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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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
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.
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
Gold in Asia for best Learning Management System
The imc team in Asia was awarded Gold for the category of the best Learning Management System at the HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards. The award recognised the local presence and expertise of imc Asia
02. December 2021
imc wins gold in Asia for the second time in a row! On November 19, the HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards took place, where the winners in 16 categories were announced online at the HR Tech Festival Asia, which featured HR technology solution providers and industry partners. The judges especially recognised solutions and providers that support the HR community in Asia to navigate this new era of HR and the workplace.
imc Asia proudly accepted the Gold award for the Best Learning Management System at the annual event.
Ivana Lee, imc’s Managing Director Asia, said:
“We are delighted to receive this award. Especially in Asia, it is so important to be known for high-quality solutions.
With our German technology and the ability to translate our knowledge to the needs of the Asian market, I am very proud of our team, strategic partners, and the work we have done to serve our customers.
We will continue to strengthen our presence here.”
The HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards are presented each year to bring together the entire ecosystem of service providers to this complex industry for one day every year and offers recognition for the best of the best of industry partners and solution providers: consultants, recruiters, technology providers, relocation experts, trainers and coaches, and more.
Want to know more about our award-winning LMS? Then check here for further information about imc Learning Suite.
Leading German business magazine honors imc as best e-learning provider for the second time in a row
Following an independent customer survey, the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche has published a ranking of digital education providers. Once again in first place among the best e-learning providers: imc.
Saarbruecken, October 28, 2021
With the ranking "Best Digital Education Providers", the German magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" is once again dedicated to the digital education market in Germany. In the category "e-learning providers", imc once again achieved 1st place.
Christian Wachter, spokesman for imc's board, is delighted with the award and explains: "Our high level of customer orientation and continuous investment in product innovations are the success factors for this renewed award. To take first place two years in a row is of course a great motivation to continue claiming the top spot for ourselves in the future.
In addition, this first place is also an important signal to all research partners with whom we collaborate on nationwide research projects, that we are the right partner and are driving these initiatives with proven expertise."
For the ranking, market research institute ServiceValue gathered more than 12,000 user reviews from 132 providers and selected the best providers. The rating was determined by an independent satisfaction survey of customers. There were at least 35 ratings for each of the providers listed.
Working with imc Learning Suite Becomes More Flexible and Intuitive
With Release 14, imc Introduces the Latest Version of its Learning Management System
Version 14 is out of the box! imc AG presents the latest version of its Learning Management System (LMS) to international customers and prospects in May 2019. With the new release of the imc Learning Suite, it is now even easier to create and manage individual learning paths. Additionally, the Learning Suite sports a new, modern design and improved user experience. In particular, the options for flexible adaptations and configuration options have been improved and expanded.
Making education and training as simple as possible: this is the mission that drives imc. "We want to offer a learning experience that truly meets the requirements and needs of learners. That is why it was particularly important for us to create a user-centric system that better reflects highly complex processes and can be used intuitively at the same time," says board member Sven R. Becker, who is responsible for Sales, Marketing & Communication and Content at imc.
Dr. Wolfram Jost, imc’s board member for Product Development, confirms that this release once again sets the focus on increased value for the customer: "Before we develop anything new, we always have to make a step towards the customer and ask ourselves: Does this innovation benefit the customer? As part of imc's 360-degree strategy, which integrates all teaching and learning processes into the imc Learning Suite, we focus even more strongly on the user.”
With more than 20 years experience, 12 international locations and 300 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,200+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 5 million users around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions.