We are »Company of the Year«! Whoop whoop! The jury of the International Business Awards has chosen dotSource as the winner in the »Internet/New Media« category. We are incredibly proud that we have been able to bring one of the world’s biggest and most renowned business awards to Jena – especially in turbulent times like these. Thanks to Stevie Awards for this award and thanks, dear dotSource family, for the tremendous work, solidarity and commitment, no matter what the circumstances.
BayWa – you have read a lot about this company on our blog lately. Yes, BayWa AG is indeed featured frequently in our weekly success stories. This is because the company is clearly on the fast track to success when it comes to digital transformation.
The Munich-based group, which is one of the market leaders in the agricultural and construction industries, also wanted to take its marketing automation to the next level. As BayWa and dotSource had already enjoyed many years of cooperation, the group commissioned the Jena digital agency to implement SAP Marketing Cloud and integrate it into the existing system landscape. Find out in today’s success story how this was achieved and what added value it brings.
The pens are out of ink. Or they have disappeared. There are also no more envelopes – such situations happen in the office every day, calling for replenishment via the internal procurement system. However, employees do not only get office supplies from their employers: computers, tablets, smartphones – in short: hardware – is another important element. In addition, there are industry-specific things such as overalls, gumboots, special measuring devices and safety clothing.
We like to move it, move it …, we like to: move it. We move. Constantly. Forward. And Reel 2 Real’s unforgettable hit is also the right soundtrack for what we, our clients and our partners accomplish in digital business every day: we make sure that things move forward – forward towards digital thinking, data-driven action and innovation.
In order to move things forward, you do not only need good ideas, but also the right technologies and systems. And there is even more: innovation is not possible without flexibility and agility – neither in terms of software nor soft skills. If you have the right solutions and partners by your side, however, you can live up to all this forward thinking.
And since nobody these days starts from scratch when it comes to digital processes, the beat of »I Like to Move It« is not only paradigmatic for moving forward, but also specifically stands for migrating systems. This is a huge topic – not least for the software giant SAP, which still has many on-premise customers. On- what? Before we can start talking about migration with SAP, we have to explain a few basic terms. Part one of our series is therefore dedicated to the definition and differentiation of on-premise and cloud. So move it…
Publishing and digitisation are no longer mutually exclusive. It did not only become clear during the last few weeks that a combination of tradition and modernity – of analogue and digital – is an advantage for all user groups.
Looking at schools and further education, it also becomes apparent that there is still a lot of catching up to do in terms of digitisation. Urgently! We already knew that before the crisis, but little to nothing happened. Therefore, it is all the more important that there are companies that were already well-positioned digitally before the coronavirus in order to make cross-media education possible. Just like Cornelsen. Find out in our brand new success story what Cornelsen Verlag GmbH has done to further expand its already exemplary digitisation strategy.
People are becoming more and more mobile. Airplanes, cars, high-speed trains, buses, e-bikes… the distances to be covered are increasing not only for adults, but also for children – yes, even babies are travelling more than previous generations.
Whether on foot with the pushchair or by car with a child car seat: it is the top priority for supervising adults to transport their small children as safely as possible from A to B.
Britax Römer Kindersicherheit GmbH has specialised in this field and has been one of the market leaders for almost one and a half centuries. Römer was already founded in 1871 in Southern Germany. In 1971, the renowned European family-owned company was formed by a merger with the British company Britax Childcare.
How does the tradition-steeped company master the digital change? Which successes and added value does the manufacturer of child safety products achieve through an innovative platform that combines content and commerce? The brand new success story tells you all about it.
Companies whose history dates back to the German reunification can rely on several years of experience and expertise in their industry. They know how their customers tick and what they want. This knowledge is crucial in highly competitive markets in order to acquire new customers and convince them with quality and service.
After all, an excellent customer experience is much more than just a nice online shop with good customer support. Even business customers of the analytical measuring technology manufacturer Analytik Jena are supposed to feel that the quality of the company is not only reflected in its devices and numerous products, but also in its customer communication.
For this purpose, well-maintained product data is indispensable. Without it, an online shop does not only sink into chaos (no matter how nice it is), but this data also forms the basis for smoothly functioning communication.
Trends are no longer what they once were. There is no »For real?«, no wow effect, no shock. A solution, a service or a mindset does not necessarily have to be something completely new in order to have the potential to become a trend.
Just take a look at long-time favourites: personalisation, big data (the buzzword of the year), TV relics such as live shopping or terms that have been around for a long time, for example international and cross-channel commerce. None of these things are inventions of the year 2020. Nevertheless, it is worth taking (at least) a second look to recognise new potential. Our brand new Handelskraft Trend Book 2020 »Digital Intellect«, which is now available for free download exclusively for retailers, manufacturers and publishers, shows just how worthwhile this is.
Buildings have been getting taller and taller in the 20th and 21st century: since 2008, the Burj Kalifa in Dubai has been the world’s tallest building at 828 metres; between 1931 and 1974, the Empire State Building in New York led the field at 381 metres.
Without innovative scaffolding, none of these buildings would exist – and archaeologists believe that even the impressive 18,000-year-old Lascaux cave paintings in Southern France were created with the help of scaffolding.
For more than 50 years, the family-owned company PERI has stood for exactly this: innovation in the field of formwork and scaffolding technology. PERI products are used for large-scale construction projects all over the world. The company is headquartered in Ulm, has about 70 international subsidiaries and almost 10,000 employees. In spring 2019, the company approached dotSource with a challenge that did not address the wholesale and large project business, but rather aimed at construction companies with up to 20 employees because the global market in this segment is huge as well. In our new success story, you can find out which digital solution PERI and dotSource have used to open up this new business field.
In the early modern period, ironworks were built all over Europe. Historians consider them to be harbingers of the industrialisation. Such an ironworks was opened in Weiherhammer in the Upper Palatinate region in 1717. Today, it has grown into a globally operating company that is the global market leader in its industry: BHS Corrugated.
BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH is headquartered in Weiherhammer, has 2,500 employees and is represented in more than 20 countries worldwide. The Bavarian company specialises in manufacturing complex machines and corrugating rolls that can be used to produce cardboard boxes – and in times of booming e-commerce worldwide, it is impossible to imagine people’s everyday lives without cardboard boxes.
Corrugated board can also be used to make many more innovative items. Speaking of innovations, BHS Corrugated, the tradition-steeped company that emerged from the early modern ironworks, is well-known for promoting innovation and shaping industry standards: for years, it has been cooperating with researchers, universities and colleges and has successfully tackled digital change together with digital agencies. The success story we are presenting you today gives you a good idea of how this has been achieved.