Discover Germany, Issue 53, August 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Consumer Electronic & Technology Trends 2017

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Business software for the future Two of today’s biggest subjects for businesses worldwide are digitisation and the Internet of Things. Tackling vast amounts of detailed data and using it effectively, as well as digitising numerous processes and making them customer-transparent, are just some of the challenges companies must face. IT pioneer Asseco Solutions has been doing digital groundwork for over 25 years and offers tailor-made solutions, which go far beyond just delivering software. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE

A true visionary in Enterprise Resource Planning, Asseco Solutions is a major international player and part of Asseco Group, which is represented in 52 countries with over 21,500 employees. Asseco Solutions is the ERP-specialist. Needless to say, they know exactly what they are doing. The major new challenges that businesses across the globe must master in today’s digital world are something the experts at Asseco Solutions understand inside out. Asseco Solution’s Member of the Board Holger Nawratil explains how 82  |  Issue 53  |  August 2017

his company can help: “The term digitisation is generally applied to many fields and happens in various areas. We offer IT solutions for all arising problems. For example, there is the digitisation of processes where the goal is for everything to be recorded electronically.” Another interesting aspect is what is known as the Internet of Things. This trendy term summarises that billions of devices are connected and generate enormous amounts of data. If machines and their data are

managed and processed in a smart way, it can greatly improve a business, not only through automatic processes, but also through opening up new revenue streams. “It is not only about integrating processes, but also machines. It can be a company’s own machines or the ones they are supervising. Those machines automatically send detailed information about their current condition, for example temperature or pressure,” says Nawratil. “Based on that information, certain actions can become necessary. If, for example, the pressure is decreasing it is recommended to do predictive maintenance as it can forecast a potential problem.” This is to prevent a complete breakdown and is therefore cost-effective for the machine-owner as well as opening up a new revenue stream for the company offering predictive maintenance based on the incoming data.