Growing company = increased possibilities of errors in HCM system
We analyze and repair your system and offer competent and high-quality assistance
Efficiency of your personnel department should be increased
Implementation of SAP and SuccessFactors
Dissatisfaction with your support
Competent and friendly advice and assistance – ask our customers


我们为客户提供 SAP 人力资本管理(云1和OnPremise2)相关的所有支持,品质过硬、便捷快速、值得信任。我们在多个国家和地区为您提供全天候服务。

1) 云: 基于云技术的现代化 SAP 解决方案(如 SuccessFactors、WorkForce、Fieldglas、Concur等)无需硬件方面的投资;
2) OnPremise: 指的是传统 SAP HCM 或 SAP HR 解决方案,需要购买或租赁相关硬件。


HCM ADVICE 顾问团队全身心投入咨询工作、不断追求卓越的工作成果、服务态度亲切友好。我们事事从客户的角度出发,运用我们在技术和人力资源管理方面扎实的专业知识、高度的专业素养以及在该领域20多年丰富的咨询经验,力求为客户提供最佳解决方案。

我们致力于帮助客户实施和应用 SAP 人力资本管理系统,不断追求更高的客户满意度!


为取得更大的成功,我们 HCM ADVICE 不断向前,时刻督促自己要做到以下几个关键点:




group picture of the HCM ADVICE team





1) 该观点已经由诸多科学研究论证:例如《群体的智慧:多数人为何比少数人更聪明》,James Surowiecki,首版于2004年。



Ing. Mag. Michael Berthold

贝特霍尔德先生是 HCM ADVICE 的创始人和首席执行官。他曾作为人力资源总监,在 SAP 人力资本管理咨询领域积累了多年的经验。贝特霍尔德先生同样是传统企业咨询方面(如流程优化、成本控制和系统培训等)的专家,也曾在日用品生产商、代理商以及IT企业任派遣经理,建树颇丰。除了出任 HCM ADVICE 的 CEO 之外,他的业务领域还涉及企业收并购、公司金融等。





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A career with HCM ADVICE means taking on challenges as part of a strong team. But don’t just take our word for it, check out our career page and see for yourself! NEW! Start your dream career with a single click =>

That was the SAP NOW in Zurich!

Two days packed full of interesting discussions.

It was our great pleasure to have participated as a Gold Partner! Our special thanks go to our customer KISTLER, who provided a look back at the years since the implementation of SAP SuccessFactors with us.

Out now: SIMPLERIX quick*apply

Our app for SuccessFactors Recruiting

Are you struggling to attract top talents for your company due to a complicated application process? Then check out our SIMPLERIX quick*apply app for SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting! One-click applications – without tedious registration and password entry – are now possible. Get more information on our website or contact us without obligation!


Many customers are faced with the decision...

The maintenance period for the SAP Business Suite 7 (ECC) and the previous SAP ERP HCM system as an On-Premise solution ends on 31.12.2027 (extended maintenance period until 31.12.2030 subject to corresponding fees). Human Experience Management (HXM) solutions in the Cloud, such as SAP SuccessFactors Suite, offer numerous advantages, such as reduced costs, greater flexibility, and an improved employee experience. But what about the customers who already use an SAP ERP Human Capital Management solution and wish to continue doing so, or who are not yet ready to completely move to the Cloud? Should they continue to invest in On-Premise solutions that have an expiration date, or should they plan long-term and switch to SAP SuccessFactors? Since the new release of SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA many customers are facing decisions concerning the direction of their future investments.

What is SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA?

SAP HCM for SAP S/4HANA is a successor solution for SAP ERP HCM and has been available since Q4 2022. Customers can choose between two variants of the new SAP HCM for SAP S/4HANA solution: On-Premise or Private Cloud Edition.

  • On-Premise
    The On-Premise Edition supports the known solutions for human resource management, such as, for example, personnel administration, organizational management, employer benefits, corporate compensation management, personnel cost planning and simulation, MSS; solutions for talent management, such as, for example, SAP Learning Solution, SAP E-Recruiting, Talent Management, and Talent Development, solutions for time accounting, such as time management, shift planning, worktime entry (CATS), and public sector, such as, for example, budget planning and management, job management, and resource planning.
    However, some of the functions are no longer part of the solution, including: in the area of human resource management: Employee Interaction Center, Shared Service Framework for HCM Integration, HCM P&F with Adobe forms, Manager’s Desktop, Workforce Viewer, cPA-CM-CP); in the area of Talent Management: Recruiting, Compensation Management (PA-CM), evaluation systems, career and successor planning, development plans, training courses, and event management.
  • Private Cloud Edition
    The Private Cloud Edition includes solutions for Personnel Management (incl. ESS/MSS), such as, for example, employee management, global task management, management of the organizational structure, job management, service management, work plan management, and absence management. Solutions for time entry (incl. ESS/MSS), such as:  Work plan management, absence ­management, time entry for employees, time accounting, personnel resource planning, as well as solutions for Wage and Salary Accounting (incl. ESS).

Talent Management incl. Learning and Recruiting, as well as Travel Management (FI-TV) are not included in the solution.

All SAP HCM functions that are not named here and were previously available in the On-Premise and Private Cloud Edition are alternatively available via SAP SuccessFactors.

Why is this such an important topic right now?

