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NEXIONA will be present at the MWC17 at the Tech Data booth, to showcase MIIMETIQ, an IoT technology that enables to create IoT platforms.



BARCELONA, Spain (February 22, 2017) – NEXIONA will be present at the Mobile World Congress 2017 at the Tech Data booth (Hall 6, Stand 6A40), to showcase MIIMETIQ, an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that enables systems integrators and service providers to create their own IoT platforms. Members of both, the NEXIONA and Tech Data teams, will be on hand to show the potential of this technology, as well as how it integrates with a range of leading technology platforms including IBM Watson IoT, Azure, Dell Gateways, Epson Smart Glasses. Visitors to the Tech Data stand can also see real case deployments and demos.

Tech Data, one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, announced its new Smart Solutions IoT practice in July 2016. The company has been taking firm steps to make IoT simple for system integrators by offering aggregated IoT solutions and providing a defined route to the rapidly expanding IoT market.

The two companies have recently collaborated with Dell to create an IoT development platform based on MIIMETIQ technology: MIIMETIQ EDGE. This product enables rapid IoT project development -from proof of concept to enterprise deployment- and is now available to Tech Data channel partners globally.

NEXIONA is a software manufacturer based in Barcelona (Spain) with an office in Oxford (UK). NEXIONA creates software tools for system integrators to connect, compose, control and integrate any type of hardware and software to build private IoT platforms (deployed on cloud or on premise).

The Technology developed by NEXIONA is called MIIMETIQ and is unique. Customers as diverse as Arqiva, Ricoh, IBM, Hipra, Delphi, E.G.O. or Vadebike enjoy its incredible flexibility, scalability and proven secure reliability. Providing system integrators with the ability to integrate with any type of device or business system over any network is a critical aspect of MIIMETIQ and, with one of the biggest hurdles of simply being to connect to the „thing“ required for the current project, MIIMETIQ“s bank of 120 supported communication protocols is a huge advantage for getting the project underway quickly.

„MIIMETIQ Technology gives us the opportunity to have global reach. Our technology was developed from the start to be used by others, particularly system integrators, to build visualizations, applications and IoT platforms. MIIMETIQ allows System Integrators to provide solutions for any size of project, starting from a simple Proof of Concept, built in minutes, right through to deploying large and complex enterprise-level solutions. We provide all the ingredients, the integrators are the chefs; everyone can create their own private recipe!“ says Jaume Rey, CEO of NEXIONA.

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Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s „World’s Most Admired Companies.“ To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

NEXIONA is a passionate company dedicated to the creation of IoT Solutions, offering a Software Composer to System Integrators and customized solutions to Manufacturers.

Manolo Lopez
Sant Joan de la Salle 42
08022 Barcelona
+34 934 618 737

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New in the range: Mitsubishi’s 10.4 inch AT Series power pack

Distec offers easy integration into challenging industrial applications

New in the range: Mitsubishi

Distec offers Mitsubishi’s 10.4 inch AT-series power pack for challenging industrial applications

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications, is pleased to present Mitsubishi“s 10.4 inch TFT display AT104XH11 with XGA resolution (1024×768), a real power pack for challenging industrial applications: the display offers a brightness of 1300cd/m² and a symmetrical viewing angle of v/h 160°/160°. It is designed for a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. „This means that harsh ambient conditions such as direct sunlight, heat or cold do not impair the function or the optical quality of the display,“ explained Matthias Keller, head of sales and marketing components at Distec. „Typical for Mitsubishi, the optical performance is outstanding, and expensive cooling or heating systems can be waived due to the extended specification.“ The AT104XH11, like all AT-family displays, is suitable for installation in aircrafts, vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery as well as other heavy-duty special machines because it easily withstands a vibration load of 6.8 G without being chunky.

Quick and easy integration into customer“s application

The Prisma-IIIE TFT controller board from Distec allows an easy and fast integration of the display into the customer application. The Prisma-IIIE is specified for a temperature range of -35 to +80°C and can be configured perfectly for the requirements of the respective application. Of course, it offers state-of-the-art EMC design. A kit solution also includes all necessary cables and the converter for the LED backlight. Distec“s SmartLED converters allow a dimming range from 0 to 100 percent.

Robust for harsh environmental conditions

For protection against dirt, condensation and other external influences, Distec optically bonds a protective glass to the AT104XH11 as a suitable supplement. A combination with PCAPs or resistive touch screens is also possible. Distec’s latest generation of PCAPs can easily be operated with thick gloves and even withstands salt water. The modern VacuBond Optical Bonding method further increases the vibration and shock resistance of the display and improves the sunlight readability.

