Healthcare Model Company: The efficient way to an SAP® EWM solution

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Have you decided on an SAP® IT strategy but are feeling less than enthusiastic about a long specifications phase? If so, you’re in the right place. With our Healthcare Model Company, we offer preconfigured, installation-ready and end-to-end software modules that broaden the SAP® standard and are tailored to the special requirements of the healthcare sector.

Your benefit? Take advantage of our detailed process know-how, honed and perfected through long-term customer partnerships in the healthcare sector. This includes more than 700 installations across the globe, including large companies such as Alliance Healthcare, McKesson, ABCD, Phoenix, Noweda or Sanacorp as well as local healthcare specialists.


Healthcare Value Chain
Solutions for the entire Healthcare Value Chain

With our Healthcare Model Company, we have a framework that already includes your processes. Working together, we find out what you need beyond the framework and then implement these requirements rapidly. Through this joint effort, your key users get their hands on the SAP® EWM system early on. This saves you time and costs, reducing the risk from the start.

Gerald Lassau, KIS
Gerald Lassau
Managing Director KNAPP IT Solutions GmbH

Project management according to the SAP ACTIVATE principle

  • Discover: This phase lets you get acquainted with the SAP functions provided
  • Prepare: Based on our expertise and years of experience in the healthcare sector, we suggest reference processes. These include specific requirements from pre-wholesale, pharmaceutical wholesale and online pharmacies – whatever fits your business model.
  • Explore: Using a fit-gap analysis, we determine together which processes are missing and which modules can be rounded out
  • Realize: During this phase, we configure the software and implement developments. Using emulation and simulation models and working with our customers, we can test all the processes without a real warehouse. This minimizes the testing and ramp-up phases of the logistics system and keeps the project risk to a minimum
  • Deploy and run: During all of project management, you work closely together with our implementation team until everything is running like clockwork
  • 24/7 Service Desk: After startup, our Service Desk provides you with support, 24/7 in ongoing operation

End-to-end SAP® solution

Profit from an end-to-end SAP® solution with direct integration of the subordinate systems and use of KNAPP building blocks – proven software modules in SAP® technology.

Die Grafik zeigt drei verschiedene Ebenen. Die oberste Ebene ist das SAP® ERP System. Es ist ein weißes Feld mit dem Text SAP® ERP sowie dem Logo von SAP im linken Eck. Die Ebene darunter ist ein gelbes Feld und bildet die nächste Softwareebene unter SAP® ERP. Im linken Eck befindet sich wieder das Logo von SAP und im rechten Eck das Logo von KNAPP. Dazwischen steht der Text SAP® EWM by KNAPP und SAP® EWM by MFS by KNAPP. Am unteren Rand des Feldes ist ein Textblock, der die KNAPP Building Blocks darstellt. In der dritten und letzten Ebene sind die Maschinen als Icons dargestellt, die durch die obere Ebene (SAP® EWM MFS by KNAPP) gesteuert werden. Diese sind der OSR Shuttle™, ein Paletten- und Behälterfördersystem und ein Roboter. Außerhalb des Feldes befinden sich noch die Icons für einen Computer, einen Drucker und ein RF-Terminal, die auch an die Softwarelandschaft angebunden sind. Das gelbe Feld ist eine grafische Darstellung der Healthcare Model Company, die bereits alle wichtigen Kernprozesse vom Wareneingang über die produktgerechte Lagerung und Qualitätskontrolle bis zum Warenausgang, konfiguriert in einer Art und Weise, wie sie in der Pharmabranche benötigt werden, beinhaltet sowie die dafür notwendigen KNAPP Building Blocks.
Die Healthcare Model Company ist nur eine von mehreren Möglichkeiten für die Einführung von SAP® EWM in unserem Leistungsportfolio mit SAP® EWM by KNAPP.

Opportunities for you beyond the KNAPP Healthcare Model Company in an SAP® EWM environment

  • Spot consulting and safeguarding: Through SAP® EWM spot consulting, we help you to optimize existing or ongoing EWM implementations . And even if you are implementing your solution with another EWM partner, we can still help you with safeguarding.
  • Automation and integration: We work with you in expansion projects for automation and integration in existing SAP® EWM solutions.
  • Retrofit: We offer retrofit projects when replacing non-SAP® WMS or WCS systems.
  • Greenfield: Start a new project with us using SAP® EWM including MFS.
  • Template and rollout: Working together with you, we create the template and help you roll it out internationally. Gain the profit from our extensive experience rolling out SAP® EWM.

As our implementation partner, KNAPP has optimally mapped all processes according to our requirements including the sub-systems in use. The intensive support and sharing of knowledge ranging from the development phases through to the test phases and successful startup were crucial for us. 

Portrait von Lukas Röbl, Leitung Prozessmanagement und Projektleiter SAP® EWM Voigt
Lukas Röbl
Head of Process Management and Project Manager for SAP® EWM at Voigt

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Margit Wögerer
Healthcare Solutions
Margit handles a variety of topics in our blog to do with healthcare. Her stories and interviews provide an inspiring view into the world of intelligent logistics solutions for healthcare, covering everything from production to distribution to patients.


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About KNAPP IT Solutions

KNAPP IT Solutions GmbH has been the KNAPP group’s SAP® EWM (Extended Warehouse Management) expert since 2012. As an official SAP partner, over 100 SAP® EWM specialists at KNAPP provide all the services involved in the conception, implementation, testing, installation and support (including 24/7 Service Desk) of SAP® EWM. This also includes MFS for greenfield and retrofit projects, integrating automation solutions by KNAPP and third-party suppliers.