Given competition from low-salary countries, industry requires very efficient processes. As an IT specialist, Consist develops custom software solutions for you and can also maintain your existing applications.
When an artist goes on tour, the fans in every city often want to purchase CDs, DVDs, videos, or merchandising items for their stars right before or after the concert. Nothing is more irritating than finding that the items have sold out, or only part of the product line is available. Anyone who buys from the Universal Music Group, though, won't face empty shelves. Because the global market leader in the music business has relied on Consist to build a highly modern sales software package. Universal Music staff can use it to order video and audio media in advance for the markets in the concert region.
Behind successful bands and musicians there are often extensive and diverse marketing campaigns put on by the record company involved. The marketing mix can be impossible to manage without software support. Universal Music GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, is the German subsidiary of the global Universal Music Group and markets the recordings of many national and international artists in Germany. Together with Consist, Universal Music has implemented a central, Web-based software system for the management of and reporting on marketing activities.
REHAU is the leading system and service provider in polymer-based solutions for construction, automotive, and industry. The group is present in 170 locations around the world and employs over 15,000 people. That requires powerful IT. In the central computer center at the Rehau plant, among other things, there’re running an IBM mainframe with z/OS operating system and core applications under Adabas/Natural systems. REHAU decide to outsource the work preparation for these legacy systems to Consist, because according to the planning, by 2016 the centrally operated legacy systems should be replaced by SAP systems.
Since the Apple iPhone, the mobile phone hasn’t just been a phone, but a digital multi tool. And that’s not just for private consumers. Business processes are going mobile, too, and future software systems will have to offer smart applications and infrastructures for mobile devices. This trend will include existing ERP systems as well, and will require an opening up in the direction of mobility. This article provides an example of how lightweight services in SAP can already be set up for use on the Apple iPad.
“Vitamins with your snack”, “There’s so much fun in Toffifee”, “Man, they’re Dickmann!”, or “Merci for being you.” In Germany, hardly anyone doesn’t know the advertising slogans for the beloved sweets of the August Storck company. After this chocolate break, work is easier – even for the employees of Storck, who will soon be able to order material they need on their own, using a new Intranet solution.
Otis Elevator Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators, shuttle systems and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains more than 1.4 million elevators and escalators worldwide.
Otis North American Area (NAA) is migrating its Adabas/Natural Systems from Mainframe to Unix, not only gaining significant cost savings but also optimizing the performance of batch processes on the side.
Universal Music Germany, as a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group, has the most complete music catalog in the world. When company headquarters moved on July 1, 2002 from Hamburg into the former cold-storage building of the Berliner Spreespeicher, it wasn’t only a huge coup for the capital, but also just as huge a logistical undertaking, particularly from the point of view of IT. To manage this, Universal Music Germany successfully relied on the support of MaK Data System.
An elevator has to hold up through thousands of trips every day. And every one of those trips requires the precise functioning of all its electronic and mechanical components. We all use elevators, often many times a day, without a second thought; the doors close, and they open again onto the desired floor without even the slightest thought of risk. But have you ever thought about what would happen if the elevator weren’t working, and you got stuck?
The doors of the elevator open. After a successful day’s work, Michel D., service technician for Otis in Paris, contentedly leaves the elevator of the Eiffel Tower. Michel, along with the numerous tourists who are lured daily by the Eiffel Tower, is happy that, finally, the elevator which goes up to the topmost observation level is once again operating flawlessly. Just yesterday, many had to forego the view of Paris from 300 meters up in the air, due to a very important yet rather rare part that had to be replaced in the elevator. Michel D. ordered this replacement part late in the afternoon from the central warehouse and was already able to install the part this morning so that the elevator is once again in operation.