E-procurement at Stuttgart Airport

Despite stable business development and above-average growth in passenger numbers, cost pressure has also risen steadily at Stuttgart Airport in recent years. One keyword that therefore came up more and more often was e-procurement.

The switch from conventional to electronic processes has a lasting positive impact on the value chain in the areas of procurement, materials management and logistics. The responsible persons agreed on this. As a partner for electronic procurement, Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH selected DATAGROUP, the IT service provider for medium-sized companies and operator of the platform.


  • Web platform for decentralized procurement
  • Automate the procurement process and shorten lead times
  • Increase transparency in the procurement area
  • Integrate processes into the ERP landscape without media discontinuity
  • Relieve the purchasing department and create resources for strategic tasks
  • Appearance in the corporate design of the “air-buy” brand of Stuttgart Airport
  • Supplier access for independent catalog import
  • Retrieval of stock materials


With its platform, DATAGROUP electronically maps the business relationships between Stuttgart Airport and the suppliers. The customer is thus not subject to any restrictions and can continue and supplement his existing relationships without any problems. The web server makes the complete ordering functionality available to users in a personalized manner when they dial in via the Internet. All documents generated in the system, such as orders, invoices, order confirmations, etc., are automatically transferred to the connected ERP systems of the customers and the MMS of the suppliers.


  • Catalog and configuration items
  • Individual shopping carts, multi-session capable
  • Individual favorite lists for the users
  • Possibility of quick entry
  • Extensive search functions
  • Sorting of the article lists
  • Workflow for fixed assets
  • Permanent status overview of the operations
  • Statistics available via integrated Excel interface


  • Productive with EDI of orders, goods receipts, invoices since spring 2005
  • Baden-Airpark connection 2011
  • Connection SAP Maintenance 2011
  • Development, 7*24 operation by DATAGROUP
  • Integration into the internal Share Point portal since 2013
  • Hosting of the solution at DATAGROUP

Henriette Wander
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About Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart Airport is the largest airport in Baden-Württemberg. Its main purpose is to transport passengers, but it also handles cargo. Since 2014, it has borne the name “Manfred Rommel Airport”. This is in recognition of the work of Manfred Rommel (*1928 – † 2013), who was Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Lord Mayor of Stuttgart for many years.