Maximum impact at all levels
The purpose of our work is to always have the maximum impact for your strategic objective. That’s why we don’t want to sell you ready-made solutions or specific tools. First, we want to understand your strategic goals. Only then can we identify the effective success factors that will enable you to actually achieve these goals. Based on these success factors, we form a team that provides you with optimal support through the intelligent and interdisciplinary networking of our experts.
We combine our nearly 20 years of industry and professional experience with state-of-the-art methods and technologies. In this way, we can achieve positive effects at various levels in the company:
- At the level of the overall company, its strategy, culture, structures and processes.
- In the actual core value creation, in the development of products that meet your customers´ needs.
- In the digital backbone of the company, in the strategic, organizational and process design of your IT.
Results, no excuses
Because we understand your business from the inside, we can advise you along your entire value chain, even across companies. But no matter at what level, for what objective and with what expertise mix – for us the maxim “Results, no excuses” always applies. It is our core promise that we will make your project a success. And not “by contract,” but “by impact.” So that you can continue to compete in the future.
Future-proof with an agile organization
In a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world, companies, supply chains and networks are constantly facing new challenges – from pandemics, material shortages, energy crises, inflation and digital disruption. Despite market volatility and uncertainty, companies must remain responsive and competitive – and understand the situation as a starting point for creativity, market design and business opportunities. If companies want to position themselves in the best possible way, they must continuously reinvent themselves. Our accompanying coaching promotes the necessary mindset for this and opens up important advantages: earlier value creation, higher flexibility, better products.
Holistic transformation consulting
Our holistic transformation consulting covers all relevant dimensions: Culture & Leadership, Organization & Structure, Methods & Processes, Tooling & Toolchain. We advise and coach you individually in all these dimensions, from the implementation of agile approaches at team level to the agile alignment of complex organizations. We combine different thinking models such as Learning Organization, Systemic Thinking, Emergence etc. with our practical experience. We place particular emphasis on not only delivering agile frameworks but also establishing an agile mindset in your organization. On this path, we support you with change management expertise and the appropriate workshop modules. So that the self-organized teams in your company take on more responsibility as your agile maturity grows.
As Agile Coaches and Agile Enablers, we want to work together to find and develop solutions that fit your situation. We select frameworks and methods individually according to your use case. Our consulting is always related to the business context. We make decisions more often based on lived experience and empirical data than on theoretical concepts. And because cross-functional teams are a key success factor, we proactively network with colleagues from different disciplines and bundle different expertise – so that the greatest possible added value is created for you.
“We advise and coach you individually from the implementation of agile approaches at team level to the agile alignment of a complex organization.”
– Carsten Schweiger, Ventum Consulting
Decisions on a resilient basis: through business intelligence and a company-wide data culture
The principle of Data Driven Business is crucial to the future viability of companies: it is essential to make sound business decisions based on a solid foundation of data. Your business generates and collects a lot of data. Data sources in the business context are constantly growing – and changing. The challenge for you is to valorize this data in a volatile landscape for yourself and for others in a timely manner. The task is to extract the data from BI competence center and to establish a forward-looking data culture throughout the company.
New data sources and state-of-the-art technologies
Whether it’s key data reporting or new data assets that offer added value to your customers as part of products and services: You need to analyze historical data and integrate new data sources with state-of-the-art technologies. In our user-centric approach, we leverage our years of experience with agile methodologies to meet the specifics of your data projects. A cloud architecture leads to an efficient and scalable data landscape. When modeling more complex data warehouses, we use the Data Vault methodology with Datavault Builder, among other tools. With a data governance framework and a data catalog, we promote the data culture in your company. All this creates the basis for data-driven decisions, process optimization and innovative data assets in your company.
Interdisciplinary know-how for your data value creation
We combine tool, infrastructure and industry expertise. Our interdisciplinary team offers you a comprehensive consulting approach that covers the entire value chain of your data and bundles the required expertise from areas such as Agile Enablement, Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture Management and Project Management. We support you in terms of strategy as well as data governance, understand your business challenges and have the implementation expertise for a wide range of data warehouse, data lake and reporting technologies. This way you get the complete data value chain under control.
“Thanks to advanced analytics and the use of artificial intelligence, you can not only make decisions based on historical data, but also model future developments. The crystal ball has had its day.”
