Insights into concrete strategic processes, a lively exchange of ideas and an inspirational atmosphere – with virtues like these, the third Best Practice Meeting was a convincing success. Around 20 people responsible for strategy, and who came from the widest variety of industries, met at the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt. Thomas Herrlinger, head of strategic business development and investor relations at Schuler AG, was the guest speaker. He presented this traditional machine maker’s strategy process and invited colleagues to join in discussion.

Strategy work is all about making decisions about the future: decisions about where and how to compete in the marketplace. In a recent survey among more than 2,100 decision makers from different industries and regions around the world, the accounting and consulting firm PwC has now taken a closer look at how strategic decision-making processes in large enterprises are evolving in the context of digitization and automation. Some 168 German decision makers from various sectors and business functions also participated in the survey. Here are the key findings from a German perspective at a glance...

At the invitation of SOLYP Informatik GmbH, Tobias Pröttel, Head of Market Intelligence at OSRAM, presented the strategy process of the Siemens spin-off at the 2nd SOLYP3 Practice Meeting in Munich. In his incisive talk, he analyzed the success factors of the strategy process with SOLYP3, gave valuable insights into the implementation of the strategic intelligence software, and sparked a lively exchange of ideas between strategists from various industries.

Why do large and medium-sized companies opt for the Strategic Intelligence Software SOLYP3? And what does the use of the strategy platform actually look like in practice? In order to get tangible answers to these questions, strategists from various industries and regions met in Frankfurt last Thursday for the 1st SOLYP3 Best Practice Meeting. The focus of the half-day event was on the best practice example of Sto SE & Co. KGaA, a specialist in thermal insulation, which has successfully been using SOLYP3 for its group-wide strategic planning since 2012.

Last Tuesday, strategy employees from all over the country and different industries came to pre-Christmas Nuremberg once again to participate in this year’s SOLYP3 Key Users Circle. In addition to many familiar faces we were happy to welcome some new ones as well. Following the established event format, two of our customers—JOB AG and BASF—presented their strategic planning and controlling processes and explained how the Strategic Intelligence Software SOLYP3 supports those processes.