Ettlingen, 29/03/2023 – In the course of a volatile business world with increasingly digitized work processes, collaboration as well as internal communication of all employees is changing more and more. Digital applications master these challenges of collaborative work and play a central role in the implementation of contemporary corporate communication. For this purpose, WirtschaftsWoche has launched the “Best of Technology” award for the first time – supported by its partners Capgemini (strategic) and theFraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (scientific). Horus – the innovative software company in the heart of the TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe and specialist for business process management – received the Best of Technology Award 2023 with the modeling tool “Horus Business Modeler” at the award ceremony on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, in Munich and also took 2nd place in the category “Internal Communication & Collaboration”.

The award honors disruptive and innovative digital solutions for companies, institutions and organizations that will have a significant impact on the future of the economy. The questions were: Which company has developed the most innovative IT applications and disruptive digital solutions for companies, institutions, and organizations? Whose IT application provides the best value for the future? Which IT application is the key to a flexible and technologized working world of tomorrow? In the future, digitization will be needed on the one hand as a tool for overcoming current challenges and on the other hand as an enabler for intelligent problem solutions. It thus makes a significant value contribution to the competitiveness of companies. Against this backdrop, WirtschaftsWoche recognizes the most innovative digital solutions and shines the spotlight on the developers of such innovative models, who often tend to work in the background.

The Horus Business Modeler provides the basis for modern collaborative business process management (social BPM) for the implementation of business transformations in companies through the concept of the digital twin of an organization (DTO). In science and practice, both the use of a DTO and collaborative business process management are hot topics. Horus Business Modeler combines both and provides Social BPM based on a DTO to implement changes transparently and efficiently in the context of business transformations in companies. Typical business transformations in which Horus Business Modeler is used are digitization projects, complex enterprise software implementations, or the implementation of sustainable business processes (Green BPM) or other organizational transformations in the company. Furthermore, innovation management and enterprise-wide knowledge management are enabled by the collaboration platform based on the DTO. The general goal of Horus Business Modeler is to provide a collaborative platform for building an agile and thus resilient enterprise. Thanks to the comprehensive mapping options of Horus, strategic aspects such as goals and risks can be linked in addition to aspects of business processes. Based on this knowledge base, all relevant stakeholders can be involved collaboratively to carry out complex transformations in the company successfully and in a cost-optimized manner.

Horus Business Modeler is a product that has been on the market since 2009 and has been continuously developed based on current requirements from research and practice. The new release is a quantum leap in enterprise modeling, in supporting business transformations in enterprises, and in enterprise-wide knowledge management. The browser-based solution with innovative components such as collaborative working and the use of predefined best practice process knowledge makes conceptual process design in multisite companies a resource-saving and fast activity. Especially in the mostly also internationally operating medium-sized businesses, competitive advantages can be achieved very quickly with Horus by embedding it in the internal and external procedures of companies.

Close cooperation with the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) as well as other German universities ensures a permanent input of innovative concepts and current technologies, which flows decisively into the further development of Horus. “We are very pleased that our approach, which enables collaborative work based on a digital twin of the organization, has been awarded accordingly,” says Dr. Thomas Karle, Managing Director Operations (COO) of Horus.