Triumph. Thanks to our strong competences in the process as well as technical implementation area, Triumph wanted us to realize this solution.
“GF-Partners supported Triumph in a very skilled and professional way to define our future Merchandise Planning process and solution requirements. With their profound technical expertise they were efficiently able to build and test the designed solution in BW-IP together with our internal experts and support the pilot country go-live. We are looking forward to the global roll-out now .”
Global Business Partner –Supply Chain & Planning
A close collaboration with Daimler as a direct supplier forms the daily work. The upcoming challenges are being solved with a strong team spirit as well as a highly recognised expertise and love for details in our implementations. This way we are able to not only convince the Daimler IT department but as well the business divisions.
GF-Partners is active in the retail as well as in the wholesales area of Esprit. A strong and long-term partnership is crucial for a trustful cooperation and shows once again, that the expertise of GF-Partners and the close relationship to SAP are highly recognized.
HEMA itself is an international retail organisation with stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France and Germany. Customer-friendly and with a unique profile, HEMA distinguishes itself from other retailers by selling its own brand. In addition, HEMA develops its own assortment and likes to surprise customers with timely offers of products for daily use. HEMA products are typically convenient, practical and attractive and of good quality.
HEMA is a centrally managed company. It consists of the Headquarters, the Bakery, the Distribution Centre and Sales. In total HEMA has approximately 10,000 employees.
With the WSSI in SAP Planning for Retail we implemented together with GF Partners, we have been able to control our stock levels and intakes in the Fashion division, resulting in higher sell through rates and lower end of season stocks. By automating the loading of data and setting up a standard process, our planners now can spend their time on creating right plans on weekly basis, instead of spending time on loading data and setting up queries.
Jan Daan van Erven Dorens
Manager Integrated Merchandise Planning
Assortment Planning implementation with a team of SAP and GF-Partners consultants
GF-Partners implements a Forecast Solution for Siemens Energy in Berlin. Based on the high competence and know-how GF-Partners has to offer Siemens Energy decided to implement a Forecast Solution based on SAP Integrated Planning with GF-Partners.
GF-Partners has developed a special relationship with SAP product development and our mutual aim is to “bring the best results to the customer!”
SAP has made use of GF-Partners skills in the areas of consulting, education, pre-sales, support and product development.
We believe we have demonstrated to SAP, and our customers, that we can achieve considerable benefits from this collaboration.
GF-Partners experience and expertise with SAP BI in our Retail and CPG customers makes them an ideal partner for the implementation of SAP BI planning and reporting in these sectors.
Business Development Manager
Retail Merchandise Planning and Assortment Solutions SAP EMEA & India
GF-Partners ist mit seinen auf sehr hohem Level ausgebildeten Mitarbeitern und mit deren guten Kontakten zu der SAP Beratung und Standardentwicklung für jedes Projekt eine Bereicherung. Die proaktive und vorausschauende Herangehensweise an Problemstellungen ist stets zielführend und außerordentlich ergiebig. Somit kann ich die Zusammenarbeit sowohl als direkten Partner als auch in Kooperation mit der SAP Beratung unbedingt weiterempfehlen.
Area Manufacturing, SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG
Our technical capability and flexibility when implementing very complex requirements convinced Roche to engage GF-Partners as a solution provider.
GF-Partners developed enhancements to SAP standard in the web environment. GF-Partners also introduced new innovation to the Excel front-end which helped improve the acceptance of the implementation for the end-users.
Sustainability a crucial factor in order to get the best results in the future. gf-partners role of a “trusted advisor” results in reliability, sustainability and especially trust in a strong partnership for Roche.
GF-Partners is to us a reliable and flexible business partner. With their highly professionell consultants and their close relationship to SAP, we were able to to successfully implement many projects over the years. We recommend the collaboration with GF-Partners as a direct business partner!
Head, Global SAP BI Competence Center
gf-partners implemented a weekly rolling forecast planning model for all business areas of Volvo AB. The planning model simplified the execution of the end-to-end forecasting process by seamlessly integrated with Volvo’s consolidation system.
The appealing web based front-end and the easy-to-use layouts resulted in a fast acceptance of this tool by the end-users. The “end user experience” was critical to the success of the project.
Additional planning functionalities developed by gf-partners demonstrated to Volvo our expert BI skills and imaginative design approach.
GF-Partners is looking for SAP BI and Senior SAP BI Consultants.
If you are looking for a real challenge, to work in a team of experts and would like to expand your expertise faster than the market average, then we are the right address. Besides higher than market average payment, you have the chance to have an impact on the development of the company and its growth.