Your expert for SAP, QM and
GxP Compliance in the
pharmaceutical and life science industry

SAP Life Sciences

Rely on the SAP S/4HANA specialists
for pharmaceuticals and medical technology!

SAP Life Sciences


The digital transformation and Industry 4.0
need new approaches to quality management.


GxP Compliance & CSV

With over 25 years of experience and a wealth of
sector-specific expertise – you can rely on DHC!

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SAP Life Sciences

As a SAP Silver Partner, we help you develop and complete the implementation strategy for your digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA by applying our best practices and over 25 years of experience in the life sciences sector.

SAP Life Sciences

SAP Quality Management

The digital transformation and Industry 4.0 need new approaches to quality management. We are the specialists for IT solutions that focus on quality management, quality assurance and quality control based on SAP QM.

SaP Qualitätsmanagement

GxP Compliance / CSV

Our experience in regulatory requirements for the life sciences sector dates back to 1996, and we offer process- and risk-based methods and best practices for IT compliance, and for the validation of computer-aided systems.

IT Compliance


For more than 25 years, the DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants Group with its two main locations in Saarbrücken (D) and Zurich (CH) has specialised in the implementation and software validation (CSV) in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Thanks to our work in this regulated environment, we are now seasoned specialists in the fields of quality management and GxP compliance. As a result, our field-tested and pre-configured solutions for quality control and quality assurance are now no longer restricted to the pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries, but are also used in other sectors such as manufacturing and automotive.

The know-how possessed by our eminently qualified DHC consultants characteristically offers a combination of process and industry expertise combined with proficiency in IT that also fully accounts for compliance requirements.

As a SAP Partner, we implement enterprise processes by drawing on SAP technology, which we have used as a basis for developing best practice solutions and templates.

This helps to significantly accelerate projects while also improving their quality. The design and implementation of our projects is process-oriented, so as to be able to guarantee maximum gains in terms of economic benefits.

To meet the stringent requirements for core processes in the life sciences (e.g. in Quality/IT Management, as well as in pharmaceutical enterprise logistics) and the underlying IT systems, we have always proceeded by developing our own, innovative solution strategies. Today, we are successfully applying the insights and solution competencies gained in this work to other sectors such as manufacturing and automotive.



Validation of software classified as medical device


Softwarevalidierung (CSV) und Sharing Economy


Quo vadis Softwarevalidierung?



  • Senior Anwendungsentwickler SAP ABAP (m/w)
    City: Saarbruecken, Freiburg (i. Br.) , Quota: full-time
    Start: immediate start
  • Senior Consultant SAP Solution Manager (m/w)
    City: Saarbrücken, Freiburg (i. Br.) , Quota: full-time
    Start: immediate start
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20. August
Webinar (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Implementation and Validation in Life Sciences

Find out what benefits the LSA approach offers you for the optimal, validated deployment of S/4HANA.

02. September
Webinar (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Transformation and Validation in Life Sciences

Learn everything about phases for the system transformation (system conversion) of an SAP ECC to S/4HANA with integrated validation.

30. September
Info Day (in German)

SAP Info Day: Integrated CAQ with QM Solutions from SAP and Partners

Register now for the free web session on the DHC customer project “Global Quality System with SAP QIM at Meyer Werft”!

09. November
Life Online Training

SAP: Validation and GMP Compliance (Live Online Training der ECA Academy)

Online training with speakers from DHC GmbH, organised by Concept Heidelberg on behalf of the ECA Academy,


SAP consulting, quality management and GxP compliance

Seminar “SAP: Validation and GMP Compliance”

SAP S/4HANA has been launched in 2015 as the new intelligent ERP system. The software is available as cloud edition and as onprem edition. SAP S/4HANA is being called the biggest update to its ERP system in over two decades. Together with the move to in-memory database SAP HANA a new user interface (SAP Fiori) was introduced. The mainstream maintenance for the predecessor products will end in 2025. Due to this time line a lot of SAP customers have already started the transformation journey to SAP S/4HANA or at minimum have initiated a pre-project.
How will all these technical and functional changes in the surrounding of SAP S/4HANA (user interface, in-memory database, different deployment types) impact the validation approach and the validation scope?
This ECA Live Online Training will provide comprehensive knowledge about how to validate SAP S/4HANA for new SAP customers as well as for installed base customers who are planning a system conversion. Expect two days full of shared best practices for the validation of SAP S/4HANA considering recent regulatory requirements like EU GMP Guide Annex 11, GAMP 5 and 21 CFR Part 11.


  • How to validate SAP S/4HANA in a GMP environment
  • Which specific requirements should be taken into consideration inhttps://www.gmp-compliance.org/training/gmp-course-conference/sap-validation-and-gmp-compliance the CSV process?
  • How to use SAP Solution Manager 7.2 as a validation platform?
  • What problems could arise during validation and how to solve them?
  • How to maintain the validated state of SAP with the least efforts?


Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 09.00 h – 18.00 h
Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 09.00 h – 17.00 h
All times mentioned are CET.


This Education Course is directed at experienced employees from

  • IT & IT Service Providers
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Production / Engineering

who have to deal with SAP S/4HANA in a healthcare environment


For our webinars, we use Cisco WebEx, one of the leading suppliers of online meetings. At https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html you can check if your system meets the necessary requirements for the participation at a WebEx meeting and at the same time install the necessary plug-in. Please just enter your name and email address for the test. If the installation is not possible because of your rights for the computer system, please contact your IT department. WebEx is a standard nowadays and the necessary installation is fast and easy.


ECA Members € 1,490
APIC Members € 1,590
Non-ECA Members € 1,690
EU GMP Inspectorates € 845
The conference fee is payable in advance after receipt of invoice




Our webinars are provided as a free service for DHC customers and potential customers.