Presentation of the 3rd DiALOG Award "Excellence with EIM"

Der DiALOG-Award: Ein Preis für nachhaltige Unternehmensprozesse

Die mit dem DiALOG-Award 2016 ausgezeichneten Preisträger

(Dresden) The third DiALOG Award was presented during the DiALOG Expert Forum in Dresden, today. Five winning organisations were invited to the ceremony. As the winner, the city council of Würzburg was awarded with the seal "Excellence with EIM" for their project "From the local authority to the service provider".

The DiALOG Award is the prize for future-orientated structures and user concepts in administrative business processes. Winning criteria included the presence of structured cross-curricular approaches and methods or functions for the long term measurable success of organisational processes in agile, changing business processes. The panel were looking for Intelligent solutions or proven concepts that contribute to a sustainable improvement of administrative business processes. The focus here is not IT solutions, but the quality and sustainability of the processes in everyday practical use.

Both national and international applications, of the highest quality, had been lodged with the ten-member jury. After careful deliberation, the city council of Würzburg emerged as the winner of the award for their project "From the local authority to the service provider". Congratulations go to them, as well as the other finalists, Deutsche Bahn AG & RWTH Aachen, Henkel AG & Co.KGaA, Schott AG, as well as the St. Elisabeth Gruppe - Catholic Hospitals Rhein-Ruhr for their engagement and submission of excellent applications.

Peter J. Schmerler, Managing Director of VOI e.V. (voice of information society) and patron of the event, Steffen Schaar, Member of the Executive Board at The Quality Group GmbH and the initiator of the DiALOG Awards, as well as Eva Bischoff, Managing Director of the DiALOG Award Premium Partners, BCT Germany GmbH and member of the jury, presented the winners and finalists with their awards.

"This year, the pool of applications was very large and, as a jury, they made our work pretty tough. But, in the end, the winning projects showed their merit as being particularly outstanding examples of "Excellence with EIM", commented Steffen Schaar during the ceremony. "The ever-increasing resonance around the award confirms the trend of EIM continually improving motivation for employees and organizations during their continuous improvement processes, not only 'through IT', but 'with the IT', sustainably meeting the challenges of changing business processes."

Next year, the fourth DiALOG Award will, once again, be presented as part of the DiALOG Expert Forum for Enterprise Information Management, when the event will be held from 10th - 12th May 2017, in the wonderful harbour city of Hamburg. This year's winners and finalists will be there to share their experiences and present their winning projects during workshops. "This way, the 'Sustainability Award' will also remain sustainable!", confirmed Steffen Schaar.

Further information and application forms can be found at www.dialog-award.de.