Imagine your company knew everything it knows
Uncover hidden knowledge and accelerate collaboration
Global organizations are often complex and highly dispersed over many sites, countries, and sectors. Finding the right experts and capabilities to start or run projects can become a cumbersome exercise. Especially in innovation projects – which are usually complex, disruptive, fast-moving and involve combining several technologies – collaboration and easy access to knowledge is key.
According to a 2018 Workplace Knowledge and Productivity Report* within American companies across a variety of industries, a staggering 60% of employees report that it is difficult, very difficult, or nearly impossible to obtain information from colleagues needed to do their job. The reasons range from inefficient closed-loop processes, to internal silos and strategy efforts that don’t go deep enough. The outcome is always the same: missed opportunity. What if we could change this picture?
At the Innovation Center, we have created a digital platform to globally map the entire technology and knowledge landscape– across sites, sectors, and countries. This makes the information created by every knowledge node across the organization instantly available to, for example, R&D managers, experts, technology scouts and strategists, no matter how complex the company. Already implemented within Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, this has enabled us to unchain and accelerate knowledge-sharing and collaboration within our organization-wide R&D departments.
Turning an internal success case into a commercial product – and making it available to companies like yours
After the successful implementation at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we now teamed up with Empolis, a software company awarded by Gartner for its Knowledge Graph Technology, to make this solution also available to other organizations. Being marketed as "Empolis Knowledge Express" it offers a broad variety of benefits. Here are just a few:
- Capture your company’s full range of knowledge and capability assets, and make them accessible at the click of a mouse to authorized users across sites, business units, and geographical borders
- Accelerate company-wide knowledge-sharing, collaboration and efficiency
- Get rid of information silos
- Offer full information transparency
- Enable data-based strategy and digital scouting of internal capabilities, technologies and experts
Are you ready to uncover the hidden knowledge of your company? Start the conversation with Empolis now.