We support our clients in dealing with the challenges of the digital revolution using the tried and tested Sourcing International methodology.
Digital transformation requires successful innovation management, suitable cloud services and professional multi-provider management. The Sourcing International methodology prepares your management system for these tasks.
Strategic orientation, design and conversion into regular operation: The proven Sourcing International methodology allows our clients to manage the entire cycle of digital transformation.
Sourcing International assists clients in identifying digital potentials, develop appropriate solutions and prepare their organisation for the transformation process.
Using the Sourcing International methodology, successful cloud migration always occurs on the basis of a strategic IT concept and a corresponding enterprise governance model.
Multi-sourcing requires adaptations to structures, processes, infrastructure and operating models. With the Sourcing International methodology, we support our clients in mastering hybrid-sourced operations.
The evaluation of cloud services is a massive challenge. The Sourcing International methodology helps our clients to perform an analysis tailored to their area of application.
SOURCING INTERNATIONAL is not an exclusively Austrian undertaking. It is a joint venture formed by the fusion of Höllwarth Consulting and 42virtual. The two companies have existed for many years and have frequently cooperated successfully on large projects.
"The consolidation of experience in a close and professional cooperation allows SOURCING INTERNATIONAL to provide high efficiency and offer a broad spectrum of services."
Mag. Oliver Lindlbauer
Cloud Compliance for Companies
Sourcing International helps organizations formulate a clear cloud strategy, establish an effective cloud policy, evaluate cloud services quickly and economically and document all decisions transparently.
An extremely efficient process that is an integral element of the corporate digital strategy and thus of modern IT compliance.
International Network of Privacy Law Professionals
INPLP is a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals (operated by Sourcing International) providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters. The network provides targeted and concise guidance, multi-jurisdictional views and practical information to address the ever-increasing and intensifying field of data protection challenges.
GDPR-READY in 90 days
Sourcing International supports businesses in understanding the ten essential GDPR to-dos, and shows how to design a GDPR project in three phases and structure the individual challenges sensibly into 24 work packages. Guidelines and infographics, forms, templates and online tools help to achieve an appropriate GDPR status quickly.
The Sourcing International method guarantees GDPR-readiness within a short time.
Managing GDPR Projects Efficiently
Practical experience from completed GDPR projects
Much has been reported about the GDPR, and the key facts are well known by now. But many people nevertheless still lack a clear understanding of how to implement the GDPR in practice in a given company.
What really needs to be done, which tools are useful, how long does it take, what aspects require the most focus?
“Sourcing International helped us to establish a very efficient and transparent model for examining business cases. With this model, we are now able to independently compare various IT outsourcing variants. The graphical representation supports our decisions at the management level.”
Dr. Markus Fallenböck
CEO & Chief Sales Officer B2C
VGN Medien Holding GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
“The team of consultants from Sourcing International supported us efficiently in achieving our GDPR project goal in only a few months. Thank you for the good cooperation.”
Gas Connect Austria (Vienna, Austria)
“Dr. Höllwarth (Sourcing International) manages a European network of lawyers (CPC) very effectively. He is able to convert numerous and diverse ideas and proposals into measurable goals, objectives and tasks. By doing so, he ensures that the network will be able to position itself as a reliable European agency for organisations facing the challenges of the GDPR in 2019.”
JK Group d.o.o. (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
“As a long-time customer of your organisation, I want to thank you for the excellent support during the establishment of our portfolio reporting system. My gratitude goes out to you and your team.”
Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
“As the leader of the CPC network, Dr. Höllwarth is doing an outstanding job in bringing together expert lawyers from a number of jurisdictions. He is very efficient at pursuing our goals and at the same time very pleasant to work with.”
Grette (Oslo, Norway)
“Tobias is the strategic mind and the driving force behind the CPC project. He is the one that managed to bring together and continuously expand a group of lawyers from all over Europe, which is now beginning to make tangible contributions to the discourse on data protection in Europe under the brand name EuroCloud. That is what project management is about!”
Zepos & Yannopoulos (Athens, Greece)
“Dr. Höllwarth has succeeded in bringing together a network of lawyers from across the EU with the goal of reducing cloud topics—and GDPR-related issues in particular—to a common denominator that is easily comprehensible and applicable in practice. Following up on the base document entitled ‘Cloud Privacy Check’, many other simplified presentations of seemingly complex topics have been published.”
