Our values

The origin of the abat group was founded in 1998 by Gyde Wortmann, Hinrich Meisterknecht, Holger Pralle and Ronald Wermann. At that time, all four had known each other for several years, some since their schooldays, spent a long time building up their knowledge in various corporate groups and had most recently worked together in a large company. When they founded abat, they took one thing to heart, not least because of their corporate experience: "We don't want bureaucracy as an end in itself in our company."

For us, this means getting by with as few guidelines as possible in our day-to-day work. Rather than rigid rules and long coordination processes, abat focuses on mutual trust, personal responsibility, and respectful cooperation in our daily work. To anchor our founder’s ideas in the company, our guiding principles on the importance of abat for our customers, our employees, our partners, and our own company were established.

Since the foundation in 1998, these have remained unchanged:

Our basic principle is to trust people and treat each other with respect.

Guiding principles

abat means for our customers
  • the best know-how available on the market is available to him for the successful implementation of his project 

  • the project is successfully completed

abat means for our partners
  • we maintain fair dealings at eye level 

  • we see partners as partners and not as suppliers and service providers 

  • we solve the customer's problems together

abat means for our employees
  • free space and coaching are available in reasonable proportion
  • to be able to develop constantly
  • to work under top conditions
  • having fun at work
  • to share responsibility through common rights and duties
  • to participate measurably in the success of their own work
abat means for our company
  • to provide the highest quality
  • constantly looking for innovations
  • to operate globally
  • to be among the successful ones on the market

Since our founding, we have gone our own way and sought solutions that fit our organization - even if they may seem unconventional. Instead of rigid plan fulfillment, we focus on long-term success. Instead of prescribing rigid rules, we focus on individual solutions - both in relation to our employees and to our company. For us, it is important that the chosen solution is as optimal as possible for all stakeholders.

For us, it is important that the chosen solution is as optimal as possible for all stakeholders. Common sense and creative ideas take center stage, while hierarchies play a subordinate role. For example, we have always worked without budgets (only after years have we discovered that this approach is called Beyond Budgeting), so that many decisions are made by our employees on the spot in the project, based on their needs. We trust our employees to act responsibly and on their own responsibility - a concept that has proven its worth.


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recommend abat as an employer


SAP Developer

What I find most attractive working at abat is the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We are coworkers as well as friends. I can ask any question and always receive constructive feedback. Moreover, it is highly encouraged to try new things, which helps broaden the horizon for me and the company alike.


SAP Consultant

I truly enjoy working at abat. The flexible working environment and professional colleagues have made my experience here exceptional. The culture of collaboration and willingness to offer help has allowed me to develop my skills in SAP. Overall, I feel grateful to be a part of such a supportive and dynamic team


Business Development

abat is a high-tech company, which focus on the specific areas deeply. The attitude of abat towards our customers and business partners is professional, sincere, honest and respect. To the employees, abat provides a humanity culture and environment. The company regards and manages the employees in the way that we are all adults, e.g. to give us enough trust and freedom so that we can arrange our work and develop ourselves. In one word, abat is a professional high-tech company with humanity.


Legal Representative

For me, abat means a combination of independent work and strong teamwork.


General Manager

At abat, we believe in the magic of mutual trust, personal responsibility, and respectful cooperation rather than rigid rules and long coordination. This creates a dynamic and enjoyable work environment, that results in exceptional experiences for our customers. I am amazed by the wonder of this guiding principle.


SAP Consultant

What is special about abat is the future-oriented work culture with freedom to constantly develop and face new challenges together. Flat hierarchies and a freely configurable work spectrum set new standards for a self-organized company and friendly interaction in the workplace.