Google Cloud Summit took place in Munich today—the biggest cloud event in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region. There, we announced collaborations with three well-known German companies of different sizes, from different industries and each facing different challenges.
With more than 150,000 employees in 25 countries and sales of more than 36 billion euros, METRO Group is one of the largest companies in the food industry. In order to be prepared for digital challenges, METRO is migrating its e-commerce platform to Google Cloud, which it believes has advantages in terms of performance and scalability.
For us, Google Cloud’s reliability and its leading technology—not to mention its pricing—were decisive. With Google machine learning and artificial intelligence, we've found the perfect partner for the future.
The Viessmann Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of heating, industrial and cooling systems, is also counting on Google Cloud. The company has grown rapidly in recent years, especially internationally. In order to improve internal collaboration between employees, Viessmann Group will use G Suite. In just six months, Viessmann was able to migrate almost all its data and applications into Google Cloud and make them available to all employees worldwide.
G Suite enables us to manage tasks better and work cooperatively on documents. Even though our employees often work in different countries and time zones, we have moved closer together as a team.
The start-up BOTfriends is a leader in the development of chatbot applications, which can make initial customer contact more effective and help staff answer questions faster. BOTfriends uses machine learning from Google Cloud for its chatbots, resulting in more natural communication and an improved user experience.
Our chatbots would not have been possible without Google Cloud. Thanks to machine learning, we are improving the effectiveness of customer support and recruitment teams.