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Everyone can support our planet – by taking small steps to better protect the environment. Zurich Group Germany’s new “Planet Hero” app, which is available from today in all app stores, shows how this is possible. Anyone who wants to live more sustainably can receive useful ideas every day from the app on how to become a “climate champion” among their friends and family. adesso is responsible for the technical side.
According to adesso’s current e-commerce study entitled “What online shoppers want and companies offer”, 46 % more consumers bought food online during the pandemic, and 39 % more purchased household items as well as toiletries and cosmetics online. These areas are the e-commerce winners of the pandemic. When customers were asked what annoys them when shopping online, most of them (38 %) answered “having to set up a customer account”, with “complicated returns” (35 %) and “unclear delivery times” taking second and third place.
Trustlog, a joint venture of the insurance providers R+V and VHV, is the name of the new digital service platform for the smart management of surety bonds in the construction industry. In their mission to simplify the surety underwriting process in the construction sector, the two insurers have chosen the IT service provider adesso to oversee the technical implementation of the platform, which will also be open to banks and other guarantors.
After a strong first half of the year, adesso SE is on track to achieving its growth forecast for 2021 as a whole. The adesso Group increased its sales by 31 % year on year in the first half of 2021 to reach a new half-year high of EUR 322.4 million. Over 25 percentage points of that growth were generated organically. The first half of the previous year was negatively impacted by the pandemic, especially in the second quarter. In 2021, however, adesso has been able to play to its strengths as a sought-after partner for digital transformation in all industries, benefiting in the process from the marked increase in personnel in the previous quarters.