Distec also offers all TFT modules as complete customer-specific system solutions for convenient plug-and-play use in production. In addition to the 10.4″ XGA display, the following robust Mitsubishi AT-series displays are available:
– AT070MJ01: 7″ TN, WVGA with 1000cd/m², 800:1, integrated converter
– AT070MJ11: 7″ TN, WVGA with 1500cd/m², 800:1
– AT104SN01: 10.4″ TN, SVGA with 700cd/m², 700:1, integrated converter
– AT104SN11: 10.4″ TN, SVGA with 1500cd/m2, 700:1
– AT104XH01: 10.4″ TN, XGA with 600cd/m², 700:1, integrated converter

In the second quarter of 2017, Mitsubishi is launching another 7-inch WVGA with 1300cd/m² and – thanks to IPS technology – a wide, symmetrical viewing angle of v/h 170°/170° with a contrast ratio of 1000:1. In the third quarter of 2017, an 8 inch WVGA IPS with 1000cd/m² and a contrast ratio of also 1000:1 will follow. Like all AT-series displays, both feature the extremely wide working temperature range of -40 to +85°C and the high vibration resistance of 6.8 G. The AT-family“s backlight lifetime is an impressive 100,000 hours. Distec has many Mitsubishi models constantly available from stock.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group (, the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage:

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0

ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg

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Datavard Opens Singapore Office

Introducing Ekrem Namazci as Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan

Datavard Opens Singapore Office

(left to right) Ekrem Namazci, Regional Managing Director, Datavard APJ and Gregor Stoeckler, CEO Da

Heidelberg (Germany), February 20th 2017 – Software and consulting company Datavard expands into Asia. Datavard takes the next step in its global strategy by opening the doors of its first office in Singapore. The goal is to further extend international presence, develop new markets and position Datavard as expert in analytics, data management and system operations in the SAP world.

Presence in Singapore grants Datavard access into the Asian market. This Asian branch is the 11th international office for the growing Datavard company. The Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region has been uncharted territory for the SAP partner, although the Asian IT market in general and the SAP market in particular have seen dynamic growth over the past years. „With local presence, we can better serve customers across the globe“, Gregor Stoeckler, Datavard CEO explains.

Ekrem Namazci has been appointed APJ Regional Managing Director. His responsibilities include Datavard go-to-market and development of a regional partner and customer network with the local sales and support team. Ekrem Namazci acted previously as the Managing Director APAC with the Canadian software provider Longview Solutions, where he successfully initiated and expanded the company“s Asian branch. Prior to that, he had worked as the Sales Director at Arcplan (now Longview) for strategic European customers and at SAP Germany for mid-sized companies and key accounts. He earned a global MBA from University of Singapore, Harvard Business School, Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and the Indian School of Business in business administration and IT.

„Singapore is the next logical step for Datavard as one of Europe“s fastest growing IT companies. This region is leading high-tech advancement with a young community open to innovation. I“m excited about establishing and expanding an exceptionally dynamic company in this remarkably dynamic region.“ Ekrem Namazci.

Datavard is an international provider of SAP solutions in the areas of analytics, data management and system operation. International businesses, including Fortune 500 companies like Allianz, BASF and Nestle as well as SMEs, choose Datavard as a reliable and innovative partner for optimizing business intelligence analytics, data management, system management and operations, test automation, system landscape optimization (SLO) and SAP HANA implementations.

The privately held company was founded in 1998 and is one of the fastest-growing technology companies. Datavard is based in Heidelberg, Germany with subsidiaries across EMEA, the USA and APJ. Further information can be found at or on social media at Twitter, LinkedIn and our Expert Blog.

Datavard AG
Petra Pirron
Römerstr. 9
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221-87331-0
+49 6221-87331-10

Donner & Doria Public Relations GmbH
Simone Schmickl
Gaisbergstr. 16
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6074 7283822
+49 6221-58787-39

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Acquisizione di MSC Software da parte di Hexagon AB

MSC Software Corporation ha annunciato oggi di aver raggiunto un accordo per l“acquisto dell“azienda da parte di Hexagon AB. L“acquisizione, soggetta ad approvazione e ad altra documentazione obbligatoria standard, e prevista per aprile 2017.

MSC continuerà a operare come un“unità aziendale indipendente all“interno del reparto Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) di Hexagon. Il reparto MI si occupa principalmente dei settori automobilistico, aerospaziale, dei macchinari, delle apparecchiature elettroniche di consumo e altri mercati di produzione discreta, ed e sempre più focalizzato sull“offerta di soluzioni end-to-end nell“ambito di questi flussi di lavoro. Le soluzioni orientate ai processi sono fondamentali per i produttori, e le soluzioni di MSC si concentrano sui principali processi di progettazione e ingegneria.

