Electronic submissions

are a challenge to master in the area of crop protection and other regulated domains: How  can documents to be submitted be best indexed, organized and lifecycled? How can dossiers be prepared and managed over time?  What formats can be used to transport the information to authorities? What products, tools and techniques are there?
I have  profound expertise to assist you with those types of questions

My profile

My name is Georg Schifferdecker and live in Weinheim, Germany.

I joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997. Within HP I  have been working as senior consultant and solution architect in the area of document management, archiving for more than 20 years, working for customers in public, industry, transporation. Since 2005 I started specializing in the domain of regulatory affairs, especially focused around the creation, management and eletronic submission of dossiers from industry to authority. 

I have been working for multiple global players in thr crop protection domain, helping the companies to rethink and reimplement the system landscape used for electronic submissions, consisting of systems for document management, dossier creation, dossier publication, as well as surrounding systems like reference data systems or planning systems. I worked for the European industry association for crop protection and was responsible for the organization of industry meetings as well as for the maintenance of electronic submission standards.

I have left HP on September 30th, 2017 and since then work as an independent consultant. 

I have certifications for solution architecture (HP ITSA, TOGAF), ITSM (ITIL v3 foundation) and various soft skills and project management trainings. I speak German, English and French fluently.


Business Consulting

I offer business consulting for all questions related to the electronic submission process in crop protection and other regulated domains.

Requirements management

I am specialized in the requirements management using all kinds of techniques, in order to get a proven set of requirements for subsequent implementation phases.

Solution Architecture

I have extensive experience from various project to develop a functional solution architecture for a dedicated system or application landscape.


I like to work and communicate with people in order to get sustainable results. Preparing and moderation of workshops is a key component for success in getting good team results.


Solution architect for a mass archive for a global logistics provider, now archiving around 10 million documents a year. Transitioning of the service to a private cloud environment.

Enterprise architect for a federation of German authority to harmonize the application landscape for tax declaration processing.                                                 

Solution architect and designer for a web-based scanning solutions for a German authority, replacgin fat-client scan applications. Price winner in 2017 German e-government competition.
Long-term support in analysis and redesign of the application landscape for dossier submission for a global player in agrochemical submissions. 
Support of the expert group of regulatory affairs from crop industry in Europe. Maintenance of the European electronic eSubmission standard . 
Member of a working group for electronic submissions on OECD level, with significant contributions to the initial version of  a new submission standards and its continuous improvement


I am interested in projects in Germany or worldwide, from short-term consulting engagements to long-term architecture engagements. If you want to know more about my skills and are interested in my services, please contact me via the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.