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imc AG Becomes a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of IDS Scheer Holding

imc AG Becomes a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of IDS Scheer Holding

Saarbrücken, December 14, 2023

Prof. Scheer takes another step towards future-proofing the group of companies

On December 13, 2023, Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer acquired the 40% of shares in imc AG held by third parties via IDS Scheer Holding. This means that IDS Scheer Holding is now the sole shareholder in the European market leader for digital learning.

 

Prof. Scheer, as the sole shareholder of IDS Scheer Holding, commented: "My decision to buy the externally held shares in imc AG is a further step in the future orientation of the entire organizational structure, which focuses on customer orientation, growth opportunities and the use of synergies between the companies."

 

Scheer Holding has a total of 1200 employees and includes the wholly owned subsidiaries Scheer GmbH as a consulting company in the SAP environment, Scheer PAS as a software company for the digital transformation platform and now imc AG as well as minority interests in start-up companies.

About IDS Scheer Holding

IDS Scheer Holding is the umbrella organization over the companies of the Scheer Group. The established companies Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH support the start-ups in the network. For the internationally and digitally positioned IDS Scheer network, research and innovation are an elementary part of its DNA.

 

Inspired by the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of founder Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the IDS Scheer Network has been an established link between experts and researchers for over 40 years. Over 1,200 employees are committed to implementing global customer and research projects.

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Sven R. Becker is appointed Co-CEO alongside Christian Wachter

imc AG will in future be led by two Co-CEOs: Sven R. Becker is appointed Co-CEO alongside Christian Wachter

Saarbrücken, November 2023

The management board of imc AG in Saarbrücken, Germany, has been reorganised: Sven R. Becker is promoted to Co-CEO. Christian Wachter also joins the management of IDS Scheer Holding and Scheer GmbH

Christian Wachter

Christian Wachter, Co-CEO imc

Sven R. Becker

Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO imc

Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, sole shareholder of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH, is reorganising the group management of IDS Scheer Holding. Christian Wachter has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Finance and Controlling of IDS Scheer Holding and Scheer GmbH, and will also remain CEO of the subsidiary imc AG.

 

Sven R. Becker, who has been a member of the Management Board of imc AG since 2019, will support him in the future as Co-CEO. "I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead in all areas. The reorganisation of IDS Scheer Holding will bring the Scheer network closer together. I am delighted that my long-standing colleague on the Management Board, Sven Becker, will now also be leading the company in the role of Co-CEO," said Wachter.

 

In his role as CFO of Scheer GmbH, he will work in a team with Meike Scheer, daughter of the company's founder, who as Managing Director for Human Resources and Resource Management, together with Dr Wolfram Jost as Managing Director for Process Management and Innovation, will assume the functions of spokesperson for the management of Scheer GmbH as a dual management team. Dr Wolfram Jost will also remain Chief Technology Officer of imc AG.

About Scheer Holding

IDS Scheer Holding is the umbrella over the companies of the Scheer Group. The established companies Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH support the start-ups in the network. For the internationally and digitally positioned IDS Scheer network, research and innovation are an elementary part of its DNA.

 

Inspired by the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of founder Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the IDS Scheer Network has been an established link between experts and researchers for over 40 years. Over 1,200 employees are committed to implementing global customer and research projects.

Nina Wamsbach, Communications Manager, imc AG
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Prof. Scheer reorganizes Group Management of IDS Scheer Holding

Prof. Scheer Reorganizes the Group Management of IDS Scheer Holding

Saarbrücken, November 20, 2023

Mario Baldi, Spokesman of the Management Board of Scheer GmbH and Managing Director of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH, and Dr. Olaf Homburg, Managing Director of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH and Managing Director of Scheer GmbH for Finance and Controlling, have left the companies.

 

Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer thanks them as sole shareholder of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH for their many years of work.

