EDEN Day 11

EDEN (European Digital Entity Norm) is the first of its kind and offers new revolutionary insights of the digital future. The Group of Analysts launched with its EDEN survey and study an overview of the current state of digitalisation in European companies. You are already an ISCM pro? For sure? Today you get present number 11 from us. Download it…

THE SPECIAL MOMENT

Photographer Steve McCurry captures moments with his photographs that would otherwise be lost BY ANJA FAHS Steve McCurry is a globally celebrated photographer who has long been an icon of photojournalism. His “Afghan Girl”, the portrait of a refugee child in Pakistan, went around the world on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1984….

EDEN Day 10

EDEN (European Digital Entity Norm) is the first of its kind and offers new revolutionary insights of the digital future. The Group of Analysts launched with its EDEN survey and study an overview of the current state of digitalisation in European companies. It’s Day 10 of our EDEN Advent Calendar. Now it’s time to reap the fruits of knowledge. In…

EDEN Day 9

EDEN (European Digital Entity Norm) is the first of its kind and offers new revolutionary insights of the digital future. The Group of Analysts launched with its EDEN survey and study an overview of the current state of digitalisation in European companies. The first piece of the ISCM cake was not enough for you? Awesome! Today you get the second part…

VISIONARY

Interactive clothing for improved performance BY NADINE PELZER The unique history of Red Bull goes back to the 1980s, when it was launched as a completely revolutionary product – the energy drink. Today, it is one of the world’s strongest brands, known as much for the beverage as it is for Formula 1 and extreme…

EDEN Day 8

Heads up and eyes wide open! With a new publication form, The Group of Analysts is focusing on exciting topics relating to the digital revolution at irregular intervals. This always happens in collaboration with a partner that has managed to convince us through their extraordinary performance. Be ready for our cooperation with parsionate on this brand new topic!…

ON SEARCHING AND FINDING

Embarking on an adventure of discovery with personalised customer journeys BY SHAMANTH SHANKAR The customer experience ecosystem is no longer a linear paradigm moving from being educated about the products to purchase to support. Customers go online not only to shop, but also to find inspiration to research products and to avail post-purchase services.  Enterprises…

Get it! The new Listen! Consulting MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-Engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Listen! Consulting. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep dive analysation. Besides that…

EDEN Day 7

Heads up and eyes wide open! With a new publication form, The Group of Analysts is focusing on exciting topics relating to the digital revolution at irregular intervals. This always happens in collaboration with a partner that has managed to convince us through their extraordinary performance. Be ready for our cooperation with Intershop on our pioneering topic! Did…

FORWARD-THINKING

Inspire customers with a sustainable shopping experience BY SANDRA SKULTÉTY Today, the quality of content is more important than ever before, as potential customers are getting in touch with brands and interacting with products around the clock. Therefore, a convincing customer experience is decisive for buying and best possible quality of relevant information is the…

INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES

Exploring the unknown BY ANJA FAHS In Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi blockbuster “Alien: Covenant”, a small vehicle made by Audi caused a stir. The Audi lunar quattro is a rover used to navigate and explore the terrain of foreign planets, gathering data for the team aboard the “Covenant” colonisation ship. In the meantime, a real…

EDEN Day 6

EDEN (European Digital Entity Norm) is the first of its kind and offers new revolutionary insights of the digital future. The Group of Analysts launched with its EDEN survey and study an overview of the current state of digitalisation in European companies. Ho ho ho are you ready? Today is Saint Nicholas Day and it’s time to get to the…

EDEN Day 5

EDEN (European Digital Entity Norm) is the first of its kind and offers new revolutionary insights of the digital future. The Group of Analysts launched with its EDEN survey and study an overview of the current state of digitalisation in European companies. You are already a digitalisation and ISCM pro? For sure? Need for Action! Today you get present number 5…

Get it! The new Codeware PrintPub MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Codeware regarding the Print Publishing market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep…