According to SAP, SAP ERP HCM Suite will only be maintained until 2027. After that, system maintenance can be extended for a maximum of three years (until 2030) for an additional charge. Furthermore, all customers who have already been using an S/4HANA Compatibility Pack (HCM) for some time should make the switch by the end of 2025, as the system will no longer be supported after that. Switching to the new On-Premise transitional solution or to the Cloud is therefore unavoidable.

Facts about SAP Human Capital Management for SAP S/4HANA

  • On price list / available since Q4 2022
  • Maintenance until at least 31.12.2040
  • Must be operated on an SAP HANA database
  • Can be operated as an integrated SAP landscape with S/4HANA or as “H4S4“ stand-alone system
  • Migration tools & services (ALE interface to SAP S/4HANA) are provided by SAP
  • Functions from SAP ERP HCM will largely be retained (see above)
  • License/contract conversion with SAP necessary

Options for your SAP HXM Landscape: Currently, most customers are within one of the four scenarios displayed on the left. The time period beyond 01.01.2028 gives rise to a system landscape consisting of an S/4HANA system (for the ERP area), SAP HCM for S/4HANA (integrated / stand-alone) and potentially SAP SuccessFactors as an enhancement, for example for a talent hybrid or even a core hybrid approach. You must migrate to “H4S4“ between now and 31.12.2027.

If you are currently faced with making a decision on how your SAP HCM landscape should look in the future, and which solution would make the best economic sense for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss your current situation in a joint consultation and develop a made-to-measure solution approach together with you.

We look forward to you contacting us!

Bernd Hareter
Managing Consultant
M: +43 676 301 0131


A successful cooperation

Want to know what cooperation looks like during the implementation of SAP SuccessFactors? Our customer, Energie Wasser Bern, tells us what they were looking for in an implementation partner for SuccessFactors Learning and why they chose us. Learn more in the new video!

Thanks to EWB for the great feedback and the excellent teamwork!

New video with our customer EWB

The waiting has finally paid off!

The video of our successful implementation of SuccessFactors Learning at our customer Energie Wasser Bern is available. Take a look here and learn more about how the challenges of training organization can be mastered with the new system.


Now Available on SAP® Store

By integrating with SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central, the SIMPLERIX app from HCM ADVICE helps customers to simplify management of their organisational structure

Vienna — 23.04.2021 — HCM ADVICE today announced that its SIMPLERIX app is now available on SAP® Store. SIMPLERIX integrates with SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central to help customers simplify management of their organisational structure.

SIMPLERIX is designed for businesses that already use or are about to implement SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. The application helps reduce the time spent on master data maintenance by efficiently managing departments and positions. With SIMPLERIX, manual, time-consuming and error-prone changes to the organisational structure are a thing of the past. Now, businesses can move entire departments, positions and employees simply by dragging and dropping. In doing so, they not only move individual units, but they can also change the cost centres based on the inheritance logic for positions and employees automatically.

With SIMPLERIX, the maintenance of an organisational structure has never been so easy!


> Clear visualisation of departments, positions and employees
> Time savings thanks to simple reorganisation using drag and drop
> Clarity and structure via inheritance of cost centres to departments, positions and subsequently employees
> Flexibility through the use of further attributes for inheritance, such as divisions and business units
> Data security since data remain exclusively in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, thus avoiding separate data storage
> Simple access by calling up the app directly from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, as well as checking permission roles with the SAP solution
> Streamlined and simple operation based on a user-friendly web interface in the familiar environment (SAPUI5) as SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

SAP recently brought SAP Store and SAP App Center together into a single marketplace at It delivers a simplified and connected digital customer experience for finding, trying, buying, and renewing more than 1,800 solutions from SAP and its partners. There, customers can find the SAP solutions and SAP-validated partner apps they need to grow their business. And for each purchase made via SAP Store, SAP will plant a tree.

HCM ADVICE is a partner in the SAP PartnerEdge® programme. As such, it is empowered to build, market and sell software applications on top of market-leading technology platforms from SAP. The SAP PartnerEdge program provides the enablement tools, benefits and support to facilitate building high-quality, disruptive applications focused on specific business needs – quickly and cost-effectively. The program provides access to all relevant SAP technologies in one simple framework under a single, global contract.

HCM ADVICE is an international consulting company with more than 10 years of experience in the design, implementation and support of leading IT solutions for human resources (in particular SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions, SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), SAP® Concur® solutions and related apps). We provide fast and reliable high-quality support to our customers in all areas related to SAP ERP HCM (cloud and on-premise). Our around-the-clock services are available in many countries. The HCM ADVICE team consists of highly committed, success-oriented and friendly individuals. We combine high technical know-how, personnel management expertise and over 20 years of consulting experience in the field – all for our customers’ benefit. When implementing and using SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors solutions, we make your satisfaction our top priority. For more information please visit

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SIMPLERIX org*management App for SAP SuccessFactors

Now available on the SAP Store!

Our SIMPLERIX org*management App for SAP SuccessFactors is now available on the SAP Store! Simplify and boost the efficiency of maintenance of your organisational structure and save significant time during reorganisation. Click here to get more information! 

SAP Quality Gold Award

Congratulations Kistler Group!

We’d like to congratulate our customer Kistler Group for receiving the prestigious SAP Quality Gold Award in “Cloud Transformation”. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to implement this outstanding project. Thank you for the great cooperation!