  • Christian Wachter has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Finance and Controlling of IDS Scheer Holding and Scheer GmbH, who will also remain CEO of the subsidiary imc AG.
  • Oliver Hafner takes over the SAP consulting business of Scheer GmbH as the new Managing Director. He has many years of outstanding experience as a Scheer manager in various functions in the SAP business.
  • Michael Bergmann will continue to be responsible for Scheer GmbH's international business as Managing Director.
  • Meike Scheer, daughter of the company's founder, as Managing Director for Human Resources, together with Dr. Wolfram Jost, as Managing Director for Process Management, will assume the function of Spokesperson for the Management Board of Scheer GmbH. Dr. Wolfram Jost remains a member of the imc AG Management Board

Professor Scheer emphasizes the future orientation of the new organizational structure, which supports an even stronger customer focus, growth opportunities and the use of synergies between the companies.

About Scheer Holding

IDS Scheer Holding is the umbrella over the companies of the Scheer Group. The established companies Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH support the start-ups in the network. For the internationally and digitally positioned IDS Scheer network, research and innovation are an elementary part of its DNA.

 

Inspired by the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of founder Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the IDS Scheer Network has been an established link between experts and researchers for over 40 years. Over 1,200 employees are committed to implementing global customer and research projects.

 

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer receives Rudolf Diesel Medal

Honored for "Most Successful Innovative Achievement" as a Pioneer of Modern Architectures for Information Systems

Saarbruecken/Augsburg, July 14th, 2023

On July 13, 2023, the Rudolf Diesel Medal, the oldest and most prestigious innovation award, was presented to Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer in Augsburg in the category "most successful innovation achievement". He was honored as a visionary and entrepreneurial implementer of modern architectures for information systems.

The Rudolf Diesel Medal has been awarded since 1953 in memory of the innovator Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine. The Rudolf Diesel Medal honors individuals for special achievements in the field of invention and innovation culture.

 

Famous recipients include Wernher von Braun as a rocket pioneer, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach as pioneers of automotive engineering, Conrad Zuse as the inventor of the computer, the founders of SAP AG, and several Nobel Prize winners.

 

The justification for the award of the medal states, among other things: "The ARIS concept, developed by August-Wilhelm Scheer around 1990, is a framework for optimizing business processes. The software product ARIS Toolset for modeling and optimizing business processes, developed by his company IDS Scheer AG, became one of the few internationally successful software products made in Germany. The ARIS concept simultaneously provided a theoretical foundation for the success of the process-oriented enterprise software that has shaped corporate information processing over the past 30 years."

Diesel Medal Prof Scheer 13.07.2023

l.t.r: Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wurzer; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer; Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Dr. h.c Dieter Spath

As a pioneer of modern architectures for information systems, Prof. Scheer founded other successful companies under the umbrella of Scheer Holding after the sale of IDS Scheer AG, such as the process consulting company Scheer GmbH, imc AG as a leading software company for learning technologies and the software company Scheer PAS GmbH for a software architecture of the "Composable Enterprise". All companies are internationally oriented. As a driver for innovation through application-oriented research, Scheer founded the non-profit "August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for Digital Products and Processes".

 

"The Rudolf Diesel Medal is a very special honor for me. It is a recognition of the path I have taken as a scientist and entrepreneur. My drive has always been to successfully turn ideas from my research into products and services. This still drives me today."

 

Prof. Scheer's latest book, "Composable Enterprise", outlines the architecture for the digitized enterprise of the future.

About Scheer Holding

Scheer Holding supports and manages the merger of innovative and technology-oriented companies in one network. Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH as established companies are the driving forces for the start-ups in this network.

 

August-Wilhelm Scheer, professor for business informatics, inventor of the ARIS concept and successful entrepreneur since the foundation of IDS Scheer AG, established Scheer Holding GmbH as a network of high-growth IT companies. Process expertise, high quality, innovative strength and focus on customer benefits characterize products and services. The close exchange with science and research additionally increases the innovative power of the individual companies and opens up new markets. As the sole shareholder of Scheer Holding, Scheer holds significant stakes in the network companies. Investments in start-up companies are made while at the same time emphasizing the entrepreneurial power of the start-up management.

