Our Company


We provide fast and reliable high-quality support to our customers in all areas of SAP Human Capital Management (Cloud1) and OnPremise2)).  Our around-the-clock services are available in many countries.

1) Cloud … is defined as the modern SAP solutions in the cloud, such as SuccessFactors, WorkForce, Fieldglas, Concur, etc., which can be used without any hardware investments;
2) OnPremise … refers to the traditional SAP HCM or SAP HR solution, which requires additional owned or leased hardware.


The HCM ADVICE team consists of highly committed, success-oriented and friendly individuals. We combine high technical know-how, personnel management expertise and over 20 years of consulting experience in the field—all for our customers’ benefit.
When implementing and using SAP Human Capital Management and SuccessFactors, we make your satisfaction our top priority.

The following points are crucial to the continuous success of our company HCM ADVICE:


In addition, we offer the know-how and information transfer in as much depth as desired by the customers



Our team consists of consultants with international experience, high degree of social competence, multi-lingual knowledge and excellent educational background in Computer Science and/or Economy.

We provide our customers with consulting services in multiple languages: Chinese, German, English, French, Indian-Malayalam, Slovak, Spanish, Rumanian, Czech, Hungarian and many more. We provide diverse expertise not only for manufacturing, commercial and service enterprises from various industries, but also for different departments of public administration.

Our project managers and consultants are committed to the fulfillment of customers’ requirements with prompt, high quality solutions in compliance with our project management methodology. Our managers supervise the implementation of projects and systematically instruct the personal development of our employees into highly accomplished consultants.

Together,  a group of people can make better decisions than an  individual.1) Bearing this in mind, we have developed a strong culture of teamwork which enables us to efficiently provide the best solutions for our customers. An additional advantage of this is that several consultants are well-informed about a single customer’s requirements, ensuring that there is a contact person available for the customer at any time.

1)See for instance “The Wisdom of crowds. Why the Many are smarter than the few.” James Surowiecki, 2004.

Founder and CEO of HCM ADVICE

Ing. Mag. Michael Berthold

Michael Berthold is the founder and visionary leader of HCM ADVICE. He has many years of experience in SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting, as Head of Human Resource Management as well as in classic management consulting (e.g. company restructuring, cost-cutting, process optimization and coaching). In addition, he held positions as interim manager, both in the branch of production and distribution of consumer goods as well as for IT companies. He also holds many years of experience working in M&A/Corporate Finance.

Our motto: “We generate satisfied customers who enjoy working with us. To ensure it stays that way, we give our best effort every day.”


SAP NOW Switzerland 2021

Moving Your Business Ahead of Change!

Start your journey towards digital transformation at the SAP NOW Switzerland 2021 Digital Weeks. Join us at the HR Focus Day on 14 April when we introduce our SIMPLERIX App – the perfect solution for everyone who is either already using or about to implement Position Management in SuccessFactors Employee Central. We look forward to interesting and exciting discussions at our virtual booth on the following days: IT Focus (13 April), HR Focus (14 April) and Finance Focus (20 April). What are you waiting for? Register now! Participation is free of charge.

Our Team is growing again

Welcome to HCM ADVICE!

We are pleased to have our new team members: Heghine, Lena, Maria, Xuewei, Fabian, Lukas and Martin join us for a delicious welcome dinner. We wish all ccof them a great start and the very best success in their new professional challenges.

SAP Quality Gold Award

Congratulations Kistler Group!

We’d like to congratulate our customer Kistler Group for receiving the prestigious SAP Quality Gold Award in “Cloud Transformation”. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to implement this outstanding project. Thank you for the great cooperation!

Corona: We are still working for you!

In order to protect the health of our employees and to limit the spread of the coronavirus, we have decided to switch to remote work.

Since Monday, March 16th, the HCM ADVICE team has stayed off-site. Even if we are working from home, we will continue to offer our customers excellent service.

We all are adhering to the official recommendations and taking care of each other so that we can once again soon enjoy a coffee or lunch break with our customers, partners, and colleagues.

Your HCM ADVICE team

Corona: free e-learning courses

We’re all in this together! Our Partner OpenSesame is offering free access to online courses about preventing the spread of the coronavirus as well as how to work and manage remotely. Great initiative! Like, Learn, Share -> https://bit.ly/2WKcFMq  #strongertogether

System optimization at LOEB!

ADVICE supports SAP migration

LOEB wanted to replace their existing SAP system with “SAP Best Practices for Retail”. ADVICE carried out the project for LOEB, helped reduce legacy issues and optimized processes for the SAP HCM module.

Find out more about our successful cooperation in the success story!

Read LOEB Success Story


A long-term partnership!

Success Story: Sulzer and ADVICE

Sulzer was looking for a reliable partner who takes care of all SAP HR matters – from ongoing support to projects. Together with HCM ADVICE, Sulzer accomplished their goals of having a global harmonized SAP HR landscape without neglecting local processes and country-specific requirements.

Find out more about our partnership with Sulzer in the Success Story.

Read Sulzer Success Story


HCM ADVICE & Bookboon join forces

The largest business eBook publisher

HCM ADVICE partners with world’s largest business eBook publisher Bookboon.com

Bookboon.com is widely known for providing high quality eBooks to develop business employees. The Bookboon eLibrary solution gives your company access to a vast library of short quality
eBooks that fit with your employees’ busy schedules. Therefore ADVICE has partnered up with Bookboon to provide even better support to our customers thanks to SAP Human Capital Management and SuccessFactors solutions.

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