This enables companies to harmonize and further automate processes both internally and externally, thus generating a significant increase in efficiency. Both companies have strong networks in many different industries, so the cooperation offers potential for the entire economy. The cooperation is of particular importance for the manufacturing industry. Especially the global automotive industry – with strongly integrated supply chains and numerous production locations that today are often still managed and controlled individually – can benefit from this. The core of the cooperation involves the transfer of Bosch business processes into the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software suite SAP S / 4HANA for planning, controlling and managing resources from order entry through production and delivery to invoice processing.