Implenia, a global leader in the construction industry, is revolutionizing its operations with its INSPIRE project. This initiative aims to establish a comprehensive digital framework that standardizes and integrates processes. INSPIRE is a group-wide tool to advance critical digitalization efforts, including cutting-edge artificial intelligence applications.  

The construction industry is one of the largest industries globally, but it needs to be faster in adopting digitalization. Implementing innovative solutions will fundamentally change how industry players manage their highly complex construction projects, leading to the smooth orchestration of the many stakeholders and the efficient exchange of technical information. 

Implenia is a leading multinational and integrated construction and real estate services provider. With its INSPIRE project, Implenia demonstrates its claim of innovation: leadership has consistently aimed to improve collaboration with partners, customers, and employees. Business and technology consultancy BearingPoint supported Implenia in transitioning to common, lean, and standardized processes for all four divisions: Real Estate, Buildings, Civil Engineering, and Specialties. 

Implenia expanded its IT organization and created a business organization specifically for INSPIRE, short for “Integrated New Solutions for Processes at Implenia Reaching Excellence,” making this extensive digital transformation possible. Furthermore, the new platform, based on SAP S/4 HANA and RiB’s construction software, meets all the predicates for a modern enterprise solution: cloud software, open architecture, mobile working, security, and the provision of harmonized and comparable data for the use of artificial intelligence, among other cutting-edge applications. 

The integration of BIM into core processes, the possibility of further digitalization of core processes, and support for Implenia’s value assurance approach with priority given to strategically and financially attractive projects are other advantages of the new INSPIRE platform. 

BearingPoint has been a very reliable, committed, and competent partner in the INSPIRE transformation. Together, we have built a team that successfully digitizes our processes and systems. The result lays the foundation for the further digitalization of our company and the positioning of Implenia as a market leader and innovation leader in the construction industry.

Stephan Burkart, CIO at Implenia

About Implenia 

As Switzerland’s leading construction and real estate service provider, Implenia develops and builds homes, workplaces and infrastructure for future generations in Switzerland and Germany. It also offers tunnelling and related infrastructure projects in further markets. Formed in 2006, the company can look back on around 150 years of construction tradition. Implenia brings together the know-how of its highly skilled development, planning and execution units under the umbrella of an integrated leading multinational construction and real estate service provider. With its broad offering and the expertise of its specialists, the Group realises large, complex projects and provides client-centric support across the entire life cycle of a building or structure. It focuses on client needs and on striking a sustainable balance between commercial success and social and environmental responsibility. Implenia, with its headquarters in Opfikon near Zurich, employs more than 7,600 people across Europe and posted revenue of CHF 3.6 billion in 2022. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at 

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