Nikon was founded in 1917 in Japan. With 24.400 employees and more than USD $10,7 billion in revenue it is the global market leader for digital and precision optics. With an award winning product range comprising entry level models and professional cameras, NIKKOR interchangeable lenses and the COOLPIX series for customers, Nikon regularly sets new standards in terms of product design and performance.
Nikon relies on the Scheer PAS BRIDGE middleware as the data hub for all its sales processes. The state-of-the-art hybrid cloud architecture combines the new e-commerce platform, a new search engine, various external payment processing partners, forwarding and returns logistics as well as other fundamental business functions with each othe
dodenhof is northern Germany’s biggest Shopping-Centre which has alone at its Headquarters in Posthausen, near Bremen, a 120.000 m² sales floor with numerous product lines. The products on offer range from household furnishings, fashion and home technology to sport and a world of luxury consumer goods.
In many companies the numbers of different IT systems in operation has grown significantly over the years. Heterogeneous systems which are insufficiently well connected with each other represent a significant risk to corporate flexibility.
In order to transfer existing systems into a modern IT landscape and, at the same time, avoid the risks associated with system migration, the retailer dodenhof adopted a model based integration approach. In this project, Scheer PAS BRIDGE functions as the central data hub.
EVN is a leading Austrian energy and infrastructure service group with a market capitalization of more than €3.4bn. The EVN group offers its customers electricity, gas, heat, water, thermal waste recycling based on the most modern infrastructure as a one-stop fulfillment.
In contrast to EVN AG, which uses SAP and its core application for business transaction processing, the business units which need to be integrated with it do not use SAP. Thanks to Scheer PAS BRIDGE, the integration of third party applications has been made simpler and quicker.
The PKZ Group with headquarters in Urdorf is one of the leading retailers in Switzerland. It consists of the fashion retail chains Burger, PKZ, Feldpausch, Blue Dog and Paul Kehl. To this date, the group operates as a family business, employs about 700 coworkers and in 2011 achieved revenues of 204 million Swiss Francs.
In order to offer its customers a crosschannel shopping experience, PKZ defined a 24/7 multichannel approach as central to its e-commerce strategy. The traditional stationary business model was enhanced to include a modern e-commerce concept.
Ypsomed is a worldwide leading independent developer and manufacturer of custom-made self-administration injection systems and the supplier of pen needles for the treatment of diabetes, growth disorders or infertility, as well as for other therapeutic areas. Ypsomed has well-established partnerships with numerous leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Sanofi, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Roche, Genentech, Merck Serono, Amylin, NPS and others.
The online shop integration at Ypsomed was implemented step-by-step and on the basis of the existing application landscape and in doing so the close interlinking of the existing SAP system was particularly important. The main aim was to find a flexible approach that protected resources as far as possible.
Welkoop Rail BV was founded in 1899 under the name „Het Centraal Bureau” as a small agricultural trading company. Today, the company operates specialist retail outlets for gardens and pet accessories under the name Welkoop. Welkoop also licenses the operation of these specialist stores. In total there are over 150 stores with a total of 1500 employees in the Netherlands.
In order to offer customers a unified shopping experience in a stationary retail environment, as well as an online shopping environment, outdated systems must be able to meet the challenges presented by the modern requirements of omni-channel retailing.
Thanks to Scheer PAS BRIDGE, Welkoop was able to achieve the change from batch operation to real time processing without any negative impact on its daily business.
The Landwirtschaftsverlag Münster (LV) employs over 500 staff and publishes journals, books and new media. With more than 20 business-related and special interest titles, LV is the leading European publishing house for farming and agriculture. In addition to various specialty magazines, the success journal “Landlust” is part of LV’s portfolio.
Using Scheer PAS BRIDGE as its integration platform, processes and applications were able to be modernized without any risk of a negative impact on daily business processes. During, and also after, the modernization process of the heterogeneous system landscape Scheer PAS BRIDGE was the central data hub and communication platform.
Process digitization results in significant benefits for administrative departments. If less complex routine tasks can be automated, employees have more time to focus on the things that really matter. Quality is improved whilst processing times, and also often costs are reduced.
Security checks conducted by the police is an area in which bottlenecks and delays have occurred in the last few years because of increasing demand for residence permits. The Police authorities in Saarland and in Rheinland-Palatinate have solved this problem with the digitization of routine processes. This has led to an 85% reduction in workload.