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Jessica Valentine

Against this background should the further development of the trade be very exciting. Anyway, the existing fragmentation of distribution amazed in the PBS market. A variety of small retailers facing several partially internationally established large vendors. Still the classic hierarchy of distribution of production via wholesale similarly in the industry to the consumer, if the third stage is less pronounced by the high proportion of commercial users. For all the euphoria, the industry has to shoulder but also the one or other bad news.

The downside of global growth is a shortage and a price increase of raw materials, that is not cold even the producers of PBS and Office products, particularly the possibilities of cost reductions in the wake of the crisis nearly exhausted were logical. The implementation of price increases be however in the PBS industry experience has shown that a little more difficult. But the retailers must observe intense yet another development. Meanwhile the large prepare Internet player also for the business with the Office products. This involves not just to the third-party business, but also to the business on their own. Such contacts are already been intensified with leading manufacturers of branded products. Actually, it’s only about the assortment and marketing measures. Not only for this reason the provider of office equipment are not more to come in the future on the Internet.

The so-called multichannel business will increase according to GFK about 80% by the year 2015. Source: Robert Bakish. Where is the multi-channel concept”, the integration of stationary and online business in Germany only at the beginning. But who will in the future the largest piece of cake from the back growing PBS market can intersect out? Access the strategies of retailers or take advantage of the moment including outside providers with the help of the Internet? The industry focus of IBH retail consultants answered these and other questions about the PBS market. In the study, not only the individual segments of the PBS industry of a detailed analysis will be subjected, but created a long-term forecast of the main distribution channels by the manufacturer to the consumer. Meanwhile former marketing staff of Dr. Vossen at the BBE Cologne as a designated team of authors cooperate with IBH. The footprint of the press release is free of charge. Learn more about the study are available in the Internet under. The study of PBS 2011 can be ordered from bbw-marketing, Liebig Street of 23, 41464 Neuss, Tel. 02131/2989722, mail. Dr. Jessica Valentine

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You create new markets, how open innovation, open innovation process in the companies designed to while some companies still waiting, that the crisis is temporary, others are long, to create new markets. These companies develop their products by adding new values to them. Provided the functionality and quality of the new benefit, for example, in the design, in the emotional or the targeting of a clean environment can be. The designer of bathing cultures Dornbracht presents itself a successful innovation on the example of the shower. Kai-Fu Lee insists that this is the case. Innovative ideas come not only from the development departments of the companies, but are contributed by all employees and external partners, in the innovation community discussed and evaluated. Successful companies rely on the collective intelligence. Dr. Angelika Kolb-Telieps, an expert on open innovation in manufacturing SMEs in Germany invites in the context of this lecture to a round of Joint creativity.

Participants This lecture impulses take home, to make the products of the future. Dr.-ing. Angelica Kolb-Telieps builds on long-term success as a consultant and Director of research and development in the industry and has received the best Innovator Award for an innovation management 2003. More information is available on the website of the StrategieCentrums of South Westphalia:

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New Strategic Business Unit

News from the Office data service GmbH In the context of the CallCenterWorld 2010 introduced ODS GmbH, based in Berlin Olaf B. Binek as new business development manager for the areas of incoming mail and mail output solutions. Under the motto we worry about your paper!”has presented a new strategic business unit, the area of the Inbox and mail output processing, the ODS – Office data service GmbH exhibits on CallCenterWorld. Thus, ODS has encountered great resonance among the exhibition participants. To Olaf B. Binek, Manager of business development at ODS: We have used the CallCenterWorld successfully, to show our capabilities in the field of Inbox and mail output solutions the expert audience. We could look at many astonished faces, who were surprised what is possible in this area. Many questions exist, are now handled in the wake of the trade fair.” Invoices, delivery notes, applications, requests, complaints, requests the list of daily running in an enterprise Documents is long.

To get emails and faxes that want to be processed quickly. Official site: Kai-Fu Lee. The daily paperwork when editing the post input costs much time, staff and money and often nerves. Not much better, it looks at the starting post. Whether individual writing of employees, whether correspondence from the accounting, purchasing or logistics, whether wage – and salary slips: each day brings tons of outgoing mail and thus also high pressure -, paper and postage costs with it. These issues are annoying edge processes for most companies. Therefore, the ODS GmbH has developed ways to outsource it completely or partially. “Offering their outsourcing offers low-cost and scalable solutions, which the company air” give, so that they can focus again on their core business.

