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2024 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning: imc can once again claim 'Strategic Challenger' position

The Fosway 9-Grid™ 2024 for Digital Learning evaluates providers of digital learning content. imc has once again been able to maintain its strong position as a Strategic Challenger and thus continues to demonstrate stability and innovative strength in a highly competitive field.

Saarbruecken, March 2024

The Fosway Group, Europe's No. 1 HR analyst, has published its latest analysis of the digital learning market. imc's digital learning solutions have once again secured the ‘Strategic Challenger’ position. This confirms the strong position of the Saarbrücken-based company in the Fosway 9-Grid™.

 

According to Fosway, Strategic Challengers offer solutions that cover a broader range of services than most of the other vendors surveyed. Strategic Challengers are also solid and reliable partners in the field of digital learning solutions.

 

“The modern workforce expects more from their learning experience in 2024 – including a personalised experience that empowers the learner and positively impacts performance,” said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “imc deliver on this through multi-modal, tailored learning solutions refined by many years of experience in the space.”

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Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO imc Learning

Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO of imc, sees the renewed good positioning as a positive signal:

 

"As a full-service provider, we strive for the best possible quality in all areas in order to guarantee comprehensive customer support at the highest level.

 

We are therefore delighted to have been named twice by the analysts of the Fosway Group as a Strategic Challenger, both for our learning platform and for our customised learning solutions.

 

In March, imc's Learning Management System was also recognised as a Strategic Challenger by the Fosway Group.”

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About the Fosway 9-Grid™

Fosway Group is Europe's #1 HR Industry Analyst. The Fosway 9-Grid™ provides a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA. The analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway's Corporate Research Network of over 250 organisations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone.

Visit the Fosway website for more information on Fosway Group's research and services.

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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

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Christian Wachter, Co-CEO imc

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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.

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Learn X Awards 2023
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imc AG wins three awards at the LearnX Awards in Australia

The Australian training institute LearnX has honoured imc AG and its Australian customers three times at the "LearnX Awards". imc received the "Diamond Award" in two categories and the "Gold Award" in another category

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Saarbruecken/Melbourne, November 2023

The Australian training institute LearnX has honoured imc AG and its Australian customers three times at the "LearnX Awards". imc received the "Diamond Award" in two categories and the "Gold Award" in another category.

 

Each year, the global LearnX Awards recognise outstanding projects and solutions from around the world that deliver best practice learning methods and business benefits. This is the sixth consecutive year that imc has been recognised at the LearnX Awards.

 

The Diamond Award in the category "Best Learning Model - Rapidly Shifted Online Learning" was won by imc for its work with the Department of Communities and Justice in New South Wales on the Values Charter project.

 

imc also won a Diamond Award in the Best Learning Model - Online Learning category for its Grant Management project with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing in Victoria.

 

Gold was awarded for the project "Understanding Restraint and Seclusion" with the Victorian Department of Education in the category "Best eLearning Design - Video".

Further information

The LearnX Live Awards is an international award program that presents awards in several areas of talent management to companies, educational institutions as well as public institutions. Each year, the program recognizes outstanding projects and solutions that serve as best practices and create business value. The award program has been around since 2008. If you would like to learn more about the LearnX Awards, feel free to check it out here.

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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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Brandon Hall Silver Award

Excellent onboarding: Brandon Hall Group presents Silver Award to imc Learning and ALTANA

The Brandon Hall Group, the leading provider of Excellence in Human Capital Management, has announced the winners of the "Awards for Excellence" in the category "Talent Acquisition Awards 2023". imc won with its global onboarding programme for the ALTANA Group.

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Saarbruecken, August 2023

A uniform onboarding programme for all: this was the goal with which ALTANA approached imc. The ALTANA Group develops and produces high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products in four divisions. Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, ALTANA has 48 production sites, 63 service and research laboratories worldwide and employs around 7,000 people.

 

In order to communicate the overarching goals and values of the ALTANA Group to employees from all divisions, imc has developed a uniform company-wide onboarding programme for ALTANA. In addition, there is a specific onboarding for managers.

The survey results collected by ALTANA show that the project was highly successful: On a scale of 1 to 5, the global onboarding was rated with an above-average 4.3 points, the leadership training with a very good 4.0 points.

 

For the Brandon Hall Group's international panel of industry experts, a demonstrable business impact is of central importance. Other assessment criteria include:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

Further information

Brandon Hall Group is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and nearly 30 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through research and tools each and every day. More about the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards.

 

 

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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. hc 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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imc on Training Industry's Watchlist of Top Custom Content Companies

Training Industry ranks 2023 Top Custom Content Development Companies: imc on Watchlist

Training Industry today announced the publication of its 2023 Top Custom Content Development Companies List. The purpose of the annual ranking is to help buy-side organisations find the right training partners. imc is on the 'Watch List' – and the only provider ranking both for its LMS and custom content offerings.

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25 May 2023

Training Industry is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. The US analyst firm publishes an annual ranking of the Top Custom Content Development Companies. This year, imc made it onto the Watch List.

 

Training Industry continually monitors the training marketplace for the top providers of custom content. Each year, it compiles a list based on a thorough analysis to help organisations find the most suitable training partners. The assessment criteria for the list include the capabilities and services of leading content development providers. These are companies offering a diverse range of learning content and a variety of content development services.

The selection for inclusion in this year's Top Custom Content Development Companies List (and Watch List) was based on the following criteria:

  • Breadth and quality of content developed, and services offered
  • Industry visibility, innovation, and impact in the learning services training market
  • Client representation
  • Business performance and growth

 

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Sven R. Becker, Board Member imc

Speaking about imc's recognition, Sven R. Becker, Board Member and head of imc's Custom Content, says: "We are thrilled to have made it into the Top Custom Content Companies Watch List. It proves that our company objective - to make sure training does not feel like training - has paid off.

 

The announcement is a great motivation for us to achieve even more in future. I'd like to thank everyone at imc and our customers for their trust in undertaking exciting learning journeys with us."

Further information

Training Industry's full 2023 Custom Content Development Companies Watch List is available to view here: Full list.

 

If you would like to know more about imc's custom content offering, please click here: Custom content.

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imc at ATD in San Diego

ATD International Exhibition & Conference: imc Learning to present Europe's leading enterprise learning platform

San Diego, May 2023

Top US businesses are turning to imc Learning's complete solutions for corporate training and enterprise L&D management. Developed in Germany and now available to the American market, the company's imc Learning Suite offers large corporations a highly flexible learning management system (LMS) with extended enterprise capabilities.

 

As an award-winning platform provider, imc Learning brings more than 25 years of expertise in helping clients to deliver high-end corporate L&D programs. Its products and services have enabled some of the world's best-known brands to turn their L&D strategies into vehicles for achieving business success. Alongside its learning platform, the company also provides premium custom learning content and a wealth of expert knowledge from L&D strategy consulting. Recently, it launched a new release of its enterprise-grade AI-powered authoring tool, imc Express.

imc Learning Suite is the industry's most flexible and configurable learning platform, designed to cater for the complex training needs of global brands. As a highly feature-rich and integrated solution, the platform bills itself as "The #1 LMS for Enterprise" and aims to be the sweet spot between an LMS and LXP. It allows for the targeted provision of digital and blended learning experiences by combining extensive LMS capabilities with engaging LXP user experiences.

 

imc is trusted by household names in Europe, including Lufthansa, Audi, and the Mercedes-Benz Group. The company's entry into the US market represents an exciting addition to this year's conference and exhibition. Interested L&D professionals are encouraged to visit the company to find out more about the imc Learning Suite at ATD23, Booth 536 in the San Diego Convention Center.

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc

Christian Wachter, CEO of imc says:

"At imc, we're extremely excited to be expanding our market presence in the USA and look forward to showcasing Europe's leading LMS to America's biggest companies. To that end, we are absolutely thrilled to be joining the ATD community in San Diego, which we believe will serve us as a valuable gateway to build key relationships with US-based companies.

We are proud to have many of these companies as our esteemed customers in Europe, and we look forward to fostering mutually beneficial partnerships in the US market as well."

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With more than 25 years experience, 12 international locations and 400 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.

 

Founded by IT-pioneer Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, imc today supports over 1.300 commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 10 million learners around the world in planning and implementing professional and bespoke trainings solutions.

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imc AG continues its expansion in the USA

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

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

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.”

 

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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