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Global Batch Traceability - Product safety guaranteed

SAP GBT - Full insight into the chain

Logistic and production processes are becoming increasingly complex. How will you ascertain the origin, current location, and quality of products? SAP Global Batch Traceability (GBT) makes all movements and relevant features transparent, from raw material to packed product.

SAP GBT enables an effective and efficient analysis of complex chains. The batch management system does this by linking data from different sources and bringing them together in one system. Organizations have access to a single version of the truth. Using a powerful and fast search engine, users may, for example, quickly trace and recall poor quality products.

SAP GBT indispensable for quality assurance

SAP GBT provides insight, efficiency, and safety in complex supply chains in the food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. GBT has been developed to deal with large amounts of data, and rapidly report on it. Thus, GBT offers a powerful tool to monitor quality, quickly detect problems, and report upon them easily.

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Sanquin Plasma Products

Where tracing complex batches previously took hours, it now takes minutes or even seconds. Without any manual intervention. With SAP GBT, we have taken our reports to a higher level.

Duco Brouwer; Vice President Supply Chain, Sanquin Plasma Products

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Are you also facing one or more of these questions?

  • How do I make an entire batch of genealogy transparent within the supply chain?
  • How do I integrate relevant data from multiple systems?
  • How do I identify the missing information?
  • How do I trace multiple batches simultaneously with as few actions as possible?

SAP GBT provides the answers

Full insight

SAP Global Batch Traceability makes the internal and external production chain fully transparent and traceable, including processes of subcontractors who are not connected to your SAP ERP system.

Fast and efficient

Withdraw orders or recall products? Or identify bad batch stocks and determine the cause of the problems? SAP GBT enables you to do this quickly and efficiently.

Low costs

Due to permanent quality control and quickly identifying faulty products , the costs resulting from possible recalls remain limited.


By bringing all data together in one system, a single version of the truth is created. With SAP GBT, mandatory reports are created quickly.

Quality assurance

Continuous monitoring of quality in the chain ensures that the safety of your customers or patients, and your reputation are never compromised.

Key features of SAP GBT

  • Fast search engine for targeted search for batches
  • Graphical representation of ‘batch genealogy’
  • Simultaneous reporting of multiple batches
  • Identification of missing links
  • Fast printing of reports
  • Tracing raw to packed products
  • Combining relevant SAP and non-SAP sources
  • Accelerating the integration of quality features in the release process

Insight into customer and patient safety - with NTT DATA Business Solutions

Batch management and traceability have no secrets for us. With our extensive knowledge of tracking and tracing processes and software, we provide insight into the most complex supply chains.

Ruud Nieuweboer, Consultant Life Sciences, NTT DATA Business Solutions Benelux

Traceability: How may we help you?

Our consultants have over 20 years of experience in the food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries and have extensive knowledge in the area of traceability, from both a system and a process perspective. We can help you with the evaluation and technical and functional implementation of SAP GBT and take care of the project management. This enables you to benefit directly from the advantages of gaining a better insight into the supply chain.

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How our customers benefit from us

Aché Success Case – SAP GRC e NF-e

When Aché had to comply with legal requirements for storage and management of electronic tax documents, it chose NTT DATA Business Solutions Brazil, to perform the implementation.

Aché Success Case – SAP HANA

Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos S.A. is a 100% Brazilian company, with 50 years of experience in the market. It is one of the largest demand generation and sales forces in the pharmaceutical sector in Brazil, as well as exporting to 20 countries in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Japan.

Royal Herkel

To gain more insight into future demands and in order to become more flexible, Royal Herkel implemented SAP S/4HANA in 2019. As a result, the company saw the turnover of their products grow by more than twenty percent in 2020.

Bilthoven Biologicals

With the NTT DATA Business Solutions it.lifesciences for pharmaceuticals template alongside SAP ERP and a Management Execution System, Bilthoven Biologicals is now in control of the entire integrated supply chain.

Sanquin Plasma Products

With SAP ATTP Sanquin Plasma Products minimises the costs to remain compliant and supports a safe supply chain.


Zinpro wanted an ERP that would grow as its own operations expanded, and knew their current platform was not robust enough to provide that infrastructure.


With the introduction of SAP Sales Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform Integration, Synthomer's sales people now have an ideal tool for day-to-day business, as customer data is available online and offline.

Vetter Pharma

Vetter Pharma implemented a new HR system landscape with the help of NTT DATA Business Solutions and thus, sets the beginning of their journey into the digital world with SAP SuccessFactors.


With the Implementation of SAP S/4HANA Finance and NTT DATA Business Solutions’ own Solutions ARTDECO ist now ready for Digital Transformation.

Werner & Mertz GmbH – NTT DATA Business Solutions Application Management Service as Performance Guarantee

The manufacturer benefits from the scalable NTT DATA Business Solutions Application Management Service (AMS) and thus makes the IT processes efficient. Werner & Mertz can now fully concentrate on day-to-day business and rely on NTT DATA Business Solutions’ 24/7 on-call service.

Complex Traceability Made Easy @Sanquin Plasma

More usefull insights in SAP GBT

Extensibility of SAP Global Batch Traceability 2.0
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Extensibility of SAP Global Batch Traceability 2.0

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