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The Institute for Federal Real Estate (Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben, BImA) is the German Federal Government’s key provider of real-estate services (>6,500 employees managing over 20,000 properties). Most of the properties used by Federal Government Departments and Agencies in Germany are managed by the BImA. This makes the BImA one of the largest real-estate owners in Germany.


Due to the expiration date of their SAP-hosting contract with IBM, the BImA had to move their entire SAP system landscape to the data center of ITZBund, the German Federal IT Service Provider, accompanied by the implementation of SAP HANA as the new database.


BearingPoint supported the relocation with project steering between all parties involved and also by leading a project management office. The BImA implemented, in cooperation with ITZBund, a new infrastructure system based on SAP HANA. Then, the BImA built up a sandbox system for testing all RFC connections, backup, restore, and performance. After that, the BImA started to implement the interfaces for several connected systems. All milestones were reached in time, in budget, and in quality. As of January 1, 2017, the BImA is working with all scheduled SAP applications.


The implementation of the HANA database is the BImA’s first step into the new SAP World S/4 HANA. The BImA is now starting with the proof of concept for SAP Simple Finance and also with the implementation of Solution Manager 7.2. The BImA and ITZBund are working together on continuous improvements prioritized for infrastructure. BearingPoint supports the cooperation of both parties.