„La nostra missione si focalizzerà sempre sul rafforzare la nostra posizione di leadership negli strumenti di simulazione, con soluzioni che spaziano dai materiali ai sistemi,“ ha dichiarato Dominic Gallello, Presidente e CEO di MSC Software. „Continueremo a lavorare con l“obiettivo di offrire un elevato valore aggiunto ai nostri clienti. Pur mantenendo la stessa missione e la stessa roadmap, prevediamo che la collaborazione con Hexagon ci permetterà di ottimizzare la nostra capacità di offrire ulteriori soluzioni orientate ai processi, dalla progettazione alla fabbricazione.“

„MSC rappresenta un elemento rivoluzionario nella nostra missione di offrire una Manufacturing Intelligence operativa e ci avvicina ulteriormente alla realizzazione della nostra vision di Smart Connected Factory nei mercati di produzione discreta come i settori automobilistico e aerospaziale,“ ha affermato Ola Rollen, Presidente e CEO di Hexagon. „Ora possiamo sfruttare i dati generati dal nostro reparto MI per migliorare le scelte e i processi di progettazione a monte del flusso di lavoro. L“acquisizione aprirà inoltre nuovi mercati e punti di contatto per MSC tramite il nostro reparto Process, Power & Marine.“

MSC Software
MSC Software e una delle prime dieci software house e leader mondiale nel supporto all“industria manifatturiera per il miglioramento dei propri metodi ingegneristici attraverso servizi e software di simulazione. Come partner di fiducia, MSC Software aiuta le aziende nel migliorare la qualità, risparmiare tempo e ridurre i costi associati alla progettazione e al test dei prodotti. Istituzioni accademiche, ricercatori e studenti impiegano la tecnologia MSC per migliorare le proprie conoscenze ed estendere l“orizzonte della simulazione. MSC Software si avvale di 1.300 professionisti in 20 nazioni. MSC Software e di proprietà di Symphony Technology Group e Elliott Capital Management. Per ulteriori informazioni su prodotti e servizi di MSC Software si visiti il sito:

Hexagon AB
Hexagon e un protagonista mondiale nella fornitura di tecnologie informatiche che stimolano la produttività e la qualità delle applicazioni aziendali in ambito geospaziale e industriale. Le soluzioni di Hexagon integrano sensori, software, conoscenze di settore e flussi di lavoro dei clienti in ecosistemi informatici intelligenti che forniscono informazioni processabili e vengono utilizzate in un“ampia gamma di settori vitali. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) ha un organico di oltre 16.000 dipendenti in 46 nazioni e un fatturato netto di circa 3 miliardi di euro. Per maggiori informazioni visitare il sito e seguire @HexagonAB su Twitter.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. opera come consulente finanziario di MSC Software e Paul Hastings LLP come consulente legale.

MSC Software e una delle prime dieci software house e leader mondiale nel supporto all“industria manifatturiera per il miglioramento dei propri metodi ingegneristici attraverso servizi e software di simulazione. Come partner di fiducia, MSC Software aiuta le aziende nel migliorare la qualità, risparmiare tempo e ridurre i costi associati alla progettazione e al test dei prodotti. Istituzioni accademiche, ricercatori e studenti impiegano la tecnologia MSC per migliorare le proprie conoscenze ed estendere l“orizzonte della simulazione. MSC Software si avvale di 1.300 professionisti in 20 nazioni. MSC Software e di proprietà di Symphony Technology Group e Elliott Capital Management. Per ulteriori informazioni su prodotti e servizi di MSC Software si visiti il sito:

MSC.Software GmbH
Giulia Battistolo
Via Santa Teresa 12
10121 Torino
39 011 5151833

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Five reasons for Push-to-Talk over Cellular in hazardous areas

Five reasons for Push-to-Talk over Cellular in hazardous areas

Assamstadt, 17.02.2017: At a time when keywords such as ‚Internet of Things‘ (IoT) and ‚digital transformation‘ are being talked about frequently, many companies are unsure of the steps they need to take on this new road. This is especially the case amongst businesses that have hazardous areas and are under increasing pressure to improve operational efficiency without compromising safety.