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Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer receives honorary doctorate from Widener University in Philadelphia, USA

Honored as a visionary in modern business process management

Saarbruecken/Philadelphia, May 11th, 2023

Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer received an honorary doctorate from Widener University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10th, 2023. This is his third honorary doctorate. He is being recognized as a thought leader in modern business process management and an innovation driver for flexible and resilient business models. The award was presented as part of this year’s graduation ceremony for Widener's graduates. In addition, Prof. Scheer was asked to hold the commencement speech for the young academics.

The ARIS architecture and method developed by Prof. Scheer have been used for many years in the Business School of Widener University and are also the subject of many lectures. The ARIS architecture plays a particularly important role in the master's program "Business Process Innovation".

 

Prof. Scheer was very pleased about the prestigious award: "I have been in close contact with Widener University for many years, which focuses on business process management in research and academics and emphasizes international networking. I perceive it as a great honor to now be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by Widener University."

 

In his speech, he emphasized the importance of teamwork, the different roles of team members and how these roles may change with the experiences of professional life. He ended his remarks by advising the graduates to always recognize their abilities and use them until the end of their lives. Offering them the credo of his life as they are about to launch their careers, he closed with "Never get retired!"

 

The university now known as Widener University was founded in Delaware in 1821. In 1862, it moved to Pennsylvania. Since 1972, it has been known as Widener University. Widener consists of four campuses with the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Widener's graduate programs include business, education, engineering, nursing, social work, physical therapy, and clinical psychology. In addition to its award-winning research, the university places a special emphasis on application-oriented education.

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About Scheer Holding

Scheer Holding supports and manages the merger of innovative and technology-oriented companies in one network. Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH as established companies are the driving forces for the start-ups in this network.

 

August-Wilhelm Scheer, professor for business informatics, inventor of the ARIS concept and successful entrepreneur since the foundation of IDS Scheer AG, established Scheer Holding GmbH as a network of high-growth IT companies. Process expertise, high quality, innovative strength and focus on customer benefits characterize products and services. The close exchange with science and research additionally increases the innovative power of the individual companies and opens up new markets. As the sole shareholder of Scheer Holding, Scheer holds significant stakes in the network companies. Investments in start-up companies are made while at the same time emphasizing the entrepreneurial power of the start-up management.

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Driving better enterprise training outcomes with smart learning analytics and AI-powered content creation

imc Learning is showcasing the latest advancements in high-tech Learning & Development (L&D) solutions at Learning Technologies in London.

As a pioneer of L&D innovation, the company aims to maximise the success of corporate training strategies with the integration of next-generation analytics into its top-tier learning platform. A new release of its GPT3-enabled authoring tool promises to make global e-learning creation easier than ever before.

London, April 2023

imc Learning, a full-service provider of enterprise learning solutions, is thrilled to present its latest technological innovations at Learning Technologies, Europe's preeminent workplace learning event.

 

The adoption of new technologies can take time to reach the level of maturity required by the world's leading companies. When a long-established vendor such as imc brings new platform developments to a top event like Learning Technologies, it sends a clear signal to the industry of future technological trends. imc is trusted by global brands, including Vodafone, PwC and the Mercedes-Benz Group, as well as high-profile UK institutions such as ACCA, RIBA, and the University of Bristol. The company's latest product enhancements represent an exciting highlight of this year's conference and exhibition.

 

imc Learning Suite, the state-of-the-art digital learning platform, now incorporates advanced features for smart analytics to provide L&D professionals with actionable insights. The platform bills itself as "the sweet spot between an LMS and LXP", offering the best of both to deliver user-friendly digital and blended learning through a perfect combination of powerful LMS capabilities and engaging LXP user experiences.

