Bernhard Schaffrik

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ServiceNow To Partner With Celonis — What To Make Of This Announcement

Bernhard Schaffrik October 11, 2021
ServiceNow and Celonis recently announced a strategic partnership that is looking to create a closer linkage between ServiceNow’s low-code platform and Celonis’ Execution Management System. The partnership goes far deeper than your standard press release and actually includes some serious co-engineering by both firms, as well as an investment in Celonis by ServiceNow. We looked […]
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Blue Prism Angling To Merge With TIBCO

Craig Le Clair September 30, 2021
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners  announced it’s intention to acquire robotic process automation (RPA) software company Blue Prism. Subject to shareholder approval, it plans to merge Blue Prism into TIBCO Software, which it already owns. Forrester’s automation team took a look at this potential merger and had the following thoughts. Our consensus is “thumbs-up.” A […]
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How To Leverage Innovation To Grow And Differentiate Your Business

Bernhard Schaffrik June 7, 2021
Learn how to leverage adaptive technology platforms to nurture innovation at your organization.
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How Innovation Can Make Your Firm More Resilient

Bernhard Schaffrik April 2, 2021
The firms that prove most resilient have innovation processes built into their culture and leverage adaptive technology platforms. Learn how you can do this at your firm.
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Top Tips To Keep Your Innovation Practice Alive While Everyone Is Working From Home

Bernhard Schaffrik March 26, 2021
From in-home virtual reality labs to surprise gifts mailed to colleagues, creative ideas abound to keep teams motivated.
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The Path To Automation In Europe And Its Impact On The Future Of Work

Dan Bieler March 26, 2021
This report provides tech and business leaders in Europe with a checklist to avoid making the biggest mistakes and develop a solid framework for automation projects.
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Mobilité Numérique : Nos Conseils Pour Stimuler L’Innovation En Télétravail

Bernhard Schaffrik March 26, 2021
Découvrez des idées innovantes pour motiver vos équipes en télétravail. Plutôt laboratoires virtuels ou bien cadeaux surprises livrés à domicile ?
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Innovation 101: How To Secure Innovators’ Engagement During A Pandemic

Bernhard Schaffrik November 30, 2020
Remote work has impeded collaboration, but there are tools and techniques to ignite creativity and innovation.
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Innovation 101: How To Set Up A Technology Trend Radar And How To Use It

Bernhard Schaffrik October 27, 2020
Our research shows that innovation leaders grow 3.6 times faster than the industry average. These innovation leaders, among other things, embrace emerging technologies and leverage them for business model innovation. In order to embrace technologies, you first need to understand which technologies are out there, how mature they are, what you can use them for, […]
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Why Is Europe’s Automation Adoption Different From The Rest Of The World?

Bernhard Schaffrik September 29, 2020
Automation benefits, such as efficiency and productivity gains and improved customer and employee experience at lower cost, are globally valid and understood. But there are significant differences in adoption speed and intensity of software-based automation technologies across Europe compared to the Americas and Asia Pacific. Software-based automation technologies include robotic process automation, digital process automation […]
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Praktische Tipps für Innovatoren: Welche Ideen sollte ich priorisieren und warum?

Bernhard Schaffrik September 29, 2020
Häufig fragen mich Innovatoren, wie sie am besten Ideen priorisieren können. Hier sind vier praktische Tips, die Sie für Ihre Entscheidung nutzen können: Wählen Sie Ideen, mit denen sich ein echtes Geschäftsproblem lösen lässt. Wenn Sie eine Idee wählen und umsetzen, die von einem Geschäftsbereich identifiziert wurde (Vertrieb, Marketing, Forschung und Entwicklung etc.), werden Ihre […]
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Innovators’ 101: Which Ideas To Realize And Why

Bernhard Schaffrik September 24, 2020
Frequently, innovators are asking me which ideas to prioritize and why. Here are some early steps you can take to ensure success in your innovation endeavors: First, focus on ideas that can solve a real business problem. Of course, there’s value in having gathered a bunch of creative people who love experimenting with emerging technologies. […]
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Reflections On IFA 2020

Bernhard Schaffrik September 7, 2020
Last week, IFA 2020 took place both in Berlin and virtually. I attended the virtual fair, which was an excellent experience. You could really feel how people were excited to meet both physically and virtually. However, neither the excitement nor the experience could hide the fact that the consumer electronics industry continues to struggle during […]
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A Post-Pandemic Automation Boost Across Europe Remains Uncertain

Bernhard Schaffrik June 9, 2020
Do European firms receiving public financial support face a conflict of interest in evaluating automation options?
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