Scope, Riege Software's core product, determines the data management of many companies today. But these are mainly located in Europe, less so in North or Latin America, or in East Asia. That should change, the management team of the Dusseldorf-based company decided. The new concept was explained in more detail at a meeting on the sidelines of the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.
The working landscape is changing rapidly
Time is playing into the hands of the software company. In many parts of Europe, there is an alarming shortage of skilled workers, which is likely to grow in the coming years. Smaller and medium-sized companies are struggling to network with each other in order to keep up with the big players in the industry. Last but not least, the working environment is changing rapidly as consequence of rationalization and the loss of simple jobs. They tend to disappear caused by robotic and as result of AI application.
And where does Riege Software into play? "We have many customers who are locale heroes," states Managing Director Christian Riege. These often have difficulties to expand grown business relationships by adding now ones to their spectrum, particularly on international level.
Another target group are start-ups that cover niches and are taking their first steps into business. “We want to interconnect them with other newcomers and similar players, enabling them, to keep up with established or even larger competitors.”
Different markets, different software solutions
The markets are very different, adds CEO Tobias Riege. Germany, for example, is facing the challenge of a rapidly growing shortage of skilled workers. The task of a data manager is therefore to enable clients to maintain or even up their current level of productivity by introducing smart data solutions. Precondition is that this does not place additional load on the shoulders of the existing workforce. In Mexico, however, the manager adds, the questions are quite different. There, new people are hired before companies automate activities because of the labor surplus.
Spanning an international Scope network
Riege Software’s core product, Scope, has proven itself as a digital standard, as evidenced by its multiple applications with freight forwarders, ground handling companies or ocean carriers. For the latter, Scope offers an EDI connection to INTTRA, Infor Nexus or CargoSmart, which enable the direct exchange of shipment data, including customs formalities and their secure management. The goal for the coming months, emphasizes Christian Riege, is to "enable local companies to build networks across countries in order to compete on an equal footing and survive in international competition - from reliable, transparent shipment processing to joint purchasing power vis-à-vis carriers," says Christian Riege, describing his company's upcoming range of tasks.
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