people-focussed engineering method

When it comes to digitalization, the most effective thing to do is to take a thorough look at the actual processes, procedures and facilities within a business. It is also important to consider staff knowledge and workflows and to address employee needs. Only after assessing all this do we design and build an appropriate IT system that covers all aspects of actual operations.

This gives us the chance to identify misjudgements and misunderstandings in the system design early on in the process and to make improvements. We can increase the likelihood that the new system can seamlessly be introduced into a company and accepted by all members of staff by gathering feedback from those involved early on and by implementing the development step by step.

Master Your Challenges

In principle, our method is suitable for any company. At the outset, we ask members of staff very similar questions, whether they work at a plastics processing plant, a machinery manufacturer, an industrial bakery, garment factory or training provider. But the individual steps and processes – and consequently the customized IT system – are as unique as the company itself.

Our approach to developing individual digitalization strategies is clearly structured. First of all we sort out everything that is superfluous and then, together with the staff members, we take a very close look at which tasks are done by people, which are done by machines and what steps need to be taken. This means that, in the end, the new system can be used appropriately and profitably, with a low risk factor and high degree of efficiency because it is suitable at a functional level and – even more importantly – is accepted by all members of staff.