Qmarkets has launched a partnership with Swiss-based strategy and innovation consultancy hpo to strengthen strategic innovation activities in medium and large enterprises in the DACH region. This partnership will combine the extensive functionality of the Qmarkets platform with the expertise and services of hpo to sustainably increase the competitiveness of companies through innovation.
With enterprise customers spread across every continent, Qmarkets works with a variety of local consulting partners to offer specialized guidance and support across a variety of use-cases.
To support growing commercial activities in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, Qmarkets and hpo have worked together on an ad-hoc basis for over a year and are pleased to announce the formalization of a partnership and the development of a joint partner offering.
hpo was founded 25 years ago with the goal of enabling companies to become high-performance organizations through a holistic approach to enterprise design. hpo has helped companies such as Allianz, UBS, Stadler Rail, ABB and many other business leaders from various industries to sustainably increase their competitiveness with the involvement of key stakeholder groups.
“This strategic partnership will enhance our already rich offering for organizations in the DACH region and beyond”, says Michael Stilger, SVP of Global Solutions. “I see great synergies between us not only due to our complementary offering, but also in terms of client base, where we already have many customers in common.”
hpo’s holistic business design encompasses strategy, business processes, culture, business model, and innovation to help companies position themselves optimally in the market and perform at their best as an effective organization. The elements are aligned using an integrative and sound methodology which follow a clear logic. The approach is a perfect fit with the process configuration capabilities of the Qmarkets Ideation Platform.
Tobias Pforr, responsible for the innovation business at hpo, says: “the partnership with Qmarkets helps our customers to operationalize their innovation strategy and lead it to success through a systematic approach. Together, we look forward to fostering collaborative efforts inside and outside of companies and building strong innovation portfolios as a basis for our customers’ future growth.”
hpo is a Swiss strategy and innovation consulting company for enterprise design with over 25 years of experience in the development of strategies, the design of organizations, and implementation of innovation ecosystems. The track record spans several industries as well as company sizes throughout Europe. hpo makes companies more successful and innovative and enables them to position themselves strategically and innovatively on the market in the long term. hpo ensures that the organization is perfectly positioned to achieve its goals. The focus lies on the integrative design of strategy, business processes, business models, innovation, and culture. hpo is trusted advisor to its customers and offers hands-on support for leaders along their innovation journey in developing sound strategies, systems, processes, as well as a winning culture.
As an established leader in the idea and innovation management landscape, Qmarkets has developed a reputation over the last 10 years for delivering the most comprehensive crowdsourcing software solutions in the world. Recognized by leading analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, and Info-tech, Qmarkets offers unmatched technical and design flexibility to their extensive list of leading global clients, including Nestle, Ford, Lufthansa, Ab InBev, Philip Morris International, UniCredit, and many more.
Qmarkets’ software offering extends beyond innovation management to include products focusing on process improvement, continuous improvement, and operational excellence; open innovation with customers and business partners; technology scouting for enterprise M&A opportunities; and digital employee engagement.