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Our best practice posts contain examples for well-implemented business models, a professional approach to problems, or intelligently packaged marketing campaigns. Both the procedure and the implementation of certain, less well-known, strategies are introduced with concrete examples. This allows companies to become familiar with the use of new methods and means, so that their own campaigns or implementation in the area of marketing or e-commerce will be just as successful.

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New white paper: »KPIs in E-Commerce«

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Key performance indicators (KPIs) enable companies to measure the progress of important targets. Digitally transforming companies are increasing the practice of widespread management/controlling many times over. It’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular topics in current business. And in our white paper »KPIs in E-Commerce« we get to show you what to look out for. It’s no wonder that this white paper, previously only available in German, is one of our most popular downloads to date.

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New Work: Happy employees mean happy customers

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Whether Work 4.0 or New Work, the way in which attractive and successful workplaces in the digital age should look is still a trending topic. It’s not just about how you, as a company, can stand up to the pressure of innovation, but also about how, with the help of the right corporate culture, you can ensure that everyone involved works happily and well. Be it a question of time, the right tools, or the right rooms.

This connection of people, space, and technology forms the basis for turning trends into innovations to create added value for the business as well as for users. And users, not just the customers, partners, and suppliers, but above all, employees. What it takes to make »could’ve, should’ve, would’ve« also be a successful corporate practice, and which organisational and team concepts are increasingly prevailing, we’d like to briefly introduce today.

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Digitising corn and wheat – Agriculture 4.0

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The tech industry isn’t the only thing that’s being moved by digital technology. Farming’s getting high-tech! Tractors and combined harvester? Controlled via GPS. Irrigation planning? Supported by AI. In the field, in the vineyard, on the water: Data is collected everywhere and transmitted to the central computer. For example, the farmer can monitor the route of the vehicles, react to weather conditions, and simply optimise processes.

»Digital Farming«, »Precision Farming« and »Smart Farming« are no longer foreign phrases for farmers. But what does the future hold for agriculture?

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Experience Economy in B2B and B2C: Top-5 commerce trends, revisited [Part 5]

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In our series, »Top-5 commerce trends, revisited« we’ve dealt with trends that have not gone out of style for years. The topics, such as digital business is more than e-commerce, brands are (service) platforms, personalisation is required, and content is king prove a long term stay in digital business.

In order to secure our own customers in the future, it’s fundamental to understand them. With the continuous development of your own user experience, customer satisfaction can be increased.

In our fourth part of the series: Top-5 commerce trends, revisited, we’re asking: How do I keep customers’ attention with my brand?

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Coding as a school subject – An elective or mandatory? [5 Reading Tips]

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In 2013 Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany said that the Internet was »new territory for all of us«. After that, concepts emerged that should’ve advanced digitisation in Germany. In 2016, this request from the Federal Chancellor followed: »I believe that the ability to code is becoming one of the basic skills for young people, alongside reading, writing, and arithmetic.«

But not much has changed for German students. But is it even necessary to put coding on a par with reading, writing, and arithmetic? Or will this »new« skill soon no longer as necessary as many currently believe?

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Supply chain management 4.0 – The future of the fully automatic ordering process

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Summer’s within reach. After you do a quick check of an outdoor furniture store during lunch, you decide to order a simple hammock chair for home. Choosing the right colour and size is not a problem either. That same evening, your smartphone rings and a car with that new piece of jewellery is on your own doorstep. But how’s that possible?

IoT, business intelligence, self-driving cars, big data – This multitude of buzzwords is shaping our future. They all are smartly connected to produce supply chain management 4.0 and take customer satisfaction to a new level.

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BIOS – How BayWa AG optimises business processes with an internal order platform

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Digital transformation affects all areas of a company internally and externally. This is particularly evident when it comes to internal procurement. BayWa AG also experienced this. We’d like to show you the journey our client has set out to do, optimising corporate processes with a central, internal ordering platform – BIOS (BayWa Internal Order System), thereby saving time and money.

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Content is king: Top-5 commerce trends, revisited [Part 4]

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Our market is flooded with offers distributed through a variety of digital channels. Since it’s difficult to stand out from the competition in a sustainable manner. But how can you ensure you brand is visible, as more and more major players want to grab a piece of the market?

Classic online advertising hardly helps with this challenge. Many users are already blind to banner ads and just hide them automatically. Merging content and shopping, that is, content commerce can be a solution. Because customers value, added value!

In our fourth part of the series: Top-5 commerce trends, revisited, we’re asking: How do you become a content king?

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Brands are becoming (service) platforms: Top-5 commerce trends, revisited [Part 2]

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When it comes to trends, you usually expect the latest and coolest developments. The fact that many of the trends that are driving digital business, but have been around for quite some time, was clear in the first part of this retrospective series. Even after three decades of World Wide Web, nothing is changing the maxims for successful business. Customer satisfaction and long-term customer relationships.

In order to make them successful, retailers, manufacturers and publishers have to create their own digital DNA and that also means recognising trends with long-term viability for their business goals AND their target group, reviving them, (re)thinking, and creating innovation from them. One of these classic trends is platforms. Since this topic still has, well actually since 2019, been booming, we’ll discuss it in the second part of this article series: Top-5 commerce trends, revisited.

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Agile project management – Neither faster, nor cheaper, only better!

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Brands, retailers, and manufacturers need innovative solutions to meet the fast pace of the digitised economy. It requires short communication channels, fast feedback loops, and rapid decision-making, in short: a flexible work organisation. Away from pyramid-shaped hierarchical structures to cross-team network structures. Agility is a buzzword that has already been heavily used and often debated in this context. The questions posed (most of the time from management) and the honest answers will be found here today.

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