One application that can provide a direct benefit is called Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC or PTToC). With the latest products, the explosion-proof 4G / LTE-capable Android smartphone Smart-Ex® 01, the world´s first Zone 1 / 21 and Division 1 certified tablet Tab-Ex® 01 and the intrinsically safe featurephone Ex-Handy 09, ecom enables a variety of well tested and partnered PoC applications for use in hazardous areas for the very first time. PTToC provides several key real-use benefits to companies and workers in hazardous work environments around the world.

1. Secure and fast communications at any time, in any place
Push-to-Talk applications support group calls, messages, individual calls and a lot more features. However, traditionally conducted over Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks, the instant walkie talkie-style communication is limited to a specific area. As wireless technologies such as LTE, WLAN, and WWAN become more and more available in hazardous areas, Push-to-Talk over Cellular is gaining momentum as a cost-effective and feature-rich alternative to existing Land Mobile Radio installations. This is particularly true within hazardous areas where instant one-to-one, one-to-many communication and their backend systems are essential for employee productivity, safety and operational efficiency.

By standard the Smart-Ex® 01 and Tab-Ex® 01 is equipped with the latest wireless communications technologies. It enables the usage of PTT over LTE and WiFi networks, which means expansive coverage in every area and situation, much lower network latency, excellent data transmission rates and the best speech quality. The ecom mobile devices can also be interconnected with existing radio infrastructure such as LMR, Tetra or DMR.

2. Reduced costs and increased productivity
With Push-to-Talk over Cellular mobile workers can now carry only one device, while earlier they had to carry two – their explosion-proof mobile device and i.e. a handheld radio. Communication via PTT over an existing radio infrastructure will still be possible. An All-in-One solution not only reduces businesses“ hardware costs but also increases the efficiency and productivity of workers in the field. The Tab-Ex® 01, leveraging Samsung´s know-how, and the Smart-Ex® 01 for example can support multiple mobile worker roles performing a range of applications, including Asset Surveys, Material Tracking, Operator Rounds, Inspection and Maintenance. Thus, providing a PTT capable mobile device for virtually any type of worker and work in potentially dangerous environments, and at a fraction of the cost when compared to LMR and certified handheld radios for use in hazardous areas.

Companies can now arm their workers with mobile devices that are not only built to withstand occupational hazards but also provide a dedicated side button for one-touch access to PTT services, such as the yellow PTT button and the red emergency button on the Tab-Ex® 01, Smart-Ex® 01 and Ex-Handy 09.

3. Providing more functionality to the user
PTT over Cellular extends communications beyond the single function of voice to include data, video and connectivity with backend systems. By giving each user the full complement of PTT accessories like intrinsically safe hearing protection headsets for a clear connection and a mobile device to capture information, the quality and accuracy of data can be significantly improved. Optional built-in rear and front cameras for the Smart-Ex® 01 and Tab-Ex® 01 allow equipment defects to be captured at the point of inspection or while maintenance work is executed. Analysts can interpret the data in real-time and they can then make immediate decisions on whether an asset or a process needs to be adjusted.

This has huge benefits for businesses as it means more information can be made immediately available, avoiding the need for a specialist to visit the site or offshore platform in person. PTT over Cellular simplifies, modernizes and accelerates communication and collaboration between mobile workers, experts at the control center and backend systems – giving companies a much greater insight into their operations and the way they carry out work.

4. Improving the overall safety of operations
The less time workers need to spend offshore on a rig or on a plant, the less they are exposed to hazardous areas, where dust, flammable vapors, mists and gases potentially exist. With PoC applications it is now possible to notify team leaders in real-time about plant changes and abnormalities, providing real-time information and support while working in remote locations.

Having a device that is capable of transmitting GPS data via PTT also provides a huge upgrade for workforce safety. It puts mobile workers“ mind at piece, because they know in case of an accident they can be located and retrieved the fastest way possible via Lone Worker Protection (LWP). This significantly reduces the workers exposure to risks, improving the overall safety of operations.

5. Enhanced security & Enterprise Mobility Management
PTT devices can be highly customized, making it possible to set up devices so that the employee only has access to the applications he needs for his work tasks and is legitimized to use. This ensures the integrity of the companies“ data environment and simplifies the user experience.

Furthermore, to ensure the current safety standards, it is advisable to work with the latest operating system. As mobile devices using the Android™ operating system are introduced to potentially dangerous work environments, professional Push-to-Talk solutions can now be employed in hazardous areas, using E2E encryption for secure data transfer and system access.

