Industry experts in your field

Industry expertise

BA Business Advice is the leading SAP implementation partner for the metals and foundry industries. With extensive industry knowledge and qualified experts, we offer customized solutions to meet the unique requirements of these industries. Our proven methodologies and best practices have already helped numerous companies achieve efficiency gains and competitive advantages. With us, you are optimally equipped for success in these industries.

Metal production and processing

Complex products and integrated processes

The metal industry


“The metal industry is characterized by complex products and integrated processes. Digitalization is expected by customers and suppliers, while at the same time increasing internal efficiency and offering opportunities to compensate for the shortage of skilled workers. Consistent and integrated processes accelerate the information and value chain.

SAP software, the industry expertise of BA Business Advice GmbH and our metal-specific solutions enable you to exploit this potential. Our solution covers your purchasing, including metal processing, as well as production and customer order processing. Metal-specific topics such as feature-based planning, variant configuration and certificate creation are fully integrated. Direct use of logistical data in controlling and financial accounting follows on from this. Indirect areas such as maintenance and quality management are also seamlessly integrated.

Take advantage of our experience in metal production and further processing. We advise customers in the steel and non-ferrous metal environment, in medium-sized companies and corporate environments.

Whether you want to implement a new ERP system or SAP S4/HANA transformation, whether you want to run your applications locally or in the cloud: We advise you and are happy to be your implementation partner. From solution design to operation.”

Hartwig Steenken Managing Director

Hartwig Steenken
Managing Director

Our SAP-based solution

SAP is the world’s most widely used ERP software. Special industry solutions, especially in the metal
in the metal industry, such as Mill Products, functions have been developed that meet the requirements
meet the requirements of these industries. Among other things, Mill Products has been integrated into S/4HANA Core.
This allows various wire and cable-specific requirements to be mapped, such as the
management of alternative units of measurement (meters and kilograms), the billing of drums, the
fast recording of characteristics in the sales document, metal processing and the management of individual
of individual items.
SAP also offers an open platform for integrating customers and suppliers. Since a
business partners work with SAP, these business processes can be designed seamlessly.
seamlessly. Scheduling agreement processing, order confirmations, shipping notifications according to VDA, X-invoices and
others can be processed via EDI. SAP is part of the Catena-X initiative.

Our BA.X Solutions

Over the past decades, we have developed many useful add-ons as part of our projects.
In order to make optimum use of the SAP standard objects and to map metal-specific processes, such as
such as the consistent use of characteristics in sales, production, purchasing and
controlling, the use of alternative units of measure (kg, meters, etc.) and in batch management
the inheritance of characteristics from parent coils to subsidiary coils, traceability, inventory management
and compaction according to materials, melts and dimensions, or the seamless integration of quality management.

  • BA.X Master Data Cockpit

    Handling of standards and specifications

    Central maintenance of material, work plan,
    test plan and parts list

  • BA.X – KUMIS Cockpit

    Simplified handling of classified
    customer material info records

  • BA.X Tool Management

    incl. cost calculation

  • BA.X – Batch Handling Cockpit

    Inventory overviews, quick entry
    of supplier batches, graphic warehouse
    warehouse control center

  • BA.X – PEX Rückmeldedialog mit

    BDE with material tracking functions

  • BA.X – Heat Treatment Cockpit

    Planning and implementation of heat treatments
    incl. subsystem connection
    (e.g. EBNER)

  • BA.X – Allocation Cockpit

    for input material for customer or production orders

  • BA.X – Weight and Pack

    with weighing/scale connection

  • BA.X – Inspection Lot Processing

    with multiple standardization and test result inheritance

  • BA.X – Process-Mail-Cockpit

    Sending documents directly from
    SAP, automatic translation

  • BA.X – Inventory Tool

    Efficient stocktaking of batch-managed

Your benefits

BA Business Advice GmbH offers a high-performance range of services
for the implementation or expansion of your SAP solution.


SAP for foundries

SAP for foundries

Whether single casting, small series or large series production, the penetration of SAP solutions in the foundry industry is constantly increasing.
Our foundry solution is characterized by its consistent data model. The material database, pattern management, molding shop, liquid phase and fettling shop are all based on one solution. This means you have order processing and commercial integration under control at all times.

Our customers are constantly adding value to cast parts. The heat treatment and mechanical processing processes can therefore also be mapped at any time. By merging production and quality assurance in SAP, our customers are able to continuously increase process reliability.

Range of functions

BA Business Advice GmbH’s customers include leading suppliers of steel, copper, aluminum and lead production. They operate converter steelworks including blast furnace operations or induction, cupola or electric furnaces. Our solutions are used for everything from campaign planning, raw material procurement and inventory management to production and quality control.

Depending on the complexity of the melting and casting processes, we rely on pure SAP solutions or the integration of metal-specific software. Our SAP add-ons for charging and certificate writing have been used successfully on the market for many years. Material catalogs, recycling material processing, ladle management and individual item tracking are further core functions of our range of services.

Contact person

Thorsten Walter
Sales Managerin
Tel.: +49 441 309006-0

Thorsten Walter SAP Service Manager BA Business Advice GmbH

Interested? Get in touch with us! We look forward to talking to you!