Schaeffler AG and BiZZdesign BV today announced the execution of a 5-year joint development and innovation agreement between the two companies. The agreement sees the two companies collaborating to further develop BiZZdesign’s award-winning Enterprise Architecture (EA) software for use by Schaeffler in their strategic IT transformation initiatives.
Joachim Schmider, Vice President Enterprise IT Architecture at Schaeffler commented, “Key to us was to find a collaborative and innovative software partner that has a rich set of modelling, visualization, integration and collaboration capabilities. BiZZdesign gives us the capability to draw from multiple disciplines and data sources across the organization and create a connected single source of truth for Schaeffler’s Enterprise Architecture. With BiZZdesign we get the strategic actionable business insights that we need as we continue to innovate and transform the IT environment of the company. Ultimately, we see this capability being put in the hands of thousands of people across the organization.”
Peter Matthijssen, CTO of BiZZdesign, added, “We are thrilled to have Schaeffer as one of our exclusive innovation partners. As a clear thought leader in EA we look forward to collaborating with them. The first phase of the innovation agreement will be to further develop BiZZdesign’s natural language voice interaction capabilities”
Schaeffler views the investment into their EA organization and capabilities as critical to their ongoing IT transformation initiatives. After an extensive evaluation process, Schaeffler selected BiZZdesign as their preferred EA software provider and the joint development agreement will see the further development of the software to align to Schaeffler’s strategic goals.
Schaeffler AG and BiZZdesign BV will be jointly presenting some of these new innovative features at Gartner’s upcoming Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit, 22 – 23 May 2018, London, UK.
About Schaeffler: The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. Top quality, outstanding technology, and exceptionally innovative spirit form the basis for the continued success of the company. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping “Mobility for tomorrow” to a significant degree. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 14 billion in 2017. With more than 90,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.
About BiZZdesign: Enterprises today must disrupt and adapt or face extinction. This is difficult, as executing change is complex. BiZZdesign’s software provides unique insights to simplify and drive continuous transformation, empowering organizations worldwide to improve the quality and speed of decision-making. Our collaborative business change platform provides indispensable insights into strategic business initiatives across all key disciplines, enabling enterprises to change faster, with less waste and less risk.