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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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