To help companies benefit from all the advanced features of ecom“s mobile devices and Push-to-Talk over Cellular the ecom App Library portrays powerful PTT apps to grant a full-featured All-In-One solution.

ecom ist heute international eine der ersten Adressen für ganzheitliche Lösungen rund um mobile Geräte zum Einsatz in explosionsgefährdeten Bereichen, sei es in der chemischen und petrochemischen Industrie, in der Pharmazie, in der Erdöl- und Erdgasförderung, im Bergbau sowie Energie und Umwelt.

Seit über 30 Jahren setzt ecom in diesem Bereich Maßstäbe und verfügt heute über ein umfassendes Know-how im Explosionsschutz für den täglichen industriellen Einsatz in explosionsgefährdeten Bereichen auf der ganzen Welt. Seit 2017 ist ecom Teil der Pepperl+Fuchs Group, ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im elektrischen Explosionsschutz und der Sensorik.

In den vier Kerndisziplinen Mobile Computing, Kommunikation, Mess- und Kalibriertechnik sowie Handlampen bietet ecom praxisbewährte Lösungen, die auf robuster, zuverlässiger und explosionsgeschützter mobiler Hardware, passenden state-of-the-art Produkten (Tablet, Smartphone, PDA etc.) und Peripheriegeräten, intelligenter Software und Applikationen sowie weltweitem Support mit Service-Zentren in Deutschland, den USA, Singapur und den Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, basieren.

ecom instruments
Christian Uhl
Industriestr. 2
97959 Assamstadt
+49 (0) 6294 4224 0

Schwartz Public Relations
Tobias Frühauf
Sendlinger Straße 42A
80331 München
+49 (0)89-211 871-31

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Qlik and Microsoft Dynamics: Easy Integration of Self-Service BI – Even for Complex ERP Structures

prisma informatik exhibits certified solutions at CeBIT: Hall 5, Booth E16 (Qlik Area, BI Forum at BARC stand).

Qlik and Microsoft Dynamics: Easy Integration of Self-Service BI - Even for Complex ERP Structures

Claudius Malue, Managing Director of prisma informatik GmbH (Source: prisma informatik GmbH)

At CeBIT 2017 (20 to 24 March 2017), prisma informatik GmbH will be showing how easily a company can boost its dormant information potential via Microsoft Dynamics. For this, the Nuremberg-based ERP and BI specialist has linked up Microsoft Dynamics NAV with QlikView® and Qlik Sense®, the leading solutions in the field of visual analysis of Qlik, with NAVdiscovery Toolbox. Other data sources can also be connected, such as Dynamics CRM. Users can easily analyse the data themselves, without having to request support from the IT department. The particular advantage of NAVdiscovery Toolbox is that the technical groundwork for the integration of Microsoft and Qlik solutions is reduced to a minimum. This allows analysis options to be used across the company and provides specific analyses for all business divisions, without any restrictive guidelines. Individual departments are thus able to use uniform data when identifying the information that is important for them. All applications can easily be evaluated and reports can be prepared and visualised in diverse ways. Based upon the individual issues, the systematic evaluation of business data can provide companies with a range of important insights. These could relate to cross-selling potentials, production workloads, warehousing and logistics issues or corporate opportunities and financial risks.

During evaluation, it is especially important to consider the CRM data that so often have a sustainable influence on the strategic direction of a company. Here, customer behaviour patterns, customer reactions and specific market conditions can be analysed and used as a basis for decision making. Further operational processes can be specifically controlled and optimised via analytical CRM.

At the stand, visitors can get information about the diverse range of possibilities of Self-Service BI, Data Discovery and Visual Analytics. As a certified partner for both Microsoft Dynamics NAV Qlik Solutions, prisma informatik provides the basis for simple evaluations via drag and drop, even in complex environments. „The integration of Qlik into the Microsoft environment means that implementation is easy via the NAV discovery Toolbox in cases where the NAV database is very individualised. The advantage of this is that scripts for the Qlik data model are created directly in the NAV environment. This way, all the extensions and adaptations can be taken into account“, states prisma informatik Managing Director Claudius Malue.

prisma informatik GmbH was founded in October 2006. The company is an expert in ERP-solutions for small and medium-sized companies based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, especially for wholesale, automotive and manufacturing. As a certified Microsoft Gold Partner, prisma informatik offers years of experience in order to perform your company processes in an integrated and efficient manner. Furthermore prisma informatik is a specialist in Business Intelligence focused on Qlik. As a Qlik Solution Provider prisma informatik have in-depth knowledge of the QlikView and Qlik Sense developer“s environment.
The customers of prisma informatik are national and international companies.

prisma informatik GmbH
Silke Schindler
Merianstraße 26
D- 90409 Nürnberg
+49 911 / 239 80 550

Walter Visuelle PR GmbH
Leonie Walter
Adelheidstr. 79
D – 65185 Wiesbaden
+49 611-3417241-0

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How to automatically cross-promote and schedule blog posts on social media

Smart social media automation for customized cross-posting and scheduling at the best times to post saves time and reaches maximum engagement.

