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    08-03-2020 | fme and Techtonics agree on a service pa...
    fme and Techtonics agree on a service partnership to intensify product and services support for migration projects in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands

    Braunschweig, Germany – August 3, 2020: With fme and Tectonics both being IT service providers it was a given to form a partnership focusing on content migration projects in the area of New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. With Techtonics supplying on site services and fme its proven migration software migration-center, both companies as well as the customers benefit from this joint cooperation.

    With a headquarter located in Germany, serving customers on the other side of the globe always comes with some very special challenges, the time difference obviously being one of the most common. In order to meet the increasing number of project inquiries from New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, Techtonics and fme are entering into a strategic partnership that will offer all parties – especially the customers – advantages in the implementation of complex migration projects. “Even in such progressive times, we can only cope with time differences and distances to a limited extent, and there is no denying that a competent contact person on site offers a distinct beneficial value for our customers, that we cannot offer directly, at least not 18.000 km away”, comments Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products.

    Graham Wilson, Techtonics Professional Services Manager agrees and completes the statement by adding: “Migrations can be complex and delivering a high-quality output requires us to be meticulous in each and every phase of any migration project.  Being on-site alongside the client for that journey allows us to be in the strongest possible position to understand their needs, identify any challenges and ensure that all parties expectations are clearly identified and subsequently met.”

    migration-center is well established on the ECM market and supports many use cases when it comes to migration projects, for example consolidation, archiving or upgrade projects. Despite migration-center being applicable out-of-the-box, many use cases remain rather complex and therefore often require a very specialized project team. “Techtonics supplies those skills and we are sure to have found a reliable and competent service partner”, Florian concludes.

     

    About Techtonics Group Limited

    Techtonics has been enabling organizations to achieve productivity from their digital assets for over 30 years. We offer Cyber, Compute and Content Services for commercial, regulated and government sector clients.

    100% New Zealand owned and operated, we partner with international and local suppliers to ensure that our customers get the right solution.

    We specialize in helping customers migrate digital information assets from one solution to another whether that be on-premise, hybrid or cloud. We have the people the process and the experience to ensure that the value of our customers data is retained during migration and enhanced through transformation. Migration is not just a technical activity it needs dedication and a clearly defined outcome. Techtonics delivers dedicated technical and business data migration services to help customers define and achieve those outcomes.

     

    About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, social business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for Life Sciences and Industrial Manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States, and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective nearshore resources where advisable.

     

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    T +49 531 23854 160

    07-23-2020 | fme AG conducts TISAX® assessment for i...
    fme AG conducts TISAX® assessment for information security in the automotive industry

    Braunschweig, Germany – 07-23-2020: The IT service provider fme AG conducted a TISAX® assessment in July 2020 and thus joins the high standard for information security defined by the automotive industry. fme and its automotive clients now benefit from the advantages that the assessments brings: an industry-wide, common denominator with regard to IT security as well as an industry-wide uniform level of information security. In addition, it leads to even greater trust among each other and to the avoidance of multiple audits.

     

    TISAX® stands for »Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange« and is a joint exchange and testing procedure between automobile manufacturers and suppliers as well as service providers who work with confidential or secret information. Instead of time-consuming and cost-intensive audits, which each manufacturer carried out individually with its suppliers, TISAX® has taken the place and thus a single, uniform and independent assessment. TISAX® is based on the international standard for information security ISO 27000 and the Information Security Assessment (ISA) developed by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). It defines a common denominator in the automotive industry for the first time. The result is exclusively retrievable over the > ENX portal. (Participant ID: PV7ML9; Scope ID: SV5ZC9; Assessment ID: AX5911-1; TISAX® and TISAX® results are not intended for general public.)

     

    »We did not have to reinvent the wheel in terms of information security at fme, since the requirements regarding criticality and importance of information and how to handle it have long been part of our normal understanding. The TISAX® assessment was important for us to obtain an additional, independent opinion,« explains Cornelius Näveke, Director Information Management and CISO at fme AG.

     

    Dirk Bode, CEO of fme AG adds: »We did not see the assessment as an examination, but rather as an independent consultation that shows us what we can do even better in terms of IT security if necessary. We are very pleased about the advantages this brings for our clients and for us«.

     

    fme AG has proven that it meets the requirements for required safety levels, which means that extensive audits by individual automobile manufacturers are no longer necessary. Consequently, it is possible to work with fme as an IT service provider much faster: The auditing of information security, which was time-consuming in the past, has now already been clarified in advance. »In short: TISAX® means more security and less effort. So together with our clients we can start immediately with what we do best: Leading projects to success,« says Bode.

    TISAX® is a registered trademark and governed by ENX Association. For more information visit: > https://enx.com/tisax 

    07-16-2020 | Companies in the Middle East benefit fro...
    Companies in the Middle East benefit from a strong partnership between fme and Delta United for future content migration projects

    Braunschweig, Germany – July 10th, 2020: fme, an IT service provider and digital transformation specialist based in Braunschweig, and Delta United, an IT service provider located in Saudi Arabia, enter into a strategic partnership. The aim of the partnership is to serve the content migration challenges in the Middle East with both their content migration services and products even better.

    With Delta United as a complementary service partner of fme‘s migration-center, the team around Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products, wants to provide companies in the Middle East with a professional on site contact who can competently manage the complex migration projects regularly approaching. “For our customers it is often important to have an easily accessible project consultant with expertise on site. This makes it relatively easy to avoid many challenges such as the local language, time differences and shortens the process tremendously,” says Florian Piaszyk-Hensen.

    Ahmed Oqlah Hatmal, CEO of Delta United adds to Florian’s comment: “We believe in this partnership as a tool to enhance our offers and to offset costs. The general idea is that two are better than one, and combining resouces will allow to add advantages for both of our companies through the alliance. As a leading Saudi IT and telecommunications services provider, we are excited towards this partnership with fme. I am sure that this agreement will pave the way for knowledge transfer and enhance our contribution in the local content development market, which in turn is a major component in the SAUDI VISION 2030”.

    migration-center has been one of the leading tools for complex content migrations for many years and is successfully used even in highly regulated industries. “In order to be able to serve such complex use cases, in-depth know how is required, which isn’t available at all times. For such a situation it makes sense to onboard a professional service provider like Delta United, who uses its expert knowledge to bring the project to a successful outcome,” concludes Florian and Ahmed agrees amicably.

     

    About Delta United

    The journey of Delta United has secured the successful story by accomplishing divergent relevant projects. During the whole journey, Delta United became proficient in a handful of sections with in-house core skills, tools, equipments and techniques to accomplish targeted business deals, serving many sectors including Traffic, Power, Civil Construction, IT, and Telecommunication solutions for both government and private sectors. In the worldwide competitive work field, we comprehend the ultimate requirement of customer about the service quality and determination. In consequence, this accelerates us more to give the best quality of service and simultaneously makes us forthcoming to our customers within the dedicated time frame.

