Is your company using SAP and are you looking for advice and support in one of these areas?

  • You want to convert to S/4HANA securely and with near-zero-downtime?
  • You want to optimize your SAP storage costs and improve the performance of your systems?
  • You want to be able to both shut down legacy systems and quickly access historical data?
  • You want to optimize your system landscape due to a reorganization, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), carve-outs or divestitures?
  • You want to make more out of your data and use SAP data for innovative data science applications such as Machine Learning and AI?

If these and similar topics are on your agenda, you are in the right place.

Our Mission

Not only do we move data to the next level: We grow with the people and organizations we work with.
With an understanding of complex situations, appreciation and teamwork, we can deliver new and surprising solutions.
Our honest advice, the people and our cando attitude ensure transparency, trust and security.
like a good friend, we respect your needs. And as friends we can talk openly and honestly, celebrating successes together. 

Datavard – Your partner for all SAP data challenges and transformation projects

We offer you orientation, independent advice and first-class technical competence derived from over 20 years of experience in complex tasks in the field of SAP data management and data transformation.

Our services range from SAP migrations and system shutdowns to data transformations in the BW/ERP context and the development of modern data warehouse architectures with cloud-based data lakes as the basis for process automation and the development of innovative digital services.

With Datavard, you can rely on the leading experts for SAP data management and data innovation. In our 20-year company history, we have successfully completed more than 2,000 projects and our customers include top German and international companies.

The Datavard Story


The predecessor of today’s Datavard AG is launched under the name SICOD. It is the time of company takeovers and the small but top-class team successfully carries out demanding data transformation projects for the integration and outsourcing of companies on behalf of SAP.


The Datavard AG of today is founded. The company’s success also allows the team to grow rapidly and therefore an additional office is opened at the new location in Heidelberg.


Datavard launches its first proprietary software, Outboard. The data management solution helps companies optimize their SAP data management, and it quickly finds enthusiastic customers with companies such as Bitburger and Randstad.


Datavard expands internationally and opens its first foreign office in the USA. The US market is becoming increasingly important and Fortune 500 companies like Nike rely on Datavard for complex SAP transformation projects.


Datavard is recognized by Gartner as a visionary in the area of SAP data management. Additionally, this year’s focus is primarily on the development of structures and processes. This also includes an expansion of management, which will give the company new impetus.


Datavard opens its first Asian office in Singapore. Now Datavard can also serve customers from Asia with proximity and presence.


Datavard Glue is the first flagship product to be launched. The solution enables companies to use their SAP data for data science applications. Furthermore, Marondo, a well-known investor, joins Datavard this year.


Datavard successfully completes its first acquisition with the takeover of the American SAP service provider Formbit, thereby strengthening its market presence in the area of System Landscape Optimization (SLO).


Dr. Branislav Cik

Chief Corporate Architect, member of the supervisory board and co-owner


Peter Kuhl

Chief Financial Officer

Supervisory Board

Chairman : Dr. Stefan Elsser

Vice chairperson: Dr. Branislav Cik, PhD

Dr. Markus Schwarz

Marko Maschek

Senior Leadership Team

Ulf Spies

Managing Director APJ and VP Professional Services APJ

Tim White

Managing Director Americas, VP Professional Services Americas

Alex Williams

Managing Director USA and VP Sales & Partners North America

Some of our happy customers

Datavard really delivered! Quite honestly the best project we have ever done with external consultants.

Jamie Marwitz, VP Information Technology, Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc.

The cutover with Datavard went amazingly well and the customer described it as a flawless execution.  The Datavard team has far exceeded our expectations. The project had ZERO data defects in production and was delivered 6 hours ahead of schedule.

Accenture, Oil & Gas Company Project

"We’re excited about this partnership as Datavard brings years of SAP and big data experience to customers on Google Cloud. Datavard’s success with large enterprise customers’ data and transformation journeys is a natural fit with Google Cloud customers looking to get more out of their SAP data while building a data warehouse and analytics strategy around BigQuery."

Nikhil Kothari, Google, Product Partnerships & Business Development

"Datavard is a key partner for DXC and an integral part of our Intelligent Migration Framework. Our team likes the high level of engagement and the seamless working style that focuses on customer success. Our customers love the rapid results and quick time to value." "

Doug Whiting, Partner Global SAP Practice, DXC

"At Axxiome, we have been successfully reselling several Datavard products to our customers, with the benefit of complementing and optimizing data transformation. In terms of implementation, I had the chance to work with very skilled Datavard consultants, committed to ensuring customer success."

