Live Online Training der ECA Academy

SAP: Validation and
GMP Compliance

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

SAP S/4HANA has been launched in 2015 as the New Intelligent ERP system. The software is available in both Cloud and Onprem edition. SAP S/4HANA is being called the biggest update to its ERP system in over two decades. Together with the shift to In-Memory database SAP HANA a new user interface (SAP Fiori) was introduced. One of the biggest changes is cloud deployment, parts of SAP Enterprise Architecture are now only available as public cloud software (e.g. SAPs Digital Manufacturing Cloud DMC). This has immense implications for deployment in the Life Sciences industry.
The mainstream maintenance for the predecessor products will end in 2027, and SAP has a strong presence in the Life Sciences industry with over 3800 customers. Owing to this timeline 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 Life Sciences customers (for On-prem and Cloud deployments) 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, 2nd Edition and 21 CFR Part 11.

You will learn:

  • How to validate SAP S/4HANA in a GMP environment
  • Which specific requirements should be taken into consideration in the CSV process
  • What problems could arise during validation and how to solve them
  • How to maintain the validated state of SAP with the least efforts

Date of the Live Online Training:

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 09.00 h – 18.00 h
Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 09.00 h – 17.30 h
All times mentioned are CET.


  • Andreas Busse, Carl Zeiss, Germany
  • Károly Földesi, SAP Deutschland, Germany
  • Christian Gasper, DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants, Germany
  • Stefan Hessel, Reusch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, Germany
  • Dr Anne Leutzgen, DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants, Germany
  • Thomas Pauly, DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants, Germany
  • Thomas Peter, Geistlich Pharma, Switzerland
  • Dr Wolfgang Schumacher, Formerly F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
  • Stefan Staub, DHC, Switzerland
  • Dr Laura Stopper, DHC Dr. Herterich & Consultants, GermanyElke Brodbeck, DHC AG

Target Group:

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

Technical Requirements:

ECA uses Webex for its live online training courses and webinars. At you will find all the information you need to participate in the events and you can check if your system meets the necessary requirements to participate. If the installation of browser extensions is not possible due to your rights in the IT system, please contact your IT department. Webex is a standard nowadays and the necessary installation is fast and easy.

Fees (per delegate, plus VAT)

ECA Members € 1,690
APIC Members € 1,790
Non-ECA Members € 1,890
EU GMP Inspectorates € 945
The conference fee is payable in advance after receipt of invoice.

Further information:


29. September
DHC web session (in German)

Public cloud solutions in the life sciences (opportunities & risks)

What should be considered when using public cloud systems with regard to GxP compliance and validation?

06. October
DHC web session (in German)

Qualification of IT infrastructure and cloud-based infrastructure

Implementation of the requirements for GxP-compliant operation of the IT infrastructure in accordance with ITIL and GAMP Good Practice Guide

12. October
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 deployment of S/4HANA.

20. October
DHC Websession

Test equipment management and maintenance in SAP S/4HANA

The availability and readiness for use of operating and testing equipment is becoming an important competitive factor for companies.

07. 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,

09. November
DHC & LSA Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Transformation and Validation in the Life Sciences Industry

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

17. November
DHC web session (in German)

Inspection planning and results recording in SAP S/4HANA

Web session on new apps for inspection planning and results recording in SAP S/4HANA.

24. November
DHC web session (in German)

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


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