DHC Company Profile

Consulting and software company
DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants

DHC AG Schweiz DHC GmbH Deutschland


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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16. April
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. April
SAP QM Online Info Day

Boost your Quality Management

On the topic of “Integrated QMS”, the SAP partners, DHC and SSE, will present current concepts and use cases at the online info day on 28 April 2021.

23. April
Webinar (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Deployment Options for Life Sciences (Cloud vs. On-Premise)

This webinar looks at the different SAP S/4HANA deployment options from the perspective of regulatory requirements in life sciences.

28. April
Online Info Day

Digitalisation of the computerised systems validation (CSV)

In this CSV online info day, we explain the characteristics, possibilities and challenges of digital validation.

30. April
Webinar (in German)

Using SAP Fiori Apps for QM in ECC 6.0

This webinar will introduce SAP Fiori Apps for QM and how they can be integrated into an SAP system that has not yet been converted to S/4HANA.

06. Mai
Webinar (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 projektraum36

07. Mai
Webinar (in German)

IT Compliance Framework – Your key to digital validation

Presentation of the structure and essential contents of the IT Compliance Framework and description of the possibilities of use.

11. Juni
Webinar (in German)

QM implementation as part of the digitalisation strategy at Medartis AG

Learn how we have optimised important core QM processes in the course of digitising production and introduced them on the basis of SAP QM.

25. Juni
German Webinar

Which QM functionalities does S/4HANA 2020 offer and which not?

Free webinar about the standardized DHC method for software evaluation using the example of QM in S/4HANA.

09. Juli
Webinar (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.

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.