– Michael Schobel-Thoma, Ventum Consulting
Cyber Security & Compliance
Cyber Security & Compliance
So that you are always one step ahead
of your next potential cyber attack
Securing one’s own business in turbulent times brings new challenges for every company every day. Today, companies interact with their employees, customers, and partners in a variety of ways, and cyber attack rates are steadily increasing across all digital channels. Attack vectors have long since ceased to be generic or easily comprehensible. In doing so, it is important for you to secure your business without constantly redefining all measures. Finally, you still need time to implement compliance requirements, prepare audits and keep documentation up to date. It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain an overview and quickly identify what is essential in a world of growing complexity and frequently changing standards. Information security, cyber resilience and compliance: All of this requires know-how and time resources.
Reliable security and compliance for your daily business
We cover all important areas of information security for you, from a solid organizational foundation (Strategy & Information Security Management) to compliance with legal and regulatory requirements (Risk & Compliance) to focus areas such as Identity and Access Management (IAM), Customer IAM (CIAM) and Security Information & Event Management (SIEM). We go far beyond management: Our expertise in penetration testing helps you identify as many attack vectors as possible – so that security gaps are closed before cybercriminals exploit them. Our experienced consultants define SW solutions for digital identity management and successfully implement them in projects ranging from 10 to 10,000,000 identities.
Our approach: individual – transparent – personal – sustainable
We understand IT, from hardware to store floor to business. Whether on-premise, cloud or hybrid concepts: managing complexity and serving diverse requirements is our daily business. Thanks to the many years of implementation and consulting expertise of our employees, we master the challenges in practice – even under difficult conditions, we lead your project to measurable success. In addition, we want you to know how to help yourself in the foreseeable future. So that your company is protected at all times – and you can concentrate on your business.
“Together, we increase your cyber resilience in a sustainable way – to prevent damage and minimize risks.”
– Philipp Schneidenbach, Ventum Consulting
Digital Customer Engagement
Digital Customer Engagement
Your way to satisfied and loyal customers
Digital transformation is creating new challenges in the interaction between companies and their customers. Today, they expect an individual, exciting and consistent shopping & service experience – regardless of the channel. It’s not enough to add a digital commerce platform to your offline business. You need efficient, digital and integrated customer communication without system breaks and manual intervention. To get a holistic customer view, you need to identify the necessary data from an ever-increasing number of on-premise and cloud applications and bring it together while complying with relevant data protection requirements. This is the only way you can answer customer inquiries immediately and competently and provide tailored offers across all channels.
The customer lifecycle is digital
We ensure project success in your digitization projects: from strategic goal formulation and enterprise architecture to tenders, technical conception and implementation management to market launch. We connect the digital world with your offline business and align your IT strategy with the requirements and needs of your customers. Together with your experts, we identify the relevant functionalities along individual customer journeys – so that you can offer your customers unique shopping and service experiences. When designing your business and IT architecture, we consider future-proof approaches from microservices to cloud. We create cost-effective solutions tailored to your needs and ensure the functional interaction between enterprise backend and customer frontend.
Know-how, frameworks and assets for your project success
At Ventum, we combine experience with customer lifecycles from a wide range of industries. We’re not about visions – with our expertise in digital transformation, we design tangible solutions for you that work. We have also incorporated our know-how into frameworks and tools that make our projects more efficient and your solutions even more successful. The result: thanks to digital customer engagement, your customers become loyal brand ambassadors.
“Digital Customer Engagement enables better measurement and ergo control of the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing campaigns through the targeted use of data.”
– Christoph Römer, Ventum Consulting
Digital Engineering & Manufacturing
Digital Engineering & Manufacturing
Maximum efficiency for your product development
To digitize effectively, you need to network systems and rethink your processes. It is necessary to overcome (inter)cultural, organizational, informational and technological obstacles along the entire product life cycle. In addition, your customers have growing demands on the customizability of your end product and regularly request functional enhancements. Products are becoming more complex, development cycles shorter. The consequence: you need to increase the efficiency of digital engineering and reduce manufacturing effort – without compromising on quality.
Through collaboration to digital, iterative product lifecycles
Digital product lifecycles promise more innovation in less time. However, this requires a paradigm shift: with interdisciplinary collaboration and information continuity – from early, iterative product development to aftersales. We understand your complete value networks from a process, from an organizational and from a cross-industry perspective. We know how to comprehensively link your business and IT processes and realize opportunities through IT innovations. We use the synergies from data and digitization to rethink products and manufacturing processes. We also support industrialization through Model-Based Systems Engineering – because MBSE makes the complexity of mechatronic and cybertronic systems manageable.
