Business Model Innovations

Why this is relevant

Markets and societies are changing rapidly. Megatrends such as digitalization and globalization are changing the business world, innovation cycles are accelerating more and more. Companies are therefore faced with the challenge of whether and how to revise their current business model in order to ensure the success of the company. The Internet, the computing power of modern mainframes, new materials and technologies are just some of the factors that enable new market players to put established companies under pressure. Innovative business models are increasingly determining the market success of companies, sustainable value creation and customer benefit.

Our customers face these challenges

Our customers have to master various questions and challenges in their day-to-day business, among others:

  1. My business model is not profitable enough. What can I do?
  2. Globalization has put pressure on my business model. How can I take countermeasures?
  3. How can I ensure the long-term success of my business model?
  4. How can I adapt my business model to new market conditions and customer requirements?
  5. Can I make my business model more innovative?
  6. How can I get my employees “on board” during the company restructuring?
  7. What skills do management, middle management and employees need to acquire in order to renew our business model?

How we proceed

Only innovative business models will survive in the market. This applies not only to products and services, but also to business models per se. That’s why we combine innovation methods, innovation patterns, scenario-based decision-making tools and business model development methods to open your team’s eyes. We enable you to view trends, processes and cause-effect relationships from a new perspective and to systematically question them.

We combine selected strategic themes with carefully selected innovation methods, innovation patterns and scenario-based decision-making. Our goal is not to provide the solution. We want to enable your teams to think outside the box and to leave the beaten track. We provide you with a sequence of logical-analytical elements and systematic creativity, enabling you to overcome classic thought structures and ideas of value creation.

What you can expect

Our proven methodology enables us to come to a new understanding of possible value chains and benefit arguments. Your team will develop truly innovative business models and related services based on them. In this way your company not only meets the new framework conditions – but also uses them to create value for your company. Instead of reacting passively to changes, you can help shape the future with your team and portfolio and play a proactive role.

A case in point

A first-class provider of management solutions and services for the shipping industry wanted to redefine this line of business. His goal was to turn a previously low-margin business into a profitable Group unit.

The team developed a revolutionary concept in ship management: flexible service offerings with which customers could configure suitable, high-quality service solutions for them.

The concept also attracted ship owners representing larger markets. As a result, the Ship Management business unit developed from stagnating, low-margin business into one of the most profitable units in the Group.