How to automatically cross-promote and schedule blog posts on social media

Automatically share and schedule your blog posts to social media customized to each network

Social networks are leading sources for blog traffic. However, every social media follows its own rules, and it can be tricky and time-consuming to promote content across all social channels, address different target groups and hit the rush hour of each network. This may sound like a lot of work, but in reality, it only takes a few clicks!

Find the right mix between auto-posting and customizing

Customizing posts and manually sharing them on each and every social network is a complex and time-consuming task for bloggers and social media managers. Automation tools can help, but it“s not enough to simply distribute the same content across all networks. Today, successful social media communication lives through active, personal engagement. It“s the only way to gain likes and shares and turn them into leads.

Social media audiences are challenging and free with criticism. Robotic sounding posts will be noticed and, in the worst case scenario, might even induce potential customers to unfollow a business page. To avoid that outcome, automated posts should still have a personal touch. The WordPress plugin Blog2Social combines auto-posting, customization and scheduling functions and provides the user with multiple custom settings. As soon as a blog post is published on WordPress, the plugin can immediately share it on social media or schedule it for one-time or recurrent publication. Additionally, placing posts in a wider context or addressing other active influencers can make a commercial post appear more natural and highlight its practical value. Blog2Social automatically offers #hashtags, @handles and comments, customized to each networks“ needs, which can be varied or supplemented in a one-page overview. For Facebook the plugin even offers to select different display types of the social media posts, which either put a focus on the shared link or image.

Schedule at the best times, when your followers are there to read it

The lifetime of social media posts can differ strongly between the networks. If a post is only shared once it may be overlooked by many followers. Therefore, sharing a blog post several times could be the best way to increase its reach. This should be done with caution, though. While on Twitter three to four tweets per day might even be mandatory, a similar frequency on Facebook could easily scare off followers.
These peculiarities can be taken into account when using Blog2Social. The plugin provides pre-defined „best times“ for each network or, alternatively, offers to set individual times. This way, publications can be scheduled and customized for a unique audience and posted at the right times for maximum engagement.

Stay up to date with your editorial plan: Schedule ahead, once or recurrently or re-post your favorite Evergreens

New blog posts can lure a disproportionate number of readers and potential customers to a corporate blog if they are promoted properly. Depending on the network, merely publishing a recent blog post several times a week or a month can increase a website“s reach noticeably. However, why not re-post evergreens as well? Slightly editing old posts can permanently improve a blog“s visibility.

For this purpose Blog2Social provides a range of different scheduling options to reach as many followers as possible. Dates and times of the scheduling can be edited retrospectively or cancelled entirely with only one click. Moreover, it offers to pre-schedule posts up to one year in advance. That“s good news for every social media manager, as the plugin makes it easy to stay up to date with the editorial plan, manage campaigns effectively, re-post evergreen content and pre-schedule annual holiday greetings.

Blog2Social saves time for smart social media scheduling and cross-promotion

Authorizing social media accounts with Blog2Social is easy, even for technical amateurs. The plugin uses the OAuth protocol for network authentication and enables users to connect social media profiles, pages and groups with only a few clicks. Different network profiles can be individually and flexibly selected and changed at any time.
The plugin provides powerful features for bloggers, social media managers and social media agencies to manage their blog and social media marketing across multiple social channels:

– Cross-posting and cross-promoting on: Twitter, Facebook (profiles, pages), Google+ (profiles, pages and groups) LinkedIn (profiles, pages), Xing (profiles, pages, groups) Diigo, Delicious, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Medium and Torial
– Social media auto-poster: Immediately shares blog posts to social media as soon as they are published on WordPress
– Auto-formatting: Social media posts are automatically converted into an adapted format for each network with pre-filled excerpts of posts
– Custom sharing: Enables individual texts, comments, #hashtags and @handles for each post
– Custom posting format: choose from two different display types of the social media posts on Facebook, either focussing on the link or image
– One-step workflow: One page preview for all selected networks for editing posts in one single step
– Custom scheduling: One-time, recurrent or repeat posting of evergreens up to one year in advance as well as flexible editing and cancelling of already scheduled posts
– Best times scheduler: Pre-defined best times for each network for maximum reach
– Multiple profiles, pages and groups per network to connect and post to
– Multiple users on one or multiple WordPress blogs
– Reporting with links to social media posts

With Blog2Social as a Freemium plugin, it is free to cross-post or customize and cross-share blog posts on social media. The premium upgrade offers more powerful features for cross-posting and scheduling to multiple networks as well as licenses for multi blogs, multi users or agencies.

