DHC Company Profile

Consulting and software company
DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants


For more than 25 years, the DHC Consulting Group with its two main locations in Saarbrücken (D) and Zurich (CH) has specialised in the implementation and validation of SAP systems in the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology. . The experience we have gained from a wide range of successful consulting projects combined with our deep process knowledge now makes us one of the leading SAP consulting partners for topics related to the life sciences.

These also include in particular the sector-specific requirements for GxP Compliance and the validation of computer systems. We are deeply familiar with the relevant regulatory frameworks (e.g. 21 CFR, EU GMP, MDR, IVDR, etc.) and guidelines (e.g. GAMP 5).

We also offer modern concepts and solutions for quality management based on the SAP solutions QM and QIM that can be used with companies in any industry. Thanks to our long experience, we know which QM models can be implemented with SAP technologies and the benefits that integrated quality management systems can bring to your business.

For all of our DHC consulting areas, we have developed our own methods, approaches and templates. Where necessary, these are then supplemented by technical DHC solutions based on DHC VISION or SAP Solution Manager, for example. This helps to significantly accelerate projects while also improving their quality – as can be seen from our long list of references and successful regulatory and customer audits.




Dr. Rudi Herterich Founder and Managing Director

Dr Rudi Herterich studied materials science at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg, followed by business administration at RWTH Aachen. He gained his initial professional experience as an engineer working in the Quality Assurance lab at Vegla Vereinigte Glaswerke GmbH in Aachen. He then moved to the Institute for Industrial Management (FIR) as a research assistant whilst also completing his business administration studies at RWTH Aachen. In 1988, he moved to the Institute for Business Informatics headed by Prof. A.-W. Scheer in Saarbrücken. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1992, he took up a position at IDS Scheer, where he led the ‘CAPISCE’ project: together with the Walldorf-based SAP AG, this gave rise to the PP-PI industry solution. He formed DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants GmbH in Saarbrücken in 1996 and DHC AG in Zurich in 1998.

Dr. Rudi Herterich

Matthias Bothe Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager

Matthias Bothe studied business engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern. From 1991 to 2001 he occupied a number of positions in the IDS Scheer Group, the last being a director at ESCATE AG. He was previously a member of the extended management team at IDS Scheer AG, where he held global responsibility for the consulting area of Supply Chain Management.

Matthias Bothe, DHC GmbH


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28. Januar
Web session (in German)

Validation of SAP S/4HANA on-premise and Private Cloud Edition

The webinar looks at the validation requirements for SAP S/4HANA on-premise vs. cloud systems.

04. Februar
Web session (in German)

UDI: Implementing global requirements with the right strategy and software

Implementation of the UDI requirements based on the SAP Cloud Platform with the UDI Platform of p36

10. Februar
Web session (in German)

Your journey to the secure Microsoft Cloud for Pharma, Medical Technology and Biotech

Overview of the key success factors for security on the path of regulated companies to the Microsoft Cloud

11. Februar
Web session (in German)

New ISPE GAMP® Good Practice Guide: Enabling Innovation

What does the new ISPE Guide mean for Computer System Validation (CSV) or Computer Software Assurance (CSA)?

18. Februar
Web session (in German)

QM in S/4HANA – Example of an integrated LIMS in a Customer Project

Presentation of the quality-relevant processes of a LIMS in a customer project with the help of SAP QM as an integrated overall solution.

10. März
Web session (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.


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