We can look back on a successful, technologically demanding and innovation-driven year in 2022. An overview of what we have developed over the last few months and what is currently being completed is now is currently being completed, is now available in our annual summary.
What do the Frankfurt Rowing Society, the Saarbrücken Mountain Bike Club and the Neuköllner Sportfreunde have in common? They all use our cloud platform KORTPRESS to digitize of membership cards. Whether large companies or smaller associations: KORTPRESS has been able to win numerous new customers in recent months, while at the same time we were able to expand the cloud platform new functions. In the coming year, we will continue to offer numerous new features to further accelerate the digitization of paper and plastic cards. further accelerate the digitization of paper and plastic cards. This year, with KORTPRESS, we are at the OMR Festival and are looking forward to your visit.
Figure 1: KORTPRESS digital cards
Our loyalty program software for customer retention, which is seamlessly linked to KORTPRESS, is further expanded. Thus, with stamp cards, loyalty cards and personal push notifications, it is possible to a build strong customer loyalty or enable an effective marketing effort to keep their company in the memory of the customers.
A new business model is being developed in the "Tailwind" research project. The project is intended to important contribution to making it easy for citizens to citizens to participate in the energy transition and to profit from even small investments in renewable renewable energy plants. Operators of renewable energy plants are financially supported by citizens or companies. supported by citizens or companies. Participants are rewarded with a return and the expansion of renewable energies is accelerated. energies is accelerated. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate is subsidized. At the beginning of 2023 investors and companies can sign up on a waiting list to participate in the project. Interest aroused? Full details are available here.
Figure 2: Website www.rueckenwind.info informs about the Tailwind platform, the tokenization of wind turbines as well as the implementing project partners
Also funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection is the health platform "easy-well". The project platform is to be created, which will provide scientifically tested content in the area of mental health. Mental health and stress management will play an important role in our private and professional lives. More information is available here.
Figure 3: easy-well: the innovation program for mental strength; the landing page www.easy-well.info goes more about the problem, goals and solution
Already in September 2021 we were invited by the Ministry of State Baden-Württemberg to the Villa Reitzenstein in September 2021. Our concept of a citizens' portal for the Baden-Württemberg-French border region with the "FRED" was convincing and was implemented last year. Together with our French colleagues from the Région Grand Est and the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg an online platform is being created for citizens near the Baden-Württemberg-French border region. In the future, the website will provide information on events and leisure activities, business and politics and politics as well as the life of the region's can be obtained. The numerous categories will be continuously updated and presented to interested parties in an presented in an appealing way.
Figure 4: The German-French citizen portal "FRED" is currently being developed and will made available to the public at www.fred.info at the end of March.
A few weeks ago, we were guests at the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment (in short: bauma) in Munich. With 495,000 visitors from more than 200 countries, bauma 2022 was a successful event of superlatives. superlative. Incredible 3,200 exhibitors were involved, making for a diverse show of newcomers and market leaders. For us it was a very special experience: we were able to meet four of our customers. Some of the contacts we met actually for the first time ever in person. After getting to know each other, we were able to present the years completely remotely remotely developed by us over the past two years. Particularly exciting were the machine interactions with the smartphone or tablet.
Figure 5: bauma in Munich
We were also able to further expand our service portfolio in the cloud environment last year. expand. Our experts offer comprehensive consulting services for infrastructure, setup, scaling and architecture. scaling and architecture. We operate our own products in a climate-neutral manner in a data center certified in accordance with ISO 27001. certified data center with locations in Germany in Kubernetes clusters.
And for our customers, we also offer to host their projects in their own Kubernetes cluster. In doing so, we rely on a high degree of automation. Regardless of whether it's a single- or multi-node cluster, hosting at an external cloud provider or on bare metal: the infrastructure is managed with the help of Ansible and/or Terraform pulled up from our SoureCodeManagement. Through our approach of Infrastructure as Code and the use of templates, we achieve a high degree of reusability and traceability. In addition, we use an automated dependency management system to ensure that our components are always at components - and this applies to both our products and our deployments. deployments.
We were honored by IONOS as finalists in the category "IONOS Agency Partner of the Year 2022" with the IONOS Partner Awards.
We would like to thank our customers for their goal-oriented and conscientious cooperation. The received trust, interest and the constant exchange among each other shows how new, great projects are developed or further developed can be developed further. We are already looking forward to continuing this collaborative work this year!