Innovation

Digital Airline Fuel Management Systems — Market & Product Assessment

Airlines that decide to establish a digital fueling process and a fuel management system are, inevitably, confronted with the mother of all questions: “Which system shall we use?” And since digital fuel management, first and foremost, is a digitalization project, technology, software, and the right system vendor certainly play a vital role. Defining Fuel Management…

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15 Most Essential Social Media KPIs You Must Track!

Social media key performance indicators (KPIs) should reflect an essential part of your social media strategy. They rationalize the success of your social media activities. Moreover, social media KPIs help to monitor whether you are reaching your defined goals or not. Unfortunately, many companies —still— track the wrong social media KPIs. Very often they solely…

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10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020!

Podcasts are constantly becoming an essential source of insights, knowledge, inspiration — and also thoughts about innovation. Moreover, the number of people listening to podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts is steadily increasing. In the United States alone, approximately 100 million people listen to podcasts. And that number is expected to grow to…

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Why Your Employee Motivation Strategy Doesn’t Work & How To Solve It!

Employee motivation and a proper employee motivation strategy is probably a company’s biggest asset. A highly motivated team that’s ready to rock’n’roll can outperform competitors that seem unbeatable on a fact sheet. Money, market position, or brand — that are all crucial factors indeed. But nothing comes close to motivation.  And I know, I’m not…

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Attention Is The Key To Corporate Communication!

I recently stumbled upon an article that talks about the key to corporate communication. Although from 2017 and not that lengthy, the text, that was published on DigitalSignageToday.com, attracted many people on social networks. And I have to say that the headline caught my attention. Not because I was curious but because I thought this…

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How To Improve Employee Engagement — A 5 Steps Approach

With COVID-19 impacting many businesses and particularly their processes and organization, many companies face new challenges. First and foremost, many companies have to adapt to lockdowns, remote working, and new working models. Accordingly, the question “how to improve employee engagement” during the pandemic and post-COVID times drives many managers. Apparently, employee engagement is probably an…

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Strategy Employee Communication

Strategy Talk: The ROI Of Employee Communication.

This blog post is a summary of an interview I gave about Employee Communication Strategy. What’s contained? Thoughts on the growing relevance of employee communication and how it has to change. Additionally, I touch the aspect of the business case behind employee communication. Interviewer: Many blog posts, podcasts, and videos you published recently cover the…

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What Is Employee Communication — A Reframed Definition!

Employee communication rapidly jumped back on the agenda of many companies in March 2020. Lockdowns, remote work, and a super-dynamic situation —caused by COVID-19— forced companies to dig deeper into the topic. And even the search phrase “what is employee communication” climbed rapidly in Google Statistics. Many Answers To The Question “What Is Employee Communication”…

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12 Secret Tips For Effective Employee Communication

With Corona impacting businesses all over the world, effective employee communication has become a huge competitive differentiator. Lockdowns, remote work, and the super-dynamic situation force enterprises to elaborate on new ways of effective communication channels. 

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Why Master Data Management Is Important

7 Reasons Why Master Data Management Is So Important!

Today we are writing history. Once and for all, we will answer the question of why Master Data Management is that important. And let me be frank. Master Data Management is a topic with a bad reputation. Boring, unsexy, not needed are just a few things people tell me when we discuss Master Data Management.…

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Corporate Communication

7 Strategies That Radically Rethink Corporate Communication

I genuinely believe that it is time to rethink (internal) corporate communication radically. I know you may say, “wait, wait, wait — we’re doing quite good with our current strategies. No need to change anything.” But let me tell you: The world has changed during the last years. And I’m not talking about the recent…

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Enterprise Content Management

Content Management — What Companies Must Learn From Social Media

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about social media in a business context? I guess it’s sales and marketing, right? Indeed, the number of people who mention Enterprise Content Management is super low. Probably the amount of people is equal to the polar bear population in the Antarctic. Actually,…

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Business Intelligence Software

Business Intelligence Software — 4 Essential Smartwatch Rules!

Smartwatches are one of the most important trends of the next years. Moreover, smartwatches are continuously becoming an essential part of many people’s life. As mobiles did 15 years ago, we are currently witnessing the advent of smartwatches. That’s it why it totally makes sense to think about bringing business intelligence software to the smartwatch.…

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KPI Dashboards

KPI Dashboard — 3 Surprising Use Cases You’ve Never Thought About!

Let’s agree on the facts first: The primary use case of a KPI dashboard is about visualizing information and KPIs. Totally agree on that. However, I genuinely believe that a KPI dashboard can drive, establish, and realize additional use cases. Use cases that go beyond visualizing KPIs on a dashboard. This conviction is based on…

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Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management — Why Attention Beats Content?

