Success Stories

How our customers benefit from SmartChange


Automated and simple: Smart tool from REALTECH

ArianeGroup GmbH has been successfully using the continuously developed Transport Manager (now known as the SmartChange Transport Management module) since 2005. The customer had to manage a large number of transports, particularly in the SAP controlling modules, which was consequently time-consuming. “However, the SAP standard (STMS) offered rather rudimentary options for this; the REALTECH solution with its convenient automation options, on the other hand, appealed to us right from the start,” says the customer about the decision to opt for the REALTECH solution. The implementation of the lean add-on for SAP then also went quickly, conserved resources and without any notable problems. Since then, the solution has been stable and has made the customer’s working life easier. “In contrast to SolMan ChaRM, the REALTECH software, which has also greatly simplified the release and approval process for us, is small, fine and flexible.” REALTECH always provides the necessary updates for SAP releases shortly after they have been released – implementable quickly and without major downtimes. The customer says that in their daily work they also and above all benefit from the automatic overtaking check, the almost completely automated operation and the time-saving option for easily controllable system copies. The fact that the developer team can test their developments immediately also makes ArianeGroup’s work much easier. Customer’s conclusion: “All in all, a smart tool from REALTECH!”

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ArianeGroup GmbH

ArianeGroup is one of the world leaders in access to space, working for its institutional and commercial customers and Europe’s strategic independence.
Over nearly half a century, ArianeGroup has put Europe right at the head of the civil launcher market, holding the world’s top position for commercial launches to Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

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The STIHL Group develops, manufactures, and distributes outdoor power equipment for forestry, agriculture, landscaping, construction, and discerning consumers. The product range is complemented by digital solutions and services. The products are sold to end users through authorized servicing dealers and through STIHL’s own online shops, which are slated for international expansion in the years ahead. The STIHL Group’s sales network consists of 42 sales and marketing companies, approximately 120 importers, and more than 55,000 independent, authorized dealers in over 160 countries. The Group has manufacturing operations around the world in seven countries: Germany, the U.S., Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, China, and the Philippines. STIHL has been the world’s best-selling chainsaw brand since 1971.

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Cost savings by automating all software changes

Since 2002, REALTECH’s Transport Management is in use at ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. The SAP add-on, which can be implemented quickly and is easy to handle, automates all software changes within a complex, heterogeneous, multinational SAP landscape. This has not only led to direct and ongoing cost savings, but also to more efficient, transparent and secure SAP operations, both immediately and in the long term. Stephan Walter, IT Basic Technology Team at STIHL: “We can look back on a very good collaboration with short communication lines. Specific adjustments can also always be implemented quickly. We are continuing to rely on SmartChange Transport Management from REALTECH in our current SAP transformation process as well.”

C&A Services

Relieve of the SAP Basis teams by automated processes

“For several three-tier ABAP system landscapes, we have been using the Transport Manager (TM) for years”, explains Polina Klibanova, SAP Basis Administrator at C&A Services. “With the conversion to SAP S/4HANA, we wanted to connect the new systems to the TM as well.” The advantages are obvious: automated processes relieve the SAP Basis teams, overtakers and collisions are avoided, while all transports are traceable and documented in an audit-proof manner.


With more than 1,400 stores and around 31,000 employees in 18 European countries, C&A is one of the leading fashion companies in Europe.

C&A Services is the company’s central IT service provider in Europe.

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Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG

As one of the most important players in the global travel retail market, Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG operates Duty Free and Travel Value Shops, brand boutiques and concept stores managed under license at international airports, as well as stores at border crossings and on board cruise ships. It also supplies airports, airlines, ferry and cruise ships as well as border stores worldwide with a constantly growing range of international branded goods.

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Gebr. Heinemann

Transparent, efficient and secure SAP changes

Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG uses the SmartChange Transport Management module in a complex SAP landscape with about 40 SAP instances. The customer sees the great added value in the fact that the software enables him to centrally control authorizations and, in particular, project-related transports in a simplified manner. This creates transparency, increases efficiency and security of SAP changes, and thus reduces costs. Another plus for the customer acquired in 2013: “The REALTECH solution is also indispensable for system copies.”

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