Composable commerce: Accelerating commerce with new system architectures
26/08/2022 | By Damien Pasquinelli, Digital Commerce Director, Hardis Group
Monolithic e-commerce platforms involve deploying a single, fully integrated application for selling online. By contrast, MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, Headless) composable architectures allow best-of-breed applications targeting specific requirements to be assembled and added on the fly. Yet this approach has so far gained little traction among organizations. In this article, w...
IT due diligence: planning ahead for the IT impact of sales, mergers, and acquisitions
20/04/2022 | By François Roulin, Business Consulting Director, Paris
In merger and acquisition (M&A), carve-out, and equity investment operations, the buyer or investor tends to focus on strategy, financial and legal aspects, and human-resource considerations. But given that information systems are now critical to the day-to-day operation of any business, it’s equally important to consider the IT and business-continuity impact of the transaction. This is where I...
KPIs in logistics warehouses: How customized real-time management helps firms deliver on their customer promise
02/09/2021 | Guillaume Dorée, Consultant solution Reflex, Hardis Group
By Guillaume Dorée, Reflex Solution Consultant, Hardis Group Indicators and dashboards are a way to manage warehouse operations, helping to monitor the progress of operations, continuously improve quality, boost productivity, and gain a detailed understanding of activity more generally. While historical quantitative indicators still have their uses, firms now need customized, shared, real-ti...
Technology trends: Towards streamlining and consolidation
26/08/2021 | By Damien Pasquinelli,
In contrast to the past decade, there are no signs of a major technological breakthrough in the coming months. Instead, the crisis is prompting firms to streamline their operations around the best tech they have available right now—and to focus on long-term performance and resilience.
Digital omnichannel retail: Facing up to the challenge of scale
30/06/2021 | Christophe Raschetti, Consultant, Hardis Group
The digitization of retail has grown well beyond the confines of e-commerce. As today’s brands seek to offer customers a smooth, total experience across all physical and digital channels, they need to scale up a digital strategy that, in many cases, is the product of trial and error.
Pharmaceutical logistics: digital technology for improved traceability and patient care
22/04/2021 | Luca Proietto, Consultant, Hardis Group
The fight against counterfeiting, quality control and drug identification and authentication are long-standing concerns of the pharmaceutical industry. Although traceability has long been operational in this sector, digital technology now makes it possible to go even further with efforts to secure the supply chain and even to provide patients with additional services.
Low-code/no-code platforms: accelerating digital transformation
18/03/2021 | Olivier Eyraud, Business solution manager, Hardis Group
Low-code/no-code platforms, which allow users to design their own business applications, offer the potential to accelerate digital transformation. But in what contexts are these platforms recommended? Are they suited to all circumstances? And what governance and support role should IT departments play?
Lockdown 2.0: Crisis, Governance, and Management
02/12/2020 | Nicolas Odet, President of Hardis Group
This year’s successive lockdowns, and the associated switch to remote working, have provided revealing insights into organizations’ governance and management styles, and into industrial relations more generally. Alongside remote collaboration tools, transparency and trust remain by far the most important predictors of organizational agility and resilience.
In manufacturing, the subscription business model is shaking up information systems
25/11/2020 | Thomas Costes, Director, Business Consulting Grenoble, Hardis Group
Manufacturers are following the lead of tech companies and switching from a product- to a user-oriented approach by adopting a subscription business model. But as industry seeks to monetize product-related services, organizations will also need to rethink their information systems—starting with the basic system architecture.
Operational excellence in times of global crisis
18/11/2020 | Nicolas Odet, Président d’Hardis Group
This year’s lockdowns have placed immense strain on information systems, posing new challenges for operational excellence without seeking to build innovation on shifting sands. In just a few short months, circumstances have prompted organizations—and IT departments—to completely rethink their priorities.