Focus Money today published the results of a study examining where German companies stand on the whole subject of digital transformation and which companies are best at getting to grips with it. Drees & Sommer features amongst the top 3 companies in the construction industry.
With scientific support from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Deutschland Test examined the credentials of around 10,000 of the biggest companies in Germany (by number of employees) in more than 70 sectors and disciplines to come up with its digital champions. Drees & Sommer came third in the construction industry category. The assessment was based on the results of a comprehensive questionnaire together with companies’ social profiles. The companies surveyed provided information on data, processes, work, communication and digital transformation within their own operations, while the web analysis was based on documentation produced by each of the companies in 2017 on their new products, services and innovations in the field of digitization.
The study shows that digitization is high on the agenda of German companies. And it is full steam ahead for the future as well, with 15 percent of German students registered for MINT courses (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology).