ADB SAFEGATE: digital transformation with S/4HANA Cloud

ADB SAFEGATE builds smart solutions for airports, from landing to departure. Mergers and acquisitions increased the urgency to streamline company cultures, processes and technical systems. With offices all over the world, the company needed a solid, global and flexible IT system.


  • 360° end-to-end solution with standardized processes in all departments
  • Consolidated, clear and integrated reporting
  • Focus on standardized business processes
  • One of the first roll-outs of SAP S/4HANA Cloud on a global level

Solution brief

ADB SAFEGATE opted for both S/4HANA and C/4HANA Service & Sales to support global CRM processes and field services, integrated with the back end via SAP Cloud Platform and various other peripheral applications, such as SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Concur, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Fiori for custom applications. TheValueChain assisted with the entire digital transformation project, from developing a global process template to harmonising the master data.


Thanks to the combination of SAP tools, ADB SAFEGATE realized a 360° end-to-end solution with standardized processes in all departments, from purchasing to R&D, production, transport, warehouse management, project follow-up, after-sales service and finance. Consolidated, clear and integrated reporting for all stakeholders was crucial. ADB SAFEGATE was one of the first to roll out an SAP S/4HANA Cloud project of that magnitude on a global scale for all lines of business.

Quality and compliance

German Gründlichkeit was one reason why ADB SAFEGATE selected SAP, as quality and compliance with international standards are crucial. Some production sites already had SAP ECC 6.0.

"With S/4 HANA public cloud, we invest in one ERP for a global company. It will support our business growth and integrate standard end-to-end processes in a compliant and future-proof design. We needed an experienced partner to guide us through the maze of SAP technologies and business practices. TheValueChain was an obvious choice."

Anne de Vleeschauwer, Director IT Business Systems, ADB SAFEGATE


  • Better integration of tools and processes on the enterprise level
  • Streamlined and clear financial reports
  • SAP CRM supports complex sales processes
  • Forecasting tool optimally supports the five-year sales cycle
  • Always up-to-date with the latest innovations thanks to SAP Cloud
  • Lower total cost of ownership in the long run

Solution offering

  • S/4HANA Cloud
  • C/4HANA Cloud for Service & Sales (including CPQ)
  • SAP Concur & SuccessFactors
  • SAP Cloud Platform (WebIDE, Integration...)
  • SAP intelligent RPA
  • SAP Machine Learning Applications
  • SAP Analytics Cloud

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