Blog pages with tag:

Corona

15May2020
Collaboration, Digitization

Sales in times of Corona

by Mary Ann Hoffmann

The current crisis is a major challenge for all sales employees. However, the establishment and maintenance of personal contacts is just as important in times of crisis because there are lots of important details to discuss with regard to short-term issues and how to progress once the crisis is over. Microsoft Teams is able to fill the gap that has been created by a lack of direct contact.

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24Apr2020
Data & Analytics, Digitization

Corona: What your data can do for you

by Judith Lichtlein

The corona crisis has been a heavy blow for the economy. Factories, retailers and service providers, companies great and small – everyone is feeling the impact, and some are even struggling to stay afloat. There are steps you can take, however – steps that can help your business get through the current situation, as well as prepare you for the future. One example is data-based crisis management.

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24Apr2020
Data & Analytics, Digitization

Navigating the corona chaos with intelligent ERP

by Daniel Gburek

In times of crisis, companies are more keen than ever to find ways to spare resources and do business more efficiently. Just as with the financial crisis of 2008, we’re seeing more interest in digitalization and process automation. We're going to tell you how companies can use forecasting and optimization functionalities to navigate safely through the corona crisis.

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The effects of Corona are being felt everywhere in the manufacturing industry also: according to a recent VDMA flash survey, almost all mechanical engineering companies (96%) are expecting a decline in sales that cannot be compensated for this year. Almost three quarters of the companies are considering cutting back on their investment plans. In this situation, customer service becomes very important in a specific area. What exactly is it about?

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14Apr2020
Collaboration, Digitization

You can digitize every workstation with this tool

by Andreas Thumfart

The corona crisis is forcing many companies to relocate their workstations: from the office to the home office. Not every company is able to react as flexibly as is necessary, because the technical requirements are often not in place. This is one reason why so many people right now are interested in modern workplaces. What does a modern workplace actually look like though? How does it need to be designed and what technologies are needed for this? Our tip: keep it as simple as possible—so the best thing is to use the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform.

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02Apr2020
Collaboration, Digitization

5 tips for virtual meetings

by Andreas Eichhorn

The coronavirus pandemic has us all on edge and is changing our lives considerably. Security measures such as social distancing hit us hard but are an absolute must at the present time. Virtual meetings are thus on the rise. They make an important contribution when it comes to staying in contact with each other. However, different rules apply to virtual meetings as opposed to traditional meetings in the actual “physical” office. The following tips are meant to help you organize your virtual meetings perfectly.

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02Apr2020
Collaboration, Digitization

How to get the best out of virtual teams

by Andreas Eichhorn

Working from home is still somewhat of a controversial issue. Many millennials already consider it part of daily life, whereas in conservative businesses, people are still rather skeptical about it. Especially in light of the current coronavirus outbreak, this discrepancy becomes glaringly obvious. While some companies deal rather well with the requirement to have employees work from home, others are simply overwhelmed by this development. Especially teamwork among colleagues becomes quite challenging in such a situation: no more office grapevine, no informal chats while making coffee, no more joking with coworkers.

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27Mar2020
Digitization

Organizing teamwork with Microsoft Teams

by Andreas Thumfart

In order to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft is not going to charge user fees for the first 6 months. In this blog post, you will learn how useful Microsoft Teams can be for daily operations and how much you can do with this collaboration tool.

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