EDEN Day 4

Heads up and eyes wide open! Usability becomes the decisive criterion in the battle between the ISCM providers. Therefore, get ready for this cooperation with Akeneo on this thrilling and important topic! Get the PDFs of the Whitepaper on Usability 2.0 for free and receive more information. DOWNLOAD the German PDF: Usability2.0_DE DOWNLOAD the English PDF: Usability2.0_EN…

EDEN Day 3

Organisational integration as key factor for success. Interlinking individual software markets to form an overall functioning ISCM system landscape requires experience and technical know-how on selecting, introducing and connecting the required software solutions. A large number of people across the company are involved and work together effectively. Test yourself at www.edenstudy.com. Picture credit: Everett – Art, Courtesy of Shutterstock,…

MASTERFUL INSIGHTS

Making the knowledge of the best tangible BY ANJA FAHS Having acting classes with Hollywood star Kevin Spacey, taking singing lessons with Christina Aguilera, learning to have stage presence from R&B artist Usher or attending comedy courses with Steve Martin. Where does Werner Herzog acquire the creativity for his movie masterpieces and would you not…

EDEN Day 2

Did you know…? Trends must be implemented in order to endure. Only companies with the appropriate infrastructure in place to procure, manage, and modify data, are able to implement them. Enterprises can use them as a tool to distinguish themselves from the competition. Here, the Information Supply Chain Management (ISCM), plays an essential role. Test yourself at www.edenstudy.com. Picture credit: Everett – Art, Courtesy of…

ARTISANRY

On tradition and dedication at Florence-based family enterprise La Marzocco BY NORA MANTHEY La Marzocco has been making espresso machines by hand in Italy since 1927. Yet the business of the Bambi family has become a global symbol of Italian lifestyle and delicious espresso. La Marzocco’s machines run under high pressure in specialty cafés in…

EDEN Day 1

Hi there, Christmas is close and we are excited to announce our brand new EDEN Advent calendar! To shorten time till 24/12, each day we will post an interesting fact about our EDEN study or our latest Whitepaper. Be prepared for some nice digital surprises! In the meantime, check out http://www.edenstudy.com. Lots of digital love,…

Get it! The new Comosoft PrintPub MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Comosoft regarding the Print Publishing market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep…

Heads up and eyes wide open!

In our third Whitepaper, we present Intershop as our co-author, tackling the topic of the improvement and intensification customer interaction in B2B achieved through digital client portals, such as mobile apps for employees and customers. A matured digital B2B customer portal and mobile apps represent a long-term and comprehensive overall concept suitable for accompanying the…

SPOT ON!

That’s how advertising works today BY PATRICK LINDNER Communication agencies face a Herculean task with digital transformation, because in order to accompany their customer’s digitalisation they first have to advance their own. The digital revolution not only changes how and where advertisements are now perceived, but also how all types of adverts are produced in…

EDEN: Digitalisierung im Unternehmen messen

Information Supply Chain Management (ISCM) ist der zentrale Ansatzpunkt für die digitale Transformation im Unternehmen. Die vom Marktforschungsunternehmen The Group of Analysts initiierte EDEN Study misst den Grad der Digitalisierung und die damit verbundenen Chancen und Risiken für Unternehmen in Deutschland. Unternehmen können sich im Rahmen eines Tests mit den Ergebnissen der Studie messen lassen…

Get it! The new Namics MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-Engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Namics. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep dive analysation. Besides that the…

CENTRE OF IDEAS

Where engineers think outside the box BY CHRISTIAN PECHER A changing world entails unknown challenges. Questions arising from this provide the fertile ground in which new ideas germinate. Expanding building sizes in metropolitan cities have inspired the creative heads at thyssenkrupp elevator technology to rethink the traditional elevator principles. Head of Product Development, Markus Jetter,…

Information Supply Chain Management

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the information supply chain. The ISCM is a chain of networked software solutions analogous to the classic supply chain. It means all relevant data on products, services and measures related to those services as well as target group…

THE LUX REBELS

The evolution of W Hotels Worldwide BY ANJA FAHS The W Hotel Barcelona is one of the most striking sights on the coast of Barcelona. Its iconic sail form and the breathtaking view of the sea is unique and saw the hotel set new standards from the beginning. Now all rooms and suites have been…

Get it! The new Intershop ECOM MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company Intershop Communications regarding the E-COM market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep…

Humans first, technology serves

Customer and employee interaction in the focus of digitalisation With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, The Group of Analysts will be focusing on exciting topics relating to the digital revolution at irregular intervals. This always happens in collaboration with a partner that has managed to convince us through its extraordinary performance. For our third Whitepaper we present Intershop as…

DFI: Heads up and eyes wide open

In our second Whitepaper, we present parsionate as our partner, tackling the topics of Data Flux Index and the organisational implementation of Information Supply Chain Management in companies in the shape of an ISCM Advisory Board. Digitalisation projects are making increasingly high demands on information and processes within the entire ISCM system landscape. The connection of various software solutions is…

DIGITAL MINDSET

Interview with Alexa Wackernagel, Leader Digital Business at Elektro-Material AG BY NADINE PELZER & SABINE STAHL Digital transformation is networking the entire globe to an ever greater extent. And it is the wholesale sector in particular that is currently facing a digitalisation process that will fundamentally change its business model. We asked Alexa Wackernagel, Head…

The eight focus markets of EDEN

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the detailed individual evaluation of the main software markets which play an essential role in our EDEN study. They are broken down by: industry, wholesale, retail, mail order and other sectors. The following graphics visualise…

Temel Kahyaoglu in conversation with Jochen Wiechen

Temel Kahyaoglu, Chief Analyst TGOA, in conversation with Dr Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop Communications, on the digital evolution As CEO of Intershop Communications AG, Dr Jochen Wiechen took over the management of the company on 1 September 2015, including finance, in addition to the technical departments he had led since 2013 as CTO at Intershop. Previous…

ISCM als wichtigster Erfolgsfaktor für die Digitalisierung

techconsult hat in Zusammenarbeit mit The Group of Analysts (TGOA) den Stand des Information Supply Chain Managements (ISCM) in deutschen Unternehmen untersucht, das als zentrales Element der digitalen Transformation betrachtet werden kann. Die Ergebnisse diskutieren die Analysten in der EDEN Study. Unternehmen können sich im Rahmen eines Tests mit den Ergebnissen der Studie messen lassen…

NICE TO MEET YOU

A little owl wins over our conference rooms BY SABINE STAHL What at first glance looks like a cute grey loudspeaker actually has a great deal more to offer. The adorable little helper has big plans and wants to revolutionise the way we conduct videoconferences worldwide. The two minds behind the start-up Owl Labs have…

EDEN Trend: IoT

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the latest digital trends. How a vision can transform into an essential trend is proven by The Internet of Things. In his 1991 essay ‘The Computer for the 21st Century’, Mark Weiser already outlined the idea of a global infrastructure…

WALK THE LINE

Step by step towards the goal BY NADINE PELZER High above, between heaven and earth and in complete tranquillity, the young Frenchman Pablo Signoret balances highly concentrated on a highline in a breath-taking mountain panorama. The highline is the more extreme and demanding version of the slackline, which requires a perfect control of body and…

Data Flux Index

Digital heartbeat of ISCM With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, The Group of Analysts will be focusing on exciting topics relating to the digital revolution at irregular intervals. This always happens in collaboration with a partner that has managed to convince us through its extraordinary performance. For our second Whitepaper we present parsionate as our partner. In this one,…

Get it! The new e-sphere MPW

Hey there, Nice to meet you! We are The Group of Analysts. Our philosophy: Market Research Re-Engineered. For you we have thrown a light on the company e-sphere. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep dive analysation. Besides that the…

