Christian Heinrich: Über uns

We founded sovanta AG with the goal of fundamentally simplifying the way business software is used.

simple + intelligent = efficient

Easy to use thanks to streamlined and human-centered design. Artificial intelligence for simple and quick processes coupled with efficient solutions that best support customers and employees to make their everyday lives easier.

Business - Design - Technology

A one-stop shop

We provide a unique combination of the very skills and ready-made solutions you need to ensure the success of your software project.

SAP Gold Partner

As a long-standing SAP partner, the SAP environment is our domain, both as a development partner and based on our many successful customer projects.

Human-centered design

We always start by identifying the user’s needs in order to develop solutions that help the user interact with the software.

SAP add-ons

We are big fans of the SAP standard system, but we also know that the standard software does not always meet your needs and can be customized and extended in various ways.

Top100 Award

We believe in “Innovation instead of stagnation” and are therefore always at the cutting edge when it comes to new technologies and trends.

A team of 180 experts

We are small enough to be flexible and agile yet large enough to implement projects quickly and successfully.

Cross-industry

Our client base includes companies such as adidas, Beiersdorf, Bayer, BASF, LIDL, SAP, tesa, and many more.

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is part of the sovanta DNA: showing commitment and taking social responsibility.

Management Team

Prof. Dr. Claus E. Heinrich
CEO
Michael Kern
COO
Christian Heinrich
Head of Marketing & Solutions
Susanne Schähfer
Head of Finance, HR & IT
Diego Dora
Head of Lab Buenos Aires
Akin Aritmac
Head of Customer Engagement
Dr. Tommi Kramer
Head of Data Science
Jan Mühlbauer
Head of Development

Supervisory Board

Dr. Georg Konrad
Chairman of the sovanta AG Supervisor Board
Berthold Wipfler
Vice Chairman of the sovanta AG Supervisory Board
Frank Merkel
Member of the sovanta AG Supervisory Board

Milestones

2009

Foundation in Heidelberg

sovanta AG is established in 2009 with the goal of making business software simpler and more intuitive to use. To this end, we are among the first companies in the SAP network to rely on the power of user experience design at a very early stage.

sovanta Logo-Entstehung
2010

First successes with iPad solutions for SAP

MVV AG attracts a great deal of attention at Europe’s largest energy trade fair with the Energy Monitor, an iPad application for major energy customers implemented by sovanta.

2011

Success in the SAP HR environment

sovanta is represented for the first time as a Gold Sponsor at the “DSAG HR Personaltage” HR event. Our “iPeople” iPad app, which provides a clear overview of HR key figures from SAP HCM for executives, even makes into the keynote.

2011

Move to the X-House in Heidelberg

We expand quickly and need more space – which we find in the X-House building directly opposite Heidelberg’s main train station.

XHouse von außen
2012

Sales added to the portfolio

With our successful “Sales Companion” solution, we offer a modern mobile front end for SAP CRM.

2013

Foundation of an office in Buenos Aires

sovanta goes international: we open an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to serve as a strategic development location.

Puerto Maduro, Buenos Aires
2014

Growth spurt

We surpass the 50 employee mark.

2015

Foundation of the Integration Center

We set up the Integration Center in Heidelberg, in coordination with our long-standing customer Lidl, and work on innovative topics in retail.

2016

New team: Data Science

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and process optimization – with the foundation of our Data Science team, we create the basis for intelligent solutions.

2016

Growth spurt

We surpass the 100 employee mark.

2017

Opening of an office in Hamburg

To be closer to our customers in the North, we open a further sovanta site with attractive workshop spaces: in Hamburg, directly in the HafenCity.

sovanta Office in Hamburg
2017

Growth spurt

We surpass the 150 employee mark.

2018

Innovation project of the year

sovanta Conversations, our platform for the development of intelligent dialogs, is distinguished as innovation project of the year by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.

2019

Big politics

sovanta AG provides the innovative centerpiece of the “Klima-Arena” (climate arena), which was inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Winfried Kretschmann, and founder Dietmar Hopp.

Klimaarena Eröffnung
2019

We become part of the Qualtrics Partner Network

Experience management and user management go hand in hand. We are one of the first SAP partners in German-speaking countries to become a Qualtrics partner.

2019

sovanta as an AppHaus partner

Our office in Hamburg becomes an official AppHaus and we become an important part of the global SAP AppHaus Network, a community of partners with a special focus on user experience.

sovanta AppHaus in Hamburg
2021

Funding for AI innovation project

Our Data Science team wins a grant for “tooka.ai” in the innovation competition of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, with the goal of making artificial intelligence viable for all companies.

2022

sovanta receives ISO 27001 Certification

With the ISO 27001 certification, we can now objectively and credibly demonstrate the effectiveness of our information security management system (ISMS).

2022

New location in Valencia, Spain

In Valencia we have taken the opportunity and founded a new location. We start with a small team that we want to expand step by step.