What we achieved

  • Simplifies and accelerates workflows

  • 500 tailored applications created

  • Digital transformation of internal processes

To who

  • Industry: Industrial Manufacturer

  • Products: HCL Domino

  • Region: Global


  • Part 1 Challenge

    International company with outdated workflow processes hindered efficiency and a myriad of IT solutions needing assistance communicating

  • Part 2 Solution

    HCL Domino marries various IT solutions to a comprehensive network and aides in creation of internal applications to bridge communication gaps

  • Part 3 Results

    About 500 tailored applications that have significantly optimized and streamlined business processes

The Challenge

Business challenge story

BOGE Kompressoren has been a renowned and established manufacturer of compressors and air systems in Germany for over 100 years. They have approximately 700 dedicated employees worldwide and they supply more than 120 countries with first-class products and systems, as well as top-notch customer service. Bearing the weight of responsibility for customers and employees across the world, having a versatile IT system with reliable functionality is essential. BOGE requires the ability to communicate and serve their people efficiently and timely without all the work of bouncing between systems and platforms to do so.

The Solution

Transformation story

HCL Domino has been an integral part of BOGE’s IT strategy since the late 1990s. With the initial implementation of version 4.6, Domino has made its presence invaluable to BOGE. Domino has made it possible for BOGE to develop approximately 500 custom-tailored applications, that have significantly optimized and streamlined their workflow. Within BOGE’s entire IT infrastructure, Domino plays a prominent role by connecting to the company’s internal SAP system through SOAP interfaces and Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI). This marriage transformed business processes by ensuring a seamless data exchange.

The Results

Results story

To stay up-to-date and take full advantage of ongoing technological developments, BOGE is currently conducting an upgrade from Domino R9 to v12.02. Since early 2023, HCL Domino Leap has been successfully implemented, opening new pathways in application development and business automation for both developers and business users.

A prime example of the application possibilities of HCL Domino Leap is the sick leave procedure. Employees can now more easily submit their sick leave notices through a Leap web form, which is subsequently transferred to the existing Domino database for further processing or sent directly to the SAP system.

The implementation of Domino Leap has made a significant impact in the area of material release. Here, BOGE is replacing a previous paper form with a digital process, where the approval steps are controlled using the Leap workflow editor. This clearly demonstrates how HCL Domino Leap simplifies and accelerates digitization of workflows using the core HCL Domino platform.

In parallel with these improvements, BOGE is transforming its Domino applications into web applications using Angular frontend and Spring.

The long-term use and continuous development of HCL Domino at BOGE impressively demonstrate the platform's adaptability and performance capabilities. With HCL Domino, BOGE can continuously optimize its business processes and respond to changing requirements without having to compromise on security or reliability. This way, Domino assists BOGE in achieving excellent results and provide outstanding customer service.

About the company

BOGE KOMPRESSOREN Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG has been a renowned and established manufacturer of compressors and air systems in Germany for over 110 years. With an impressive network of approximately 700 dedicated employees worldwide, around 430 of whom are based in Bielefeld, BOGE supplies more than 120 countries with first-class products and systems, including comprehensive customer service.

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