Our Company

About Us

We are about more than just modern HXM processes.
We have the passion for creating great work environments and promoting the Employee Experience. With our extensive Cloud and On-Premise expertise and our warm, responsive approach, we help you to realize your vision for modern HR.

Outstanding Human Experience Management that makes all the difference? With us it is possible! At HCM ADVICE we are more than just consultants – we are enthusiasts, who unite over 20 years of consulting experience with a passion for the digital transformation of HR processes. Our expertise comprises modern SAP solutions in the Cloud, SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Concur, as well as classic SAP HCM solutions. We support, digitalize, and automate. Furthermore, we develop innovative SIMPLERIX apps, to make your SAP products even more effective.

Our international customers appreciate not only our broad technical know-how but also, in particular, the competent and friendly advice. Quality, speed, and reliability are our number one priority at HCM ADVICE. We support our customers nearly round the clock and in many countries.

The following are crucial points for the growing success of our company HCM ADVICE in daily use:


Furthermore, we offer our customers the know-how and information transfer in the depth that you desire.

This is what our customers say about the cooperation with us:

You can find more reviews from our customers and a selection of our references and success stories here.

Our Values

Our goal is to exceed your expectations! That’s why we take time to listen to your wishes and needs, analyze them carefully and work with you to develop the perfect concept for your digital future. We think in terms of solutions, because your success is our success.

Exceptional attention to detail and high-quality standards are what distinguish us. Your satisfaction is our motivation to evolve and constantly seek new solutions. That is why we work patiently and consistently to continuously perfect our services.

Open and honest communication at all levels is a matter of course for us. We see it as the foundation for any solid relationship and convey this to every new team member through our actions. Therefore, you can rely on it: We don’t promise anything we can’t deliver.

We are firmly convinced that friendly, collegial teamwork, conversations at eye level and respect make the big difference! Therefore, we live these values every day internally and externally. This enables us to master the challenges together in a constructive and friendly manner.


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Our team consists of consultants with international experience, a high degree of social competence, multi-lingual knowledge and an excellent educational background in Computer Science and/or Economy.

We provide our customers with consulting services in multiple languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Russian, Indian-Malayalam, Chinese-Mandarin and Cantonese. We provide diverse expertise not only for manufacturing, commercial and service enterprises from various industries, but also for different departments of public administration.

Our project managers and consultants are committed to the fulfillment of customers’ requirements with prompt, high quality solutions in compliance with our project management methodology. Our managers supervise the implementation of projects and systematically instruct the personal development of our employees into highly accomplished consultants.

Together, a group of people can make better decisions than an individual.1) Bearing this in mind, we have developed a strong culture of teamwork which enables us to efficiently provide the best solutions for our customers. An additional advantage of this is that several consultants are well-informed about a single customer’s requirements, ensuring that there is a contact person available for the customer at any time.

1)See for instance “The Wisdom of crowds. Why the Many are smarter than the few.” James Surowiecki, 2004.

CEO and Partner

Mag. Michael Berthold, CEO and Founder
Michael Berthold is the founder and visionary of HCM ADVICE. His many years of experience in SAP HCM consulting, as a personnel manager, and his years in classic corporate consulting, as an interim manager and corporate finance advisor characterize his wealth of experience.

Dipl.-Ing. Rejo Alappat, Partner
Rejo Alappat is a partner at HCM ADVICE and the driving force behind the development of the SIMPLERIX apps. As the first employee, he has helped to build up the company from day one and has more than 15 years of consulting experience in international SAP SuccessFactors and SAP HCM projects.

Christian Ess, MSc., Partner
Christian Ess is a partner at HCM ADVICE, as well as the manager of the Munich office. He combines his deep understanding for business processes with sound IT expertise. He looks back on over 15 years of international consulting experience in the area of SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors.