FOODTASTIC

How Metro sweetens their customer’s experience BY CHRISTIAN PECHER The number of online sales has risen rapidly in recent years. Enterprises have to position themselves anew with regard to digitalisation, not only to meet their customer’s demands but also to stay competitive internationally. Next to the implementation of new technologies into existing IT structures, the…

FUTURE-ORIENTED

Insights into the digitalisation strategy of the Intersport Group BY SOPHIA BLANK All journeys start with an initial step, this is also the case for the digitalisation journey that virtually all companies have to embark on today. And Intersport – the largest medium-sized retail cooperative within the sports retail sector – is also making swift…

Wussten Sie, dass…

… bei 12% der EDEN-Befragten zwar keine Strategie bekannt oder vorhanden ist, sich dennoch zeigt, dass die Mehrheit bereits digital-strategisch investiert, vor allem in das Information Supply Chain Management:   Abb.: In welche Themen haben Sie investiert? Quelle: http://www.edenstudy.com Digitale Informationslieferkette als Vorrausetzung für neue digitale Geschäftsmodelle 88% der Befragten sind mit den Ergebnissen der…

Data Flux Index

Digital heartbeat of ISCM With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. For this Whitepaper we worked together with parsionate. We have tackled the topics of…

Get it! The new Lynx 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 Lynx 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…

ELECTRIFYING

Industrial Design by Hartmut Esslinger BY ANJA FAHS In the late 1960s, a student in Altensteig, in Germany’s tranquil Black Forest, had a vision. He wanted to turn the world of design entirely on its head. Hartmut Esslinger established esslinger design, thus heralding the beginning of a new era in which product design learned the…

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…

CREATIVE COMMUNITY

Kickstarter forges links through inspiring projects BY ANJA FAHS Whether it be an art project, a videogame, a music album, a novel light design or clever outdoor gear – the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter lets you introduce unique ideas and realise them through financial support from friends, fans or inspired strangers. Ideas span from homemade postcards…

LEADING THROUGH INFORMATION

Success through reliable product information BY ANJA FAHS In the digital world, consumers turn to e-commerce sites and internet applications when searching for products, querying product information and, ultimately, making purchase decisions. If they can’t find what they’re looking for, they move on. With 1WorldSync, companies can provide relevant product information and top-quality digital content…

Digital development assistance

Projects to improve B2B customer interaction When the prerequisites have been met by the company, specific projects such as increasing customer satisfaction can be initiated by the ISCM team. This is introduced in the following through digitalisation projects in the B2B sector, with a focus on the most current developments for more intensive customer interaction…

ALL-ROUND SUCCESS

Product information and customer requirements in a nutshell BY YAEL DAVIDOWITZ-NEU Today’s hyperconnected consumers have more choices than ever, and their expectations of brands have increased accordingly. Buyers use multiple sales channels and expect to be able to travel through them seamlessly, which means that all customer touch points must offer accurate, timely and consistent…

Get it! The new IT-Informatik PIM 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 IT-Informatik regarding the PIM market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep dive…

DIGITAL SEDUCTION

The Group of Analysts presents Europe’s largest digitalisation study. Time to pick the fruits from the tree of knowledge. BY MATTHIAS WESSELMANN In the 21st century, digitalisation leaves no field untouched. Initially eyed with scepticism, many businesses have since come to realise the benefits of digitalisation and the advantages it brings. Big data, cloud solutions,…

GLOBAL CONNECTION

The Internet of Things becomes a real growth driver BY DORIS SALCHINGER From connected computers to intelligent digitalised habitats – the Internet of Things represents an enormous innovation boost. Smart, networked objects are finding their way into every industry, not only changing our private everyday lives and consumer habits, but also taking over factory floors….

Excellency and adaptability of the ISCM

Establishing the organisation of the ISCM is not a single occurrence. The constant change of the digital world requires the ISCM and the company’s digital strategy to constantly develop further while remaining adaptable. The knowledge acquired from the regular provision of the Data Flux can help support implementation. The tasks of the ISCM Advisory Board are extensive. The following questions can be…

Usability 2.0

What is better is the enemy of what is good. A proverb, but still apt: better systems are prevailing, often at breath-taking speed within the context of the current digital revolution. But this kind of development is anything but new. Companies that researched their target groups more carefully, always drew the right conclusions and then offered the right products and/or services became…

PERFECTLY POSITIONED

Tailor-made solutions for a successful agency BY JOACHIM FISCHER Stagnating or falling marketing budgets, a growing number of media touchpoints and shrinking marketing departments, make it impossible for many clients to meet the challenges of communication. The consequence is an increasing demand for comprehensive consultation and made-to-measure concepts designed to work on all channels.  How…

Innovative and traditional company strategy

Digital customer portals and apps for sales and after-sales In order to turn customer interactions into positive experiences and to increase turnover, B2B companies have to define a company-wide, long-term target vision on customer interaction. The target vision concerns both digital as well as traditional challenges in order to meet the changed requirements of business customers. B2B customers are…

ASTOUNDING WORLD OF CULINARY DELIGHTS

Miele is reinventing the cooking experience BY MIRJAM DEBORA MARSCHALL Over and over again, the desire for innovativeness and creativity is a driving force for science and business. These two factors decide over entrepreneurial success and are indispensable in today’s fast-changing age. One of the most successful companies that elegantly and easily overcomes these challenges…

Die Welt im digitalen Wandel – ohne Deutschland?

Deutschland droht den Anschluss zu verlieren – das sagen diverse Verbände mit Bezug auf die Digitalisierungsbestrebungen der künftigen Bundesregierung. Tatsächlich scheint die Digitalisierung hierzulande hinterherzuhinken. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt die EDEN-Studie. „Die Digitalisierung ist die größte Veränderung der Gegenwart. Dieser Veränderung kann man nicht erfolgreich begegnen, indem man nichts ändert“ – so die ersten beiden…

Get it! The new kolb digital 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 kolb digital. 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…

Organisational implementation of ISCM in companies

With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. For this Whitepaper we worked with parsionate on the topics of Data Flux Index and the organisational implementation of…

CULT STATUS

Interview with Marius Eschweiler, Global Business Development at Leica Camera AG BY NADINE PELZER The small red logo makes the hearts of people across the globe beat that little bit faster. Although very discreet, admirers can always spot it from afar. Leica has been all about German engineering artistry, superlative quality and unbeatable products for…

Ability to Use on the user interface

With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. In this Whitepaper, together with Akeneo we have taken on a topic that is eminently important for implementing digital…

The path to increased customer satisfaction

With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. In this Whitepaper, together with Intershop we have tackled the topic of improving and intensifying customer interaction…

Zufriedenheit im Rahmen der digitalen Transformation

Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Diskussion um ein Ministerium für Digitales zeigen wir heute auf, wie (un)zufrieden deutsche Unternehmen mit dem Stand der digitalen Transformation tatsächlich sind: Abb.: Wie zufrieden sind Sie mit der digitalen Transformation in Bezug auf folgende Aspekte? Quelle: http://www.edenstudy.com Vorangehen – mit einem Analystenhaus als Partner   Gesellschaftspolitische Entwicklungen abzuwarten war noch…

A MOMENT IN TIME

Unique works of art made for eternity BY JASMIN HUMMEL The latest iteration of the Phantom is being celebrated as the world’s best car. It is the symbol of a reinterpretation of the ‘Architecture of Luxury’. What makes it so special is the unique, high-end design of the interior, the brainchild of the Rolls-Royce design…

IT’S ALL ABOUT CONNECTIVITY

When the coffee maker orders beans all by itself BY SOPHIA BLANK There is no buzzword more popular than the Internet of Things. Yet IoT is not so much a new phenomenon than a repeat offender with high potential. So what’s behind the IoT trend which has dominated the digital world for years? Over the…

Get it! The new Wedia MRM 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 Wedia regarding the MRM market. Just take a look on the side, there you can see the Market Performance Wheel (MPW) – the result of our deep dive…

Daten-Silos aufbrechen und Digitalisierungspotenzial befreien

Unternehmen kämpfen nach wie vor häufig damit, dass Daten an eine Anwendung gebunden sind und somit in sogenannten „Daten-Silos“ gefangen sind. Dadurch entsteht erheblicher Mehraufwand bei der Datenpflege. Auch können Daten nicht über Systemgrenzen hinweg genutzt werden, weil Schnittstellen fehlen und somit der Datenfluss unterbrochen ist. Essenziell für den Digitalisierungserfolg im Unternehmen ist es, diese…

Data Flux Index

Digital heartbeat of ISCM With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. For this Whitepaper we present parsionate as our partner. In this one, we…

Winter Elegance

After a summer of automated out of office responses, the coming winter months brings an influx of appropriate cold weather workwear. Whatever your workplace’s dress code, it never goes unnoticed by clients, colleagues and your boss if you make an effort with your wardrobe. Below is the pick of a failsafe winter business look which…

Usability 2.0

New dimensions of usability With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. With usability, together with Akeneo have taken on a topic that is eminently important…

Wussten Sie, dass …

… knapp 40% der Unternehmen Anfang 2017 noch kein konkretes Vorhaben zur digitalen Transformation gestartet hatten? Auch existierten bei 38,9% der Befragten noch keine konkreten Pläne, die digitale Transformation anzugehen. Nur für knapp ein Viertel der Unternehmen gab es bereits vor 2014 entsprechende Vorhaben. Abb.: Seit wann gibt es konkrete Vorhaben und Projekte zur digitalen…

Get it! The new Werk II 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 Werk II 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…

Humans first, technology serves

Customer and employee interaction in the focus of digitalisation With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, 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 its extraordinary performance. In this Whitepaper, together with Intershop we have…

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Engelhorn on its way into the digital future BY JASMIN STÖCKLE Founded by Georg Engelhorn and Adam Sturm in 1890 as a business selling apparel for men and boys, the fashion and sportswear and equipment store Engelhorn – located in the heart of the ‘City of Squares’ Mannheim – is one of the leading addresses…

PENCIL, PAPER, SCISSORS

A journey to the multi-faceted world of Office Depot Europe BY NADINE PELZER Digitalisation is turning some product worlds upside down. The trend leaning away from classic consumer goods and towards new developments is unstoppable. That’s why many companies need to rethink matters and strike out in new directions. Mr Vigener, Director Media Production Centre…

RAIN OF LIGHT

A palace for art in Abu Dhabi BY ANJA FAHS Like a mirage, white buildings float on the sea – in the desert of Abu Dhabi. Under the glare of the sun, shadows dance on the water, and to compensate for the merciless desert heat, we find cooling shade beneath the gigantic vault of the…

A PIECE OF HOME

Comfort in the stylish atmosphere of the Roomers Hotels BY ANJA FAHS A gigantic golden chimney catches your eye as soon as you step foot into the lobby of the recently opened Roomers Hotel in Munich. The atmosphere is modern and cosy at the same time, like a chic, large living room. The design and…

Digital heartbeat of ISCM

With a new publication form, the Whitepapers, The Group of Analysts is focusing on exciting topics relating to the digital revolution at irregular intervals. In this one, created together with parsionate, we have tackled 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….

FASCINATION OF THE MOUNTAINS

About a passion that connects people and systems BY ISABELLA KOLB Between November and early May, the words ‘we’re off skiing’!’ are heard very frequently from Claus Kolb, the Managing Director of kolb digital gmbh. Founding father Hans-Otto Kolb was also a gifted skier. It is passion that unites complex structures, techniques and challenges.  Let…

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. For our first Whitepaper we chose Akeneo to be our co-author. With usability 2.0, we have taken on a topic that is eminently important for implementing digital change, of which the full ramifications only…

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. In this Whitepaper, we have tackled together with Intershop the topic of improving and intensifying customer interaction in B2B through digital client portals. We are demonstrating exciting solutions for comprehensive customer self-service,…

Temel Kahyaoglu in conversation with Wolfgang Wichert 

Temel Kahyaoglu, Chief Analyst TGOA, in conversation with Wolfgang Wichert, CEO of eggheads, on developments in omnichannel marketing Wolfgang Wichert has a degree in mathematics and founded eggheads GmbH in 1990. For more than 20 years, he has been developing software around the topic of product information management. As a result, Wolfgang Wichert and his eggheads rank…

EXCEED LIMITS

When the extraordinary becomes everyday life BY ANJA FAHS The highly qualified men of the “210th Rescue Squadron” headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, are specialised in carrying out rescue operations and extreme salvages in the toughest, most remote and most hostile corners of the globe. These men are on constant standby to use their competencies and…

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…

INTOXICATING PLAY OF COLOURS

Searching for the exceptional  BY JASMIN HUMMEL The bitter cold, uninhabited areas, spectacular snapshots – when searching for a unique subject, Chris Burkard not only overcomes his own borders, but also those of traditional surf photography. He shares his experiences with millions of people worldwide, taking his audience with him on a journey into unknown…

EDEN Day 24

Congratulations you have made it through 24 days of EDEN. You’re a real digitalisation pro! The TGOA Team wishes you all a Merry, Merry, Digital Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be ready for our plans for 2018. It will be a great year, promise! Reading recommendation for the cosy days: www.edenstudy.com.  

EDEN Day 23

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 have opened each door of our EDEN Advent Calendar? Well done. All the knowledge you gained in the…

IN THE SEA OF SENSES

The sensory companion for stressful situations BY JASMIN HUMMEL Who isn’t familiar with stress at work, stress in everyday life and then the added stress during your spare time with countless possibilities and offers. Anti-stress recommendations and relaxation exercises are booming, but when do you have the time for those? Ramon Telfer and cofounder Alex…

EDEN Day 22

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. Two more days to go. We hope you are as excited as we are! To sweeten your day…

UP CLOSE

A personal interview with Peter Maffay  BY NADINE PELZER He is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most prominent personalities on the German music scene. Peter Maffay has thrilled, moved and accompanied an entire nation for many decades. No one else has come close to his success or released as many number one albums. As…