The best consulting companies 2016 in Germany - TCI is one of them.
Some days ago the results of the sector reports over 15,000 consultancies in Germany were published by the...
Some days ago the results of the sector reports over 15,000 consultancies in Germany were published by the business magazine brand eins. TCI is represented in the rankings of the best business consultant.
Supported by the leading polling and statistics Business Statista 1,400 partners and project manager of consulting companies and 1,300 executives of companies were surveyed, with which consultancy firms they work and which companies they would recommend.
TCI is among the best - after 2014 and 2015, 2016 ...
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.
The diversity of TCI security projects
The problems might differ from client to client and as a result different projects develop. The following examples give...
The problems might differ from client to client and as a result different projects develop. The following examples give an insight on the various challenges that our clients have to deal with.
Case 1: IT Audit of a Webportal (Healthcare)
Our client has decided to offer internationally medical analysis as a service via a web portal. Based on real data provided by clients it is possible to determine the likeliest disease of new patients. It is not only the medical data of clients, but also the analysis is very important, so it is crucial to protect it.
Finding weak points within the newly developed web application was the goal of this examination and afterwards making proposals in order to diminish the risks.
We identified four main groups to be taken into account:
Case 2: IT-Audit of backup and restore
Backup and restore of data are provided by our client. Multiple incidents in this service was the trigger of this audit, of which the clients had to be informed. That led to the loss of trust.
The goal was to find out whether the currently carried out data backup are according to „the state of the art“ and whether they meet the client’s requirements. The entire environment of those services was closely looked at, as well as the used technologies and organizational and technical security measures were analyzed and adequate recommendations for improvements were elaborated.
Case 3: detection and control of the compliance requirements of a bank
Our client has the challenge to capture all relevant compliance requirements in the field of IT within its global organization and has to sign and monitor agreements with all external service providers. It should be noted that the Bank shall be liable as principal for the violations of its service providers. Trigger of the project was the fact that this could not be guaranteed. Supplementary changes in the service contracts led to higher costs because these were additionally charged by the service providers.
Within the project, the conditions are currently being created to cover all compliance requirements. A specially developed software for contract management is to ensure the result that these requirements are taken into account in contracts with service providers.
Management consulting survey 2015 - TCI is one of the best
2015, the renowned German business magazine 'brandeins' presented the results of a comprehensive industry...
2015, the renowned German business magazine 'brandeins' presented the results of a comprehensive industry report on management consultancy firms. TCI has been included in the list of „Best Consultants 2015“ in Germany.
Supported by Statista, a leading polling and statistics services company, over 15.000 companies have been surveyed. They were asked which consulting firms they cooperate with and how satisfied they are with the quality of the consulting services delivered. 1.400 partners and project managers of consulting firms and 1.300 executives of customers were asked which companies they would recommend.
TCI is one of the best - again...
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.
Governance & Compliance
What is your responsibility within the company?
We find solutions and assist you in implementing the changes in your area.
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.
TCI Managing Partner, responsible for the market financial sector and managing director of Strange Consult GmbH.
More than 25 years experience in management consulting as CxO. CIO of a financial institution, Principal partner for financial sector/ banking, Program manager/ representative aerospace/ transportation/ AI systems
Strategic projects in the environment of IT, of business sectors and regulatoric
Transformation manager for IT management-, X-sourcing- and organizational projects
Auditing of areas for growing of efficiency and effectiveness
Review partner and quality manager for the top-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.
Dr. Helmut Schäfer
TCI Managing Partner, responsible for “efficient project organization”.
Over 20 years of experience as an executive in research and industry in the areas of CAD/CAM technology, engineering and project management.
Independent consultant, trainer and coach since 2005 with a focus on project, process and change management
Enhancing the core competences project, program and portfolio management
Integration of project and process management
Implementation of project management offices (PMO)
Development of company-specific training programs
Coaching of project managers and project teams
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 Advisory Council and 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.
Transformation is successful if processes, methods, IT and the people involved are equally taken into account.
TCI Managing Partner focussed on Product Lifecycle Management and Industry 4.0.
20 years of experience in the field of PDM / PLM consulting. Leadership and senior management positions at management consultancies in SAP / PLM business. Independent consultant since 2014.
Project management and consultancy in the fields of product lifecycle management, variant management and configuration, engineering change management, integration of product development and process chain electrics / electronics, industrial 4.0.
Dr. Stefan H. Vieweg
Gelingende Beziehungen und faktenbasierte professionelle Umsetzung sind wesentlich für die erfolgreiche Transformation.
TCI Managing Partner, verantwortlich für Business Development.
Über 20 Jahre operative Führungserfahrung, u.a. Einsätze in CHN, FRA, GRB, IND, RUS, USA als Geschäftsführer, CFO, CRO, Aufsichtsrat, Programm-/ Projektleiter, Management Berater und Interim Manager.
Promovierter Maschinenbau-Ingenieur (Luft- und Raumfahrt) und Wirtschaftsingenieur, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Systemischer Change Manager (TÜV-zertifiziert).
Professor für Unternehmensführung und Leiter eines internationalen MBA-Programms, Direktor eines Instituts für Compliance und Corporate Governance.
Business Unit Aufbau, Carve Out, M&A, Restrukturierung, Turnaround
Compliance & Corporate Governance / CSR
Controlling, Finanzanalysen, Cash Collection, Working Capital Management, Corporate Finance insbesondere Leasing
Right-Sourcing, Shared Service Centers, BPO, Lean Management, ERP-gestützte Prozess-Optimierung
Komplementäre, ganzheitlich-systemische Unterstützung von Verbesserungsprozesse, Training von Change Agents, Entwicklung von Trainingsprogrammen
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.
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 Managing Partner, responsible for ICT Carve-Out, Digital Transformation and cooperations.
20 years of experience as an executive in the IT and communications industry as VP Strategy and Global Programs, VP Business Transformation and Head of Information Systems Management Consulting.
Business Transformation, International, M&A, Post-merger integration, strategy, governance & compliance, sourcing, marketing & communication, organizational development
„We are 300 partners, each partner has at least 10 contacts and so that we very closely linked with the German business community"
Martin Bergmann, TCI Managing Partner