A free 30 day premium trial is available at:

The Blog2Social Plugin can be downloaded from

An extensive how-to guide can be found on the plugin“s website:

The WordPress social media plugin Blog2Social supports blogger with their social media management. Blog2Social posts to profiles, business pages, community pages and groups of their configured social networks. Optionally, posted messages can be customized for each network requirements with individual comments, hashtags, tags or @handles – all in one easy step and with one click only for more visibility and a personal and engaging touch.

Blog2Social is free to use for auto-sharing and customizing blog posts to social media. More elaborate features for sharing and scheduling can be accessed with the Blog2Social Premium upgrade anytime. Currently you can test all the premium features of Blog2Social 30 days for free and without obligation:

The ADENION GmbH develops since 2000 online services for content marketing, online pr and social media and helps companies and agencies in their companies communication. Numerous well-known companies and agencies like Generali Versicherungen, Linda AG, Edelman or Havas Worldwide use for the efficient implementation of their communication tasks the useful services Blog2Social and CM-Gateway for the distribution of blog articles, social media news, images and documents of PR-Gateway for the distribution of press releases.

ADENION GmbH / Blog2Social
Melanie Tamblé
Merkatorstr. 2
41515 Grevenbroich
+49 2181 7569-277
+49 2181 7569-199

ADENION GmbH / Blog2Social
Stefan Müller
Merkatorstr. 2
41515 Grevenbroich
+49 2181 7569-277
+49 2181 7569-199

Computer Information Telecommunications

Legally Compliant and Revision-Secure Document Archiving

Legally-compliant and revision-secure archiving of files and information with the electronic document archive.

Legally Compliant and Revision-Secure Document Archiving

ecoDMS is one of the great success projects of the renowned applord group.

Aachen, January 2017. The archiving system with the lowest price worldwide comes from Aachen. The ecoDMS software is considered to be the standard for long-term, revision-secure document archiving.

ecoDMS is one of the great success projects of the renowned applord group. Based on long-term experience in document archiving and workflow, software developer applord GmbH developed ecoDMS Server, thus creating the basis for a unique archiving solution. ecoDMS has since been employed successfully by thousands of companies and private customers. This sensational success led to the founding of the homonymous company ecoDMS GmbH in 2014. Together with applord and appecon, ecoDMS today forms the unique service partnership of applord Holding Europe GmbH.

With ecoDMS, private users and companies of any size and industry can inexpensively, securely and easily benefit from the advantages of modern document archiving. The document management system archives all files and information in a central electronic document archive. The software fulfils the technical requirements of revision-secure archiving, thus securing the long-term availability and confidentiality of any amount of data.

ecoDMS Archive is a software that is easily affordable and easy to use for everyone. A fair licence price, without compulsory additional costs at full functionality, is one of the essential characteristics. ecoDMS is the first archiving system for the broad masses. The low purchasing price of 60 Euro per licence for the entire document archive including full-text recognition and all Office, email and mobile plugins is paid only once and is non-recurring. Easy operation and cross-platform application under Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, MacOS, Raspbian, Synology, QNAP, Android and iOS turn ecoDMS into a well-rounded software.

Paper documents, emails, contracts, PDFs, drawings, Office documents, tables, images, music, videos, letters, any files and information can be stored with this cross-platform archiving system in a legally compliant and revision-secure way.

With just a few mouse-clicks the documents are archived, automatically full-text-indexed and categorised, if required. Intelligent document recognition automatically determines document affiliation and stores the file in the correct place and for the specified users.

The document archive is easy to access within seconds via desktop client, smart phone, tablet or web interface. Retrieving the archived data is as easy as googling.

ecoDMS also takes care of the confidentiality of documents when archiving. For each folder and each document, users or administrators can assign individual access permissions. To maintain revision-security, ecoDMS also has a history function. The history function automatically logs the processing and archiving steps in a file.

ecoDMS can be used by any number of users simultaneously and offers unlimited space for documents. Paper documents are simply scanned in with a document scanner. ecoDMS has plugins for popular Office applications, such as Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and OpenOffice. These can be installed in a few steps and allow direct archiving from these applications. The Office files can then be processed further and saved as a new version with the integrated version management. There are also specific addons that enable email archiving from Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.

