WELCOME TO COSMOS

By building a worldwide network, The Group of Analysts bundles unique knowledge BY MIRKO VON SCHLACHTA Cosmos is the living expression of what characterises The Group of Analysts. As Europe’s largest independent firm of analysts focusing on information supply chain management, it supports and accompanies businesses with their digital transformation. Mirko von Schlachta, General Manager…

Mit dedizierten Teams die digitale Transformation meistern

Die digitale Transformation des Unternehmens ist keine einfache Aufgabe. Es gilt zunächst einmal den Status quo zu ermitteln. Dazu müssen Prozesse und Daten erfasst und identifiziert werden, wo digitalisiert werden kann und was das in dem konkreten Fall bedeutet. Am besten kann dies gelingen, wenn interdisziplinäre und abteilungsübergreifende Teams aus Business-, Daten- und Software-Spezialisten dafür…

Step-by-step implementation

A matured digital B2B customer portal and mobile apps represent a long-term and comprehensive overall concept suitable for accompanying the planning and implementation of a global customer strategy on customer interaction, even when future challenges require adaptations to be made. Considering the size and complexity of such a customer portal, its development and implementation has to be done step-bystep. To begin…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

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…

EDEN Day 20

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. Yay still there? Great, let’s continue with our Christmas surprises. Did you ever wonder which topics are the…

PRECISION WORK

MMC Hartmetall on the way to the digital future BY MIRJAM DEBORA MARSCHALL Tradition and modern business models have to form a symbiosis in the age of digitalisation. This becomes a balancing act for broadly-diversified companies, but it can be successfully mastered with the support of experienced partners. MMC Hartmetall GmbH is one such company,…

EDEN Day 17

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. Are you dissatisfied with the existing knowledge of digitalisation in your company? You are not alone! If you are…

EDEN Day 16

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. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose… Oh you are already there? For today, we…

EDEN Day 14

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. Hey there, one important question for you: What is your view of the contribution each system makes to the digital…

EDEN Day 12

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. Let’s celebrate the 12th December with a detailed analysis for the eight focus markets, categorised by sectors. You think it’s not…

EDEN Day 11

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 are already an ISCM pro? For sure? Today you get present number 11 from us. Download it…

EDEN Day 10

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. It’s Day 10 of our EDEN Advent Calendar. Now it’s time to reap the fruits of knowledge. In…

EDEN Day 9

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. The first piece of the ISCM cake was not enough for you? Awesome! Today you get the second part…

EDEN Day 8

Heads up and eyes wide open! With a new publication form, 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 their extraordinary performance. Be ready for our cooperation with parsionate on this brand new topic!…

EDEN Day 7

Heads up and eyes wide open! With a new publication form, 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 their extraordinary performance. Be ready for our cooperation with Intershop on our pioneering topic! Did…

EDEN Day 6

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. Ho ho ho are you ready? Today is Saint Nicholas Day and it’s time to get to the…

EDEN Day 5

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 are already a digitalisation and ISCM pro? For sure? Need for Action! Today you get present number 5…

EDEN Day 4

Heads up and eyes wide open! Usability becomes the decisive criterion in the battle between the ISCM providers. Therefore, get ready for this cooperation with Akeneo on this thrilling and important topic! Get the PDFs of the Whitepaper on Usability 2.0 for free and receive more information. DOWNLOAD the German PDF: Usability2.0_DE DOWNLOAD the English PDF: Usability2.0_EN…

EDEN Day 3

Organisational integration as key factor for success. Interlinking individual software markets to form an overall functioning ISCM system landscape requires experience and technical know-how on selecting, introducing and connecting the required software solutions. A large number of people across the company are involved and work together effectively. Test yourself at www.edenstudy.com. Picture credit: Everett – Art, Courtesy of Shutterstock,…

EDEN Day 2

Did you know…? Trends must be implemented in order to endure. Only companies with the appropriate infrastructure in place to procure, manage, and modify data, are able to implement them. Enterprises can use them as a tool to distinguish themselves from the competition. Here, the Information Supply Chain Management (ISCM), plays an essential role. Test yourself at www.edenstudy.com. Picture credit: Everett – Art, Courtesy of…

EDEN Day 1

Hi there, Christmas is close and we are excited to announce our brand new EDEN Advent calendar! To shorten time till 24/12, each day we will post an interesting fact about our EDEN study or our latest Whitepaper. Be prepared for some nice digital surprises! In the meantime, check out http://www.edenstudy.com. Lots of digital love,…

EDEN: Digitalisierung im Unternehmen messen

Information Supply Chain Management (ISCM) ist der zentrale Ansatzpunkt für die digitale Transformation im Unternehmen. Die vom Marktforschungsunternehmen The Group of Analysts initiierte EDEN Study misst den Grad der Digitalisierung und die damit verbundenen Chancen und Risiken für Unternehmen in Deutschland. Unternehmen können sich im Rahmen eines Tests mit den Ergebnissen der Studie messen lassen…

Information Supply Chain Management

Register now at http://www.edenstudy.com and be part of Europe’s first digitalisation study of its kind. Find out your personalised EDEN Level and learn about the information supply chain. The ISCM is a chain of networked software solutions analogous to the classic supply chain. It means all relevant data on products, services and measures related to those services as well as target group…

Humans first, technology serves

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. This always happens in collaboration with a partner that has managed to convince us through its extraordinary performance. For our third Whitepaper we present Intershop as…

DFI: Heads up and eyes wide open

In our second Whitepaper, we present parsionate as our partner, tackling 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. Digitalisation projects are making increasingly high demands on information and processes within the entire ISCM system landscape. The connection of various software solutions is…

ISCM als wichtigster Erfolgsfaktor für die Digitalisierung

techconsult hat in Zusammenarbeit mit The Group of Analysts (TGOA) den Stand des Information Supply Chain Managements (ISCM) in deutschen Unternehmen untersucht, das als zentrales Element der digitalen Transformation betrachtet werden kann. Die Ergebnisse diskutieren die Analysten in der EDEN Study. Unternehmen können sich im Rahmen eines Tests mit den Ergebnissen der Studie messen lassen…

Data Flux Index

Digital heartbeat of ISCM 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 second Whitepaper we present parsionate as our partner. In this one,…

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…

We proudly present EDEN

Take a look in the digital mirror: Reflect the ability of your company to improve and prosper in the digital future. Discover hidden potential and you benefit from benchmarking with peers: http://www.edenstudy.com. EDEN means European Digital Entity Norm and describes the current state of digitalization of companies based in Europe in the accompanying survey published…

Temel Kahyaoglu in conversation with Oliver Frömmer

Oliver Frömmer CCO of SDZeCOM on “Customer Obsession” Oliver Frömmer is a Member of the Management Board at SDZeCOM GmbH & Co. KG, responsible for sales, marketing and the strategic further development of the company. He is also a Member of the Board at United E-Commerce and has been actively working in PIM, MAM and database publishing within the…