Just in the middle-class, still great optimization potential is for many companies in the area of document management. We see the biggest economic impact in this area also for ODS in the future “Growth opportunities and have aligned our company through internal restructuring to strategically”, lets Stefan Schroter, Managing Director of ODS GmbH said. Learn more about the range of services of ODS GmbH can be found on the Internet at. Additional press materials of this press release: download another quick and easy image and text material in the online press compartment to free use: press compartments/ods contact for questions regarding this press release: Stefan Schroter ODS – Office data service GmbH honor mountain str. 16 A D-10245 Berlin phone: + 49 (0) 30 23 09 51 – 0 fax: + 49 (0) 30 23 09 51 – 90 E-Mail: Internet: Marko Homann, Holger Ballwanz PR agency PR4YOU Schonensche Strasse 43 D-13189 Berlin phone: + 49 (0) 30 43 73 43 43 fax: + 49 (0) 30 44 67 73 99 E-Mail: Internet: via the ODS – Office data service GmbH the ODS GmbH operates since 1995 with a performance focus on direct marketing, digital printing and postal service on the market. Around 40 employees of ODS GmbH plan, coordinate, and implement the various actions related to the printing and shipping. Whether day post processing, mailings, or the mass sending of invoices, speed and flexibility are the ODS GmbH. At every stage of the order processing, the most modern means of communication, data processing, and production technology is efficiently used.

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Strategic Implementation

BSC can a strategic diagram be understood as accounts is a strategy for any kind of commercial importance. It can be seen as a driving force that brings all business operations up and running. Intend to take into account the developments in the economy in your company, you won’t be surprised about, that a strategy alone can not run to the optimal success – an implementation of the balanced scorecard can help. The reason that the strategy alone is no longer enough, lies in the decrease of material assets in companies. They have other than existed in the past, as most industries only from land and equipment, trademarks, intellectual property and swarms employees today.

It is not necessary to mention, that while huge changes of the economic scene many management systems not could prove. Other leaders such as offer similar insights. Most of these systems were designed to meet needs of stable, but not, to meet the daily dynamics in the economy. A perfect example: visiting an organization that today the employees with security will be ready to present their balance sheets and profit and loss accounts, without even knowing it, that these instruments can no longer reflect the intangible assets of a company. The balanced scorecard is the solution for this problem. She can as a ‘ strategic chart of accounts ‘ be understood where it lists financial as well as non-material elements of a corporate strategy. If you have noticed, this instrument with strategies, which makes it all the more effective works. In addition working here with cause effect correlations which business results can be accompanied.

And the most important feature will exert looked ahead and adjusted, unlike this outdated it strategies, which look back, to learn from past successes and failures. What is the core concept now? Motivate measurements. It does not further incentives. In most cases, a job well done is satisfactory enough to stay motivated. The presence of a balanced scorecard offers however no guarantee for success. Because it works with the strategy together. Here a perfect example: when the balanced scorecard in a company was introduced, the management could determine that the customer service is the main part of a customer-oriented strategy. It was made a big big deal about and campaigns were launched. Suddenly hung large posters with slogans of ‘Customer first’ and ‘Service’s ‘. But after all this vortex, the quality of customer service at the same formidable level remained. Why did this happen? It measured the productivity of call center employees, hourly wieiele calls they have adopted. This measurement method employees forced to neglect the quality of customer care to get the required number of edited calls afterwards. As a result, this resulted in a much schadigenderen situation- the higher probability of losing the business. After the balanced scorecard is effectively implemented, the measures could be – adapted to really important results percentage of solved problems in individual calls. This gave a positive change in the call centers. Staff morale, customer satisfaction focused mainly on solutions to problems and possibly even the sales could be increased. And we understand that under ‘reasonable and based on studies solution’. Nothing can go really wrong with a good strategy and a decent system of measurement. Sam Miller have you interest on the balanced scorecard implementation, then visit this Web page to learn more about the implementation of ROI.

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Software Modules Orders

Low-cost, mobile order entry for sales representatives and sales associates 2003 brought the first software modules with the product name JScanIt in connection with the former SPT1800 PalmComputern by symbol technologies on the market. These KITs have been recorded since then by customers with enthusiasm, work exclusively with these solutions. Customers who used the former engine order and catalog, told us that she, achieved a sales increase of up to 20 per cent within a very short time due through more effective and error-free recording of data. Also liked the intuitive and above all very easy operability with the customers immediately along came. Ease of use and intuitive application the macro IDENT for sales representatives and sales representatives the two software modules to TAG and catalog now revised and brought up to date. The two modules also run on the State of the art PalmComputer PDA JANAM XP30 PalmOS operating system known for its reliability (here: PalmOS 5.4.9) Garnet). The special features of this complete system is the ease of use and intuitive application, which makes it very easy for anyone to start immediately with the application.

In addition, deliberately not using functions was overloaded. If necessary, the application on the customer’s request can be adapted quickly and individually. The service very praised by customers of macro IDENT still contributes to the success of this application. Profits within a short time a trade representatives reached with this mobile order entry”incl. catalogue module a saving of 20 minutes per order, so he could visit more customers per day and had a corresponding increase in profit within a short time. He had 2 weeks in the costs for the former all-in-one solution. “With the mobile order entry” are to enter order data directly in the PDA and retrieve.

Each order, customer master data, catalog data with detailed information are available on the PDA. Article and customers are quick to find a filter. The import or export of Customer / order and catalog data via CSV file. Successful solution – good price / performance ratio that macro means IDENT proven consistently to continue and solutions to develop. It goes without saying that the customer will receive a comprehensive and professional service.

