DIALOG 2013: Successful 2nd Expert Forum for Enterprise Information Management

Böblingen, May 8, 2013. Two eventful and exciting days are behind the participants of the 2nd Expert Forum for Enterprise Information Management. Participants and organizers a positive balance. True to the motto "EIM is communication" presented the 2013 DiALOG answers, opinions and reports from science, research and practice in a compact and unique form. Each participant was able to take approaches, ideas and suggestions for his or her individual business processes.

Varied program
To kick off the event, Steffen Schaar, Member of the Board of The Quality Group, posed the question: "Enterprise Information Management: Where do we stand today?". Focus on the human being, the development of Enterprise Information Management in accordance with the theme of the event was discussed in the keynote speeches: by Prof. Dr. Mertin's "Information Management in the course of time" and in "Enterprise Information Management - Challenges and Potentials" by Prof. Dr. Kölmel. 

Contract management as a global challenge at Bayer MaterialScience, training at Swiss Post or successful Contract Management at Carl Zeiss AG - these were the contents of the practice reports and roundtables. Topics such as business cockpit, SAP add-on solutions and BPMN 2.0 rounded out the compact and informative program. The conclusion of these two eventful days was the panel discussion "Without people, it is not" with the speakers as participants and room for questions, views and summaries.

DiALOG on the run – active during morning exercise
People in the focus - this means that an active component should not be missing: ten brave runners were there at an early hour on Friday when DiALOG on the run took place! Wearing TQG running shirts, the runners spread to the nearby forest to get their blood flowing. Simon Feess of the organizing team who was active as a pacemaker, is pleased with the enthusiastic participation: "For those who have already gotten out of bed so early, it was certainly a good start to the day and a different way to start the second day of the event." 


LCM UserGroup – User meeting strengthens dialog with users
As in the past, the LCM User Group, the meeting of the users of the Product Suite LCM, was part of the DiALOG event. For the first time, users and representatives of The Quality Group discussed on both days of the event. Ralf Liebig, Head of Product Management and the LCM User Group, explains this development: "We understand the LCM User Group as a platform for users and strategic information about the products of The Quality Group. It is our goald to be in close dialog with users. Sustainable, open, and solution-oriented - that is our claim. For this reason we have decided to extend the LCM User Group to two days."

Many networking opportunities The exhibition, roundtables, an exclusive evening event and many opportunities for personal exchange offered all participants the opportunity to network with their peers. For the first time, there was an exhibition with partner companies from Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

DiALOG 2014: save the date for next year's event!
As a farewell, The Quality Group distributed a sweet greeting with a "save the date" for DiALOG 2014: the 3rd Expert Forum for Enterprise Information Management will take place on May 22/23, 2014 in Frankfurt. Steffen Schaar draws a positive conclusion: "The proven mix of keynotes, roundtables, contributions from practice and networking has again been a success! The next expert forum will again provide many interesting - and above all practical - examples and topics and offer some surprises in the agenda. We will inform you and invite on time and hopefully see you again in 2014. Until then, have a successful time with sustainable and stable information processes, following the motto of EIM - because you are the center!"