    About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, social business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for Life Sciences and Industrial Manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States, and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective nearshore resources where advisable.

     

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    T +49 531 23854 160

    Delta United Company
    Anas Fayad
    info@delta-united.com
    PO Box: 52947
    T +966 11 2487277

    03-20-2020 | COVID-19 Measures at fme group
    COVID-19 Measures at fme group

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives significantly in recent weeks. For this reason, we, like many other companies, have ordered almost all our employees to work from home.

    As a consulting company we are very well equipped for mobile working and  we can be reached at any time via the usual communication channels. Our support, customer service, professional services and all other teams that support our clients and business partners are available as usual, so that normal business operations are not affected. We have just successfully completed a stress test for our IT infrastructure.

    To ensure that we can maintain this high level of services, we rely on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local authorities. We have consequently introduced a strict policy for business travel by our employees to reduce face-to-face meetings with clients and partners. We use online platforms like Microsoft Teams and GoToMeeting as alternative communication channels. Needless to say, we can also be reached via all the usual online channels and by telephone.

    For further information about our measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, please get in touch with your contact person in our company. We will provide the necessary information immediately. In addition, we have provided a complimentary checklist with best practices and tips for working from home on our blog.

    We are constantly keeping up with the latest developments and guidelines and will be adjusting our next steps accordingly, to be able to support our clients and partners in the usual way at all times.

    For all of us, our families, companies and organizations, these times are very challenging. We all have to support those who need our help most, and together we must stem the further spread of the virus.
    Together we can do this!

    We wish you all the best and please stay healthy.

    12-12-2019 | fme US, LLC Announces ISO9001:2015 Certi...
    fme US, LLC Announces ISO9001:2015 Certification

    DANBURY, CT, December 12, 2019 – fme US, a leading supplier of Enterprise Content Management consulting and technology services to the Life Sciences Industry, announces the completion of the ISO9001:2015 certification.

    fme US strives to deliver top quality projects to their clients in the Life Sciences industry. In order to support this strategic focus, fme US began the journey of the ISO9001:2015 certification in the spring of 2019. By establishing robust and high quality processes and standard operating procedures in the areas of human resources, delivery, sales and management, fme US is continuing to increase the high quality of their project engagements. fme completed the Stage Two Audit in September of 2019 and received the ISO9001:2015 certification.

    fme US, LLC and all their employees are committed to providing quality service, products and expertise for their internal and external clients’ needs. Their primary goal is to continue to be one of the leading providers of information services within the industries they serve.

    Frank D’Entrone, President of fme US, commented “We as an organization felt the need to obtain the ISO 9001 certification to better serve our clients. It provided our team with an even deeper focus on processes which in turn will lead to more successful project results.”

    If you would like more information about this topic, please call Nigel Whitehead at +1 475-329-2394, or email n.whitehead@fme-us.com

    About fme
    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new
    business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, Business Intelligence, Social Business Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management technologies, in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7, help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

    10-25-2019 | Generis and fme Group Announce Partnership
    Generis and fme Group Announce Partnership

    Braunschweig/Danbury, October 25, 2019 – Generis and fme group announce a new ‘Preferred’ partnership to provide expert services for customers of Generis’ CARA platform for regulated industries. This enhanced level of partnership between Generis and fme is the first to include deep technical training, a shared implementation methodology, and inter-company knowledge exchange. fme will also be among the first providers of the new CARA Emerge solution for small to medium Life Sciences.

    As a Preferred Partner, fme has committed to developing a team of CARA Proven Professionals, a step beyond standard CARA Certification, in order to provide the highest quality services on the market. Generis and fme are also harmonising their approach to CARA implementations, using shared platforms for design and communication. This allows fme implementation teams to work more closely than ever with Generis technical resources and client delivery specialists.

    fme is heavily involved in the launch of the new ‘CARA Emerge’, as one of the first providers. This out-of-the-box cloud solution is specifically targeted towards emerging biotechs and pharmaceuticals, with no additional hardware or separate repositories required and attractive pricing.

    “We have worked for many years with fme on a number of business-critical customer implementations of CARA”, said James Kelleher, CEO of Generis, “and to be able to formalize this collaboration into a partnership is a great way of ensuring that both teams have even deeper connections at the technical level to be able to ensure customer success, so we are very excited about this step.”

    CARA Emerge comprises leading Quality (including QMS), Regulatory and eTMF modules for content and information management in one solution. Many emerging pharmaceutical companies encounter problems with document management systems as they have the same needs and requirements as large enterprises, without the budgets to match. CARA Emerge strives to help these enterprises by providing them with a platform which is highly functional but at a much lower cost. As customers grow to require more functionality, fme will provide a simple expansion path to the full CARA for Life Sciences Platform, used by many of the leading global Life Sciences companies.

    Nigel Whitehead, Life Science Competency Lead of fme group added “We’re pleased to become part of the Generis success story and believe that our Preferred Partner status will send a positive message to both current and new clients on the Cara platform. Our strength in both the European and the North American markets will further support the growth of Generis and its client base.”

    About fme
    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, Business Intelligence, Social Business Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24*7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

    About Generis
    Generis is a global leader in content and information management systems, specialising in proven solutions for regulated industries. Established in 1997 as a consultancy group, Generis has since grown and developed alongside its flagship product CARA. Our mission is to provide a program which is highly configurable and user friendly; a dedicated team works hard to guarantee customer satisfaction. Currently counting over 400,000 users across numerous industries worldwide, including 8 of the 10 largest Life Science companies, CARA continues to progress to become the answer for end to end data management.

    09-23-2019 | fme group To Expand Content Services Par...
    fme group To Expand Content Services Partnerships and Provide an Enhanced Services Portfolio

    fme group announces plans to support an extended range of Content Services partner platforms and enhance its services offering to assist clients deploy end-to-end business solutions

    Braunschweig, September 23, 2019 – fme group, a leading supplier of Content Services consulting and technology to the Life Sciences Industry, has announced plans to extend its services capabilities to provide broader support for clients implementing business solutions leveraging market leading Content Services Platforms.

    fme group has been providing technology services to its Life Sciences clients for over 20 years and has become a recognized leader in the deployment of enterprise content management platforms. Recent market developments have seen a material growth in the number of business process focused solutions available to clients, driven by the availability of robust SaaS offerings and the increasing focus on Digital Transformation. In order to support its growing client base, fme group is expanding its services portfolio for Life Sciences companies by partnering with leading platform and application providers to support an end-to-end deployment model.

    Nigel Whitehead, Life Science Competency Lead of fme group, added “The increasing availability of cloud based business applications that leverage SaaS Content Services platforms has changed our clients’ support needs. As a trusted advisor and critical services partner to our clients we are responding to these needs by expanding the range of services we offer and the technology platforms we are able to deploy.”

    fme group will be announcing additional partnerships in the coming months and is already making investments to train its technical and business solution experts in these emerging technologies.

    About fme
    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, Business Intelligence, Social Business Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24*7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Daniel Pelke
    d.pelke@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    T +49 531 238540

    fme US, LLC
    Frank D’Entrone
    f.dentrone@fme-us.com
    11 Lake Avenue Ext.
    Danbury, CT 06811
    T +1 475 329 2393

    07-25-2019 | fme and Chrome Consulting partner up for...
    fme and Chrome Consulting partner up for professional support of content migration projects in Australia

    Braunschweig, Germany – July 25th, 2019: The announcement of a new strategic partnership with Chrome Consulting further expands the ability of fme to provide professional content migration products and ser-vices in Australia.

    Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of Products at fme AG, is very optimistic that the new strate-gic partnership with Chrome Consulting provides great value, especially to customers on the other side of the globe in the APJ region.

    With a trustworthy partner directly on site, time differences will no longer play a major role in the future when companies in and around Australia want to make use of the established mi-gration services and products fme AG offers.

    Daniel Jewell, Consulting Director at Chrome Consulting, is also sure that this partnership will create many advantages for the Australian clientele by adding: “Our experience gained over many years of working within complex SAP ERP and ECM projects has provided our team with the deep expertise to tackle complex content migration projects from many legacy system types. It is good to know you have a trusted partner at your side which can leverage such a well-known product.”

    Concluding Daniel’s statement, Florian notes: “migration-center has a great standing within the market as the leading tool when it comes to complex content migrations, but a product is only as good as the people using it. With Chrome Consulting, we know our customers are in good hands, their experience will ensure they will get the best out of our solution!”

    About Chrome Consulting

    With many years of experience deploying OpenText Content Suite in SAP environments Chrome Consulting has become the number one xECM partner in Australia and New Zealand. Chrome Consulting has completed over 90 % of projects with notable global and regional firsts. Chrome Consulting is a certified SAP and OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Implementa-tion Partner specializing in servicing clients across the Asia Pacific Region. Chrome Consulting is the largest and most experienced OpenText certified implementation partner for SAP specializ-ing on xECM for SAP, xECM for SuccessFactors and Vendor Invoice Management.

    About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants opti-mize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and ad-vise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, so-cial business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor inde-pendent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experi-enced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore re-sources where advisable.

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Frau Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    Germany
    T +49 531 23854 160

    07-01-2019 | Mannai Trading Co and fme announce strat...
    Mannai Trading Co and fme announce strategic partnership for content migrations in Qatar and Middle East

    Braunschweig, Germany – July 1st, 2019: With the new strategic partner Mannai, fme opens up the content migration market in Qatar and the Middle East to provide professional services and products.

    Mannai Trading Co, the largest systems integrator and leading provider for enterprise content management (ECM) solutions in Qatar and fme, the market leader for content migration with its product, migration-center, have announced a partnership agreement to drive complex migration projects in Qatar and Middle East.

    migration-center is a content migration platform, which carries out highly automated, large volume migrations without system downtime. It is a 100 % out of the box software, fully documented, easy to deploy and needs no additional programming or scripting effort.

    With over 150 migration paths for multiple platforms, migration-center with its numerous source connectors is the right choice for successful content migration projects with reduced project durations. The simple migration rule configuration reduces costs dramatically and the product supports application decommissioning to save maintenance costs.

    Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of Products at fme AG states: “Mannai is an excellent partner to drive our business vision in the region. With their strong domain expertise, in combination with the functional richness of the migration-center platform, we look forward to empowering businesses in their digital enterprise automation initiatives.”

    The Middle Eastern market is a thriving one and content migration projects are requested more often than ever. Organizations need very specific support for migrating, upgrading or archiving their data accordingly and while fme can provide the leading content migration software, Mannai has the work force expertise to assist onsite.

    Binu M R, Vice President for Mannai InfoTech adds: “Our services in combination with migration-center are an unbeatable package and it is this combination that can make the difference in the region’s complex migration projects. This strategic partnership will bring the best of technologies to our customers, while gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace.”

     

    About Mannai

    Mannai Corporation Q.P.S.C. is a public company headquartered in Qatar with over 25.000 employees worldwide. It’s diverse range of business areas include automotive distribution and service, information and communication technology, engineering services to the oil and gas sector, home appliances & electronics, travel services, logistics, geotechnical and geological services, facilities management, trading and commercial representation.
    In the ICT area, Mannai Corporation offers integrated solutions encompassing network, hardware and software technology.

    About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, social business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

     

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Frau Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    Germany
    T +49 531 23854 160

    05-29-2019 | fme expands its service partner network ...
    fme expands its service partner network for content migrations with Strator to Denmark

    Braunschweig, Germany – May 29th, 2019: Entering a strategic partnership with Strator fme successfully covers Denmark with professional support in terms of content migration services and products.

    The fme migration-center team has taken a big step towards its goal of forming a global service partner network by signing a partner agreement with Strator from Denmark.

    “For our customers, it is important to have local contacts, especially when it comes to complex migration issues and therefore Strator is a great gain for our Danish customer base,” says Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of Products at fme AG.

    Thanks to the acquisition of Strator as an additional service partner, Denmark is now one of the regions that can be served by professional services and the migration-center software in combination.

    Vibeke Bugge Kristiansen, Director at Strator, adds to Florian’s statement: “With fme, we are pleased to have gained a partner who is at the forefront of digital transformation, especially when it comes to content migration. We hope to be able to offer our customers in Denmark an optimal package of migration products and services.”

     

    About Strator

    Strator are experts in the challenges posed by the increasing information resources to all organizations. The challenges are, both overcoming the handling of the big volumes, and doing it in line with the increasingly tight regulatory requirements and standards. We provide technology and specialized knowledge for the completion of a concrete task. We are product specialist and manage projects or conduct consultancy work on one of the technical platforms we are experts in.

     About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, social business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

     The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

     

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Frau Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    Germany
    T +49 531 23854 160

    02-19-2019 | fme acquires a strategic partnership wit...
    fme acquires a strategic partnership with SynApps Solutions for content migrations in the United Kingdom

    Braunschweig, Germany – February 19th, 2019: SynApps Solutions and fme announce a strategic partnership and take another step into providing professional content migration services and products throughout the United Kingdom.

    With great confidence Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products, signed the partner agreement with SynApps Solutions, which helps both parties take content migrations in the United Kingdom to the next level. “United Kingdom is an important market for us and we are very glad to welcome SynApps Solutions to the migration-center partner family. Over many years, SynApps Solutions has developed enormous skills in ECM content migration and as of now, our customers are able to benefit from this joint expertise. I am happy to partner-up with this professional ECM solutions provider”, states Florian Piaszyk-Hensen.

    migration-center is the leading content migration software, when it comes to complex content migrations, especially but not only in regulated and validated environments.

    Together with SynApps Solutions, the migration-center team aspires to establish professional services in the UK and to become the go-to provider, when it comes to the above-mentioned content migration projects.

    James Paton, CEO of SynApps Solutions, is looking forward to this new partnership as well and adds: “As technologists we are impressed by the comprehensive set of capabilities offered by migration-center and look forward to being able to offer these to our existing and new customers”.