I genuinely believe that we have to change the way we discuss enterprise content management. We have to move from purely content-based to a “getting-the-attention” discussion. Let me explain that step-by-step. When talking to colleagues from companies —regardless of their business department, role, and position— everyone agrees on the fact that the technological world is…

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KPI Best Practices

5 Essential Best Practices To Elevate Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Boosting your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with new ideas and best practices seems never like the wrong idea. However, the current pandemic causes many companies to re-think their KPI usage.  Some companies are forced to establish new KPIs. Others have to completely re-think their KPI strategy. Whether you are in that situation or just want…

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Airline Cloud Computing

5 Reasons Why Airlines Have To Focus On Cloud-Computing Immediately!

Cloud computing will be a dominating topic for airlines in the upcoming months. Why’s that? Because Corona showed that times of on-premise solutions are finally over. I’d even say that airlines that focused on the cloud earlier navigated through the Coronacrisis much swifter — at least from an IT perspective. Of course, cloud computing is…

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The next big innovation at airlines

The Next Disrupting Innovation: How Airlines Can Use Voice Assistants.

Identifying the next big disruptive innovation —for airlines or business in general— isn’t that easy. However, this blog post is a huge topic that has been on my mind for many months now. It goes back to the acquisition of my first Alexa device somewhere around late 2018. Since then, a lot happened. Almost every…

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Announcing aFeed

We’re going to launch a brand new solution called aFeed. As many of you already know, we’re really thrilled about airline operations content and KPIs. But on top of that, we’re genuinely convinced that it’s time to re-define the way we consume information and the content itself. We’ve been putting out lots of content that’s…

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Airline Technology Trend

21 Must-Knows About The Most Important Airline Technology Trend

Feed-based content apps are one of the hottest airline technology developments that currently going on. Since the publication of the idea to transform KPI solutions from static dashboards to dynamic content feeds, we’ve received a lot of questions on comments.  Undoubtedly, feed-based approaches open the door to a new dimension of airline KPIs and operations…

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Airline KPI Ideas

5 Ideas To Boost Airline Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Boosting your airline’s KPIs with new ideas seems never like a wrong idea. However, the current pandemic causes many airlines to re-think their key performance indicators’ (KPI) usage.  Some are forced to establish new KPIs or deploy new concepts that cope with the current de-centralized working situation. Whether you are in that situation or just…

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Content-At-Scale — What Airlines Can Learn From Social Media.

In my discussions about social media with airlines, most of the colleagues solely think about marketing and customer. This isn’t wrong. Especially since today’s social media channels provide limitless possibilities for these areas. However, I think airlines have to go one step further. Instead using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as marketing or customer communication tool…

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Airline KPI Trends

10 Essential Airline KPI Trends You Have To Watch

From time to time, I love to publish my thoughts and predictions about the trends in the world of airline KPI. Although I’m not right with each forecasted trend, my hit rate seems to be quite good.   The last time I wrote down my thoughts about airline KPI trends was by the end of 2019…

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Airline Operations

Why You Need To Track 10,000 Airline Operations KPIs In Real-Time

Airline operations KPIs have been around for quite a while. Actually, I guess there’s no airline in the world that doesn’t track and monitor their on-time performance, regularity, or seat load factor. Especially during the last years, airlines have started to set up additional airline operations KPIs, allowing them to track processes more in detail…

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Smart Airline KPIs — Dipping A Toe Into Innovative Water

Let’s start with a blast: Smart airline KPIs will revolutionize the world of airline KPIs. But no worries, I won’t leave you with this bold statement. On the contrary, with this blog, I want to dip a toe into this innovative idea. What Are You Going To Learn With This Blog Post? There are four…

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Airline Operations – Your Key To Success

Exceptional situations as the one we are facing right now with Corona have a very interesting characteristic: They expose problems and accelerate innovations. We currently see this a lot in airline operations. I’ve talked to many people from airlines all over the globe in the last weeks and months. I did that because I wanted…

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Battle For Attention. What Airline Operations Department Must Do Now!

I genuinely believe that we have to change the way we discuss airline operation information and KPIs. We have to move from purely content-based to a “getting-the-attention” discussion. Let me explain that step-by-step. When talking to colleagues from airlines —regardless of their business department, role, and position— everyone agrees on the fact that the technological…

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Airline KPI App

Airline KPI Apps — Why There’s No Way Around

Having an app to access operations key performance indicators (KPI) is one of the most important things for airlines nowadays. I’m actually not getting tired to spread that word. And to tell airlines why it is so super-important. Unfortunately, many airlines still rely on old-school solutions when it comes to KPIs. Instead of a KPI…

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Push Notifications — Elevating Your Mobile KPI App To A New Level!

