Professor Matthias Schmieder

The benchmarking Centre Europe, Cologne, cooperating immediately with the American productivity and quality Center (APQC), the leading benchmarking and best-practice research organization. CBC can aid you in your search for knowledge. Systematic benchmarking is most widely used management tool for companies who want to effectively expand their success and secure long term. Learn more about this with ICR. This was the result of a recent study by the American consulting firm Bain & company. But the quality and thus the validity of comparative analyses depends significantly, the used benchmark database is how good and comprehensive. The Cologne benchmarking Centre Europe (BCE) cooperates the American productivity and quality Center (APQC) therefore recently with the world’s most successful operator of the database.

According to Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmieder APQC has the world’s most comprehensive benchmark – database with approximately 1,200 key figures per registered company. Thanks to that global to the leading research organizations in the area of benchmarking and best practices for performance analysis, process optimization, and knowledge management cooperation with APQC, heard, now German companies can use the APQC database for international comparative analysis”, explains the head of the Cologne benchmarking Centre Europe. General and special analysis allows clients thus national, European and global code-based comparative analyses in the areas of supply chain, product development, finance, information technology, human resources management, innovation and marketing benchmarking Center Europe. Also special direct comparisons with competitors of the client are carried out, provided that the competitor agrees to the comparison. More benchmarking adapted to the specific needs of the client are also possible”, reported Professor Matthias Schmieder. First, according to the Economist, about 1,200 metrics of the customer’s captured and seven stages undergone a comprehensive validation process.

A highest possible accuracy of the data is to be achieved. The collected data are anonymized in the APQC database entered and can be compared according to the task and target with companies from 102 countries. The results report the most effective management tool includes a comprehensive strengths and weaknesses representation, as well as the potential for improvement.

Auer Witte Thiel Tour Operators

So travel is cheaper than load could be but not more expensive than in the catalogue offered minute offer. The price included previously in travel brochures as binding. After an initiative of the German travel Association (DRV) has the Federal Justice Department currently regulation responsible for the prospectus information changes lawyer Steiner von Auer Witte Thiel in favour of a flexible way of pricing for the tour operator. Recently Canada Day sought to clarify these questions. Brochure information especially in travel catalogues were so far generally binding in accordance with 4 para 1, sentence 2 BGB informationspflichten Regulation (BGBInfoVO). The price information contained in travel brochures for travel could be increased later without another Munich law firm Auer Witte Thiel now informed of a change of the responsible for brochure information information duties regulation by the Federal Justice Department. The travel industry has long fought for a revision of the subsequent possibility of the price adjustment.

In particular the tour operator had hardly options, flexible to respond differently than about hotels, airlines and online providers that could adjust the prices for your individual services on the basis of economic conditions on the demand of the market. Tour operators, which already must include the individual services at a fixed time prior to the season in their pricing, had so far no way to kill this price increase on the traveller with for example more expensive Nachkaufen. Auer Witte Thiel welcomed the flexibility of prices: so far the prices were set twice in the travel industry per year. The change of the BGBInfoVO allows future flexibility, to redetermine the rates of travel, tour operators if they products subsequently more expensive to buy. Unpredictable changes of the travel behaviour of customers or extreme cost increases of tour operators faced the problem, that its previous calculation was no longer true. Auer Witte Thiel pointed out that this flexibility can mean a change in price downward, not only increases but also discounts should be considered. Prerequisite for a subsequent price increase, however, is a reservation, which is listed in the note – or part of the price of the catalogue. Since the calculation of tour operators not more than risk must take into account a possible later price increases, a calculation of the fare for the traveler also may be cheaper.

Lawyer Steiner from the Munich-based firm Auer Witte Thiel in favour of a flexible way of pricing and sees not only advantages for tour operators, but also for travellers. About Auer Witte Thiel Auer Witte Thiel is an economic and presserechtlich oriented law firm. The specialization areas of focus and the development of core competencies in certain areas is indispensable in the legal services sector. Auer Witte Thiel has years of experience in the field of travel law and represents among other things one of the largest European cruise companies.

