DHC Company Profile

Consulting and software company
DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants

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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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23. September
LSA Webinar (in German)

Mobile defects recording and deviation management in SAP S/4HANA

We will show you the apps available in the SAP standard for recording errors and deviations.

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”!

07. Oktober
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.

15. Oktober
Webinar (in German)

VxP, the cloud-based Validation Platform for the Life Sciences

With VxP, DHC offers a cloud-based validation platform to accelerate validation processes and digitalise documentation.

22. Oktober
Webinar (in German)

Test equipment management and monitoring

Presentation of the test equipment management integrated in SAP with all functions for the company-wide management of operational test equipment.

04. November
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.

26. November
Webinar (in german)

APQP, FMEA and PLP with QM solutions from SAP (SAP QM)

Presentation of the various SAP tools for mapping APQP and presentation of SAP PPM, FMEA, control plan, inspection plan and quality notification

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,


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