Sustainable agility and targeted pragmatism
The goal of digitization is to give you back your ability to act through networking and to provide sustainable agility. The basis for this is implementation-oriented consulting along the dimensions of culture, structure, information and technology. Thanks to our broad practical knowledge, we bring your digitization onto the road (or into the metaverse). The basis of our consulting work for you: clear, comprehensible target images, a common language level, implementation competence and goal-oriented pragmatism.
“Our Ventum consultants create the basis for discussion with their intercultural competence in order to solve complex and demanding tasks with the appropriate technology background. This makes them a key success factor in our collaboration program.”
– E/E subproject manager, collaboration project of two truck OEMs
Enterprise Architecture Management
Enterprise Architecture Management
The enterprise architecture you need for your digital transformation
Classic enterprise architecture management was characterized by long-term goals, realistic planning, and concrete implementation steps. Today, this is no longer sufficient for the digital transformation of companies. The task is to unite EAM and agility. Because you are dealing with new competitors, new business models and innovative technologies. Products and services are moving to center stage. User Stories. DevOps. Today, you need to use EAM to manage fast-moving change, get a handle on complexity, and build bridges between IT and business.
A consistent business-IT alignment
Future-proof IT needs consistent business-IT alignment. This begins with the alignment of your IT strategy with corporate strategy and important trends, continues with a holistic enterprise architecture that is clearly oriented to implementation needs, and ends with implementation in the form of projects and initiatives. We know classic corporate structures as well as agile organizations and support you with our professional process knowledge. We provide proven templates and ensure the methodical approach: ACTUAL, TARGET, transition steps. And this at all architectural levels – process, application, data object and technology.
Exactly the intersection of expertise you need
We are interested in a pragmatic approach that always keeps the big picture in mind, pays attention to complex interrelationships, investments and scalability. To this end, we combine precisely the expertise and disciplines that you really need. We are the intersection of EAM, Product Lifecycle Management, Agile and Project Management. We also provide you with innovation and impetus for new technology fields and architecture trends – from the Supply Chain Act to GAIA-X, from Cloud to Platform 3.0. We always develop a new architecture in close cooperation with you. The consequence is well thought-out and structured results that everyone supports. Which we develop in close collaboration with you.
“EAM provides you with the framework to build and expand your IT architecture in a goal-oriented manner and to flexibly align it with new requirements.”
– Tobias Reuter, Ventum Consulting
IT Transformation & Sourcing
IT Sourcing & Transformation
How to find sourcing partners at eye level
A future-proof IT organization that wants to focus on the activities with the highest strategic relevance needs a portfolio of high-performance service providers. Every IT organization needs its own individual sourcing strategy. In addition, you face the challenge of finding service providers who are not only meeting SLAs but who offer the added value of acting as true partners for you. The data protection impact assessment according to DSGVO is also mandatory. That’s why it’s important to design your RFP process so that both are completely clear: what you want and what you’ll get in terms of services.
Compare potential partners sensibly
Based on the needs of your business, we create the sourcing strategy for you. We clarify what can be outsourced more economically and for which core processes insourcing makes sense. Only then do we structure and write the tender for you, either on our own or together with your relevant departments. With our market knowledge we support you in the selection of the providers to be invited. To evaluate the offers, we provide your departments with overviews that simplify and accelerate the assessment. For example, we automate the legal documentation so that we can focus entirely on your individual requirements. Likewise, we support you in selecting the best partner, in negotiating and drafting contracts, and in IT transition.
Only an end-to-end approach ensures success
We don’t want to sell you a tool – we are completely independent in the selection of tools and partners. Our aim is always to identify and implement the best solution for you. We are interested in a sourcing process that includes the operation and continuity of the new solution from the very beginning and that always keeps an eye on the consequences for the organization, processes and architecture. Our work for you doesn’t stop until the new sourcing partner is truly on board and operational. We act as your Trusted Advisor in sourcing – as a partner you can rely on.
“Your new sourcing partner should meet the same requirements that our clients have for Ventum Consulting: Trusted partnerships that truly understand and advance your business.”
– Thomas Buchner, Ventum Consulting
Automation with the help of AI and robotics – the efficiency driver par excellence
What you need is clear: You need more transparency about business processes and want to increase productivity, on a business process level as well as on a strategic level.