LUFTGEKÜHLT

Legends bringing the past and the present BY ANJA FAHS This is like Christmas Day for Porsche enthusiasts: one Porsche after the other in a large courtyard located in San Pedro, California, the range of colours reminiscent of a rainbow – although the typical pastel hues of the 1960s and the bright colours of the…

MIT LEICHTIGKEIT ZUM ERFOLG

Die essenzielle Zutat des B2B-Digitalmarketing VON STEPHAN A. NOBS Weg vom Push-Marketing, hin zum Pull-Marketing. Der Schlüssel zum Erfolg im B2B-Digitalmarketing liegt in der Leichtigkeit – soll heißen, Ihre Interessenten müssen jederzeit mühelos an die für sie persönlich relevanten Inhalte gelangen. Als Marketer gilt es somit, Interessenten oder Kunden auf ihrer Reise zu begleiten und…

Usability 2.0

New dimensions of usability With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, The Group of Analysts will be focusing on exciting topics relating to the digital revolution at irregular intervals. This always happens in collaboration with a partner that has managed to convince us through its extraordinary performance. For our first Whitepaper we chose Akeneo to be our partner. With…

EDEN Trend: The Cloud

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the latest digital trends. For some the Cloud has become the “old hat” or is simply dismissed with an eye-roll but look again. The Cloud is on the best way to ultimately disconnect those servers, that…

Temel Kahyaoglu im Gespräch mit Rüdiger Friedrich

Temel Kahyaoglu, Chief Analyst TGOA, im Gespräch mit Rüdiger Friedrich, technischer Leiter bei eggheads, über PIM als SaaS Diplom-Ökonom Rüdiger Friedrich ist bei den eggheads als technischer Leiter für die Bereiche Projekte, Service & Support verantwortlich. Vor seinem Start bei den eggheads hat er sich mit der Entwicklung von Selbstbedienungskomponenten bei Finanz Informatik GmbH in Hannover beschäftigt….

HEADING FOR NEW SHORES

The General Data Protection Regulation as an opportunity BY MIRJAM DEBORA MARSCHALL The revised General Data Protection Regulation came into effect in spring 2016 and will have to be adhered to by all companies within the European Union from next year onwards. Progress has been slow in light of the comprehensive changes and tightening regulations…

EDEN Trend: Big Data

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the latest digital trends. For this one it is all in a name. Big Data, the name speaks for itself. These are data sets so large, they can no longer be evaluated with conventional technologies…

COLOCATIONIX

Where lives were once saved, has now become one of Europe’s safest data centres BY GERRIT REICHERT A photo taken in 1944 shows a bombed-out wasteland. The west of Bremen is nothing but rubble, not a building or outline recognisable as far as the eye can see. The only exception: a high-rise bunker – in…

DYNAMIC PULSE

Systems to face future challenges BY NIKO HENSCHEN Product information management systems provide support when compiling and maintaining product data. Conventional systems, however, are often too static. Companies require flexible and future-proof systems that adapt to the growing challenges of the global markets and enable efficient work. There are lots of trading and manufacturing companies…

EDEN Trend: Blurred Reality

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the latest digital trends. One of them was ridiculed at first, but is now a most topical trend – Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). For a long time, Augmented Reality was lagging behind…

Temel Kahyaoglu im Gespräch mit Stephan A. Nobs

Temel Kahyaoglu, Chief Analyst TGOA, im Gespräch mit Stephan A. Nobs, CMO von BrandMaker, über Customer Engagement Der gebürtige Schweizer und studierte Betriebswirt startete seine Karriere als Product Manager bei Beiersdorf. Vor seinem Wechsel zu BrandMaker hat Stephan Nobs Assetlink Europa mitgegründet und aufgebaut. Nach dem Verkauf des Unternehmens an SAS Institute verantwortete er den Bereich Business…

ON A GROWTH TRAJECTORY

On the opportunities harboured by cross-functional working BY MATHIAS WURTH Why should we be concerned with silos? What happens when departments compete with one another? Shouldn’t we focus on those functions that create the most added value, and ensure that priorities are set by those managers who are most familiar with their individual areas of…