Achim Berg, President of the German high-tech association Bitkom paints a gloomy picture of competition in the digital change: “Twelve percent of German companies currently see their existence threatened by digitization, 37 percent have problems coping with digitization according to their own statements – but only one in five companies is currently investing in the digitization of its business model. When asked why so little attention is paid to the use of new technologies at the top of the company, 37 percent of managers currently say: “I don’t have time for this”.
However, “no time” is often just an explanation for the fact that the technical obstacles to the implementation of digital strategies are perceived as insurmountable. Because in many companies, the rule of three applies: Firstly, the integration of isolated IT landscapes is too costly, but it would secondly be the prerequisite for successful digitization, without which, thirdly, new business models cannot be implemented. “No time” is therefore a synonym for “No money”!
The five typical IT challenges can certainly be solved and financially mastered if the right tools are used. Even in its basic version, the actesy metadata framework has all the necessary functionalities to initiate a successful digital transformation through integration projects:
Heterogeneous IT landscapes:
In many companies there are still integration gaps between individual solution modules which make it seem impossible to implement digital and above all continuous business processes. With more than 250 preconfigured adaptors and a tool for data modelling, actesy creates a coherent application network from heterogeneous systems – even across company borders.
Inflexible legacy systems:
Existing software packages are often difficult to adapt to new business processes and functions – also because the providers of standard software are overstrained with individual extensions.