PE INTERNATIONAL announces rebranding as thinkstep and introduces the thinkstep.one technology platform to accelerate sustainability for all companies
Stuttgart/Boston/London, March 11, 2015 – PE INTERNATIONAL, today at its annual customer and partner symposium, unveiled its new name, thinkstep, and introduced thinkstep.one, its next generation platform. thinkstep.one dramatically improves the efficiency and effectiveness of energy, environmental, compliance, and sustainability management.
Leveraging the latest cloud technologies, thinkstep.one comprises the thinkstep.one data foundation and more than 70 software applications, supported by thinkstep professional services. Application suites are available for product design and innovation, product reporting, compliance, life cycle assessment, corporate sustainability reporting, EH&S management, energy management, supplier engagement and building portfolio management. One centralized console provides visibility and management across an entire business and supply chain. thinkstep.one is currently in beta and will ship in the third quarter of 2015. For existing customers, there is a simple migration path onto the new platform.
With its rebranding, the company celebrates its mission – to help customers succeed sustainably. The new corporate identity, including its logo, a dynamic globe that features continually changing color bars, reflects the ‘ever-evolving knowledge’ that is critical for sustainable business success, and the future of the planet. The corporate website, www.thinkstep.com also officially launches today.
“Sustainable business is better business,” said Christoph Wilfert, thinkstep CEO. “We have evolved our company and portfolio to provide customers with the tools they need to achieve sustainable success. Our new brand reflects the analysis and the action, the “think” and “step” it takes to drive positive results.”
thinkstep.one was designed with partners in mind and launches with the support of leading sustainability, compliance and technology companies including: Trucost, 2Degrees, TÜV, ILF, Atmosfair, Siemens, Pera Technology, Outotec, and Urjanet.
“TÜV SÜD is excited to partner with thinkstep for the launch of its first energy efficiency web application. Leveraging the flexible thinkstep.one platform and the know-how of our experts, the app, which is free for download, allows companies worldwide to assess their individual energy and cost savings potential,” said Boris Gehring, business unit manager, power & systems of TÜV SÜD’s industry service division. “The tool was jointly developed with ILF engineers, demonstrates leadership in the field and our commitment to advancing sustainability best practices. We look forward to our future collaboration and building additional tools for energy and environmental management.”
“Trucost is very proud to partner with thinkstep by integrating its recognized data and expertise on natural capital valuation into the most widely used professional LCA software on the market and contribute to the success of the new thinkstep.one sustainability platform,” said Alastair McGregor, chief operating officer at Trucost. “Trucost and thinkstep share a common objective — to provide reliable data that supports better informed business decisions. This is a great opportunity and the perfect moment to join our forces and help our clients generate higher returns with lower risks.”
“2degrees is delighted to be partnering with thinkstep as part of our ongoing commitment to help companies collaborate and innovate, cut costs, reduce risk and grow by being more sustainable,” explains Martin Chilcott, founder and CEO, 2degrees. “We are confident that our expertise in facilitating online collaboration at scale, together with direct and immediate access to practical solutions through the thinkstep.one sustainability platform, will be a unique and valuable proposition. This is a perfect mix of collaborative crowdsourcing with best-of-breed solutions.”
thinkstep enables businesses to succeed sustainably with software, data and services. More than 2,000 customers include 40 percent of the Fortune 500, such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever, Volkswagen, the Bank of England and the European Commission.