    Customers in the UK will benefit from fme’s proven product as well as from the professional services SynApps Solutions provides. “We believe the partnership establishes SynApps as a ‘go to’ organization for impartial and full end-to-end ECM deployment capability”, confirms Paton and Piaszyk-Hensen agrees entirely.

     

    About SynApps Solutions

    SynApps is an independent services and solutions company with specializing in enterprise content management (ECM) technologies.
    Founded in 2003, SynApps is focused 100 % on providing ECM solutions to help organizations maximize their return on investment and transition away from legacy infrastructure commitments. This is being accomplished through a combination of professional services, cloud hosting, and providing a comprehensive range of ISO 27001 certified application support,  system administration and migration services.
    SynApps has over 25 staff of which 20 are 100 % focused on delivering solutions. All its delivery consultants are certified professionals with a minimum of 10 years information management experience.

     About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, social business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.
    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

     

    Further Information:

     

    fme AG
    Frau Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    T +49 531 23854 160

    02-13-2019 | Change in the Supervisory Board of fme AG
    Change in the Supervisory Board of fme AG

    Brunswick, 13 February 2019 – Munich-based economic expert Dr.Axel Krieger replaced Helmut Streiff as a member of the Supervisory Board.

    On February 12, 2019, Dr. Axel Krieger succeeded Mr. Helmut Streiff on theSupervisory Board of fme AG. Mr. Streiff has been a valued member of the Supervisory Board since 2009. In his controlling function, he played a decisive role in shaping fme AG’s long-standing success. He is resigning from the Supervisory Board at his own request at the age of 70.

    »After many years of successful and extremely pleasant cooperation, I personally decided to resign from the Supervisory Board of fme AG«, said Mr. Streiff. »I look back with joy and a little pride, but also wistfully, on the path that I have taken together with fme AG over the past ten years. fme is a flourishing company with healthy growth, a very special corporate culture and a sustainable self-image. It was a pleasure for me to contribute my entrepreneurial experience to the cooperation and to learn new things regularly.«

    The entire Management Board appreciates the extraordinary commitment of Mr. Streiff, as Dirk Bode, Chairman of the Board of fme AG, confirmed: »We would like to thank Helmut Streiff for his many years of personal commitment to fme AG. In the ten years he has been a member of the Supervisory Board, we have worked together very constructively and have continued to advance the successful and sustainable course of fme AG. We wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, we are very pleased that with Dr. Krieger we were once again able to win an outstanding industry expert for the Supervisory Board of fme AG.«

    With Axel Krieger, fme AG has succeeded in getting an economic expert withinternational experience on board for the Supervisory Board. The graduate engineer is Managing Director and Founding Partner of the growth investor Digital+ Partners. Prior to this, he worked for 16 years for the corporate and strategy consulting firm McKinsey, nine of which as a partner. Dr. Krieger has more than ten years of experience in the fields of e-mobility, industry 4.0 and autonomous vehicles.

    »I look forward to my new tasks at fme AG. fme operates in the field of tension between technological disruption and established processes. For many companies, digital transformation is one of the central challenges that will determine future success. The automotive industry and industrial manufacturing are particularly affected by this,« explains Dr. Krieger, adding: »I am looking forward to contributing my many years of international experience in these fields to the cooperation with fme.«

    Helmut Streiff left the Supervisory Board. Dr. Axel Krieger took office on February 12.
    11-14-2018 | Tenzing and fme enter a partnership to s...
    Tenzing and fme enter a partnership to support content migrations throughout New Zealand and Australia

    Braunschweig, Germany – November 14th, 2018: A strong strategic partnership between Tenzing and fme is establishing expert content migration services and products on the other side of the world, in New Zealand and Australia.

    Even though customers from all over the world use migration-center, the leading software for content migrations, was still looking for a professional service provider that could support complex content migrations throughout New Zealand and Australia. With Tenzing, fme has found this strategic partner and is anticipated to enter the new market.

    Located on the other side of the world, fme’s migration-center and Tenzing are forming a bond that is aiming to support companies in complex content migrations – with a combination of a product and accompanying professional services.

    Florian Piaszyk-Hensen, Director of fme Products, states: „We are happy to welcome Tenzing in the migration-center partner family. With this strategic partnership, we are now able to deliver professional migration services based on our product to clients in New Zealand and Australia“.

    Ito Stewart, Executive Director of EIM at Tenzing, adds „Tenzing has a successful track record in document and data migration spanning over 10 years – we are already seeing the value that fme brings to our teams and more importantly to our clients. We are delighted to be in this partnership and working on our first engagement. Our goal is to make complex content migrations in New Zealand and Australia affordable and manageable.”

    The partner agreement lays a strong foundation for a successful market penetration in New Zealand and Australia and enables both partners to extend their service portfolio.

     

    About Tenzing

    We are a leading management and technology consulting company in New Zealand providing a broad range of professional services and solutions to the New Zealand and Australian market: from project management (project & program governance), through business case development to technical solution design and implementation.
    We have a comprehensive range of enterprise information management (EIM) capabilities and skills, with strengths in data science, enterprise data management (EDM), enterprise content management (ECM) and especially data and content migrations.
    We work collaboratively with our clients to understand their challenges. As part of this ethos, we remain committed to delivering high-quality professional services.

    About fme

    Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, business intelligence, social business collaboration and enterprise content management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.
    The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

     

    Further Information:

    fme AG
    Ms. Tina Lenitzki
    t.lenitzki@fme.de
    Wolfenbütteler Straße 33
    38102 Braunschweig
    T +49 531 23854 160

    07-06-2018 | Volkswagen Financial Services AG and fme...
    Volkswagen Financial Services AG and fme conclude cloud master agreement

    Brunswick June 2018 – The Brunswick-based IT consulting company fme has closed a three-year master agreement for cloud services at Volkswagen Financial Services AG. Since May 2018, fme has thus been a strategic service partner and supports the automotive financial services provider in setting up and expanding its cloud platform and in replatforming existing applications based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Mirantis OpenStack.

    The master agreement includes the conceptual design and implementation of cloud services as well as the cloud platform. fme will design and implement interfaces for the connection to cloud services and traditional systems as well as advise on projects for the implementation or migration of applications to the cloud platform. The development of CI/CD pipelines for the automation of deployment and testing as well as the integration into existing monitoring and logging solutions are also part of the scope of the master agreement.

    “We are glad to have found such a competent cloud services partner in fme,” says Mirco Schiefer, Head of Archiving & Backend Systems at Volkswagen Financial Services AG. “One of our first joint projects will be to move an important system into the cloud. Currently, this is operated locally by the national subsidiaries. “Centralized administration in the cloud simplifies internal processes and reduces operations costs,” explains M. Schiefer.