Marc Triginer, Axxiome, Solution Architect

"This is our first project with Datavard, and it will certainly not be the last. I have full confidence in the Datavard tools and team. They have now become an internal part of the EPI-USE finance and logistics practice and will plan to have many more projects with us."

Cheryl VanNoy, St. Louis Public Schools

"At Datavard, technical support is very direct and personal. Instead of going through different levels of support, we always had direct contact with the person responsible. We never had to wait more than 24 hours for an answer and our expectations have always been met. The cooperation was extremely satisfactory."

Dr. Ullrich Kessler, Senior IT Project Manager, Shell

"I was most impressed by Datavard’s FitnessTest. The solution offers a detailed analysis of your system data, saving us time and simplifies the preparation of archiving and data cleansing processes. With the help of the FitnessTest, we were able to reduce our data volume by up to 20%."

Danijela Kalmeta, Croatia Airlines

We were able to archive 120 of the largest BW objects with Datavard OutBoard and achieved a compression rate of 91% of archived data. We were impressed by the results.

Sascha Ohms, KION Group IT

Thanks to Datavard OutBoard, we are perfectly prepared for SAP HANA. The system was reduced by 25% and the query response has improved significantly. This has accelerated the flow of information for business decisions.

Radeck Ladecky, SKODA AUTO

With Fitness Test we were able to achieve considerable improvements with a minimal investment of time and, on top of that, build up knowhow for intelligent data management.

Reinhold Haibel, Allgäuer Überlandwerk

With help from Datavard, we were able to reduce a two-week downtime to 4 days; manual post processing was completely eliminated. On top of that, we saved storage space costs of €100,000.

Stefan Piehler, Teva

Datavard has helped us to lay the foundation for the use of new technologies that support our business.

Phillip Laycock, SAP BI Consultant, bam

With the help of Datavard OutBoard we were able to reduce the system size by >30% in the initial wave of archiving.

Jens Gräf

With Datavard's support, we have gained 3-4 years of time for a memory expansion, and we have been spared the purchase of another HANA box for the time.

Heiko Hafenmaier, Manager BI and Data Warehouse, Duerr

Datavard has helped us to set up a data management strategy that is tailored to our needs and to optimize BW performance by a factor of 15.

Kai Waldner, Stutgart Airport GmbH

Datavard OutBoard is a highly innovative solution precisely addressing the customer's needs. Very recommendable.

Dominik Ruf

Datavard FitnessTest fulfilled our expectations completely. We especially appreciated the detailed, actionable recommendations.

Christoph Giefers, STIEBEL ELTRON

We chose Datavard because we were impressed with the ability of its Datavard Outboard and Datavard FitnessTest products to analyze SAP systems from many aspects.

K. Jak, Technical Service Manager, CJ Express

We explored multiple options, but Datavard most closely matched our functional requirements and their solution was most cost effective.

Roderik Vrijmoed – Post NL, Technical Service Manager,, PostNL

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Our Partners

Through partnerships we can multiply the benefits and expertise for our customers. That’s why we work with first-class partners such as Accenture, Appdynamics, Cloudera, DXC, Google, Microsoft, Infomotion, Pyramid, SAP and Suse.


Your challenges are our motivation

We help people move the world with data.

At Datavard we are always open for new challenges. Our motivator: making life easier and supporting the IT departments of today and tomorrow.
Many of our products and services are the result of ideas and co-innovations we have developed with our customers. In close cooperation we successfully drive SAP and Big Data projects forward. The result: Tailor-made solutions that help our customers move forward.
Our in-house innovation Labs and regular hackathons are just two examples of how great ideas become reality. We optimize existing solutions and develop new, innovative products and services that ultimately help us move forward together.

Cloudera Partner Impact Awards: Rising Star

USA 2017

Top100 Innovator 2017


Gartner Magic Quadrant 2015

For Structural Data Archiving and Application Retirement

Gartner Cool Vendor

Cool Vendor in the SAP Ecosystem 2013

Top100 Innovator 2016


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