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Successful Business Transformation by determining „Digital Readiness“
New Developments in technology such as Big Data or Cloud Computing do not only offer opportunities to optimize business...
New Developments in technology such as Big Data or Cloud Computing do not only offer opportunities to optimize business processes, they also make it possible to build new business models. By doing an analysis of a company’s „Digital Readiness“ the respective opportunities and impacts can be identified. It helps companies to recognize the key levers and to prioritize. Due to the variety of developments prioritization and focus is a key success factor.
Everyone is talking about digital transformation or in short “digitalization”. The Federal Government of Germany has picked-up this topic in its high-tech strategy. Before starting the transformation it is important to identify the achievable potential and to evaluate the deriving activities according to the impact on business. The analysis of „digital readiness“ is a useful complement to the portfolio of TCI, which is focusing on providing implementation support in the areas of Business and ICT Transformation as well as Project and Change Management.
There is a trend called „consumerization of IT“, which is important to be understood in this context. It basically means that technological trends in IT and Internet are used first by consumers and then are transferred to business processes (e.g. „bring-your-own-device“, social networks, chats, blogs, …). The drivers of IT innovations move from enterprises to consumers.
There are high expectations towards “digital transformation”, that IT will not only be used in a different way and more effectively. It is rather about designing new digital business models which can be successfully implemented and launched to the market. Take “predictive maintenance” for machines in production as an example: A lot of machine parameters are collected and transferred through a secure channel via the internet. If an application incorporating machine learning algorithms is detecting a state that threatens the machine to break, the maintenance teams can immediately visit the customer site and fix the machine before that happens. This will increase the operation time of machines, and therefore reduce production costs.
There is a prerequisite for successful transformation planning and implementation. This is a procedure that takes a holistic view at the customers’ business, before it identifies the relevant areas of action.
Within the TCI network of consultants we developed an approach to digital transformation which can also be applied as a “quick check”. Beyond the generic topics (vision, mission, targets, SWOT and the competitive environment) we look particularly at the “customer journey” - an important part of a success customer experience management - i.e. the contact points of a customer on its way to select and buy a particular product of a company. From that the relevant potential for a digital transformation can be identified. An ensuing modelling of the company through a capability model and the respective degree of digitalization supports the identification of concrete areas of action.
TCI and Strange Consult - a strong partnership for transformation projects
The financial sector (with banks, insurance companies and financial service providers) is - due to its transformation...
The financial sector (with banks, insurance companies and financial service providers) is - due to its transformation potential - an important market for high profile consulting and implementation services. TCI’s new cooperation partner Strange Consult, now also a member of TCI group, is complementing TCI’s transformation support capabilities by provisioning strong financial services expertise.
Actually Strange Consult is running some ten projects at diverse financial market customers, with a project duration up to three years, covering subject areas like
- Compliance, Risk & Security
- Sales Optimization and Control
- Strategic Positioning
- Integration & Migration
In partnership with strangeIT we are now able to approach the financial sector with a broader range of industry-specific capabilities. And we are already working together on further acquisitions in this sector.
Variant Configuration for Automotive Manufacturer
Variant configuration at an automotive manufacturer is essential and crucial - especially if the variant configuration...
Variant configuration at an automotive manufacturer is essential and crucial - especially if the variant configuration needs an upgrade. Data, methods, processes and IT-systems are affected by such a transformation, which TCI partners did accompany for several years.
Several host based variant configuration systems had to be replaced by a modern application. Within this reorganization also the logic was expected to be optimized and the possibility to use the data within other applications to be improved.
The project scope was determined by a pre-study. It was decided to implement the application based on a SAP application server. This was due to the technological advantages of the SAP system and the integration into the SAP based product data management.
In a first small realization step the master data for vehicles and special equipment were developed in the new application. The second step focussed on the variant configuration rules like serial equipment, constraints, exclusions, packages and their scheduling.
The new application was well accepted, so an additional business unit contacted the project to integrate their excel based variant configuration rules into the application. After a functional enhancement to maintain an additional level of rules, it was possible to maintain country specific rules within the application.
In order to distribute the data a new modern master data hub has been realized, which made it possible to integrate several target systems.
The last implementation step was to develop an enhancement for sales rules. Following the implementation and migration phase an additional host application - where these rules are managed up to now - will be replaced.
The advantages of the solution are a faster maintenance of the rules, a better transparency of rules within the multilevel rule base and the good possibility to distribute the data.
TCI partner Patrick Müller acted as an advisor to the customer during the pre-study. He specified the application for rules as well as the country specific rules together with other consultants and did recently lead the conception of sales rules as project lead and consultant.
TCI Partner Meeting November 27/28, 2015 in Ismaning
All TCI Partners are invited to join our meeting in Ismaning November 27th and 28th. To join...
TCI Partner Meeting June 19/20, 2015 in Eschborn
All TCI Partners are invited to join our meeting in Eschborn. Please save the date June 19th starting at...
All TCI Partners are invited to join our meeting in Eschborn. Please save the date June 19th starting at 1pm and June 20th until 2pm.
Sales and our practices will present the newest update on our activities and we have the opportunity to visit a datacenter.
To join us as a guest, please contact our partners or email@example.com.
TCI Partner Meeting September 17/20, 2015 in Budapest
All TCI Partners are invited to join our third meeting in 2015 from September 17th thru 20th in...
We are transformation experts and solved most issues more than once.
