• apple watch.automotiveIT

    BMW, Porsche come out first with Apple Watch apps


    (Photo: Apple) BMW and Porsche were among the first to come with Apple Watch applications for their cars, but other brands are expected to follow shortly. Last week already, BMW's DriveNow car sharing brand announced a function that lets drivers open and close DriveNow vehicles with their Apple Watch. ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    Piech resigns as VW Supervisory Board chairman


    Ferdinand Piech (Photo: VW) Ferdinand Piech resigned Saturday as head of the Volkswagen Group supervisory board, seemingly bringing to an end a two-week battle over who's in control at Europe's largest automotive group. "The members of the Executive Committee have unanimously determined that in view of the background of ...

  • porsche.automotiveIT

    Porsche unveils movable "pop-up" store


    Porsche's pop-up store will move to London and Shanghai at later dates (Photo: Porsche) Porsche, attempting a new approach to attract younger customers, opened a temporary "pop-up" store in New York. The store, which will move to London and Shanghai at a later date, supplements existing marketing activities and ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    Porsche acquires 10 pc of Inrix


    Volkswagen Group has made connected services an investment focus (Photo: VW) Porsche Holding has acquired a 10 pc stake in Inrix, underscoring the importance of connected information for the Volkswagen Group. Citing the quickly growing need for traffic-related information and data-based solutions, Porsche board member Philipp von Hagen said: ...

  • porsche lorenz.automotiveIT

    AutomotiveIT Congress: IT boss says Porsche is "fast follower" with connected-car services


    Porsche's Lorenz says cars will continue to be sold by dealers (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER - Porsche is moving slower with the implementation of car connectivity than the premium auto makers, the brand's IT manager, Sven Lorenz, said Thursday. "That's because our drivers really want to drive, rather than ...

  • porsche boxster s.automotiveIT

    VW acquires all of Porsche


    Porsche recently launched its new Boxster S (Photo: Porsche) Volkswagen Group is buying the 50.1 pc of Porsche it doesn't already own, paving the way for the full integration of the sports car maker into Europe's largest automotive company. Volkswagen will pay 4.46 billion euros and one VW share to ...

  • mieschke hofmann.automotiveIT

    MHP launches new version of AddOn Translation Manager


    Process and IT consultant Mieschke, Hofmann und Partner (MHP) has launched a new version of its SAP-based AddOn Translation Manager. The software tool captures all terms that have been stored in a system and exportsthem to an Excel file. Standard Fit/Gap analysis, which is used to evaluate parts of business ...

  • porsche lorenz.automotiveIT

    Porsche CIO Sven Lorenz has growing product portfolio


    Lorenz isobserving "with great interest" Daimler’s CAD move from Dassault to Siemens Sven Lorenz, Porsche’s CIO is a busy man. Not only does he have to manage integration with new majority owner Volkswagen, he also has to deal with the increasing role of social media, continued tight budgets andthe need ...

  • Porsche-Logo.automotiveIT

    Porsche road tests first electric Boxster


    Porsche said it has started road tests of an electric Boxster, the first of three electric variants of the sports car model. “The Boxster E models will be our moving laboratories that will help us solve the practical problems of electric mobility in the way customers expect of us,” said ...

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    Porsche rolls out new CRM system


    Porsche is rolling out a new CRM system worldwide in an effort to improve data and customer management. The new system is based on version 4.0 of SAP’s CRM software. Trillium data-cleansing software from Harte-Hanks also plays a key role in the new system. The German sportscar maker established a ...