    “The conclusion of the master agreement with Volkswagen Financial Services AG is an important milestone for us and continues the cloud success story of fme”, announces Daniel Pelke, Executive Board Member of fme AG, pleasantly. “Another exciting project is the replatforming of the internal website together with our client. This will allow the shutdown of several dedicated servers and the intranet can be implemented as a long-term solution in the private cloud,” D. Pelke continues. The new cloud solution includes a modern database and automatic updates for operating system, virus scanner, etc., and helps to simplify the operation.

    6-14-2018 | fme receives award as an attractive empl...
    fme receives award as an attractive employer

    Braunschweig, June 2018 – On May 30, 2018, fme AG officially has been certified as ZUKUNFTGEBER (FUTURE GIVER). The IT service provider received the award as part of the »Attractive Employer« series of events organized for small and medium-sized companies in the Braunschweig region by Allianz für die Region (Allianz for the Region).

    »With our corporate vision ˃It’s fme you love to work with.˂ we have placed satisfaction not only for our clients and partners, but also for our employees at the top of our company’s agenda. Speed, agility, creativity, innovation, networking and experimentation are the foundation of a culture for successful companies in the digital age. In this regard, working conditions and employee satisfaction are key issues,« explains Dirk Bode, CEO of fme AG.

    In addition, employer attractiveness is becoming more and more important in the wake of the shortage of skilled workers. Allianz für die Region GmbH has recognized this and launched the six-month series of events entitled »Attractive Employer«. The focus is on recruitment paths, company health, employer marketing and the compatibility of family and career / work-life balance. The seal makes it clear that the employer offers attractive working conditions and is committed to corporate culture and sustainability. At the same time, it documents that quality standards are being met.

    »The aim of the modular events was to give participating employers the opportunity to present and discuss their own approaches and practices in practice-oriented workshops, to exchange ideas on current trends and thus mature ideas for one’ s own company,« explains Anke Brandt, Director Human Resources, Finance & Controlling, fme AG.

    »We are particularly pleased with the very good feedback from the organizers and other participants. According to them, we are already on a very good and right path. In particular, our courage to try out a lot of things and invest time for it was emphasized,« adds Anke Brandt and continues:

    »We are proud of the award and very delighted. At the same time, it encourages us to continue to develop and implement ideas with great energy that make working with and at fme as attractive as possible«.

     

     

    For more information on the Future Giver seal for attractive companies in the region, please visit the > (German) Website of Allianz für die Region.

     

     

    12-4-2017 | Growing management team at fme US, LLC: ...
    Growing management team at fme US, LLC: Nigel Whitehead becomes Chief Operating Officer

    Danbury / Braunschweig, 12-04-2017 – Today, Nigel Whitehead, an experienced Life Sciences and Enterprise Content Management executive, joins Frank D’Entrone, CEO of fme US, LLC, in the fme US management team. With this personnel decision, fme US lays the foundation for future growth and further operational excellence.

    Frank D’Entrone now serves a dual role in which he can best contribute to the expansion of the business. He continues to be involved in all strategic aspects of the business as president of fme US. Furthermore, he will increase his focus on sales to grow the fme US client base. Nigel Whitehead takes over the day-to-day operation in his new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO). “I am happy to have Nigel on board to support me by managing all day-to-day operations. Sales, delivery, marketing, finance and HR will report directly to Nigel. This is an important step in the expansion of the fme business in the US and allows me to concentrate on further extending our client base,“ explains Frank D’Entrone.

    Nigel Whitehead brings more than 30 years of experience in the Life Science Industry to the role. He has held a number of senior executive roles including the management of a solutions business with a strong focus on ECM. “I am looking forward to helping Frank in moving the success story of fme US to the next level. By relying on the great customer base and our excellent team I feel confident to achieve our targets for the future,” says Whitehead. Before he joined fme in December 2017, he was the CEO at Advanced Health Media and held positions as Managing Director at CSC Healthcare Group and President Life Sciences at First Consulting Group.

    11-7-2017 | Bundled power @ fme: Growing Executive B...
    Bundled power @ fme: Growing Executive Board & New Business Unit Director for Life Sciences

    Braunschweig / Frankfurt, November 2017 – Daniel Pelke, experienced IT specialist, Digital Evangelist and former Life Sciences Business Unit Director at fme joins fme’s executive board and hands over his Business Unit lead to Christian Mareck, a Life Sciences expert with a broad and unique expertise.

    “I am very happy to have Daniel Pelke as a member of the executive board. Daniel demonstrated excellent leadership skills over the past two years. He is dedicated to support the Digital Transformation of our clients and also internally at fme with his knowledge and great ideas,” explains Dirk Bode who has been the only member of the executive board at fme for six years. Pelke is looking forward to filling his new role with life: “It is a great honor for me to be in this new position. Among other things, I will be focusing on leveraging our combined enterprise content management and cloud technology services.” Daniel Pelke held the position as Head of Center of Expertise and CTO at EMC before he continued his career at fme.

    Since November, Christian Mareck heads fme’s Life Sciences Business Unit (BU) in Frankfurt. Mareck has a broad expertise in regulated and unregulated Life Science industry processes and an excellent understanding of cloud computing and the correlating potential use cases in the industry. “His unique expertise mix of Life Science knowledge, technology, consulting, and general management skills make him a perfect fit for this role,” emphasizes Pelke. Before joining fme Christian Mareck was among others employed at the pharmaceutical company Menarini Berlin-Chemie AG as Head of Process Organization & Development. In 2013 he joined Accenture as a Senior Manager in the Management Consulting area focusing on Life Sciences. Since 2015 he was the Business Development & Advisory Lead for Cloud applications in Life Sciences as well as member of the Leadership Team of Accenture Cloud First in ASG.

    “We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. With the latest change in personnel at fme we bundle our man power even better to enhance fme’s services,“ adds Dirk Bode.

    7-13-2017 | Alexa, please open OpenText Documentum!
    Alexa, please open OpenText Documentum!

    fme develops first showcase which allows to operate OpenText Documentum by voice control

    Braunschweig, July 2017 – fme proudly announces that they have developed a showcase which allows to operate an OpenText Documentum system with voice control through the Amazon Alexa service. With this showcase fme opens up completely new possibilities to use Documentum and demonstrates at the same time how lean and process-oriented business applications will look in the future.

    In times of user-friendly mobile apps and web applications employees are looking for intuitive business applications to simplify their everyday work. The voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, developed by Amazon, offers countless new opportunities for co-operation between man and machine.

    A team of dedicated fme developers in Munich, who work with OpenText Documentum on a daily basis, developed an interface between Amazon Alexa and OpenText Documentum to demonstrate a possible business use case. „We have developed this exemplary showcase for the use case ‘operating OpenText Documentum with voice-control’. The application includes only the most essential functionalities to make it easy to work with and achieve your goal instantly, which increases the user acceptance.” explains Markus Oponczewski, Director Business Unit at fme. “Our application could assist OpenText Documentum power users with frequently recurring queries or processes for special documents. Alexa could be programmed to help with explanations for individual tasks in OpenText Documentum. We are also thinking about an interactive tutorial lead by Alexa which would help new employees to find their ways around the complex ECM platform – so the app would shorten the time for introductory trainings of new employees.” continues Oponczewski.