We will have to get used to it: The state of change is a permanent condition for companies. The globalization of commodity, financial and information flows, business combinations, demographic change, innovation and the digitization of processes in production, sales, logistics and administration require constant adjustments to strategy, processes and organization. Owners, employees, customers, suppliers and managers must be involved in these changes and implement them. Fundamental changes in the business we call business transformation.
Standstill does not exist and the time window to reflect and experiment becomes shorter and shorter. This means a business transformation projects to be implemented in less time and with established teams. Frequently transformation experience is limited, and rarely in sufficient numbers in their own companies available.
TCI provides you with an experienced consultant, project manager, interim manager or established teams to implement your transformation projects and offers:
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE INSTEAD OF POWERPOINT AND TABLES
Experience have the TCI partners acquired about average 20 years in managerial and executive positions as Managing Director, Senior Vice President, CIO's, senior consultants in the fields of information and communication technology (ICT), plant and machinery, automotive, manufacturing, energy, health, chemical industry, banks and insurance companies.
Extensive experience in a responsible roles in global transformation projects in the DAX, MDAX, S & P companies in the areas of strategy and business development, sales, purchasing, project management, service, human resources and information technology make the difference for your project. We like short- or long-term commitments abroad.
SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION
Systematic and proactive development of our methods, industry and professional skills in 4 practices to ensure that our customers receive the best possible TCI answers to their questions and a strong partner in change processes at their side. In our practices current market trends are analyzed, evaluated and passed on to our customers as recommendations.
LIABILITY AND RELIABILITY
TCI as contractor takes over responsible for promised results and the fulfillment of the promise of all partners involved.
METHODS AND COMPETENCIES
The TCI Enterprise Transformation Cycle (ETC) was developed from the transformation experience of everyday life and is constantly extended by new experiences. With more than 200 guiding questions in 4 topic areas, the ETC allows an effective start into your transformation project.
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Four teams constantly develop our methods and capabilities, evaluate trends and provide guidance to our customers.
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Who we are
"We live and love changes. We love and live projects."
Wolfgang Schnober, Managing Director TCI
We are a group of independent, autonomous and practical experienced partners. The structure of TCI guarantees our customers at the same time a high degree of reliability and commitment in fulfilling our promise. Systematic and proactive development of our methodologies and industry expertise in our communities of experts ensures that our customers receive the best possible answers to their questions and thus state of the art support for future business challenges.
Manage complex IT projects and business transformations successfully; bring people and technical changes together.
Managing Director TCI, responsible for the practice ICT Transformation
Independent consultant since 1998 - acting in the role of program manager or interim CIO. Senior expert in global IT and telecommunications industry (including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Hungary, Switzerland) and manufacturing industry.
Before 1998 20 years of experience in line management of various large and IT companies.
Complex infrastructure and / or IT projects, organizational development, realignment / reorganization of enterprises
Dr. Walter Gerdes
TCI Managing Partner, responsible for business-, process- and IT transformation.
20 plus years of experience with responsibilities in operating assets and general management of large IT service providers. International management experience (6 years in the USA).
Since 2002 consultant for executives in large companies for strategic projects.
Support of complex business transformations from planning to implementation. Fitting of the IT alignment in the corporate strategy.
Managing Director TCI, responsible for partner management, business development and sales.
10 years management consultant with a focus on strategy, transformation- & change management, managing an international management consulting, Board member IT Service Company, CIO and Head of group productivity.
Consultant, entrepreneur and investor since 2011
B2B Development, Start-up Coaching, Group- and Department Strategies, Business- & IT Transformation, Technologie- and IT Strategy, globale productivity programs, Post- merger Integration, Change Management.
TCI Advisory Council and Managing Partner, responsible for partner management and business development for large customers.
Degree in economics and computer science. Structural and process organization (automobile company). Business Process Development (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft). Development of an IT Management Consulting (Technology Group)
Strong understanding of organizational development. Sense of long-term staff development and promotion. Holistic view of project management.
High sensitivity to transformation management. Entrepreneurial and sustainable thinking and action. Tackling complex tasks. Risk-aware management responsibility. Conduct extensive international transformation projects.
TCI Managing Partner, ressponsible for TCI business in Middle East / North Africa (MENA) and profitable project business.
Engineer in Computing Sciences, Project Manager, Profit Center Manager, Managing Director, Executive Board Member, international experience.
Management consultant since 2000.
Enterprise development and transformations, management of disproportionate growth and turnaround in technology and service industries.
No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that we created them. Albert Einstein.
TCI Managing Partner, responsible for the practice project management.
Over 20 years of experience as an executive in the process and information management as well as internationally as a management consultant for process and organizational development for industrial companies.
Independent consultant since 2003 with a focus on project and program management, facilitation of stakeholders, monitoring and development of project managers and executives. Current focus: Transformation in small and medium-sized businesses, increase profitability with projects, interim management.
The inclusion of company-specific values and standards are a key success factor in transformation projects.
TCI Managing Partner, responsible for the practice Business Transformation, Key Account Manager.
Since 2009 TCI consultant in DACH, India and middle east.
15 years line responsibilities as CFO, Head of Strategic Corporate Controlling, Post-merger integration, carve-out programs.
Study of the cultural industries at the Universities of Passau, Charleston and Quito and communications technology.
complex transformation projects in Finance, Controlling, Performance Management, Accounting, IT, M&A, Post-merger integration, Carve Out, business development and growth strategies for India.
„I work with TCI, because I want to conquer the market for business transformation and change management with the reliable and experienced colleagues, which I found at TCI."
Christiane Richter, TCI Partner