Dr. Thomas Bungartz, founder und managing director of the Bonn-based start-up „CyBike GmbH“, has developed an approach for the digitization of "services and personalized add-ons around any product" in the context of the internet of things. This approach is now being implemented first for the bike & e-bike market. In addition to the IT solution, CyBike is working with a hardware manufacturer and a university to develop a new, innovative anti-theft and tracking module based on the latest mobile phone technology (NB-IoT).
- App ecosystem
- SaaS – Software as a Service
- Digitized services around a product
In times of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) and the comparability of offers in the internet, a long-term customer loyalty offers a significant competitive advantage for manufacturers of high-quality products, such as bicycles and e-bikes. To this, CyBike Managing Director Dr. Thomas Bungartz has developed a business model that bundles any kind of digitized services around a product into a single application (app). For the first target market a mobile app is developed which enables the bike manufacturer to build up a direct digital connection to the customer. For this purpose, the app provides a wide range of services and features "all about bikes / e-bikes", from breakdown service and route functions to digital anti-theft protection. Once developed, the app - labelled with the respective brand and configured with bike-specific services - offers manufacturers the opportunity to differentiate themselves better in the market and to open up new added value stages. After the components had been partially developed by another IT service provider for a demo version, Dr. Thomas Bungartz was looking for a reliable IT partner. As a condition, the partner should have the necessary know-how to further develop his software as a service project with all technical details and get it ready for the market.
As a start-up, it is currently quite difficult to recruit suitable IT specialists with appropriate know-how as employees. Since not all IT skills for the development of an IT solution are also required afterwards or permanently, I was looking for a solution with scalability with regard to know-how and resources - and thus have searched for a partnering approach for my IT topics.
— Dr. Thomas Bungartz, managing director CyBike GmbH
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