    The showcase infrastructure is based on an OpenText Documentum system and Documentum REST Services installed on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a Spring Boot application running on a public Pivotal Cloud Foundry installation (Pivotal Web Services). The OpenText Documentum client is attached via WebSocket connection to react on state changes which bring up the documents etc.

     

     

    Architecture of the fme showcase connecting OpenText Documentum with Amazon Alexa.

     

    A dedicated Documentum 7.3 environment was set-up in the backend of the showcase which runs on the cloud services of Amazon Web Services (AWS). “We wanted to create a simple, scalable and reusable environment. The underlying repository runs on an OpenText Documentum Content Server and uses the Remote Database Service (RDS) from AWS to archive the meta data. To communicate with the front end we used the REST-API of OpenText Documentum” explains André Aretz, Managing Consultant at fme. Different configuration levels allow to program the application for simple commands as well as for complex process requirements.

    A short demonstration of how OpenText Documentum can be operated by voice control can be found on > fme’s YouTube Channel.

    1-11-2017 | Global Life Science Company CSL Behring ...
    Global Life Science Company CSL Behring relies on fme’s migration-center

    Braunschweig, January 2017 – Together with fme US, fme AG supports the globally acting Life Sciences Company CSL Behring in migrating data from the enterprise content management system EMC Documentum to the new client D2 to lay the technical basis for the introduction of the EMC Life Science Solution Suite. fme provides its EMC-certified product migration-center to transfer the content to the new D2 environment in a secure and efficient manner.

    Global control of content with seamless information sharing is an important key factor for innovative and international operating Life Sciences Companies. Therefore, CSL decided to introduce the EMC Life Sciences Solution Suite with its business area-specific modules, which ensures consistent access, compliance and security while improving business productivity and efficiency. “A big milestone of this project is the migration of our content to D2. fme is an important partner in the field of content migrations for CSL offered as a global service. We used the fme migration product when we moved to D2,” explains Johannes Lichtenfels, Senior Manager Business Solutions Document Management of CSL.

    Currently, CSL Behring is using the enterprise content management solution EMC Documentum including Webtop and D2 as interface. The D2 layer is the technical basis of the EMC Life Science Solution Suite, which is specifically developed for supporting business processes such as quality assurance, research and development etc. With the help of fme’s migration experts and their software migration-center, CSL was migrating content from Documentum to the D2 application. “We are looking back on almost 10 years of good cooperation between CSL and fme and we are very happy to have served CSL internationally again with this large migration project,” says Florian Piaszyk, Director fme Products.

    migration-center is a full function, out-of-the-box software solution, fully documented, easy to deploy, with an excellent graphical user interface. The product has been EMC-certified for ten years and is able to carry out highly automated, large volume document migrations without interrupting any of the normal business operations.

    About CSL Behring
    CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader driven by its promise to save lives. Focused on serving patients’ needs by using the latest technologies, we develop and deliver innovative therapies that are used to treat coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, inherited respiratory disease, and neurological disorders. The company’s products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn.
    CSL Behring operates one of the world’s largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited (ASX:CSL; USOTC:CSLLY), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs nearly 20,000 people, and delivers its life-saving therapies to people in more than 60 countries. For more information visit www.cslbehring.com and follow us on www.Twitter.com/CSLBehring.

     

    1-9-2017 | fme welcomes many new migration-center c...
    fme welcomes many new migration-center customers in 2016

    Braunschweig, 9th January 2017 – fme AG today announced to have won many new customers for its product migration-center in 2016.

    »We are very happy that these well-known companies and institutions chose migration-center for their content migration projects and are looking forward to a successful cooperation also in the upcoming years«, states Florian Piaszyk, Director fme Products. With over ten years of experience in the product business and more than 350 successful migration projects so far fme’s migration-center is one of the leading migration products available on the market.

    fme warmly welcomes those new customers to the migration-center community:

    Get an overview of all current migration-center customers.

    12-20-2016 | Tieto and fme enter into strategic partn...
    Tieto and fme enter into strategic partnership for content migration projects

    Braunschweig, 20th December 2016 – fme AG and Tieto Corporation announce a strategic partnership. fme is an IT service provider and digital transformation specialist based in Braunschweig, and Tieto is a leading software and services company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland providing mainly IT, R&D and consulting services with a focus on the Nordic region. This new partnership combines Tieto’s competence in the renewal of their customers’ business and IT with fme’s market leading product for content migrations.

    The signing of the contract has made Tieto a technology partner for migration-center in the Nordics region. fme’s software and the accompanying best practices methodologies paired with Tieto’s competence in renewing their customers’ business and IT will lead to successful migration projects for their clients. “We are very pleased that with Tieto we have found a strong partner in the Nordic region for future content migration offerings. Together we will have the chance to make the product migration-center also known in small and medium sized companies in the Nordics and benefit from Tietos’ already existing network”, states Florian Piaszyk, Director fme Products.

    “After a thorough examination we are happy to announce that with fme’s migration-center we have chosen a strong solution for further migration projects”, adds Jouni Seppälä, Head of ECM Sales and Consultancy, Tieto. ”Document migrations are an important part of almost every ECM initiative. fme’s migration-center as a leading solution in the market is a perfect addition to our existing solution and service portfolio.”

    Customers will benefit from this new strategic partnership: They have access to a proven migration product combined with the service offering by a familiar, local and professional partner and the additional support of the vendor in questions of content migrations.

    About Tieto

    Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.

    Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

    11-03-2016 | fme Recognized by Dell EMC Enterprise Co...
    fme Recognized by Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division for Excellence in Marketing

    Braunschweig, Germany – November 3, 2016 – fme today announced that it has been recognized with a Partner Marketing Excellence Award by the Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD). fme and other winners were announced this week at Momentum Europe 2016.

    fme was awarded the Marketing Excellence Award for excellence and innovation in Marketing of their EMC Certified product fme migration-center and the ECD solution portfolio. Having been partners for more than a decade, together both companies have worked collaboratively to help meet their client’s needs. The key to success has always been an excellent working relationship with Dell EMC Marketing and Sales organizations in Europe and the United States. fme used many of the marketing channels offered by Dell EMC to promote each of the campaigns. This included the sponsoring of customer events as well as sales targeted events like EMC World, Customer.Next, Momentum Europe and ECD Ready. Together, fme US and EMC fme conducted joint webcasts on fme’s migration-center, a webinar series featuring the Dell EMC Documentum Life Sciences Solution Suite, a webinar on EMC LEAP and individual web sessions arranged by a telemarketing agency for EMC InfoArchive. The invites for the joint webcasts were prepared and sent via Dell EMC’s Digital Marketing Platform, and fme improved their website content with syndicated content from the Dell EMC website in a product showcase. All campaigns were accompanied with social media activities on fme’s product and corporate accounts.

