Digitalization encompasses all industries and penetrates all departments of a company, from product development to sales and customer service.

However, there are often no concrete examples of how a lack of digitalization influences your regular workday. As a result, it is difficult for decision-makers to balance the advantages against the (in part) considerable costs. For this reason, market research institutes have focused more and more on this problem for some years now, pointing out the serious impact. For example, a study by Sharp Business Systems in collaboration with Censuswide on ‘IT satisfaction in European companies’ conducted at the end of 2016 showed that the average office worker loses around 20 workdays each year due to slow or excessively complicated technology.

This results in 10,000 work minutes that are wasted and cannot be used productively every year. But you do not have to be a bystander. You can take an active part in shaping the digital transformation.

Digital strategy: from information management to Industry 4.0

Successful digitalization depends on the handling and flow of information: from person to person, department to department, system to person, machine to machine, etc. Companies need end-to-end information management in order to meet the associated challenges. And we know our way around here – OPTIMAL SYSTEMS has been driving digitalization with enaio®, our solution for Enterprise Content Management (ECM), for 25 years.

ECM enables information of all kinds (documents, e-mails, scans, etc.) to be stored digitally, bundled in a consistent manner, linked to one another, made available cross-context, and further processed as required by the respective work situation. All are essential components for a successful digital transformation.

The digitization of information, information processes, and their linking is the first step towards a digitized work world. This makes scenarios such as Industry 4.0 (the smart factory, connected supply chain), e-government (digital administration), and eHealth/Hospital 4.0 possible.

Optimize and accelerate the information processes in your organization with ECM technologies, and by so doing, make the spread of information faster and more universal. You will make information accessible for more people and groups of people (employees, business partners, customers, citizens) in the process. In short: The raw material ‘information’ is efficiently converted into knowledge!

Digital strategy: from information management to Industry 4.0

We have looked at a large number of studies dealing with the digital transformation. Some of the answers are surprising.


How will future working worlds be shaped? What does it depend on?