Fast, affordable migration to Microsoft Intune – thanks to the EBF Onboarder

  • Customer

    Krombacher Brauerei

  • Services

    UEM EBF Onboarder migration tool, consulting, and support

  • Industry


Mats Schmal

Information Processing

We were able to successfully reduce our migration timeline to the absolute minimum thanks to the EBF Onboarder tool and the profound mobility expertise offered by EBF and Bechtle. EBF provided highly competent and fast support.


The Krombacher Brauerei team and their IT service provider Bechtle were seeking an efficient, affordable path to migrate their devices to the Microsoft Intune UEM solution.

Our contribution

Sale of licenses for our EBF Onboarder migration tool Assistance, consulting, and support in line with best practices throughout the entire migration process


Smooth, efficient, and fast device transition to Microsoft Intune within just a few months – no manual migration required.


There are around 1,200 devices in use at Krombacher Brauerei. The German brewery’s approximately 1,000 employees use these devices for a wide range of everyday tasks.

In 2023 the Krombacher IT team made a joint decision with its IT service provider Bechtle Dortmund to migrate the iOS and Android devices from the SOPHOS Mobile Control UEM solution to Microsoft Intune.

They wanted the device migration to go as smoothly and efficiently as possible with minimum manual effort. Bechtle Dortmund recommended the EBF Onboarder along with the EBF team’s expertise for this step. After all, EBF’s UEM migration solution simplifies device migration and user communication, offers transparent reporting options, and relieves the burden on IT admins considerably during the transition process.

Johannes Althaus

District Manager, Bechtle Germany

With the EBF Onboarder, the EBF team has developed a solution that alleviates the pressure on IT teams, ensuring each migration project is a success. The experts at EBF have already facilitated countless UEM migrations and possess a wealth of expertise in this field. This is why we are delighted to make EFB and the EFB Onboarder a part of our customer projects. What better way to ensure a successful UEM migration?

Our contribution

Preparing for migration

To prepare the UEM migration as effectively as possible, the experts at EBF first reviewed Krombacher Brauerei’s requirements and determined whether they were feasible. Then they planned a multi-phase migration, dividing employees into different groups, which would then successively launch the migration via their devices.

The EBF team built a test version of the EBF Onboarder (proof-of-concept) in Krombacher Brauerei’s IT landscape. Das Team der EBF baute eine Testinstanz des EBF Onboarders (Proof-of-concept) in der IT-Umgebung der Krombacher Brauerei auf. For instance, there was a problem at first with the device settings for certificates and firewalls. The EBF experts were able to quickly resolve the issue. Following the successful test phase, they directly transferred the EBF Onboarder’s test tenant to a productive environment, paving the way for a rapid migration. The EBF experts optimally prepared the SOPHOS Mobile Control source system and the Microsoft Intune target system for the transition using their best-practice approach to ensure a smooth start to the migration from the old system to the new one.

UEM migration with EBF Onboarder

The EBF team was available to lend a hand to the Krombacher IT team throughout the active migration. They discussed the status quo, next steps, and current challenges during regularly scheduled jour fixe meetings. The Krombacher team’s second level support also had constant access to a fixed contact at EBF, who provided a rapid response to any questions that arose. We were able to successfully reduce our migration timeline to the absolute minimum thanks to the EBF Onboarder tool and the profound mobility expertise offered by EBF and Bechtle. EBF provided highly competent and fast support.


These efforts enabled Krombacher to complete the migration quickly – within just three months. Staging the migration process in phases meant that employees could go about their daily work with little to no interruptions. The EBF Onboarder and the expertise provided by EBF significantly eased the IT team’s workload during the migration, thus enabling them to focus on other IT tasks.

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