Scout24 wins BARC Best Practice Award

  • Scout24 wins in the category "medium-sized businesses" with a comprehensive transformation approach to data-driven work
  • Expert jury recognizes approach that encompasses change in technology, organization and corporate culture
  • Markus Schmidberger, Head of Data Technology at Scout24: "Data-controlled work is one of the central corporate values of Scout24. Thanks to our new data organisation, we are enabling more and more employees to evaluate data independently. This also benefits our users, customers and partners".

Berlin, 14 November 2018 - Scout24 has been honoured for its innovative data organisation with the BARC Best Practice Award in the category "medium-sized businesses". With this award, the independent consulting and analyst firm Business Application Research Center (BARC) honors software projects that stand out for their economic benefits and exemplary implementation methods and procedures. Scout24 convinced the expert jury and the specialist audience with a federated data platform in a public cloud. The award ceremony took place on 8 November at the Big Data World in Frankfurt am Main.

The approach enables a lean central data organization that provides employees with access to the data they need while supporting business analysts and data scientists in every team within the company. The change in corporate culture is addressed by a "Data Landscape Manifesto". It sets up the rules to combine the autonomy of data users with as few but important central rules as possible for the most flexible possible use of data. Scout24 wants to create new data products with this solution. A data catalogue provides a transparent overview of all data available throughout the company.

"Data-driven working is one of the central corporate values of Scout24. With our new data organisation, we are enabling more and more employees to analyse data independently. Many other processes in the company benefit from the quick and easy access to relevant data - from travel management to product development. And this also benefits our users, customers and partners," says Markus Schmidberger, Head of Data Technology at Scout24.

The evaluation criteria for the expert jury of the BARC Best Practice Award are the technology used, the content concept, a recognisable user orientation, the cost-benefit ratio and the innovations created. The prize in the categories of medium-sized and corporate solutions was awarded for the 13th time.

About Scout24

With our leading digital marketplaces ImmobilienScout24 in Germany and AutoScout24 across Europe we are inspiring people to make their best decisions on finding a home and a car.  Additional services, such as credit information, the brokerage of relocation services or construction and car financing, are bundled in the Scout24 Consumer Services business division. More than 1,200 employees are working on the success of our products and services, putting the consumers’ needs first in order to create a connected network for living and mobility. Scout24 is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A12DM80, G24). For further information, please visit www.scout24.com, our Corporate Blog and Tech Blog, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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