Studies

At a glance

Our Studies

Process Digitization for the "New Normal" - Cross-industry Study on Challenges and Opportunities of Process Optimization

2021
It is now clear to most companies that there is no way around process digitization if they want to be successful in the long term. The joint study "Process Digitization for the "New Normal" - Cross-industry Study on Challenges and Opportunities of Process Optimization" by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology and ABBYY, a software provider in the field of digital intelligence, examined the current status of digitized business processes in German companies and analyzed the potential of modern process technologies. For this purpose, 148 decision-makers from companies in the production and logistics sectors, as well as insurance companies and banks, were surveyed and the results evaluated. The study provides an up-to-date overview of the extent to which modern process technologies are already in use and which barriers prevent companies from further digitalizing their business processes and increasingly using process technologies.
You can find the complete study here

Whitepaper: Self-Sovereign Identity - Basics, Applications, and Potentials of Portable Digital Identities

2021
We recently published the English version of our whitepaper on "Self-Sovereign Identity - Basics, Applications, and Potentials of Portable Digital Identities", in which we present the most important conceptual and technological foundations of Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI). As a result of technological progress and digitization, issues of privacy and security in digital environments have moved to the forefront of the public discourse. In particular, the handling of personal data on the Internet presents us with the problem of ensuring self-determined digital interaction and the effective management of access authorizations, for example, to prevent unauthorized forwarding of data or hacker attacks. Against this background, the concept of SSI aims to enable self-determined control of personal cross-domain data and information. Based on four case studies, Prof. Dr. Jens Strüker, Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach, Tobias Guggenberger, Jonathan Lautenschlager, Nicolas Ruhland, Vincent Schlatt, Johannes Sedlmeir, Jens-Christian Stoetzer, and Fabiane Völter, have analyzed the potential of the SSI concept, its implications, and the challenges that still have to be solved.

"Whitepaper: The Advance of the Machines"

2020
The whitepaper "The Advance of the Machines - Vision and Implications of a Machine Economy" elucidates the opportunities offered by the combination of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain technology. The convergence of these technologies enables machines to act autonomously in economic processes. The whitepaper analyzes the vision of such a machine economy, explicates its implications for companies, and makes it tangible by means of three use cases. (Whitepaper currently only available in German)

"What's Beyond Digital?"

2019
Although most companies have not yet fully implemented their digital agenda, it is usually clearly defined and embedded in the overall strategy. But what comes next? To answer this question, we conducted numerous interviews with experts and formulated 10 theses that are likely to characterize the business environment in 2025.

"Healthy digital work?!"

2019
In the study "Healthy digital work?!", more than 5,000 employees were examined as the main triggers of digital stress. In addition to the stress factors and effects of digital stress, the study also analysed the framework conditions under which digital stress is particularly high or low.

"AI, my friend and helper"

2019
The study "AI, my friend and helper" in cooperation with EY looks at the challenges and implications for human-AI interaction.

"Study: Review of the feasibility of an open and decentralised mobility system (OMOS)"

2019
" Study: The study "Review of the feasibility of an open and decentralized mobility system (OMOS)" deals on the one hand with the potential opportunities and risks and on the other hand with the requirements of end customers and mobility providers for such a system. In addition, the business model and the general feasibility of an OMOS approach are examined and discussed.

„Study: Designing IT Setups in the Digital Age“

2017
The study "Designing IT Setups in the Digital Age" in cooperation with A.T. Kearney looks at the effects of digitization on the design of a company's IT.

"Study: Digital Finance: Results of an empirical study on digitisation in the financial sector"

2017
The study "Digital Finance" in cooperation with KPMG deals with the digitalization of the finance function in companies as well as the associated areas of tension and derives recommendations for action for a successful digital transformation of the finance sector.

"Research work: Data protection: necessary bureaucracy or competitive advantage in dealing with digital customer data"

2016
"Data Protection: Necessary Bureaucracy or Competitive Advantage in Handling Digital Customer Data" deals with the topic of data protection of weighing up customer requirements and monetization potentials against the background of legal and technical framework conditions.

„Study: Smart Data Transformation“

2016
Within the framework of "Smart Data Transformation", decision makers from companies were interviewed in cooperation with Infosys Consulting about the current significance of smart data transformation projects and success factors for successful implementation.

"Research work: Blockchain: Fundamentals, applications and potentials"

2016
The research paper "Blockchain: Fundamentals, Applications and Potentials" analyses and explains the technological basis of the blockchain. It provides answers regarding future fields of application and potential.

„Study: Digital Transformation: Changes and Chances“

2015
The project group Business Information Systems together with the core competence center FIM conducted a study among companies from different industries on the topic "Digital Transformation - Changes and Chances". The aim of the study was to identify the central opportunities and challenges of digital transformation from a company perspective. Six fields of action in companies were identified which need to be mastered for digital transformation. Based on the study results, a self-assessment tool was also developed that enables companies to determine their degree of digitalization and to derive appropriate measures.