Getting in Motion

Bauerfeind has been producing orthopaedic medical products in Germany since 1929. These include bandages, orthoses, compression stockings or orthopaedic insoles. The products are prescribed by doctors and distributed through medical centres and pharmacies. Under the motto “Motion is Life”, Bauerfeind also addresses itself directly to customers and offers its products online. E-commerce plays an important role in Bauerfeind’s sales strategy for B2B and B2C. Here, T-Systems MMS has been supporting the company for many years and assisting Bauerfeind in digitization.

Benefits for our customer

A central e-commerce platform for country rollouts and subsidiaries

High degree of integration of all e-commerce processes thanks to proximity to SAP solutions

Strategic development options by migrating to the cloud

Wolfgang Frank, Software Lead Engineer at Bauerfeind

"During our years of collaboration, we have come appreciate the reliability and foresight of T-Systems MMS.
Our in-house development teams always find competent partners for detailed questions."

Reference at a Glance


Further development of e-commerce activities (B2C and B2B shops) based on SAP Commerce



Accompanying Bauerfeind on taking on overall responsibility for the e-commerce platform



Streamlining architecture and creating a state-of-the-art solution with many further development options


  • Requirements

    Agil in the Cloud towards the future

    Bauerfeind AG has been working on its central e-commerce platform with the support of T-Systems MMS since 2016. The internationally active and well-known manufacturer of medical aids uses solutions from SAP for its control. This enables a high degree of integration of all processes of digital commerce into the SAP environment. In addition, Bauerfeind intends to make greater use of the advantages that result from the consistent use of cloud technologies in order to obtain additional options for action in the further development of the IT strategy.

    Given the importance and scale of online sales for B2B and B2C, Bauerfeind’s own development department is responsible for the continuous further development of the shop systems. For IT at Bauerfeind, “Motion is Life” also means pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, from the use of agile methods to the use of modern cloud technology.

  • Solution

    Slimmer and well-prepared for the future:
    E-commerce based on SAP Commerce

    As part of the comprehensive package of measures and projects, Bauerfeind receives all services related to its e-commerce from T-Systems MMS. This includes the creation and development of the B2C online shop “Bauerfeind Sports”, which sells the company’s tools directly to recreational and amateur athletes. In addition, Bauerfeind operates six additional shops based on SAP Commerce, which are continuously being further developed. T-Systems MMS not only takes care of service operations and hosting, but also supports the continuous further development of the shop systems.

    The IT strategy pursued by the company is inconceivable without the use of modern cloud technologies. T-Systems MMS introduces cloud technology and supports migration to the AWS cloud. This important step is accompanied by requirements engineering, the use of agile development methods and the development of quality assurance in the context of agility.

  • Benefit

    Sustainable central e-commerce platform for B2B and B2C

    With the outsourcing of all e-commerce services and the co-assumption of hosting and application management, Bauerfeind benefits from having T-Systems services from a single source. In this way, processes can be streamlined, costs reduced and deployments simplified. The chosen approach of a centralized e-commerce platform is optimally integrated into the company’s SAP-based processes and utilizes current, state-of-the-art and future-oriented technologies such as SAP Commerce, Ansible, XEN virtualization, Amazon Web Services, MySQL and Terraform.

    Bauerfeind receives a central e-commerce platform to equip country rollouts and subsidiaries with a state-of-the-art solution. By integrating the development and service processes into the build and deployment systems, Bauerfeind is able to further expand agility in its own software development.

About Bauerfeind AG

Bauerfeind AG from Zeulenroda/Germany is one of the leading manufacturers of medical aids such as bandages, orthoses, compression stockings and orthopaedic insoles. Founded in 1929, the family-owned company employs around 2,100 people worldwide and is represented with subsidiaries in more than 20 countries. The products are also appreciated and used by athletes, so Bauerfeind works with basketball star Dirk Nowitzki as a prominent brand ambassador.

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