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

Studied materials science, specialising in glass / ceramics at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg, business administration at RWTH Aachen University and doctorate at the Institute for Business Informatics at Saarland University in the field of process-oriented, decentralised production control. Founder, main shareholder and Managing Director of DHC and Chairman of the Board of Directors of DHC AG in Zurich.

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

Carsten Buri CEO and Director Sales & Marketing, DHC Switzerland

Carsten Buri studied industrial engineering at the Saarland University of Applied Sciences. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as a consultant for DHC in Germany. In 2006, he moved here to the area of sales or business development. In 2013, he started as Director Sales and Marketing at DHC AG in Switzerland and has been Managing Director at the Zurich location since 2022.

Carsten Buri


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18. April
DHC web session (in German)

Lab IT Compliance using the example of the validation of a CDS

Challenges of laboratory IT compliance and software validation using the example of the validation of a chromatography data system (CDS)

18. April
DHC & LSA web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA implementation and validation in the life sciences industry

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

19. April
DHC web session (in German)

Integrated LIMS with QM in SAP S/4HANA

The web session gives an overview of the different QM functions in SAP and their integration into logistics.

23. April
DHC Websession

Validation as part of the SAP S/4HANA greenfield implementation at Incepta Pharmaceuticals, Bangladesh

Learn more about the greenfield implementation and validation of SAP S/4HANA at Incepta Pharmaceuticals.

26. April
DHC web session (in German)

Validation of Microsoft Dynamics 365

What validation requirements arise when using Microsoft Dynamics 365 in a regulated environment.

03. May
DHC & LSA web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA transformation and validation in the life sciences industry

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

14. June
DHC web session (in German)

Cyber Security – Winning the marathon!

Find out more about cyber security in a regulated environment and why it should be a top priority!

05. July
DHC web session (in German)

Lab IT compliance using the example of the validation of a laboratory information management system (LIMS)

System landscape in the testing laboratory and validation of a laboratory information management system (LIMS)


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