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ITONICS Foresight - Software for Foresight Management

Your intuitive and collaborative software solution supporting all activities within strategic foresight, decision making and agenda setting!

 

Knowing what the future holds in store

Our methods and software-based approach allow a rapid, collaborative and sustainable creation of future scenarios

Challenge

  • How to use scenarios for future analysis and strategic planning?
  • How to take decisions in highly complex settings?
  • How to use various strategy tools in a structured, methodological way?
  • How to develop strategic options and evaluate them collaboratively involving experts for certain topics?
  • How to include internal and external experts in your global scenario and strategy processes?
  • How to implement and establish an integrated enterprise-wide Strategic Foresight Function?

Solution

All of these tasks (and a lot more) are addressed by our unique online solution ITONICS Foresight! ITONICS Foresight supports all activities within the Strategic Foresight discipline through the provisioning of interactive methods and functions out of scenario, trend and strategy management.

Regardless of whether your company has been using methods of strategic foresight or not, you can use our web-based, collaborative platform to interpret trends, generate scenarios and strategic options and evaluate the robustness of your strategies - on a global level or on specific questions.

Thanks to a clear and intuitive user interface foresight projects can be created and edited at different levels of complexity in a few steps. All integrated methods can be used flexibly. Several standard processes, a configuration tool, as well as detailed descriptions of each method help you in selecting the appropriate methods for your foresight projects. Experts can quickly and easily be invited to a project. In addition to that, multiple users can simultaneously - regardless of their location - collaboratively work together and share their knowledge.

ITONICS Foresight Features

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20 software-based foresight methods for future analysis

Various collaborative methods for all use-cases regarding strategic foresight

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Collaboration features

Enables worldwide collaborative working in strategy and scenario projects

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Explorative scenario construction

Trend scenarios supported by software-based explorative scenario construction

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Intuitive scenario creation and simulation

Intuitive user interfaces offer swift and easy-to-use scenario creation processes
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Integrated project, trend and scenario management

Holistic view through integrated project, trend and scenario management

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Dynamic data visualization

Interactive visualizations allow for intuitive analysis of complex data

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Data import and export

Import and export features with interfaces to SharePoint, IBM Connections, etc.

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Monitoring

Monitoring of results through a wide range of data visualizations

20 software-based foresight methods for future analysis

ITONICS Foresight integrates the following methods:


  • Weak Signal Scanning
  • Environmental Scanning (after STEEP / V or PESTEL)
  • Brainstorming on interactive Mind Maps
  • Surveys and Real-Time Delphi
  • Uncertainty and Interaction Analysis
  • Diverse methods for scenario construction
  • Roadmapping
  • Strategy Definition and Evaluation
  • Decision Matrices
  • Trend Analysis and Reviews

and many more. The applied methods are used depending on the task and can be combined in the context of any kind of foresight and strategy projects.

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Intuitive scenario creation and simulation

Sometimes decisions must be taken quickly in a complex environment - investors, banks and other business partners are not waiting forever, and some strategic options have a small window of opportunity.

In order to make informed and sound decisions despite high complexity and time pressure, ITONICS Foresight includes many driving factors evaluated from the corporate environment and enables fast simulation of the future under various conditions. A major strategic advantage!

Collaboration features

Especially in complex situations expert assessments are crucial. How is the competition developing in China? What do new import restrictions mean for our core business in Brazil? Are there any suppliers around holding a patent on a specific technology? What if a certain country changes the import regulations?

Using ITONICS Foresight you can engage a large community of experts globally. Depending on background and knowledge you can invite experts for a certain question or task or for the full project or study. Collect opinions globally - our algorithms deliver the results!
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Dynamic data visualization

Our interactive user interfaces allow even unexperienced users to intuitively work with sophisticated strategy and foresight methods. Using drag-and-drop features, experts create the uncertainty analysis in an intuitive interface and provide their ratings within the consistency matrix.

Information distances of scenario clusters are mapped in three dimensions - you can quickly and intuitively identify and analyze the extreme scenarios.

All activities within ITONICS Foresight are logged and new developments can be integrated quickly into existing scenarios. You can at any time check if your assumptions are still valid and if your scenarios do still work!
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  • Within the regional excellence and innovation network “Intelligent Technological Systems OstWestfalenLippe” – oftentimes shortened to “it's OWL” - over 180 companies, universities and other partners collaborate on the latest tech and business models in IoT. 180 partners, 1 collaboration solution: Thanks to the ITONICS platform we can pool our knowledge, jointly analyze trends and technologies and derive future scenarios.

    Leader Foresight Strategy and Innovation
    UNITY AG
  • With ITONICS we managed to bring consistency, transparency and sustainability into our innovation management processes. Moreover ITONICS connects our employees worldwide as a comprehensive information and knowledge base on innovation, thus increasing our innovation potential enormously. In our view, ITONICS is the only provider who can provide a truly integrated innovation process from environmental scanning through innovation roadmapping in a consistent and holistic manner.

    Manager Technology and Innovation Management
    Global Cabling Company
  • Fast and measurable results tailored to our international organization were our basic expectations of an integrated innovation methodology and toolset. The trend-based approach, including a web-based collaboration platform by ITONICS allows us to capture and evaluate trends, inspirations and technologies, to derive fields of action and to ideate and innovate on a global level. Since we started in early 2016, we have already captured over 1,000 inspirations and ideas and have taken the first steps towards the implementation of innovative product and service concepts.

    Head of Innovation Research
    Multinational DIY Retailing Company

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