The retail landscape is changing at a rapid pace. The challenges are becoming increasingly complex. For this reason, we have focused on retail from the very beginning. We understand the issues that concern our customers. We know the needs and how to stay one step ahead of these requirements with technological possibilities. The solid foundation for this is our exclusive industry know-how, immense technological experience and personal commitment. This enables us to support your IT project in every phase – clearly focused on your specific needs.

Together, we look at your goal and then find the best solution to achieve it. We offer a specific, fast and reliable outcome. Our portfolio shows that we future-proof our thinking. Our retail solutions cover the entire range of possibilities to implement the perfect solution for your goals.

Our service offering starts with strategy and process consulting and ranges from conception, realisation and integration to the business operation with an opportunity for subsequent maintenance and support of your solution. As a close partner of SAP, we offer innate expert advice, highly qualified consultants and the latest SAP products directly.

SAP S/4HANA Retail: Processes, Functions, Customising is a definitive guide that focuses on the intricacies of SAP’s cutting-edge retail solution. Authored by Dr. Michael Anderer and Michael Niestroy, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of how SAP S/4HANA Retail empowers businesses in the retail sector.

Readers will delve into the software’s architecture, configuration, and its role in transforming essential retail processes. From procurement and logistics to sales, financial accounting, master data management, and more, this book leaves no stone unturned.

With insights into trends like digitalisation, AI, and cloud solutions, it equips professionals with the knowledge to navigate the evolving retail landscape. Practical examples, screenshots, and transaction overviews make it accessible to both beginners and seasoned SAP users.

For those transitioning from SAP ECC, this guide provides invaluable assistance. It illuminates the functional enhancements that SAP S/4HANA Retail offers, making it an essential companion for any transformation journey.

Michael Niestroy

Michael Niestroy, a seasoned SAP consultant since 1997, holds a postgraduate degree in business economics from the University of Saarland. His extensive career spans SAP Retail projects across Europe and the United States. Notably, he played a crucial role in establishing CIBER Novasoft in Australia and New Zealand, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit.

Michael joined retailsolutions in 2015 as Managing Partner and contributed significantly to the organisation’s global growth. His commitment to knowledge advancement is underscored by completing the Executive Education Programme on Artificial Intelligence at Oxford University in 2021.

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Dr. Michael Anderer

Dr. Michael Anderer, commencing his career in the ’90s, engaged in scientific projects at the University of Saarbruecken, focusing on merchandise management systems and IT. Joining SAP in 1998, he managed SAP Retail projects in Switzerland. Co-founding retailsolutions AG in 2007, Dr. Anderer has been dedicated to advancing SAP solutions.

Both authors share a common motivation to fill a knowledge gap by co-authoring a comprehensive reference book on S/4 HANA Retail, providing a valuable resource for SAP users and consultants in the retail sector.

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One of his most recent guests was our book author Michael Niestroy, who discussed the topics and benefits of our new book SAP S/4HANA Retail Process, Functions, Customising with Zach. 

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Excellent book for newcomers and professionals in the retail environment.


Very easy to understand reference book. Excellent process descriptions for all departments in retail. Very understandable and clear, even without deep knowledge of SAP.


The book describes the core processes in the retail business in detail. In addition, there are detailed excursions into the online and omnichannel business, which has gained massively in importance due to the COVID disruption and is now an integral part of the process landscape of successful retailers. This book is suitable both for a detailed introduction to the topic and specifically for S/4 implemented processes as a reference book. In short, it should not be missing from the shelf of any consultant or IT manager in this environment. Be it for a new implementation or as an update for the migration of the good old ECC Retail to S/4.


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