Information technology departments are increasingly pressurised to do more, do it faster and do it at a lower cost.
New approaches are required to deliver higher levels of strategic value within organisations for less.
Our goal is to fully extend and improve any company’s IT capability and to align this capability profitably and effectively with the company’s enterprise strategy.
With more than four hundred IT consultants and nearly a thousand SAP experts we are renowned as providers of IT and SAP solutions to businesses and enterprise in Europe and worldwide.
We can help you to identify, articulate and gain executive management consensus in defining the correct alignment between IT and your business. Once you achieve alignment, we can help you to identify opportunities to improve your IT efficiency and effectiveness. We’ll also help you create blueprints that set your strategy and enable you to transform your company’s IT landscape.
If you are looking for cost cutting initiatives, we can help you to save on IT. For SAP users we provide this service with a special SAP focus.
The world‘s largest library, the Library of Congress, has accumulated 30 million books - the equivalent of 18 terabytes of text data - over 200 years. Already several clients of ours host business-relevant data & content of over 1,000 terabytes, and for one client data volume doubles every 10 months.
SAP implementations are not old-fashioned! Looking at the global community of SAP users, projects regarding SAP implementation, reengineering, transformation, harmonization, template & rollout or simply enhancing the SAP coverage can be found everywhere. However the characteristics of these projects have changed: Most of them are the realization of global IT- or ERP-strategies (as offered by our Advisory for SAP services). Furthermore the new implementation must consider existing solutions and combine them with the new strategic elements, new technologies and functionality - for the benefit of business success.
Business Intelligence is the decision oriented collection, preparation and presentation of business information and therefore one of the most important competitive factors. The combination of quality, time and costs is the key to providing our customers with specific information. Business Intelligence delivers timely information to support management in making important business decisions.
In the past decade, we have seen a tremendous increase in the amount of unstructured information. Think about the number of new documents - be it e-mails, websites, PDFs or spread sheets - which arrive at a company or which are generated within a company every day.
While storage is becoming less expensive, data management and information extraction costs are rising. Refined data acquisition techniques, global information exchange, new regulatory policies and merger & acquisition activities result in growing data volumes and rising complexity. At the same time, suppliers, customers, authorities, investors and the company itself have an increasing demand for correct, complete and timely information. These trends mean companies are faced with difficult challenges in information delivery.
The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has exploded in the last 5 years. In order to stay competitive many organizations have not only built their products with it but also used it to save IT budget and shorten delivery timescales.
On average, organisations experience a 40-60% annual increase in information stored in digital form. Of all this content, about 80% is unstructured data.
Over the last 20 years, massive investments in enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and other technologies have yielded impressive productivity gains. They’ve made it easier to collect, manage and provide access to critical information. These productivity increases have masked the true impact of information overload. Investments to enhance data quality, set standards and establish governance are required to realize the value of this information and to cope with the future quantity.
IT-Manager and those responsible for IT within the business functions are increasingly required to delivery continuously more performance with decreasing resources and within very short time frames. These demands require new approaches in order to generate a higher strategic benefit and reduce costs at the same time.
A new wave of cost-cutting initiatives and restructuring programmes has been initiated as a consequence of the financial crisis. Whereas in many companies the focus was first on the ‘low hanging fruits’, they now have to consider comprehensive structural changes for the IT departments.
Infrastructure management continues to be defined by a fast moving change. Performance values increase undiminished while unit costs decrease at the same time due to technical innovation. This fact constitutes a permanent challenge for IT operations to be able to consistently manage this change. It becomes increasingly difficult for clients to manage their infrastructure service providers in a cost efficient and performance optimised way.
Organisations continually strive to differentiate themselves in a rapidly changing and demanding market and global competition. These circumstances result in a constant increase in the number of IT systems that depend on master data or that act as sources of master data. Further changing business requirements stem from:
The support and maintenance of ageing legacy applications becomes increasingly challenging. Smaller adaptations generate high costs and often require more time so that aged applications often hinder new products rather than support them. The reasons for that vary, however the solutions are often relatively simple.
Business Process Management (BPM) is more important for insurance companies than any other industry (according to a BearingPoint Study in 2015). Currently only 31% of insurance companies are satisfied with their BPM approach. Key objectives: higher cost transparency, cost reduction and harmonization of the business process landscape with a reduction of error rates, acceleration of process cycle time, increase of client satisfaction and better risk compliance.
Smart analytics enriched products & services will become key differentiators for insurance companies. A key feature is that all players may have access to all data. At the same time, smarter analytics may eliminate the requirement to share risks. In recent years, the globalization of fraud patterns requires the analysis of "world data“ and there is the need to establish the future position in the BigData & Smart Analytics ecosystem.