Where does your organization stand today?

This question is certainly not an easy one to answer. In order to do so you must be very familiar with various modern topics such as digitalization, disruption, and customer value.

Our search for swift answers and our passion for analytical work led to the creation of three indices. They provide the answer to this challenging question. By taking into account the specifics of different industries, the indices make possible to benchmark your organization against the entire industry as well as on a cross-industry scale.

  • Which risks should I currently consider?
  • To what degree is my business model at risk?
  • Can I fortify my market position through digitalization?
  • What advantages can I achieve through digitalization in my market?
  • Have I correctly understood the benefits my product brings to my customers?
  • How can I improve the benefits my customers receive from my product?
  • Can I use my organization’s current strengths in order to disrupt other markets?
  • How vulnerable is my organization to disruption from others?
  • How can I identify industries and product portfolios that could be digitalized
  • What potential is there for individual industries?
  • How high is the potential in different customer segments?
  • How high is the attainable level of digitalization?
  • Is only digitalization possible or also disruption by dissolving an old business model?
  • Can the customer needs be satisfied in a sustainable way?
  • Is the business model internationally scalable?

SmartIndex by ScS: your gouge for the important topics of today

Digitalizaton Index by ScS

Shows the degree to which the product components in the product portfolio can be digitalized. The higher the percentage, the greater the digitalization potential.

Customer Value Index by ScS

Shows to what extend the customer needs are fulfilled from the perspective of the customer. The higher the percentage, the more customer needs are covered.

Disruption Index by ScS

Shows the degree of probability to which the product components in the product portfolio can be disrupted. The higher the percentage, the greater the disruption potential.

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Digitalization: the chance of the 21st century

Today’s companies are faced with the challenge of a dynamic business environment, which forces them to be able to quickly adapt to the changing conditions. This leads to the possibility that even long-established and successful companies are put under pressure.

In today’s market digitalization could be both a chance and a risk depending on the perspective. For the new market entrant, who possesses a digitalized business model, it presents a chance to look for disruption possibilities, while, for established market incumbents, digitalization represents a risk to their current market positioning.

But how does one recognize the signals? We help you discover how affected your organization is from the pressure created from these changes and what are the metrics behind it.

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What are your benefits?

  •  Cross-industry benchmarking

Through the use of our key services, a comparison between industries and sectors is made possible.

 

  • Location of the pressure source

The Three-pillars-model shows not only how strong the innovation pressure is on your organization but also where exactly it is coming from.

 

  • Future orientation

True to our principle of proactivity we do not examine what is in the past but rather tell you what the future holds and which chances and risks come with it.

 

  • Speed

The combination of heuristics and IT enables us to process a great amount of information in a very short time. We guarantee fast analysis results.

 

  • Validity and reliability

The algorithm-based analysis process enables us to provide you with high-quality transparent results.

 Digitalization

One of the dominants trends of our time is the digitalization of processes, services, or even entire business models. From the automation of work time logging through “Remote Maintenance” to streaming services over the internet, we encounter digitalization examples on a daily basis. Thanks to our know-how in the areas of digitalization and information technology we are able to identify the digitalization capacity of your business model and can tell you how to tap into it.

 Digitalization Index by ScS

Shows the degree of probability to which the product components in the product portfolio can be digitalized. The higher the percentage, the greater the digitalization potential.

We have identified the components necessary to identify the level of digitalization in your organization. In today’s world, it is no longer enough to simply upgrade the IT or to just keep up to date. Through the index you receive a direct statement of where you currently are on the digitalization scale, how you compare to your competitors or other international companies from your industry, and which areas of your organization you have to prioritize in the future.

Because of the specific rules and requirements of each industry contemporary benchmarking is important.

Customer Value

The growing availability of information for end users has made the benefits he receives from the product or service one of the main success factors for modern organizations. Nowadays, consumers have access not only to the product description but also to an extensive opinion and reviews base through social media or comparison databases. We have understood the importance of customer value for the success of the modern company and include this factors in our analysis.

 Customer Value Index by ScS

Shows to what extend are the customer needs fulfilled from the perspective of the customer. The higher the percentage, the more are customer needs covered.

Disruption

The third main pillar of our pressure indicators comes from the increasing dynamic with which markets and industries change nowadays. Modern technologies and new areas of application for existing ones create an immense potential for disruption. Similar to the times of the industrial revolution, the digital revolution brings numerous new business models to the markets, which replace the established ways of doing business.

Think of the print media industry as an example. Newspapers are now becoming obsolete as the reader can simply receive the core service of “up to date information” from the internet and is less willing to pay for it. This development also affects the producers of printing machines, journalists, and the entire paper industry.

In our disruption risk analysis, we make use of the newest academic developments to which we have access thanks to our cooperation with the California-based Berkeley University.

 Disruption Index by ScS

Shows the degree of probability to which the product components in the product portfolio could be disrupted. The higher the percentage, the greater the disruption potential.

Disruption comes to many as a surprise despite the fact that there are factors that can signal the approach of a possible disruption. Because of the trends of globalization and digitalization it is no longer enough to just consider your local competitors. Danger can now come from every possible direction. How is a company supposed to constantly keep all this in mind?

We have combined all these factors and experiences in our disruption index that shows all areas in which disruption is already observable.

Can you say where exactly you or the companies in your group stand in comparison to your global competitors? The possibility of danger from disruption does not come from a single source. For this reason, we include the complete palette of important factors in our analysis so you can have a comprehensive and complete overview of the current condition your organization is in.

SmartIndex

The SmartIndex makes use of a methodology that allows you to receive the best possible results in the shortest timeframe. Furthermore, the index results are applicable in many different topics and across industries. Through quick checks we can generate very fast valid results that show where your organization stands today and how you compare to your competitors.

We have developed our SmartIndex for various topics:

  • Smart Digitalization Index
  • Smart Disruption Index
  • Smart Customer Value Index
  • Smart Capability Index
  • etc.

Our analysis combines methods from the fields of chemistry and neuropsychology with our expertise from the area of information technology. This allows us to disseminate your product portfolio into its building blocks and identify core products and services within it. We look at those through the lens of customer value in order to identify the digitalization potential and disruption risks of your organization.