Creating value through and in digital

Roland Berger N3XT
Creating value through and in digital

How digital can help you win back strategic freedom

"In the next phase of digitalization, companies must bring their digital vision closer to the core and combine it with an IT organization capable of realizing it."
Portrait of Stefan Schaible
Senior Partner, Global Managing Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe

Are we really still talking about digital? Companies have been working on digital for years now, making tweaks to their systems and adding new programs on top of their existing IT core. Yet, the resulting complexity limits their ability to create truly digital products and services and to build the perfect customer journey across all touchpoints. What companies need is to regain their strategic freedom to move on to the next level of digital transformation.

At Roland Berger N3XT, our mission is to support you along that journey, transforming your core business processes, driving digitalization in your organization and molding IT and digital into a single powerful innovation engine. We act as your sparring partner for inspiration and your digital architect for growth.

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We join digital vision and IT in one offer

Roland Berger N3XT brings together expertise from various disciplines to combine digital vision and IT in one offer. We review, challenge and where necessary redirect your innovation and customer focus so that you can get true value from your initiatives. We bring fresh and creative ideas to help you achieve sustainable and radical change and create real impact for your existing and future business models.

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In an ideal world, enterprises should be able to decide freely on their digital strategy and then build their organizational setup, IT capabilities, processes and solution landscapes around it. But years of a "digital-versus-IT" mentality has left little room to maneuver. The good news is that by taking the right steps, companies can draw deep advantage from a more considered, grounded and balanced approach – an approach that combines IT and digital, straddling current business needs, innovation and user-centricity. Almost as side effect, digital and IT can then begin to create true value within the organization.

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