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    From left to right: Jim Nelson (Dell EMC | Worldwide Head ECD Partner Business, Dirk Bode (fme CEO) and Jason Capitel (Dell EMC | SVP WW Sales ECD)

    With migration-center, fme has been a member of the Dell EMC Certified Solution Program for more than 10 years, differentiating their content migration solution based on quality. The product was also the reason to join the InfoArchive Consortium as it brought a solution to the community portfolio which helps clients speed up their implementation projects and reduce costs. Together with the Consortium, fme ran a thought leadership campaign on Next Generation Archiving featuring a joint whitepaper written by TechTarget and a corresponding webinar series.

    “We are very proud to be awarded with the Marketing Excellence Award for the marketing initiatives we have been running together with Dell EMC for many years. Dell EMC is offering a great choice of marketing opportunities for partners through diverse channels and we take great advantage in bringing our customer success stories to life through case studies, video testimonials and social media marketing. With this marketing mix we have been successful in working jointly with Dell EMC to drive sales performance and measurably increasing quality leads in the sales pipeline. ” said Dirk Bode, CEO of fme AG.

    “As content management increasingly moves to new platforms, we are reliant on our partners to develop and implement innovative solutions that will help our customers.” said Katherine Granat, Worldwide Director, ECD Global Partner Marketing, Dell EMC. “We’re thrilled to recognize fme for its visionary approach and great marketing initiatives for their EMC Certified product migration-center and other products from the ECD portfolio.”

    10-26-2016 | Results from the migration-center Client...
    Results from the migration-center Client Survey

    Braunschweig, Germany, October 2016 – In August fme conducted the first migration-center client survey. The results from the international survey have been evaluated and fme’s product team is working on integrating the valuable feedback into the software and the relating processes.

    The survey was conducted by an external telemarketing partner and resulted in 41 interviews with migration-center clients around the world. The clients were asked how likely it was that they would recommend the migration-ceter to a collegaue or business partner. Depending on the answer the interviewer asked for details which make the product stand out or for issues which need improvment. No matter if related to the software quality, the usability or the support processes, the clients had the chance to give their feedback on how to improve the product in the future.

    Florian Piaszyk, Director fme Products gives some insights: “After our client survey this summer we have already worked on quite a few requests and implemented some new functionalities in the new release of migration-center which will be launched next year.  A couple of our clients commented that working with migration-center needs some practice and could be simplified. This is why we have decided to exchange the whole user interface to make it more user-friendly.  We’re happy that we got such valuable feedback on how to further improve migration-center and also for compliments like “migration-center convinces me with its concept and support.” or “For complex content migrations migration-center is THE solution and I highly recommend the product.” This motivates us to work on the new software even harder. We will present some insights of the new 4.0 version next week at the Momentum Europe in Barcelona.”

     

    08-09-2016 | fme Adds Jedox Planning Technology to It...
    fme Adds Jedox Planning Technology to Its Business Intelligence Portfolio

    Braunschweig, Germany, August 2016 – fme AG, an IT service provider and digital transformation and business intelligence (BI) specialist based in Braunschweig, has announced its partnership with Jedox AG, a leading provider of business intelligence and corporate performance management software. This new partnership will allow fme’s customers to benefit from the high-performance planning functions included in Jedox Suite, which vastly simplifies planning processes.

    “By partnering with Jedox, we are adding planning components to our BI service portfolio. Combining these new components with our existing analysis and reporting solutions from manufacturers such as Qlik will allow us to offer our customers a holistic approach: the fme BI framework. This framework will provide valuable 360° insight into company data – from data integration, to planning, analysis, and reporting solutions, through to the implementation of visualization standards,” reports Dirk Bode, CEO of fme AG.

    fme relies on tailored BI products and offers an all-round BI service that includes workshops on needs analysis, technical solution integration, training sessions, support, and maintenance. Customers particularly benefit from fme’s extensive expertise in the life sciences and manufacturing industries.

    “fme and Jedox combine a comprehensive self-service philosophy that enables users in all departments to independently analyze, report on, and plan data. Jedox does a perfect job of using existing data discovery solutions and, thanks to its centralized Web planning application, cuts the amount of time required for budgeting, forecasting, and planning cycles,” explains Jörg Rieth, Regional Senior Partner Manager DACH at Jedox AG.

    “Under the slogan Information instead of Intuition, we provide timely availability of critical data at all management levels with our BI solutions. The internally-developed, exceptionally clear dashboards leave no room for misinterpretation and improve not just reporting but also the organizational culture of our clients,” adds Dirk Bode.

    07-18-2016 | Keeping Up with the Times: Search for Ne...
    Keeping Up with the Times: Search for New Car Using Smartphone App and Apple Watch

    Braunschweig, Germany, July 2016 – fme AG has developed an app for smartphones featuring the WatchKit extension for its long-time customer Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. This new app delivers a whole new shopping experience for people being in the market for a car, who now have access to the full inventory of Volkswagen vehicles right there on their wrist. Users receive a message that appears on their Apple Watch when a car is found that matches their search criteria.

    Die Autosuche, the vehicle search app developed by fme for iPhones with the WatchKit extension, brings together innovative technologies and new products. “With our expertise in digitization, it was a really exciting project for us from day one. The app is a new whole way for prospective buyers to find their dream car. It provides proactive support in the form of messages and displays vehicles that match the user’s previous search criteria. The standard agile software development approach taken by fme made it possible to identify bugs and flaws in the app at an early stage and eliminate them quickly. This strategy has helped allow us to respond to customer requirements more flexibly and reduce development times,” says Moritz Rosin, Managing Consultant at fme AG, who oversaw the project.

    A core component of the iPhone app is the search engine used to configure the search for vehicles from sources like the inventory of new, used, and previous year’s models on the platform. The search engine sends a message to the Apple Watch whenever a new match is found. The vehicle’s detailed specs are shown on a page optimized for display on the Apple Watch’s small screen. This page includes a photo and key information about the car. The user can save the vehicle, plan the route to the dealer, or display the full detailed view on the iPhone.

    Autosuche via Smartphone und Apple Watch

    Optimized for smartphones, the vehicle search app offers a modern, intuitive user interface. Users enter their search criteria on the search screen and are then immediately shown a clearly arranged list of matches. They have the option to view the vehicle’s details, save the vehicle to their favorites, share it, and much more.

    “We are pleased that Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft chose us to design and implement the app as well as manage the project. The high-tech, efficient vehicle search app, which is available to their customers now, is keeping up with the times,” adds Moritz Rosin.

    The German-language app can be downloaded on the iTunes store.

    06-21-2016 | fme announces migration-center 4.0 for Q...
    fme announces migration-center 4.0 for Q4 2016

    Braunschweig, June 21, 2016 – fme AG is proud to announce the upcoming major release of their product migration-center, the leading migration platform for highly automated, large volume content and data migrations in Q4 2016. migration-center 4.0, which is currently being developed, will be released with a new and modern user interface, enhanced user experience and further additional new functionality that helps clients to improve their productivity with migration-center even further.

