Fraunhofer Usergroup

Early Birds

»The early bird catches the network cable« - The Usergroup »Cloud Computing for Logistics« helps you be an »Early Bird« and take the path to the cloud as early as possible.

The user group provides companies with the chance to take a step into the cloud and ask questions without the pressure of having to know everything already and have the chance to discover the cloud for themselves. They can get advice for each concrete step they take and they can rely on the technical know-how of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML. The user group focuses on helping its members discover the benefits and overcome their concerns about cloud computing as well as supporting them with the practical implementation of their own cloud projects. The user group provides its members with all of the information they need to discuss the topic in depth and define their own point of view.

The early birds get access to the latest research results and analyses that have been put together over the past 900 person months of scientific research and development. When needed, you can turn to your dedicated contact person for answers to all of your questions about cloud computing and also rely on them for support when implementing your own cloud computing ideas. Moreover, the semi-annual user group meetings and moderated discussion forums provide for the necessary »technology transfer«. Participating companies will distinguish themselves as innovative and forward thinking by being members of Germany’s largest cloud computing project in the field of logistics and they can also have their logistics software certified by Fraunhofer IML. The user group also makes it easier for participants to network with other companies and exploit synergies, such as customer acquisition.

Companies that take the jump into the cloud now benefit from cutting edge know-how and an image boost that will leave their competitors in the dust. Come and help us write logistics history that is »made in Germany«.

Our research results provide answers on the integration of peripheral devices, usability, cloud readiness, cost models, user management, operational concepts, business models, process modelling, business processes, interoperability, communication standards, and business objects.