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cbs expands NEXT ONE portfolio and integrates consulting firm EPSFLOW

The process consulting specialist for product lifecycle management strengthens the global consultancy’s comprehensive range of solutions 


Heidelberg, 26 March 2024 – cbs Corporate Business Solutions is expanding and strengthening its portfolio in the area of Supply Chain Management & Manufacturing with the Heidelberg-based consultancy EPSFLOW GmbH. The company specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and is a successful process consultant for numerous well-known industrial customers. The global business consultant cbs is thus continuing to drive forward its growth strategy.

EPSFLOW is an expert in the organization of the product lifecycle in the manufacturing industry. The consultants have in-depth expertise in setting up configurable product structures and variant configuration models. They also take care of the connection of different CAD/PDM systems and the distribution of SAP master data from different sources. The aim is to seamlessly track all production processes in the factory using real-time data.

“With the integration of EPSFLOW’s employees, we are gaining further valuable expertise and breadth of content in the areas of process consulting, engineering, manufacturing and SCM. This complements our portfolio and our business process and technology expertise. We want to help global market leaders take the next strategic step in their development. With NEXT ONE, we are creating the next generation of business solutions – the value-adding processes relating to planning, supply chain, warehousing, design and production from an end-to-end perspective play a key role in this,” says CEO Rainer Wittwen.

“EPSFLOW has been working in the field of SAP Product Lifecycle Management for many years. Experienced specialists from consulting and development have come together to design and implement sustainable and viable solutions for process and application challenges. By joining forces with cbs, we will become part of a global consulting platform. In this way, we create new development opportunities and career prospects and offer long-term stability and security. The breadth and depth of the cbs portfolio strengthens us technologically, and we now have the chance to inspire cbs’ customers with our skills,” explains Thomas Wamsiedl, Managing Director at EPSFLOW.