    Over the last years, fme’s migration-center clients supplied a lot of valuable feedback. fme’s Product Business Unit has tried to integrate as many of those feature requests as possible in migration-center 4 in order to further streamline the overall migration process. The most important innovations and improvements to mention are multiple-value mapping lists, new transformation functions, custom processes, scheduler enhancements, and advanced folder creation.

    A modernized migration-center job server’s architecture will allow multi-threading in all adapters, easier adapter deployment, and the integration of any kind of custom adapters or jobs – so that clients can expect faster migrations and support for new use cases. The job server and the client will use state-of-the-art REST web services for communication instead of proprietary protocols, making it even easier to implement custom adapters/jobs.

    Another major change in migration-center 4 will be the client application. fme has developed the new migration-center client from scratch based on .NET technology. This leads to a state-of-the-art user interface with a much better user experience. Moreover, it allows keeping the client up-to-date with new developments in user interface design.

    The first release of migration-center 4 is planned for early November this year. fme starts with the three mostly used adapters and will add all the other adapters subsequently.

    04-20-2016 | fme Receives Coveted Development Edition...
    fme Receives Coveted Development Edition of Microsoft’s HoloLens Augmented Reality Glasses

    Braunschweig, Germany, April 2016 – fme is one of the first IT service providers to receive the Development Edition of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality glasses. As such, fme is part of the small first wave of companies that successfully applied to acquire a pair of the coveted augmented reality glasses for developers in spring 2016. These glasses will allow the company to guide its clients through digitization processes in an innovative way.

    “We are very happy that Microsoft selected us for the first delivery phase. We are going to use the HoloLens to bring our visions to life, working hand in hand with our strategic partners and clients to create thrilling new customized customer experiences,” says Dirk Bode, CEO of fme. fme is focusing on developing new technologies for its clients in the automotive and consumer goods sectors.

    The IT service provider possesses comprehensive virtual and augmented reality expertise, and will develop HoloLens applications to make the sales process an innovative, emotional experience for end customers and further promote digital transformation within companies.

    Customers who are ordering a custom configured product such as a car or visiting a booth at a trade fair will be given a pair of branded virtual reality glasses made of cardboard to take home. At home, they can take a good look at their car, test out various features, and share their experience over social media. fme will also use the HoloLens to develop entirely new point-of-sale concepts – the company will create a new, highly emotional sales process by entering into a dialog with the buyer and creating a custom product within a virtual reality, instead of relying upon physically existing models.

    “The future is now! When end customers, designers, and event participants use our 3D applications in combination with Microsoft’s augmented reality glasses, they take a massive leap forward in the digital realm and remain a step ahead of the rest. We look forward to accompanying them along the way and further expanding our virtual reality portfolio,” says Manuel Schiavo, who is in charge of virtual and augmented reality activities at fme.

    01-25-2016 | fme relases migration-center 3.2.7
    fme relases migration-center 3.2.7

    Braunschweig, Germany, January 2016 – fme is happy to announce the general availability of their new migration-center release 3.2.7. This minor release will be the last before the launch of version 4.0.

    migration-center version 3.2.7 provides the following new features:

    • New OpenText importer: supports importing documents and folders to OpenText repositories version 10.0 and 10.5. Specific OpenText features are supported like setting categories, classification, permissions, shortcuts to the imported documents and folders.
    • New SharePoint Scanner: supports the scan of SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013. Supports scanning documents, folders, list items, lists and document libraries. Replaces the old scanner which has been retired.
    • New SharePoint Importer: supports SharePoint 2010 and 2013 and uses REST API. Supports import of documents, folders, list items, lists and document libraries.
    • Retired the previous SharePoint Importer as SharePoint Legacy: new installations will not have it. Updated installations will have it under the name of SharePoint Legacy.
    • SharePoint Online Importer supports now documents, folders, list items, lists and document libraries. Relations can be imported now as attachments for list items.
    • D2 importer supports now creating folders based on the paths provided to documents.
    • Alfresco importer supports now Alfresco 5.0.
    • Alfresco scanner and importer: categories and tags are exported and imported using the values displayed in the interface instead of using internal ids.
    • Bug fixes

    At the moment the whole product team is working on the migration-center 4.0 release. We will provide you with updated information on this website. You may also visit fme at EMC World, May 2-5, 2016 in Las Vegas where you will be able to sneak peak at the current stage of development.

    12-07-2015 | fme migration-center is ready for OpenTe...
    fme migration-center is ready for OpenText Content Server 10.5

    Braunschweig, Germany, December 2015 fme announces that the adapter to their product migration-center has been extended for content migrations to the OpenText Content Server 10.5

    “We have just presented our out-of-the-box migration path to OpenText Content Server 10.5 at OpenText Enterprise World early November with great success. In Las Vegas we have met customers who plan to replace existing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, or are just beginning their transition to enterprise information management.” explains Florian Piaszyk, Senior Manager fme Products. “Embarking on a content migration project can seem daunting and/or difficult for many enterprises. OpenText Content Server – together with migration-center – provides enterprises with a seamless solution, allowing them to maximize the value of their enterprise information.  migration-center with its numerous source adapters and the OpenText target adapter can help them succeed with their content migration projects” continues Piaszyk. A free evaluation copy for content migrations to OpenText Content Server 10.5 will be available at the end of December 2015.

    “I am very pleased about this new migration path” says Dirk Bode, CEO of fme. “migration-center started as a small solution in 2005 and has grown to a professional platform for content migrations in the last 10 years. For our customers and partners we have developed many adapters and migration paths over the years to diverse source and target systems. OpenText is one of the major players in the Enterprise Information Management sector and the new adapter allows us to professionally support our customers who are planning to migrate to the OpenText Content Server” continues Bode.

    More information on migrating to OpenText Content Server

    11-27-2015 | Daniel Pelke is the new fme Business Uni...
    Daniel Pelke is the new fme Business Unit Manager for Life Sciences Solutions

    Braunschweig / Frankfurt, November 2015 – fme AG, an IT service provider with a focus on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing, gets Daniel Pelke, an experienced IT specialist and Digital Evangelist, on board.

    Since November, Daniel Pelke heads the Business Unit for Life Sciences at fme AG in Frankfurt. Aside from his management role, the main task of the new Business Unit Manager is the expansion of the fme Life Sciences portfolio. The 54-year-old explains more precisely: “As Digital Evangelist I look forward to extend fme’s range of services through new technologies such as cloud and data analytics and thus support life sciences companies in their digital transformation.”

    Having completed his studies in Computer Sciences in Munich, Daniel Pelke was among others employed at Hewlett Packard as Business Development Manager before he joined Documentum as a PreSales Director for CEEMSA in 1997. Starting in 2008 he became Technical Director for the Software Group at EMC and lastly held the position as Head of Center of Expertise and CTO there. Since November 2015 fme Daniel Pelke manages the Business Unit for Life Science Solutions in Frankfurt.