The virtual PDF/A printer is also particularly useful. It allows easy archiving of documents from printable applications, such as image processing software, graphics applications and accounting software, in PDF/A format. All it requires is a simple click on the print function of the respective programme.

In the ecoDMS online shop at, customers can purchase licences and support at fair prices. The software is immediately dispatched via e-mail. Any product, pricing and sales information is freely accessible at There are also free training videos available. Moreover, ecoDMS can be tested for a period of 30 days for free and without obligations. The Free4Three Edition is a free version for private users.

ecoDMS GmbH, together with applord GmbH and appecon GmbH, form the unique service partnership of applord Holding Europe GmbH. From the development of custom software solutions to providing standardised software applications and handling large IT projects, the renowned business group from Aachen combines a broad scope of services and solutions.

The foundations for ecoDMS were laid in 2004 with the planning and implementation of a software programme for digital incoming email processing of a major customer. Based on the many years of experience in the field of document archiving and workflow, applord GmbH successfully implemented this project and developed the ecoDMS Server. This ecoDMS Server today forms the foundation of the ecoDMS archiving software.

The overwhelming popularity and a constantly growing customer base initiated the founding of ecoDMS GmbH. As of October 1, 2014, all distribution rights of the ecoDMS software package of applord GmbH have been transferred to ecoDMS GmbH.

The Aachen software company has been offering archiving software for private users, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. Powerful and practice-oriented functions, state-of-the-art technologies, platform-independent components, user-friendly interface and fair pricing are already inspiring thousands of customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries. More than half of those are business customers of various sizes and from varying sectors of industry.

ecoDMS GmbH is renowned for its high degree of quality and service. Young, modern, and full of fervour, the company opens up new avenues in document archiving. A strong, motivated team is offering perfect all-round service. Sales, development and support: All under one roof.

ecoDMS GmbH
Andrea Warmuth
Salierallee 18a
52066 Aachen
0049 241 47572 01

Computer Information Telecommunications

From Ideas to Business Success – Innovation Management with Mydea

Microsoft Gold Partner, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, announced a new Microsoft SharePoint-based app for the optimization of innovation management.

From Ideas to Business Success - Innovation Management with Mydea

Innovation Management with Mydea

Use the creative potential and new ideas from employees and design the future of the company: The Microsoft SharePoint-based innovation management app, Mydea, is built on Microsoft Azure and involves the employees – from generating and developing ideas to putting them into practice. Every contribution becomes valuable with crowd funding, gamification and social media mechanisms. This raises the motivation of the employees and adds to a sustainable innovation culture.

Microsoft Gold partner, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, announced a new Microsoft SharePoint-based app, Mydea, for the optimization of innovation management. Built on Microsoft Azure, Mydea helps companies increase their innovation power by using the creative potential of their workforce. With Mydea, every idea counts. Employees, partners and customers evaluate and select the ideas by assessing suggestions, conceiving realization projects in chosen teams and, in the end, funding the projects by crowd funding in a virtual currency. Management inputs only from a strategic point of view on ideas and projects.

The process is transparent from generating to realizing ideas and thus increases the employees‘ involvement. Further incentives come from crowd funding and gamification. While the opportunity to co-design the future of the company encourages the entrepreneurial spirit of the individuals, the gaming mechanisms motivate people through rankings, levels, badges and gathering experience. „Collaboratively developing ideas should create sustainable innovation projects out of sudden inspirations from individual employees and the aggregated knowledge of the company,“ said Oliver Albers, vice president, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul at Lufthansa Industry Solutions.

The collaboration platform, based on SharePoint, presents the process operations in a simple and transparent fashion. Companies may expand the simple default architecture individually with additional SharePoint components. The solution is available via the Office Store. Individual adjustments are made by Lufthansa Industry Solutions for their clients.

„SharePoint empowers our customers to discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device,“ Rob Howard, director of Office 365 Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp. „We“re pleased to see Lufthansa Industry Solutions support our customers with the Mydea application for innovation.“
In the end, LHIND supports you in searching an innovation strategy as well as in defining an appropriate innovation process in order to be able to establish a sustainable innovation culture in the company.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This subsidiary of Lufthansa supports its customers in the digital transformation of their companies. The customer base includes not only companies within Lufthansa Group, but also more than 200 companies in a variety of industries. The Norderstedt-based company employs more than 1,200 people at several branches in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Heiko Packwitz
Schützenwall 1
22844 Norderstedt
+49 40 5070 6716

Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Ute Miszewski
Schützenwall 1
22844 Norderstedt
+49 40 5070 65715