The navigation portal for digital solutions in product communication
Your company is on the path to digitalisation and would like to improve product communication? For this, you need systems and partners that optimally fit you and your individual needs. Through analysis and consulting, we support you in identifying these. We do this completely independently and objectively.
Security through an objective basis for decision-making
SIMIO's core values are independence, objectivity and transparency - you can trust them. For us, it is not important which system you ultimately use; what is decisive is that the solution fits you and your requirements in the best possible way.
In our analyses, we always consider the complete solution package, consisting of software, software manufacturer, implementation and the people involved. This gives us a comprehensive knowledge of the analysed solutions and we use this to support you in selecting the system that best suits your requirements.
We are experienced experts and use a detailed and field-tested system in our analyses as well as in our consulting.
We want to support you exactly where you really need it. That is why we first listen to you intensively in order to understand these needs and then accompany you optimally with our know-how and methodology. Our goal is always to enable you to take further steps independently.
Our navigation platform offers a lot of information for a first overview. Beyond that, however, a personal conversation is absolutely necessary. We are very happy to be at your disposal for this.
Our comprehensive approach to system selection helps you identify and implement the most suitable system for your needs. This helps you avoid bad investments that cost you a lot of time and money.
Transparency and traceability
We document each of our joint steps in detail. Thanks to this transparency, you can trace and document the decision-making and selection process at any time.
Above all, market research and the creation of an initial pre-selection of possibly suitable solutions (shortlist) requires a great deal of time - time that you can significantly reduce with our support.
Further time advantages in the selection of solutions result if you involve us in the determination of your individual requirements profile and in the further selection process after the creation of a shortlist. In short: With our support, you will reach a valid result more quickly.
A key objective of our work is sustainability. The standardisation of our analyses enables continuous market observation that can be compared at any time. The insights gained can be transferred to your requirement profile.
This enables us to show with which solutions there is the best possible match. The better the selected solution actually fits your requirement profile, the longer and more beneficial you can use it.
Our market knowledge and structured approach leads to savings in overall project costs while increasing the quality of results.
Objective advice in the selection process
We are happy to support you with a structured and proven approach throughout the entire selection process, i.e. from the formulation of your specific needs to the final decision for a concrete solution - or in parts of the selection process.
And we are also happy to support you with our professional and methodological knowledge during the introduction of systems.
The principle of independence and objectivity always applies: for us, it is not important which solution is ultimately used for you; what is important is that the solution fits you and your requirements in the best possible way.
Pre-selection of suitable solutions
We compare your individual requirements profile with the information in our provider database and create a list of suitable solutions. We will visualise and document the result so that you can use it directly for internal presentations and the like.
Either send us your individual requirements profile or make use of our support in creating the requirements profile.
We use our navigators to create up-to-date overviews for system classes that can be used to optimise product communication. This includes topics such as Product Information Management (PIM), Digital Asset Management (DAM), Publishing (PUB), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and others.
We analyse individual solution providers in detail and visualise the condensed results as a profile in our "QUINTESSENCES". The results of the analysis flow simultaneously into our provider database and thus form the basis for the pre-selection of suitable systems.
The available QUINTESSENCES can be viewed in the respective navigators. If you are interested in further evaluations beyond these existing ones, please let us know. We will be happy to take care of it.
For all solution providers who have commissioned a detailed analysis, we create a QUINTESSENCE at the end of the analysis, i.e. a graphical and textual condensation of the analysis results. This QUINTESSENCE is displayed in the Navigator at the corresponding provider and can be requested from us free of charge.
In addition, the granular results of the analysis flow into our provider database; this forms the basis for comparing your individual requirements profile against the profiles of the providers as part of a selection process and from this to create a recommendation of potentially suitable providers.
The analysis of the solutions is based on a very comprehensive catalogue of criteria; the spectrum of criteria covers all areas that are usually considered in a selection process. In addition, we conduct interviews with customers and, if applicable, implementation partners of the providers.
In the individual navigators, we list all solution providers that are relevant in the corresponding market. We create a free minimum entry for each solution provider. These entries can be enriched by the providers in several stages for a fee. We regularly request the relevant information from the providers.
Product communication has been my field of activity for a long time; the focus is always on a holistic approach that includes not only the technology but also the people involved and the inevitable change processes in companies.
We founded SIMIO with the aim of acting as an independent and objective authority to bring transparency to the very heterogeneous supply markets and thus support our customers in selecting a solution that fits their individual requirements and is therefore sustainable.
I have been working as a coach for people and systems for many years; my particular strength lies in the analysis of the current situation, which I see as the essential prerequisite for change.
I can optimally contribute this background of experience to SIMIO.
I am also responsible for the entire organisation of work processes.
For me, truthfulness, respect and reliability are essential in working together.
In both market analysis and consulting, we work with highly experienced experts from different subject areas.
The common denominator is that we all act independently and objectively.
This gives us a very efficient team with which we can respond flexibly to the most diverse requirements.
I am a long-standing sales and marketing-oriented entrepreneur, creative lateral thinker, consultant and implementer on the holistic path of digitizing companies and their processes.
My focus is on "state of the art" CRM and Marketing Automation, Customer Centricity and the related input/output strategies and measures. The analysis of system environments and processes, the development of digital strategies, software evaluations and the initiation as well as the implementation of the resulting digital transformation are also part of my absolute heart and soul.
As SIMIO`s specialist for CRM & Marketing Automation, I will be happy to assist you at any time, also for peripheral topics and innovations.
"A heart for complex products"
My passion lies in dealing with people, technology and ideas. For several years, I have been successful in consulting and developing digital solutions.
I am an entrepreneur, consultant and developer at the same time. I know a lot about optimizing and digitizing processes and support my customers in implementing innovative ideas. After a detailed analysis, I deliver recommendations for action for an efficient design of your processes.
My service portfolio includes software development, interim management, variant modeling of products and services, and product configuration. With my experience in the field of web development I can give every idea the right framework. My cooperation is characterized by trust as well as appreciation.
As SIMIO's specialist for CPQ & product configuration I am at your disposal for any questions.
Herwart von Staudt
Digitization affects us all and will permanently change both the world of work and our consumer behavior - this has been brought home to us particularly in the recent past. Only companies that actively face the challenges of digitization will be able to use it to their advantage.
As an analyst and consultant for the digitalization of marketing and product communication processes with a focus on master data governance, I bring critical knowledge, methodological and technical expertise coupled with decades of experience from more than 50 MarTech implementations to every project.
As SIMIO's MDM/PIM/DAM specialist, I am always available to answer your questions.
Paper is unique!
We may not all be aware of it, but paper is always available compared to all media channels, does not require Internet access, is always also emotional, and delivers a significantly higher initial perception signal. And after all, 15% of the touchpoints within the customer journey are print.
As a catalog and database publishing expert, my focus is on product communication and digitization. In my opinion, print deserves a second chance. Especially since with the "right" message and taking into account a multi-sensory overall concept, completely new opportunities for addressing customers can be achieved. This results in different types of communication measures that attract new attention in the target group.
As SIMIO's catalogist, I am always available to answer your questions.
"SIMIO offers objective and structured overviews of systems that support the optimisation of product communication. We are happy to offer the detailed knowledge behind these overviews, if required, in order to unlock the greatest possible value for you."