We all can agree that mobile KPI apps are no longer a nice-to-have for airlines. On the contrary, mobile KPI apps have become an essential pillar for many airlines regarding operations monitoring. However, there’s one thing that is exciting to me even more at the moment — although it is tightly linked to mobile KPI…

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7 Key Benefits of Master Data Management (Not Only) For Airlines

Let me nail it down right at the beginning: Whatever benefits there might be, master data management (or MDM) does not exactly have the image of being super sexy. Neither for airline’s nor for any other company’s executives. It’s just one of many administrative acts which has to be done. Because that’s the process. But…

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3 Use Cases Linked To Airline Real-Time Dashboards You’ve Never Thought About

The primary use case of an airline operations real-time dashboard is about visualizing information an KPIs. No doubt about it. However, a dashboard infrastructure —at least when talking about our product setup— collects a vast amount of data from different sources (flight data, passenger data, airport data, etc.). Based on that three use cases can…

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3 Technological KPI Trends You Shouldn’t Miss In 2020

With one of our recent blog posts, we presented the KPI Trends that will gain importance in 2020. The article addresses aspects like dynamic dashboards or benchmarking KPIs. Today we want to focus on upcoming technological trends that —from our point of view— will play an important role in 2020. Probably not surprising, each of…

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airline operations trends

Airline Operations KPI Trends that will gain increasing importance in 2020

The idea of airline operations KPIs more and more attracts airlines. Many of them have started to track KPIs regularly or even in real-time. However, a considerable proportion of airlines concentrate on “traditional” KPIs, for example, punctuality, stability, etc. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with that. Conversely, we encourage and empower airlines to…

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What airline operations executives can gain from thinking like Apple?

Airline operations and Apple seem not to have very much in common — at first sight. Especially, when it comes to key performance indicator (KPI). However, I think that airline executives can gain a lot from thinking like Apple. Let’s check out why: With the iPhone Apple has hugely disrupted the mobile market. Moreover, with…

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3 Reasons why mobile-first has to be your KPI strategy

In some of my last blog posts, I already shared thoughts about the importance of airline KPIs. Especially the real-time relevance of KPIs. However, so far, I left out the topic about how to provide KPIs to your audience. How’s the status quo at many airlines? When discussing this aspect with colleagues from airlines, I’m…

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Visualizing Data — 5 Key Trends

On 17th September 2019, we had the great pleasure to present at this year’s ASQS user conference. We were invited to share thoughts about key trends when it comes to data visualization — particularly in the area of safety management but also on a general level. The presentation below comprises our thoughts and points out…

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Airlines Sustainability

Why It’s Time For Airlines To Monitor Sustainability KPIs In Real-Time?

There are certainly many articles about sustainability and airlines. For quite a while the global and necessary debate about climate change, sustainability, and CO2 reduction is a dominating topic. Although COVID-19 has pushed the topic into the background in 2020 you don’t have to be Nostradamus to know that its relevance will again increase. Regardless…

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Awall Lufthansa Hub Control

KPI Dashboards In A Nutshell — 4 Crucial Mistakes You Have To Avoid!

Personally, I love reading blog posts about mistakes. Mistakes in the context of KPI dashboards but also in any other topic I’m interested in. Why’s that? Certainly not, because I derive pleasure from other people’s trouble. It is because I genuinely believe that those articles are the most open, frank, and true stories. On top…

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Why data is useless — and 4 steps how to solve it.

Good decisions are based on knowledge rather than numbers. Plato, one of the great Greek philosophers made this statement almost 2,500 years ago. Actually, this is a great and wise statement. And probably a quote that perfectly describes why I think that data – in its rawest form – is useless. Decisions are the essence…

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airplane plane Flugzeug

How To Create Big Data In Airline Operations — A Case Study

Airlines are constantly aiming for defining and executing practical big data use cases. And sometimes you get dizzy by all these fancy ideas airlines come up with. Believe it, I am no stranger to that. However, personally I’m always aiming for feasible and executable solutions. Big data, in my opinion, has definitely survived the buzzword…

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Implementing Master Data Management Systems — 5 Lessons I Learned!

I think I’m not exaggerating when saying that Master Data Management Systems (MDS) have a boring image. No fancy user interface, no AI, no nothing. Not sexy at all. And I’m not exaggerating when stating that many Master Data Management Systems projects last much longer than expected, don’t achieve set goals, or fail completely. Master…

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