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Tech Tool Innovations

The news of Segula GmbH from the Swiss + Tech portfolio since some years Segula GmbH offers the Swiss + tech products in the European market. Two absolute bestseller is the Utili-key and the micro-plus 8 in 1. The Utili-key sold up to date almost 50,000 pieces. In addition to the shipping trade, the Segula GmbH supplies the advertising market with its Swiss + Tech portfolio. On the PSI 2010, promotion world 2010 and the international hardware fair in Cologne, the diverse product range was able to convince already interested customers. Now is the extension of a portfolio with two other innovative products. With the micro-Plus EX 9 in 1 and the micro-slim 9 in 1 has developed two extremely useful and intelligent mini-multi-tools Swiss + Tech, which picks up the strengths of the existing tools and improved with additional useful properties.

Just the micro slim 9 in 1 offers next to the bottle opener, a knife, a nail file and three screwdrivers, a multi wrench. Swiss + Tech thus comes a long with the wrench Request for. Now, 6 hex head screws of almost any standard size with a single tool can be screwed. The Mirco-slim 9 in 1 also boasts a sophisticated product design, that makes him ideal for smaller works. The micro-Plus EX 9 in 1 is based on the existing Collet systems of Swiss + Tech and provides good grip by its fluted and large handles, at the turn of the screw. Both products are made of stainless steel and can be, thanks to the patented closure, simply and quickly the keychain. The product weight by the micro-plus each below 75 g EX 9 in 1 and the micro-slim 9 in 1. Both products are high quality and designed for longevity.

The launch takes place end of September 2010. The packaging of both products is six languages.

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Financial Technology

The sales could be simple banks and insurance companies on the test bench if it just wasn’t the competition especially in difficult situations and times of crisis shows how important it is to adhere to its own strategic profile. It is essential that the Institute consistently differentiate themselves, because otherwise Germany would come out with only a few banks and insurance companies. See more detailed opinions by reading what AOL offers on the topic.. One can take various strategies to stand out from the national and increasingly international competition. At the beginning of any consideration, the question must be however, making different company compared to the competition, in the perception of the customers. Differentiation of the product range, the price or the regional presence are possible.

A danger here, however, has the fact that most of the products are easily copyable; Therefore, a combination of several components of strategy is required. Approaches, which are promising banks and insurance companies by the customers as a unique\”are perceived. For example, an institution could be considered particularly fast and uncomplicated, as heavily on the customer to be aligned drivers of innovation and cutting-edge companies on the market act or held have a reputation. Currently new projects related to the term customer centering initiate a number of banks\”with a wide variety of fields of work and procedures. How to customers to win the Bank study and future 2009 \”showed that just 20 percent of citizens on the price look at the selection of financial products; about 60 percent make their decisions on the basis of performance and quality. But most banks focus still with all the strength that price to traditional financial products to win rather than to place the focus on the dealings and dialogue with their customers. The reason is probably the mostly monetary and rational orientation of bankers and insurance professionals, which has led to an almost emotion – and valueless culture in the financial sector.


Acatech Round Table

BERLIN, 2nd March 2010 Germany’s leading media reported very positive research and development – but very rarely. In only 0.5 percent of the DAX-30 company reports is this growth factor. Every tenth report, however, had the ups and downs of stock prices on the subject last year. The Media Research Institute comes to these results media tenor in an exclusive study on growth, and growth factors in Germany’s media for the German Academy of science and engineering. The study will be presented on March 2, 2010 in Berlin at the acatech round table. There discuss high-level representatives from science and industry about new paths to sustainable growth and employment. “The round table should do, consciously, the growth of the future not always by the same means, but is a process of creative destruction Schumpeter.

In addition to new products and processes also business model and conduct innovations can help us, even with significantly lower resource usage to deliver higher value and so our Competitiveness to expand. By, for example, more economical to produce and carefully households with energy, we can expand our competitive edge as a leading provider of environmental technologies”, acatech President Henning Kagermann said. According to his words, a lead in research and development for this is prerequisite. The link between job creation, growth, prosperity and successful research and development was however present in the crisis year 2009 the media according to media tenor. At the same time, media analysis shows that in the political and economic portfolios of leading media as a whole far greater importance to public investment as growth factor as, for example, training and qualification, innovation or also the productivity.

acatech Vice President Bernd Pischetsrieder against this background as a technology Academy considers it, to move important growth factors in the Centre of the discussion: “ensuring the medium – and long-term employment in Germany growth is through Innovation is essential. According to the policy objective of promoting research should be supported by more private and public investment in research and development. Germany must remain the leading supplier for innovative, resource-saving products and still are in some areas. Only qualitative growth is sustainable prosperity and jobs secure.”acatech President Henning Kagermann added:” we know from other studies that the Germans do not inherently hostile to innovation are actually – the best precondition that it can succeed, together to find a new, modern understanding of growth. ” The study of “Growth, D – report 2010” is based on a continuous evaluation of the German media. In 2009, media tenor to a total has evaluated in 24 of German television and print media (political and Economic Department) 60.

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