CeBIT 2016: Digitization in Focus

EASY presented once again at this year’s CeBIT in BITKOM ECM Solutions Park in Hall 3. At the five-day trade fair, topics related to cloud solutions, Industry 4.0, and the Internet of Things were in the foreground. With its motto “d!conomy: join – create – succeed,” CeBIT 2016 focused on the question of how companies can best make use of the opportunities provided by digitization.


Proven Concept

CeBIT 2016 was a huge success for EASY SOFTWARE AG. EASY’s first visit to BITKOM ECM Solutions Park was last year, and this year we decided to continue the tradition.

EASY actively presented itself in multiple professional events: CEO Willy Cremers took part in the so-called heavyweight round at Bitkom on the second day of the fair. In it, representatives from leading ECM manufacturers discussed current trends in digitization, focusing on the topic: “The Future of the ECM.”


All About ECMs and Optimized Processes

EASY entered the ring with an SAP solution last year. Marcus Kirchner, EASY Sales Manager, introduced the available options and the usefulness of an SAP-based contract management solution using SAP Fiori. In his lecture, he presented modern interfaces in SAP that make it easier for users to operate the solution on all current devices. The solution EASY nextPCM Contract Management supports the new interfaces and also fulfils the requirement of ensuring legally sound contracts, representing major potential savings in the SAP environment and allowing companies to avoid risk.

EASY legal specialist Rainer Berndt introduced audience members to the basic legal concepts involved in digitization during his presentation at CeBIT. Besides this presentation, Rainer Berndt also took part in the BITKOM panel discussion on the topic of “Legal Aspects of E-mail Management.” Other representatives of the ECM industry joined him on the panel to discuss current challenges in e-mail management and introduce potential solution approaches.

EASY also added our expertise on another major topic at CeBIT – cloud computing. Andrea Schmigalla shared her knowledge and experience on the topic “ECM in the Cloud” in another panel discussion, showing the potential of such software for professional divisions in a cloud environment. Additionally, Fred Klukas introduced the application of a digital personnel management system for companies, presenting the benefits of a solution like EASY HR for a “modern HR department.”


Positive Outcome

Of course, we also brought along lots of new features and options for our solutions this year as well. Our new solution video on the digital personnel management solution EASY HR was also received especially well.

Overall, EASY got positive results at CeBIT 2016; we’ll remember the many great professional discussions we had for a long time to come.

The German trade fair, as well, enjoyed a positive outcome. A total of more than 200,000 visitors attended CeBIT 2016 to learn about current trends and topics in the IT industry.

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