SOLYP-Blog

Cross-Sectoral Innovation: How the Concept Works for Almost Any Company

on July 12, 2018

A guest article by Dagmar Recklies
 

Cross-sectoral innovation means transferring approaches from other branches to one’s own field of business and thus creating something new. This concept is becoming a more and more important strategic tool in many companies. The reasons for this are obvious: Mature business areas, product groups and markets without big growth potentials meet disruptive change. Software-driven business models affect long-established industry structures. The expectations and needs of customers, who themselves often enough are under pressure to innovate, have changed.

Think Big! Future Markets – and What Strategy Will Be Apt to Conquer Them

on May 11, 2018

At the end of April, strategy experts from diverse industries met up in Stuttgart, Germany, for the 18th Annual Strategic Management Conference. This year’s focus: future markets developing rapidly. SOLYP as a cooperation partner of the event participated with their own stand. We summarized the exciting talks for you in our follow-up report.

4th SOLYP3 Best Practice Meeting on 16 November 2017 in Munich: The Strategic Process at Giesecke+Devrient

on November 30, 2017

Once more, on November 16th, 2017, strategists gathered in Munich: SOLYP GmbH had invited them to gain exclusive insights into the Giesecke+Devrient’s strategic process at the fourth SOLYP3 Best Practice Meeting. Kevin Niekrawietz, Corporate Development and Strategy at Giesecke+Devrient, presented the factors for success of corporate strategic planning in a fascinating report and provided insight into the work with the strategic intelligence software SOLYP3.

Digital Data Management: The Cloud as the Model of the Future?

on October 27, 2017

“The Cloud” has become much more than just an external memory extension. It is the solution that organizations need in the age of digitalization: Big Data, the Internet of Things, the increasing mobile use of the web and the blockchain technology require flexible IT infrastructures. So all roads lead towards the cloud, don’t they? But what need companies to take into account when implementing a cloud solution?

Digitalization as a strategic Challenge

on May 23, 2017

By now, even the most conservative CEO should have realized: Digitalization cannot be averted, ignored or put aside with a smile. No reason to panic, however: Meeting the challenge today means benefitting from optimized work flows, product innovations and new markets tomorrow. Is your business ready for digital transformation? Find out by answering four simple questions!

Digital Strategies – from Hype to Reality: SOLYP at the 17th Annual Conference for Strategic Management

on May 19, 2017

The latest trends, liveliest discussions and of course a great deal of networking: The 17th Annual Conference for Strategic Management last week was again the hotspot for strategy experts from the whole of Germany for exchanging best practice approaches to the age of digitalization. “Digital Strategies – from Hype to Reality” was the motto under which Horváth & Partners gathered speakers from renowned companies like ANDREAS STIHL, Daimler, Lieferando and the otto group. In Stuttgart, they revealed interesting insights into their strategies for digitalization. SOLYP has been a cooperation partner for this event for several years. As a pioneer in digitalizing strategic management processes, we took part in the conference with our own stand this time.

Follow-up on the 16th Annual Conference of Strategic Management by Horváth & Partners

on May 19, 2016

“2020 is not far from now. Businesses are taking decisions today that will affect their performance in 2020.” With these words, Tim Wolf opened the 16th Annual Conference of Strategic Management by Horváth & Partners in Stuttgart on May 11th, 2016. The conference showed impressive examples of how strategy work has changed companies in the way they think, align their business models, and succeed in the marketplace. The first-class speakers included Chef Strategy Officers and board members of Media-Saturn Holding GmbH, Bosch subsidiary BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, DEKRA SE, and AXA Konzern AG, as well as Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuter of TU Munich and Ibrahim Evsan, a thought leader in social media and digital leadership. As an expert in digitizing strategic management processes, SOLYP Informatik GmbH supported the conference yet again as official event partner.

Is Your Innovation Project for Real?

on April 17, 2013

Innovative strength is by all means one of the key drivers for sustained business success. Empirical studies confirm this again and again. The development of innovative products and services that offer unique value to the customer, however, tends to be very risky. If a business has a wrong idea of what the customers’ needs and wants are, of what the characteristics of the market are it is getting itself into, or even of its own ability to produce the desired product, it may not only lose the money invested. It may also run the risk of falling behind the competition and forfeiting its hard-earned competitive position.

Innovation Management in Transition

on June 07, 2013

Innovation is still considered to be the core driver of competitiveness. The traditional innovation management approach of Western companies, characterized by high resource input, long development cycles, and lack of involvement of customers and other internal and external stakeholders, however, is becoming obsolete. Globalization, increased competition and cost pressures, and the triumph of the social web are forcing companies to fundamentally rethink their approach to innovation management. This article discusses three ongoing trends in innovation management which R&D managers and executives should bear in mind.

Most Influential Management Thinkers Honored

on November 13, 2013

Every two years since 2001, the initiators of the Thinkers50 Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove announce their definite ranking of the world’s top 50 management thinkers whose thoughts shape the way we live and work. Thinkers50 is now the most prestigious ranking of its kind, and the Thinkers50 Awards, which were introduced in 2011, are widely regarded as the "Oscars of management thinking."

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