However, your automation projects often progress only agonizingly slowly. Or they even fail. Approaching process automation the right way and actually using it to achieve efficiency gains and improve resource utilization is a challenge for many companies. One reason is the fact that successful automation and target-oriented Business Process Management (BPM) require both technical and functional changes in the organization.
End-to-end automation as a goal
We take a holistic view of Process Automation. Through our knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies, we identify which solution is best for you. We drive the API-ization of your IT landscape, build a mappable business architecture and use the business capability approach. Our idea of automation does not end with rule-based business processes – we want to create end-to-end automation, with the constant goal of complete dark processing using artificial intelligence. In this way, you not only reduce costs in your business processes. You also relieve your employees of repetitive tasks and develop them more and more into knowledge workers.
Positive effects that remain noticeable in the long term
We are not a software distributor and we do not work in resource pools. We assemble a cross-functional team of experienced consultants with different professional backgrounds. In this way, we support you with comprehensive knowledge at the infrastructure level, specialist industry expertise, and competence in change management and organizational development. Because our goal is not only to make your automation work as quickly as possible – we want the positive effects to be felt permanently in your company. That is why we always make sure that your organization carries the changes.
“The right information to the right person at the right time! Everything must be geared to the efficient processing of orders.”
– Patrick Bernardi, Manager Digital Transformation,DKB Service
Project Management & Turnaround
Project Management & Turnaround
Our passion for your sustainable project success
Do you have a lot of status lights on red? More and more, your impression that the project plans are not resilient is solidifying? You have no overview of project progress and costs? Some projects even threaten to fail? In most cases, this means that there is a lack of a systematic approach to project work in the company. However, this is indispensable if you want to create the necessary transparency regarding costs, quality and time in your projects.
From initialization to successful completion
First, it is important to specify your challenges and strengthen your project structures. Precise requirements and clear structures are the basis for effective collaboration. Because only a functioning team, united by a common vision, can produce excellent results. With our support and industry expertise, you increase the added value of your projects. End-to-end: from initialization, planning and implementation to successful project completion – even when your project seems to have failed. Methodologically, we have our finger on the pulse. We not only offer you modern, certified and field-tested project management know-how, but also expertise in the area of Agile Enablement.
We make your project our project
As experienced project managers, we have in-depth professional and technical knowledge. Pragmatic implementation is more important to us than the rigid pursuit of standards. The focus is on the benefit. That’s why we work with you to find realistic, flexible and customized solutions. We operate at the interface between business and IT. In doing so, we understand your technical challenges and contribute our comprehensive industry expertise. Analytical, planful and creative. We have years of experience in all types of projects and are always available to you as a sparring partner at eye level. In short: We make your project our project.
“If I need a task force in the future, I’m thinking Ventum!”
– Frank Pieper, Head of Department, BMW AG
Your users at the center of development
Do you notice that many users are dissatisfied with your software and complain about complicated operation and cumbersome processes? Are there complaints about non-intuitive user guidance or a lack of customization options? High efficiency and effectiveness are only basic requirements for a well-designed user experience (UX) – it is equally important to trigger positive emotions in users. Whether your software has only a few expert users a day or many thousands, your software must meet the needs of your users. In a convincing way.
Customized software experiences
Only a modern UX and the corresponding software design deliver a user experience meeting their needs: user-centric, benefit-oriented and sustainable. User-centric thinking does not start with the product or the project but with the corporate culture. Together with you, we therefore design a UX strategy for the cultural change to a user-centered company: from the first small impulse to the long-term campaign. Creativity and innovation are central to future-proof UX design. Design thinking makes that possible. As a source of advice and ideas, we guide you through methods and processes. We use our agile toolbox and develop personas, user journeys, data models & software architecture together with you – for a User Centered Software Design.
Development processes that make you fit for the future
Just as you align your products with the needs of the users, we develop our solutions for you: tailor-made according to your ideas. Optimization beyond the horizon instead of decoupled isolated solutions. Value-added innovation instead of solution schemes from the archive. Agility in processes and IT instead of rigid development cycles. We support you in requirements engineering & management and deliver a structured but flexible plan for your product development. We involve the relevant stakeholders from business and IT at an early stage, thus ensuring acceptance of the new solution. Our central goal: We make your development processes fit for the future.
“Agile UX will become key to human-centric digital transformation in the near future.”
– Matthias G. Müller, Ventum Consulting