Monthly Archives: March 2018

The delicate little plant “online grocery” in Germany

The German online food trade is still at a modest level – but interest is growing Online food retailing in Germany is still at a...
Amazon is coming

Amazon is coming – the end for insurers?

It is rumbling in the market: Initial reports indicate that Amazon is setting up its own insurance department in London. Currently, more than 100 insurance experts are to be employed there.
The Babylon effect

The Babylon Effect: Digital customers vs. the analogue insurance industry

The story of the Tower of Babel tells how a mammoth project failed when those involved were no longer able to speak the same language. A similar effect is currently emerging in the relationships between insurers and their industrial customers.
Digitization in the SME Market

Digitization of the SME market as an opportunity for commercial and industrial insurers

In the SME segment, commercial and industrial insurers have many opportunities to win new customers and thus increase their premium income. However, this area in particular is undergoing major change.

E-billing mandatory from 2020 for all government suppliers

The e-invoice has been a done deal for quite a while. Legislators decided that this should be mandatory for the highest federal authorities from November 2018, and from 2019, all other German public offices will have to follow suit.

Food delivery into the refrigerator: A trend for Germany?

Online grocery is on the rise, but still faces great challenges. In particular, the delivery of food to the customer poses major problems for...

Dedicated Players Have the Edge: Why Over-the-Counter Retailers Must Have a Radical Rethink

Major online retailers such as eBay and Amazon have been established in Europe for many years. In addition, there are domestic German companies such...

Informatik Aktuell: Article on the realignment of the IT organization

Digital transformation not only influences the business models of many companies – their IT organization is also undergoing a far-reaching process of change. The...

Four steps to a B2B e-commerce platform

Online trading is becoming increasingly popular with B2B buyers. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity and create a B2B e-commerce platform,...
Microservices - Part 2

Microservices: Data Exchange in Real Time for the Insurance Industry (Part two)

Innovative technologies, in which insurance companies invest hundreds of millions of euros, make completely new applications possible. The focus here is on transmitting data in real time via microservices or similar technologies.