Switzerland stands out in terms of ecological sustainability, the knowledge-intensive employment process, research collaborations and creation of knowledge. These attributes go hand in hand with the number of patents filed, knowledge diffusion and creative outputs that are among the country’s strongest aspects. As a global platform for Swiss Software Engineering, we rely on these values.

The Swiss innovation mindset has been deeply rooted in our corporate culture since 1994 and includes the creation of consensus, pragmatism, integration, reliability, quality, and transparency. Our international innovation team supports companies on the road to innovation with our skills and experience, and also with our willingness to take risks and the belief that failure helps companies grow (which is so characteristic for Silicon Valley). Our consultants are continually searching for and trying new developments and can differentiate between valuable ideas with potential and short-term hype.

At ERNI, we believe in a holistic approach to doing innovation. We support our clients in designing products or services, and in installing a real innovation culture in their companies, which means that the results can survive in the long term.

There are different models of cooperation. We offer a variety of workshops that target fields from ideation to transformation of mindset, but we can also support you with prototyping or market strategy workshops. We can guide you and coach you and your employees in proceeding further and implementing the innovation sustainably. It’s all about getting things done. We can work with your teams and your project managers from day one, to ensure sustainable changes. But if necessary, we place our innovation managers – who are experienced in innovation projects – into your company, to help empower cultural change from within the client’s ranks. They support the clients in cultural change and transformation towards a new mindset.

Whichever model the client chooses, our innovation managers always work from the inside of the company. We observe, evaluate, analyze, put ourselves in our clients’ shoes and offer end-to-end solutions. We understand that no matter how competitive your industry might be, every company has different people and a different approach to ideas. That is why we always offer tailor-made products and services. Our consultants will provide support during the creative process of developing ideas, and bring methodical competences that smoothen the innovation journey – from the idea to a monetized innovation.
Our goal is not a single-store innovation that generates instant profit to just make customers happy. Although these are both valid goals, we want our clients to establish and adopt the innovation culture. We support them with methods and techniques that assist them during the recruiting process and integration of employees with the right skills and mindset. At ERNI, we always innovate with sustainability in mind. We teach our methods and train our clients, enabling them to successfully innovate on a regular basis.

News from ERNI

In our newsroom, you find all our articles, blogs and series entries in one place.

  • 06.12.2023.

    Streamlining software development: The journey from multiple to unified requirements management tools

    Productivity in software development is slowed down by managing specifications across various requirements management (RM) tools. Although moving to a single, updated RM tool involves an upfront investment, the long-term benefits are considerable. These include increased process efficiency, enhanced collaboration, superior traceability, improved software specification quality, cost reductions, scalability and better integration with other RM tools, among others.

  • 22.11.2023.

    Recognising trends: An insight into regression analysis

    Data plays a very important role in every area of a company. When it comes to data, a distinction is made primarily between operational data and dispositive data. Operational data play an important role, especially in day-to-day business. However, they are not nearly as relevant as dispositive data. This is because these data are collected over a longer period of time and provide an initial insight into the history or the past.

  • 08.11.2023.

    Why do we need digital transformation for medical devices?

    For hospitals, it is not up for discussion as to whether they want to digitalise. The increasing age of the population in western countries and the progressive shortage of medical professionals mean that without digitalisation, the healthcare system will not be able to provide the quality that patients want in the future.

  • 25.10.2023.

    Mastering the challenges of mobile app testing: Strategies for efficient quality assurance

    Discover the unique challenges faced in testing mobile applications and learn how to overcome them effectively. From selecting suitable devices and operating systems to leveraging cloud-based test platforms, test automation and emulators, this article provides seven essential strategies for optimising your mobile app testing process.

  • 11.10.2023.

    Incorporating classical requirements engineering methods in agile software development for a laboratory automation system

    Traditional agile methodologies can sometimes struggle to accommodate the complexity and regulatory requirements of laboratory automation systems, leading to misalignment with stakeholder needs, scope creep, and potential delays. The lack of comprehensive requirements documentation can result in ambiguous expectations and hinder effective communication among cross-functional teams.

  • 27.09.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part III – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    Transforming an idea into a successful machine learning (ML)-based product involves navigating various challenges. In this final part of our series, we delve into two crucial aspects: ensuring 24/7 operation of the product and prioritising user experience (UX).

  • 13.09.2023.

    Exploring Language Models: An overview of LLMs and their practical implementation

    Generative AI models have recently amazed with unprecedented outputs, such as hyper-realistic images, diverse music, coherent texts, and synthetic videos, sparking excitement. Despite this progress, addressing ethical and societal concerns is crucial for responsible and beneficial utilization, guarding against issues like misinformation and manipulation in this AI-powered creative era.

  • 01.09.2023.

    Peter Zuber becomes the new Managing Director of ERNI Switzerland

    ERNI is setting an agenda for growth and innovation with the appointment of Peter Zuber as Managing Director of the Swiss business unit. With his previous experience and expertise, he will further expand the positioning of ERNI Switzerland, as a leading consulting firm for software development and digital innovation.