B. Braun division Aesculap wins SAP HANA Innovation Award

Aesculap was recognized by SAP SE with this year’s SAP HANA Innovation Award in the category of Digital Trailblazer. It is a prize that the Walldorf-based software company awards to customers that develop especially innovative solutions based on SAP technologies and position them in the market.

The prize was awarded for a digital service platform that provides apps for a variety of tasks in hospitals, implemented for Aesculap by IBsolution. It automates tools that, until now, were primarily developed manually, having positive effects on patient safety and workflow efficiency.

One of the first applications, named “TOM” (Tray Organizing Manager), enables sterile goods supply employees to optimally assemble surgical instruments quickly and easily according to the type of intervention. This cloud application can be used worldwide. This app will soon be expanded with handling instructions that explain how to deal with contaminated instruments. Text and images will describe how endoscopes are to be correctly dismantled, decontaminated and reassembled, for example. Furthermore, the platform provides hospitals with entirely new possibilities for data analysis in order to optimize processes and costs.

In order to be even better able to align its innovative strength with customer needs, B. Braun opened an innovation laboratory in Tuttlingen in April. Its goal is to improve clinical processes through digital solutions, or to offer customers added benefits through new business models. For that reason, “werk_39” works with increased focus on innovations in the field of services. Solutions, business models and sales channels are custom-tailored to respective customers. With this latest recognition of the SAP application, the work of the innovation laboratory is bearing its first fruit.

The official award ceremony will take place during SAPPHIRE 2017 in Orlando, where Loren Heilig (CEO of IBsolution GmbH) will present the award-winning project together with Anton Feld (Business Manager of Aesculap AG).

ABOUT IBsolution

IBsolution is a consulting firm specializing in SAP with headquarters in Heilbronn and additional locations in Germany, Bulgaria, France and Switzerland. The company is an expert in all things SAP, in the fields of Business Analytics, Master Data Management, Identity Management, Security, Digitziation and Cloud-Computing. It has been so since 2003 – independently and owner-managed.

More than 150 dedicated employees create solutions at IBsolution that excite specialists and IT alike. Customers receive business benefits packaged in fixed-price packages, nearshore offers and innovative products that ideally supplement the SAP portfolio.