IDS Group Acquires CAIGOS GmbH

With effect from the 1 January 2011 the IDS group of the German GIS manufacturer CAIGOS GmbH has taken over Ettlingen and Kirkel, 07.06.2011, IDS has acquired the shares in the CAIGOS GmbH to 100% with effect from the 1 January 2011. With the acquisition of CAIGOS secures the IDS of the know-how of geographical information systems and base technologies CAIGOS-GIS and CAIGOS globe. For the CAIGOS and IDS, IDS’s commitment means a completion of the offer for the area of the energy industry. With the acquisition of CAIGOS secures the IDS of the know-how of geographical information systems and base technologies CAIGOS-GIS and CAIGOS globe. For the CAIGOS and IDS, IDS’s commitment means a completion of the offer for the area of supply and waste management. Speaking candidly acaho told us the story. According to common belief, future GIS-based solutions for the technical operation of the network in energy supply companies will play an essential and decisive role in the optimization of business processes in the network planning, network operation, maintenance and debugging.

The Companies will continue their work on the market in their existing working structures. The brand CAIGOS and the workings of CAIGOS has convinced us. We know about the efficiency and the importance of the market. Therefore, CAIGOS will act as an independent company in the market of local authorities and the supply and disposal”clarifies Norbert Wagner, Managing Director of IDS GmbH. New employees for the new solutions and technology integration have been set in the area of development. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Randall Mays.

If the current process information, technical documentation, management of service forces and the reference to the geographical location of all information in an integrated system available, our customers expect a significant cost efficiency. With the CAIGOS technology a significant technology leap the IDS group for the graphically-based network and network management systems. We are can offer completely new product features in the area of IT solutions for the supply of energy and other infrastructure networks” Norbert Wagner sums up the reasons for the commitment.

Amtsgericht Dusseldorf Managing Director

“To meet the demands of trade after falling prices, must be implemented on supply side economies of scale”, said Claus, “and only wide and internationally-based company can offer the comprehensive services required by increasingly more international customers.” Critical of Paymentsspezialist saw the ability of the European payment industry, to regroup and to produce new payment procedure: “The two large international credit card organizations, MasterCard and visa will benefit as a result.” POS and online are one as a central trend the study “Payment Germany 2015” makes the convergence of E-Commerce and POS technologies. So mobile payment options, as well as online-based provider will hold increasingly in trade: “The young generation familiar rather their iTunes account because a bank”, said Claus. “And more and more vendors who originally pursue a different business model, deal today with” Payments.” That the card as a medium is not sacrosanct, was apparently also in the discussion: “We don’t hang on the map”, so a Bank representative, “ultimate connection to the account is paying.” Conclusion of the evening: “trade WINS and dynamic developments in the payments is nothing in the way,” says Marc Birkner, Managing Director of easycash GmbH, finally. Further information: easycash GmbH marketing/communications Nicole Ohagen Tel. + 49-2102/973-314 fax + 49-2102/973-226 E-Mail: grintsch communications GmbH & co. KG Arne Trapp Tel. 70 63-54 fax 70 63-50 E-Mail: Internet about easycash and easycash loyalty solutions easycash and easycash loyalty solutions are part of the international Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING), the world’s leading provider of payment solutions.

As a payment institution (“payment institution”) enables the easycash GmbH customers Europe-wide participation in the electronic payments. At locations in Ratingen, Eschborn and Hamburg comprehensive with a total of 420 employees trade, gastronomy and financial industry payment services including many innovative value creation opportunities offer. easycash is Germany’s leading card payment provider and serves 92,000 dealers with 275,000 terminals. The settled payment transactions in Germany 2010 amounted to over 1 billion transactions. easycash loyalty solutions GmbH is the German market leader for card-based customer loyalty and gift voucher solutions, which are equipped also with payment and credit card functions.

The sister company of easycash GmbH maintains a variety of diverse programs and processed 2010 35 million payment and bonus transactions throughout Europe. The Hamburg company’s 75 employees serve more than 26 million customer accounts. easycash GmbH, to the DIN 20, D-40885 Ratingen headquarters: Ratingen, HRB No. 43846, Amtsgericht Dusseldorf Managing Director: Marc Birkner, Christoph Pfeifer, Siegfried home Walker of easycash loyalty solutions GmbH, Hugh-Greene-WEG 2, D-22529 Hamburg headquarters: Hamburg, HRB No. 103195, Amtsgericht Hamburg Managing Director: Christoph Pfeifer, Jochen Freese

A Pink Contract Management Solution Implemented With Bpi Solutions

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Besides the agency contracts also for the internal management solution is used, E.g. for contracts in the human resources field. BPI solutions impressed with a short implementation time of only a few days. A ROSA has a complete overview of all treaties in the company and their status with the contract management solution. such as E.g.

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