 

Faster and better decision-making on learning programmes leads to wider business benefits from investments in corporate training and development. The platform's new analytics capabilities not only track and improve learner progress, but also allow companies to maximise their workforce's potential, analyse skills gaps, and ensure the perfect alignment of people and projects.

 

The L&D industry is experiencing a surge in AI technology, and imc is leading the way with a high-quality enterprise offering. A new version of the rapid authoring tool imc Express integrates GPT3, empowering everyone across a learning organisation to create user-generated e-learning content. The tool comes with automatic course layouts based on proven learning methodologies, which guarantee optimal and engaging learning experiences while maximising productivity for L&D departments. Superior automated multilingual capabilities make imc Express an ideal choice for global companies looking to avoid costly and time-consuming translation processes.

Christian Wachter, CEO

Christian Wachter, CEO imc Learning

"We are thrilled to be showcasing our latest learning technologies and AI-enabled content authoring solution at Learning Technologies in London. At imc Learning, we're committed to constantly innovating and improving our learning management systems to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses.

 

We are also excited to have introduced GPT3 technology to imc Express, which will make distributed content creation faster and more effective for many of our customers."

 

 

Christian Wachter, CEO imc

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Germany’s imc AG expands North America business with new location on U.S. East Coast

imc continues its expansion in the USA

Saarbruecken, February 2023

At the start of this year, imc announced the opening of an additional international location -- on the east coast of the USA. The new location continues the Saarbruecken, Germany-based e-learning provider’s growth trend of the past few years and further expands its global presence. It will enable imc to provide its existing customers in North America with a more personal experience. It will also allow the company to base support people for new customers directly in the American market.

For Christian Wachter, Chair of the Executive Board of imc AG, the new location is a logical next step. “We already have a lot of customers and partners in the USA,” he said. “We know our product portfolio is a good fit for the American market, so we felt it was important to establish another location to take our activities there to the next level.”

 

Wachter also likes his company’s chances of sourcing suitably qualified staff locally: “We won’t have to start from scratch, because we’ve already managed to find high-calibre candidates for a number of positions locally. The US labour market offers a lot of talent for us. I am looking forward to having a strong, growing local team, and hence to the new energy and fresh ideas that team is certain to bring to our entire organisation.”

Christian Wachter, CEO imc; Tim Treman, Business Development Manager imc

Tim Treman, imc’s business development manager in North America, visited the company’s headquarters in Saarbruecken for the launch and will soon start work in the new office, which is located near New York. imc’s current plans are to concentrate its activities in the USA on sales, consulting, and customer success.

 

Impressively, the company aims to be ready to mount a showcase at the ATD (Association for Talent Development) Conference in San Diego in May. The conference is one of the leading events in the L&D (learning and development) sector, and is expected to attract more than 13,000 attendees from over 80 countries.

Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the founder and president of the supervisory board of the Scheer Group, of which imc is part, supports imc’s growth initiative in the USA. “For the Scheer organisation, 2023 is all about growth on the North American continent,” he said. “imc AG will now join Scheer GmbH in establishing an important new branch office on the U.S. East Coast.

 

The USA is a highly attractive market for imc AG because it is both a major crossroads for global companies and the world’s biggest market for e-learning products. I have no doubt that imc AG, being a leading e-learning specialist, will do extremely well there.”

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imc from Saarbruecken Receives Strong Rating as 'Strategic Challenger' in Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

The 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning evaluates providers of digital learning content. imc was able to improve its rating in digital learning for the fourth time in a row. This means that imc has accelerated its trajectory as a Strategic Challenger.

Saarbruecken, March 31, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, has published its latest analysis of the Digital Learning market. The content solutions from imc were able to secure an even better place than last year. The Saarbruecken-based company thus continues to expand its positioning in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for the fourth year in a row.