Dr. Jens Eckhardt
Derra, Meyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Düsseldorf, Germany)
"Sourcing International proved to be a valuable and competent partner for AVL in the realization of the GDPR requirements. Thanks to the efficient and target-oriented methodology of Sourcing International, AVL was able to achieve GDPR compliance very quickly. I extend my thanks to the team of Sourcing International for the friendly and customer-oriented cooperation."
Head of Global Safety and Security
AVL LIST GMBH
"Thank you for the fascinating 2-day introduction and sensitization to the far-reaching topic of the cloud, and especially on selecting the right cloud provider. I look forward to developing a cloud strategy."
Mag. Martin Rockenschaub
IT Services of Sozialversicherung GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
"Within the two days we were able to achieve a very uniform understanding on the topic of the cloud among our quite heterogeneous group of participants. I believe that we have found a good partner for the design and implementation of our cloud strategy in Dr. Höllwarth."
Ing. Jürgen Hackl, MBA
Head of Application and Operation Management
IT-Services der Sozialversicherung GmbH
"Mr. Höllwarth and Mr. Fesel presented the topic of the cloud very well and conveyed a very positive approach to this rather complex subject matter. The two workshop modules were very well structured and coherent, and the balance between theory and implementation was perfect."
CFO of medical informatics and information technology
Oberösterreichische Gesundheitsholding GmbH
"The presented tools will provide valuable assistance to us in the coming years. Sourcing International familiarized us with the complex subject “cloud” in a very comprehensible way."
Head of IT Technology
Oberösterreichische Gesundheitsholding GmbH
"I am now much better aware of the aspects to pay attention to during the introduction of cloud services in the future. A successful introduction to a current topic."
Mag. Rudolf Gruber
"Sourcing International supported us in establishing our corporate cloud strategy, and they did so very pragmatically and quickly. Thank you"
Strategic Corporate IT Management
ÖBB-Holding AG (Vienna, Austria)
"Thank you for the excellent talk on “Digital Strategies for Businesses Using Practical Examples”. Few speakers are capable of presenting such a complex topic so comprehensibly. This was the best lecture in a long time for me."
Dr. Alexander Loisel
Thanks to the combination of high technical competence and a pragmatically oriented approach, the cooperation with you was crucial for the success of our implementation. Many thanks!
ÖBB Group (Vienna)
The training conducted by Dr. Höllwarth (Sourcing International) was very compact, with a lot of relevant and easily implementable content. The instructor obviously has extensive experience in the field and offered many pragmatical and objective approaches to dealing effectively with conflict situations relating to cloud projects in organisations while simultaneously taking the diverse requirements and concerns of the different stakeholders into consideration.
Compliance & QS
Wir mussten unser heterogenes Teilnehmerfeld vom Einkauf über Recht, Softwareenterprise-Architekten bis zum Top-Management abholen und ein einheitliches Cloud-Verständnis schaffen. Sourcing International hat zum Thema Cloud Compliance einen stark strategischen Ansatz, und genau der hat uns sehr gut geholfen.
Cloud Solution Architect
Weg von einer pauschalen Entscheidung „Cloud Ja oder Nein?“ und hin zu einem use-case-basierten Prozess, der dokumentiert und nachvollziehbar ist. Genau in diesem Zugang sehe ich den größten Vorteil der Sourcing-International-Methodik.
Es war von Beginn an absolut notwendig, die unterschiedlichen Stakeholder an einen Tisch zu holen und ihre Bedenken und Bedürfnisse zu berücksichtigen. Wir haben das Projekt gemeinsam mit Sourcing International sehr erfolgreich umgesetzt.
Wir profitieren von der jahrelangen Erfahrung von Sourcing International imCloudBusiness. SourcingInternationalunterstütztunsdabei,die wesentlichen Fragen rasch aufzuarbeiten und die erforderlichen Schritte in einer kompakten Art und Weise umzusetzen.
Wir haben bereits einiges an technischem Cloud-Know-how und zahlreiche Mitarbeiter mit Cloud-Erfahrung. Was uns allerdings fehlt, ist eine klare Strategie, und genau dabei unterstützt uns Sourcing International mit ihrem Ansatz sehr.
Gezielt nutzenstiftend Schritte in Richtung Cloud machen: Das war unsere Herausforderung. Sourcing International hat uns dabei unterstützt, zum richtigen Zeitpunkt die wesentlichen Fragen zu beantworten.
Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberösterreich
Using heatfolio TAG is able to report the status of its projects in a transparent way. With the focus on scope, costs and time - split into actual and forecast - the Triple Constraint in Project Management is fulfilled, the functionality of RAG-reporting provides management a quick overview. A simple authorisation concept allows reporting by different departments. The use of the tool is that easy that even newcomers are satisfied with a very short introduction. The implementation of the tool worked smoothly, change requests have been realised in a very professional way. We are looking forward to our next phase of enhancements which will be realised till end of 2020.
(DI) Angelika Brunar
Demand&Delivery Manager, Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH
Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH
We had the need to develop a cloud strategy for the VIG group, and in doing so had to reconcile many fundamentally different interests and viewpoints. Mr. Höllwarth was able to achieve this goal with his expertise and specialist knowledge coupled with a highly structured approach.
Team Leader IT-Procurement
The Vienna Insurance Group and its insurance companies were supported with abundant experience by Sourcing International in the development of a suitable cloud strategy and a use-case-based decision-making process. Thank you for the clear information.
Head of Demand- Portfolio Management
VIG/ Wiener Städtische/Donau Versicherung/twinformatics
Sourcing International ist mit viel Erfahrung und Know-how der optimale Partner, um Cloud With its ample experience and know-how, Sourcing International is the optimal partner for ensuring cloud compliance and developing appropriate processes. Thank you for the calm, competent, and connective approach that contributed substantially to our project’s success.
Head of Business Operations Management
The specific mix of competencies is what distinguishes Sourcing International as a valuable partner for the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs. The professional management of differing stakeholder interests by Sourcing International in particular leads to noticeably better project results.
Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (Vienna, Austria)
Sourcing International’s outstanding competence and many years of experience with the cloud environment delivered the decisive aspects for the development and implementation of a modern and future-oriented Cloud Strategy and Cloud Governance at Österreichische Sozialversicherung. The excellent personal commitment and business vision of Dr. Höllwarth in particular contributed significantly to enabling us to use cloud services in the complex field of public contracting and executing the necessary processes efficiently.
Head of System Management
IT-Services der Sozialversicherung GmbH
Sourcing International and Tobias Höllwarth in particular have made the topic of the cloud, which is becoming ever more important for banking institutions, transparent and put it in a nutshell with regard to our specific situation. The relevant strategies, policies, processes, and work templates were developed in a very short time, allowing us to make informed decisions regarding the employment of cloud services with ease.
General Manager, Head of Servicecenter ORG/IT
Raiffeisenverband Salzburg eGen
Cloud services are a reality, and our cooperation with Sourcing International prepared our organisation perfectly for navigating this field. We have established a robust and transparent system that enables us to offer purposeful cloud services in a sensitive area like health services without having to relinquish security and full control.
IT-Services der Sozialversicherung GmbH
Vielen Dank für die gute Zusammenarbeit und Ihre wertvolle, kompetente und wirklich hilfreiche Mitwirkung, die wir auf jeden Fall absolut weiterempfehlen können. Mit Ihrer Unterstützung sind wir mit unserem Outsourcing-Projekt genau dort, wo wir hinwollten.
Leiter Finanzen & Services
Austrian Gas Grid Management AG (AGGM)
With Sourcing International as a supporting and advisory body in our digitization projects, we have succeeded not only in optimizing our core business processes within a short time but also in automating them in the best possible way considering the available options. Starting with the selection of suitable systems and/or service providers in the form of market observation and tenders, through the replacement of old applications by introducing the best fit, to project execution through appropriate management and coordination, we were supported in all relevant aspects with high-quality standards and appropriate competence. We are confident to have found a sustainable and promising partner for all digitalization matters.
Sourcing International plays a key role in regard to our current goal of digitalizing the educational activities organized by PhiAcademy on an international level. With the support received throughout the entire product development cycle, we were able to transform a core set of processes within just a few months. PhiAcademy established a certification platform able of handling more than 12,000 graduation certificates per year, aiding over 400 trainers around the globe as well as coordinating our internal teams in 2 different countries.
Soon after deploying a first stable release, we identified further opportunities and ideas together with Sourcing International that were then actively brought to life as additional units in the certification system in order to achieve a fully-fledged Educational Management Module entirely aligned with our organisation's needs.
Dr. Höllwarth aptly put the diversity of the topic of the cloud in a nutshell during an entertaining kick-off workshop, thereby creating an excellent basis for further considerations on our way into the cloud.
Mag. Reinhard Kern
Member of the Managing Board
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