Project Methodology

A Standardised Project Methodology for Success

Feasibility studies

Complex SAP projects often start with a feasibility study which evaluates project risks and serves as the foundation for later SAP implementations - even during day-to-day business. Dematic also analyses customer requests to make recommendations concerning SAP EWM versus SAP LES.

SAP logistics consultation 

Expertise in developing logistics solutions in combination with excellent knowledge of industry specific business processes and well-founded SAP know how characterise the high level of Dematic’s SAP logistics consultation. For existing facilities, we support you in process optimisation and re-design.

Business blueprint

The business blueprint is the detailed specification of your requirements. Your processes are initially recorded and analysed. Together with you we will then determine how the processes and functions are to be mapped to the new system and which actions are required for implementation. In the blueprint, this is documented in writing.


For automated warehouses we create a 3D emulation of your warehouse architecture. Changes in your processes can be tested quickly against the emulation, and first ground tests (or mass tests, or tests with huge amounts of virtual stock and moving items) can be performed before commissioning on site. Consequently, on-site commissioning time is reduced, errors are avoided, and risk is minimised.


The implementation of your requirements starts once the details are clarified. The precise clarification of details in the previous business blueprint phase saves implementation time and allows adjustments during ongoing operations. In principle, realisation is carried out with the aim of using the SAP standard. If additional developments are still necessary, they must be implemented by Dematic standard development guidelines.

Test phase

Dematic focuses on an adequate trial period to ensure the quality of the project. The necessary tests are carried out in several successive steps:

  • Single function test
  • FAT (Factory Acceptance Test)
  • Load test
  • Integration test
  • Installation test


Dematic takes over the complete migration of legacy systems and carries out all necessary steps for enterprises which would like to shift their existing logistics systems to SAP EWM or SAP LES. Our vast experience, gathered in many projects, allows a seamless changeover during ongoing operation. Normally a parallel operation is not necessary.

Integration of sub-systems 

As one of the clear leaders in logistics automation, Dematic has special expertise in connecting sub-systems. Dematic strictly keeps up with standards, so that the system is open to later changes.

Training and information

Information events and training are very important for the users, particularly with regard to modernisation projects. Acceptance of a new solution can be increased considerably by early information events and by tuning up the installation faster after commissioning.

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