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.

What value can digital twins bring?

04/11/2020 | Sébastien Gagelin, Expert en data intelligence, Hardis Group

Digital twins might sound like something out of science fiction, but they’re already being used in a wide range of applications. The technology can help to eliminate costly and frustrating gray areas—provided it’s applied to suitable projects and backed by the right software and infrastructure.