About IDS Scheer

Scheer ability

IDS Scheer is a global consultancy specializing in business process management (BPM).  Based in Saarbrücken, Germany, the firm serves more than 10,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including small and medium businesses as well as Global 1000 corporations.  Among the services that IDS Scheer offers are enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, hosting and customer relationship management.  Its proprietary ARIS (Architecture for Integrated Information Systems) platform, which can be integrated into the products of major vendors such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, serves as the backbone of its BPM services.  ARIS Architecture serves as a comprehensive framework for BPM, addressing issues of strategy, design, implementation and control.  ARIS also plays a major role in the firm's broader consulting-based offering, ARIS Value Engineering, targeted at clients in the consumer packaged goods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, papers, metals, retail and textile industries. 

Pure naissance

Established by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer in 1984, IDS Scheer was an offshoot of the Institut of Wirtschaftsinformatik (Institute of Management for Information Systems).  Scheer served for 30 years as the director of this institute in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at the University of the Saarland in Germany.  He specializes on information and business process management in industry, service and administration and acts as a consulting professor at the DFKI since 2005.  He founded IDS Scheer with the idea of turning his research results into reality by incorporating those to real products and testing them in the marketplace. 

Fruits of research

Scheer's study fashioned a lucrative and compelling business structure for IDS Scheer, the Y-model.  With this reference framework that indentifies and classifies processes, the company contributed in the development of the BPM market.  Those processes are characterized in the ARIS Architecture.  Moreover, the Y-model propelled IDS Scheer's net profit and above average growth rates every year and is mirrored in the company logo.  After its founding, in the late 1980s, the firm introduced its first UNIX-based scheduling system and its "paperless" electronic consulting concept in the market. 

IDS Scheer

Altenkesseler Strasse 17
Saarbrücken 66115
Phone: +49 681 210 0
Fax: +49 681 210 1000


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: IDS
  • President & CEO: Peter Gérard
  • 2009 Employees: 2,697

Key Financials

  • 2009 Revenue: $350 million

Vault Company ID: 44147

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