 

For the second time, imc's learning content is ranked in the Strategic Challenger category. According to Fosway Group, Strategic Challengers offer solutions that cover a broader range of services than most other providers included in the 9-Grid™. Strategic challengers are also solid and reliable partners in the digital learning field.

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Falk Hegewald, Director Content, imc

Falk Hegewald, Director Content at imc, is extremely pleased about the immense improvement:

 

"The significant jump in the ranking reflects our impressive development over the last few years and strengthens us in our mission: to inspire and engage our customers and together create innovative learning experiences for people worldwide. This applies to our customized projects with customers such as Jägermeister, Vodafone or Porsche as well as to new learning worlds from our own product portfolio such as "Cyber Crime Time".

“As a Strategic Challenger in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™️ for Digital Learning, imc has developed a track record for learning design, learning solutions and services that help organisations transform their learning approach,” said David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group.  “The Meister Academy is a great example of how imc bridges creativity, brand and global blended learning.”

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

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Fosway's full report, including all survey figures and information, can be found here.

More information about Foway Group can be viewed here.

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2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc retains Core Leader position

Independent HR analyst, Fosway Group, has presented its latest study on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite maintains its position as a Core Leader for the fourth consecutive year.

Saarbruecken, February 17, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s leading HR analyst, today published its latest study on learning systems. Once again, imc's Learning Management System is positioned as a Core Leader. The analysis reflects the steady growth and further development of the imc Learning Suite (ILS).

Core leaders are characterized by a very good track record in terms of business win rate, delivery to the customer and customer advocacy, according to Fosway Group.

 

David Wilson, Fosway Group CEO, commented, “imc continues to consolidate its position as a Core Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems through product innovations including the development of a new authoring tool and headless LMS functionality. As its capability continues to grow so does its momentum in the market.”

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is pleased with the top ranking:

"Being recognized as a Core Leader for Learning Systems in the Fosway 9-Grid™ with our LMS is of course another incentive. The strategic enhancements in the areas of Learner Experience, User Generated Content and Learning Analytics will certainly help to improve the product's potential and continue on the path to becoming a Strategic Leader."

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

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Fosway's full report, including all survey figures and information, can be found here.

More information about Foway Group can be viewed here.

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imc from Saarbruecken receives eLearning Award twice

Saarbruecken, 03. January, 2022

The eLearning Journal has honored imc and its customers twice with the eLearning Award. This year, for the twelfth time, innovative and creative eLearning projects were honored at the national award program.

In the category "Micro Learning" the project "Tax & Legal Quality & Risk Management" was awarded, which imc implemented together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The new e-learning replaces a mandatory training course at PwC that was previously conducted in person.

 

In six different exciting cases, the learners experience a real scenario of the daily work at PwC Tax & Legal, acquire new knowledge and apply it directly. They are part of a diverse PwC Quality & Risk Management team and support it in various missions. The modular structure of the e-learning makes it easy to adapt individual cases.

 

Storytelling, scenario-based learning, gamification and micro learning were chosen as didactic tools to make the e-learning as exciting as possible and at the same time enable a real reference to the working world. To underline the gamification and storytelling character, a comic-style design was developed.

Another award in the category "Validation" was won by imc together with its customer pfm medical for the "validated Learning Management System". As a company in the medical technology sector, pfm medical is subject to a strict obligation to provide proof of all work and training processes. By introducing the validated system, pfm medical can now record the prescribed complete documentation of all training courses directly in the Learning Management System (LMS) and does away with the paper records that were previously customary.

 

By validating the LMS, processes relevant to the validation of learning activities have been digitized and automated, saving time and resources and increasing security and reliability. Using a validated LMS today saves pfm medical about one working day of effort per week.

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For the twelfth time, the eLearning Journal 2022 jury presented the eLearning AWARD. With over 300 project submissions, the interest in the eLearning AWARD was unbroken. In the end, state-of-the-art projects prevailed in 75 categories.

 

For more information on pfm medical and the validated system, click here.

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